This Riot Recommendation listing for your favorite middle grade books about friendship is sponsored by Best Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham with First Second Books.
Bestselling creators of Real Friends Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path. Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd and her best friend is their leader, the most popular girl in school. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up.
Follow your heart. Find your people.
We all need somebody to lean on and books to get our read on. That’s why we’re sharing your favorite middle grade books about friendship! From the tried and true classics to newer reads, these are giving me all the feels. Because I care, I’m sharing those feels with you. Here are your favorite middle grade books about friendship!
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Wonder by R.J. Palacios
You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
So Done by Paula Chase
Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker
Drumroll Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen
Just Jaime by Terri Libenson
Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee
Revenge of the Red Club by Kim Harrington
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez