When unpopular sixth grader Dwight successfully dispenses sound advice to his classmates via an origami finger puppet, his classmate Tommy investigates the source of Dwight's accuracy and makes a surprising discovery.
A story complemented by photos, drawings and timelines chronicles a year in the life of a hapless sixth-grader whose prospects for getting a room of his own are challenged by his poor history grades, a time-capsule assignment and his history-loving father's insistence that he drag a neighbor's old shopping cart to school.
Thrilled about the big sixth-grade trip she is about to take, Amelia is devastated to learn that her older sister is coming along as a chaperone and so suddenly does her best to get out of what she is certain will be a horribly embarrassing day!
Through journal entries, sketches, and drawings, the complicated life of eighth grader Nikki Maxwell is presented through revelations about her relationship with her mother, secret crushes, dealings with her biggest rival at school, passion in pursuing art as a career, and overall views on the world in which she lives.
A follow-up to the #1 New York Times best-seller, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, continues the misadventures of Rafe, who after being happily accepted into art school in a big city discovers more academic rigor and competition than he expected, compelling him to find inspiration in other exciting activities. Co-written by the award-winning author of the Daniel X series.
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 endures bullying from his mean-spirited cousin and hopes he will be fairly judged when he enters a local comedy contest. 600,000 first printing.
Irritating his teachers with his lack of focus and creative excuses, Tom Gates spends his unmonitored times drawing pictures and writing down observations about everything from his grumpy sister and annoying classmate to an unsatisfying camping trip and his pursuit of concert tickets for his favorite band.
A whimsical tale told in scrapbook style follows the haphazard efforts of a pair of best friends who resolve to conquer middle school, an endeavor that tests the limits of their friendship. A first novel.
When Artie opens a locker that no one else ever could and discovers the mysterious contents within, a challenge is presented by Joe and his group of bullies to Artie and his new friends where the winners take it all! Original.
Using skills learned through video games to solve mysteries and make his absent father proud, awkward fifth grader Clueless McGee investigates the school bully who has been framed for filling the orchestra teacher's tuba with macaroni and cheese.
An unlikely trio of middle-schoolers--Zack, Rice and Madison--battle an infestation of ghouls, in a sidesplitting zombie adventure filled with wholesome but hilarious gore and mayhem. 75,000 first printing.
In this sequel to Boys Are Dogs, Taylor and her friends face a new challenge when the clique of "mean girls" makes their move; but having learned a lesson or two from past dealings with pesky boys, the girls are ready to use what they know to keep their advantage.
When Manny joins the Hudson City Hornets football team he's determined to get in the game and not sit on the bench, but Manny will have to compensate for his lack of size with his heart and his speed if the Hornets want to have a winning season.