Great Middle Grade Reads!
These Middle Grade Titles Are Full of Heart!
Meet a girl determined to save not only her friend, but herself as well, then join a new seventh grader as she navigates new friendship dynamics, watch as an underdog lives up to his name at last, and embark on one weird journey with a girl and her unlikely friend!
Tune in to discover:
Dust by DUSTI BOWLING. After Avalyn nearly died from an asthma attack, her parents moved her to the clear, dry air of Clear Canyon City, Arizona. And for the last ten years, she’s been able to breathe. That is, until Adam showed up. Quiet and unkempt, Adam is an instant target for the bullies who have plagued Avalyn and her friends. As Avalyn gets to know him, she begins to suspect that the sudden, strange increase in dust storms around town are somehow connected to his emotions. Will she find a way to stand up for her new friend? Her life may just depend on it.
- Cross My Heart and Never Lie by NORA DÅSNES. Tuva is starting seventh grade, and her checklist of goals is full of fun plans with her best friends! But when she starts school, nothing is how she hoped it would be. Seventh grade has split her friends into rival factions: TEAM LINNEA and the girls who fall in love and TEAM BAO and the girls who NEVER fall in love. Linnea has a BOYFRIEND, Bao hates everything related to love. Worst of all, Linnea and Bao expect Tuva to choose a side!
The Labors of Hercules Beal by GARY D. SCHMIDT. Herc Beal is named after a mythical hero, but he's no superhero. He's the smallest kid in his class. So when his homeroom teacher at his new middle school gives him the assignment of duplicating the mythical Hercules's amazing feats in real life, he's skeptical. After all, there's not a single Hydra in sight. Missing his parents and older brother terribly, Herc figures out how to tackle the challenges. Soon, new friends, human and animal, are helping him. And though his mythical role model performed his twelve labors by himself, Herc begins to see that he may not have to go it alone.
- The Odds by LINDSAY PUCKETT. Begonia was abandoned at a retirement home when she was a baby, and Swamp Root Manor is alive, haunted, and everyone in it is… a little bit Odd. Everyone except Begonia. And while she’s waiting for her Oddity to arrive, the manor is running out of money, thanks in no small part to all of Bug’s hospital bills. If she could only tap into her Oddity, she could save all 52 of her grandparents, but if she doesn’t get it by her 11th birthday, only days away, it will never come. With her home on the line, she joins forces with the most annoying boy alive and takes on the big, scary, normal world in order to save her weird life and those she loves.
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