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    Ruby Holler

    Author: Sharon CreechPublished: 2003-12-23Brother and sister Dallas and Florida are the “trouble twins.” In their short thirteen years, they’ve passed through countless foster homes, only to return to their dreary orphanage, Boxton Creek Home. Run by the Trepids, a greedy and strict couple, Boxton Creek seems impossible to escape. When Mr. Trepid informs the twins that they’ll be helping old Tiller and Sairy Morey go on separate adventures, Dallas and Florida are suspicious. As the twins adjust to…

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    Lightfall: Shadow of the Bird

    Author: Tim ProbertSeries: LightfallPublished: 2022-04-05In the second installment of the award-winning, critically acclaimed Lightfall series, Bea and Cad continue their quest to stop Kest, the mythic bird who stole the sun. Perfect for middle grade fans of Amulet and Avatar the Last Airbender, Lightfall: Shadow of the Bird is another breathtaking journey into the magical world of Irpa, where epic battles and powerful creatures abound. After a battle that nearly cost them their lives, Bea and Cad awaken in…

  • Middle Grade Books My Daughter has Enjoyed
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    MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS my daughter has enjoyed this summer

    I am excited to start sharing some kids book lists here. I used to do this a lot over on my homeschool site but it just makes sense to have all the book lists in one place. Over time I may end up going back and even bringing in some of the more popular book lists from my homeschool site . . . or I’ll just stick to making new ones, only time will tell! Today I am kicking things…

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    The City of Ember

    Author: Jeanne DuPrauSeries: The City of EmberPublished: 2003The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to dim. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. Now, she and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues to keep the lights on. If they succeed, they will have to…

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    Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth

    Author: Sheila O'ConnorPublished: 2019-05-14When eleven-year-old Reenie Kelly's mother passes away, she and her brothers are shipped off to live with their grandmother. Adjusting to life in her parents' Midwestern hometown isn't easy, but once Reenie takes up a paper route with her older brother Dare, she has something she can look forward to. As they introduce themselves to every home on their route, Reenie's stumped by just one--the house belonging to Mr. Marsworth, the town recluse. When he…

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    The Scourge

    Author: Jennifer A. NielsenPublished: 2021-01-08What happens when a plague isn't all that kills... As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor's wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge -- and quarantine colony -- for the ill. The Scourge's…