• Middle Grade Fantasy Book Recommendations - great middle grade fantasy books

    MORE Middle Grade Fantasy Novel Recommendations

    This book list has also been published on my Intentional Homeschooling blog, I like sharing kids book lists there but I also want to make sure all my book lists (current and future) are on this site. Just an FYI in case you saw it on the other site first and were confused! A few years ago I wrote a really great book list with lots of fantasy book recommendations for elementary and middle grade readers and other the last few years…

  • A Grade Four Book List - middle grade books for fourth grade

    GRADE 4 BOOK LIST: 9 books I’m making my fourth grader read – mainly mystery and humorous books

    A couple of weeks ago I shared my book list for my seventh grade daughter and now it’s time to share the list for my fourth grade son! Since we just got a new foster child last week I figured I would just share this list on the blog instead of filming a video for it, it makes my life a little easier in the craziness that is the first little while with a new placement. My fourth grader has…

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    It’s The End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit

    Author: Justin A. ReynoldsTwelve-year-old Eddie Gordon Holloway has concocted his most genius plan ever to avoid chores... especially the dreaded L-A-U-N-D-R-Y. If he can wear all the clothes he owns, he'll only have to do the laundry once during his school break. On the day of the highly anticipated Beach Bash, Eddie's monstrous pile of dirty laundry is found by his mom. And Eddie's day has just taken a turn for the worst.Now he's stuck at home by himself,…

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    Erik Vs. Everything

    Author: Christina UssMeet Erik Sheepflattener. Each member of his modern-day Viking-heritage family has a motto to live by. His parents have Family and Pride. His sisters have Conquer and Win. His grandfather has Turnip. But Erik is developing a motto he can truly believe in: Avoid Stuff. Mostly, Erik’s fierce family ignores or discounts him, especially when he tries to say no. But while spending the summer with his rough-and-tumble cousins and older sister Brunhilde in Minnesota, axe-wielding Bru gets the idea to…

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    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

    Author: Chris GrabensteinSeries: Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryKyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots…

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    Pay Attention, Carter Jones

    Author: Gary D. SchmidtCarter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep—one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken. In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past…