The Middle to Upper Primary Books Featured on Your Kids Next Read

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Since the very start, we have featured MANY a book on the Your Kids Next Read podcast. So I have collated some of the favourites, in age groups, because who doesn’t love a list? Click on the link or image and head to Booktopia to read more or purchase.

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The Your Kids Next Read podcast has featured some fantastic books for this middle primary age group this year! Do also check my list of Best Books for Middle Primary list.

Middle primary readers are often starting to crave books with more complex storylines. Voracious middle primary readers can plough through books at an astonishing rate and for many parents, this time really is the ‘golden age of reading’ – books’ themes are still in safe territory and the books are short enough that 3-4 can be consumed in a week.

The Tower at the End of Time


Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths

Miss Penny Dreadful + the Midnight Kittens

Zadie Ma and the dog who chased the moon

Camp Canberra

We Run Tomorrow

Cop + Robber

All Four Quarters of the Moon

Sherlock Bones

What About Thao?

So many books! Here’s the rest of the list

‘Vote for Me’ by Krys Saclier. Illustrated by Cathy Wilcox

‘Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue’ by William Grill

‘Friday Barnes: Undercover’ by R. A Spratt

Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths 2′ by Eddie Woo 

‘The Calling of Jackdaw Hollow’ by Kate Gordon 

‘The Homecoming Horse’ by Jackie Merchant 

‘Dear Greta’ by Yvette Poshoglian 

‘Bored: Milo Finds $105’ by Matt Stanton

‘The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan’ by Felice Arena

‘Loki: A Bad God’s Guide To Being Good’ by Louie Stowell

‘The Secret of Splint Hall’ by Katie Cotton

‘August & Jones’ written by Pip Harry 

‘The Sugarcane Kids and the Red-Bottomed Boat’ by Charlie Archbold

‘Seven Days’ by Fleur Ferris 

‘Horror Heights’ by Bec Hill 

‘The Astronaughties: Moon Mayhem’ by Andrew Cranna

‘Nura and the Immortal Palace’ by M. T. Khan

‘Team Trouble’ and ‘Time Out’ by Eddie Woo, Dave Hartley, Jess Black. Illustrated by Mitch Vane 

‘Rita’s Revenge’ by Lian Tanner

‘Solomon Macaroni and the Cousin Catastrophe’ written by Ashleigh Barton

‘Diamond Brothers Detectives for Hire: Where Seagulls Dare’ by Anthony Horowitz 

‘Legendarium’ by Jennifer Bell 

‘Grace Back on Court’ by Maddy Proud

‘Skandar and the Unicorn Thief’ by A. F. Steadman 

‘The School for Good and Evil: Rise of the School for Good and Evil’ by Soman Chainani

‘Rock Star Detectives’ by Adam Hills

‘Paper Boat, Paper Bird’ by David Almond. Illustrated by Kirsti Beautyman 

‘Detective’s Guide to New York City’ by Nicki Greenberg

‘The Lost Whale by Hannah Gold. Illustrated by Levi Pinfold 

‘The Last Bear by Hannah Gold. Illustrated by Levi Pinfold 

‘The Museum of Broken Things’ by Lauren Draper 

‘How to be Prime Minister and Survive Grade Five’ written by Carla Fitzgerald

‘The Bravest Word’ by Kate Foster 

‘This Old Thing’ by Cassandra Webb. Illustrated by Tony Flowers

‘How to Make a Monster: Prometheus High’ by Stuart Wilson  

‘A Reluctant Witch’s Guide to Magic’ by Shivaun Plozza

‘The Book of Wondrous Possibilities’ by Deb Abela 

‘Eboy: A new Gemini’ by Anh Do. book #4

‘What’s The Big Idea? Australian Inventions that Changed the World’  by Sue Lawson 

‘Wednesday Weeks and the Dungeon of Fire’ by Cristy Burne and Denis Knight

 Big Magic’ Sarah Armstrong 

‘The Way of Dog written by Zana Fraillon

‘Football Fever Football Fever 1: The Kick-off’ by Kristin Darell

‘The Happiest Boy on Earth’ by Eddie Jaku

‘My Strange Shrinking Parents’ by Zeno Sworder 

‘Wishes come in Threes’ by Andy Jones

‘Dirt by Sea’ by Michael Wagner. Illustrated by Tom Jellet 

‘Evie and Rhino’ by Neridah McMullin. Illustrated by Astred Hicks

‘The Bookseller’s Apprentice’ by Amelia Mellor

‘Mia: Through My Eyes – Australian Disaster Zones’ by Dianne Wolfer. Edited by Lyn White. 

‘Shoestring: the boy who walks on air’ by Julie Hunt and Dale Newman

‘How to Be the New Person’ by Anna Branford 

‘Birdbrain’ by Kelli Anne Hawkins

‘Clash’ by Kayla Miller

‘How We Came to Be’ by Sami Bayly

‘Tilda’ by Sue Whiting

‘Shadow and the Girl’ by Jeanette Stampone. Illustrated by Demelsa Haughton 

‘Michael Rosen’s Sticky McStickstick’ by Michael Rosen. Illustrated by Tony Ross

‘What Snail Knows’ by Kathryn Apel

‘Xavier in the Meantime’ by Kate Gordon 

‘Camp’ by Kayla Miller 

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