Middle school is the time period where our girls start to actually grow and see the real world. With sports practice, debate tournaments, and many extracurricular activities it is a very busy schooling day for girls. It is quintessential to make time for reading because this is the age where our brain grows faster. Reading for kids at this age will be very useful in the school days. They will develop great vocabulary as well as enhance their knowledge. You can help them enjoy reading by helping them have books they love – at any level
I have made a list that will help your middle school kid develop immense knowledge and at the same time have fun whilst reading. From popular middle school series books to more challenging books for middle schoolers, from light-hearted fantasy to more gripping dystopian books and even historical fiction, I have enlisted the top 10 books for middle schoolers. So what are you waiting for? Let us jump right in!
This brilliant, New York Times bestselling novel is a must-read for your kid since it explores the importance of friendship. It is a story about three friends- Bridge, Emily, and Tab. They have a pact for themselves that they will never fight no matter what happens.
It’s also the beginning of seventh grade for Sherm Russo. He happens to explore his quest for love. It was Valentine’s Day and the girls started to question their bonds of friendship. Will Sherm find his love? This book is a good read which teaches about loneliness, betrayal, and love. Great start for middle school kids.
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin is more of a child story with a lot of moral lessons. It is about a friend Suzy who hasn’t processed her friend Frannie’s death. To overcome the grief, she hallucinates that the reason for the death of Frannie was due to a jellyfish.
This book is considered one of the “sad books” since it teaches about friendship and grief. The Thing About Jellyfish is an exciting and must-read book for your kid to develop emotional intelligence. This book is also the 2015 National Book Award finalist and has a print length of 352 pages.
If your little girl is a huge fan of mystery and horror, Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne is a great choice for her. This fictional story is about a little girl Moxie who happens to be involved in the world’s mysterious unsolved crime- the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist.
This book is a great rollercoaster of mystery and it is highly recommended. Moxie has two weeks to find the art, otherwise, she and the people she loves will be in big-time danger. Click the link below and find out what happens.
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani is illustrated by Iacopo Bruno. This book is a modern fairy tale that is highly recommended for middle school kids. The adventures of Sophie and Agatha are famous for their mystery and fairy tales. This is the first book of the series.
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix—starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron. So this book is highly recommended for its beauty.
In this dystopian romance, the world is divided into “castes” and a group of girls is given the chance to move up in their rank and marry the prince. Most girls see this as the chance of a lifetime, but for America, it sounds like a nightmare since it would take her away from her secret love, Aspen
This book is filled with great adventures. If you are into fairy-tale romance, swoon-worthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue, this is the right book for you. The print length of the book is just 352 pages and it is highly recommended.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman is one of the top-class books filled with great adventure and mystery. If your middle school kid is not into books and you want to make them develop an interest in reading- Use this masterpiece. The series follows three teens who become runaway Unwinds and work to change the system. In this story, between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, the child may be gotten rid of by their parents through a process called “unwinding.”
However, critics say that this book is more of a teenage reading book and not a book for middle school kids. The twisted dystopian story is filled with the different subject matter and some violent scenes.
If you are looking for a short and crisp book, this is the right book. Landry News is a story that kids will recognize as something that could happen in their school. This book is for someone who is so reluctant to read. But if they start breeding they will be hooked up to the book.
Mr. Larson, would rather read the paper and drink coffee than teach his students anything. So Cara Landry starts a newspaper where every one of her classmates gets involved in making. Astonishing, the principal finds the newspaper. Will this cost Mr. Larson his job?
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke is a top-rated book that is more of an illustrated storybook. This is the right book for reluctant readers since it has only 368 pages which are comparatively short to Cornelia’s other books. Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins.
This book is a treasure adventure of a thief lord who is on trial and the story revolves around them. This book is ranked as #21 in Children’s Runaways Books and it is highly recommended.
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (The Theodosia Series) is an amazing book. The whole series is a must-read for middle school girls. It will increase their imaginative power. The book consists of 352 pages. Moreover, Readers interested in archaeology will be drawn to the story’s questions
Theodosia Throckmorton has her hands full at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London. The story is built with fairy tales and if your daughter completes this series, by that time they will be very fluent with great vocabulary. This book will make them eloquent and it is a fun read.
Last but not the least, the Harry Potter series is a must-read for middle schoolers because well, you don’t want your kid to be left outright? Every grownup is drawn to Harry Potter so your kid will have a great socially interactive life too.
Some might say Harry Potter does not succumb to teenagers but it is better to start from middle school. Making them read books instead of watching the movie is far better because this will increase their imaginative skills. This is not just a children’s book, it is more than that. J.K. Rowling’s masterpiece is filled in this harry potter series. It is a must-read.