Marvin and the Moths
by Matthew Holm
Middle school is off to a depressing start for Marvin Watson, his new baby brother is proving to be a disappointment, and now his town is being threatened by a horde of mutant bugs, including a hungry spider that quotes Shakespeare--and if that is not enough there are three sarcastic man-sized moths living in the attic.
by Michael Dante DiMartino
In twelve-year-old Giacomo's Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. Every artist possesses a Genius, a birdlike creature that is the living embodiment of an artist's creative spirit. Those caught with one face severe punishment, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he's in big trouble.
The Best Man
by Richard Peck
Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget.
The Changer's Key
by Kent Davis
Training to become a soldier in a prophesied war, Ruby Teach endures experiments by army scientists who believe her blood holds the key to victory, while Captain Teach and her motley friends embark on a daring effort to rescue her.
The Hammer of Thor
by Rick Riordan
Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin.
by Ridley Pearson
Before James grew up to be a ruthless, remorseless villain, he was a curious boy from Boston, with a penchant for trouble and an acid tongue. Thrown into a boarding school against his wishes, James winds up rooming with a most unlikely companion: a lanky British know-it-all named Sherlock Holmes ("Lock" to his friends).
The Littlest Bigfoot
by Jennifer Weiner
The story of twelve-year-old Alice, a misfit who is ignored by her own family and shipped off to boarding school. She'd love a friend, and one day she rescues mysterious Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake. Millie, it turns out, is a Bigfoot, part of a clan that lives deep in the woods. Alice swears to protect Millie and her tribe, and the two girls try to find a place where they both fit in.
The Other Boy
by M.G. Hennessey
Twelve-year-old Shane Woods is just a regular boy. He loves pitching for his baseball team, working on his graphic novel, and hanging out with his best friend, Josh. But Shane is keeping something private, something that might make a difference to his friends and teammates, even Josh. And when a classmate threatens to reveal his secret, Shane's whole world comes crashing down.
The Secret Keepers
by Trenton Lee Stewart
When twelve-year-old Reuben finds a peculiar, magical watch that has the power to turn its wearer invisible, he's propelled on the adventure of a lifetime.
The Ungrateful Dead
by Rose Cooper
All Annabel Craven wants is to be normal. But that's hard to do when ghosts keep texting her. And keeping her secret from her nosy new stepsister isn't going to be easy. When a ghost girl named Harper who begs Annabel to help her rejoin the living, Annabel warns her that it's impossible. Once you're dead, you can't just start living again... or can you?