Children 8-11

Chapter books for kids ages 8-11. A mix of family drama, friendship, social issues, fantasy and more...

The Year of the Book Cover Image
By Andrea Cheng, Abigail Halpin (Illustrator)
$5.39
ISBN: 9780544022638
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 7th, 2013

In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated.

When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot--constant companionship and insight into her changing world.


Tree Girl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142427088
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Published: Puffin Books - August 15th, 2013

Rowanna's stern caretaker, Mellwyn, has warned her again and again not to go near the trees that surround their seaside cottage. But Rowanna is drawn to the forest--especially the HighWillow on its faraway hill. Are the trees really forest ghouls, as Mellwyn says? Or could they possibly hold the secret to Rowanna's past and the mother she can hardly remember?


President of the Whole Fifth Grade Cover Image
$7.20
ISBN: 9780316114332
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2012

Start counting your votes . . . and your friends.
When Brianna Justice's hero, the famous celebrity chef Miss Delicious, speaks at her school and traces her own success back to being president of her fifth grade class, Brianna determines she must do the same. She just knows that becoming president of her class is the first step toward her own cupcake-baking empire


The Conch Bearer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780689872426
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - March 1st, 2005

In a dingy shack in the less-than-desirable Indian neighborhood he calls home, twelve-year-old Anand is entrusted with a conch shell that possesses mystical powers. His task is to return the shell to its rightful home many hundreds of miles away.


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316038638
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller
This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver


Swordbird Cover Image
By Nancy Yi Fan, Mark Zug (Illustrator)
$6.29
ISBN: 9780061131011
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Published: HarperCollins - January 22nd, 2008

The blue jays and cardinals of Stone-Run Forest have turned against each other. According to legend, only Swordbird, son of the Great Spirit, has the power to conquer evil and restore peace to the land.

Teenage author Nancy Yi Fan weaves a captivating tale about the heroism, courage, and resourcefulness in the birds of Stone-Run's quest for peace.


The Rock and the River Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416978039
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - April 6th, 2010

In 1968 Chicago, it's not easy for thirteen-year-old Sam to be the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older brother, Stick, starts keeping to himself. Then, one day, Sam finds something under Stick's bed that changes everything: literature about the Black Panthers. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. And when Dr.


The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440420477
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Published: Yearling Books - March 13th, 2007

This series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. Over one million copies sold, now with a bright new look


One Crazy Summer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060760908
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Published: Amistad Press - December 27th, 2011

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare."*


Gooney Bird Greene Cover Image
By Lois Lowry, Thomas Middy Chilman (Illustrator)
$5.39
ISBN: 9780440419600
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Published: Yearling Books - March 9th, 2004

Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining absolutely true stories.


Project Mulberry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440421634
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Published: Yearling Books - January 23rd, 2007

Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can't agree on the perfect project. Then


Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Cover Image
By Lenore Look, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375849305
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Published: Yearling Books - May 12th, 2009

Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.


Sardine in Outer Space, Volume 1 Cover Image
By Joann Sfar (Illustrator), Emmanuel Guibert
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ISBN: 9781596431263
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Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2006

In the goofy space adventures of a little girl called Sardine, encounters aren't always friendly: weird creatures, cosmic squids, masters of the universe, talking clouds, and evil beings abound. In this volume of twelve stories, Supermuscleman, the chief executive dictator of the universe, is on a mission to make all the galaxy's kids behave.


Celeste's Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316113625
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Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - January 1st, 2009

It's 1921, and when Celeste Lassiter Massey goes to stay with her Aunt Valentina in Harlem, she is not thrilled to trade her friends and comfortable North Carolina surroundings for scary big city life with a famous actress. While Celeste absorbs the excitement of the Harlem Renaissance in full swing, she sees as much grit as glamour.


Zora and Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763658144
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 27th, 2011

Winner of the 2011 John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award


Brand New School, Brave New Ruby Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545017602
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 1st, 2008

Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is the baby sis of Marcellus (11), Roosevelt (10), and Tyner (9), the most popular boys on Chill Brook Ave. When Ruby isn't hanging with her friend, Theresa Petticoat, she's finding out what kind of mischief her brothers are getting into. She's sweet and sassy and every bit as tough as her older siblings.


Ruby Lu, Brave and True Cover Image
By Lenore Look, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781416913894
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - January 1st, 2006

Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she's the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. Or when she rides the No. 3 bus all the way to Chinatown to visit GungGung and PohPoh.


Love, Ruby Lavender Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152054786
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Published: Gulliver Books - March 1st, 2005

Ruby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team, for a couple of chicken thieves. What other granddaughter-grandmother duo could successfully drive the getaway car for chickens rescued from a journey to the slaughterhouse, paint a whole house shocking pink, and operate their own personal secret-letter post office?


Hachiko Waits Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Machiyo Kodaira (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312558062
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Published: Square Fish - December 23rd, 2008

"What a good dog you are. What a fine dog you are. Hachi, you are the best dog in all of Japan."


The Underneath Cover Image
By Kathi Appelt, David Small (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781416950592
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Published: Atheneum Books - January 5th, 2010


There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road.


The Lemonade War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547237657
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2009

For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King.


Any Which Wall Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375855610
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Published: Yearling Books - May 25th, 2010

Four kids, a mysterious wall, and a good helping of common magic


When You Reach Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375850868
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Published: Yearling Books - December 28th, 2010

This Newbery Medal winner that has a fantastic puzzle at its heart has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times), "superb" (The Wall Street Journal), and "incandescent" (The Washington Post).

When Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, she doesn't know what to do.


Walk Two Moons Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064405171
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Published: HarperTrophy - December 27th, 2011

In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.


Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061958915
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Published: Amistad Press - March 9th, 2010

Ten-year-old Justin hates that his sisters and his mama are always fussing at him. They make him feel stupid because he can't clean his room or cook. But why should he? He'd rather be outside playing. After all, cooking and cleaning is just "women's work." That's why Justin is glad when his grandfather invites him back to his ranch for the summer.


Freedom Train Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442436527
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - January 3rd, 2012

Now in paperback, an enthralling account of a young boy's struggle to help freedom triumph over fear in the 1940s American South.


The Secret Language of Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416907176
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - October 1st, 2005

In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being.


Candyfloss Cover Image
By Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312384180
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Published: Square Fish - September 2nd, 2008

CHOOSING BETWEEN PARENTS AND FRIENDS Candyfloss is the perfect introduction to Jacqueline Wilson. When Floss's mother and stepfather announce they are moving to Australia for six months, Floss has to decide whether to go with them or stay home with Dad--inept, but loving and always lots of fun.


I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781402240270
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Published: Sourcebooks - March 1st, 2010

"No ordinary horse story...Horse lovers or not, readers will be riveted."
-Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Ambitious and fast-moving."
-New York Times
When Oyuna was a baby, a horse accidentally crushed her foot, cursing her family with bad luck. Oyuna vows to restore good fortune to her family...but how?


Wildwood Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062024701
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 25th, 2012

For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. Now in paperback


The Stories Julian Tells Cover Image
By Ann Cameron, Ann Strugnell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780394828923
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Published: Random House (NY) - January 21st, 1989

Julian is a quick fibber and a wishful thinker. And he is great at telling stories. He can make people--especially his younger brother, Huey--believe just about anything. Like the story about the cats that come in the mail. Or the fig leaves that make you grow tall if you eat them off the tree. But some stories can lead to a heap of trouble, and that's exactly where Julian and Huey end up


Lawn Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553494655
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Published: Yearling Books - March 24th, 2009

One day I was 12 years old and broke. Then Grandma gave me Grandpa's old riding lawnmower. I set out to mow some lawns. More people wanted me to mow their lawns. And more and more. . . . One client was Arnold the stockbroker, who offered to teach me about "the beauty of capitalism. Supply and Demand. Diversify labor. Distribute the wealth." "Wealth?" I said. "It's groovy, man," said Arnold.


The Apothecary Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142422069
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Published: Puffin Books - February 12th, 2013

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy.


Esperanza Rising Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439120425
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Published: Scholastic - May 1st, 2002

Pura Belpre Award Winner
IRA Notable Book for a Global Society
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing


The Freedom Maze Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763669751
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - January 7th, 2014

"Multilayered, compassionate, and thought-provoking." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Three Times Lucky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142426050
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Published: Puffin Books - December 31st, 2013

A Newbery Honor Book

A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime


The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312659301
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Published: Square Fish - January 4th, 2011

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger.


The Grand Plan to Fix Everything Cover Image
By Uma Krishnaswami, Abigail Halpin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781416995906
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 2013

Rose petal milk shakes and a world of surprises awaits Dini when her family moves to India in this spirited novel with Bollywood flair.


Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307931450
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Published: Yearling Books - November 12th, 2013

Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me, said this book is "brimming with surprises and grand adventure. Brave, smart, and full of heart, Madeline and Ruby are a gust of fresh air."
Mad's dad is the Bird Guy. He'll go anywhere to study birds. So when he's offered a bird-tracking job in Central America, his bags are packed and he's jungle bound.


The Skin I'm In Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423103851
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Published: Jump at the Sun - August 1st, 2007


Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they're not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it's about her dark, black skin.