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Balthazar Fabuloso in the Lair of the Humbugs
by I.J. Brindle
As part of his family's magic act, eleven-year-old Balthazar is the only member without real magical powers, but when his family disappears in the middle of a performance, Balthazar must work with with a ragtag crew of misfits to save the day.
by Neil Swaab
Self-proclaimed middle school expert and campaign manager Max Corrigan offers advice and practical tips on how to run for class president and win votes, including the essential skills needed to make a viral video, trade your lunch in the school cafeteria, and put a positive spin on any situation.
by Richard Scrimger
Fred is a sixth-grader reeling from the loss of his beloved dog, Casey. Every day he walks home from school bouncing Casey's old worn-out tennis ball. One day, the ball falls down a sewer grate, and Fred can't bear to leave it down there. He pries open the grate and stumbles down. Through the sewer, Fred enters a parallel universe: Casey is alive, his mom and sister are happier, and there's a version of Fred who's happier too. Can everything that is lost be found again?
by Gary Paulsen
A boy reminisces about the magic of the man who raised him and the tales that he used to tell about the power of nature and how to live in it, and more importantly, how to respect it.
Middle school, the worst years of my life
by James Patterson
When Rafe Khatchadorian enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, "Leo the Silent," to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school's code of conduct. First of the series.
by Gordon Korman
When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service.