Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
From the author of The One and Only Ivan, a story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm
From the authors of Babymouse, Sunny Lewin is sent to live with her grandfather for the summer in Florida, where she befriends Buzz, a boy completely obsessed with comic books, and faces the secret behind why she is in Florida in the first place. For fans of Sisters and El Deafo.
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
From the authof of Holes, Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world