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The Best Middle Grade Fantasy Series to Discover Right Now

From jinn adventures and tea dragons to dinosaurs in New York City, you'll find fun and escapism in these middle grade fantasy series.

Middle Grade Books About Time Loops…Middle Grade Books About Time Loops

Time-related shenanigans in books can make for quite the adventure, so it makes sense that a lot of middle grade books are about time loops!

All-of-a-Kind Family is the Feel-Good Series Perfect for Winter Holidays

This cozy, Jewish children's series by a socialist author managed to be popular while addressing social issues.

Middle Grade Fiction About the Environment

Pique young readers' interest in learning about the natural world with these middle grade books about the environment.

Be Brave: 4 Middle Grade Novels About Standing Up for Yourself

Show the kids positive representations of characters standing up for what they believe in with these middle grade books about bravery.


Author and journalist Anna James talks to Lucas about her debut middle grade fantasy novel, PAGES & CO.: TILLY AND THE BOOK WANDERERS.

Author E. Latimer Chats About Writing, Anxiety, and Her Fascination with Oscar Wilde

E. Latimer sits down with Rioter Lucas to talk about her new book The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray, her fascination with Oscar Wilde, how Twitter kills her creativity and more.

Scary, Scarier, Scariest: 13 Terrifying Tales for Middle Grade Readers

Creepy and scary books for middle grade readers, ranked by fear level!

5 Books That Got Me Reading

Classic stories that got one Rioter reading as a girl.

Update Your Middle Grade Reading List: A Flowchart

Loved Charlotte's Web, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a child? Here's what to read next.