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Great Summer Reads for Your Middle Schooler

Whether at the beach, in the park or in their room - these exciting tales will place your tween on the road to adventure.
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Series: Redwall , Book #1
by Brian Jacques Illustrated by Troy Howell

When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help edwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

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Series: Brian's Saga, Book #1
by Gary Paulsen

Winner of the 1988 Newbery Honor

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Paperbacks : $6.29

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by Andrew Clements Illustrated by Brian Selznick

Fifth grader Nick Allen knows just how to make school more cool . In third grade, he transformed Miss Deaver's room into a tropical paradise with some paper palm trees and a sandy beach. In fourth grade, he taught his classmates to mimic the high-pitched calls of blackbirds.

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Paperbacks : $5.39

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Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett Illustrated by Brett Helquist
This bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art.

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Paperbacks : $7.99

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The Akhenaten Adventure
Series: Children of the Lamp, Book #1
by P. B. Kerr

Meet John and Philippa Gaunt, twelve-year-old twins who one day discover themselves to be descended from a long line of djinn. All of a sudden, they have the power to grant wishes, travel to extraordinary places, and make people and objects disappear.

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