100 Middle Grade Books I Want to Read

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  1. The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean (READ)
  2. The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake
  3. Freeing Finch by Ginny Rorby
  4. Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby
  5. What Would Joey Do? By Jack Gantos (READ)
  6. I Am Not Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos (READ)
  7. The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos (READ)
  8. Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (READ)
  9. You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P.! by Alex Gino
  10. Rick by Alex Gino
  11. Smart by Kim Slater (READ)
  12. The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla (READ)
  13. My Brother’s Name is Jessica by John Boyne (READ)
  14. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (READ)
  15. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart (READ)
  16. My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara Dee
  17. Alan Cole is Not a Coward by Eric Bell
  18. The Pants Project by Cat Clarke
  19. A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg
  20. Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White
  21. Petey by Ben Mikealson
  22. Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love by Lauren Tarshis (READ)
  23. The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family by Sarah Kapit
  24. The Sea in Winter by Christine Day
  25. Real by Carol Cujec (READ)
  26. What Happens Next by Claire Swinarski
  27. Starfish by Lisa Fipps (READ)
  28. Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake
  29. Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt (READ)
  30. The Best Man by Richard Peck (READ)
  31. The Greatest Superpower by Alex Sanchez
  32. Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
  33. The Whispers by Greg Howard
  34. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  35. So B. It by Sarah Weeks (READ)
  36. As Simple as it Seems by Sarah Weeks
  37. Thanks a Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas (READ)
  38. The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron (READ)
  39. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
  40. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (READ)
  41. The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate (READ)
  42. New Kid by Jerry Craft
  43. Class Act by Jerry Craft
  44. The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
  45. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  46. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor (READ)
  47. A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor
  48. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly (READ)
  49. Extraordinary Birds by Sandy Stark-McGinnis
  50. Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
  51. Scarlet Ibis by Gill Lewis
  52. The Moon Within by Aida Salazar
  53. The Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar
  54. Love, Ish by Karen Rivers
  55. P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy
  56. Before We Go Extinct by Karen Rivers
  57. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  58. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mulally Hunt
  59. Out of My Mind by Susan M. Draper
  60. Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  61. My Life With the Liars by Caela Carter
  62. The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
  63. In the Role of Brie Hutchens… by Nicole Melleby (READ)
  64. Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker (READ)
  65. A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner
  66. A-Okay by Jarad Greene (READ)
  67. The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy
  68. Almost Flying by Jake Maia Arlow
  69. Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  70. How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby (READ)
  71. Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff (READ)
  72. To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  73. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen
  74. The Goats by Brock Cole
  75. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  76. The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
  77. The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
  78. A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
  79. Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler
  80. A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin (READ)
  81. Bird by Crystal Chan
  82. How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby
  83. Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  84. Can You See Me? By Libby Scott
  85. Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
  86. The Perfectly Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous by Suzanne Crowley
  87. Superstar by Mandy Davis
  88. Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis
  89. Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson (READ)
  90. Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (READ)
  91. Chirp by Kate Messner
  92. Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee
  93. The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
  94. Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington
  95. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
  96. Waiting for Normal by Leslie Conner
  97. Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  98. The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller

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