Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--Great Graphics

Drama By Telgemeier, Raina (Book - 2012 ) jgn TELGEMEIE 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 11 on 23 copies

Annotation:Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

Moribito Guardian of the Spirit By Uehashi, Nahoko (Book - 2008 ) y UEHASHI 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:It looks like an accident: a suspension bridge's cables snapped, a boy tumbled from a carriage into the river. But the wandering moribito Balsa recognizes it for what it is: an assassination attempt.

Smile By Telgemeier, Raina (Book - 2010 ) ygn 617.645 TELGEMEIE 2010 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 8 on 27 copies

Annotation:Eleven-year-old Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after a trip-and-fall mishap, she injures her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, corrective surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

Yummy The Last Days of A Southside Shorty By Neri, Greg (Book - 2010 ) ygn 305.896 NERI 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members.

Gunnerkrigg Court
Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 1, Orientation By Siddell, Tom (Book - 2008 ) ygn SIDDELL 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Antimony Carver is a precocious and preternaturally self-possessed young girl starting her first year of school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court, a very British boarding school that has robots running around along side body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature.

A Family Secret
A Family Secret By Heuvel, Eric (Book - 2009 ) ygn HEUVEL 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:While searching his Dutch grandmother's attic for yard sale items, Jeroen finds a scrapbook which leads Gran to tell of her experiences as a girl living in Amsterdam during the Holocaust, when her father was a Nazi sympathizer and Esther, her Jewish best friend, disappeared.

Rapunzel's Revenge
Rapunzel's Revenge By Hale, Shannon (Book - 2008 ) ygn HALE 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. She dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.

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