Adventure, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein

Grades 3-5

home sweet motel

P.T. Wilkie loves living in a motel! He eats ice cream by the pool all day long, has a snack machine in his living room, and he has a giant alligator as a pet. The only thing the motel doesn’t have, though, is customers. If there aren’t any customers, then it will have to be closed, and P.T. could lose his home for good! Will he be able to save it before everything he loves goes down the tubes?

Adventure, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

This Would Make a Good Story Someday by Dana Alison Levy

Grades 4-6

this would make a good story someday

Sara Johnston-Fischer’s summer plans are cancelled when she finds out that she is going on a cross country train trip with her two sisters, one of their boyfriends and her two moms. It’s not what she had in mind, but it could be fun, right? Read This Would Make a Good Story Someday to find out what Sara’s summer has in store!

Adventure, Animals, Middle Grade Fiction

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Grades 3-6


Peter rescued Pax the fox when he was little after his family was killed. From that moment on, Peter became “his boy.” When Peter’s father enlists in the war, Peter is sent to live with his grandfather and forced to release Pax back into the wild. Guilt immediately washes over Peter, and he sets out to find his beloved friend again. Will the two reunite or will Pax be lost forever?

Adventure, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Grades 3-6

book scavenger

This is the female version of the Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series and it was filled with puzzles that the kids had to crack. The premise of the game is this: there are books hidden all over the country and clues online to find them. But when the game’s creator is left in a coma, Emily and her friends have to figure out what the idea is for his next game. Can they do it?

Adventure, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island

Grades 4-7


The Fletcher family is back in this sequel to The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher. There are two dads, four adopted boys and 3 pets. They all go to Rock Island, whose tag line is “Welcome to Rock Island: Where time stands still.” However, this summer, things are a little different on Rock Island. The family’s favorite lighthouse is boarded up, and the boys can’t figure out how to save it. Their vacation just gets crazier from there! I recommend this middle grade novel for readers who love a good adventure!