LYRC 2024-2025 6-8 Grade

Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis By Susan Hood, Greg Dawson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063083905
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Published: HarperCollins - March 21st, 2023

A Sydney Taylor Book Award 2023 Middle Grade Notable!

A Jewish Book Council Award Middle Grade Finalist!


Attack of the Black Rectangles By A. S. King Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338680522
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

Award-winning author Amy Sarig King takes on censorship and intolerance in a novel she was born to write.

When Mac first opens his classroom copy of Jane Yolen's The Devil’s Arithmetic and finds some words blacked out, he thinks it must be a mistake.


Camp Scare By Delilah S. Dawson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593373293
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Published: Yearling - May 23rd, 2023

An eerie, twisty ghost story about twelve-year-old Parker, who only wanted a summer of fun and new friendship, and the nightmare she finds instead.

Don't forget your flashlight. . . .


Parker Nelson can’t wait for summer camp. She’ll have fun and make amazing memories, far away from the bullies who made seventh grade unbearable.


Falling Short By Ernesto Cisneros Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062881731
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 14th, 2023

Ernesto Cisneros, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Efrén Divided, is back with a hilarious and heartfelt novel about two best friends who must rely on each other in unexpected ways. A great next pick for readers who loved Ghost by Jason Reynolds or The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez.


Gallant By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062835789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 30th, 2023

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A KIRKUS BEST BOOK

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER

A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER


High Score By Destiny Howell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338746716
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 28th, 2022

Oceans 11 goes to the arcade in this wildly entertaining heist adventure that is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman, Varian Johnson, and Celia P rez.

We do this my way.

No one gets hurt.

And if I call it off, it’s off.

Got it?

My name’s Darius James—but everyone calls me DJ.


Nowhere Better Than Here By Sarah Guillory Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250824264
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 20th, 2022

In a town slowly being destroyed by rising tides, one girl must fight to find a way to keep her community’s spirit from drowning.

For thirteen-year-old Jillian Robichaux, three things are sacred: bayou sunsets, her grandmother Nonnie’s stories, and the coastal Louisiana town of Boutin that she calls home.


Rain Rising By Courtne Comrie Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063159716
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Published: HarperCollins - September 26th, 2023

An inspiring debut middle grade novel-in-verse about Rain, who must overcome sadness after her all-star brother is badly beaten up at a frat party. Genesis Begins Again meets Brown Girl Dreaming in this powerful story of perseverance, family, and hope.


Swim Team: A Graphic Novel By Johnnie Christmas, Johnnie Christmas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063056763
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Published: HarperAlley - May 17th, 2022

“Combines wonderful characters and history to create a story that will make you want to dive right in!” JERRY CRAFT, author of the Newbery Medal–winning New Kid

A splashy, contemporary middle grade graphic novel from bestselling comics creator Johnnie Christmas!


The Switch By Roland Smith Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545803502
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 1st, 2022

A thrilling dystopic story from Roland Smith about how far people will go to survive -- perfect for fans ofDry and Distress Signal.

On the morning of Henry Ludd's thirteenth birthday, the power goes out. No phones, no news, and planes are literally falling out of the sky. Henry's father was away from the family farm and he has not returned.


Tumble By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593325186
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Published: Kokila - April 18th, 2023

From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk, a dazzling novel about a young girl who learns the missing pieces of her origin story from the family of legendary luchadores she’s just met.


Wave By Diana Farid, Kris Goto (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Diana Farid, Kris Goto (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781951836580
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 29th, 2022

Winner of the Cybils Award for Poetry Novel, Diana Farid’s Wave is a coming-of-age novel in verse set in 1980s Southern California, about a Persian American girl who rides the waves, falls, and finds her way back to the shore, illustrated by Kris Goto.

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book 2