Middle Grade

Carey, Mike, Sonny Liew, and Marc Hempel Re-Gifters
Dixie lives in LA’s Koreatown and has the potential to win the hapkido national championship. The only thing standing in her way is her consuming crush on Adam.

Martin, Ann M adapted by Raina Telgemeier The Baby-sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea
The saga begins as Kristy convinces Mary Anne, Claudia, and newcomer Stacey to start a club to babysit for the neighborhood. While the foursome tries to deal with new clients and new kids, they also have to deal with their own lives and the pressures and changes that abound. Will their friendship survive?

Neel, Julien. Lou! Secret Diary

Lou is your average middle school girl.  She loves theatre (that's THEATRE, with a re), makes her own clothes, and has a huge crush on someone who she can't bring herself to talk to.  She also has an awesome best friend, and a video game loving mom who she's determine to set up with the guy across the hall.  Life is never dull for Lou!

Reynolds, Peter H and Sharon Emerson. Zebrafish
Vita wants to be a rock star. Tanya wants to change the world. Walt sketches the world. Jay and Plinko live for their video games. These five kids find their way to one another, and make the best of a rocky situation.

Telgemeier, Raina.  Drama

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! (from Goodreads)

Torres, J. Jinx
Jinx is about to start high school.  Lucky for her, she’s got all her great friends (and frenemys) from middle school, and everything will be just the same as before, right?