MIDDLE-GRADE MYSTERY AND MAYHEM

 

Some chaos and sleuthing make middle-school slightly more bearable in these books.       

                             

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689711817
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1998

2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

In this winner of the Newbery Medal from E.L.


How to Be Cool in the Third Grade Cover Image
By Betsy Duffey, Janet Wilson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780141304663
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Published: Puffin Books - July 1st, 1999

It's not easy to seem cool when the whole class knows you wear superhero underwear and your mom still kisses you goodbye at the bus stop. But Robbie York has a plan. 1) Get rid of the name Robbie. 2) Get jeans. 3)Avoid bullies like Bo Haney. If only it were that simple!


The Next Great Paulie Fink Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316380881
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

In this acclaimed novel by the author of the award-winning, bestselling The Thing About Jellyfish, being the new kid at school isn't easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a legendary classroom prankster.


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Sideways Stories from Wayside School Cover Image
By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380698714
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Published: HarperCollins - March 26th, 2019

Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Sideways Stories from Wayside SchoolThis early middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 3 to 5, especially during homeschooling.


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Under the Egg Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142427651
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Published: Puffin Books - May 26th, 2015

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Chasing Vermeer in this clever middle grade debut