Great Middle Grade Books Coming This Fall
It’s finally fall! A new season and new fantastic middle grade books coming out soon to usher in the spooky season and the cooler weather. (Well, thoughts of cooler weather, anyway. Here in Florida, we have a while yet before we get a real break from the heat.)
I’m not usually a big Halloween girl– I was raised not celebrating, so I guess I’ve never really gotten into the holiday as an adult. This year, though, there are some spooky books on my wish list that I think will be perfect for readers looking for a deliciously creepy crawly read.
There are also some great stories about relationships and celebrating the arts, like writing, ballet, and figure skating. I’m super excited about reading those.
One book on the list is particularly special as it’s the story of an unlikely friendship between a Palestinian man and an Isreaeli woman. An inspiring story about friendship crossing boundaries like that is something we all need.
For the books on this list that I’ve already read, you’ll notice a link to my review. I’ll try to come back and update the list as I post new reviews, so it should be pretty current. You can also browse the titles on Goodreads and see what other readers are saying.
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13 Middle Grade Books Out Fall 2020 (Plus 3 August Titles You May Have Missed)
Kiki MacAdoo and the Graveyard Ballerinas by Colette Sewall
What you need to know: A forest where “Ballets come alive.” A missing sister and the ballet, Giselle, featuring ghostly sylphs who will try to force Kiki to dance until she dies.
Available August 4, 2020
The Circus of Stolen Dreams by Lorelei Savaryn
What You Need to Know: A sister looking for her lost brother. A magical circus where the cost of entry is a memory. For fans of CIRCUS MIRANDUS and THE NIGHT GARDENER.
Published September 1, 2020
Three Keys (Front Desk #2) by Kelly Yang
What You Need to Know: Great friends. An aspiring writer and motel owner facing a roller coaster of challenges. Immigration laws that could jeopardize everything she cares about.
Published September 15, 2020
Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig
What You Need to Know: A boy gets hired by his aunt to help her fix her children’s book about a grumpy frog and prize-winning zucchini. Sounds hilarious to me!
Published September 22, 2020
The Fallen Hero (Dragon Warrior #2) by Katie Zhao
What you need to know: Sequel to The Dragon Warrior. A brother set on revenge. A sister who must save him. High adventure and Chinese mythology in a modern-day setting.
Available October 6, 2020
The Monster of Marnmouth Valley by CJ Greene
What you need to know: A land in peril since a monster has started drinking all the water. A 12-year-old fated to aid an elderly woman to save the village, if only she can pry her away from her knitting.
Available October 15, 2020
The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan (Young Readers’ Edition)
What you need to know: A Palestinian and an Israeli sit on the steps of the home where each grew up and begin a surprising friendship. Based on Tolan’s extensive research and reporting.
Available November 3, 2020
What’s on your fall reading list?
Are any of these middle grade books on your fall 2020 reading list? What books are you most looking forward to reading this fall?