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!

Adventure, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

Grades 3-6


The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan is the first book in the 39 Clues series. Meet brother and sister pair Amy and Dan Cahill, whose job is to find a very important clue that their late grandmother, Grace Cahill has left to them in her will. This series is very popular with children, especially those who love adventure books. Read The Maze of Bones and the rest of the 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan et. al.

Adventure, Middle Grade Fiction

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

Grades 4-6jeremy fink

On his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy Fink receives a box with the words “The meaning of life.” He and his best friend Lizzy can’t wait to open it, but there’s one problem: the box is locked and the key is missing. Read Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life to follow Jeremy’s and Lizzy’s adventure around Manhattan to find the key.

Adventure, Middle Grade Fiction

The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford

Grades 4-6secret tree

Minty’s neighborhood is filled with mysteries, the biggest one of which is the Secret Tree. There are also the witch house, the old farmhouse and the seven-foot tall Man Bat. The Secret Tree is literally filled with the secrets of everyone that lives in the neighborhood, including Minty’s. Read The Secret Tree to find out which secrets Minty is hiding.