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Kayla Miller


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2 - The Best of Iggy

Annie Barrows · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ivy + Bean comes a hilarious new middle grade series featuring a high-energy, lovable troublemaker.

Meet Iggy Frangi. He's not a bad kid, he's really not. Okay, so he's done a few (a few is anything up to 100) bad things. And okay,...
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3 - Black Brother, Black Brother

Jewell Parker Rhodes · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best. Sometimes, 12-year-old Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at Middlefield Prep, most of the students don't look like him. They don't like him either. Dubbing him "Black Brother," Donte's...
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4 - The Canyon's Edge

Dusti Bowling · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Hatchet meets Long Way Down in this heartfelt and gripping novel in verse about a young girl's struggle for survival after a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong. One year after a random shooting changed their family forever, Nora and her father are exploring a slot canyon...
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5 - Efrén Divided

Ernesto Cisneros · Quill Tree Books

Winner of the Pura Belpré Award!"We need books to break open our hearts, so that we might feel more deeply, so that we might be more human in these unkind times. This is a book doing work of the spirit in a time of darkness." - Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street...
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6 - The Elephant's Girl

Celesta Rimington · Crown Books for Young Readers

A magical adventure about a girl with a mysterious connection with the elephant who saved her life, for fans of Katherine Applegate and Jennifer Holm.An elephant never forgets, but Lexington Willow can't remember what happened before a tornado swept her away when she was a toddler....
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7 - Follow Those Zebras: Solving a Migration Mystery

Sandra Markle · Millbrook Press TM

Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to satellite-tracking collars, scientists were able to solve the mystery, but several questions remain. Award-winning...
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8 - A Hatful of Dragons: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems

Vikram Madan · WORDSONG

This funny poetry book is chockful of unusual characters: panda and pangolin musicians, mail-order eggs that hatch (surprise!) dinosaurs, ten aliens with a garden-gnome pal, a robot uncle, lots and lots of dragons, and a professor who uses his Page Machine to travel to multiple pages within...
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9 - The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter

Aaron Reynolds · Disney-Hyperion

Rex Dexter is itching to have a dog. He was practically born to have one. His name is Rex, for crying out loud. It's a dog's name. Any pooch is preferable, but a chocolate Labrador is the pinnacle. The best of the best. The dream of all dreams.When Rex's B-Day for Me-Day finally...
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10 - The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

Rita Lorraine Hubbard · Schwartz & Wade

Imagine learning to read at the age of 116! Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation's oldest student who did just that, in this picture book from a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and a rising star author.

In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery. At age 15, she was freed,...
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11 - Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us

Lauren Castillo · Knopf Books for Young Readers

From a Caldecott Honor-winning artist comes a cozy classic-in-the-making about finding your friends and sticking together through thick and thin. "Our Friend Hedgehog feels like a modern-day Winnie the Pooh. It's so warm and full of joy and love. It's got classic written all over...
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12 - Scary Stories for Young Foxes

Christian McKay Heidicker · Henry Holt and Co.

Christian McKay Heidicker draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship.

"Into the finest tradition of storytelling steps Christian McKay...

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