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10 Middle Grade and Chapter Books to Watch for This Spring

Guest Blogger  //  Jan 15, 2021

10 Middle Grade and Chapter Books to Watch for This Spring

Last week, we premiered our Spring 2021 Online Preview with picture books here on OOM. This week, we're focusing on chapter books and middle grade books. There's so much adventure, magic, emotion, and fun hidden in their pages!

Alan Gratz returns with a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear. STEM sensation Melissa Cristina Márquez debuts with the story of a girl finding her voice and literally fighting for her survival in the wild. Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen bring us an Afrofuturist adventure. Lastly, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youseff shares a little Egyptian magic.

  • The Force of Fire by Sayantani DasGupta
  • Shoe Wars by Liz Pichon
  • Ground Zero by Alan Gratz
  • Rescue by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • The Magical Reality of Nadia by Bassem Youssef
  • Wild Survival #1 by Melissa Cristina Márquez
  • Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen
  • Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber
  • Flood City by Daniel José Older

Want to see more? You can watch the entire preview here! And while you are there, click on the Enter to Win link for a chance to win Advanced Reader copies of all of the books featured in the Spring 2021 Online Preview!