Afterlife Academy, by Frank Cole

Summary:  A twelve-year-old boy and his Guardian Agent, sent from The Afterlife Academy on his first mission, must work together and save Earth from an eclectic horde of blundering enemies.

Delacorte

Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Summary:  Ally’s greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn’t know how to read

Penguin

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Dangerous Deception, by Peg Kehret

Summary:  Sixth-grader Emmy and her classmates start a secret community service project to help a hungry family, but soon Emmy finds herself involved in a home burglary ring operated by the family’s neighbor.

Dutton

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Pack of Dorks, by Beth Vrabel

Summary:  Propelled from coolest to lamest after trying to kiss Tom Lemmings, Lucy tries to navigate the social hierarchy of fourth grade.

Sky Pony Press

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Hive Mind, by Timothy Bradley

Hive MindSummary: Sidney Jamison was bored. But everything changed when Sidney was invited to attend Sci Hi, where students play Zero-G dodgeball and create eyeball-eating zombies. This year, the students at Sci Hi are studying Colony Collapse Disorder, which is killing millions of bees around the world. When Sidney and his friends find themselves inside a beehive, they must use everything they’ve learned to save the bees – and themselves – from a monster-sized hornet.

Argosy

 

The Bully Book, by Eric Kahn Gale

Bully BookSummary:  This is loosely based on incidents that happened to the author in sixth grade through the lens of a mystery novel. His character, Eric Haskins, doesn’t take his situation lying down; he searches for the answers, and unlike many of us who went through something awful, he finds them. Though they’re not what he expected.

Harper

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Lawless, by Jeffrey Salane

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Summary:  M Freeman has been homeschooled her entire life. So M has no idea just how unusual her education has been – not until she leaves home to attend the prestigious (and mysterious) Lawless School. Suddenly, it’s very clear to M that her tutors have been preparing her all along for a life of crime. M’s newfound talent for criminal mischief soon brings her to the attention of the Masters, the secretive school’s most secretive clique.  But when her first real-world heist goes wrong, M is left wondering: Is there truly honor among thieves?

Scholastic

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