17 Most-Anticipated Middle Grade Books Coming Fall 2022

17 Most-Anticipated Middle Grade Books Coming Fall 2022

17 Most-Anticipated Middle Grade Books Coming Fall 2022

Some of my most-anticipated middle grade books coming out this fall are written by familiar authors like Tricia Springstubb and Arnée Flores. I’ve also got a bunch of new authors on my list. A few of these books are debuts, some by authors who’ve written YA and are branching out into middle grade fiction.

Since I’m a little late posting the list, you’ll see some review links already in the descriptions. I’ll update the post as I read and write more reviews, too, so bookmark it and check back if you want to see what I thought of a particular title.

I’m hoping to start doing a seasonal recap post where I talk about what I read and my favorites. That’s still a bit in the works, but hopefully I’ll have figured out a format that I like by the end of the fall.

For now, please enjoy this list of the 17 middle grade books I can’t wait to read this season.

17 Most-Anticipated Middle Grade Books Coming Fall 2022

Ravenfall by Kalyn Josephson

Ravenfall by Kalyn Josephson

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What you need to know: From Goodreads: One magical inn, two kids with supernatural powers, and an ancient Celtic creature trying to destroy their world by Halloween night…

One of my favorite books this year!

Release Date: August 30, 2022 | Author Q&A | My Review


Trex by Christyne Morrell

Trex by Christyne Morrell

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What you need to know: An anxious girl with spy skills, a boy with a mysterious brain implant, and a person watching them both. Lots of fun to read!

Release Date: August 30, 2022 | My Review


The Prince of Steel Pier by Stacy Nockowitz

The Prince of Steel Pier by Stacy Nockowitz

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What you need to know: 1970s Atlantic City setting. A Jewish boy whose family hotel is in trouble becomes a favorite of a local mob boss. Loved the setting and Joey’s journey through the story.

Release Date: September 1, 2022 | My Review


Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri Winston

Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri Winston

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What you need to know: A talented violinist with a gorgeous ‘fro she calls “the wooly mammoth” faces discrimination in her music program and finds a way to speak up about it. I loved the music references and relationships in this book.

Release Date: September 6, 2022 | My Review


Naomi Teitelbaum Ends the World by Samara Shanker

Naomi Teitelbaum Ends the World by Samara Shanker

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What you need to know: Jewish folklore. Best friends. A real-live golem on the loose with instructions to save the world. What could possibly go wrong? Great fun!

Release Date: September 6, 2022 | My Review


The Other Side of the River by Alda P. Dobbs

The Other Side of the River by Alda P. Dobbs

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What you need to know: The follow-up to THE BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA. A young Mexican girl building a new life in America in the early 1900s. Beautifully written and engaging.

Release Date: September 6, 2022


The Vanquishers by Kalynn Bayron

The Vanquishers by Kalynn Bayron

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What you need to know: Inspired by BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and THE WATCHMEN. Vampires were supposed to be vanquished decades ago… but it looks like they’re back. Looks fantastic.

Release Date: September 20, 2022


The Trouble with Robots by Michelle Mohrweis

The Trouble with Robots by Michelle Mohrweis

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What you need to know: This looks a bit like a MG version of MY MECHANICAL ROMANCE (sans romance). Enemies must work together on a robot team. Friction abounds, pushing them to learn new ways of working together. This is a late add-on to my fall list. I can’t resist!

Release Date: September 27, 2022


Ghostcloud by Michael Mann

Ghostcloud by Michael Mann

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What you need to know: A kidnapped boy is forced to work in a power plant. Then he discovers a ghost who may be able to help him escape. Looks fresh and fun.

Release Date: September 27, 2022


The Spirit Queen by Arnee Flores

The Spirit Queen (The Firebird Song #2) by Arnée Flores

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What you need to know: THE FIREBIRD SONG was one of my favorite books of last year. I can’t wait to read this follow-up about how joy emerges out of sorrow. A whole new adventure about Calliope and Prewitt. I’m so excited!

Release Date: October 18, 2022


Drawing Outside the Lines by Susan J. Austin

Drawing Outside the Lines by Susan J. Austin

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What you need to know: A novelized tale about the childhood of legendary architect Julia Morgan. I keep saying I need to read more historical fiction, and I couldn’t say no to this one.

Release Date: October 18, 2022


Finally Something Dangerous by Doug Cornett

Finally, Something Dangerous by Doug Cornett

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What you need to know: The follow-up to FINALLY, SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS, which was laugh-out-loud funny. The One and Onlys return to solve another mystery involving mechanical crows, a poetry-slash-wrestling club, and a hamster infestation. Yes, please.

Release Date: October 18, 2022


Looking for True by Tricia Springstubb

Looking for True by Tricia Springstubb

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What you need to know: I loved THE MOST PERFECT THING IN THE UNIVERSE also by Tricia Springstubb for its heart and humor, so obviously I’m all in for this new story about friendship and saving a dog in trouble.

Release Date: November 1, 2022


Moongarden by Michelle A. Barry

Plotting the Stars 1: Moongarden by Michelle A. Barry

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What you need to know: Described as THE SECRET GARDEN meets CITY OF EMBER– say no more. I must read this!

Release Date: November 1, 2022


Daisy Woodworm Changes the World by Melissa Hart

Daisy Woodworm Changes the World by Melissa Hart

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What you need to know: A girl tasked with changing the world. Her brother’s dream of being a YouTube fashion icon. Internet bullying. Daisy must face her fears and find her voice if she’s really going to make a difference. Looks heartwarming and beautiful.

Release Date: November 8, 2022


Morning Sun in Wuhan by Ying Chang Compestine

Morning Sun in Wuhan by Ying Chang Compestine

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What you need to know: Shows the emergence of Covid-19 and how a community came together. Contains delicious recipes to try at home. This looks like a fantastic read.

Release Date: November 8, 2022


The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads

What you need to know: A boy on a quest to find nine pieces of a lost key to save a city of Elves. And himself. I read A CORNER OF WHITE by Jaclyn Moriarty, and I still remember being struck by the creativity and quirkiness of that story. I’m super excited to read this book from a new series of hers.

Release Date: November 15, 2022

What are your most-anticipated middle grade books coming fall 2022?

What’s on your reading list for the fall this year? Are you looking forward to any of the titles on my list? Are there amazing titles I’ve missed that I simply must add to my TBR? Leave a comment and let me know! I’d love to add more books to my list– and my shelves.

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5 Responses to 17 Most-Anticipated Middle Grade Books Coming Fall 2022

  1. Books says:

    This is great. So many books to look forward to. Thank you!

  2. Mayim says:

    One of my most anticiapted middle grade books is probably the 9th Keeper Of The Lost Cities book, Stellarlune, coming out November 8th.

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