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 116 weeks


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#2 THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

Katherine Applegate

A gorilla living in a mall meets an elephant.

On the bestsellers list for 101 weeks


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#3 BROWN GIRL DREAMING

Jacqueline Woodson

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

On the bestsellers list for 12 weeks


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#4 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 15 weeks


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#5 KID PRESIDENT'S GUIDE TO BEING AWESOME

Brad Montague and Rob Novak

How kids can change the world.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#6 THE CROSSOVER

Kwame Alexander

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

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#7 PLUTO

R J Palacio

A look at Auggie Pullman’s life before Beecher Prep; a "Wonder" e-book short story.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#8 THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1

Valorie Schaefer

The changing body.

On the bestsellers list for 87 weeks


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#9 THE TERRIBLE TWO

Mac Barnett and Jory John

Pranksters duel in a sleepy town.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#10 OUT OF MY MIND

Sharon M Draper

A girl longs to speak.

On the bestsellers list for 59 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 THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH

Jennifer L Holm

A cranky boy resembles Ellie’s grandfather.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#13 HOUSE OF ROBOTS

James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

A robot signs up for a fifth-grade class.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#14 BOOK OF THE DEAD

Michael Northrop

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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