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In the Middle

November 1, 2018

In Blended, 11-year-old Isabella splits her time between two families and two identities. Her parents are divorced. As she takes turns living with them, Isabella struggles to understand how the world sees her—and how she should see herself. Is she…

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Kid Power

October 24, 2018

CHELSEA CLINTON is the daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. But Chelsea is more than just a famous daughter. She’s an activist. That’s a person working to make the world a better place.…

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Uncovering History

October 18, 2018

Two Roads, by JOSEPH BRUCHAC (pictured), tells the story of 12-year-old Cal and his dad, Pop. It’s set in 1932, during the Great Depression, when many people struggled with poverty. Pop, an Army veteran, joins a march on Washington, D.C.,…

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Mysterious Mission

October 11, 2018

The Vickery twins have lived in a house in Poplar Wood for as long as they can remember. Lee lives in the west wing with their mother, who works for Memory. Felix lives in the east wing with their father,…

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September 26, 2018

Girls Think of Everything was first published in 2000. At the time, author CATHERINE THIMMESH didn’t even have Internet access. To do research, she combed through library books, searching for history’s overlooked female inventors. Two decades later, women and…

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Going Home

September 20, 2018

Louisiana’s Way Home opens in the middle of the night, when Louisiana Elefante’s grandmother rouses her from sleep, puts her in the car, and drives. At first, Louisiana isn’t worried. As she says, “Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas.” But soon,…

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A Historical Adventure

September 13, 2018

What do you get when you mix orphans, the Civil War, and dinosaurs? Dactyl Hill Squad. In this mash-up of historical fiction and fantasy, orphan Magdalys Roca and friends escape the 1863 New York City draft riots on the backs…

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Pack Your Bags

September 7, 2018

Have you heard of the Hanging Temple of Hengshan, in China? What about the Chocolate Hills, in the Philippines? These places and dozens of others are featured in The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid, by…

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A Donkey's Tale

August 31, 2018

The title character of the new book Saving Winslow is a sickly, newborn miniature donkey. Winslow is adopted by Louie, a 10-year-old boy who vows to nurse the creature to health. The book’s author, Sharon Creech, got the name—and…

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Back-to-School Gear Guide

August 29, 2018

Back-to-school season means new gear to get you through the year. Here’s a collection of new products that will make heading to class a little more enjoyable. Totally Middle School A new school year can be scary. Totally Middle…