The League of Unexceptional Children : When Average Calls, by Gitty Daneshvari

Summary: Evanston, Virginia, twelve-year-olds Jonathan Murray and Shelley Brown are completely average and forgettable until they are recruited to help the League of Unexceptional Children save the Vice President of the United States, who has been kidnapped along with an important code.

Little, Brown

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I’m an Alien and I Want to go Home, by Jo Franklin

Summary: Daniel has only two friends, is unusually tall, is picked on by teachers, and does not look like anyone else in his family, so when he learns his mom saved a newspaper clipping about a meteor that landed nearby on his birthday, he embraces his pretend alien heritage and launches a mission with his two friends to return to his home planet.


Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon

Summary: When little, twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job and at first it seems she will be able to keep the castle open, but Molly has quite a few secrets that could cause trouble.

Dial Books

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Jack : the True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, by Liesl Shurtliff

Summary: Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother’s milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.


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The Book that Proves Time Travel Happens, by Henry Clark

Summary: Twelve-year-olds Ambrose, Tom, and Frankie are transported to the boys’ hometown of Freedom Falls, Ohio, in 1852 when Frankie blows her Romani family’s magical trombone, and to return home they will have to use both Morse code and the ancient form of divination known as the I-Ching.

Little, Brown

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Neon Aliens Ate My Homework, by Nick Cannon

Summary: A collection of humorous poems by the actor and entertainer pays tribute to the poets and urban storytellers that have influenced his life and work.


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Public School Superhero, by James Patterson

Summary:  In Kenny Wright’s active imagination he’s a world famous superhero, but in the real world he’s a sixth grade “Grandma’s Boy” whose struggles to fit in at his Washington D.C. inner city school will put his grades and family loyalty to the test.

Little, Brown

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