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Restart

              Restart by Gordon Korman Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids–trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase ... Read More »

Dazzle Ships

                Dazzle Ships : World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton ; illustrated by Victo Ngai “When the British Royal Navy grew desperate to protect their ship from German U-Boat attacks, they created Dazzle ships in order to confuse the enemy of their location and destination.”–Provided by publisher.   Read More »

Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls

              Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullen 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.     Read More »

Wedgie & Gizmo

              Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors ; illustrated by Barbara Fisinger While his human Elliot adjusts to his new home and stepfamily, Gizmo, an evil genius guinea pig, searches for a new evil lair where he can plot to take over the world, but Gizmo is constantly thwarted by Elliot’s little stepsister Jasmine ... Read More »

A Tale of Two Kitties

              A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey The less-than-stellar police canine, Dog Man, confronts two rivals in the form of Petey the cat and a super-cute but mischievous kitten who is dragged into the police force, challenging Dog Man’s status as top dog.   Read More »

SMASH!

              SMASH! : Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider by Sara Latta ; illustrated by Jeff Weigel “Nick and Sophie, two cousins from the United States, visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research and learn about the Large Hadron Collider. Throughout their tour, they chat about the mysteries of ... Read More »

Rufus and Friends

            Rufus and Friends : School Days — Traditional Poems Extended and Illustrated  by Iza Trapani A collection of traditional rhymes illustrated and adapted to a school setting, with hidden objects for the reader to find in the illustrations.     Read More »

Laugh Out Loud

              Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler Imaginative middle schooler Jimmy follows his dream to start a unique book company while he is still a child.   Read More »