Middle Grade

Middle Grade

These books will appeal to readers ages 8-12 and keep them turning the page until the very end.

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A Boy Is Not a Ghost

In this sequel to the award-winning A Boy Is Not a Bird, a boy is exiled to Siberia during World War II. Based on a true story.

A Thief in the House of Memory

With wit and compassion, Tim Wynne-Jones explores the prickly ties that bind families and the murky connections between imagination and real life.

Almost Invisible

Jewel is escaping an abusive home situation by living at school. After Maya discovers Jewel's secret, should she tell? Or can she help on her own?

Aquí era el paraíso / Here Was Paradise

A collection of poetry by one of the greatest Indigenous poets of the Americas about the vanished world of his childhood — that of the Maya K’iche’.

Boy O'Boy

A somber tale about an innocent child, but despite the difficult subject this novel is filled with humor, compassion, and trenchant social observation.

Burying the Moon

A beautifully illustrated novel in verse about a young Indian girl who tackles the taboos around sanitation in her village.

Calvin

Calvin wakes up in hospital after a schizophrenic episode and decides to hike across frozen Lake Erie. A different coming-of-age story ...

Children of War

Deborah Ellis, author of the Breadwinner series, interviews Iraqi refugee children in this companion to Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children.

Dead Man's Gold and Other Stories

Ten ghost stories dramatize the history of Chinese immigration to North America, from the gold rush of the late 1850s to the Cultural Revolution.

Easy Avenue

In this novel based on Great Expectations, Brian Doyle does a brilliant job of dealing with the issue of class and all its implications.

George Johnson's War

George's cloistered life in New York changes as the War for American Independence looms and he must struggle with what it means to be half Mohawk.

Hold Fast

The widely acclaimed story of a young boy's struggle to survive in a new environment and stand up for himself.