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Gift Guide: Middle Grade Series

Zakiya Jamal  //  Dec 1, 2020

Gift Guide: Middle Grade Series

The holiday season is here and what better gift to give than the gift of reading. Leading up to the holidays we'll be sharing the perfect books to give the young reader in your life. Today we're sharing the perfect series to get them hooked on reading! Check them out below.

Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland

In this #1 New York Times bestselling series, a prophecy proclaims five dragonets will end the war that has been raging between the dragon trives of Pyrrhia for years. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. When Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny discover the truth about their unusual, secret upbringing, they might choose freedom over fate—and find a way to save their world in their own way.

Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

What do you do when you try to turn into a dragon or a kitten, but you accidentally turn into a dritten instead? Or you try to conjure fire but can only make flurries? Or maybe you get to fly, but you can't come back down? For Nory and her friends in Dunwiddle Magic School's Upside-Down Magic class, magic is amazing, unpredictable, and out of control!

Whatever After by Sara Mlynowski

Whatever After offers a fresh, modern spin on classic fairy tales! When the magic mirror in their basement transports them into classic fairy tales, siblings Abby and Jonah accidentally mess up the stories...and they have to find a way to set things right!

Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond by Sayantani DasGupta

On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey...until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parent's fantastical stories-like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret palce not of this world.

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

Choose to lie...or choose to die.In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed.

Hope by Alyssa Milano with Debbie Rigaud

Hope believes it's always a good day to champion a cause, defend an underdog, and dream big. Follow her along on as she takes on new missions to make the world a better place in this New York Times bestselling series.

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Mia Tang has a lot of screts. She lives in a motel, her parents hide immigrants, and she wants to be a writer. But how can she be a writer when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language. It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year.