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Lisa's Favorite MIDDLE GRADE Books of 2021

2021 brought us a rich array of wonderful middle grade books that are creative, inspiring and sure to become modern classics. So many adventures await, where there is something for every reader. Here are a few of my favorites.


            

The Beatryce Prophecy

By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

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By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213614
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Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

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By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213614
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021


            

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1)

By B. B. Alston

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021


            

The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)

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By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536215526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

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By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536215526
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021


            

Pony

By R. J. Palacio

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780553508116
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780553508116
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021


            

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

By Gary Paulsen

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780374314156
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 12th, 2021

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780374314156
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 12th, 2021


            

Ophie’s Ghosts

By Justina Ireland

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062915894
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062915894
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021


            

Da Vinci's Cat

By Catherine Gilbert Murdock

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015258
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 25th, 2021

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015258
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 25th, 2021


            

The One Thing You'd Save

By Linda Sue Park, Robert Sae-Heng (Illustrator)

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By Linda Sue Park, Robert Sae-Heng (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328515131
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Published: Clarion Books - March 16th, 2021

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By Linda Sue Park, Robert Sae-Heng (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328515131
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Published: Clarion Books - March 16th, 2021


            

Once Upon a Camel

By Kathi Appelt, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)

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By Kathi Appelt, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534406438
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 7th, 2021

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By Kathi Appelt, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534406438
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 7th, 2021


            

Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2)

By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

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By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750064
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

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By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750064
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 14th, 2021


            

Batpig: When Pigs Fly (A Batpig Book #1)

By Rob Harrell, Rob Harrell (Illustrator)

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By Rob Harrell, Rob Harrell (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593354155
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Dial Books - November 9th, 2021

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By Rob Harrell, Rob Harrell (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593354155
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Dial Books - November 9th, 2021


            

Sisters of the Neversea

By Cynthia L. Smith

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869975
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Published: Heartdrum - June 1st, 2021

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heartdrum - June 1st, 2021


            

The Sea in Winter

By Christine Day

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062872043
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Heartdrum - January 5th, 2021

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062872043
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Heartdrum - January 5th, 2021


            

The House That Wasn't There

By Elana K. Arnold

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062937063
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - March 30th, 2021

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062937063
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - March 30th, 2021


            

Willodeen

By Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147400
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 7th, 2021

Willodeen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147400
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 7th, 2021


            

Dead Wednesday

By Jerry Spinelli

Dead Wednesday Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593306673
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

Dead Wednesday Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593306673
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021


            

Garlic and the Vampire

By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator)

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By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062995087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - September 28th, 2021

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By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062995087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - September 28th, 2021

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