Great Middle Grade Reads

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BOOK OF THE MONTH!
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* NEW MEMBERS: Hi everyone, I've joined the GMGR group. I'm ......
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Do NOT promote your book in this section - short tips for author members
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last updated Dec 02, 2019 03:37AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. NEW MEMBERS: hints for using Goodreads Groups
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+ GROUP BUSINESS
* Please welcome our new Moderators - SaraKat and C.J.!
By Jemima · 21 posts · 65 views
last updated Aug 30, 2019 09:30AM
* Protecting the Commons
By M.G. · 12 posts · 194 views
last updated Oct 08, 2015 11:04AM
Increasing the Middle Grade Energy Level
By W. · 9 posts · 165 views
last updated May 26, 2020 07:39AM
Share Your Ideas
By S.W. · 45 posts · 287 views
last updated May 26, 2019 05:40PM
Gentle Reminder to Authors
By M.G. · 38 posts · 652 views
last updated Apr 07, 2016 11:51AM
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+ GMGR CHALLENGES
GMGR 2021 Series Challenge
By C.J. · 8 posts · 51 views
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GMGR 2021 A to Z Challenge
By C.J. · 39 posts · 88 views
last updated 11 hours, 39 min ago
GMGR 2020 A to Z Challenge
By C.J. · 68 posts · 219 views
last updated Jan 04, 2021 11:02AM
GMGR 2019 A to Z Challenge
By C.J. · 80 posts · 172 views
last updated Jan 04, 2020 02:41AM
GMGR 2020 Series Challenge
By C.J. · 6 posts · 57 views
last updated Jan 02, 2020 09:40PM
GMGR 2019 Series Challenge
By C.J. · 10 posts · 74 views
last updated Jan 24, 2019 03:29AM
The GMGR 2018 A to Z Challenge
By Rebecca · 80 posts · 157 views
last updated Dec 25, 2018 01:33PM
GMGR 2018 SERIES CHALLENGE
By Jemima · 29 posts · 114 views
last updated Nov 12, 2018 07:11PM
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+ BOOK OF THE MONTH!
* What should we read in June?
By SaraKat · 3 posts · 12 views
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* BOTM for May is Words on Fire
By SaraKat · 1 post · 7 views
last updated May 01, 2021 01:18PM
* BOTM for April is Aru Shah and the End of Time
By SaraKat · 7 posts · 28 views
last updated Apr 27, 2021 09:21PM
* BOTM for March is Island of the Blue Dolphins
By SaraKat · 10 posts · 34 views
last updated Apr 03, 2021 12:36PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * BOTM Master List
By SaraKat · 1 post · 158 views
last updated Dec 31, 2018 12:17PM
* How can we make BOTM reach our worldwide audience
By Jemima · 28 posts · 72 views
last updated Jan 07, 2017 10:50AM
What should we read in May?
By SaraKat · 14 posts · 35 views
last updated May 01, 2021 01:17PM
BOTM for February is I Lived On Butterfly Hill
By SaraKat · 6 posts · 39 views
last updated Apr 23, 2021 08:59AM
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+ GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
* GMGR IS NOW ON FACEBOOK - YAAAAAYYYYY
By S.W. · 22 posts · 173 views
last updated Mar 28, 2020 02:50AM
* What defines Middle Grade?
By S.W. · 266 posts · 840 views
last updated Mar 06, 2019 08:57PM
* Great Middle Grade Reads
By S.W. · 266 posts · 1095 views
last updated Nov 26, 2020 04:03AM
* How many books do you read a month?
By M.G. · 82 posts · 245 views
last updated May 31, 2020 06:06AM
Did Anyone Ever... Questions for the hive mind
By Eugene · 3 posts · 19 views
last updated Jan 01, 2021 09:15AM
Does anyone like reading new Middle Grade Books for free
By Randall · 5 posts · 26 views
last updated Nov 06, 2020 04:40AM
Filling the MG/YA Gap
By J.S. · 8 posts · 55 views
last updated Oct 24, 2020 09:17AM
Read-aloud recommendations for sixth grade Botany Class
By Jemima · 5 posts · 15 views
last updated Sep 09, 2020 11:17AM
* THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE (Lockwood & Co)
By Jemima · 36 posts · 124 views
last updated Mar 14, 2018 09:00AM
* Specifiic book discussions - Check here first
By S.W. · 5 posts · 196 views
last updated Jun 25, 2016 06:59AM
Similar to Perestroika in Paris
By E Z W · 2 posts · 7 views
last updated Feb 28, 2021 12:59PM
The One and Only Ivan
By Kammera · 20 posts · 179 views
last updated Jan 03, 2021 08:39AM
Has anyone read Pax?
By Rebecca · 9 posts · 78 views
last updated Jan 03, 2021 07:36AM
The Serafina Series
By deleted member · 7 posts · 31 views
last updated May 27, 2020 05:38AM
What is your favorite Carl Hiaasen book?
By Ⓟⓔⓐⓒⓗⓨ Ⓚⓔⓔⓝ Ⓡ… · 7 posts · 28 views
last updated Feb 23, 2020 01:02PM
Great Middle Grades Sci-Fi
By Craig · 4 posts · 53 views
last updated Jan 02, 2020 09:22AM
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+ CURRENTLY READING
The best book I read in April (2021)
By C.J. · 5 posts · 11 views
last updated 6 hours, 14 min ago
The best book I read in March (2021)
By C.J. · 11 posts · 28 views
last updated Apr 22, 2021 10:15AM
The best book I read in February (2021)
By C.J. · 9 posts · 32 views
last updated Mar 21, 2021 10:11PM
The best book I read in January (2021)
By C.J. · 8 posts · 29 views
last updated Feb 09, 2021 08:49AM
The best book I read in December (2020)
By C.J. · 8 posts · 33 views
last updated Jan 19, 2021 08:12PM
The best book I read in November (2020)
By C.J. · 4 posts · 31 views
last updated Dec 28, 2020 02:23PM
The best book I read in October (2020)
By C.J. · 7 posts · 29 views
last updated Dec 20, 2020 07:52PM
The best book I read in September (2020)
By C.J. · 6 posts · 53 views
last updated Nov 01, 2020 08:49AM
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+ THE LIBRARY
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Check Out Our Members' Favorites!
By M.G. · 1 post · 184 views
last updated May 27, 2013 09:56AM
* MG Future Classics
By Jemima · 2 posts · 58 views
last updated May 20, 2016 09:04AM
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
By M.G. · 45 posts · 282 views
last updated Jan 30, 2021 09:37AM
Scary MG Books
By Louie · 18 posts · 68 views
last updated Oct 28, 2020 02:37PM
Graphic Novels and Nonfiction
By M.G. · 30 posts · 99 views
last updated Oct 23, 2019 09:30AM
International Relations--Childhood favorites
By Rebecca · 13 posts · 56 views
last updated Mar 29, 2019 04:40PM
Mystery
By M.G. · 7 posts · 75 views
last updated Dec 02, 2018 02:15PM
Coming of Age Book suggestions
By Jen · 27 posts · 240 views
last updated Nov 28, 2018 06:43PM
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+ CURRENT EVENTS
* National and World-wide Literary Events
By M.G. · 8 posts · 73 views
last updated Mar 06, 2016 09:29PM
MG book news from New Zealand
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last updated Aug 09, 2016 03:48PM
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+ AUTHORS' CORNER
* Reaching our audience
By Rebecca · 53 posts · 256 views
last updated Dec 14, 2020 08:36PM
* Expos and Festivals: What Works, What Doesn't
By J.S. · 29 posts · 61 views
last updated Apr 25, 2016 09:30PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Middle Grade Authors & Readers - A note for you.
By S.W. · 1 post · 579 views
last updated Jun 15, 2012 09:21PM
looking for MG authors to interview
By Jenni · 6 posts · 21 views
last updated Mar 25, 2021 08:59AM
FREE on KU!!
By Kristy · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Feb 23, 2021 06:25AM
New fantasy/adventure book
By Stacy · 4 posts · 19 views
last updated Feb 10, 2021 11:58AM
Know Any Good Examples? Kid's Mystery Series Intros
By Aaron · 4 posts · 14 views
last updated Feb 09, 2021 08:43AM
Looking for Book Submissions
By Randall · 10 posts · 49 views
last updated Feb 07, 2021 05:24PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * List your giveaways and special offers here...
By S.W. · 2 posts · 446 views
last updated Feb 20, 2016 05:20AM
The Boy who was Left Behind - Free Promotion
By Gita · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Apr 04, 2021 07:12AM
Book Marked Down on Amazon
By Michael · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Mar 03, 2021 03:16PM
A ten book series in ten months!
By Jemima · 2 posts · 14 views
last updated Jan 30, 2021 09:30AM
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+ READ 4 REVIEW
This topic has been closed to new comments. * New Format for Reviews
By M.G. · 3 posts · 293 views
last updated May 06, 2016 01:12PM
Seeking ARC Reviews for MG Sci-Fi Adventure
By D.W. · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Mar 16, 2021 02:16PM
Free PDF middle grade fantasy!!!!
By Kristy · 1 post · 19 views
last updated Feb 25, 2021 07:15AM
MD Fantasy free for book review
By Andrea · 2 posts · 13 views
last updated Jan 24, 2021 09:32AM
New MG adventure book
By Glen · 2 posts · 19 views
last updated Jan 16, 2021 02:56AM
Young MG Sci-fi/STEM book
By Justine · 1 post · 10 views
last updated Jan 16, 2021 02:15AM
New M.G. Mystery ~ Puppy Ciao
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last updated Jan 04, 2021 10:43AM
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+ ARCHIVES
* The Best Book I read in NOVEMBER/DECEMBER was...
By Jemima · 16 posts · 50 views
last updated Jan 25, 2018 06:58AM
* The Best Book I Read in OCTOBER was...
By Jemima · 17 posts · 46 views
last updated Nov 29, 2017 07:58PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * The Best Book I Read in JULY was...
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last updated Aug 24, 2017 09:52PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * The Best Book I Read in JUNE was...
By Jemima · 3 posts · 18 views
last updated Jul 12, 2017 08:53AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * The best book I read in APRIL...and MAY!
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last updated Jun 23, 2017 11:32AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * The Best Book I read in MARCH was...
By Jemima · 7 posts · 30 views
last updated Apr 19, 2017 01:34PM
* The best book I read in MAY was...
By Jemima · 3 posts · 21 views
last updated Jun 15, 2016 07:05PM
* May BOTM Poll: Vote Now!
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last updated Apr 26, 2015 12:46PM
* BOTM (1) for JULY/AUGUST is Al Capone Shines My Shoes
By Jemima · 14 posts · 42 views
last updated Oct 23, 2018 09:32PM
* BOTM (2) for JULY/AUGUST is Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep
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last updated Jul 29, 2018 11:11PM
* BOTM for June is the Secret Horses of Briar Hill
By Jemima · 14 posts · 40 views
last updated Jul 08, 2018 01:40AM
* Interview with Rebecca M Douglass, author of our April BOTM
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last updated Apr 28, 2018 02:30PM
* BOTM for MAY is DREAMWOOD by Heather Mackey
By Jemima · 13 posts · 43 views
last updated Oct 26, 2018 03:47AM
* BOTM for April is THE NINJA LIBRARIAN
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last updated Oct 30, 2018 11:57AM
* BOTM for March is Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
By Jemima · 18 posts · 42 views
last updated May 13, 2018 11:20AM
* BOTM for February is Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters
By Jemima · 14 posts · 40 views
last updated Mar 01, 2018 01:24PM
* FREE for one day on July 4th -- "Xor: The Shape of Darkness" - COMPLETE
By Moshe · 1 post · 5 views
last updated Jun 30, 2013 10:38AM
Book Giveaway
By June · 1 post · 17 views
last updated Dec 01, 2020 08:40AM
FREE giveaway- Witchbone Trilogy Oct. 28th - Oct. 31st
By Alex · 5 posts · 14 views
last updated Oct 28, 2020 03:40PM
Getting ready for half-term school holidays?
By Justine · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Oct 21, 2020 01:20AM
Chronicles of Marsh on special offer till 14th October
By Jemima · 3 posts · 9 views
last updated Sep 30, 2020 03:31AM
Princelings Revolution Launch Giveaway
By Jemima · 2 posts · 9 views
last updated Sep 30, 2020 03:30AM
SEPT 7-11: Free copy of children's fantasy-adventure book
By J.P. · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Sep 07, 2020 11:11AM
Secrets of the Great Fire Tree $0.99 on Amazon
By Justine · 4 posts · 15 views
last updated Jun 28, 2020 01:16AM
* Ideas and advice for books and activities
By Jemima · 5 posts · 46 views
last updated Sep 10, 2020 10:34AM
School closed for coronavirus
By Thomas · 8 posts · 50 views
last updated Jun 13, 2020 05:16AM
Harry Potter at home!
By Jemima · 3 posts · 32 views
last updated Jun 08, 2020 04:05AM
NEW JK ROWLING book the ICKABOG
By Jemima · 3 posts · 84 views
last updated May 26, 2020 01:28PM
Middle Grade Authors offering Read Alouds and/or Resources
By Andrea · 7 posts · 58 views
last updated Apr 26, 2020 08:47AM
Free Amazon Audio books for Kids
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last updated Apr 10, 2020 04:25PM
Some things my friends are doing
By Jemima · 2 posts · 29 views
last updated Apr 05, 2020 11:49AM
FREE Virtual Author Visit Webinars
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last updated Apr 03, 2020 12:42PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * MG Book Reviews by Kids - Check here to see how it works
By S.W. · 1 post · 255 views
last updated Aug 07, 2012 12:04AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Reviews by Kids - Choose a free book and read its reviews here. 62 titles available.
By S.W. · 63 posts · 263 views
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Review by Kids - Should it stay or should it go?
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last updated Sep 16, 2013 02:20PM
Books Kids Crave
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last updated Aug 22, 2013 02:26PM
Read and review Free!
By Kristy · 1 post · 36 views
last updated Jun 28, 2013 02:51AM
Reviews by Kids - Book Request
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last updated May 24, 2013 07:25AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Reviews by Kids - The Review Links
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Reviews by Kids - Questions, Feedback, General Discussion
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last updated May 04, 2013 06:27PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Reviews by (NOT)Kids - Check here to see how it works
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Reviews by (NOT)Kids - Request a book to review
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last updated Oct 12, 2013 10:34PM
Reviews by (NOT)Kids - Choose a free book and/or read its reviews here
By S.W. · 43 posts · 144 views
last updated Sep 28, 2013 09:27PM
Reviews by (NOT)Kids - Should it stay or should it go?
By S.W. · 3 posts · 28 views
last updated Aug 22, 2013 12:54PM
New book review and author interview
By Meg · 1 post · 12 views
last updated Aug 02, 2013 08:23PM
Reviews by (NOT)Kids - Questions, feedback, general discussion
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last updated May 29, 2013 12:20PM
REVIEWS BY (NOT)KIDS IS 1 MONTH OLD – 3 Cheers (Ra Ra Ra) – Take Three
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* The Square Off - How it works
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last updated Aug 17, 2012 10:11PM
Square Off #2 The Best Harry Potter Book
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GMGR Square Off #2 Round 1 Matchup 3
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GMGR Square Off #2 Round 1 Matchup 2
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GMGR Square Off #2 Round 1 Matchup 1
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