Build your own bundle for middle-grade readers! Young readers are all different, so we're offering a menu of options. You choose the books that best fit their interest and level. Click on each book cover to learn more. Scroll to the bottom to add the bundle to your cart. Bundles start with 3 books and go all the way up to 7, depending on how many you'd like.
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What is "middle-grade"? These books are usually aimed at tweens, in between elementary and high school—but they can be for anyone age 8 to 18. It all depends on your reader. (Note that some of the books in our Young Adult Bundle and Elementary Bundle may work well for tweens, too.)
The Clockwork Crow — This novel is chock-full of snowy magic perfect for the holidays; fans of detective stories will appreciate Seren's aptitude for getting into trouble through her drive to investigate the unknown. —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Brightstorm —A novel of grandeur and action. Arty’s determination and Maudie’s engineering skills both prove vital in the journey across the varied terrain of this marvelously imagined world and its surprising allies, from desert kings to thought wolves.
Bloom — "In this fast-paced thriller, Oppel spins a richly drawn, incredibly fascinating world. Beginning with the brilliantly unique premise of a botanical alien invasion, the plot unravels satisfyingly, building readers' curiosity. A thrilling alien-invasion novel based on a chillingly nefarious premise." —Kirkus Reviews
Other Words for Home — A gorgeously written, hopeful novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States. This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.
Cinders & Sparrows — “Although a 12-year-old servant girl doesn’t recall the time before she was an orphan, she remembers her secret, powerful name: Zita Brydgeborn.. . . The last of a family of powerful witches . . . . A suspenseful and entertaining romp through an entertainingly witchy world.” — Kirkus Reviews
A Whale of the Wild — “After a tsunami devastates their habitat in the Salish Sea, a young orca and her brother embark on a remarkable adventure. . . . Vega and Deneb tell their harrowing story, engaging young readers while educating them about the marine ecosystem. . . . A dramatic, educational, authentic whale of a tale.” — Kirkus Reviews
Whispering Pines — Stranger Things meets The X-Files in this eerie, heart-pounding adventure about a young boy and girl who must protect their small town from otherworldly forces threatening to destroy it. Has some scary elements for brave readers.