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New Books We Love

Calamity jack image CALAMITY JACK*
Text by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
Art by Nathan Hale (no relation)
In this adventuresome, steampunk flavored
follow-up to Rapunzel’s Revenge, we get the backstory for ’Punzie’s sidekick Jack. Determined to atone for his past, Jack and Rapunzel visit his hometown, a futuristic city of bustling technology, only to find that everything has been taken over by a corrupt giant named Blunderboar.
Schooled book image SCHOOLED
By Gordon Korman

Raised by his hippie grandmother on an abandoned 60s farm commune, thirteen-year-old Capricorn Anderson knows a lot about tie-dying, meditation, and Beatles music. But he’s never owned a phone, watched TV, or gone to public school—until now!
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BCPL Suggestions Middle-Grade Readers

* Indicates titles intended for ages 10 and up.

Adventures of Tom Sawyer THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
By Mark Twain
Al Capone Does My Shirts AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS*
By Gennifer Choldenko
Are You There God ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME MARGARET*
By Judy Blume
Artemis Fowl ARTEMIS FOWL
(Artemis Fowl Series #1)
By Eoin Colfer
Bad Beginning THE BAD BEGINNING
(A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)
By Lemony Snicket
Blubber BLUBBER
By Judy Blume
The Boxcar Children THE BOXCAR CHILDREN
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Bridge to Terabithia BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
By Katherine Paterson
Bud, Not Buddy BUD, NOT BUDDY
By Christopher Paul Curtis
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
By Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web CHARLOTTE'S WEB
By E.B. White
City of Ember CITY OF EMBER*
(Books of Ember #1)
By Jeanne DuPrau
Diary of a Wimpy Kid DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: GREG HEFFLEY'S JOURNAL (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)
By Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Young Girl DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
By Anne Frank
Dovey Coe DOVEY COE
By Frances O'Roark Dowell
Egypt game THE EGYPT GAME
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
In this Newbery-winning book, a group of kids begin the Egypt Game. They meet in a deserted storage yard to hold secret ceremonies and create their own Egyptian world. Everyone thinks it is just a game until strange real things begin to happen.
Flush FLUSH*
By Carl Hiaasen
Freak the Mighty FREAK THE MIGHTY*
By Rodman Philbrick
Giver THE GIVER*
By Lois Lowry
Gregor the Overlander GREGOR THE OVERLANDER
(Underlander Chronicles Series #1)
By Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter THE HARRY POTTER SERIES*
By J.K. Rowling
Holes HOLES*
By Louis Sachar
Hoot HOOT*
By Carl Hiaasen
Inkheart INKHEART
(Inkheart Trilogy #1)
By Cornelia Funke
Invention of Hugo Cabret THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET
By Brian Selznick
Island of the Blue Dolphins ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS
By Scott O'Dell
James and the Giant Peach JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
By Roald Dahl
Julie of the Wolves JULIE OF THE WOLVES*
(Julie Trilogy #1)
By Jean Craighead George
Lightning Thief THE LIGHTNING THIEF
(Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)
By Rick Riordan
Little House in the Big Woods LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS
(Little House Series #1)
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Women LITTLE WOMEN*
By Louisa May Alcott
Long Way From Chicago A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO: A NOVEL IN STORIES
By Richard Peck
Long Winter THE LONG WINTER
(Little House Series #6)
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Mouse and the Motorcyle THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE
By Beverly Cleary
Mysterious Benedict Society THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY
(Mysterious Benedict Society #1)
By Trenton Lee Stewart
Number the Stars NUMBER THE STARS*
By Lois Lowry
Pahntom Tollbooth THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
By Norton Juster
Pippi Longstocking PIPPI LONGSTOCKING
By Astrid Lindgrin
Ruby Holler RUBY HOLLER
By Sharon Creech
Savvy SAVVY
By Ingrid Law
The Secret Garden THE SECRET GARDEN
By Frances Hodgsdon Burnett
Shakespeare's Secret SHAKESPEARE'S SECRET
By Elisa Broach
Skulduggery Pleasant SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT*
(Skulduggery Pleasant Series #1)
By Derek Landy
Slob by Ellen Potter SLOB
By Ellen Potter
Overweight almost-genius Owen Birnbaum has two goals: 1) catch whoever is stealing his Oreos and 2) finish his an invention designed to allow him a glimpse into the past.
Spiderwick chronicles THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES
By Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi
13th Floor THE 13TH FLOOR: A GHOST STORY
By Sid Fleischman
Treasure Island TREASURE ISLAND
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Tuck Everlasting TUCK EVERLASTING
By Natalie Babbitt
Wednesday Wars THE WEDNESDAY WARS*
By Gary D. Schmidt
Westing game THE WESTING GAME
By Ellen Raskin
The game of “Who Killed Sam Westing” is on when sixteen heirs are summoned to the Westing mansion for the reading of a reclusive millionaire’s will. All of the heirs are suspects in the murder, and Westing’s millions will go to whichever heir solves the case.
Where the Red Fern Grows WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS*
By Wilson Rawls
Growing up dirt poor in the Ozark Mountains, it takes Billy a while to finally save up for the thing he wants most in the world: a pair of redbone coonhounds. This is a wonderful tale of adventure, friendship, and love.
Whipping Boy THE WHIPPING BOY
By Sid Fleischman
When You Reach Me WHEN YOU REACH ME
By Rebecca Stead
Twelve-year-old Miranda must solve a puzzle to save her friend when she receives an anonymous letter from someone claiming to know the future in this wonderful and improbable blend of complex mystery, historical fiction, school story, and sci-fi.
Witch of Blackbird Pond THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND
By Elizabeth George Speare
A Wrinkle in Time A WRINKLE IN TIME*
(Time Quartet Series #1)
By Madeline L'Engle
Fourteen-year-old Meg Murray, her precociously intelligent little brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe are different. Meg finds out just how special when they are called upon to rescue the universe—and her father!—from a mysterious dark force.
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