Find the best middle-grade chapter books from 2020 for kids ages 8 to 12. You’ll find #ownvoices, historical fiction, fantasy, mystery, and more–there’s a book for everyone on this list. Best Middle-Grade Chapter Books of 2020 Table of Contents OwnVoices Realistic Historical Fiction Graphic Novels Biography Mystery Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi OwnVoices Chapter Books from […]Continue Reading
Good Books for Middle School
If you're looking for good chapter books and nonfiction books reviews, lists, and recommendations for kids in middle school, you've come to the right place.
Parents, teachers, and librarians, I hope to save you time by reading books that you don't have time to read, giving you reviews and recommendations, to help you build your classroom and home libraries. And for you to find the best books on any topic or theme.
In addition, you'll find some learning and literacy ideas, activities, games, and gift suggestions for middle school ages which span from tween to teen, 11 or 12 to 13.
Here are some quick links to get you started. And if you keep scrolling, you can read the most current blog posts.
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Read Aloud Book Ideas for Middle School:
If you’re like me, you find it important to share with kids stories about the human beings, moms and dads, sisters and brothers, in the military. Share these books any time but especially to honor their service for the Veterans Day holiday and Memorial Day holiday. Whether your family is a military family or […]Continue Reading
Are you looking for reading and writing gifts for kids? Sometimes all it takes for kids (and me) to want to write or read are creative literacy gifts like a new journal or a playful word game. These literacy gifts for kids will inspire them to read more, write more, and appreciate words and stories. […]Continue Reading
Got a graphic novel reader? Me, too! And it’s always fun to give them more, wonderful reading choices, right? Here are seven new graphic novels for kids ages 7 to 18. Cat Ninja by Matthew Cody, illustrated by Yehudi Mercado (ages 7 – 10) By day Claude is Leon’s pet but by night, […]Continue Reading
Lately, I can’t keep up with all the exceptional chapter books. Because there are SO MANY GOOD BOOKS! Here are some of the latest middle-grade books and one YA book that have made a big impression on me. I hope you love them as much as I do! New Chapter Books, October 2020 Three Keys […]Continue Reading
I’m excited to share with you 18 great nonfiction books. I hope you check out the book about eels, weird animal names, ninjas, and fairies, just to name a few. I also love the knitting and braiding books, the dog and cat friendship book, and the atlases, too. Look for a checkmark to indicate books […]Continue Reading
Do you love Kwame Alexander’s books? His latest book, Becoming Muhammad Ali, is written with James Patterson, and one of his BEST EVER. After I read an early review copy, I had a chance to interview Alexander via Zoom. In our chat, we talk about the book, figurative language, collaborating with James Patterson, and more! […]Continue Reading
Wow, I have SO MANY incredible books to share with you! If you like adventure, don’t miss The Hacker’s Key and The Canyon’s Edge. If you love animals, you’ll want to read A Whale in the Wild and The Endangereds. If you like amazing, real-life books, you’ll want to read Tune It Out, Fighting Words, and The Brave. Full disclosure, I […]Continue Reading