Book of Dares for Lost Friends, by Jane Kelley

Summary:  New York City middle-schooler Val teams up with a strange boy who lives in an even stranger bookshop to save her best friend who has lost her way in this story about universal friendship.

Feiwel and Friends

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A Nearer Moon, by Melanie Crowder

Summary:  Long ago the dam formed, the lively river turned into a swamp, and the wasting illness came to Luna’s village, and now that her little sister is sick Luna will do anything to save her, even offer herself to the creature that lives in the swamp on the day of the nearer moon–a lonely and bitter water sprite who was left behind when her people fled through a door to another world.

Atheneum

Rules for Stealing Stars, by Corey Ann Haydu

Summary: Four sisters rely on each other–and a bit of mysterious magic–to cope with their mother’s illness.

Katherine Tegen Books

Upside-Down Magic, by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

Summary: Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are just four of the students in Dunwiddle Magic School’s Upside-Down Magic class. In their classroom, lessons are unconventional, students are unpredictable, and magic has a tendency to turn wonky at the worst possible moments. Because it’s always amazing, the trouble a little wonky magic can cause . . .

Scholastic

 

Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley

Summary: When he realizes that his grandfather’s stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus–and to use its magic to save his grandfather’s life.

Dial Books

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Backyard Witch: Sadie’s Story, by Christine Heppermann

Backyard Witch #1
Summary: When her two best friends take a vacation without her, nine-year-old Sadie meets a witch who takes her on a bird-watching adventure. Includes birding tips.

Greenwillow Books

Milo Speck Accidental Agent, by Linda Urban

Summary: When Milo Speck enters Ogregon, a land populated with hungry ogres, enormous turkeys, children needing rescue, and his own, ordinary, salesman-father, his top priority is to escape–but only after thwarting a plot to turn children everywhere into ogre snack food.

Houghton Mifflin

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