Middle Grade Book Club

 

Book lovers ages 8-12 meet every month to discuss a particular title. Runs
for about an hour, usually involves a craft or at least doodling. No snacks
yet.

Date: Every fourth Sunday       
Time: 6:30

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Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen By Anne Nesbet Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536223064
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Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2022

May 2024 pick for the Middle Grade Book Club at Books Inc. Pruneyard


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You Are Here: Connecting Flights By Ellen Oh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063239098
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Published: Allida - February 27th, 2024

April 2024 pick for the Middle Grade Book Club at Books Inc. Campbell 


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Out of Range By Heidi Lang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665903356
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 20th, 2023

March 2023 The Amazing Mysterious Potato Book Reading Society book club pick 


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Sisters of the Neversea By Cynthia L. Smith Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062869982
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Published: Heartdrum - May 3rd, 2022

The Mysterious Potato Book Reading Society Pick October 2023


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The Swag Is in the Socks By Kelly J. Baptist Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593380895
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Published: Yearling - August 2nd, 2022

October 2023 The Amazing Mysterious Potato Book Reading Society Book Club Pick


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The Last Shadow Warrior By Sam Subity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338636086
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 7th, 2023

August 2023 The Amazing Mysterious Potato Books Reading Society Book club pick 


Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers By Margaret Peterson Haddix, Anne Lambelet (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062838384
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 3rd, 2020

July 2023 Pick 


Maizy Chen's Last Chance: (Newbery Honor Award Winner) By Lisa Yee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984830272
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Published: Yearling - April 4th, 2023

June 2023 Pick 


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Lotería By Karla Arenas Valenti, Dana Sanmar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karla Arenas Valenti, Dana Sanmar (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593176993
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Published: Yearling - January 31st, 2023

May 2023 Pick 


Falling Short By Ernesto Cisneros Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062881731
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 14th, 2023

April 2023 Pick 


The Book of Fatal Errors: First Book in the Feylawn Chronicles By Dashka Slater Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250791795
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Published: Square Fish - March 1st, 2022

Becoming Muhammad Ali By James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316498173
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Published: jimmy patterson - May 3rd, 2022

The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm #1): 10th Anniversary Edition (Sisters Grimm, The) By Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419720055
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - May 2nd, 2017

November 2022 Selection :

Enter a world of fractured fairy tales and magical mysteries in this first installment of the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series

Orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their newly discovered grandmother, Relda Grimm, in the strange town of Ferryport Landing. The girls soon learn a family secret: that they are descendants of the famous Brothers Grimm, whose book of fairy tales is actually a history book. When a terrorizing giant goes on a rampage through the town, it's up to the Sisters Grimm to stop him and to solve the mystery of who set the giant loose in the first place. Was it Mayor Charming, formerly Prince Charming, who desperately wants his kingdom back? The Three Not-So-Little Pigs, the shifty town cops? Or one of the many other fairy-tale characters who seem to have it out for the Grimms?

Repackaged in paperback with new cover art, these anniversary editions of the beloved Sisters Grimm series are the perfect opportunity for existing fans to revisit the adventures of the Grimm family and for new readers to discover the magic of the series for the first time.


Midnight at the Barclay Hotel By Fleur Bradley, Xavier Bonet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fleur Bradley, Xavier Bonet (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593202913
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021

October 2022 Selection:

Hunting ghosts and solving the case before checkout? All in a weekend's work.

Read the novel that New York Times bestselling author, Chris Grabenstein calls, My kind of mystery!


Dragon Mountain: Volume 1 By Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781454943945
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Published: Union Square Kids - July 27th, 2021

April 2022 Selection:

Beast Quest meets Percy Jackson in this epic new middle-grade fantasy series

Deep within the mountain, a great creature stirred in its sleep. Its eyes rolled back in its head, and its wings jerked wide open...

When 12-year-old Billy Chan finds out his parents are sending him to a summer camp in middle-of-nowhere China, he doesn't know what to expect. There he meets fellow campers Dylan, Charlotte, and Ling-Fei, and together they stumble upon an age-old secret: there are four powerful warrior dragons hidden deep within the mountain behind the camp They need the children's help to set them free before terrible evil in the guise of the Dragon of Death is unleashed upon the earth. Billy and his friends must set off on a dangerous adventure that will take them to the heart of the Dragon Realm. But can they save the dragon and human worlds from destruction?


Something to Say By Lisa Moore Ramée Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062836724
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 4th, 2021

March 2022 Selection:

From the author of A Good Kind of Trouble, a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book, comes another unforgettable story about finding your voice—and finding your people. Perfect for fans of Sharon Draper, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds.

Eleven-year-old Jenae doesn’t have any friends—and she’s just fine with that. She’s so good at being invisible in school, it’s almost like she has a superpower, like her idol, Astrid Dane. At home, Jenae has plenty of company, like her no-nonsense mama; her older brother, Malcolm, who is home from college after a basketball injury; and her beloved grandpa, Gee.

Then a new student shows up at school—a boy named Aubrey with fiery red hair and a smile that won’t quit. Jenae can’t figure out why he keeps popping up everywhere she goes. The more she tries to push him away, the more he seems determined to be her friend. Despite herself, Jenae starts getting used to having him around.

But when the two are paired up for a class debate about the proposed name change for their school, Jenae knows this new friendship has an expiration date. Aubrey is desperate to win and earn a coveted spot on the debate team.

There’s just one problem: Jenae would do almost anything to avoid speaking up in front of an audience—including risking the first real friendship she’s ever had.


The Boy at the Back of the Class By Onjali Q. Raúf Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984850812
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Published: Yearling - July 28th, 2020

February 2022 Selection:

In the vein of timely titles such as Katherine Applegate's Wishtree and Alan Gratz's Refugee comes a touching, accessible middle-grade debut about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, as well as the life-changing power of friendship and standing as an ally.

There used to be an empty chair at the back of Mrs. Khan's classroom, but on the third Tuesday of the school year a new kid fills it: nine-year-old Ahmet, a Syrian refugee. The whole class is curious about this new boy--he doesn't seem to smile, and he doesn't talk much. But after learning that Ahmet fled a Very Real War" and was separated from his family along the way, a determined group of his classmates band together to concoct the Greatest Idea in the World--a magnificent plan to reunite Ahmet with his loved ones.

Balancing humor and heart, this relatable story about the refugee crisis from the perspective of kids highlights the community-changing potential of standing as an ally and reminds readers that everyone deserves a place to call home.


Show Me a Sign (Show Me a Sign, Book 1): (Book #1 in the Show Me a Sign Trilogy) By Ann Clare LeZotte Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338255829
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 21st, 2021

January 2022 Selection:

Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, over a hundred years later, many people there -- including Mary -- are deaf, and nearly everyone can communicate in sign language. Mary has never felt isolated. She is proud of her lineage.

But recent events have delivered winds of change. Mary's brother died, leaving her family shattered. Tensions over land disputes are mounting between English settlers and the Wampanoag people. And a cunning young scientist has arrived, hoping to discover the origin of the island's prevalent deafness. His maniacal drive to find answers soon renders Mary a "live specimen" in a cruel experiment. Her struggle to save herself is at the core of this penetrating and poignant novel that probes our perceptions of ability and disability.

This critically acclaimed winner of the Schneider Family Book Award joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!