Medium Plus 24 Book List 7-8 Grades 2018-19

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Non-Battle of the Books titles may also be ordered at the same time if you so desire.

Doll Bones Cover Image
By Holly Black, Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator)
$7.64
ISBN: 9781416963998
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 14th, 2015

Discover the Newbery Honor winner Doll Bones, from Holly Black, the cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book. A School Library Journal Best Book. A Booklist Editor’s Choice Books for Youth. A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book.


A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780689714191
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 1990

This novel, written in diary form, tells of "a pivotal year for 19th-century New Englander Catherine Cabot Hill--one of change, loss, and leave taking . . . a low-key, intense and reflective book".--"School Library Journal", starred review. 1980 Newbery Award book.


The Pinballs Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780064401982
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Published: HarperCollins - August 10th, 2004

From Newbery-winning author Betsy Byars comes a story full of "poignancy, perception, and humor" (The Chicago Tribune), about three foster kids who learn what it takes to make a family.

You can't always decide where life will take you—especially when you're a kid.


12 Again Cover Image
$7.69
ISBN: 9780142407295
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Published: Puffin Books - March 1st, 2007

In this captivating novel, wife and mother of three Bernadette McBride makes a wish she never expects to have granted—to be young again. When she awakens—transformed into a twelveyear- old—on what should be the morning of her fortieth birthday, she is at first jubilant, and then quickly realizes how complex life has suddenly become.


Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia (Landmark Books) Cover Image
$5.09
ISBN: 9780394849287
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 27th, 2004

Benjamin Franklin was one of the busiest men in the American colonies. He was a printer, a postmaster, an inventor, a writer, and a diplomat. When the Revolutionary War began, Ben supported America in the Continental Congress. Like the clever adages from his Poor Richard’s Almanac, Ben Franklin still sets an example for Americans today.


The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780385382946
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Published: Yearling - August 6th, 2013

The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.


The Midwife's Apprentice Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780547722177
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2012

From the author of Catherine, Called Birdy comes another spellbinding novel set in medieval England. The girl known only as Brat has no family, no home, and no future until she meets Jane the Midwife and becomes her apprentice.


Mockingbird Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780142417751
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Published: Puffin Books - February 3rd, 2011

THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER and ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NOVELS OF OUR TIME FOR YOUNG READERS


One-Eyed Cat Cover Image
By Paula Fox, Erika Meltzer (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780689839702
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - December 1st, 2000

A Single Shot
Ned fired the forbidden rifle just once, at a flickering shadow in the autumn moonlight. But someone -- a face, fleetingly seen staring at him from an attic window -- was watching.


Julie of the Wolves Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780064400589
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2016

Jean Craighead George’s Newbery Medal–winning classic about an Eskimo girl lost on the Alaskan tundra now features bonus content.


Protecting Marie Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780061288760
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 2nd, 2007

Fanny has wanted a dog all her life. For a brief moment her dream came true, but then her father decided the puppy brought too much chaos to his neat, ordered home. Fanny has never been able to forgive him for it.


When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780312632120
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Published: Square Fish - July 19th, 2011

National Book Award Winner

The red words painted on the trailer caused quite a buzz around town and before an hour was up, half of Antler was standing in line with two dollars clutched in hand to see the fattest boy in the world.


Everything on a Waffle Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780312380045
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Published: Square Fish - April 15th, 2008

Primrose Squarp simply knows her parents did not perish at sea during a terrible storm, but try convincing the other residents of Coal Harbour on that score. For all practical purposes, at least for the time being, Primrose is an orphan, and there's no great clamoring of prospective adopters.


Across Five Aprils Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780425182789
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Published: Berkley - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Award winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.


Swindle Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780439903455
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 15th, 2009

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

After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card.


The Wreckers (The High Seas Trilogy) Cover Image
$7.69
ISBN: 9780440415459
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Published: Yearling - November 9th, 1999

There was once a village bred by evil. On the barren coast of Cornwall, England, lived a community who prayed for shipwrecks, a community who lured storm-tossed ships to crash upon the sharp rocks of their shore. They fed and clothed themselves with the loot salvaged from the wreckage; dead sailors' tools and trinkets became decorations for their homes.


If Your Name Was Changed At Ellis Island (If You…) Cover Image
By Wayne Parmenter (Illustrator), Ellen Levine
$5.94
ISBN: 9780590438292
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 1st, 1994



If your name were changed at Ellis Island
--Would everyone in your family travel together?
--How long would you stay at Ellis Island?
--Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.


A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780547577319
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day.


Jacob Have I Loved Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780064403689
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Published: HarperCollins - September 2nd, 2003

The remarkable Newbery-winning classic about a painful sibling rivalry, and one sister’s struggle to make her own way.  


Hatchet Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9781416936473
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.


A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel in Stories Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780141303529
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Published: Puffin Books - September 30th, 1999

A Newbery Honor Book

A summer they'll never forget.


Maniac Magee Cover Image
$6.80
ISBN: 9780316809061
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 1999

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.


Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind (Shabanu Series) Cover Image
$8.49
ISBN: 9780307977885
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Published: Ember - September 11th, 2012

The Newbery Honor winner about a heroic Pakistani girl that The Boston Globe called “Remarkable . . . a riveting tour de force.” 


King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9781442433472
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 2013

Baseball legend Satchel Paige changes a boy's life in this coming-of-age tale from the author of Lucky.