The Middle to Upper Primary Books Featured on Your Kids 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.
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MIDDLE TO UPPER PRIMARY
The Your Kids Next Read podcast has featured some fantastic books for this middle primary age group this year! Do also check the Non Fiction Books Featured on the Your Kid’s Next Read Podcast is 2022 selection for a change of pace, as well as 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
We Run Tomorrow
Cop + Robber
All Four Quarters of the Moon
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
‘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
‘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
‘Wednesday Weeks and the Dungeon of Fire’ by Cristy Burne and Denis Knight
‘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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