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Ages 8-12

In the publishing world, books written for ages 8-12 years are called "Middle Grade," not to be confused with middle school, although there is some overlap. Here are some recommendations of books that should be appropriate and relatable to kids in this entire age range. On a separate page you'll find titles that are probably more relatable to kids 10-12 or 10-14. These are separated more by content than by reading level and are only a very general guideline. 

Saving Winslow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062570703
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 11th, 2018

Sheets Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781941302675
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lion Forge - July 31st, 2018

First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316515245
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

Making Friends Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338139211
Availability: Backordered
Published: Graphix - July 31st, 2018

The Losers Club Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399557583
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - July 10th, 2018

Not One Damsel in Distress: Heroic Girls from World Folklore Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Susan Guevara (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328900203
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon, Vol. 1 (Pokemon #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781974700585
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: VIZ Media - Children's - July 10th, 2018

Raymie Nightingale Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763696917
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Louisiana's Way Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763694630
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338185706
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316206693
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: jimmy patterson - February 13th, 2018

Marabel and the Book of Fate Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316433990
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2018

Rain Reign Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250073976
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - January 2nd, 2018

The Sweetest Sound Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780316302937
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781512404425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Books - January 1st, 2018

The Terrible Two Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419727375
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 3rd, 2017

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316038638
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

The Magic Thief Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061375903
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - April 21st, 2009

A wonderful series for Harry Potter fans or those who may be a bit young to start Harry Potter. This series never gets as dark and scary as the later Potter books, and has a wonderful cast of characters with magic, mystery, adventure, and humor to spare.


Wings of Fire Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545349239
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - April 30th, 2013

Belly Up (FunJungle) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416987321
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 5th, 2011

Like Magic Cover Image
By Elaine Vickers, Sara Not (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062414328
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 19th, 2017

The Jumbies Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781616205928
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 26th, 2016

Orphan Island Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062443427
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Walden Pond Press - October 2nd, 2018

Ban This Book: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780765385581
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Starscape - May 1st, 2018

The Parker Inheritance Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545946179
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 27th, 2018