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Barshaw Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel     (Eleven-year-old Ellie McDoodle illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her family.)
Child Clarice Bean Spells Trouble    (Clarice Bean, aspiring actress and author, unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting into trouble as she attempts to help a friend in need.)
Cooper Gossip from the Girls' Room: A Blogtastic! Novel    (Sixth-grader Sofia Becker writes a blog about everything she overhears in the girls' bathroom, especially mean things but comes to realized that gossip has consequences and popularity is hard to achieve.)
Draanen Secret Identity    (Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!)
Fry The Odd Squad: Bully Bait    (When his school counselor insists that he needs better socialization skills after being stuffed into a locker by a bully, middle-schooler Nick finds himself joining the school's lamest club: Safety Patrol.)
Gutman Miss Daisy Is Crazy!    (Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J.)
Harkrader The Adventures of Beanboy    (Seventh-grader Tucker MacBean loves comic books, so when his favorite comic has a contest to create a sidekick, he is hopeful that he can win.)
Ignatow The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang     (This scrapbook novel is the story of two best friends who embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls so that they too will be in the right crowd.)
Kowitt The Loser List    (When Danny gets caught trying to cross his name off the "Geek" list in the girls' bathroom, he's sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly -- until they discover that Danny can draw.)
Look Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things    (A young boy, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.)
Mack Clueless McGee    (Through a series of letters to his father, a private investigator, fifth-grader PJ "Clueless" McGee tells of his efforts to discover who stole macaroni and cheese from the school cafeteria.)
Moss Max's Logbook    (Max's logbook of observations, drawings, experiments, and inventions reveals his feelings and the rich world of his imagination.)
Moss The All-New Amelia    (Hoping to impress the new girl in her class while they work together on an archeological dig project, Amelia tries to improve by giving herself a makeover and almost loses a friend in the process.)
Pastis Mistakes Were Made    (Timmy Failure is an 11 year old convinced that he is the CEO of the best detective agency in town. He operates his business from a closet with the assistance of a 1,500 pound polar bear named Total.)
Peirce Big Nate: In A Class by Himself    (Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.)
Proimos Cowboy Boy    (Ricky Smootz is very afraid of everything, especially Keanu Dungston, the bully who terrorizes their middle school, but with advice from his grandmother Ricky transforms himself into Cowboy Boy.)
Russell Tales from A Not-So-Fabulous Life    (Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school.)
Skye Wonkenstein: The Creature from My Closet    (Twelve-year-old Rob has stuffed his closet with old laboratory experiments, unread books, and more, and when a creature emerges from that chaos causing a great deal of trouble.)
Vail Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters     (It's the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn't get the teacher he wanted, he's not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school.)
Young Doodlebug: A Novel in Doodles    (The hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen's family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. Her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chronicle the move and the first days in a new city.)

Last Updated: 12/13

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