Nanny X, by Madelyn Rosenberg

Nanny XSummary:  Ten-year-old Alison and eight-year-old Jake discover that their nanny is working undercover to catch criminals.

Holiday House

 

I Kill the Mockingbird, by Paul Acampora

I Kill the MockingbirdSummary:  When best friends Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic.

Roaring Brook

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Another Day as Emily, by Eileen Spinelli

Another Day as EmilySummary:  Susie is jealous when her brother is deemed a town hero, so she finds solace in the poetry and reclusive lifestyle of Emily Dickinson.

Knopf

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Book of Bad Things, by Dan Poblocki

Book of Bad ThingsSummary:  Although twelve-year-old Cassidy Bean keeps a book of bad things, she did not expect her summer with the Tremont family in rural New Jersey to be one of them–but this year Ursula, a local hoarder, has died under mysterious circumstances, and Cassidy finds that there a great many bad and dangerous things hidden in her house, including, perhaps, her vengeful ghost.

Scholastic

The Meaning of Maggie, by Megan Jean Sovern

Meaning of MaggieSummary:  Eleven-year-old Maggie Mayfield is an A-plus student with big plans for herself, but at this moment she is also facing a lot of problems–like starting middle school and figuring out how to help her father who is out of work and in a wheelchair.

Chronicle

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Almost Super, by Marion Jensen

Almost SuperSummary:  Two brothers in a family of superheroes are forced to reexamine everything they knew about being super when the powers they receive are total duds and their enemy is revealed to be just like they are.

Harper

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Fly Away, by Patricia MacLachlan

Fly AwaySummary:  While in North Dakota helping her Aunt Frankie prepare for a possible flood, Lucy finds her voice as a poet with the help of her two-year-old brother Teddy, the rest of their family, and a few cows.

Margaret McElderry

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Poached, by Stuart Gibbs

PoachedSummary:  Twelve-year-old Teddy Fitzroy is the prime suspect when FunJungle’s newly-acquired koala goes missing, thanks to a prank staged by middle school bully Vance Jessup.

Simon & Schuster

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The Secret Box, by Whitaker Ringwald

Secret BoxSummary:  On her twelfth birthday, Jax Malone receives an odd, unopenable present from an estranged aunt. When Jax and her cousins Ethan and Tyler go on a quest to open the box, they uncover a mystery with magical consequences.

Katherine Tegen

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Anna was Here, by Jane Kurtz

Anna was HereSummary:  Three generations of the Nickel family reunite when fourth-grader Anna, her Mom and Dad, and four-year-old sister Isabella relocate to Oakwood, Kansas.

Greenwillow

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The Center of Everything, by Linda Urban

Center of EverythingSummary:  For Ruby Pepperdine, the center of everything is on the rooftop of Pepperdine Motors, stargazing from the circle of her grandmother Gigi’s hug. Now Ruby’s best friend, Lucy, is mad at her. Worst of all, Ruby regrets what happened with Gigi. And now it’s too late to make things right. But Ruby has one last hope. It all depends on what happens on Bunning Day, when the entire town will hear her read her winning essay. And it all depends on her twelfth birthday wish– unless she messes that up too.

Harcourt

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Water Castle, by Megan Frazer Blakemore

Water CastleSummary:  When Ephraim learns of the Fountain of Youth that is supposed to be at his family’s castle home, he’s sure finding it can cure his dad. With Mallory and Will’s help, the trio embarks on a mission that brings them deep into their families’ shared history and on a quest that will blur the lines of magic and science.

Walker

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Dumpling Days, by Grace Lin

Summary: When Pacy, her two sisters, and their parents go to Taiwan to celebrate Grandma’s sixtieth birthday, the girls learn a great deal about their heritage.

Little, Brown

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Dreamsleeves, by Coleen Paratore

Summary:  During a momentous summer, thirteen-year-old Aislinn’s dreams include that her father will stop drinking and give her more freedom, that her fifth sibling will be born safely, that she will not lose her best friend or her potential boyfriend, and that she can teach members of her community both to express their dreams and to help others’ dreams come true.

Scholastic

A Month of Sundays, by Ruth White

Summary:  In the summer of 1956 while her mother is in Florida searching for a job, fourteen-year-old April Garnet Rose, who has never met her father, stays with her terminally ill aunt in Virginia and accompanies her as she visits different churches, looking for God.

FS&G

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