Special Collections

Fiction for Young Reluctant Readers

Description: High interest, low vocabulary books that will entice even the most book-averse. Ideal for elementary and middle grade readers.


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Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School

by Kim Baker

Using a bogus name, the League of Pickle Makers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

A humorous and heartwarming debut about split cultural identities, and all the ways life fails to go according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Ungifted

by Gordon Korman

Donovan, whose real gift is getting into trouble, finds himself at an academy for gifted students! Donovan is definitely skilled... at getting into trouble.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Swindle

by Gordon Korman

Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman!

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Out of My Mind

by Sharon M. Draper

Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school--but no one knows it.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Loki's Wolves

by M. A. Marr and K. L. Armstrong

"The runes have spoken. We have our champion...Matthew Thorsen."Matt hears the words, but he can't believe them. He's Thor's representative? Destined to fight trolls, monstrous wolves and giant serpents...or the world ends? He's only thirteen.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

The Unwanteds

by Lisa Mcmann

A riveting middle-grade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

by Stephan Pastis

The hilarious and ever-optimistic Timmy Failure, and his sidekick polar bear, Total, create chaos as they attempt to make sense of the world.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Nightmare Academy

by Dean Lorey and Brandon Dorman

Join Charlie Benjamin on a "fast-paced, action-packed" adventure. When Charlie's nightmares bring monsters to Earth, Charlie gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn to control his powers at the incredible Nightmare Academy.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Half-Moon Investigations

by Eoin Colfer

The silver badge of Detective Fletcher Moon, the certifiably youngest detective in the world, is missing and he's just been hired by one of his classmates to solve a mystery. Rumor has it that the town's infamous crime family is to blame for the missing badge, and Half-Moon must solve these mysteries or risk his detective reputation in town forever.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Middle Grade


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