Middle grade book recommendations for parents of kids ages 5-12

About Me

About Me

I’m a mom of three kids under ten and I live just outside Washington, D.C. I’m also an avid reader (and writer) of middle grade fiction. I started this website because I know most parents are not avid readers of middle grade, but they probably want to know what their kids are reading, and to be able to recommend books to them. 

I particularly like this age range because I think there is something magical about that time when kids first learn to read. Don’t you feel that you carry with you a little of Anne of Green Gables, or the Chronicles of Narnia, or the Phantom Tollbooth? There are some really great recent books, too, that your kids might fall just as in love with as you are with those. My hope is that you will discover some new books your kids might like, or remember some old favorites that you’d forgotten. Most of all, my hope is to encourage kids to read, because I know that if you can get the right book into the hands of a nine-year-old, you can make a reader for life.

I welcome your input on my recommendations and on my site. You can email me at kidbooklist [at] gmail [dot] com. I can also be found on Twitter @SuperKate, or for my book recommendations, @KidBookList. Thanks for visiting!