Book of the Month: Introducing Middle Grade March

For our March Book of the Month, we’re doing something a little different. Rather than spotlighting one book or series, we’re featuring a genre that we thinks deserves a bit more love then it gets sometimes in the blogging world. We’re talking, of course, about Middle Grade literature!

During Middle Grade March, we’ll feature a bunch of fabulous books for MG readers — that elusive group of readers lurking somewhere between children’s lit and YA. We’ll be reviewing a few MG books, blogging about our favorites, and featuring interviews and guest blogs from MG authors!

Below, grab our Middle Grade March desktop wallpaper, then scroll down for a list of MG books we’ll be featuring in some form this month! Be sure to share your favorite MG titles in the comments, too.

Middle Grade March – Featured Books:

Wildwood by Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis

It’s Raining Cupcakes and Sprinkles & Secrets by Lisa Schroeder

Peter Nimble & His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Sleuth or Dare by Kim Harrington

The Archer Legacy series by Richard Newsome

Neversink by Barry Wolverton

The Beyonders by Brandon Mull

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell

Vanishing Acts by Phil Margolin & Ami Margolin Rome

Scary School by Derek the Ghost

On the Bright Side by S.R. Johannes

More recommended Middle Grade reads:

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

The Search for Wondla by Tony DeTerlizzi

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson

Bran Hambric by Kaleb Nation

The Accidental Hero by Matt Myklusch

Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo

Commercial Breaks by P.G. Kain

The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards

For the comments: Tell us YOUR favorite Middle Grade Books! (And if you’re an MG author, tell us about your book!)

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  1. Thank you for the great article. March is an exciting month for MG releases. I’m happy to say that my MG fantasy Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus was released today by Pineapple Press, so I’m part of the March parade. Please check it out and let me know what you think!

  2. THE HUNTER CHRONICLES by E. J. Patten, published through Simon & Schuster! The first book, RETURN TO EXILE is out now and the second book THE LEGEND THIEF is coming December 4, 2012.
    John Rocco who has done the covers for all of the Percy Jackson books is the cover artists and internal illustrator of this series.
    The main character is 12 year-old Sky Weathers and he has to uncover mysteries to find his lost uncle and fight all original creatures in the process!

  3. “The Search for WondLa” is amazing! It’s definitely one of my favorites. Other MG fiction I’m loving right now is “The Flint Heart” and “Cabinet of Earths”.

  4. I’m not sure if this is Middle Grade or not, but The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. One of my absolute favorites.

  5. Any book by Rick Riordan (for kids…not his adult stuff), The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver, I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter (It’s usually put in the YA section, but I usually recommend it to middle school students), and Middle School, The Worst Years of my Life by James Patterson (which I’ve found to be great for kids who are a little too old for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)

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