Middle Grade Books

Series (in some cases, the name of the series is listed, in others, just the title of the first book in the series)

Princess Academy     Shannon Hale

The Unwanteds Lisa McMann
Homelanders (series)             Andrew Klavan

Time Quartet (Wrinkle in Time and sequels)

Anne of Green Gables     L.M. Montgomery

The Underland Chronicles    Suzanne Collins
Chronicles of Prydain         Lloyd Alexander

The Missing (series)        Margaret Peterson Haddix

The City of Ember           Jeanne DuPra
Michael Vey Richard Paul Evans
Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls Beth McMullen

Adventure Hatchet Gary Paulsen Holes Loius Sachar The Last Thing I Remember Andrew Klavan Masterminds Gordon Korman Loot Jude Watson

Biography Christian Heroes Series Janet Benge Heroes of History series Janet Benge Peace Child Don Richardson The Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom Fairy Tales

You’re not too old for fairy tales! They are NOT at all like the Disney versions.

The Wise Woman and other stories     George MacDonald

The Blue Fairy Book                         Andrew Lang

The Red Fairy Book                “”

The Yellow Fairy Book            “”

The Pink Fairy Book                “”

The Green Fairy Book             “”

All the original fairy tales you could think of, from pretty much anywhere in the world, are in the Andrew Lang collections, but you can also look for collections of the Brothers Grimm tales, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, or a non-Western collections of folk and fairy tales. There are many, many choices, for ALL ages. Fairy Tale Adaptations Cinder Marissa Meyer Princess of the Midnight Ball (and others in the Westfalin series) Jessica Day George The Goose Girl Shannon Hale The Book of a Thousand Days Shannon Hale
The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk Leisl Shurtliff Rapunzel's Revenge Shannon Hale
Valiant Sarah McGuire Fantasy/Science Fiction The Ordinary Princess M.M. Kaye

Gregor the Overlander Suzanne Collins Ranger's Apprentice John Flanagan The Story Thieves John Riley Saving Lucas Biggs Marisa de los Santos
A Wrinkle in Time Madeline L'Engle A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula LeGuin Historical Fiction

(this category has SO many possibilities, especially for this reading level, that I can’t even get close to listing all the great options! For specific time periods or interests, ask Mrs. Meester or your local librarian for more suggestions!)

The Golden Goblet            Eloise Jarvis McGraw The Trojan War Olivia Coolidge
God King         Joanne Williamson A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver    E.L. Konisburg

The Door in the Wall           Marguerite deAngeli

Flame Over Tara                Madeleine Polland

Catherine, Called Birdy      Karen Cushman
The Midwife's Apprentice Karen Cushman The Great and Terrible Quest Margaret Lovett
A Single Shard                   Linda Sue Park
Salt Helen Frost
Carry On, Mr, Bowditch    Jean Lee Latham The Arrow over the Door Joseph Bruchac Calico Bush Rachel Field
In Search of Honor            Donna Lynn Hess

Call of the Wild                  Jack London

Nory Ryan's Song                Patricia Reilly Giff

The Great Turkey Walk     Kathleen Karr
The Great Wheel               Robert Lawson

Little Britches                     Ralph Moody Angel on the Square Gloria Whelan The Singing Tree Kate Seredy
Esperanza Rising               Pam Munoz Ryan
Number the Stars Lois Lowry Once Was a Time Leila Sales (also a time-travel book, so perhaps not strictly historical fiction!)
The Winged Watchman     Hilda van Stockum Miracles on Maple Hill Virginia Sorensen The War That Saved My Life Kimberley Brubaker Bradley A Long Walk to Water Linda Sue Park

The Breadwinner Deborah Ellis

The Way People Live series        various authors
Get to know your Dewey Decimal system! Choose a topic you want to learn about and go find it!
Also, you can ask Mrs. Meester or your local librarians!


The Westing Game Ellen Raskin
When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead
The Second Mrs. Giaconda E.L. Konisburg
City Spies James Ponti

Classic Poetry (anthology)    Michael Rosen (editor)   
A Treasury of Poetry for Young People   
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry

Realistic Fiction

The Doughnut Fix Jesse Janowitz

Squint Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

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