Most Anticipated Middle Grade Releases of 2013

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2012 has given us some fantastic adventures in Middle Grade. Now we’re looking forward to another year of magic, mystery, and fun!

Below you’ll find a list featuring many of this year’s most anticipated new MG books!


Seek n Find by Teresa McKinley               

Jinx by Sage Blackwood

Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

Eye spyjinxHokey Pokwy


The Golden Rectangle by Gillian Neimark

Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Beholding Bee Kimberly Newton Fusco

The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson

Golden RectangleDestiny RewrittenBeholding BeeThe Fellowship of Alient Detection


Bot Wars by J.V. Kade

The Legend Thief by E.J Patten

Through the Skylight by Ian Baucom,Justin Gerard

Bot WarsThe Legend TheifThrough the Skylight


The Ability by M.M Vaughan

The Girl from Felony Bay by J.E Thompson

The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy

The Key and the Flame by Claire M. Caterer

Rump by Liesl Shurtliff

Story’s End by Marissa Burt

The AbilityGirl from Felony BayHero's Guide to Storming the CastleRump

RumpStorys End


Doll Bones by Holly Black

Platypus Police Squad Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong

The Lightening Catcher by Anne Cameron

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Doll BonesPatapus Polic SquadLokis WolvesThe Lightning Catcher

The Rithmatist


Sidekicked by John David Anderson

Starbounders by Adam Jay Epstein

The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher

SidekickedStarboundersWig in the Window


Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

The Everafters: Of Witches and Wind by Shelby Bach

The Scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones

Artemis Fowl Last GuardianOf Witches and WindThe Scorpions Zahir


Rise of the Elgen by Richard Paul Evans

The Secret of the Fortune Wookie by Tom Angleberger

The Spy Princess by Sherwood Smith

Rise of the ElgenSecret of the Fortune WookieeSpy Princess


Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Necromancing the Stone Lish McBride

Legends of Zita the SpacegirlNecromancing the Stone


Don’t Feed the Boy by Irene Latham

Geek, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente

Keeper of Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

Don't feed the boyGeek, GIrls and Secret IdentitiesThe Girl who Fell Beneath FairylandKeeper of Lost Cities

The Spindlers


Graveyard Scavenger Hunt by Brian Barnett

Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves by James Matlack Raney

Graveyard Scavenger HuntJim Morgan and King of Thieves


Magicalamity by Kate Saunders


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  1. It doesn’t have a pretty cover yet but I’m really excited for Geoff Rodkey’s new one: New Lands. His debut ‘Deadweather and Sunrise’ came out last year and it was one of the most enjoyable MG books I’ve ever read!

  2. Just wanted to point out that Artemis Fowl and Magicalamity are already out here in the U.S. Artemis came out in July 2012 and Magicalamity in December. Loved the first and still have the second on my To Read pile. I’m looking forward to checking out Jinx though 🙂

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