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30 Spectacular Middle Grade Books Kids Will Love

30 Books for Middle Schoolers and Tweens

Want to give your child the best gift possible? Give them a book! It’s hard enough finding presents for kids these days, so why not get one they’ll cherish from start read-through right up until adulthood. Here are some of our favorite new and classic middle school novels that can be enjoyed by both children aged 10 – 14 years old as well adults.

  1. Anne of Green Gables, Author: L.M. Montgomery
  2. Bridge to Terabithia, Author: Katherine Paterson
  3. El Deafo, Author: Cece Bell
  4. Out of My Mind, Author: Sharon M. Draper
  5. The War that Saved My Life, Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  6. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Author: John Boyne
  7. Where the Red Fern Grows, Author: Wilson Rawls
  8. A Wrinkle in Time, Author: Madeleine L’Engle
  9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Author: Sherman Alexie
  10. Esperanza Rising, Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
  11. Wonder, Author: R.J. Palacio
  12. The Giver, Author: Lois Lowry
  13. Counting by 7s, Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
  14. Wishtree, Author: Katherine Applegate
  15. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Author: Eleanor Coerr
  16. Brown Girl Dreaming, Author: Jacqueline Woodson
  17. Tuck Everlasting, Author: Natalie Babbitt
  18. Little Women, Author: Louisa May Alcott
  19. The Secret Garden, Author: Louisa May Alcott
  20. The Thing About Jellyfish, Author: Ali Benjamin
  21. The Hundred Dresses, Author: Eleanor Estes
  22. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Author: E.L. Konigsburg
  23. Fish in a Tree, Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  24. The One and Only Ivan, Author: Katherine Applegate
  25. The House on Mango Street, Author: Sandra Cisneros
  26. George, Author: Alex Gin0
  27. The Birchbark House, Author: Louise Erdrich
  28. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Author: Betty Smith
  29. The Illustrated Harry Potter Books, Author: J.K. Rowling
  30. Wolf Hollow, Author: Lauren Wolk