Best MG Books of 2018

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.

Middle Grades Books About Grief

These books tackle the challenge of getting past the death of a friend. The topic has become prevalent in middle grade realistic fiction, so finding nine well-written books was an easy task. My personal favorites are 2018 releases and certain to be Newbery contenders: The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle and Denis Ever After.