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Chmakova, Svetlana

Summary: "In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different -- math is hard, getting along with friends is hard... Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure's on even more once the school newspaper's dynamic duo, Jenny and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: JY, an imprint of Yen Press, LLC 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 CHM

Wing, Natasha

Summary: In rhyming text based on "The Night Before Christmas," Billy is too nervous to sleep the night before he begins preschool, but a kind teacher and new friends fill the day with fun.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD WIN

Khan, Hena

Summary: Fourth-grader Zayd yearns to play basketball on the Gold Team, but when he skips orchestra rehearsal to practice, his parents forbid anything basketball-related, and tryouts are coming soon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Salaam Reads 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KHA

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Espan̋ol 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: J468 PAL SPANISH

Wilson, Martin

Summary: When fourteen-year-old Sam Walsh returns home after three years in the custody of his kidnapper, his older sister Beth and childhood friend Josh must deal with their survivors' guilt, their memories of what really happened the day Sam disappeared, and with the fact that Sam is not the boy they remember, but a troubled teen struggling to re-adapt to normal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WIL

Stine, R. L.

Summary: In order to hide a bulldog in his no-pets-allowed dorm, scheming fourth-grader Bernie Bridges enrolls his pet as a transfer student.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2005

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Burkhart, Jessica.

Summary: After recovering from an accident, Lauren is about to participate in an equestrian competition that will determine her future, but someone from her past makes an unexpected appearance in her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin M!X 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC BUR

McMullen, Beth

Summary: Twelve-year-old Abigail is shocked to discover her elite boarding school is really a cover for a huge spy ring, and must undergo Spy Training 101 in order to save her mother, who happens to be the spy ring's top agent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MCM

Horikoshi, Kōhei

Summary: "Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny..." -- Back of book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media 2015

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Stine, R. L.

Summary: Everyone at Rotten School loves new student Angel Goodeboy. But as Bernie Bridges discovers, when the teachers aren't watching, his new roommate is no angel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED STI

Nijkamp, Marieke.

Summary: Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC NIJ

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Nolan is the highly skilled punter of his school team, but he is less sure about taking over another position when their quarterback goes down--especially since he is also running for class president, and his competition for election is Tony, a linebacker on the team who is constantly belittling punters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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Steinke, Aron Nels

Summary: When the students in Mr. Wolf's class learn about personal narratives, Sampson doesn't think anything worth writing about has ever happened to him, until a bicycle accident gives him a new perspective.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 STE

Emmich, Val

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Evan goes from being a nobody to everyone's hero and a social media superstar after a chance encounter with Connor just before his suicide leads others to believe Evan was his only friend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC EMM

Gurevich, Margaret

Summary: Ms. Marianne's Academy of Dance is Grace's refuge from middle school, but when Ella, the girl that makes fun of her at school, decides to join the Academy, Grace has two choices--let Ella's snide comments mess up her dance practice, or find her voice and, with the support of her friends, stand up to the bully.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: an imprint of Stone Arch Books 2018

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Korman, Gordon

Summary: Twelve-year-old Cooper Vega and his military family has moved so often that he is used to new schoolmates not knowing his name, but at the moment he has a bigger problem--his new phone is haunted by the ghost of Roderick Northrop, a boy from the sixteenth-century, who needs his help to finish a quest, which is somehow tied up in the Stratford Middle School production of Romeo and Juliet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION KOR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KOR

Parisi, Mark

Summary: While snooping through his sister's diary, Marty finds a partially torn-out page that suggests he maybe a werewolf and he's determined to protect his classmates from himself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAR

Patterson, James

Summary: Opinionated siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian debate a variety of topics relating to the ups and downs of middle school life and encourage readers to add their own contributions through write-in games and activities.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2014

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Pérez, Celia C.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Maria Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malu) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC PER

Russell, Rachel Renée.

Summary: Nikki Maxwell has the worst luck. Of all the schools she could have been assigned to for the student exchange week program, she's stuck at North Hampton Hills, her arch nemesis MacKenzie Hollister's new school. Even worse, there might just be someone at NHH who can out-MacKenzie MacKenzie! At least Nikki can write about every moment of drama in her diary, so readers won't miss a moment of it....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2016

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Skogen, Jennifer

Summary: In the thrilling conclusion of The Haunting of Grey Hills, a final choice must be made that could change the world forever. Each person must answer one final question: what am I willing to do for the people I love? Who will die? Who will survive? What does death even mean, in a world full of ghosts?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SKO

Brauner, Barbara

Summary: Twelve-year-old Lacey Unger-Ware has been selected to enter the Godmother Academy, but first she must complete a magical test.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Hyperion Books 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BRA

Colasanti, Susane.

Summary: Fifteen-year-old high school sophomore Marisa, who has an anxiety disorder, decides that this is the year she will get what she wants--a boyfriend and a social life--but things do not turn out exactly the way she expects them to.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC COL

Ellison, J. T.

Summary: A popular transfer student at an elite prep school races to protect a dangerous secret when a killer sets her up for a string of murders.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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