Targeted by bullies for his membership in the chess club, Kenny, a boy who longs to be a hero, struggles to find his inner strength, but can he recognize it before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life? Includes 150 pieces of line art and comic-style sequences.
A first entry in a new series by the author of the Lemonade War books follows the antics of a budding scientist and a mischief-loving artist who team up to improve their depressed small town, one epic prank at a time.
Loving their gifted teacher, who makes them feel like the indignity of school is somehow worthwhile, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.
Starting at a new school for the third time in two years, video game enthusiast and disgruntled new kid Josh Baxter becomes an accidental enemy to his middle school's football star before his poor grades cause him to lose his gaming privileges. By the creator of Blindscape.
Two boys, one white, one Indian-American, gain strength from each other from afar as they struggle to navigate middle school, family relationships and friendships. Co-written by the award-winning author of Pie.
As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: "What is my purpose?"
After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is homeschooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies.
Cherishing her best friendship with popular Cassie, Fiona is shattered when her diary is stolen and publicly read aloud, a situation that worsens when Fiona learns that Cassie knew about the incident and did nothing to stop it. By the author of Drive Me Crazy.
Resolving to become the world's greatest stand-up comedian despite less-than-funny challenges in his life, wheelchair-bound middle school student Jamie Grimm hopes he will be fairly judged when he enters a local comedy contest.
Attending a class trip in Washington, D.C., Wyatt and his friends encounter a group of mysterious men and find themselves dodging their long-suffering teachers to stop what may or may not be a plot against the president.
Told entirely through notes, grocery receipts, and a vast array of other items, this story follows Ginny as she accidentally dyes her hair pink, throws live frogs in class, and loses the lead role in ballet to her ex-best friend.
Abigail, assigned a different homeroom than her two best friends and made only the alternate on the pom-pom squad, learns about popularity and friendship when paired with unpopular Gabby for a year-long "Friendly Letter Assignment."