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j ANG Origami Yoda series
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Books include instructions for making origami characters.
jpbk ASC Journal of a Cardboard Genius series
Alex works to design a spaceship that will take him so far away from Earth that not even the NASA experts can find him, yet when his brother catches on to his plan, Alex fears that his nearly finished project may be ruined before he gets his chance to take-off.
In the town of Superopolis, everyone has a superpower–everyone, that is, except Ordinary Boy. That won’t stop him from taking on supervillains like the sinister Professor Brain-Drain.
jmys BUC N.E.R.D.S. series
While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.
j COL Blogtastic! series
Sixth-grader Sofia Becker writes a blog about everything she overhears in the girls’ bathroom, especially mean things about the super-popular Mia, but comes to realize that gossip has consequences and popularity is hard to achieve.
j FLE The Dunderheads series
When Miss Breakbone confiscates Junkyard’s crucial find, Wheels, Pencil, Spider, and the rest of the Dunderheads plot to teach her a lesson.
j FRY The Odd Squad series
When his school counselor insists that he needs better socialization skills after being stuffed into a locker by a bully, middle-schooler Nick finds himself, along with two other misfits, joining the school’s lamest club: Safety Patrol.
Twelve-year-old Thaddeus A. Ledbetter, who considers it a duty to share his knowledge and talent with others, refutes each of the charges which have sent him to “In-School Suspension” for the remainder of seventh grade.
Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes go too far.
j GRI Dear Max
As Max, who is almost ten, and his favorite author, D.J. Lucas, exchange letters, the two writers help each other with their new books and develop a special friendship.
The first year of middle school can be exciting, or scary, just ask Ginny.
Seventh-grade bully Niko Kaylor, forced to keep a journal as a form of therapy, instead creates a how-to guide while plotting a lesson in bullying for the entire middle school, including the teachers and Vice Principal Jones.
In this story told mostly through letters, children’s book author, I. B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.
j KOW The Loser List series
Bullies torment Danny mercilessly, until they discover he can draw. Danny enjoys his new “bad boy” status, supplying tattoos and graffiti, until he’s unknowingly drawn into a theft. Can he break it off with the bullies before he gets in too deep?
j LOO Alvin Ho series
A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.
j McDO Stink series
The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents’ Day at school.
j PEI & jgraph PEI Big Nate series
Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.
j VA Justin Case series
“It’s the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn’t get the teacher he wanted, he’s not in the same class as his best friend, his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school, and to top it off, he’s lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can’t tell anyone, because technically he’s too old to still have stuffed animals. Right?”–Publisher.