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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


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

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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

Royal Crown: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Cover Image
By Meg Cabot, Meg Cabot (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250308689
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Published: Square Fish - August 6th, 2019

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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.


Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338053623
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 28th, 2017

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

Dominic: A Picture Book Cover Image
By William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312371449
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Published: Square Fish - October 2nd, 2007

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

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

When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

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