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Children's Middle Readers


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The Demon in the Teahouse
The Demon in the Teahouse
by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler
Staff Pick
The Demon in the Teahouse is an exciting and thrilling mystery novel set in 18th-century Japan. The authors do a fantastic job with the period details and with layering the intrigue and suspense. Practically unputdownable, this novel is recommended for... (read more)

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Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider
by Cornelia Funke
Staff Pick
Since I found Funke's work two years ago, she has become one of my favorite children's fantasy writers. Her award-winning debut novel (in English translation), The Thief Lord, was followed by Inkheart and even a children's picture book, Princess Knight &#... (read more)

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The People of Sparks
The People of Sparks
by Jeanne Duprau
Staff Pick
Where City of Ember ends, People of Sparks continues the story, bringing us up to date and above ground, taking Lina and Doon into a completely different world. An excellent sequel and one that could almost stand on its own in its richness.... (read more)

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Chains
Chains
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Staff Pick
Laurie Halse Anderson, who wrote one of my favorite young adult books, Speak, and won a gazillion awards for it, pushes the entire genre to another level (again) with this Revolutionary War-era novel. You could read tons of long-winded reviews of this... (read more)

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The Clockwork Three
The Clockwork Three
by Matthew Kirby
Staff Pick
Kirby blends sci-fi, fantasy, and historical fiction in this story about three children who are thrown together to conquer a major threat. This is one of those rare books that touches the heart and excites the mind. Definitely a story to savor.... (read more)

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Millicent Min, Girl Genius
Millicent Min, Girl Genius
by Lisa Yee
Staff Pick
For most kids, summer vacation is a piece of cake compared to being in school. But for 11-year-old Millicent Min, who just completed her junior year of high school, this summer presents a bit of a challenge. Book smarts might earn Millicent straight A's... (read more)

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Rapacia: The Second Circle of Heck
Rapacia: The Second Circle of Heck
by Dale E. Basye
Staff Pick
The Circles of Heck series is great, twisted fun, set in an inventive underworld where "darned" kids go until they turn 18. Second in the series, Rapacia is full of dark humor, wordplay, and puns galore — and Basye even manages to sneak in some... (read more)

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Nanny Mcphee
Nanny Mcphee
by Christianna Brand
Staff Pick
This delightful, entertaining tale was written forty years ago and is finally back in print. Nanny McPhee is a British version of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, complete with extremely naughty children and a governess who knows how to deal with them with warmth and... (read more)

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Nicholas Again
Nicholas Again
by Rene Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempe
Staff Pick
From the author of the Asterix books comes one of the funniest, most lovable characters in children's literature. Nicolas's high jinks will delight boys, girls, and especially parents. Told in short, illustrated chapters with titles like "The Inspector... (read more)

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The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
by C. S. Lewis
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Rich in symbolism, page-turning action, and lovely prose, these classic coming-of-age tales of good versus evil have lost none of their magic.... (read more)

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Paper Towns
Paper Towns
by John Green
Staff Pick
Part road trip novel and part mystery, Paper Towns is about an ordinary boy and the enigmatic girl next door, who charmingly sprinkle clues for him using Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. John Green doesn’t gloss over anything in the young adult... (read more)

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Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures (Helen Keller)
Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures (Helen Keller)
by George Sullivan
Staff Pick
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all. —Helen Keller. Sullivan's book captures the adventure that was Keller's life in a series of incredible photographs. A fascinating children's biography about an immensely daring and gracious woman.... (read more)

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Tiger Moon
Tiger Moon
by Antonia Michaelis
Staff Pick
Take one talking tiger, a charming young thief, and a doomed princess, frame them in a story of courage and friendship, and you have a new and gripping novel set in early-20th-century India. Definitely one of the better books I've read this year, Antonia... (read more)

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Coraline
Coraline
by Neil Gaiman
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Coraline and her parents have moved to a new flat. One rainy day, with her parents too busy to entertain her, Coraline takes her father's suggestion and begins exploring her new house from top to bottom. She discovers a curious, locked door in the... (read more)

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The Lost Colony: Artemis Fowl, Book Five (Artemis Fowl #05)
The Lost Colony: Artemis Fowl, Book Five (Artemis Fowl #05)
by Eoin Colfer
Staff Pick
The fifth book in this venerable series finds young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl up to his nefarious tricks. This time he has to fend off a demon invasion by unraveling the mystery of a time spell. Fans of the series won't be disappointed by this... (read more)

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No Time Like Show Time (Hermux Tantamoq Adventures)
No Time Like Show Time (Hermux Tantamoq Adventures)
by Michael Hoeye
Staff Pick
Part sleuth, part set designer, Mr. Tantamoq leads quite the life for a mouse, even for a human. Animals-as-people pervade in this third, larger-than-life installment featuring the adventurous Michael Hoeye character we've come to love...Hermux!... (read more)

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I, Coriander
I, Coriander
by Sally Gardner
Staff Pick
The cover of this book drew me in like a moth to the light, and the story held me to the end. It takes place in a dark period of England's history — a classic fantasy cast in 17th-century London. Coriander has to learn what to fear and what not to... (read more)

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Ignatius MacFarland: Frequenaut!
Ignatius MacFarland: Frequenaut!
by Paul Feig
Staff Pick
Iggy MacFarland is everything I love in a 7th grader — he's precocious, hilarious, and... kind of a geek. And though his homemade rocket ship gets him to a parallel town rather than outer space, I'm happy I went along for the journey.... (read more)

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The Silver Donkey
The Silver Donkey
by Sonya Hartnett and Don Powers
Staff Pick
In this poignant and captivating story, two sisters find a wounded soldier in the woods. They take care of him, and in return, he tells them four beautiful tales about a humble donkey. This is a moving story of war and peace, devotion and compassion... (read more)

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Big Splash (08 Edition)
Big Splash (08 Edition)
by Jack D. Ferraiolo
Staff Pick
Someone took out Nikki Fingers, fastest squirt gun at Franklin Middle School. Matt Stevens, 7th grade's tough-talking, wise-cracking, loner P.I. has the case. The Big Splash is junior Noir with a capital N: large laughs, and more twists than a crooked... (read more)

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