The following middle grade books were published in and/or reviewed in 2022 and would make great gifts.
Browsing: ages 9-12
A seventh-grader tries to save a local river in Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet, a new middle-grade novel by Barbara Dee.
Three friends find themselves at the heart of a World War II spy mystery in Sheila Turnage’s Island of Spies.
A student decides to take action after discovering his school book has been censored in Amy Sarig King’s Attack of the Black Rectangles.
A girl sets out to discover the past after being exiled to her grandfather’s remote Ireland farm in Jessie Ann Foley’s Breda’s Island.
Learn about the biggest American tragedy that most people don’t know about in Flooded: Requiem for Johnstown, by Ann E. Burg.
The following are just some of the middle-grade books that came out in April that I was unable to review, but are worth checking out.
A tween sets out to discover why she acts the way she does in Nicole Melleby’s MG novel The Science of Being Angry.
A socially awkward 12-year-old boy learns how to adapt following his mother’s stroke in Jennifer Ziegler’s new middle-grade novel, Worser.
A foster child is thrown into a magical world at war in Erika Lewis’ Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts.