Middle Grade Novels of 2012

All middle-grade fiction published in 2012.

Middle grade fiction is defined as novels with characters aged 8-13 or novels intended for that audience age range.
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297 books · 668 voters · list created September 23rd, 2011 by Laura (votes) .
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message 1: by Nevey (new)

Nevey I adore MG books and this list is wonderful.


message 2: by Bookworm007 (new)

Bookworm007 Nevey Berry wrote: "I adore MG books and this list is wonderful."

I couldn't agree more.


Dena (Batch of Books) Fantastic list!


message 4: by Liam (last edited Nov 18, 2012 09:46AM) (new)

Liam Cool, except that some of these books aren't middle grade. Awesome otherwise. Loved the third cahills vs vespers book. Surprised it isn't higher on the list.


message 5: by Dana (last edited Feb 07, 2013 03:18PM) (new)

Dana I wonder: How many MG books were actually published in 2012? To give us some perspective about how great these books actually rank?

EDIT: I just realized that it said ALL middle grade fiction published in 2012 is listed here. Really?


message 6: by Nevey (new)

Nevey Dana wrote: "I wonder: How many MG books were actually published in 2012? To give us some perspective about how great these books actually rank?

EDIT: I just realized that it said ALL middle grade fiction pu..."


Not all here are MG books :/ ...


message 7: by Dana (new)

Dana Good point....


message 8: by Nevey (new)

Nevey Dana wrote: "Good point...."

Thanks :) .


message 9: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Yoon I AM IN THE 4TH GRADE AND HAVE READ MOST OF THESE BOOKS. I LOVE THIS LIST! LOVE IT!!!


message 10: by Pooja (last edited Feb 27, 2015 05:12AM) (new)

Pooja Removed:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - published 1997 (the edition that was in the list was published in 2003)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- published 2008
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - published 2009
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney - published 2004 (this edition was 2007)
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan - published 2010
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan - published 2013
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan- published 2010
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan - published 2009
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan - published 2011
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan - published 2008


message 11: by Pooja (last edited Feb 03, 2016 05:23AM) (new)

Pooja Removed:

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart - published 2007
Holes by Louis Sachar - published 1998
Neverending Story by Michael Ende - published 1979
The Merchant of Death by D.J. Machale - published 2002
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry - published 2004
The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - published 1950
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - published 2010
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - published 1967
The Name of this book is secret by Pseudonymous Bosch - published 2007
Smile by Raina Telgemeier - published 2009
Inside out and back again by Thanhha Lai - published 2011
Out of my mind by Sharon M. Draper - published 2010
Breaking Stalin's nose by Eugene Yelchin - published 2011
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea - published 2010
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan - published 2011
The unwanteds by Lisa McMann - published 2011


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