Childrens Middle Grade

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#1 WONDER

R J Palacio

A boy with a facial deformity enters a mainstream school.

On the bestsellers list for 121 weeks


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#2 THE CROSSOVER

Kwame Alexander

The story of a hoops prodigy’s family, told in verse.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#3 THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

Katherine Applegate

A gorilla living in a mall meets an elephant.

On the bestsellers list for 106 weeks


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#4 BROWN GIRL DREAMING

Jacqueline Woodson

A memoir in verse; a 2014 National Book Award winner.

On the bestsellers list for 17 weeks


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#5 PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO

James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

Kenny and his superhero friend fight to help their big-city school.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#6 FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ELECTRO-FINGER

Jon Scieszka

The invention of a wireless-energy machine.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#7 OUT OF MY MIND

Sharon M Draper

A brilliant girl with cerebral palsy longs to speak.

On the bestsellers list for 64 weeks


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#8 I AM MALALA

Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick

The Pakistani girl who risked her life for education and won the Nobel Peace Prize.

On the bestsellers list for 20 weeks


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#9 THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1

Valorie Schaefer

The changing body.

On the bestsellers list for 92 weeks


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#10 FLORA AND ULYSSES

Kate DiCamillo

A rodent with unusual powers.

On the bestsellers list for 46 weeks


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#11 A LONG WALK TO WATER

Linda Sue Park

A Sudanese tale of survival.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#12 FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR

Jon Scieszka

A boy tries to win a science prize to save his grandfather's fix-it shop.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#13 THE TERRIBLE TWO

Mac Barnett and Jory John

Pranksters duel in a sleepy town.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#14 HOUSE OF ROBOTS

James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

An extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth-grade class.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#15 ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY

Chris Grabenstein

After spending the night in a locked, futuristic library, a group must find its way out. 

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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