Dear Dumb Diary Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jim Benton
Jamie Kelly writes in her middle school diary and describes her life at home and school in humorous detail. Only Jamie's dumb diary understands why Angeline is awful, her mom's cooking is terrible, and why her little cousin is so annoying! See also the other books in the Dear Dumb Diary series.
Chloe by Design: Making the Cut by Margaret Gurevich
Chloe gets a chance to compete in Teen Design Diva, a competitive fashion game show in New York City! Chloe knows EVERYTHING about fashion and knows the show is a great chance to finally have her designs noticed. See also other titles in the Chloe by Design series.
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm
Sunny is stuck in Florida living with her grandfather in a senior living facility. Instead of Disney World, it’s pretty much just old people. When Sunny meets Buzz, the only other kid around, she finally starts to have some adventures. In between their comics and moneymaking schemes, Sunny has a chance to think about her life over the past year and why she’s staying with her grandpa in the first place.
How I Survived Middle School Can You Get an F in Lunch? by Nancy Krulik
Jenny and Addie have always been best friends, but when Addie decides she wants to join the Pops, the coolest clique in the school, Jenny is worried she may lose her best friend. See also the other books in the How I Survived Middle School series.
Eleven by Lauren Myracle
There’s way too much going on in Winnie’s life – best friend breakups, a moody older sister, and of course, a cute crush. Follow Winnie through the year as she navigates the craziness that is her life. See also other books in the Winnie Years series!
Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook by Iva-Marie Palmer
Gabby is an all-star pitcher set to have her best season ever, until she is sent to another school! Gabby is determined to keep winning in whatever she does, but needs to learn life is not always about keeping score.
Jacky Ha-Ha by James Patterson
It’s kind of hard for Jacky to resist telling a joke in every situation, especially when she shouldn’t! Who doesn’t want to be laughing all the time? It especially helps Jacky avoid dealing with the not-so-fun stuff, like the fact that her mom is serving in a war far away from the family. Jacky’s ready to be serious about keeping her family together, but will people accept her if she’s not constantly being the clown?
My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian
Derek’s not looking forward to his summer assignment of reading three books. He’d rather be doing stuff like throwing water balloons at delivery trucks! While avoiding the reading, he discovers a curious article in the attic. See also other titles in the My Life series.
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Callie is the set designer for her middle school drama production. The onstage drama is nothing compared to the offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. When two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat
Abbie is nervous about middle school. It’s not really anything new – Abbie is anxious about almost everything. The only thing calming her down is the promise of tasty cafeteria food like pizza, cookies, and fries. When it turns out that 6th graders aren’t allowed those foods – Abbie starts an underground lunch exchange.