Wednesday, January 8, 2014

MG Books I Read in 2013

The following is a list of some of the middle-grade books I enjoyed reading in 2013. I've included a link to my review on Many of these books may have special appeal for boys, and some should attract reluctant readers.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues series) by Rick Riordan

Taconi and Claude: Double Trouble by Margot Finke

Loser by Jerry Spinelli

Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda series) by Tom Angleberger

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Books that may appeal to middle-grade reluctant readers

Mr. Macky Is Wacky (My Weird School series) by Dan Gutman

Ms. Coco Is Loco (My Weird School series) by Dan Gutman

Case File 13: Zombie Kid by J. Scott Savage

Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed by Gary Paulsen

How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse (How to Train Your Dragon series) by Cressida Cowell


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