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If You Like The Baby-Sitters Club

Bell, CeceEl Deafo.
Having lost her hearing at the age of four, Cece has trouble fitting in and making friends. But she discovers that her hearing aid gives her certain super powers! J-GRAPHIC BEL

Cala, Caroline.  Best Babysitters Ever.
Mayhem ensues in their town when three best friends, motivated by unlimited snacks, no parents, and earning money for an epic seventh-grade party, find an old copy of "The Babysitters Club" and decide to start their own babysitting business. J CAL

Craft, Jerry.  New Kid.
Seventh-grader Jordan Banks finds himself at an upscale, private day school where he is not only the new kid, but one of the few kids of color. With sketchbook in hand, and the support of family and friends, Jordan just might make it through a school year full of challenges and surprises. Newbery Medal Winner J-GRAPHIC CRA

Greenwald, Lisa.  TBH, This Is So Awkward.
Told entirely in text messages, emails, and notes, best friends Prianka, Gabby, and Cecily find their friendship tested by busily planning a spring fair, bullying, and boys. J GRE

Gudsnuk, Kristen.  Making Friends.
The first book in the Making Friends series. Danielle needs a perfect friend, but sometimes making (or creating) one is a lot easier than keeping one! Now that she's in seventh grade, her friends are in different classes and forming new cliques, and she is totally, completely lost. J-GRAPHIC GUD

Holm, Jennifer & Matthew.  Lights, Camera, Middle School!
The first in the Babymouse Tales from the Locker series. Babymouse joins the school Film Club and writes the greatest cinematic masterpiece of all time! But when the movie gets shown to the entire school, will it be a box office hit or a flop? J HOL

Jamieson, Victoria.  All’s Faire in Middle School.
Homeschooled by Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, eleven-year-old Imogene has a hard time fitting in when her wish to enroll in public school is granted. J-GRAPHIC JAM

Knisley, Lucy.  Stepping Stones.
Jen moves out to the country and has to put up with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, as well as his kids. Suddenly part of a larger family in a new place, Jen isn't sure there is a place for her in this different world. J-GRAPHIC KNI

Libenson, Terri.  Invisible Emmie.
This is the story of two totally different girls—quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie—and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. J-GRAPHIC LIB

Lloyd, Megan & Nutter Michelle.  Allergic.
Hoping to adopt a pet to find a sense of belonging in her busy family, Maggie is disappointed to discover she is severely allergic to anything with fur and tries to find a pet to love anyway. J-GRAPHIC LLO

Miller, Kayla. Click.
Olive 'clicks' with everyone in the fifth grade—until one day she doesn't. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up? J-GRAPHIC MIL

Perez, Celia.  Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers.
This summertime-set story follows four girls on a quest for justice. When they discover the local girls’ troop is using egret and flamingo feathers in a hat for a competition winner, they form an alternative group aiming to stop this outdated practice. J PER

Russell, Rachel.  Dork Diaries series
Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group J RUS

Scrivan, Maria.  Nat Enough.
Natalie has never felt that she's enough -- athletic enough, stylish enough, or talented enough. And on the first day of middle school, Natalie discovers that things are worse than she thought -- now she's not even cool enough for her best friend, Lily! J-GRAPHIC SCR

Telgemeier, Raina.  Guts.
Developing a chronic stomachache that she initially dismisses as a bug, young Raina discovers that her symptoms are related to her anxieties about school, food and changing friendships, in a story based on the Eisner Award-winning author’s childhood. J-GRAPHIC TEL

Whittemore, Jo.  Brooke’s Not-So-Perfect Plan.
The first book in the Confidentially Yours series follows as Brooke and two of her friends are put in charge of the school newspaper's advice column during their first year of middle school. J-PBK WHI

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