by Chad Sell
In the Cardboard Kingdom, you can be anything you want to be — imagine that! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Awkward, and All’s Faire in Middle School, this graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity.
by Carl Hiaasen
Billy Dickens has quite the summer ahead of him. He will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor’s cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father. Carl Hiaasen delivers a wickledly funny, slightly subversive tale in his latest New York Times bestseller
Endurance, Young Readers Edition
by Scott Kelly
Newly adapted for young readers from the New York Times bestseller comes the awe-inspiring memoir from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record-breaking year in space. Scott Kelly believes, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Find out how a boy struggling in school became an American hero and a space pioneer!
Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
by Stacy McAnulty
A lightning strike gave Lucy Callahan genius-level math skills, but even she can’t solve the problem of middle school. For a girl who does calculus homework for fun, Lucy finds it surprisingly difficult to add a new friend and new experiences into the equation of her life. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. Unless there’s been a miscalculation?
Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans
by Russell Ginns
Get ready for a round-the-world adventure with Sam Spinner and her brother Nipper in the first book in a new hilarious, puzzle-packed series! When Samantha’s Uncle Paul went missing, he left behind a cryptic message: “Watch out for the RAIN.” But in the hopes of locating Uncle Paul, Samantha and Nipper find themselves mixed up in some super-important, super-dangerous, super-secret plans.
Hilo, Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
by Judd Winick
Dog Man meets Big Nate in Hilo-the intergalactic New York Timesbestselling graphic novel series! Hilo fell out of the sky and doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth (or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea!) But what if Hilo wasn’t the only thing to fall to our planet? Follow Hilo and his friends as they uncover Hilo’s past in this hilarious tale!
by Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwick sisters are excited to spend the summer exploring the grounds at the Arundel Estate with their new friend Jeffrey Tifton, the son of Arundel’s owner. But the icy-hearted Mrs. Tifton is not as pleased with the Penderwicks and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Which, of course, they will—won’t they? One thing’s for sure: it will be a summer the Penderwicks will never forget.
By R. J. Palacio
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he just wants to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. But Auggie begins to understand, you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Over 6 million people have read this #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
By Chris Grabenstein
When Kyle learns that the world’s most famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, has designed the town’s new library and is having an invitation-only lock-in on opening night, he’s determined to be there! But the tricky part isn’t getting into the library—it’s getting out. Because when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route!
The Fourteenth Goldfish
By Jennifer L. Holm
Ellie misses fifth grade and her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up who, weirdly enough, looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been obsessed with immortality. Has Grandpa Melvin finally found the secret to eternal youth?