Alex and the Answer Ball by Michelle Pelletier
Sixth grade is tough for Alexander Applebee. Working through the maze of school, friends, bullies, and girls, he has questions but few answers until what seems like a Magic 8 Ball novelty toy appears on his front porch.
When his questions begin to get real answers, Alex uses the Magic 8 ball's advice to navigate his middle school problems. But will the little black sphere be able to guide Alex and his magic act through the upcoming talent show?