LYRC 2022-2023 6-8th Grade

96 Miles By J. L. Esplin Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250192288
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Published: Starscape - August 3rd, 2021

Now in paperback: J. L. Esplin's 96 Miles is a survival story sure to appeal to fans of Gary Paulsen’s classic Hatchet and Lauren Tarshis’s bestselling I Survived series.

21 days without power. Two brothers on a desperate trek. 72 hours before time runs out...


Bloom (The Overthrow #1) By Kenneth Oppel Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524773038
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Published: Yearling - May 4th, 2021

"The perfect book right now for young readers searching for hope, strength, inspiration — and just a little horticultural havoc."—New York Times
 
The first book in a can't-put-it-down, can't-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy that's part Hatchet, part Alien!


City Spies By James Ponti Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534414921
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Published: Aladdin - January 26th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!
A GMA3 Summer Reading Squad Selection!
“Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight.” —People
“Will keep young readers glued to the page…So when do I get the sequel?” —Beth McMullen, author of Mrs.


Clean Getaway By Nic Stone Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984893000
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Published: Yearling - January 5th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes a middle-grade road-trip story through American race relations past and present, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
- Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.


Danny Constantino's First (and Maybe Last?) Date By Paul Acampora Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984816610
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Published: Dial Books - July 14th, 2020

Between going out with his celebrity crush and his mom's campaign to be the next town mayor, Danny's got a lot to learn about life in the spotlight.


Dress Coded By Carrie Firestone Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816436
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

In this debut middle-grade girl-power friendship story, perfect for fans of Moxie, an eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion.
 

Molly Frost is FED UP...

Because Olivia was yelled at for wearing a tank top.


From the Desk of Zoe Washington By Janae Marks Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062875860
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 5th, 2021

#1 Kids Indie Next List * Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of the Year * SLJ Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * Junior Library Guild Selection * Edgar Award Nominee * Four Starred Reviews * Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year A


Twins: A Graphic Novel (Twins #1) By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
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Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

Coretta Scott King Honor author Varian Johnson teams up with rising cartoonist Shannon Wright for a delightful middle-grade graphic novel!

Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects.


When Life Gives You Mangos By Kereen Getten Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593173992
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Published: Yearling - February 1st, 2022

Named to Oprah Magazine's Best Caribbean Books for Your 2021 reading list, imagination and adventure run wild in the most talked about middle grade debut of the year!  
 
A small village on a Jamaican island. 
A girl who doesn't remember the previous summer. 


When Stars Are Scattered By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.


Wink By Rob Harrell Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984815163
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Published: Puffin Books - January 12th, 2021

A hilarious and heartwrenching story about surviving middle school--and an unthinkable diagnosis--while embracing life's weirdness.


A Wish in the Dark By Christina Soontornvat Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536222975
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Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.