Middle Grade Recommendations
As part of our summer reading program for teens and adults, we're asking participants to read at least one middle grade novel. Middle grade is the term used to refer to books aimed at children ages 8 to 12. Middle grade books often get overlooked by adult readers, and we're hoping to remedy that. If you're an adult, you might be surprised at the children's books offered today compared to when you were a child. Today's middle grade books are tackling serious issues along side everyday childhood adventures - and they are doing it beautifully!
The staff at BPL love middle grade books, and we're excited to share some of our favorites with you! In addition to our staff picks, we highly recommend checking out books that have been selected as part of the Maine Student Book Awards - their picks are always great!
Scroll through the galleries below to see each staff member's recommendations!