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  • Details about Making Friends

    Making Friends

    Kristen Gudsnuk

    Danielle needs a perfect friend, but sometimes making (or creating) one is a lot easier than keeping one!…more

  • Details about Be Prepared

    Be Prepared

    Vera Brosgol

    All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range—Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endl……more

  • Details about Pashmina

    Pashmina

    Nidhi Chanani

    Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri's mom avoids these questions--the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more……more

  • Details about In Real Life.

    In Real Life.

    Cory Doctorow

    Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.nbsp; But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer -- a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from……more

  • Details about This One Summer

    This One Summer

    Mariko Tamaki; Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)

    A New York Times bestseller A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a……more

  • Details about El deafo.

    El deafo.

    Cece Bell

    A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn……more

  • Details about Positively Izzy

    Positively Izzy

    Terri Libenson

    Award-winning comics creator and author of the bestselling Invisible Emmie Terri Libenson returns with a companion graphic novel that captures the drama, angst, and humor of middle-school life. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Jennifer Holm, and Victoria Jamieson. Middle school is all about labels. Izzy is the dreamer. There’s nothing Izzy loves more than acting in skits and making up funny stories. The downside? She can never quite focus enough to get her schoolwork done. Bri is the ……more

  • Details about Invisible Emmie

    Invisible Emmie

    Terri Libenson

    Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jennifer L. Holm, Invisible Emmie is a humorous and surprising debut graphic novel by Terri Libenson, creator of the internationally syndicated, Reuben Award-winning comic strip The Pajama Diaries. This is the story of two totally different girls— quiet, shy, artistic Emmie popular, outgoing, athletic Katie —and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. . . . All the crushes, humiliat……more

  • Details about Swing It, Sunny

    Swing It, Sunny

    Jennifer L. Holm

    In the mid-1970s Sunny Lewin is back, star of her personal show, facing the prospect of Middle School, and dealing with the problems of her somewhat dysfunctional family--in particular her older brother, Dale, who has been sent off to a military academy because of his delinquent behavior.…more

  • Details about Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up

    Jennifer L. Holm

    From the groundbreaking and award-winning sister-brother team behind Babymouse comes a middle-grade, semi-autobiographical graphic novel. Following the lives of kids whose older brother's delinquent behavior has thrown their family into chaos, Sunny Side Up is at once a compelling "problem" story and a love letter to the comic books that help the protagonist make sense of her world. By sister-bother team Jennifer and Matthew Holm. A 200-page, full-color graphic novel in the vein of Raina Telgeme……more

  • Details about Real Friends

    Real Friends

    Shannon Hale

    When best friends are not forever . . . Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others. Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself?……more

  • Details about All's Faire in Middle School

    All's Faire in Middle School

    Victoria Jamieson

    Homeschooled by Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, eleven-year-old Imogene has a hard time fitting in when her wish to enroll in public school is granted.…more

  • Details about Anya's Ghost

    Anya's Ghost

    Vera Brosgol

    Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school, but when she falls down a well and makes friends with the ghost there, she thinks she's found just what she needs--or has she? Simultaneous.…more

  • Details about Brave

    Brave

    Svetlana Chmakova

    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 Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social experiment projects, and behind-the-scenes club ……more

  • Details about Awkward

    Awkward

    Svetlana Chmakova

    Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids. Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them. On her first day at her new school, Penelope--Peppi--Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she's already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the "nerder girlfriend." How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away! Fal……more

  • Details about Lumberjanes Vol. 1

    Lumberjanes Vol. 1

    Noelle Stevenson

    Five best friends are spending the summer together and they won't let any magical quest or supernatural critters get in their way.…more

  • Details about Nimona

    Nimona

    Noelle Stevenson (Illustrator)

    Indies Choice Book of the Year * National Book Award Finalist * New York Times Bestseller * New York Times Notable Book * Kirkus Best Book * School Library Journal Best Book * Publishers Weekly Best Book * NPR Best Book * New York Public Library Best Book * Chicago Public Library Best Book The New York Times bestselling graphic novel sensation from Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic. Kirkus says, "If you're going to read one graphic novel this year, make i……more

  • Details about Sheets

    Sheets

    Brenna Thummler

    "For days after reading Brenna Thummler's SheetsI have been wandering my neighborhood, haunted, enchanted, and in need offreshly pressed clothing." -LemonySnicket Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. Apractical thirteen-year-old in charge of the family laundry business, her dailyroutine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and thefastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she's workedfor. Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost hislife much too young, his da……more

  • Details about Roller Girl

    Roller Girl

    Victoria Jamieson

    The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby--perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile ! For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as ……more