Need some ideas for great books for the middle school? Just want a good suggestion for a book for YOU to read? I have colleagues, parents, and students ask for recommendations so often, that I’ve started my own lists.
My editable lists are broken down into “6th grade” and “7- 8th grade.”
I’ve ranked 23 books “Fantastically Terrific” (this list includes Kira Kira), 39 books “Great” (this list includes SeedFolk), and 18 “Worth Reading” (this list includes Black Potatoes).
I have also included another 5 favorite children’s books, 7 favorite classics, and 66 books that I would recommend to you! The last list is just for teachers. Although many of the books on the list are taught in schools, there are many who would find these inappropriate for the classroom due to violence, subject matter, language, etc..
One of the pages is perfect to print and display as a poster for your room or library. Send it home with your students to tack on their bulletin board.
I print the middle school list and give it to parents at Open House.
Happy reading! - Kim