Tag Archives: Friendship

Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron Grades 3-7 If Nate can count on one thing, it is his bad luck. His toast is always burnt, he calls the coin toss wrong every time, and no one wants him on their team. … Continue reading

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Roller Girl

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson Grades 4-7 When Astrid’s mom takes Astrid and her best friend Nicole to a Roller Derby bout, Astrid is fascinated with this new (to her) sport. She immediately signs up for a roller derby summer … Continue reading

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Connect the Stars

Connect the Stars by Marisa de los Santos & David Teague Grades 4-8 Sometimes the thing you are best it feels like an “unsuperpower.” This is true for middle schoolers Audrey (who always knows when anyone is lying) and Aaron … Continue reading

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If I Were You

If I Were You by Leslie Margolis Grades 4-7 Katie & Melody have been best friends forever. Until the summer between sixth and seventh grade, that is. It’s the last day of summer and they aren’t speaking to each other. … Continue reading

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Saving Mr. Terupt

Saving Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea Grades 4-7 In this third book about Mr. Terupt’s students, they have moved on from his class and up to seventh grade at the junior high, where they are each facing their own struggles. … Continue reading

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The Unknowns

The Unknowns by Benedict Carey Grades 5-8 Lady Di and Tom Jones (not their real names) live on an island in a trailer park adjacent to the Folsolm Energy nuclear plant. It is a hard scrabble life and they have … Continue reading

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Accidentally Evil

Accidentally Evil by Lara Chapman Grades 4-7 Now in her second year at Dowling Academy, Hallie Simon is ready to learn more about witchcraft and the gifts that she has inherited. As she and her friends delve back into their … Continue reading

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Palace of Lies

Palace of Lies by Margaret Peterson Haddix Grades 4-7 This third book in the Palace Chronicles series picks up where Palace of Mirrors left off. Desmia and her twelve sister-princesses are having their official coronation and learning to work together. … Continue reading

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The XYZs of Being Wicked

The XYZs of Being Wicked by Lara Chapman Grades 4-7 Hallie Simon is excited and nervous about attending the Dowling Academy School of Witchcraft. She is the first witch in five generations in her family to be able to do … Continue reading

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The Friendship Riddle

The Friendship Riddle by Megan Frazer Blakemore Grades 4-6 Ruth is having a hard time in middle school since her former best friend has joined up with one of the “popular” girls. In their small town in Maine it is … Continue reading

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