Yes, the time has come to say goodbye to spring, at least on the calendar. This Saturday the sun will be at its farthest point north of the equator (Exactly 6:51 A.M. EDT if you want to celebrate). It’s also a good time to take note of books you or your middle grade child want to explore. Nothing heavy for the summer. Just some light, humorous stories to read during this active season. All of them are linked to Amazon if you want to take a peek at the first few pages. Enjoy! I’m off to the pool.
ALVIN HO: ALLERGIC TO BABIES, BURGLARS, AND OTHER BUMPS IN THE NIGHTby Lenore Look
BILLIONAIRE BOY by David Walliams
CHARLIE JOE JACKSON”S GUIDE TO NOT READING by Tommy Greenwald (My review)
FAKE MUSTACHE by Tom Angleberger
FINALLY by Wendy Mass
JACK STRONG TAKES A STAND by Tommy Greenwald (My Review)
MISSION UNSTOPPABLE (The Genius Files #1) by Dan Gutman
THE FOURTH STALL by Chris Rylander
THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
THE PET WAR by Allan Woodrow (My Review)
Coming Monday: A review of THE GREAT GREENE HEIST.
Great choices. I just had one leave middle school and another about to enter it.
So I am going to look these up.
HAPPY BLITZ day!
You’ll be glad you did. Thanks for stopping by on this blitz day.
Haven’t read any of these yet, which means a few more to add to that ever-expanding list of books to buy and read. Yikes!
Yes, our lists never seem to get smaller. Glad you could stop by for a moment.
Happy Summer Reading! And, happy Blitz day!!!
Same to you and thanks for taking a few moments out of your busy day to visit my blog.
I have a middle schooler who loved Billionaire Boy, so I’ll look up the rest of these. Happy Blitz Day!
I’m glad it was helpful and I appreciate your time during this busy day. Have a great weekend.
Enjoy your summer reading! And enjoy the blitz!
Thank you and you do the same. It’s been a fun blitz day.
Wonderful reading list. I am down under, so we are in winter. happy blitz day 🙂
Thanks. I hope to get down under some day soon. It’s on my wish list. I’d better do it when its our winter and your summer.
I loved The Fourth Stall. Chris and I debuted together and I remember being among the first to read her ARC. Lovely choices for Middle Grade reads.
Happy Blitz Day to you.
I’m glad you liked the list. I may feature ALLIGATORS OVERHEAD on a future Marvelous Middle Grade Monday. Thanks for being a part of the blitz today.
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Thanks for stopping by today. Happy reading to you,too!
Happy Blog Blitz Day!
It’s great to find your blog and all the recommendations. Sometimes it’s really hard to know what books kids will love. I haven’t read any of the books you’ve listed. Hmm. I wish my TBR list wasn’t so long.
My TBR list is also beyond long. I get one read and five more get added. Oh, well. I could have far worse problems. Thanks for stopping by on this blitzing day.
Enjoy your Summer reads! HAPPY BLITZ DAY!!!!!
I hope to get through many more this summer, but of course I say that every year. Thanks for stopping by on the day of blitzing.
Happy Blitz Day!
Truth be told, I love reading YA fiction. My 14 year old daughter has introduced me to some fantastic writers!
Yes, I sneak in the occasional YA and Adult title when time allows. There are great books in every genre. Recent MG classic like DEAD END IN NORVELT and WHEN YOU REACH ME are some of my favorites that read like YA.
Happy blitz day! I’m in the middle of reading two middle grade books to my kiddos right now, and there’s nothing better. Thanks for the recommendations!
Thanks and I hope your kids are developing a love of books. You’re doing your part to make that happen. Thanks for stopping by on a very blitzful kind of day.
Happy Blitz Day! My son is only 11 months old, but the days where I’ll need Middle Grade reading for him will be here faster than I care to think about. Thanks for the recs!
All of these titles will stand the test of time and be waiting for him in 8 years or so when he’s ready. Thanks for the visit today. It’s been a fun blitz day.
Those are some amazing picks! I am definitely going to introduce them to my sis. Happy Blitz Day 🙂
I’m glad they were helpful. Thanks for stopping by of this day of blitzing.
Now I know where to come for middle grade and YA ideas! I’ve got two students in the latter category and one in the former. Happy BLITZ Day!
Thanks for visiting on my surprise Blitz Day and hope you’ll find your way back in the future.
Glad I popped by for Blitz Day, so I could discover your blog and your latest MG list. Even though I write MG books and work in a library, quite a few of your favorites are new titles to me. Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to check them out!
I’m glad you did. It’s so hard to keep up with all the great titles coming out every year. Thanks for making this a memorable Blitz Day.
Happy Blitz Day! I can see there are many helpful and entertaining posts here.
Yes, it has been a memorable blitz day. Thanks for stopping by.
That looks like a great book list! I’m getting a little out of touch with the latest and greatest in MG these days now that my son is venturing into YA more. I need to set aside some time to tackle a few MG novels on my TBR list. Have a super Blitz Day!
I enjoyed SORRY YOU’RE LOST recently on the MG side, but am hopelessly behind in my YA pursuits. Appreciate you visiting on this day of blitzing..
Great choices! Happy blitz day! 🙂
The books sound awesome!
Happy Blog Blitz Day!
Thanks. Glad you could stop by for a look.
Great recs as always! The Great Wall of Lucy Wu sounded particularly intriguing. Hope you enjoy your time at the pool!
Happy Blitz Day!
Too hot out there today! Thanks for visiting on this special blitz day.
Sadly, I’m totally out of touch with Middle Grade reads. I do, however, firmly believe that MG books are perhaps the most important books out there. It’s those books that can truly allow the childhood imagination to continue flourishing and propel the love of reading all the way into adulthood. Of course, with my grandsons about to enter that age group, I’d best get to checking some of them out soon.
May your blitzing be happy! 🙂
I agree and there are so many great ones out there in all genres. They are also older readers as they keep us young. Thanks for your comments on this very happy Blitz Day.
Isn’t getting blitzed fun? I got the pleasure a few weeks ago. I love the organization of your blog and I especially like your then and now picture. I’m not brave enough to post mine! Have a great summer.
Yes, it has been a blast. Never expected so many visitors. Thanks for visiting and come back again soon.
Looks great, Greg! Thanks!
Happy reading and happy blitz day!
I always love the titles for MG books! Glad to meet you on Blitz Day.
Thanks for stopping by. Yes, there are some very unique MG titles out there. I think better than YA. I’ll give the nod to YA for having the better book covers.
I don’t read much middle grade, but there are definitely a few on my TBR that I haven’t got around to reading yet.
Happy Blitz day 🙂
Darn, that was me up there – I can’t seem to change my username, but this is my blog: http://twfwordstuff.blogspot.com.au/
Appreciate you taking the time to stop by. MG books are my favorite when I can squeeze them in between the Adult and YA titles on my TBR list.
Hi Greg! Great to meet you! I’m here as part of DL’s Blog Blitz! It’s such a cool thing, isn’t it….seeing 100s of comments on your blog! I’ll be back to visit for sure. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. It’s kind of overwhelming, but lots of fun connecting with so many people.
That’s quite a list you have there. I don’t read MG books anymore–kids are beyond that and grandnieces are a little before that.when I read for pleasure it’s something that suits the adult me. But I will pass the link for the website to several of my nieces who have young ones. I think they’d enjoy a site that gives suggestions of good books for kids.
Enjoyed your review tho. Nicely done.
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I’m glad you found the site useful. MG books have a way of keeping me young, or at least feeling that way. Thanks for your time tonight.
Wow, what wonderful choices! I always think I’m past reading middle grade books, but darned if I don’t get pulled in when I start reading. A great story is a great story and apparently, the sixth-grader in me appreciates that just as much as the adult. Happy Blitz Day!
I’m the same way. Plenty of Adult and YA titles on my shelf, but my heart is with MG. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.
Saying hi from the Blitz a little late. Thanks for this wonderful list!
You’re always welcome, late or on time.Thanks for stopping by.
Love your list! Perfect for summertime. Sorry my BLITZ DAY comment is late. We’re on a family vacation and my internet wouldn’t work. So……. Happy Belated BLITZ DAY!!!
No problem and thanks for thanking the time to partake in the festivities. It was an overwhelming and fun day of being blitzed.
Those sound great! I’ll suggest some of them to my son. Happy Belated Blog Blitz!!
I haven’t read any of these! Always happy to add more books to my wishlist. Happy belated blog blotz day!