Middle Grade Novels of 2016

Middle Grade due to release in 2016!

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601 books · 984 voters · list created May 5th, 2014 by Jasmine (votes) .
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Jasmine 9484 books
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Comments Showing 1-25 of 25 (25 new)

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message 1: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Hope you don't mind, I changed the title of this list so it would match the ones for all the other years on Goodreads.


message 2: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I don't mind! I just started it up because I reflectively add PW deals, and there wasn't a list to add it to.


message 3: by Stephen (new)

Stephen This is awesome!


message 4: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Removed Blackhearts, as it's YA.


message 5: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart I'm removing Golden Girl by Mari Mancusi. It got an earlier 2015 release.


message 6: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Grant Thanks for this! Excited to see my book here! :)


message 7: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Miller Tagged Out by Joyce Grant is realistic, brave and great knowledge of baseball. Well done.

Nancy Miller


message 8: by Becky (last edited Mar 01, 2016 11:12PM) (new)

Becky B A Rambler Steals Home now says it isn't coming out till 2017. Also, Weaving a Net Is Better Than Praying for Fish is to be released 2017.


message 9: by Becky (new)

Becky B The Last Bogler was already released in Australia in 2014 under the title A Very Singular Guild.


message 10: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Becky wrote: "The Last Bogler was already released in Australia in 2014 under the title A Very Singular Guild."

Becky wrote: "A Rambler Steals Home now says it isn't coming out till 2017. Also, Weaving a Net Is Better Than Praying for Fish is to be released 2017."

Thank you!


message 11: by Gremlin (last edited May 23, 2016 10:18AM) (new)

Gremlin Could someone remove The Golden Compass from this list? Clearly not a 2016 release! :)

(currently at position 196)


message 12: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart I deleted The Golden Compass. Thanks for helping to keep the list in good shape!


message 13: by C. (new)

C. McKenzie HI! While I love seeing Double Negative doing so well on this great list, it isn't a Middle Grade book. Is there a way to put it on a Young Adult list? I'd hate for someone to think they were getting warm and fuzzy, then find out that this story is about a serious teen issue.


message 14: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up! I removed that one plus a bunch of other non-2016, non-middle grade releases.


message 15: by Suzy (new)

Suzy Davies Super-excited to see "Snugs The Snow Bear" on this list!


message 16: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Jasmine, how do you feel about self promotion on these lists? I see an author's 58 sockpuppets just spammed a self pubbed title to the second place spot.


message 17: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Rainbowheart wrote: "Jasmine, how do you feel about self promotion on these lists? I see an author's 58 sockpuppets just spammed a self pubbed title to the second place spot."

I talked to the author, Rainbowheart. It appears to be not sockpuppets as much as family and indie author mutual-aid societies. As the book does fit the criteria of the list, I didn't feel right about taking it off, and there isn't a way to drop it back down to the 50s, where reviewers got it.


message 18: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Cool, just wanted to let you know. I think the only way is to have more people vote for the other top books to bump this one back down. Frustrating when authors decide to use these lists for self promotion, though. That's not what they're intended for.


message 19: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed The Inhabitant of Alexis O'Riley, South by Southeast, Dear Sister, The Shadow Clock, Better Off Undead, Ronald Zupan & the Pirates of Borneo, The Book of Daniel, and The Tidings Tree, which were all delayed from their original 2016 release dates.


message 20: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Did some cleanup on this list and removed Burn, Heartless, Wonder, The Forgetting, The Fourth Sage, and Lab Girl, which are all non-2016/non-middle grade titles.


message 21: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Rainbowheart wrote: "Did some cleanup on this list and removed Burn, Heartless, Wonder, The Forgetting, The Fourth Sage, and Lab Girl, which are all non-2016/non-middle grade titles."
Thank you!


message 22: by Dominik (new)

Dominik I agree this is awesome never would have found books of my favorite genre without this list


message 23: by Dominik (new)

Dominik :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


message 24: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed several non-2016 releases.


message 25: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Blood and Fire by Marcus Alexander. This is a 2014 release.


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