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Middle School

Middle School: the place that everyone knows and loves (or hates!). These are books about some adventures that happen during middle school.


Falling In
Falling In

Middle-schooler Isabelle Bean follows a mouse's squeak into a closet and falls into a parallel universe where the children believe she is the witch they have feared for years, finally come to devour them.


The Adventures of Beanboy
The Adventures of Beanboy

Wheaton, Kansas seventh-grader Tucker MacBean loves comic books, so when his favorite comic has a contest to create a sidekick, he is hopeful that he can win, thereby fixing his struggling family.


The Lions of Little Rock
The Lions of Little Rock

In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.


Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

A quirky and utterly logical seventh-grade girl named Emma-Jean Lazarus discovers some interesting results when she gets involved in the messy everyday problems of her peers.


Bessica Lefter bites back
Bessica Lefter bites back

The pressure is on for middle-schooler Bessica to be the funniest, wildest bear mascot for her school, or risk being humiliated by a rival tiger mascot.


How to Survive Middle School
How to Survive Middle School

When thirteen-year-old David Greenberg's best friend makes the start of middle school even worse than he feared it could be, David becomes friends with Sophie, who shares his love of television shows and posts one of their skits on YouTube, making them wildly popular--online, at least.


Planet Middle School
Planet Middle School

A series of poems describes all the baffling changes at home and at school in twelve-year-old Joylin's transition from tomboy basketball player to not-quite-girly girl.


The Whole Story of Half a Girl
The Whole Story of Half a Girl

When Sonia's father loses his job and she must move from her small, supportive private school to a public middle school, the half-Jewish half-Indian sixth-grader experiences culture shock as she tries to navigate the school's unfamiliar social scene, and after her father is diagnosed with clinical depression, she finds herself becoming even more confused about herself and her family.


The All-New Amelia
The All-New Amelia

Hoping to impress the new girl in her class while they work together on an archeological dig project, Amelia tries to improve by giving herself a makeover and almost loses a friend in the process.


Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff

The first year of middle school can be exciting--or scary!--just ask Ginny.