The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade #ad - Even if that's a hard thing to do, especially when his own home life is falling apart. The secret sheriff of sixth grade is a story about standing up for yourself -- and being a hero at home and in the halls of your school. Bullies will find your weakness and jump on it. One of the last things his father left him was a toy sheriff's badge, back when Maverick was little.
Teachers will say you did something wrong when really you didn't mean to do anything wrong.
SidetrackedHarry N. Abrams #ad - With an overactive mind and phobias of everything from hard-boiled eggs to gargoyles, he struggles to understand his classes, let alone his fellow classmates. But the funny thing about running is, once you're in the race, anything can happen. With a new friend and a new team, Joseph finds himself off the sidelines and in the race quite literally for the first time.
Is he a good runner? Well, no, he's terrible. First, his Resource Room teacher encourages i. E. Practically forces him to join the school track team, he meets Heather, and second, a crazy-fast runner who isn't going to be pushed around by Charlie Kastner or anybody else. Schmidt, printz honor winner and two-time newbery Honor winner "Diana Harmon Asher tells an entertaining story about a boy picking his way through the potholes and pitfalls of puberty, with a little help from his friends.
Sidetracked #ad - Richard peck, observant, newbery medal winner "Just read it! Diana Harmon Asher has written a witty, and sensitive novel for kids, as well as a delight for the adults in their lives. Susan isaacs, new york times bestselling author If middle school were a race, Joseph Friedman wouldn't even be in last place--he'd be on the sidelines.
So he spends most of his time avoiding school bully Charlie Kastner and hiding out in the Resource Room, a safe place for misfit kids like him.
Greetings from Witness Protection!Square Fish #ad - . Partcoming of age tale and part spy thriller, Greetings from Witness Protection could be a collaboration between Judy Blume and Ian Fleming. Ann M. As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity, Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family’s security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina, but rather in her own past.
Jake burt's debut middle-grade novel Greetings from Witness Protection! is as funny as it is poignant. Praise for greetings from Witness Protection!:"This inventive, clever story has a lot of heart at its center. Jake burt is a storytelling magician. Marshals’ best bet to keep a family alive. For readers who enjoy ordinary-kid-turns-hero stories, Burt’s debut novel will be an engaging treat.
Voya. Fans of ally carter's 'gallagher girls' spy novels and the 'Heist Society' art thief series will relish the action and fast-paced plot as well as the engaging and competent Nicki, whose emotional strength and quick wits carry her through much of the narrative. School library journal"a fun story showcasing a smart, building a family, bold girl who creates for herself a community of similarly good-hearted, high-achieving girlfriends―all while playing by the marshals’ rules, dealing with middle school drama, and wrestling her own demons kleptomania.
Greetings from Witness Protection! #ad - After all, not two, the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid, and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little something about hiding things may be just what the marshals need. Nicki swears she can keep the trevor family safe, and the specter of standardized testing, but to do so she’ll have to dodge hitmen, cyberbullies, all while maintaining her marshal-mandated B-minus average.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man A Marvel YA NovelMarvel Press #ad - Maybe miles should take his dad's advice and focus on saving himself. As miles tries to get his school life back on track, he can't shake the vivid nightmares that continue to haunt him. When a misunderstanding leads to his suspension from school, Miles begins to question his abilities. After all, his dad and uncle were Brooklyn jack-boys with criminal records.
Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you're on the victim side of the hustle. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man. Dinner every sunday with his parents, crushing on brainy, Ganke, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, beautiful poet Alicia. But after his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers a chilling plot, his neighborhood, one that puts his friends, and himself at risk.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man A Marvel YA Novel #ad - It's time for Miles to suit up. But lately, miles's spidey-sense has been on the fritz. And miles knew hustling was in his veins. Miles morales is just your average teenager. Maybe kids like Miles aren't meant to be superheroes. He's even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Nor can he avoid the relentless buzz of his spidey-sense every day in history class, amidst his teacher's lectures on the historical benefits of slavery and the modern-day prison system.
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia EarhartYearling #ad - Discover the thrilling life and tragic end of America's most famous trailblazing flier with this impeccably researched and masterfully crafted book from acclaimed author Candace Fleming. Just six weeks later, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. A new york times notable book of the yearnamed a Best Book of the Year by:The Washington PostSchool Library Journal Kirkus Reviews.
Featured in the upcoming national geographic documentary, Expedition Amelia! This is a critically acclaimed look at the life, disappearance, and search for the legendary aviatrix, Amelia Earhart. On may 21, amelia earhart, 1937, set out to do the impossible: circumnavigate the globe at its widest point--27, the most famous female pilot of all time, 000 miles in all.
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart #ad - Eighty years have passed since that fateful flight; and still, Amelia's plane has never been found.
The Peculiar Incident on Shady StreetAladdin #ad - Things like flickering lights, mysterious drawings appearing out of nowhere, and a crackling noise she can feel in her bones. With the help of three new friends, tessa begins unraveling the mystery of what happened in the house on Shady Street—and more importantly, what it has to do with her! And it involves a secret that’s been shrouded in mystery for more than one hundred years.
But homesickness turns to icy fear when unexplainable things start happening in her new house. A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful read that Kirkus Reviews calls “just the ticket for a cold autumn night. Tessa woodward isn’t exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida.
The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street #ad - When her little brother’s doll starts crying real tears, Tessa realizes that someone—or something—is trying to communicate with her.
Last Day on Mars Chronicle of the Dark StarWalden Pond Press #ad - Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova. The son of two scientists who have been racing against time to create technology vital to humanity’s survival, like Earth before it, will be on the last starliner to depart before Mars, along with his friend Phoebe, Liam, is destroyed.
The human race has fled to mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we have prepared for a second trip: a one-hundred-fifty-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home. Liam saunders-chang is one of the last humans left on Mars. Or so he thinks. Because before this day is over, liam and phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a dangerous struggle for survival.
Last Day on Mars Chronicle of the Dark Star #ad - Last day on Mars is thrillingly ambitious and imaginative. A fantastic start to an epic new series. Soman chainani, new york times bestselling author of the school for Good and Evil series“Emerson's writing explodes off the page in this irresistible space adventure, diabolical aliens, filled with startling plot twists, and my favorite! courageous young heroes faced with an impossible task.
Lisa mcmann, of course, new york times bestselling author of the Unwanteds seriesIt is Earth year 2213—but, there is no Earth anymore. Like a lovechild of gravity and the martian, that balances action, and most importantly, meticulously researched and relentlessly paced, science, humor, it's a rousing space opera for any age, two compelling main characters in Liam and Phoebe.
Evangelina Takes FlightPinata Books #ad - Why can't people understand that even though she's only starting to learn English she's just like them? With the help and encouragement of the town's doctor and the attentions of a handsome boy, Evangelina begins to imagine a new future for herself. Evangelina's father decides they must leave their home to avoid the violence.
The teacher wants to give the Mexican children lessons on basic hygiene! And one girl in particular delights in taunting the foreign-born students. The trip north to a small town on the U. S. This moving historical novel introduces teens to the tumultuous times of the Mexican Revolution and the experiences of immigrants, especially Mexican Americans, as they adjust to a new way of life.
Back at the house, Mama brushes away her fears of revolutionaries. Side of the border is filled with fear and anxiety as they worry about loved ones left behind and the uncertain future ahead. Life in texas is confusing, though the signs in shop windows that say "No Mexicans" and some people's reactions to them are all-too clear.
Evangelina Takes Flight #ad - There are even more chores than usual to be done at rancho Encantado because her sister's quinceanera celebration is rapidly approaching! It's the summer of 1911 in northern Mexico, and soon the de Leon family learns that the rumors of soldiers in the region are true. At school, she encounters the same puzzling resentment.
If they do come here, they'll show us no mercy, " thirteen-year-old Evangelina overhears her father say as she gathers eggs in the chicken pen.
Saving MartyPuffin Books #ad - So when marty causes a dangerous and expensive accident, Renzo knows Marty’s time is up. At first, but as he approaches 350 pounds, the family farm seems like the perfect home for Marty, it becomes harder for Renzo to convince his mom that a giant pig makes a good pet. Marty is extraordinary—he thinks he’s a dog and acts like one too—and his bond with Renzo is truly one of a kind.
Saving Marty #ad - . Renzo would never describe himself as a hero, but his chance comes when he adopts Marty, a runt piglet. Fans of because of winn dixie will adore this warm and heart-wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog. He’d do anything and everything for his best friend, but will everything be enough to save Marty? Paul Griffin masterfully melds the heartrending and the hopeful in this unforgettable story about the power of friendship.
And the unsung heroes all around us. Eleven-year-old lorenzo ventura knows heroes are rare—like his father, who died in the war, or his friend Paloma Lee, who fearlessly pursues her dream of being a famous musician.
The Thing About LeftoversPuffin Books #ad - With the humor and poignancy of joan bauer and lynda mullaly hunt, this story reminds readers that they have a right to a voice, that it's okay to say how you feel, and that some leftovers are absolutely delicious! Fizzy is a good Southern girl who just wants to be perfect. And win the Southern Living cook-off.
The being perfect part is hard though, since her parents’ divorced and everything in her life has changed. Wary of her too-perfect stepmom and her mom’s neat-freak, dismissive boyfriend, she’s often angry or upset and feels like a guest in both homes. She tells herself to face facts: She’s a “leftover” kid from a marriage that her parents want to forget.
The Thing About Leftovers #ad - Fortunately, the southern living cook-off gives her a welcome distraction, as do her new friends Miyoko and Zach, who have parent issues of their own. So fizzy tries her best, but it’s hard to stay quiet when her family keeps getting more complicated. But she has to keep all of that to herself, says yes ma’am, because a good Southern girl never yells, or throws fits, or says anything that might hurt other people’s feelings—instead she throws her shoulders back, and tries to do better.
Halfway NormalAladdin #ad - A lovely, funny, warm, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful map of the way back home. Jordan sonnenblick, girls and dangerous pie a cancer survivor must readjust to “normal” middle school life in this “powerful story about surviving and thriving” School Library Journal, author of Drums, starred review from the author of Star-Crossed and Truth or Dare.
Norah levy has just completed two years of treatment for leukemia and is ready to go back to the “real world” of middle school. But how do you explain something to others that you can’t explain to yourself? Can Nora take her cue from her favorite Greek myth? And then, once she finds the words, can she move forward with a whole new “normal?”.
Halfway Normal #ad - Her best friend, tries to be there for her, but she doesn’t get it, Harper, really—and is hanging out with a new group of girls. But when something happens to make secret-keeping impossible, Norah must figure out a way to share her story. Norah’s other good friend, Silas, is avoiding her. But seventh grade turns out to be harder than she thought.
Norah’s classmates don’t know what to make of her. She knows it’ll be tricky—but like the Greek mythological characters she read about while she was sick, Norah’s up for any challenge. What’s that about, anyway? when norah is placed with the eighth graders for math and science, she meets Griffin, a cute boy who encourages her love of Greek mythology and art.
And norah decides not to tell him her secret—that she was “that girl” who had cancer.