Monday, July 02, 2012

Middle Grade Monday-- Suggested Reads

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday is hosted by Shannon Whitney Messenger at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe.

I'm not a fan of MUST reads. Picky Reader ( a rising 9th grader), loves books where the children are abused, and Harry Potter, but won't read a paranormal book for love nor money.

But the books below  I could hand to almost any 6th grader and they would be fairly happy. I have them divided by "girl books" and "boy books", not that girls don't read Chasing the Falconers, and boys don't read I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, but you'd have a little more success staying along gender lines.And remember, these are the books that work for me at my school library. But if you haven't heard of these, I'd definitely take a look.

For the gentlemen:

For the ladies:

And for everyone:


  1. Great choices! I'm glad to see Gianna Z. on your list. I liked that one, but it was one of those that I wasn't sure if kids would like too. Good to know you've had success with it!

  2. My kids loved theKorman series....and My Side of theMountain is always a favorite. Thanks for sharing the link to the middle school reading mem...I'll have to join in!