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October 2017

Mustaches for Maddie By Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Summary:
When Maddie starts tripping when she walks and her hand starts curling up at her side, her mom takes her to the doctor, who confirms Maddie has a brain tumor. In an instant, her world is turned upside down.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2018

No Fixed Address By Susan Nielsen

Summary:
Hiding his homeless state so that he will not be taken away from his mom, a tween trivia enthusiast auditions for his favorite game show in the hope of winning a big cash prize that turns out rather differently than expected. By the award-winning author of Optimists Die First.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
July 2018

Not so Normal Norbert By James Patterson

Summary:
Living on a strictly controlled future Earth where nobody is permitted to stand out in any way, Norbert Riddle is arrested for doing a funny impression of the world's dictator and is exiled to a planet filled with wacky, creative individuals.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
November 2016

Nothing But Trouble By Jacqueline Davies

Summary:
Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie’s big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply of sludgy soda in the fridge, it’s hard for Maggie to imagine a change. But when Lena moves in with her creative spirit and outrageous perspective, middle school takes off with a bang.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
November 2018

Odds and Ends By Amy Ignatow

Summary:
While the Odds crew tries to manage their bizarre superpowers, several of their less-than-gifted classmates have become town celebrities thanks to their suspiciously good exam results, prompting Jay and Nick to investigate.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
June 2017

One Hundred Spaghetti Strings By Jen Nails

Summary:
When the precarious balance in her family's home life is disrupted by her absent father's return, Steffany turns to her love of cooking to manage what becomes the most challenging year of her life.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
March 2018

One True Way By Shannon Hitchcock

Summary:
From the moment she met Samantha, star of the school basketball team, on her first day at Daniel Boone Middle School, Allison Drake felt she had found a friend, something she needs badly since her brother died and her father left--but as their friendship grows it begins to evolve into a deeper emotion.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
March 2018

Open If You Dare By Dana Middleton

Summary:
Discovering a box that has "Open If You Dare" written on its lid, three best friends struggling with respective challenges are swept up in a mystery from decades earlier, following clues planted by a dead girl.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2018

Other Wood By Pete Hautman

Summary:
Stuey and Elly Rose, who are both nine years old and enjoy exploring the nearby woods, become best friends until a family secret results in Elly's disappearance.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
July 2017

Pennybaker School Is Headed For Disaster By Jennifer Brown

Summary:
Thomas Fallgrout is a new student at Pennybaker Academy for the Uniquely Gifted where he his blamed for a missing statue so he teams up with his oddball friend Chip Mason to find it.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
July 2018

Pennybaker School is Revolting By Jennifer Brown

Summary:
Strange things are happening at Pennybaker School for the Uniquely Gifted, and sixth-grader Thomas Fallgrout must stage a revolution to set them right.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
December 2017

Polaris By Michael Northrop

Summary:
Owen Ward is cabin boy on the "Polaris," a ship on a voyage of scientific exploration, when illness and a mutiny off the coast of Brazil cause the crew to abandon the ship, leaving the handful of young cabin attendants and deckhands behind. When one of them disappears they begin to suspect that there is something deadly on board with them

Genre: 5/6
May 2017

Posted By John David Anderson, Jr.

Summary:
When cell phones are banned at their school, students start communicating through sticky notes left all over the school, triggering a wave of bullying activities in the wake of a new girl's arrival.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
June 2017

Pottymouth & Stoopid By James Patterson

Summary:
Two bullied underdogs finally win the day when their troubles inspire a hit TV show.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction

Summary:
When the creator of a popular video game is kidnapped, Abby and her friends at Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls visit other world regions to investigate clues that an ever bigger scheme is unfolding. Book 2 in the series.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2018

Property of the Rebel Librarian By Allison Varnes

Summary:
Twelve-year-old June Harper, shocked when her parents go on a campaign to clear the Dogwood Middle School library of objectionable books, starts a secret banned books library in an empty locker.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction

Return Fire By Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Summary:
Just after Cassie Arroyo found the Spear of Destiny in Rome, it was stolen from her, so now she and her friend Asher must recover it--but when she used the Spear before she set the world down a dangerous path, and if she recovers it she will have to decide whether to risk using it again.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
May 2018

Ruby Redfort Blink and You Die By Lauren Child

Summary:
Thirteen-year-old genius and undercover agent Ruby Redfort finds herself dealing with a terrifying series of threats that suggest that one of the people closest to her has betrayed her.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
May 2017

Ruby Redfort Pick Your Poison By Lauren Child

Summary:
Thirteen-year-old genius and undercover agent Ruby Redfort finds herself dealing with poisonous rumors floating around the community of Twinford that compel her to brush up on her martial arts skills.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
September 2018

Rules of the Ruff By Heidi Lang

Summary:
Twelve-year-old Jessie is in for a long summer at her aunt and uncle's house. Her cousin Ann has a snotty new best friend, which leaves Jessie all alone. But Jessie is industrious, and-not content with being ignored all summer-she convinces Wes, a grouchy neighborhood dog walker, to take her on as his apprentice.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction