The Middle Grade books featured on Your Kid’s Next Read in 2022
Over the year that was 2022, we have featured MANY a book on the Your Kids Next Read podcast. So the obvious end of year activity was getting the Teen-Elf (aka Pudstar) to collate all those books, via age groups, so you have THE best shopping lists to purchase all the books for Christmas and the holidays!
Also remember to check out your local independent bookstores – in Brisbane our favs are Scrumptious Reads, Avid Reader, Where the Wild Things Are, Riverbend Books, Bright and Early Books, Books @ Stones, Wildflowers and Reading Hours, Little Gnome Bookshop and Quick Brown Fox.
Links to purchase are all sorted for you. Click on the link or image and head to Booktopia for some cart filled fun.
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MIDDLE GRADE AGE GROUP
The age range from about 11 – 15 can be a challenging age in terms of book choices as they begin to transition from younger reader books to books for more mature readers. This is where book clubs come into their own – a way to explore books with peers (and parents or educators), so do check out my Build a Book Club e course. Middle grade novels are a great way to ‘hold the hands’ of young readers as they walk/read their way from younger fiction…to the world of YA fiction; a more gentle transition than if we went from say, junior fiction fairy books to hard core young adult novels with *all* the mature themes! See also my list of ‘Best Books for Middle Grade Readers’.
*NB: Please check theme and age suitability for your individual reader.
Swift and Hawk Cyberspies
All The Little Tricky Things
Perfectly Weird Perfectly You
How to Tackle Your Dreams
A Murmuration of Starlings
The Wearing of the Green
The Colourful World of Poppy Starr Olsen
The Ape Star
The Goodbye Year
Ming + Marie – Spy for Freedom
Answers in the Pages
Nura and the Immortal Palace
The Ghost Locket
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