Top 50 Middle Grades Books 2017

Top 50 Middle Grades Books 2017

My 6th grade students and my fellow 6th grade teachers have shared their list of their favorite middle grade books. How many have you read? See anything we missed? Comment below!

The books are in no particular order.

  1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  3. Small Steps by Peg Kehret
  4. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  5. Pulse by Patrick Carmen
  6. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  7. Catlyst: Insignia Series by SJ Kincaid
  8. The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
  9. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  10. Where I Belong by Mary Downing Hahn
  11. Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  12. Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carmen
  13. The Third Twin by CJ Omololu
  14. The Fever Code by James Dashner
  15. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  16. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  17. What Waits in the Woods by Katie Brian
  18. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  19. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  20. Treasure Hunters, Secret of the Forbidden City by James Patterson
  21. How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson
  22. The Light by DJ MacHale
  23. The Black by DJ MacHale
  24. The Blood by DJ MacHale
  25. Survivors series by Erin Hunter
  26. I Have a Bad Feeling About This by Jeff Strand
  27. Abduction by Peg Kehret
  28. The Missing Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  29. Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
  30. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
  31. Body in the Woods by April Henry
  32. Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  33. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  34. Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
  35. Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
  36. Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  37. Holes by Louis Sachar
  38. Secret Lives of the US Presidents by Cormac O’Brien
  39. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt: I love the characters in this book and how easy it is for students to relate to the different characters. This book is very realistic, and tackles the struggles of middle school weirdness in a way that kids love and can understand. -Mrs. Ortman
  40. The Outsiders by SE Hinton- This was the book that made me fall in love with reading. I first read it in 6th grade.-Mrs. Schurke
  41. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  42. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  43. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  44. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  45. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  46. A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen
  47. Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  48. Booked by Kwame Alexander
  49. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  50. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick


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