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Modern Classics

"Classics" are subjective, and modern classics even more so. Here, "modern classics" means "staff favorite books published in the last 20 years that we believe will stand the test of time." The titles on this list are aimed primarily at ages 8-12. 

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440420477
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - March 13th, 2007

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780786838653
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 1st, 2006

Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Walk Two Moons Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064405171
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019

When You Reach Me: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375850868
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - December 28th, 2010

Okay for Now Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544022805
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - February 5th, 2013

Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616207465
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

Out of My Mind Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416971719
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

The War That Saved My Life Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147510488
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - May 31st, 2016

The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781328499219
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2018

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

The Graveyard Book Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060530945
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 24th, 2018

Because of Mr. Terupt Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375858246
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - October 11th, 2011

The Mysterious Benedict Society Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316003957
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142403709
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - April 20th, 2006

Short Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399186226
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - January 9th, 2018

Holes (Holes Series #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440414803
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - May 9th, 2000

The Parker Inheritance (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545952781
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019