If you’re looking for anti-racist books for kids ages 8 – 12, read these middle grade choices to build empathy and teach kids about prejudice, social justice, and discrimination. How can talk about race with our children? How can we educate children so they’re anti-racist and advocates for social justice? One way to do this […]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:
Whether you’re going camping in the backyard or the forest or just reading about camping, prepare your kids to love it with these wonderful books about camping and hiking. Wonderful Children’s Books About Camping C is for Camping by Greg Paprocki ages 1 – 4 I adore this retro looking alphabet board book series and […]Continue Reading
I love sharing books that offer doors, windows, and mirrors for children to see others and themselves. Today, I want to share wonderful middle grade books for ages 8 to 12 with Latinx (Latino/Latina) main characters. PRINTABE LIST Middle Grade Books Featuring Latinx Main Characters Me, Frida, and the Secret is the Peacock Ring by […]Continue Reading
Is this list to long? Because holy moly do I have a TON a new middle grade and YA books to share with you! All of these books, I’ve read and recommend. My very favorites are indicated with a star. TABLE OF CONTENTS Fantasy Science Fiction / STEM Mystery & Adventure Realistic Historical […]Continue Reading
Kids enjoy illustrated chapter books, whether they are for emergent readers or middle grade readers. I can’t wait to share these popular book titles that will appeal to readers ages 6 to 12! Illustrations offer picture support for children who are just learning to read as well as provide a sense of frivolity and […]Continue Reading
If you’re new to reading aloud, or just want some refresher notes, I’ve got a list of tips that will help you make the most of the read aloud time with your kids. Tips for Read Aloud Time with Kids 1. Choice When you’re picking books to read, remember, there is no perfect book! And […]Continue Reading
You probably already know that READING ALOUD to children is VERY good for them, specifically their brains…and hearts. It’s a beneficial daily learning vitamin for so many ages. Not just the under five set. All ages! We only just recently stopped reading aloud to my 14-year-old daughter. (Sob!) Let me just recap the big benefits […]Continue Reading
Want a fun game to keep your kids reading throughout the summer? I’ve made a free FREE PRINTABLE READING BINGO to help motivate more reading. Because this summer is the weirdest of all times. We don’t know if libraries will be open. Kids are missing friends and school and books. They’re on screens way too […]Continue Reading