MUST READ MONDAYS | #MiddleGradeMarch Recommendations


Happy Monday book nerds! Since #middlegrademarch is going on right now I thought I’d share the middle grade books that I have read and loved. I will admit I do not read nearly enough middle grade fiction and that is something I would like to change. I do occasionally stumble upon a gem or go back and re-read old favorites. Here are some middle grade books that I love.


Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi is magical and full of adventure. If you like rich settings filled with color and whimsical writing then you need to give this series a try.


Wonder by R.J. Palacio is such a beautiful book with a hopeful and inspiring message. Choose to be kind. I love this book. It had my FEELS all over the place. The movie adaptation is pretty great as well. If you like contemporary fiction that will hit you right in the FEELS than you need to pick this one up.


Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Yes, I know I push this one at everyone during #BorrowAthon since one of the challenges is to read a book with a library in it. This is such a fun and quick read that I can’t help but keep on recommending it. If you like stories set in bookish settings that are fast paced, adventurous and filled with puzzles then you should check this series out.


Ah the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary brings back memories. I loved this series as a kid. Ramona is such a lovable and exasperating character. Beezus and Ramona is the only book in the series told from Beezus’ point of view. As the oldest I can totally relate to Beezus so this particular book holds a special place in my heart. If you like contemporary fiction filled with humor then definitely give this oldie but goodie a try.


The Babysitter’s Club series by Ann M. Martin is a fun contemporary with a great set of independent and smart young female characters. I remember reading this when I was younger and wanting to start my own babysitting business. I found it to be both a fun and empowering read.


“Everybody has a heart. Sometimes you gotta work hard to find it.” 

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan is a heartfelt and multi-faceted story that is told from multiple perspectives revolving around a magical harmonica. It reads like a fairy tale with intricate plot lines that come together to build a fantastic story. I can’t recommend this one enough. It has a rich setting, endearing characters and beautiful writing. You will not want to put this one down.


Those are all the middle grade books that I wanted to recommend to you  today. Like I stated at the beginning of this post I don’t read very much middle grade. I’m hoping to fix that this year so if you have any recommendations for me please leave them in the comments section.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!