Great Fall Middle Grade Launches
These Middle Grade Titles Are Sure to Blow You Away!
We have four terrific titles headed your way in this spunky middle grade event! Here, a science savvy girl and her friends must navigate internet stardom, an inventive boy and his friends must save their hometown, a girl takes on racing dragons to follow in her mom's footsteps, and then two best friends have to decide whether they'll attain Greek-god status or become humans instead, because following in their ancestors footsteps may mean separating the two of them forever.
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Ada Lace Gets Famous (Ada Lace #6) by EMILY CALANDRELLI. When third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace learns her teachers are in dire need of new school supplies, she’s eager to lend a helping hand — but how? Most ideas seem out of reach, until Tycho suggests Ada try her hand at posting informational videos. If she can build up a big online viewership, she could easily raise funds for their school. And with her friends on her creative team, making fun videos will be a piece of cake! Or so they thought. it quickly turns into a whole mess for Ada and the gang as they gain popularity and take on peer pressure, trolls, and tests of their friendships. With her rising internet stardom, will Ada be able to stay true to herself?
The Widely Unknown Myth of Apple & Dorothy by COREY ANN HAYDU. Every winter solstice, today’s earthly descendants of Greek gods, nymphs, and muses must visit Mount Olympus to preserve their near-god status. Until Dorothy’s mother refuses to go, sealing her fate and dying a human death shortly after. In retaliation, the gods release an ultimatum: return to the heavens as gods or live as humans on earth. Everyone must now make a choice. Dorothy, descendant of Pandora, and Apple, descendant of Zeus and Hera, couldn’t be more different, but their mothers were best friends, and now they finally grow closer, too. Yet as the solstice nears, Apple’s fear of losing Dorothy causes her to make a choice for them that changes everything. Will Apple and Dorothy be able to fix their friendship? Will they even choose the same path?
Engine of Change (Rube Goldberg & His Amazing Machines #3) by BRANDON T. SNIDER. When Rube Goldberg discovers the Null Corporation is building a giant machine in his beloved junkyard, he suspects something nefarious is at play. Together with his best friends, Rube sets out to find out just what the company has planned for their town. To throw a wrench in things, Rube’s dad has made an unexpected trip home, and Rube struggles to find the best way to share his new passion for problem-solving with the person he loves the most. Can Rube find all the answers he needs in time to save Beechwood?
- The Great Texas Dragon Race by KACY RITTER. 13-year-old Cassidy wants nothing more than to race with her best dragon, Ranga, in the annual Great Texas Dragon Race. Her mother was a racing legacy, and growing up on her family's dragon sanctuary ranch, Cassidy lives and breathes dragons. Cassidy is so determined to race that she sneaks out of her house against her father's wishes and enters the competition. But with five grueling tasks ahead of her, dangerous dragon challenges waiting at each one, and more enemies than allies on the course, Cassidy will need to know more than just dragons to survive.
Friday, October 13th at 6PM EST at Our 17th St Store!
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