Drive Me Crazy, by Terra Elan McVoy

Summary: When Lana’s and Cassie’s grandparents marry each other, the girls find themselves stuck together on a crazy summer road trip that will change the course of their friendship and their lives.

Katherine Tegen Books

Kate Walden Directs: Bride of Slug Man, by Julie Mata

Summary: A budding middle school movie director juggles her second feature film and her very first crush.

Disney Hyperion

Return to Augie Hobble, by Lane Smith

Summary: New Mexico middle-schooler Augie Hobble grapples with adolescence, paranormal mysteries, an overdue Creative Arts project, and heartbreaking loss while working his father’s theme park, Fairy Tale Place.

Roaring Brook Press

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Like a River: a Civil War Novel, by Kathy Cannon Wiechman

Summary:  Two Union soldiers, one too young to have properly enlisted, and the other a girl disguised as a boy, find themselves struggling through the rigors and horrors of war, from amputation to the Andersonville prison camp.

Calkins Creek

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Best Friend Next Door, by Carolyn Backler

Summary: This story of a friendship between two girls has honesty and charm. While Hannah and Emme are alike in so many ways, they’re also different in some wrong ways, too. Is this the perfect friendship . . . or a recipe for disaster?




Blue Birds, by Caroline Starr Rose

Summary: As tensions rise between the English settlers and the Native peoples on Roanoke Island, twelve-year-old Alis forms an impossible friendship with a native girl named Kimi.


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Year of the Three Sisters, by Andrea Cheng

Summary:  Twelve-year-old Anna’s friend Andee spearheads a campaign to bring Fan from China to Cincinnati on a year-long cultural exchange, but before Fan even arrives Anna is concerned that Andee and Fan are too different to get along.


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