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Middle Grade, High Fun

Middle Grade, High Fun

We have shelf after shelf of great books for young readers, from I Can Read superhero books through novels for middle graders. Ask any staff member for recommendations. Already know that you want one of these books? Email us at orders@bigbluemarblebooks.com

Wimpy Kid! See the display in the store to enter a contest to win a family vacation! $13.95

Wimpy Kid! See the display in the store to enter a contest to win a family vacation! $13.95

The first book in Amy Ignatow's Mighty Odds series is out in paperback! 4 Kids with extremely odd superpowers band together to find out what happened to them. $8.99

The first book in Amy Ignatow's Mighty Odds series is out in paperback! 4 Kids with extremely odd superpowers band together to find out what happened to them. $8.99

From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist. A great book for readers ready for a longer work and don't like fantasy. $17.99

From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist. A great book for readers ready for a longer work and don't like fantasy. $17.99

We have a variety of puzzles, from 20 to 1000 pieces

We have a variety of puzzles, from 20 to 1000 pieces

 
Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath. Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you'll have to trust her on this one), but she is not so great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal or sighing a lot. She finds the royal life rather . . . dull. $7.99

Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath. Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you'll have to trust her on this one), but she is not so great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal or sighing a lot. She finds the royal life rather . . . dull. $7.99

 
In the second title in the slam-dunk new series from bestselling author Amy Ignatow, the Odds are back and trying to figure out just who inflicted these lame abilities on them in the first place.  $16.99

In the second title in the slam-dunk new series from bestselling author Amy Ignatow, the Odds are back and trying to figure out just who inflicted these lame abilities on them in the first place.  $16.99

And speaking of Wildwood, there's a wonderfu box set containing Wildwood, Under Wildwood, and Wildwood Imperium. With a stunning package and over eighty illustrations—including maps and full-color plates—in each book, this exquisite box set is the perfect gift for Wildwood fans and lovers of epic fantasy. $29.97

And speaking of Wildwood, there's a wonderfu box set containing Wildwood, Under Wildwood, and Wildwood Imperium. With a stunning package and over eighty illustrations—including maps and full-color plates—in each book, this exquisite box set is the perfect gift for Wildwood fans and lovers of epic fantasy. $29.97

Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake!  $9.95

Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake!  $9.95

 
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. $16.99

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. $16.99

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.  $7.99

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.  $7.99

 
Know a Dog Man fan? Bring home a soft plush! $18

Know a Dog Man fan? Bring home a soft plush! $18

 
The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene is in training to be a knight - but the social order at middle school is not based on honor and courage. $12.99

The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene is in training to be a knight - but the social order at middle school is not based on honor and courage. $12.99

 
When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. $12.99

When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. $12.99

Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans . . . mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It's a monster trying to eat someone's kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black.  $14.99

Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans . . . mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It's a monster trying to eat someone's kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black.  $14.99

 
  he Playbook provides inspiration on the court of life, with wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama.  $14.99

  he Playbook provides inspiration on the court of life, with wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama.  $14.99

Kid-sized backpacks from Eeboo. $44.99

Kid-sized backpacks from Eeboo. $44.99

Check out our collection of Djeco craft kits!

Check out our collection of Djeco craft kits!

Magic Tree House Boxed Sets of 4 titles (cause kids can't read just one!) $23.96

Magic Tree House Boxed Sets of 4 titles (cause kids can't read just one!) $23.96

Magic Tree House Books 1-28 Boxed Set. The ultimate adventures of Jack and Annie! $167.72

Magic Tree House Books 1-28 Boxed Set. The ultimate adventures of Jack and Annie! $167.72

Magic Tree House Merlin Missions Boxed Set, 1-25. $149.75

Magic Tree House Merlin Missions Boxed Set, 1-25. $149.75

Wings of Fire Boxed Set, books 1-5. $34.95

Wings of Fire Boxed Set, books 1-5. $34.95

Just in time for the holidays, this magical boxed set includes four sparkly special editions! This boxed set includes four holiday stories: Holly the Christmas Fairy, Stella the Star Fairy, Gabriella the Snow Kingdom Fairy , Paige the Christmas Play Fairy. $24.96

Just in time for the holidays, this magical boxed set includes four sparkly special editions! This boxed set includes four holiday stories: Holly the Christmas Fairy,
Stella the Star Fairy, Gabriella the Snow Kingdom Fairy , Paige the Christmas Play Fairy. $24.96

Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in the thrilling I SURVIVED series. This edition has the first 4 books, about kids surviving sinking ships, shark attacks, a hurricane and the bombing that launched the United States into World War II.  $9.99

Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in the thrilling I SURVIVED series. This edition has the first 4 books, about kids surviving sinking ships, shark attacks, a hurricane and the bombing that launched the United States into World War II.  $9.99

Have a young reader who loves adventure? This boxed set has 10 I Survived books and a survival tool. $49.90

Have a young reader who loves adventure? This boxed set has 10 I Survived books and a survival tool. $49.90

The Ultimate Boxcar Children Collection! Packaged in a deluxe keepsake case with magnetic door closures and a drawer for storing top secret clues and notes, this bookshelf comes with 19 books and can hold more than 50 Boxcar Children Mysteries. Included in the boxcar keepsake case: An exclusive 128-page activity book with quizzes, puzzles, crafts, and games Real magnifying glass  Sticker sheet  $132.81

The Ultimate Boxcar Children Collection!

Packaged in a deluxe keepsake case with magnetic door closures and a drawer for storing top secret clues and notes, this bookshelf comes with 19 books and can hold more than 50 Boxcar Children Mysteries. Included in the boxcar keepsake case:

An exclusive 128-page activity book with quizzes, puzzles, crafts, and games

Real magnifying glass 

Sticker sheet  $132.81

ESSENTIAL. Got it? ESSENTIAL. ALL OF THEM. $11.99

ESSENTIAL. Got it? ESSENTIAL. ALL OF THEM. $11.99

Book Three of a new series from Rick Riordan, this one set in Norse mythology. Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. $19.99

Book Three of a new series from Rick Riordan, this one set in Norse mythology. Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. $19.99

Shannon and Adrienne have been friends since they were little. But when Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, they find out some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.  $12.99

Shannon and Adrienne have been friends since they were little. But when Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, they find out some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.  $12.99

The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the author of World War Z tells the story of a hero—stranded in the world of Minecraft—who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. $17.99

The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the author of World War Z tells the story of a hero—stranded in the world of Minecraft—who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. $17.99

Xanathar's Guide to Everything is the first major expansion for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons, offering new rules and story options. $49.99

Xanathar's Guide to Everything is the first major expansion for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons, offering new rules and story options. $49.99

Enjoy the adventures of Phoebe and Her Unicorn times four  - all the fun of Calvin and Hobbes but a lot more sparkly. This super-fun boxed set includes Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Unicorn on a Roll, Unicorn vs. Goblins, and Razzle Dazzle Unicorn. $39

Enjoy the adventures of Phoebe and Her Unicorn times four  - all the fun of Calvin and Hobbes but a lot more sparkly.

This super-fun boxed set includes Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Unicorn on a Roll, Unicorn vs. Goblins, and Razzle Dazzle Unicorn. $39

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic.  $17.95

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic.  $17.95

L'Engle's classic, coming to the big screen in a major motion picture next spring. $6.99

L'Engle's classic, coming to the big screen in a major motion picture next spring. $6.99

The Time Quintet by Madeleine L'Engle consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. The digest box set features the art of Taeeun Yoo. $37.95

The Time Quintet by Madeleine L'Engle consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. The digest box set features the art of Taeeun Yoo. $37.95

L'Engle's classic told in graphic format by illustrator Hope Larson. $15.99

L'Engle's classic told in graphic format by illustrator Hope Larson. $15.99

In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted--of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. Each section includes a place for girls to “journal” their adventures, thus encouraging a new generation to develop a zest for challenges and a healthy relationship to risk. $18

In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted--of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. Each section includes a place for girls to “journal” their adventures, thus encouraging a new generation to develop a zest for challenges and a healthy relationship to risk. $18