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Adventures from the Land of Stories : The Mother Goose Diaries by Chris Colfer
"Mother Goose from The Land of Stories relates her adventures throughout history"-- Provided by publisher.
Ben Braver and the Incredible Exploding Kid by  Marcus Emerson
"Even though Ben Braver saved Kepler Academy from total destruction last year, he knows he still doesn't fit in at his secret middle school for kids with special abilities. Ben's been hiding his lack of super skills, but it's getting harder as his classmates' powers are getting stronger. Will Ben be able to power up before his enemies at school take him down? And will he risk everything to become the ultimate superhero?"-- Publisher's description.
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Ben Braver
Dog Diaries by James Patterson
"When the evil Mrs. Stricker threatens to send Junior, Rafe Khatchadorian's dog, back to the pound, Junior and Rafe go to obedience school to learn how to follow the rules."
Hatched by Bruce Coville
"Gerald the griffin isn't brave enough or fierce enough to fit in with the other griffins of the Enchanted Realm. When he runs away to the human world, he finds himself up to his beak in trouble, friendship, and fun!"-- Provided by publisher.
King of the Bench: No Fear! by Steve Moore
Steve, a self-proclaimed benchwarmer, navigates his first year on the middle school baseball team while suffering from a case of bean-o-phobia--a fear of being hit with the ball!
King of the Mole People by  Paul Gilligan
"Seventh-grader Doug Underbelly strives to be a normal middle-schooler, but as secret King of the Mole People, weird things are attracted to him."
My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list. First in a series.
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"My Life"
Odd Gods by  David Slavin
Grade 3-7. ________ Age 8-12. ________ "Oddonis may be the son of Zeus, but he's a little bit odd for a god. He's so odd, in fact, he's not sure if he has any powers at all. And if that isn't enough, his twin brother Adonis is the most popular, most athletic, and most otherworldly handsome god of them all. Oddonis's future at Mount Olympus Middle isn't looking bright, especially when he makes the last-minute decision to run against Adonis to be class president. With the help of his friends Mathena (goddess of math and poultry), Germes (god of all things sniffling and snotty), Puneous (the smallest god of them all), and Gaseous (enough said?), Oddonis is determined to win the race, prove that his friends are as good as any Greek god, and maybe, just maybe, find out what his true powers really are.--|cPublisher's description."
Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever by  Rachel RenĂ©e Russell
?Nikki and her bandmates are looking forward to an AWESOME summer on tour as the opening act for the world famous Bad Boyz! Nikki is a little worried when her frenemy, MacKenzie Hollister, weasels her way into a social media intern position with the tour. But she has a total MELTDOWN when she learns that MacKenzie is her new roommate! Will Nikki survive her dream tour as it quickly goes from AWESOME to AWFUL?!" --|
The Secrets to Ruling School Without Even Trying by Neil Swaab
Self-proclaimed middle school expert and life coach Max Corrigan offers advice and practical tips on such topics as how and why to join cliques, how to deal with gym class, pretending to be sick, and acing tests without being caught cheating.
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Max Corrigan
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks, but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.
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Terrible Two
The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
"Told in alternating voices, the teacher and students in room 117 find their lives changed over the course of a school year."
Updated 12/04/2019