Jan 2, 2018

24 Middle Grade Books to Get Your Hands On: Our Favorite Reads of 2017

The turn of the new year is a time to look forward (resolutions, anyone?) and to look back. We’ve perused our reading lists from the past year and picked out our favorite reads of the year–some published in 2017, some we encountered or re-read this past year. If you’re one for resolutions, you can use this list as a guide for reading great middle grade books in the new year. Enjoy! Let us know your 2017 favorites in the comments.

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Thanks to Beth, Brigid, Suzanne, Kristi, Becky, Kate, Anne-Marie, and Kerry for their contributions.

What were your favorite reads of 2017? Let us know in the comments!


  1. Thanks for these. . .I look forward to reading them!

  2. This looks great! I posted mine recently also but am building my list for this year, so it’s perfect timing. Thank you so much!

  3. Suzanne Morrone says:

    Great list!


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