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Bluefish Learning book picks for middle readers.

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The Night Bus Hero

By Onjali Q. Raúf
Length: TBA

What does it take to turn a bully into a hero? Empathy and the power of forgiveness take center stage in this poignant novel by the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.

Getting in trouble is what Hector does best. He knows that not much is expected of him. In fact, he gets some of his most brilliant prank ideas while sitting... Read more »

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Dragons in a Bag

By Zetta Elliott
Narrated by: Ron Butler & Zetta Elliott
Length: 3 hours 25 minutes

The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it... Read more »

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Because of Mr. Terupt

Mr. Terupt: Book #1

By Rob Buyea
Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle & Mike Chamberlain
Length: 4 hours 9 minutes

Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school story sequel filled with unique characters every reader can relate to.

It’s the start of a new year at Snow Hill School, and seven students find themselves thrown together in Mr. Terupt’s fifth grade class. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl,... Read more »

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Inside Out and Back Again

By Thanhha Lai
Narrated by: Doan Ly
Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

Vietnam-born author Thanhha Lai bursts onto the literary scene with Inside Out & Back Again-her National Book Award-winning debut. Written in rich, free-verse poems, this moving tale follows a young Vietnamese girl as she leaves her war-torn homeland for America in 1975. With Saigon about to fall to the communists, 10-year-old HA, her... Read more »

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The One and Only Ivan

By Katherine Applegate
Narrated by: Adam Grupper
Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

Soon to be a major motion picture!

Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller

This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of...

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A Wolf Called Wander

By Rosanne Parry
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 3 hours 53 minutes

If you enjoyed The Call of the Wild, then you’ll love A Wolf Called Wander.

“Kids who loved The Call of the Wild by Jack London will enjoy this upcoming novel. This middle reader is set entirely from the point of view of a young wolf who is trying to find his way to a new home after his family was defeated by a rival wolf pack. A great book to give kids a new perspective and insight into what it may be like to be a wild animal surviving on the edges of human civilization. Animal lovers, adventurers, or kids involved with nature will want to read this one.”

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