30+ Middle School Book Group Picks

I'm sharing this here because some of my Instagram followers have requested it! Earlier this week, my middle school ELA team requested the following, in correlation with their work with Curriculum Companion - a Wisconsin resource for CCSS. "............next unit they will be reading a variety of texts, forming an argument, and writing an argumentative … Continue reading 30+ Middle School Book Group Picks

Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz

I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour for this newest title in the incredibly popular upper middle grade Alex Rider series! This title just released yesterday, October 10, 2017 and I already have the book ready to be put into the hands of my middle school readers! Never Say Die by Anthony … Continue reading Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

  The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie (Aladdin ~ October 10, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spooky and filled with an incredibly dark and creepy sense of foreboding, Currie has perfectly filled the middle grade desire for a healthy dose of fear. Thanks to the author, Net Galley and Kid … Continue reading The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall (Harper ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Adorable and appropriate for a wide-ranging middle grade audience, this book will be sure to delight readers, especially animal lovers. An excellent companion to the book I labeled as so huggable last … Continue reading The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall

Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt

 Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt (Feiwel & Friends ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars A completely unique and heartwarming middle school adventure story, GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they laugh and (almost) cry with Nicki...I mean, Charlotte. Thanks to the … Continue reading Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea (Delacorte Press ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Middle grade students in grades 4-6 will love this book, but teachers will ADORE it. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy - all opinions are my own. Buyea's Mr. Terupt series is … Continue reading The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glasser

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser (HMH Books for Young Readers ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Vanderbeekers are guaranteed to steal the heart of every single reader who picks up this book, children and adults alike. This is one of my top feel-good and huggable middle grade novels … Continue reading The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glasser

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson (Charlesbridge - September 19, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars FALCON WILD is the must-read middle grade adventure story of fall 2017! Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book. Book Description (from Goodreads) Thirteen-year-old Karma is lost in the backcountry of Montana with … Continue reading Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson

Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel

Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel (Running Press Books - September 12, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars A perfect middle grade read that tweens will be instantly able to relate to. Thank you to Running Press Books for a finished copy of this book for review purposes! Book Description (from Goodreads) Twelve-year-old Caleb … Continue reading Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel

The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner

The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner (Bloomsbury Kids - September 12, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Thanks to Bloomsbury Kids for the advance copy of this novel for review purposes. Book Description (from Goodreads) Kirby "Zig" Zigonski lives for the world of simple circuits, light bulbs, buzzers, and motors. Electronics are, … Continue reading The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner