25 Star Reviewed Middle Grade Titles

10 Aug

It’s been a busy week here on the blog – Wednesday I posted about the detriments of assigning books as “boy” or “girl” books and on Thursday I gave some great tips about booktalking/reader’s advisory and today I’m offering a list of titles that have receive at least one star review in the past year and a half. These titles would be a great starting point to suggest to middle grade readers looking for a new book to read. A side note: These are not all the star reviewed titles over the past two years, if you want to take a look at the comprehensive list, check out Jen J.’s Booksheets, where she has actually created a spreadsheet of all starred reviews from six different journals! It’s an amazing resource!

25 Star Reviews

  1. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
  2. The First Rule of Punk by by Celia C. Pérez
  3. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
  4. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  5. It All Comes Down To This by Karen English
  6. Real Friends by Shannon Hale
  7. Refugee by Alan Gratz
  8. Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  9. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  10. All Faire’s In Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
  11. The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
  12. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
  13. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  14. The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  15. The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  16. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  17. The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
  18. Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
  19. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  20. Bob by Wendy Maas and Rebecca Stead
  21. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  22. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  23. The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
  24. Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  25. Betty Before X by lyasah Shabazz

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