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 123 weeks


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#2 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 3 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 108 weeks


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#4 THE CROSSOVER

Kwame Alexander

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

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#5 ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY

Chris Grabenstein

A group is locked in a futuristic library.

On the bestsellers list for 28 weeks


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#6 BROWN GIRL DREAMING

Jacqueline Woodson

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

On the bestsellers list for 19 weeks


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#7 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 21 weeks


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#8 THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1

Valorie Schaefer

The changing body.

On the bestsellers list for 94 weeks


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#9 OUT OF MY MIND

Sharon M Draper

A brilliant girl with cerebral palsy longs to speak.

On the bestsellers list for 66 weeks


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#10 THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS

Chris Grabenstein

Stories appear to develop a real life of their own.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#11 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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#12 FLORA AND ULYSSES

Kate DiCamillo

A rodent with unusual powers.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#13 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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#14 THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 2

Cara Natterson

Tips for older girls.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#15 A LONG WALK TO WATER

Linda Sue Park

A Sudanese tale of survival.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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