The following middle grade books were published in and/or reviewed in 2022 and would make great gifts.
Browsing: ages 8-12
A new girl discovers a path to friendship through dog agility training in New Kids and Underdogs, by Margaret Finnegan.
A 12-year-old deals with the aftermath of a house fire in Erin Soderberg Downing’s new middle-grade novel, Controlled Burn.
A group of kids set out on a quest to placate a dragon in Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold, by Mark Leiknes.
Four friends set out into a magical swampland to break a curse in Laura Sebastian’s new middle-grade novel, Into the Glades.
A 12-year-old faces change at home and in her community in The Year the Maps Changed, a new middle-grade novel by Danielle Binks.
A group of friends race to save one of their own in Seekers of the Fox, the sequel to Children of the Fox, by Kevin Sands.
Escape to a land of gods, queens and demons in Seasons of Splendour: Tales, Myths And Legends Of India, by Madhur Jaffrey & Michael Foreman.
Full of Life, Exploring Earth’s Biodiversity, by Isabel Thomas and Sara Gillingham, is worth every penny of its $24.95 list price.
A girl must defy years of tradition in order to save her brother in How to Heal a Gryphon, the first book in a new series by Meg Cannistra.