Welcome to Dog Beach, by Lisa Greenwald

Welcome to Dog BeachSummary:  Eleven-year-old Remy loves the traditions of Sea Gate, the island where her family spends every summer vacation, but after her grandmother and a special dog die, and her relationship with best friends changes, Remy takes comfort in the company of the Dog Beach–where she hatches a plan to bring her friends closer and recapture the Sea Gate magic.

Amulet

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The Riverman, by Aaron Starmer

RivermanSummary:  The first book in a trilogy about a girl who claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children and the boy she asks to write her biography because she fears her soul may be next.

FS&G

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Say It Ain’t So, by Josh Berk

Say It Aint SoSummary:  Lenny gets jealous when Mike makes the school baseball team, but together they and Other Mike stumble upon a stealing signals scandal that could go further up than anyone knows.

Knopf

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A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd

Summary: Snicker of Magic The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic–but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.

Scholastic

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The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill, by Megan Frazer Blakemore

Spy Catchers of Maple HillSummary:  Hazel Kaplansky and new student Samuel Butler investigate rumors that a Russian spy has infiltrated their small Vermont town, amidst the fervor of Cold War era McCarthyism, but more is revealed than they could ever have imagined.

Bloomsbury

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The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days, by Michele Hurwitz

Summer I Saved the World in 65 DaysSummary:  Inspired by her late grandmother, thirteen-year-old Nina spends a summer secretly doing good deeds for her neighbors and enjoying the changes she brings about, even as she is dealing with changing friendships and family issues.

Random House

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Winter Sky, by Patricia Reilly Giff

Winter SkySummary:  Almost twelve-year-old Siria, who chases firetrucks in the middle of the night to ensure her fire fighter dad’s safety, learns about bravery one winter as she tries to mend a broken friendship.

Wendy Lamb

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Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere, by Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey Battle of the AmpereSummary:  To stop Hatch from using the Elgen fleet to gain world power, Michael and the rest of the Electroclan must destroy the lead ship, but divisions within the Electroclan threaten the success of their operation.

Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink

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far far away, by Tom McNeal

far far awaySummary:  When Jeremy Johnson Johnson’s strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.

Alfred A. Knopf

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Rosy and the Secret Friend, by Margaret McNamara

Rosy and the Secret FriendFairy Bell SistersSummary:  Usually, when the Summer People take over the cottages of Sheepskerry Island, the Fairy Bell Sisters go into hiding, but when kind-hearted Rosy realizes that a Summer Child named Louisa needs help, she does the unthinkable and befriends her.

Balzer+Bray

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Doll Bones, by Holly Black

Doll BonesSummary:  Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Kicks: Saving the Team, by Alex Morgan

Saving the teamThe Kicks series
Summary: After moving to California, seventh-grader Devin is afraid she will not make the soccer team but finds, instead, a team is so bad that she is compelled to take the lead and turn it into something the players and coach can all be proud of.

Simon & Schuster

Hidden Summer, by Gin Phillips

Hidden SummerSummary: When twelve-year-old Nell and her best friend, Lydia, are forbidden to see each other, they hatch a plan to spend their summer days in an abandoned miniature golf course, where they soon find others in search of a home.

Dial

Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt

TwerpSummary: In Queens, New York, in 1969, twelve-year-old Julian Twerski writes a journal for his English teacher in which he explores his friendships and how they are effected by girls, a new student who may be as fast as Julian, and especially an incident of bullying.

Random House

Rogue, by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

RogueSummary: An eighth-grade girl with Asperger’s syndrome tries to befriend her new neighbor, facing many challenges along the way.

Nancy Paulsen Books

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