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Recommendations for Ages 9 to 12

Here in the Real World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062698957
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

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One Last Shot Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062643926
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 5th, 2020

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Echo Mountain Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555568
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

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The List of Things That Will Not Change Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101938096
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 7th, 2020

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Efrén Divided Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062881687
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 31st, 2020

After his Amá is deported back to Mexico, Erfrén is determined to help his family survive and reunite. He cares for his twin siblings, tries to not fall behind in school, and keeps the hope alive that their mother will come home. It’s heartbreaking and presents real issues that are all too common. -- Anastasia


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Ghost Squad Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338280128
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 7th, 2020

Luce and Syd are two BFFs that dabble with magic and unleash a spirit on their hometown. With the help of Syd’s grandmother, her cat Chunk, and the spirits of Luce’s ancestors- they help win back their town from the clutches of an evil spirit on Halloween. -- Anastasia


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Mañanaland Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338157864
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Max must help Isadora travel a dangerous journey to Mañanaland to reunite her with her sister. This is a good story about immigration and the issues that many girls are trying to move on from to start a better life. -- Anastasia


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Parked Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399539039
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Published: Dial Books - February 4th, 2020

Thoughtful, age appropriate look at homelessness, set in SF. Not playing into cliches and stereotypes.  Kid customer feedback = very positive. -- Susan


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Bouncing Back Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316524742
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

For sports fans or anyone looking for a great comeback story.  Carlos went from attention grabbing hoops star to wheelchair bound and hopeless.  His journey back to the court is filled with heart and grit. -- Susan


Gloom Town Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328841612
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Published: Clarion Books - February 11th, 2020

Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525554974
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Published: Kokila - March 17th, 2020

Pippa Park Raises Her Game Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781944020262
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Published: Fabled Films Press - February 4th, 2020

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187353
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

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From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250079848
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Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2016

This is a spinoff of the popular Princess Diaries series. Olivia has just found out she is a Princess and the half sister of Princess Mia. She is moving from New Jersey to Genovia, starting a new school and taking Princess lessons. -- Anastasia


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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101997284
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Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2019

An amazing story about reconnecting with your family, letting go of the past, and embracing new experiences as they come.


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The Storm Runner Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368023603
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - August 20th, 2019

Published by Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, comes a new series based on Mayan mythology. 13 year old Zane is faced with a prophecy that has the ancient Mayan Gods fighting amongst themselves… -- Anastasia


The Wild Robot Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316382007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061478789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

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The Tea Dragon Society Cover Image
By Katie O'Neill, Katie O'Neill (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620107379
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Published: Oni Press - June 16th, 2020

All-ages graphic novel series about a community that cares for tea dragons, mini dragons who grow tea leaves. Caring for tea dragons is important because tea brewing is an ancient craft. -- Anastasia


Becoming Brianna (Emmie & Friends) Cover Image
By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062894533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

This is a great graphic novel series about: middle school, friendship, identity, feelings, and change. -- Anastasia


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Nat Enough (Nat Enough #1) Cover Image
By Maria Scrivan, Maria Scrivan (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338538199
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Published: Graphix - April 7th, 2020

Nat doesn’t know who she is or what she’s good at. When her friends decide she isn’t “cool” enough, Nat decides to try different clubs and sports. Along the way of Nat discovering her talent, she learns what being a true friend means. -- Anastasia


Smile, Sisters, and Guts: The Box Set Cover Image
$34.97
ISBN: 9781338599459
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Published: Graphix - November 5th, 2019

This are amazing graphic novels series about growing up and overcoming new challenges.

  • Smile - braces and headgear
  • Sisters - sibling rivalry
  • Guts - health and anxiety

Fun stories about real issues. -- Anastasia