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Totally Middle School

              Totally Middle School : Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In edited by Betsy Groban Shares stories from different authors on what middle school is like, including such subjects as peer pressure, homework, and family issues.   Read More »

In Harm’s Way

              In Harm’s Way : JFK, World War II, and the Heroic Rescue of PT 109 by Iain Martin Tells the true tale of how, while serving in the Navy during World War II, a young John Kennedy fought to save his surviving crew members when their ship was attacked by a Japanese destroyer ... Read More »

Rumble Grumble…Hush

              Rumble Grumble…Hush by Kate Banks ; illustrated by Simone Shin Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a little boy through a day of imaginative play with various toys, followed by a quiet time of books and crayons as bedtime nears.   Read More »


              Unsinkable : From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion by Jessica Long, with Hannah Long The champion Paralympic swimmer, born in Russia with a condition that would result in the amputation of both legs below her knee, presents a photographic memoir of the life-changing moments that helped shape who she is today. ... Read More »

Lions & Liars

              Lions & liars by Kate Beasley ; illustrations by Dan Santat Fifth-grader Frederick is sent to a disciplinary camp where he and his terrifying troop mates have just started forging a friendship when they learn a Category 5 hurricane is headed their way.   Read More »

The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell

              The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by GĂ©rard DuBois Joey Cornell collected everything — anything that sparked his imagination or delighted his eye. His collection grew and grew until he realized that certain pieces just looked right together. He assembled his doodads to create wonderful, magical creations out ... Read More »

Fair Ball

              Fair Ball by Derek Jeter ; with Paul Mantell “Derek is juggling finals and a baseball tournament during the last few weeks of school, but when his friend Dave starts ignoring him, Derek’s perfect summer starts to look less fun”– Provided by publisher.   Read More »

How To Be A Lion

              How To Be a Lion by Ed Vere “When Leonard the lion and his friend Marianne, a duck, are confronted by a pack of lion bullies, they find a creative way to stand up for themselves”– Provided by publisher.   Read More »


              Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin “A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team”– Provided by publisher.   Read More »