ALSC Notable Children's Books, Middle Readers – Grades 3-5, ages 8-10

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    2018

    All's faire in middle school

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    All's faire in middle school

    Jamieson, Victoria, author, illustrator.

    Homeschooled by Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, eleven-year-old Imogene has a hard time fitting in when her wish to enroll in public school is granted.

    Due 04/01/19

    Place: Honoree

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    A different pond

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    A different pond

    Phi, Bao, 1975-

    "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Place: Honoree

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    2017

    The best man

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    The best man

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    "Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget"--Provided by publisher.

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    Place: Honoree

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    Full of Beans

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    Full of Beans

    Holm, Jennifer L., author.

    Ten-year-old Beans Curry, a member of the Keepsies, the best marble playing gang in Depression-era Key West, Florida, engages in various schemes to earn money while "New Dealers" from Washington, D.C., arrive to turn run down Key West into a tourist resort.

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    Frank and Lucky get schooled

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    Frank and Lucky get schooled

    Perkins, Lynne Rae, author, illustrator.

    A boy and his dog learn about each other, go to school to learn more, then explore the world around them as they study science, geography and even foreign languages together.

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    Place: Honoree

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    The girl who drank the moon

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    The girl who drank the moon

    Barnhill, Kelly Regan.

    "An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her."--Provided by publisher.

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    Place: Honoree

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    Ms. Bixby's last day

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    Ms. Bixby's last day

    Anderson, John David, 1975-

    Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she is very sick and won't be able to finish the school year, and Topher, Brand and Steve come up with a plan to tell her how much she means to them.

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    Place: Honoree

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    Pax

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    Pax

    Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

    "After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back"-- Provided by publisher.

    Due 03/25/19

    Place: Honoree

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    Pax

    Pax

    Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

    "After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Place: Honoree


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    Preaching To The Chickens

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    Preaching To The Chickens : The story of young John Lewis

    Asim, Jabari, 1962-, author.

    "Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis. John wants to be a preacher when he grows up a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice. Celebrating ingenuity and dreaming big, this inspirational story, featuring Jabari Asim's stirring prose and E. B. Lewis's stunning, light-filled impressionistic watercolor paintings, includes an author's note about John Lewis, who grew up to be a member of the Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and demonstrator on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and is now a Georgia congressman"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The princess and the warrior

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    The princess and the warrior

    Tonatiuh, Duncan, author, illustrator.

    "Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side."-- Provided by publisher.

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    Raymie nightingale

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    Raymie nightingale

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.

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    The storyteller

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    The storyteller

    Turk, Evan, author, illustrator.

    In a time of drought in the Kingdom of Morocco, a storyteller and a boy weave a tale to thwart a Djinn and his sandstorm from destroying their city.

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    When mischief came to town

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    When mischief came to town

    Nannestad, Katrina, author.

    In 1911, when orphaned ten-year-old Inge comes to live with her stern grandmother in a remote island village in Bornholm, Denmark, she ends up changing the climate of the town, bringing joy and laughter to her grandmother's life and finding a new family for herself to help assuage her grief over losing her mother.

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    The wild robot

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    The wild robot

    Brown, Peter, 1979-, author.

    Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

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    The wild robot

    The wild robot

    Brown, Peter, 1979-, author.

    Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

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    Place: Honoree

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    The Wild Robot

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    The Wild Robot

    Brown, Peter, author.

    When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with only the animal inhabitants to help her. The Wild Robot raises thought-provoking questions about the environment, technology, and what it means to be alive.

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    Place: Honoree

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    2016

    The Blackthorn key

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    The Blackthorn key

    Sands, Kevin.

    In 1665 London, fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend, Tom, try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.

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    Place: Honoree

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    The blackthorn key

    The blackthorn key The Blackthorn Key Series, Book 1

    Sands, Kevin.

    Following a series of murders, an apothecary's apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this "spectacular debut" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)."Tell no one what I've given you." Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London's apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn's shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he's learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart. In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.

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    Place: Honoree


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    Echo

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    Echo : a novel

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz, author.

    Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.

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    Place: Honoree

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