Past Picks for Purple Door Book Club!

Are you interested in the Purple Door Book Club but curious what kinds of books we've read in the past? Look no further! Below is a list of a few of the many books our teriffic readers have discussed!

The Purple Door Book Club is for readers around the ages of 8 to 12 years old. Email Beth at beth@wildrumpusbooks.com to join the Purple Door Book Club and get a link to our next meeting! Mention that you're a book club member and receive 20% off your purchase of the book club pick!

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The Anti-Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525552420
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - April 5th, 2022

With nods to The Phantom Tollbooth and Coraline, this darkly funny fantasy is a classic-in-the-making—the story of a boy who wants the world to disappear . . . and what happens when it does.


Just Roll with It: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984896995
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Published: Random House Graphic - December 14th, 2021

Starting middle school is hard enough when you don't know anyone; it's even harder when you're shy. A contemporary middle-grade graphic novel for fans of Guts and Real Friends about how dealing with anxiety and OCD can affect everyday life.

As long as Maggie rolls the right number, nothing can go wrong...right?
 


Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion (Atlantis Book #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419738548
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - March 22nd, 2022

Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson and Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion is now in paperback!
 Kaya, raised in the undersea, high-tech world of Atlantis, has always been fascinated by the legends about life above the water.


The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545497619
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Published: Graphix - March 1st, 2022

Dive in to this whimsically adventurous graphic novel from Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat!

Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, the marine theme park her dad and uncle created. But Sophia's world is turned upside down when an "aquanaut" breaks into the park's research lab.


Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers Cover Image
By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984837141
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Published: Puffin Books - February 25th, 2020

A USA Today Bestselling book!
A Barnes & Noble Book of the Month!
A 2019 Kids' Indie Next List Pick!
A National Bestseller!


The Stonekeeper: A Graphic Novel (Amulet #1) Cover Image
By Kazu Kibuishi, Kazu Kibuishi (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780439846813
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Published: Graphix - January 1st, 2008

The first book in Kazu Kibuishi's #1 New York Times bestselling series that features a beautiful but dangerous world of new friends, giant robots, and shadowy enemies!

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather. The strange house proves to be dangerous.


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The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780735266124
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Published: Puffin Canada - August 31st, 2021

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle-grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson.


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The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062275127
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Published: Walden Pond Press - October 12th, 2021

From the acclaimed author of The Real Boy and The Lost Girl comes a wondrous and provocative fantasy about a kingdom beset by monsters, a mysterious school, and a girl caught in between them.


The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142427378
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 20th, 2018

A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award

An exciting and hilarious medieval adventure from the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Hatem Aly! 


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The Awakening Storm: A Graphic Novel (City of Dragons #1) Cover Image
By Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338660425
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Published: Graphix - September 21st, 2021

Grace and her friends must protect a newly hatched dragon from mysterious evildoers.

When Grace moves to Hong Kong with her mom and new stepdad, her biggest concern is making friends at her fancy new boarding school.


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A Wish in the Dark Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536222975
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Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.


The Okay Witch Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534431454
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Published: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2019

A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2019
A YALSA 2020 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
A YALSA 2020 Great Graphic Novel for Teens

Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town an


City Spies Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534414921
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Published: Aladdin - January 26th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!
A GMA3 Summer Reading Squad Selection!
“Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight.” —People
“Will keep young readers glued to the page…So when do I get the sequel?” —Beth McMullen, author of Mrs.


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Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian Cover Image
By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062990464
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Published: HarperAlley - September 1st, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Kazu Kibuishi says of Lightfall: “Beautifully drawn. Tim Probert has created a world readers will want to visit.”


Show Me a Sign (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338255829
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 21st, 2021

Don't miss the companion book, Set Me Free

CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT SHOW ME A SIGN

Winner of the 2021 Schneider Family Book Award * NPR Best Books of 2020 * Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020 * School Library Journal Best Books of 2020 * New York Public Library Best Books of 2020 * Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2020 * 202


This Was Our Pact Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781626720534
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Published: First Second - June 11th, 2019

A 2019 Booklist Editor's Choice
A 2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year
A 2019 Parents Magazine Best Children's Books of the Year


Ryan Andrews's This Was Our Pact is an astonishing, magical-realist adventure story for middle-grade readers.