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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