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Big Nate series
by Lincoln Peirce

A very popular series among kids in Richmond! In the first book, a fortune cookie told Big Nate that he is "destined for greatness", but as the day goes on, it's pretty clear that his day is far from "great".

Dork Diaries series
by Rachel Renee Russell

Dork Diaries follows 8th grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school's queen bee.

Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf
by Jennifer Holm

Ginny has ten items on her big to-do list for 7th grade. None of them, however, include accidentally turning her hair pink. Or getting sent to detention for throwing frogs in class. Or losing the lead role in the ballet recital to her ex-best friend. Or the thousand other things that can go wrong between September and June.

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life
by James Patterson

Rafe has the perfect plan to be the "cool one" in middle school: he is going to try to break every rule in his school's Code of Conduct, and his best friend is going to help keep track of his points. Chewing gum in class-5,000 points! Running in the hallway-10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm-50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters.

Cheesie Mack is Not a Genius or Anything
by Steve Cotler

Ronald "Cheesie" Mack is not a genius or anything, but he remembers everything that happened before, during, and after fifth-grade graduation, and he's written it all down in his own unique and hilarious way—with lots of lists, drawings, and splenderful (that's splendid plus wonderful!) made-up words.

Charlie Jackson's Guide to Not Reading
by Tommy Greenwald

Charlie Joe Jackson would do anything, and I mean anything, to avoid reading. Here's his story of how he manages to not read a single book one year in middle school, at the expense of a few losing cellphone and computer privileges, getting into some major trouble with his parents, being betrayed by friends, getting caught cheating, and most importantly, giving up the girl of his dreams.

Cartoon Kid series
by Jeremy Strong

When their teacher Mr. Butternut told his students that they were all secretly superheroes, the kids had to choose our superhero names and fight injustice and Gory and Tory the Vampire Twins.

Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze
by Alan Silberberg

13-year-old geek Milo finds reasons for frustrations at every turn, like the way his neighbor carves her pumpkin way too early to last until Halloween, or the fact that Summer Goodman won't look twice at him while Hillary Alpert keeps leaving notes in his locker. But it's really about his mom. Ever since she died, nothing seems right.

Riot Brothers series
by Mary Amato

A couple of new pranksters are in town! Narrated by fifth-grader Wilbur and featuring his third-grade brother, Orville, this series follows the antics of two boys with overactive imaginations and a comfortable sibling relationship.

Raymond and Graham series
by Mike Knudson

In the first book of the series, best friends Raymond and Graham have waited their whole lives for fourth grade, when they'll rule the school at East Millcreek Elementary. But things don't go quite as planned when Raymond gets stuck with the most embarrassing line in the class play! Can he find a way out of it, or will he be humiliated in front of everyone?

Amelia Notebook series
by Marissa Moss

The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.

Ellie McDoodle
by Ruth Mcnally Barshaw

Ellie McDoodle thought it'd perfect to do her report on her neighbour's African gray parrot, but when she was asked to babysit it, the parrot escaped. Will Ellie be able to find the parrot and finish her report on time?

Gossip From the Girls' Room
by Rose Cooper

Gossip from the Girls’ Room fills readers in on all there is to learn about middle school life at Middlebrooke, where Sofia has her very own blog and discusses all the juicy gossip that comes out of the Girls' room; read along to find out just what happens when class is not in session.

My Life as a Book
by Janet Tashjian

Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek’s dreams of fun may come to an end.