Anderson, M. T., Jasper Dash and the Flame Pits of Peril (Series)
Jasper and his friends Lily and Katie solve mysteries through a series of hilarious adventures involving monks, tentacles, double agents, spies and more!
Birdsall, Jean, The Penderwicks (Series)
1. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy; 2. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street; 3. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
It is always special and fun to be with the Penderwick girls and their family, because whether they are on vacation in Maine or at home, the sisters always have wonderful adventures, make new friends, and have a lot of laughs together.
Boyce, Frank Cottrell, Cosmic
Liam Digby is so unusually tall that people think he should act like an adult, which leads him to compete against adults for a chance to go into space.
Cabot, Meg, Ready or Not
This second book in the All-American series narrator Samantha tries to cope with various challenges, some of which are not unusual for a 16-year-old. Our heroine handles her conflicted feelings about sex, boyfriends etc. sensibly and with a sense of humor. (Mature Themes 7th and up)
Cooper, Rose, Gossip from the Girl’s Room
This is the journal and drawings of sixth-grader Sophia. She wants to be more popular so she starts an anonymous school blog to post gossip, which doesn’t really work out as well as she had hoped!
Ferraiolo, Jack D., The Big Splash
Matt Stevens, 7th grade private eye, accepts a job from Vinny Biggs, the toughest kid in school. The plot takes many very funny twists before the case is solved.
Korman, Gordon, Ungifted NEWLY LISTED!
The word gifted has never been applied to a kid like Donovan Curtis. It's usually more like Don't try this at home. So when the troublemaker pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he's finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up by one of the administrators, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction (ASD), a special program for gifted and talented students.
Kowitt, Holly, The Loser List
Danny gets caught trying to cross his name off the "Geek" list in the girls' bathroom, and he's sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly -- until they discover that Danny can draw. Danny enjoys his new status, and is supplying tattoos and graffiti, until he's unknowingly drawn into a theft. How is Danny going to turn this problem around?
Lowry, Lois, The Willoughbys
An “old-fashioned” book with bewildered parents, a beastly baby, orphaned children and of course a nanny who knows all and fixes all!
Ives, David, Voss
Vospop Vsklzwczdztwczky, or Voss, smuggles himself into America from his native Slobovia, along with his father and uncle. His hilarious letters home document all the crazy adventures Voss has in his new country.
Osterwell, Adam, The Baseball Card Kid
Brian and Paul, who last appeared in The Comic Book Kid (2001), travel through time to find a rare baseball card, supposedly lost on the Titanic. They save the ship, but other time travel changes start some real trouble! Crazy fun! (Younger Reader)
Patterson, James, Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
Rafe has problems at home AND he is starting middle school! He decides to have a contest with his friend Leonardo: Who can break ALL the rules in his new schools’ Code of Conduct. Will winning catch up with him?
Paulsen, Gary, Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception
Kevin doesn't mean to make trouble when he lies. He's just really good at it, and it makes life so much easier. But as his lies pile up, he finds himself in big—and funny—trouble with his friends, family, and teachers. He's got to find a way to end his lying streak—forever. (Younger / High Interest)
Paulsen, Gary, Flat Broke (Companion book to Liar, Liar) NEWLY LISTED!
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is a hard worker, so when his income is cut off he begins a series of businesses, from poker games to selling snacks, earning money to take a girl to a dance, but his partners soon tire of his methods.
Paulsen, Gary, Crush (Companion book to Liar, Liar)
Kevin is trying to find the scientific way to ask Tina, the most beautiful girl in the world, out on a date. Kevin knows he is the perfect boy for Tina, but new kid Cash may feel differently, and Kevin has to act fast!
Van de Ruit, John, Spud
Thirteen year old Spud Milton is starting his first year at an all-boy’s boarding school in South Africa. Crazy parents, raging hormones, and a senile Granny named Wombat all play a part in this comedy.
Wardlaw, Lee, 101 Ways to Bug your Teacher
Steve Wyatt is so smart that his parents are skipping him a grade right out of middle school and away from his friends! So Steve has to come up with 101 ways to make his teacher’s crazy and be kept back!