Middle Grade



Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot
Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16)
by Jeff Kinney | Ages 9+

Give the gift guaranteed to get a standing ovation—the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney! Greg Heffley and sports just don’t mix. But when everything is on the line, will he rise to the occasion?

Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Spooky Stories
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
by Jeff Kinney | Ages 9+

Are you searching for fun and laughter? Scare yourself silly with this instant #1 New York Times bestseller from Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. You’ll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, killer strawberries, and more in these comically terrifying tales.

The Last Cuentista
The Last Cuentista
by Donna Barba Higuera | Ages 10+

“Higuera (Lupe Wong Won’t Dance) explores how story can awaken empathy, hope, and even resistance in an audience. This is the work of a true cuentista: gripping, euphonious, and full of storytelling magic.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review. 

Barb the Last Berzerker
Barb the Last Berzerker
by Dan Abdo and Jason Patt erson | Ages 8+

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power meets Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man in this sidesplitting graphic novel about a young Berzerker who has to rescue her fellow warriors from the evil villain Witch Head before he destroys the world!

Out of my Heart
Out of My Heart
by Sharon M. Draper | Ages 10+

Melody faces her fears to follow her passion in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, NYT bestselling middle grade novel Out of My Mind.

by R. J. Palacio | Ages 10+

An extraordinary new story from #1 NYT bestselling author, R. J. Palacio, about true friendship and the journey of a lifetime.

Barakah Beats
Barakah Beats
by Maleeha Siddiqui | Ages 8+

For fans of The First Rule of Punk and Save Me a Seat, Barakah Beats is a sweet, powerful, and joyous novel about a Muslim girl who finds her voice on her own terms... by joining her school's most popular boy band.

Stuntboy in the Meantime
Stuntboy, in the Meantime
by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Raúl the Third | Ages 7+

From Newbery Medal honoree and #1 NYT bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a hilarious, hopeful, and action-packed middle grade novel about the greatest young superhero you’ve never heard of, filled with illustrations by Raúl the Third.

Pahua and the Soul Stealer
Pahua and the Soul Stealer
by Lori M. Lee | Ages 8+

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents Lori M. Lee's middle grade debut about a lonely Hmong girl who discovers she's a powerful shaman warrior in this fantasy inspired by Southeast Asian mythology.

Hilda: The Wilderness Stories
by Luke Pearson | Ages 8+

This deluxe hardcover treasury collects the first two Hilda graphic novels, which inspired the award-winning animated series on Netflix. Features a previously unreleased Woodman comic, behind-the-scenes material, and an all-new cover by creator Luke Pearson!

City of Dragons
The Awakening Storm
(City of Dragons #1)

by Jaimal Yogis, illustrated by Vivian Truong | Ages 8+

When Grace is given a gift of a dragon egg she discovers that maybe those wonderful stories about dragons might actually be true. Perfect for fans of the Amulet and Wings of Fire graphic novel series.

The Sea Ringed World
The Sea-Ringed Word: Sacred Stories of the Americas
by María Garcia Esperón | Ages 8+

“Hypnotizing...provocative” is how The New York Times describes this collection of sacred stories of the Americas. The Sea-Ringed World—as the Aztecs called it—weaves together vivid language and imagery that begs to be read aloud.


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Spanish Edition:

Cuentos Sagrados de Ámerica

Paperback | $16.99
Spy School at Sea
Spy School at Sea
by Stuart Gibbs | Ages 8+

In the ninth and latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley faces his nemesis, Murray Hill, on the high seas.

Treasury of Magical Tales
Treasury of Magical Tales from Around the World
by Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Christina Balit | Ages 8+

Discover timeless fairy tales and other magical stories from countries and cultures across the globe in this stunningly illustrated book for the whole family. Includes a map of the world and fact boxes that add historical, cultural, and geographic context.

Black Panther Spell Bound
Black Panther Spellbound
by Ronald L. Smith | Ages 8+

The second book in the hit Black Panther Young Prince series from Ronald L. Smith, recipient of the 2016 Coretta Scott King/ John Steptoe New Talent Author Award.

Paradise on Fire
Paradise on Fire
by Jewell Parker Rhodes | Ages 8+

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change.



Black Ballerina
Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy
by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Salena Barnes | Ages 10+

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland comes an illustrated nonfiction collection celebrating dancers of color who have influenced her on and off the stage.

Without Separation
Without Separation: Prejudice, Segregation, and the Case of Roberto Alvarez
by Larry Dane Brimner, Illustrated by Maya Gonzalez | Ages 7+

This picture book sheds light on an important yet little-known civil rights story about a student whose 1931 battle against racism and school segregation in Lemon Grove, CA, is considered the first time an immigrant community used the courts to successfully fight injustice.