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Accidental Trouble Magnet by  Zanib Mian
"Imaginative Omar goes through the ups and downs of starting a new school and making new friends with the help of his wonderful (and silly) Muslim family" --|cProvided by publisher. Ages 8-12. First published in Great Britain by Hodder and Stoughton, 2019.
Alien Superstar by Henry Winkler
"No one is shocked by the six-eyed alien strolling around the Universal back lot. The tourists just think he's part of the show. It doesn't take long for Buddy to land a role on a popular TV show, playing (of course) an alien. He becomes an overnight heartthrob and is suddenly faced with legions of adoring fans, rides in glamorous limos, and appearances at all-the-shrimp-you-can-eat red carpet parties. But can Buddy maintain his secret identity while in the spotlight?"
Awesome Dog 5000 by  Justin Dean
"After moving to a new town, fifth-grader Marty worries about fitting in and must go up against a scientist out for revenge when he discovers a robotic dog in his new house."
Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar
"Follows the adventures and misadventures of students and staff as they cope with the effects of a large, gloomy cloud that has settled over Wayside School."
Camp Shady Crook by Lee Gjertsen Malone
"Budding con artists Archie and Vivien spend a summer at a dilapidated, mismanaged Vermont camp competing to get whatever they want from their fellow campers."
Dawn Raid by  Pauline Vaeluaga Smith
After the police raid their house, Lenny starts talking about protests and injustices against Pacific Islanders by the government, which inspires the whole family to become involved in the movement."
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat
Nervous about middle school because her family does not get her and her friends know exactly what they want to do, Abbie Wu searches for her own passion before discovering a knack for leadership when injustices in the cafeteria come to light.
Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein
P.T. and his friend Gloria must solve a mystery at the world's wackiest motel: The Wonderland.
Jake the Fake Keeps It Real by  Craig Robinson
"Having faked his way into the Music and Art Academy, a performing arts school for gifted students where his talented older sister rules, sixth-grader Jake, a jokester who can barely play an instrument, will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him."
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Pleased to Meet Me by  S. G Wilson
"Thirteen-year-old Meade Macon attends Me Con, a convention where he meets different versions of himself from across the multiverse"--|cProvided by publisher.
TBH, This Is SO Awkward by Lisa Greenwald
"Told entirely in text messages, emails, and notes, best friends Prianka, Gabby, and Cecily find their friendship tested by busily planning a spring fair, bullying, and boys."
The Magic Eraser by Aaron Starmer
"When Carson Cooper learns magical Locker 37's combination, he is only seeking something to fix the stain on his pants, but gets a pink rubber eraser that can erase absolutely anything."
The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein
"When seventh-grader Jake McQuade mistakes the world's first ingestible knowledge pills for jelly beans, he suddenly knows all about physics and geometry and can speak Swahili (though Spanish would be a lot more useful)--but his sort-of girlfriend Grace thinks they can use his new found brilliance to save their middle school from the new principal, who is conspiring to get it shut down." Ages 8-12. |bRandom House Children's Books.
Updated 07/12/2021