Drama. What’s middle school without the “D” word? We hate it. We love it. Throw together some friends and enemies. Top it off with a crush or two. Voila. Instant drama. You’re Invited by Jen Malone Sadie loves helping her mother with her event planning business. When she accidentally ruins a wedding, she strikes out … More Friends, Enemies, and Crushes
Kids love to see themselves in the books they read. It’s comforting to know they’re not alone. Check out these books about kids who struggle with mental challenges. Focused by Alyson Gerber Clea wants to do well in school, but she struggles with the basics, like doing her homework, staying organized, getting places on time. … More MG Books About Kids With ADD, OCD and Anxiety
Is summer camp all it’s cracked up to be? Depends on who you ask. These books will give you a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of camp. Crazy camp directors. Cabin raids. Dances. Friends. Enemies. Goats. And a whole lot of problem solving. If you can’t go to camp this summer, at least you … More Books About Summer Camp
These are my picks for the BEST books of 2018. A must for every middle grade library. If only there were more awards to go around.
Bullying has become a common theme in middle school books today. Every school has bullies, so it makes sense to include them in realistic fiction books. From this list, boys will especially like Scar Island and Revenge of the Star Survivors. Girls will especially like The Thing About Jellyfish.