Bending Over Backwards
by Cari Simmons
Molly Larsen has a plan to avoid being friendless in her new middle school--immediately identify and befriend the IT girl--but Molly's plan isn't foolproof, and her scheme may result in her being embarrassingly branded THAT girl instead.
Best Friend Next Door
by Carolyn Mackler
Two girls who share a birthday and palindromic names struggle with respective parental challenges and loneliness while gradually overcoming their differences to become close friends.
by Erin Entrada Kelly
Bullied at school, eighth-grader Apple, a Filipino American who loves the music of the Beatles, decides to change her life by learning how to play the guitar.
by Alex Morgan
With the playoffs over, Devin and her seventh-grade friends decide to try out for a soccer travel team, but friendships are threatened because not everyone makes it on to the tough, competitive team.
My Secret Guide to Paris
by Lisa Schroeder
Twelve-year-old Nora has always dreamed of going to Paris with her grandmother, but when her grandmother dies it seems like Paris is gone with her--until Nora finds three airline tickets in a trunk, and sets out to persuade her mother to use them.
Shadows of Sherwood
by Kekla Magoon
When Nott City is taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown, and her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley flees for her life and joins a group of children trying to take back what is rightfully theirs in this futuristic retelling of Robin Hood.
by Kate Hanningan
Cousins Willow and Delia return to the kitchen as their family welcomes a new baby in the second book in the illustrated Cupcake Cousins serie
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly
In rural Texas in 1900, when a storm blows change into town in the form of a visiting veterinarian, twelve-year-old Callie discovers a life and a vocation she desperately wants. But with societal expectations as they are, she will need all her wits and courage to realize her dreams.
The Girl With the Glass Bird
by Esme Kerr
At Knight's Haddon, a remote all-girls boarding school, feisty orphan Edie is assigned to spy on fragile, exotic Anastasia. Instead, the two become best friends--and discover a sinister mystery.