Childrens Middle Grade

Copyright (c) 2014 The New York Times Company. All Rights Reserved. Most links below are to print books; check Overdrive for eBooks.

Book Cover

#1 WONDER

R J Palacio

A boy with a facial deformity enters a mainstream school.

On the bestsellers list for 89 weeks


Book Cover

#2 STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY, RETURN OF THE PADAWAN

Jeffrey Brown

A boy begins his second year of training.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


Book Cover

#3 FROZEN

RH Disney

The junior novelization of the movie, based on “The Snow Queen.”

On the bestsellers list for 37 weeks


Book Cover

#4 THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1

Valorie Schaefer

The changing body.

On the bestsellers list for 61 weeks


Book Cover

#5 A LONG WALK TO WATER

Linda Sue Park

A Sudanese tale of survival.

On the bestsellers list for 28 weeks


Book Cover

#6 THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

Katherine Applegate

A gorilla living in a mall meets an elephant.

On the bestsellers list for 78 weeks


Book Cover

#7 OUT OF MY MIND

Sharon M Draper

A brilliant girl with cerebral palsy longs for a way to speak.

On the bestsellers list for 43 weeks


Book Cover

#8 ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY

Chris Grabenstein

After being locked all night in a futuristic library, a group must find its way out. 

On the bestsellers list for 10 weeks


Book Cover

#9 RUSH REVERE AND THE FIRST PATRIOTS

Rush Limbaugh

A time traveler arrives in Boston in 1765.

On the bestsellers list for 20 weeks


Book Cover

#10 THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 2

Cara Natterson

Tips for older girls.

On the bestsellers list for 29 weeks


Book Cover

#11 RUSH REVERE AND THE BRAVE PILGRIMS

Rush Limbaugh

A time traveler lands on the Mayflower.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


Book Cover

#12 THE STAFF OF SERAPIS

Rick Riordan

A magician and a goddess's daughter face down ancient enemy; a stand-alone e-book.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


Book Cover

#13 THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL

Soman Chainani

Two friends are trained, one to be pure, one to be wicked.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


Book Cover

#14 INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN

Thanhha Lai

Ha, 10, flees Saigon with her family, and they board a ship headed for America.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


Book Cover

#15 COUNTING BY 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan

Willow, 12, has a hard time making friends after her adoptive parents die in a car accident.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


Book covers provided by the following sources depending on availability: Syndetics