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Why Adults Should Read Middle Grade Books

On the subtle, quiet power of children's books: why adults should read middle grade books, plus eight recommendations to get you started.

Middle Grade Fiction About the Environment

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

14 Must-Read August Children’s Book Releases

From cat problems to Black joy to immigrant experiences, there’s an August children’s book release for every kind of reader this month, including Tomatoes for Neela by Padma Lakshmi & Juana Martinez-Neal.

15 LGBTQ Graphic Novels for Middle Graders

Don’t forget to pick up some great middle grade comics for Pride, like The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang.

13 Magical Middle Grade Mermaid Books

Make every summer day magical with this collection of middle-grade mermaid books, perfect for kids who long for a life under the sea, including Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste.

4 YA and Middle Grade Graphic Novels Featuring Some of Your Favorite Heroes

What were our favorite superheroes like back in the day? These graphic novels feature some of our favorite characters as teens and tweens.

Middle Grade Books About Mental Health

These powerful and essential middle grade books about mental health show young readers they're not alone in their struggles.

Quiz: What Siblings From Middle Grade Books Are Most Like Your Family?

Many of us look for our own families in books. Take this quiz to find the siblings in middle grade books that best rep your real life family.

Middle Grade Books About Music, Bands and Musicals

These middle grade kids play instruments, star in musicals, start bands, and more in these middle grade books about music.

8 Middle Grade Books With Latinx Characters

From a memoir about a rocket scientist to an emigration story, here's a list of great middle grade books that feature Latinx main characters.