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  1. The Last Straw

    by Jeff Kinney
    A young boy's misadventures as he navigates school, family, and friendship.

    The book begins on January 1, with Greg talking about his family's New Year's resolutions. Greg’s resolution is to stop other people from breaking their resolution. He starts three strikes and out. ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Ugly Truth

    by Jeff Kinney
    Greg Heffley navigates the ups and downs of middle school, including crushes, friendships, and embarrassing moments.

    Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased ... (Goodreads)

  3. Rodrick Rules

    by Jeff Kinney
    Greg's older brother Rodrick torments him while their parents are away, leading to hilarious mishaps and sibling rivalry.

    At the start of the book, Greg Heffley explains how bad his summer vacation was in which after being signed up with the swim team without his consent, he had to deal with practice at 7:00 AM, being ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

    by Lincoln Peirce
    Follow the hilarious misadventures of sixth-grader Nate Wright as he navigates school, friends, and family.

    Nate Wright is dreaming when he wakes up to another ordinary morning of his life: breakfast of lumpy raisin oatmeal, his older sister, Ellen, and school. Believing that there will be a test that day ... (Wikipedia)

  5. One False Note

    by Gordon Korman
    Young sleuths solve a centuries-old mystery of a missing musical masterpiece.

    Dan, Amy, and their au pair Nellie, found music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the end of The Maze of Bones, leading them to Vienna, Austria, to learn about him and find a related clue. In Vienna, Amy ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Big Nate on a Roll

    by Lincoln Peirce
    Sixth-grader Nate Wright navigates middle school life with his friends, teachers, and family.

    Nate Wright is in detention, as earlier his art teacher Mr. Rosa asks him to hold a ladder for his rival Artur, so that he can paint the scenery for the school play. He recalls Artur dripping paint ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Big Nate Strikes Again

    by Lincoln Peirce
    Sixth-grader Nate Wright navigates middle school life with his friends and family, often getting into trouble along the way.

    As Nate Wright and his friends Francis and Teddy look at a bulletin board that had baby pictures of the entire sixth grade, Nate points out one picture that he believes is Jenny, but it turns out to ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star

    by Rachel Renée Russell
    Nikki Maxwell navigates the ups and downs of middle school while pursuing her dream of becoming a pop star.

    It’s , ,, Diary of a Wimpy Kid , ,, for girls in this hilarious novel!,, Nikki’s Road to Stardom Checklist:,[Tick] Diva showdown,[Tick] BFF feud,[Tick] Talented entourage to back up VIP (Very ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Maze of Bones

    by Rick Riordan
    An adventure to uncover the truth behind the mysterious Cahill family, and save the world from destruction.

    Many of the well-known names in history are said to be part of the real-life Cahill family, making it "the most powerful family in the world." Amy and Dan, the main protagonists, currently live in ... (Wikipedia)

  10. I Funny: A Middle School Story

    by James Patterson
    A hilarious and heartwarming story of a middle schooler with dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian despite his disability.

    Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian–even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Adventures of Captain Underpants

    by Dav Pilkey
    Mischievous fourth-graders prank their principal, creating a superhero in the process.

    One day, fourth graders George and Harold pull a series of practical jokes at the school's football game, from putting black pepper in the cheerlader’s pom-poms to filling the ball with helium, which ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Hatchet

    by Gary Paulsen
    A boy must learn to survive in the wilderness after a plane crash leaves him stranded.

    Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year-old son of divorced parents. As he travels from Hampton, New York on a single engine Cessna bush plane to visit his father in the oil fields in Northern Canada for ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

    by Rachel Renée Russell
    Middle school drama queen, Nikki Maxwell, navigates the ups and downs of friendships, crushes, and embarrassing family members.

    It’s , ,, Diary of a Wimpy Kid , ,, for girls in this hilarious novel!,, Meet Nikki Maxwell! She's starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art ... (Goodreads)

  14. Spy School

    by Stuart Gibbs
    Ben Ripley is recruited to attend a secret spy school, where he must use his wits to solve a dangerous mystery.

    Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it! Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

    by Dav Pilkey
    Two pranksters must save their school from an army of evil talking toilets created by a mad scientist.

    JH Elementary School is planning on hosting its second annual Invention Convention . Upon seeing the poster for it, George and Harold think to themselves what it would be like to be principals for ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Eagle Strike

    by Anthony Horowitz
    A thrilling adventure of spies and espionage to protect the world from a dangerous terrorist organization.

    In a prelude chapter that takes place fifteen years before the main series, two unnamed assassins (referred to as Hunter and Cossack) travel through the Amazon jungle in search of their target, a ... (Wikipedia)

  17. This Book Is Not Good for You

    by Pseudonymous Bosch
    A warning to readers to put down the book and walk away. A mysterious and dangerous adventure awaits those who continue reading.

    The novel starts out with an African girl named Simone, who tastes a piece of chocolate for the Midnight Sun (as the book centers around the sense of taste , like the first novel, which centers ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Darth Paper Strikes Back

    by Tom Angleberger
    A group of friends create a new origami character, Darth Paper, to fight against their strict school principal.

    The second case file of the, New York Times, bestselling Origami Yoda series from Tom Angleberger! Not such a long time ago, in a middle school not so far away . . . . . . Something amazing happened. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. The Accused

    by John Grisham
    A young lawyer defends a man accused of rape, but soon realizes the case is more complicated than it seems.

    The murder trial of Pete Duffy is about to begin and that is all anyone can talk about. Theo has permission from his teacher to be in court for the opening remarks and to report back to the class ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Stormbreaker

    by Anthony Horowitz
    An ordinary teen is thrust into an extraordinary mission to save the world.

    The book begins with Alex Rider learning that his uncle and legal guardian, Ian Rider, has been killed in a car crash. Unbeknownst to Alex and his housekeeper Jack Starbright, Ian's job as a banker ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Scorpia

    by Anthony Horowitz
    Teen spy Alex Rider's race against time to stop a ruthless criminal organization from enacting a devastating plot.

    After the events of, Eagle Strike, , Alex Rider goes on a school trip to Venice , Italy in order to investigate Scorpia, having been told to do so by Yassen Gregorovich if he wished to learn about ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Stonekeeper

    by Kazu Kibuishi
    A young boy embarks on a magical journey to rescue his mother who has been kidnapped by an evil force.

    Two years after a car accident that killed her husband, Karen has difficulties as a single mother. She and her children, Emily and Navin, move to the old house of Karen's grandfather Silas near San ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Storm Warning

    by Linda Sue Park
    A young girl and her family must evacuate their home due to an approaching hurricane.

    As they were leaving China , Amy and Dan get a call from the Holts telling them that they knew where they were going. Dan and Amy assume Nellie Gomez, their au pair , told the Holts. On the plane, ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Knight at Dawn

    by Mary Pope Osborne
    An adventure to a magical past, where two children outsmart a mean nobleman.

    Peacocks for dinner and boys in skirts?, That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Gall of the castle, a ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

    by Tom Angleberger
    A group of sixth-grade friends use the advice of an origami Yoda to navigate their lives.

    Dwight is a sixth grader at McQuarrie Middle School who is considered quite weird. One day, Dwight folds an origami finger puppet of Yoda , a popular, Star Wars, figure. Through an imitation voice , ... (Wikipedia)

  26. The Cloud Searchers

    by Kazu Kibuishi
    A group of adventurers battle an evil force to save their world from destruction.

    The Elf King, believing that Emily is too dangerous to be left alone, sends Gabilan, an assassin to hunt her down. At the same time, elf soldiers continue to hunt down Trellis, who is continuing his ... (Wikipedia)

  27. The Reptile Room

    by Lemony Snicket
    The story of the Baudelaire orphans, who must outwit the cunning Count Olaf to survive.

    The three Baudelaire orphans have been placed under the care of their closest living relative, herpetologist Dr. Montgomery Montgomery. "Uncle Monty", as he prefers to be called, is a short, chubby ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

    by John Grisham
    Theodore Boone, a 13-year-old aspiring lawyer, gets involved in a high-profile murder trial and uses his legal knowledge to help solve the case.

    The thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestselling author John Grisham! In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone ... (Barnes & Noble)

  29. In Too Deep

    by Jude Watson
    A teenage girl discovers her father's secret past as a thief and must navigate dangerous waters to uncover the truth.

    Amy and Dan have to decide how much they're willing to risk, and what they are. Ian and Natalie Kabra's mother, Isabel, joins the hunt, as she could not stand the mistakes her children have made. The ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Miserable Mill

    by Lemony Snicket
    A young boy faces danger and misfortune at a sinister mill in a mysterious town.

    Violet , Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are traveling on a train heading for Paltryville, the location of the children's new home, the Lucky Smells Lumbermill. Upon arrival, the children learn that they ... (Wikipedia)