Childrens Middle Grade

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#1 THE ISLE OF THE LOST

Melissa de la Cruz

Children of famous villains band together to retrieve the Dragon’s Eye; a Descendants novel.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#2 WONDER

R J Palacio

A boy with a facial deformity enters a mainstream school.

On the bestsellers list for 134 weeks


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#3 HITLER'S LAST DAYS

Bill O'Reilly

An account of the collapse of the Third Reich and the death of the Nazi leader.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#4 THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

Katherine Applegate

A gorilla living in a mall meets an elephant.

On the bestsellers list for 118 weeks


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#5 COUNTING BY 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan

Willow struggles to adjust after the death of her adoptive parents.

On the bestsellers list for 10 weeks


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#6 OUT OF MY MIND

Sharon M Draper

A brilliant girl with cerebral palsy longs to speak.

On the bestsellers list for 77 weeks


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#7 THE CROSSOVER

Kwame Alexander

A hoops prodigy’s family story, told in verse.

On the bestsellers list for 17 weeks


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#8 THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1

Valorie Schaefer

The changing body.

On the bestsellers list for 104 weeks


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#9 ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY

Chris Grabenstein

A group of kids find themselves locked in a futuristic library.

On the bestsellers list for 38 weeks


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#10 BROWN GIRL DREAMING

Jacqueline Woodson

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

On the bestsellers list for 30 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 I AM MALALA

Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick

A girl risks her life for education.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#13 FLORA AND ULYSSES

Kate DiCamillo

A rodent with unusual powers.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#14 THE PRINCESS IN BLACK

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Princess Magnolia’s alter ego.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#15 RAD AMERICAN WOMEN A-Z

Kate Schatz

History-shaping rebels, trailblazers and visionaries.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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