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Regularly obsessing over pierce brown's red rising series, red rising book 6 title revealed and book 7 announced.

Well, there’s good news and even more good news, Howlers! As expected, Pierce Brown delivered a big announcement today. When he teased some upcoming news , I hoped it might involve the title and maybe some information about when Book 6 might be coming, and sure enough, it did. But this news also apparently involves a seventh book. Yes, Red Rising Book 7! Not only does Book 6 have an official title (and is expected to arrive May 2023), but according to Pierce Brown’s announcement, Book 7 is also on the way. So let’s get to the details:

Light Bringer (Book 6) and Red God (Book 7)

For those of us who couldn’t be at San Diego Comic-Con today for Pierce Brown’s panel, the Red Rising author posted this on his Instagram to reveal the titles of Red Rising Books 6 and 7:

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The photo shows what appears to be two temporary book covers, the first of which is titled Light Bringer and the second of which is titled Red God . Pierce Brown’s caption notes that Light Bringer will arrive in May 2023. Red God will arrive “soon after.” 

Sadly, I was not at SDCC so I didn’t get to attend his panel — hopefully the Howlers who did had an amazing time! — but among Howler 1’s Instagram stories was a snippet from the panel, where he says:

“This book — I was trying to do too much, so the sixth book will not be the last one, there will be a seventh book following it.”  Pierce Brown, SDCC 2022

That the seventh book’s title should begin with “Red” seems particularly fitting, should it presumably turn out to be the actual final book in the series. Heck, just the sight of the word “Red” in that font on the temporary book cover for Red God gives me a warm sort of nostalgic glow (mixed with a myriad of flashbacks of Book 1 moments, not all of which are all that warm and glowy, but still…) Of course, we’re left to wonder and anticipate what moments these next two books will bring.

Pierce Brown’s post doesn’t mention a specific date for Light Bringer ‘s arrival beyond May 2023, but Penguin Random House’s page for the book currently says May 16, 2023 (and there are multiple options for places where you can pre-order it). So that may be when we can expect Book 6 to release, assuming the date sticks. In the meantime, that’s a lot of good news! And while May 2023 isn’t exactly right around the corner from now, it does give us plenty of time to revisit the first five books in the series in preparation and anticipation for Light Bringer .

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TamilNadu Samacheer Kalvi 7th Books are given here. You can directly download the TNTextBook from the website of www.tntextbooks.online. Here, we are given the New TNTextBooks along with TamilNadu Old School Books PDF Free Download i.e, 7th TN SCERT Books for Class 7th Samacheer Book in both English Medium and Tamil Medium. The Subjects of Samacheer Kalvi 7th Books are Tamil, English, Maths, Science, Social Science Books. You can Download the TN TextBooks Online PDF at free of cost. All the Standards of Samacheer Kalvi Books are available @ TNTextBooksOnline .

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தமிழில் படிக்க… 7ம் வகுப்பில் உள்ள பாடங்களான தமிழ், ஆங்கிலம், கணிதம், அறிவியல் மற்றும் சமூக அறிவியல் புத்தகங்களை கொடுத்துள்ளோம். இப்புத்தகங்கள் தமிழ் மொழியிலும் (மீடியம்) ஆங்கில மொழியிலும் (மீடியம்) கொடுத்துள்ளோம். இவை அனைத்தும் பிடிஎஃப் பார்மெட்டில் கொடுத்துள்ளோம். தாங்கள் புத்தகங்களை இலவசமாக பதிவிறக்கம் செய்து பயன்படுத்திக் கொள்ளலாம்.

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2024 ஆம் ஆண்டிற்கான புதிய புத்தகங்களை தமிழ் மொழியில் (மீடியம்) கொடுத்துள்ளோம். 7ம் வகுப்பில் உள்ள பாடங்களான தமிழ், ஆங்கிலம், கணிதம், அறிவியல் மற்றும் சமூக அறிவியல் புத்தகங்களை கொடுத்துள்ளோம்.

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தமிழ்
ஆங்கிலம்
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The TNTextBook of Samacheer Kalvi 7th Tamil Book, Samacheer Kalvi 7th Maths Book PDF, Samacheer Kalvi 7th English Book, Samacheer Kalvi 7th Science Book, Samacheer Kalvi 7th Social Science Book for English Medium students and aspirants are given. You can download the given 7th TNTextBook as your need and requirements.

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CBSE(FULL BOOK) –
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Mathematics
Science & Social Science &

New Samacheer Kalvi 7th Books Term II – English Medium

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Mathematics
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பழைய பதிப்பு புத்தகங்களை தமிழ் மொழியில் (மீடியம்) கொடுத்துள்ளோம். 7ம் வகுப்பில் உள்ள பாடங்களான தமிழ், ஆங்கிலம், கணிதம், அறிவியல் மற்றும் சமூக அறிவியல் புத்தகங்களை கொடுத்துள்ளோம்.

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TamilNadu Old School Books PDF Free Download of 7th TNTextBook includes are 7th Old Tamil Book, TNTextBook 7th Standard Science, TNTextBook 7th Standard Social Science, TNTextBook 7th Standard Maths, TNTextBook 7th Standard English and 7th Old Tamil Book. You can download the given 7th TNTextBook as your need and requirements.

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TN Samacheer Kalvi 7th Books New Syllabus 2020 to 2021 Tamil Nadu Pdf Free Download

Tamilnadu Textbook Corporation is formed by the state government and It developed to ensure the quality of Old and New Syllabus 2020-2021-2022 SCERT Tamilnadu TN Samacheer Kalvi 7th Books for Class 7th Std Students of Tamil Medium and English Medium. Students can get the Tamilnadu Samacheer Kalvi 7th Text Book Solutions for Tamil and English medium schools according to the latest Tamil Nadu State Board New Syllabus 2020 2021-22.

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Here, we bring you the TN 7th Std New Syllabus Books 2020 to 2021 Tamil Nadu. The curriculum for TN Samacheer Kalvi 7th New and Old Books is set by Tamil Nadu State Council of Educational Research and Training (TN SCERT) and published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation, Department of School Education, Government of Tamil Nadu.

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Here Is the Cover for the New PERCY JACKSON Book

It’s never a bad time to be a fan of the Percy Jackson books. However, it certainly is an auspicious time to be a fan these days. The Disney+ Percy Jackson and the Olympians series finally debuted, and it has perfectly captured the spirit of the books, much to the delight of fans . Additionally, the first new Percy Jackson story in 14 years arrived in the world in September. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Chalice of the Gods has undoubtedly been flying off shelves. Author Rick Riordan held an event to launch the book, and he revealed some huge news to fans attending the event. The author unveiled another brand-new Percy Jackson book! Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Wrath of the Triple Goddess arrives in September 2024. And now, we finally have a good look at its cover and more exciting news. Pre-orders for the new Percy Jackson book are officially open.

New Percy Jackson book cover for Wrath of the Triple Goddess

You can also take a look at the UK version of the Wrath of the Triple Goddess cover below. The US cover art was done by Victo Ngai and the UK cover was done by Khadijah Khatib. Both artists created incredible designs that really draw us in and get us excited about the newest Percy Jackson outing.

Percy Jackson new book cover UK

Though there’s no official word on how many more Percy Jackson books we’ll get, it seems likely Riordan may publish a complete trilogy about this phase of Percy’s life. Chalice of the Gods sees Percy preparing to head to college. That’s not a simple change for a regular human, much less a demigod. And let’s be real. Percy’s been busy with the gods. His school record is not impeccable. Wrath of the Triple Goddess , which will be the seventh book in the Percy Jackson series. It will follow Percy as he continues his quests for college recommendation letters.

Announcement for 7th PJO book “Wrath of the Triple Goddess” at #SALRiordan @camphalfblood @seaweedbrainpod @chbupdates pic.twitter.com/1sUxEgobcT — Taylor (@taytalkz) September 27, 2023

Two things we do know about Wrath of the Triple Goddess thanks to fans at the initial launch event: it will feature Hecate and also Mrs. O’Leary. Mrs. O’ Leary is Percy’s pet hellhound and a very good dog. Riordan also shared more about the story with The Hollywood Reporter . He teased, “It takes place around Halloween, which seemed appropriate to me for Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft and wizardry, who is our primary goddess in this volume… Basically, Percy and the gang have to house sit at Hecate’s house and [take care of] her pets while she is out of town enjoying Halloween. Things obviously take a wrong turn, and then they have to figure out how to fix things.” Well, it wouldn’t be a very good adventure if everything went right. Additionally, you can dive even deeper into the new Percy Jackson book with a blog post from the author.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Wrath of the Triple Goddess will be out on September 24, 2024. It’s now officially available to pre-order .

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The Lightning Thief

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

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The Sea of Monsters

When Thalia’s tree is mysteriously poisoned, the magical borders of Camp Half-Blood begin to fail. Now Percy and his friends have just days to find the only magic item powerful to save the camp before it is overrun by monsters. The catch: they must sail into the Sea of Monsters to find it. Along the way, Percy must stage a daring rescue operation to save his old friend Grover, and he learns a terrible secret about his own family, which makes him question whether being the son of Poseidon is an honor or a curse.

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The Titan’s Curse

When Percy Jackson gets an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he will need his powerful demigod allies at his side, his trusty bronze sword Riptide, and… a ride from his mom.

The demigods rush to the rescue to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two powerful half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. But that’s not all that awaits them. The titan lord Kronos has devised his most treacherous plot yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey.

They’re not the only ones in danger. An ancient monster has arisen — one rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus — and Artemis, the only goddess who might know how to track it, is missing. Now Percy and his friends, along with the Hunters of Artemis, have only a week to find the kidnapped goddess and solve the mystery of the monster she was hunting. Along the way, they must face their most dangerous challenge yet: the chilling prophecy of the titan’s curse.

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The Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun, but when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears, pursued by demon cheerleaders, things quickly go from bad to worse.

Time is running out for Percy. War between the gods and the Titans is drawing near. Even Camp Half-Blood isn’t safe, as Kronos’ army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth — a sprawling underground world with surprises and danger at every turn.

Along the way Percy will confront powerful enemies, find out the truth about the lost god Pan, and face the Titan lord Kronos’ most terrible secret. The final war begins… with the Battle of the Labyrinth.

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The Last Olympian

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

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The Chalice of the Gods

After saving the world multiple times, Percy Jackson is hoping to have a normal senior year. Unfortunately, the gods aren’t quite done with him. Percy will have to fulfill three quests in order to get the necessary three letters of recommendation from Mount Olympus for college. The first quest is to help Zeus’s cup-bearer retrieve his goblet before it falls into the wrong hands. Can Percy, Grover, and Annabeth find it in time?

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Wrath of the Triple Goddess

Percy Jackson, now a high school senior, needs three recommendation letters from the Greek gods in order to get into New Rome University. He earned his first one by retrieving Ganymede’s chalice. Now the goddess Hecate has offered Percy another “opportunity”—all he has to do is pet sit her polecat, Gale, and mastiff, Hecuba, over Halloween week while she is away. Piece of cake, right?

Percy, Annabeth, and Grover settle into Hecate’s seemingly endless mansion and start getting acquainted with the fussy, terrifying animals. The trio has been warned not to touch anything, but while Percy and Annabeth are out at school, Grover can’t resist drinking a strawberry-flavored potion in the laboratory. It turns him into a giant frenzied goat, and after he rampages through the house, damaging everything in sight, and passes out, Gale and Hecuba escape. Now the friends have to find Hecate’s pets and somehow restore the house, all before Hecate gets back on Saturday. It’s going to take luck, demigod wiles, and some old and new friends to hunt down the animals and set things right again.

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The Demigod Files

A supplement to the Percy Jackson series, The Demigod Files include three original Percy Jackson short stories, interviews with the characters, and other fun extras!

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The Ultimate Guide

A handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This companion to the series comes complete with trading cards, full-color diagrams, and maps, all packaged in a handy manual with a crisp, magnetic flap enclosure.

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The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel

You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel. Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson’s textbooks and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning…

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The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel

Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . . well, ugly. And…

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The Titan’s Curse: The Graphic Novel

A new prophecy leads to a dangerous quest. When Percy receives an urgent distress call from Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . . a ride from his mom. The demigods race to…

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Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes

Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from…

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Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

“A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously?  Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again.  But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever…

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Demigods & Magicians

Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they…

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The Percy Jackson Coloring Book

Demigods, brandish your crayons! Over the past decade, millions of young readers, parents, and teachers have come to adore Rick Riordan’s classic series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which made ancient Greek mythology contemporary, relevant, and entertaining as it turned kids on to reading. Now fans can literally color Percy’s world with the amusing portraits,…

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Camp Half-Blood Confidential

In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as “What is this place?” and “Do I get to keep the T-shirt?” Newbies can check out the section on the Divine Cabins, read up on Magical Landmarks, and consult the…

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25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

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Seventh grade is one of my favorite grades.

It’s the best of both worlds, middle school speaking. Students are “so past” the babyish immaturity of 6th graders, but not quite as jaded as their 8th grade counterparts. They’re too cool for the kind of silliness that totally derails class, but aren’t too cool for games or stickers. They’re just dipping their toes into who they are and their place in the world. And they’re (unfortunately for those of us who teach them and have to keep a straight face) hilarious.

The last year has seen a fantastic crop of books for this age, and our list is the perfect starting point for a 7th grade classroom or a 7th grader you know and love. While there are great lessons to be learned in each of these books, make sure to preview them before assigning or recommending them to ensure they’re a good fit for your kids.

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1. The Moth Keeper by K. O’Neill

The Moth Keeper—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Anya protects the lunar moths that keep her village thriving. But what happens when being a moth-keeper isn’t all she thought it would be? Seventh graders will love this gorgeous graphic novel and the world K. O’Neill builds within it.

Buy it: T he Moth Keeper on Amazon

2. Finally Seen by Kelly Yang

Finally Seen—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Lina Gao is finally joining her parents and sister in America after five long years of being separated. But so far life in America isn’t turning out to be what she thought: at school, at home, or anywhere in between. A story about courage, resilience, and high-achieving little sisters (ugh), Finally Seen will be a welcome addition to any classroom library.

Buy it: Finally Seen on Amazon

3. The Superteacher Project by Gordon Korman

The Superteacher Project—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

What if you found out your teacher was an AI robot from a top-secret experimental project? For Oliver Zahn, that question is about to become a reality. Seventh graders will love getting to the bottom of this hilarious, mysterious story.

Buy it: The Superteacher Project on Amazon

4. The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh

The Lost Year—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

So far, the pandemic is leading to a lot of stress and isolation for 13-year-old Matthew, who is dealing with big shifts in his family. But when he finds a clue in an old black-and-white photograph, he will learn that his family’s past contains a shocking story of strength and resilience from the Holodomor, the famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s and was covered up for decades. This book, called “the resistance novel for our times” by the New York Times, will hook your 7th graders from the first chapter.

Buy it: The Lost Year on Amazon

5. The Town With No Mirrors by Christina Collins

The Town With No Mirrors 25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

At first glance, the town of Gladder Hill seems like a utopia. Everyone seems happy in this town that has outlawed cameras and mirrors. But when Zailey is determined to see her face for the first time, she unlocks a world of knowledge that might unravel the history of her town and herself. Ask your 7th graders, “What would life be like if we didn’t have cameras or mirrors?” and they’ll be fully committed to find out what happens in this book.

Buy it: The Town With No Mirrors on Amazon

6. The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore and Allison Hong Merrill

The Paper Daughters of Chinatown—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

When Tai Choi is sold into slavery to pay for her father’s gambling debts, she is forced into a new life of huge change and hardship. She goes from Tai Choi to Tien Fu Wu, the name forged on her immigration papers, and from her home in the Zhejiang province of China to San Francisco. She is rescued from her life of servitude, but how can she trust her new friendship? Heather B. Moore and Allison Hong Merrill adapted a true story to this powerful, moving story for young readers that 7th graders (and their teachers) won’t be able to put down.

Buy it: The Paper Daughters of Chinatown on Amazon

7. Lolo’s Light by Liz Garton Scanlon

Lolo's Light—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Grief. Guilt. Death. You might be tempted to think these are topics a middle school audience isn’t ready for, and yet these are topics middle schoolers are already facing . This is the story of Lolo, a main character 7th graders will love, who encounters an unavoidable tragedy when babysitting her neighbor’s child. Walking through Lolo’s thoughts, emotions, and responses offers 7th graders the opportunity to have important conversations about grief and death, but also about redemption and life.

Buy it: Lolo’s Light on Amazon

8. A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga

A Rover's Story

From the author of Other Words for Home , A Rover’s Story is a powerful tale told from the point of view of Resilience, a Mars rover. Res was made to explore Mars, but will he be able to conquer the harsh terrain of this new planet, or disappoint the legions of people watching his journey back home? (A note for teachers: A Rover’s Story is fantastic for teaching character development and point of view.)

Buy it: A Rover’s Story on Amazon

9. Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Hello, Universe—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Chet, Kaori, Virgil, and Valencia couldn’t be more different. In fact, one of the only things bringing them together is that they live in the same neighborhood. But all of that is about to change when a prank puts Virgil and his guinea pig’s life in danger. All at once, he’ll need the intelligence, courage, and a little cosmic fairy dust from his neighborhood gang.

Buy it: Hello, Universe on Amazon

10. Life Skills for Tweens by Ferne Bowe

Life Skills for Tweens—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

There is one in every class. OK, there are several in every class: the kids who would rather watch informational TikToks than look at scores of memes. Kids who eschew fantasy and sci-fi with “Why would I want to read about something that isn’t real?” Life Skills for Tweens is perfect for those knowledge-hungry realists, with how-tos on everything from communication and self-regulation skills to keeping calm in emergencies.

Buy it: Life Skills for Tweens on Amazon

11. Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories From BIPOC Authors, an anthology edited by Aida Salazar and Saied Méndez

Calling the Moon—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

If you’re watching Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret this summer, this anthology with 16 short stories about menstruation is a perfect companion. Written by authors who are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color, Calling the Moon showcases coming-of-age stories that range from hilarious to heartrending, helping readers understand they’re not alone in the period wilderness.

Buy it: Calling the Moon on Amazon

12. As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh

As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

To stay and fight for a country you love or escape and survive? This speculative novel about the Syrian Revolution will have 7th graders hanging on Katouh’s every word. Something to note: Fans of The Book Thief will love As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow , particularly the way fear is personified as Salama’s companion Khawf.

Buy it: As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow on Amazon

13. Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho

Once Upon a K-Prom—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Kat Cho has done it. First, she has taken the secret dream of so many teenagers and written it down in book form: What if a K-pop star asked you to prom? Then, she has horrified legions of K-pop fans with: What if you’re not sure you want to go? Once Upon a K-Prom is fun and funny, and it’s one of those books that will entertain your 7th graders’ inner fanfolks.

Buy it: Once Upon a K-Prom on Amazon

14. Miss Quinces by Kat Fajardo

Miss Quinces—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Sue can’t wait to go to summer camp with her friends and make comics all day. So when her family announces they’re going to visit relatives in a remote area of Honduras with no cell service or Internet and they’re throwing her a surprise quinceañera complete with giant fluffy dress, she wonders if it’s humanly possible for her life to get worse. Kat Fajardo’s debut graphic novel is a hilarious journey about family, tradition, and self-discovery, perfect for middle schoolers.

Buy it: Miss Quinces on Amazon

15. Azar on Fire by Olivia Abtahi

Azar on Fire—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

After a condition in infancy damaged her vocal chords, Azar has decided to stay silent in high school. But when she hears about a local Battle of the Bands concert, she can’t resist—will she end up speaking to her crush to convince him to sing vocals, or miss out on a dream altogether? If you’re looking for books for 7th graders who love both music and feisty main characters, try Azar on Fire .

Buy it: Azar on Fire on Amazon

16. Camp QUILTBAG by Nicole Melleby

Camp QUILTBAG—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Twelve-year-old Abigail can’t wait to go to the inclusive camp for queer and trans kids, Camp QUILTBAG. Thirteen-year-old Kai is … not excited to be there. After a rocky start, the two make a pact to help each other in navigating camp life—will it end in success or disaster? We’re grateful for Nicole Melleby’s work in making sure all kids are represented in literature .

Buy it: Camp QUILTBAG on Amazon

17. The Track Series by Jason Reynolds

25 Best New Books for 7th Graders Track Series

Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu ended up on the same elite track team together. However, they’re worlds apart in terms of pretty much everything else. Seventh graders will love this series—each is told from a different character’s perspective—and teachers will love the insights that happen when reading the same story from a different perspective.

Buy it: The Track Series on Amazon

18. This Is How I Roll by Debbi Michiko Florence

This is How I Roll 25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Your sushi-loving 7th graders (and even those who blanche at raw fish) will love this story about Susannah Mikami. Susannah dreams of being a famous sushi chef like her father, but he won’t teach her his skills (and won’t say why). Suddenly, cute Koji rolls around and offers to film her skills and share them with the world. Will she lie to her parents or go after her dreams?

Buy it: This Is How I Roll on Amazon

19. Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow

Simon Sort of Says—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Simon O’Keefe is a funny kid with a seriously quirky family. But his life turns upside down when he is the lone survivor of a school shooting. He and his family move to the National Quiet Zone, the only place in America where the Internet is banned. Instead of journalists hounding him to talk about the incident, the NQZ is full of astronomers using the quiet to look for signs of life in space. What if Simon finds it? This review speaks to where the book meets 7th graders: “Blunt as trauma, delicate as healing, and hilarious and tragic as middle school can be. This book is as close to everything as one book can be.”—Kyle Lukoff, Newbery Honor–winning author of Too Bright to See 

Buy it: Simon Sort of Says on Amazon

20. Izzy at the End of the World by K.A. Reynolds

Izzy at the End—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

For Izzy Wilder, an autistic 14-year-old, losing her mom felt like the end of the world. That is until the world actually ends amid mysterious flashing lights, and Izzy and her dog, Akka, are seemingly the only survivors. Izzy embarks on a journey of regulating her anxiety, interpreting clues for survival that seem like they’re from her mom, and battling some seriously intimidating monsters. If you’re looking for books to hook your 7th graders, give them this nail-biting adventure novel!

Buy it: Izzy at the End of the World on Amazon

21. The House Swap by Yvette Clark

The House Swap—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Sometimes you just need a Parent Trap meets The Holiday book, you know? Your 7th graders will love this story of friendship, family, and belonging about Allie and Sage, two girls from across the world who become friends (and confidantes about their family issues) when their families swap houses on vacation.

Buy it: The House Swap on Amazon

22. Not an Easy Win by Chrystal D. Giles

Not an Easy Win—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Twelve-year-old Lawrence moved to live with his granny in another city. He then promptly got expelled for a fight that wasn’t his fault. Instead of school, he goes to the rec center where a neighbor is running a chess program. Lawrence has a chance to compete in a chess tournament in his home city. Could this be his ticket home? Whether you’re looking for books for 7th graders who love chess or just love an endearing character, Not an Easy Win is a double check in our book.

Buy it: Not an Easy Win on Amazon

23. Iceberg by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Iceberg—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Hold please, while my inner 7th grader screeches with anticipation. OK, thank you. This book follows Hazel Rothbury’s stowaway voyage on the Titanic as she travels to work in a factory to help make ends meet for her family. While exploring the fancy ship in secret, she encounters a mystery—one that only gets more dangerous when disaster strikes on the Titanic . Adventure meets mystery meets survival? I’m just calling it now: This will be one of those books your 7th graders (or your inner 7th grader) will want to reread.

Buy it: Iceberg on Amazon

24. A Bit of Earth by Karuna Riazi

A Bit of Earth

The Secret Garden meets Other Words for Home ? Say no more. To give her a better life, Maria Latif’s parents have sent her from her home in Pakistan to Long Island, New York. Her new life is in many ways not what she expects, the least of all being a secret garden where she feels at home. Peppered with beautiful poetic verses, A Bit of Earth is one of those perfect books for 7th graders to pair with The Secret Garden for a classic/contemporary comparison.

Buy it: A Bit of Earth on Amazon

25. Hamra and the Jungle of Memories by Hanna Alkaf

Hamar and the Jungle of Memories—25 Best New Books for 7th Graders

Haven’t we all gotten mad that our family forgot our birthday and wandered into a forbidden forest? No? OK, maybe just Hamra, the lead character in Hamra and the Jungle of Memories . After breaking every rule of the jungle, Hamra soon discovers she’ll have to embark on the adventure of a lifetime to undo its curse involving mythical beasts, fantastical worlds, and her own courage.

Buy it: Hamra and the Jungle of Memories on Amazon

Love these books for 7th graders? Check out our big list of 50 Refreshing and Relatable Books to Teach in Middle School for even more great books for 7th graders to add to your classroom library.

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians is getting a new book in the series as author Rick Riordan confirmed Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods . Riordan announced that the new book would go on sale on September 26, 2023.

“Nearly a decade after the release of THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS, Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood will star in a brand new adventure from Rick Riordan!” read the tweet .

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Nearly a decade after the release of THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS, Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood will star in a brand new adventure from Rick Riordan! PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE CHALICE OF THE GODS will go on sale September 26, 2023! https://t.co/7YJTDUd9Tl — Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) October 18, 2022

The Percy Jackson & the Olympians fantasy novel series had been a pentalogy with five books published between 2005 and 2009: The Lightning Thief (2005), The Sea of Monsters (2006), The Titan’s Curse (2007), The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008) and The Last Olympian (2009).

The Chalice of the Gods will have the book’s protagonist trying to get into college.

“After saving the world multiple times, Percy Jackson is hoping to have a normal senior year of high school,” reads the description of the book on Read Riordan. “Unfortunately, the gods aren’t quite done with him. Percy will have to fulfill a new quest in order to get the necessary letter of recommendation from Mount Olympus for his application to New Rome University.”

The announcement of The Chalice of the Gods comes as Disney+ is about to release a television series based on the books. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is expected to premiere on the streaming service in 2024 .

Riordan and Jon Steinberg wrote the pilot, and James Bobin directs. Steinberg will oversee the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz. Steinberg and Shotz serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson and The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg.

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It’s never a bad time to be a fan of the Percy Jackson books. However, it certainly is an auspicious time to be a fan these days. The Disney+ Percy Jackson and the Olympians series finally debuted, and it has perfectly captured the spirit of the books, much to the delight of fans . Additionally, the first new Percy Jackson story in 14 years arrived in the world in September. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Chalice of the Gods has undoubtedly been flying off shelves. Author Rick Riordan held an event to launch the book, and he revealed some huge news to fans attending the event. The author unveiled another brand-new Percy Jackson book! Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Wrath of the Triple Goddess arrives in September 2024. And now, we finally have a good look at its cover and more exciting news. Pre-orders for the new Percy Jackson book are officially open.

You can also take a look at the UK version of the Wrath of the Triple Goddess cover below. The US cover art was done by Victo Ngai and the UK cover was done by Khadijah Khatib. Both artists created incredible designs that really draw us in and get us excited about the newest Percy Jackson outing.

Though there’s no official word on how many more Percy Jackson books we’ll get, it seems likely Riordan may publish a complete trilogy about this phase of Percy’s life. Chalice of the Gods sees Percy preparing to head to college. That’s not a simple change for a regular human, much less a demigod. And let’s be real. Percy’s been busy with the gods. His school record is not impeccable. Wrath of the Triple Goddess , which will be the seventh book in the Percy Jackson series. It will follow Percy as he continues his quests for college recommendation letters.

Announcement for 7th PJO book “Wrath of the Triple Goddess” at #SALRiordan @camphalfblood @seaweedbrainpod @chbupdates pic.twitter.com/1sUxEgobcT — Taylor (@taytalkz) September 27, 2023

Two things we do know about Wrath of the Triple Goddess thanks to fans at the initial launch event: it will feature Hecate and also Mrs. O’Leary. Mrs. O’ Leary is Percy’s pet hellhound and a very good dog. Riordan also shared more about the story with The Hollywood Reporter . He teased, “It takes place around Halloween, which seemed appropriate to me for Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft and wizardry, who is our primary goddess in this volume… Basically, Percy and the gang have to house sit at Hecate’s house and [take care of] her pets while she is out of town enjoying Halloween. Things obviously take a wrong turn, and then they have to figure out how to fix things.” Well, it wouldn’t be a very good adventure if everything went right. Additionally, you can dive even deeper into the new Percy Jackson book with a blog post from the author.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Wrath of the Triple Goddess will be out on September 24, 2024. It’s now officially available to pre-order .

Originally published on September 27, 2023.

Every Percy Jackson Book In Order (Chronological) - How to Read All Rick Riordan Books In Series

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Following the success of Percy Jackson and the Olympians ' first season on Disney+ , many fans may be looking to read, re-read, or read more of the many other Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan.

Beyond the original five Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, there are several different follow-up series and stories. Diving into such a seemingly complex world may seem daunting, but like any of the series' many quests, the journey and rewards make it more than worthwhile.

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How To Read Percy Jackson in Order (3 Ways)

The Direct has mapped out three different approaches to reading through the world of Percy Jackson created by Rick Riordan — each more in-depth than the last. All lists are presented in timeline order rather than the order in which they were published.

All you need to do is pick the list that matches how you want to engage with the books, find the books at your local library, bookstore, or online retailer, and get lost in the world you are about to enter.

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Order 1: Percy Jackson Books & Sequel Series

The core of the Percy Jackson universe is in its three series (and one standalone book) devoted to Greek and Roman mythology. Sticking to this order is no doubt the most straightforward and intuitive way to read the books as it only covers these main books, and the timeline and publication order are close to identical:

  • The Lightning Thief  ( Percy Jackson and the Olympians [PJO] 1)
  • The Sea of Monsters (PJO 2)
  • The Titan's Curse (PJO 3)
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth (PJO 4)
  • The Last Olympian (PJO 5)
  • The Lost Hero ( Heroes of Olympus [HoO] 1)
  • The Son of Neptune (HoO 2)
  • The Mark of Athena (HoO 3)
  • The House of Hades (HoO 4)
  • The Blood of Olympus (HoO 5)
  • The Chalice of the Gods (PJO 6)
  • The Wrath of the Triple Goddesses (PJO 7, releasing September 2024)
  • TBD (PJO 8)
  • The Hidden Oracle ( Trials of Apollo [ToA] 1)
  • The Dark Prophecy (ToA 2)
  • The Burning Maze (ToA 3)
  • The Tyrant's Tomb (ToA 4)
  • The Tower of Nero (ToA 5)
  • The Sun and the Star: A Nico di Angelo Adventure

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Books 1-5)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

This is where it all began. The first five Percy Jackson books ( Percy Jackson and the Olympians ) chronicle Percy's first few years at Camp Half-Blood and the quests he embarks upon along the way. These books are narrated from Percy's first-person perspective and include goofy chapter names like "I Wrestle Santa's Evil Twin."

The Heroes of Olympus (Books 1-5)

The Heroes of Olympus

The Heroes of Olympus is the first Percy Jackson sequel series that both literally and figuratively expands the world introduced already by bringing in Roman mythology along with the familiar Greek. 

These books are roughly double the length of the original series and are told in rotating, third-person perspectives, with a different set of narrators for each book. Though The Heroes of Olympus deals with more mature topics and themes, it still features the same wit and charm fans of the first series know and love.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Books 6 & the Soon-To-Come 7 & 8)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Almost 20 years after the release of The Lightning Thief , Riordan surprised fans with a sixth addition to Percy Jackson and the Olympians , bringing back Percy's first-person narration and silly chapter titles. Released in 2023 and dedicated to Walker Scobell, Aryan Simhadri , and Leah Sava Jeffries, The Chalice of the Gods sees Percy in his first of three quests for college recommendation letters from the Olympians.

The seventh book in the series, The Wrath of the Triple Goddesses , will be released on September 24. According to Riordan's blog , this is the second of three planned PJO follow-ups.

The Trials of Apollo (Books 1-5)

The Trials of Apollo

The Trials of Apollo is the first Camp Half-Blood series not to see Percy Jackson as the protagonist of any of its books. However, his absence allows for new and old characters alike to take the spotlight. 

The series follows the god Apollo after Zeus casts him off Olympus and punishes him by turning him into a mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. Stripped of his immortality and godly powers, Apollo (with the help of characters from both Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter) must face several trials to earn back what he once had.

The Sun and the Star: A Nico di Angelo Adventure

The Sun and the Star: A Nico di Angelo Adventure is a standalone book, co-written by Riordan and Mark Oshiro. It picks up some final plot threads left loose by the end of The Trials of Apollo and gives the fan-favorite character Nico di Angelo his quest and story. 

He and Will Solace — who have both been around since the Percy Jackson and the Olympians era — must endure the darkest parts of the mythological world, learning about each other and themselves.

Order 2: All Books in Percy Jackson Universe

Rick Riordan has explored more than just Greek and Roman mythology in his various books. Stories about Egyptian and Norse myths co-exist alongside those featured in the Percy Jackson books. This reading order is fairly similar to the last one, with only six books added where they fit in the chronology:

  • The Lightning Thief  (PJO 1)
  • The Red Pyramid ( The Kane Chronicles [TKC] 1)
  • The Throne of Fire (TKC 2)
  • The Serpent's Shadow (TKC 3)
  • The Lost Hero (HoO 1)
  • The Wrath of the Triple Goddesses (PJO 7, releasing September 24)
  • The Hidden Oracle (ToA 1)
  • The Sword of Summer ( Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard [MCGA] 1)
  • The Hammer of Thor (MCGA 2)
  • The Ship of the Dead (MCGA 3)

The Kane Chronicles (Books 1-3)

The Kane Chronicles

Riordan's first series after the original five Percy Jackson and the Olympians novels, The Kane Chronicles, brings the myths, legends, and gods of Ancient Egypt into the modern day. The trilogy centers on the adventures of Carter and Sadie Kane — two of the most powerful magicians since Ancient Egypt — and their efforts to save the world from the evil god Set.

The series features minor references to the Percy Jackson novels — things like a mention of the different set of gods who live in New York City (referring to the Olympians themselves) and the introduction of characters like Drew Tanaka and Lacy, who would later appear in The Heroes of Olympus . 

The biggest connection between the Greek and Egyptian stories, though, will come later, in the third reading list.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (Books 1-3)

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

Whereas The Kane Chronicles deviates from the standard demigod format of Riordan's mythology stories, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard goes all in on it. The titular Magnus is the son of the Norse God Frey. After dying saving someone else, he moves into Hotel Valhalla, and throughout three books, he and fellow demigods fight to delay the destructive Ragnarok

The biggest connection between the Magnus Chase trilogy and Percy Jackson is Magnus himself, as he is the cousin of Percy Jackson 's Annabeth Chase. Annabeth appears in all three Magnus Chase books and brings Percy in the third.

Order 3: All Books, Guides & Stories in Percy Jackson Universe

This one is for the superfans, as it includes every piece of published Percy Jackson canon. The reading order itself will separate most of the short stories from longer collections into their places on the timeline, but they will be discussed in collections.

Some of these collections feature fictionalized interviews with campers or other meta storytelling methods. To create a chronological timeline, those can be placed with whichever short story they are closest to in proximity:

  • The Demigod Diaries: The Diary of Luke Castellan
  • The Demigod Files: Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot
  • The Demigod Files: Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon
  • The Demigod Files: Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades
  • The Demigod Diaries: Son of Magic
  • The Red Pyramid (TKC 1)
  • The Demigod Diaries: Percy Jackson and the Staff of Hermes
  • Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
  • Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Ultimate Guide
  • The Demigod Diaries: Leo Valdez and the Quest for Buford
  • Camp Half-Blood Confidential
  • Demigods & Magicians: The Son of Sobek
  • Demigods & Magicians: The Staff of Serapis
  • Demigods & Magicians: The Crown of Ptolemy
  • Brooklyn House Magician's Manual
  • Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds
  • Camp Jupiter Classified: A Probatio's Journal
  • The Sword of Summer (MCGA 1)
  • 9 from the Nine Worlds
  • Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes
  • Un Natale Mezzosangue

The Demigod Diaries (4 Short Stories, Collected)

The Demigod Diaries

The Demigod Diaries is a collection of four short stories published in 2012, offering extra background and context for fan-favorite Percy Jackson characters.

The collection brings fans the only opportunity thus far to read from Luke Castellan's perspective, more time with Percabeth , and some filler for the gap between The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune . Additionally, Rick Riordan's son, Haley Riordan, wrote the post- The Last Olympian story Son of Magic .

The Demigod Files (3 Short Stories, Collected)

The Demigod Files

Published in 2009 before The Demigod Diaries (but with its earliest story happening after the former's earliest chronologically), The Demigod Files is a collection of three short stories from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians era.

They all feature Percy prominently, but characters like Clarisse La Rue , Annabeth, Charles Beckendorff, Silena Beuregard, Thalia , and Nico di Angelo all have prominent roles. Two of the three stories directly tie into the events of The Heroes of Olympus , being described briefly in The Lost Hero and The House of Hades .

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods/Heroes (2 Guides)

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods/Heroes

If you're a fan of classic Percy Jackson narration and/or want to learn more about the Greek myths that inspired the Percy Jackson novels, these books are for you. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes are essentially crash courses on Greek mythology, as taught by Percy Jackson.

As such, you can expect silly chapter titles, goofy quips, and anachronisms, right alongside beautiful illustrations by John Rocco and informative storytelling from Riordan.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Ultimate Guide (Guide)

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Ultimate Guide

It is first worth noting that 2009's Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Ultimate Guide is a little tricky to find. There is no Kindle version available for purchase, and it feels unlikely you'd find it in stores given its use of since-updated official character art. Though, it's not impossible to find, thanks to online retailers.

Still, if you get your hands on a copy, it is full of detailed information about mythology, Camp Half-Blood (including a map), and the characters from the novels. When I first got a copy as a kid, I diligently took the "Ten Signs You Might Be A Half-Blood" quiz it includes to give myself more immersion into this world.

Camp Half-Blood, Camp Jupiter, Magicians, & Hotel Valhalla Guidebooks (Guides)

Camp Half-Blood, Camp Jupiter, Magicians, & Hotel Valhalla Guidebooks

Riordan has written four worldbuilding guidebooks to the main modern mythological series he has written. There is one on Camp Half-Blood (Greek), Camp Jupiter (Roman), a Magicians' guide (Egyptian), and Hotel Valhalla and the nine realms of Asgard (Norse).

These are filled with silly anecdotes and fascinatingly detailed information. Plus, they all serve in-universe purposes — for example, Camp Half-Blood's is a replacement for the often-referenced abysmal orientation video shown to new campers.

Demigods & Magicians (3 Connected Short Stories, Collected)

Demigods & Magicians

Demigods & Magicians is a collection of three short stories published in 2016 — though the stories themselves had all been released separately before being collected in one book together. As the title suggests, mythologies collide as Percy and Annabeth team up with Carter and Sadie Kane, battling a common enemy together. The first story features Percy and Carter, the second Annabeth and Sadie, and the third all four heroes.

Like any good crossover, there is, of course, the initial misunderstanding and fight between heroes who don't realize they are on the same side. But once everyone gets on the same page (metaphorically and literally), they form an unstoppable team.

9 From The Nine Worlds (9 Connected Short Stories, Collected)

9 From The Nine Worlds

When I was creating this reading order, 9 from the Nine Worlds stumped me. The premise is the reader joins Thor on a run around the nine realms, wherein he passes through various short stories starring different characters from the Magnus Chase novels. The thing is, many of these stories take place in different time periods from the others. Unlike The Demigod Diaries , though, you can't separate these from the other eight, as you lose the Thor narrative connecting each of them.

All this to say, each realm gets its own story (written by Riordan), with Thor as your guide and the only character to appear in all nine.

Un Natale Mezzosangue/A Half-Blood Christmas (Short Story, Online)

In 2020, Rick Riordan wrote a holiday-themed one-shot story about Nico helping Percy find a gift for Annabeth, and it is entirely in Italian. It takes place during COVID-19, so there are references to mask-wearing and social distancing.

The entire story is available to read on Riordan's website — just be sure to translate the page if you can't read the original Italian writing.

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You’ll notice that the best books for seventh graders tend to veer into upper middle-grade territory. That’s the case with the books on this list. I have so many beloved upper middle-grade books and I’ll link to the full list at the bottom of this post, but this list also has several books I have never recommended on the blog before.

Seventh graders are on the brink of teenage life, and may relate most strongly to books about body image, crushes, and things like that. They’re also more able to tolerate tastefully done stories about sexual harassment, domestic violence, addiction, serious mental illness and other harsh, unpleasant realities of life. On this list, you’ll find books that hit all of these themes. Of course, as always mentioned, seventh graders can always read up or down. They can read and enjoy many of the books I’ve recommended for 6th graders and 5th graders , as well as books for 8th graders .

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Genesis Begins Again

Published: January 15, 2019

Thirteen-year-old Genesis grapples with intense self-hate worsened by her father’s verbal abuse and her grandmother’s backward ideologies about skin color. Readers first meet Genesis when she brings her “friends” home for the first time. In an embarrassing turn of events, they arrive to meet all her belongings in the street. The landlord has put Genesis’s family out because her gambling, alcoholic father defaulted on the rent,  again . Things seem to look up for their family when they move into a posh neighborhood. Genesis makes new friends, joins the school choir, and even gets a helpful math tutor. Yet, her self-hate follows her. This is a remarkable middle-grade debut with a strong message about colorism, self-love, and  the power of music .

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The Wrong Way Home

Published: April 2, 2024

This book is mind-blowingly good. Fern and her mother have been living on The Ranch, under the thumb of a charismatic leader named Ben. But her mom has been acting off, and Ben has put her on a water fast to help her get readjusted. One day, Fern’s mother wakes her in the middle of the night and takes her across the country from NY to CA, where they live in a motel in her mother’s teenage neighborhood and adjust back to normal life. There’s only one problem: Fern hatches a plan to return to The Ranch because she thinks her mom has made a mistake. I loved the way this book explores cults in an accessible way for tween readers, and Fern is a highly realistic character I think will resonate with a lot of kids. Readers should know that one side character in this book is gay and another is non-binary.

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The Liars Society

Published: February 6, 2024

Weatherby is a new kid at a Boston private school. She’s at the school on a sailing scholarship and immediately is thrust into a world she knows nothing about. Old school phone booths, scrambled phone service at school, friends with kids who go to the country club, and a boy who seems to hate her guts. Jack is a rich kid at the school who is also on the sailing team and is constantly pressured by his father to be the best. When the money for a famed school trip is stolen, Jack, Weatherby, and some of their friends are invited to play a high-stakes secret game that leads to the revelation of shocking family secrets. This suspenseful mystery, told from Jack’s and Weatherby’s perspectives, is fast-paced and high-stakes, perfect for the upper middle-grade crowd.

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Twin Cities

Published: July 19, 2022

Twins Luisa and Fernando find their paths diverging as they enter sixth grade. Luisa will attend middle school in the US just across the border from Fernando’s school in Mexico. There, they face different but equally pressing challenges that threaten to tear them apart. Twin Cities  is a fascinating look into Mexican culture, life as a twin, and finding your own identity.

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Saint Ivy: Kind at All Costs

Published: May 18, 2021

Thirteen-year-old Ivy needs to be good to people, even when it’s bad for her. That’s why she pretends to be okay with her mom being a gestational surrogate, a kid at school asking her to let him copy her homework, and never sharing her problems with her friends. But can she keep up the pretense? With a touch of mystery and plenty of heart, this is a thought-provoking novel about people pleasing and being true to oneself.

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Life in the Balance

Published: February 16, 2021

Veronica’s life seemed like it was on track until her parents announced that her mom is going to rehab for alcoholism. Her mom who was a softball player when she was younger, her mom the lawyer, her mom who was supposed to help her and her friends practice for softball tryouts. Veronica is frustrated, sad, worried, and even angry at her mom for being unable to stop drinking. She also worries that things will never be the same again. So she throws herself into softball — their family sport — even though she isn’t sure she’s all that into it anymore. At the same time, she’s afraid to share her family’s secret with her best friend (whose parents are getting divorced). Will Veronica ever find a balance? This is a rare portrayal of alcoholism, addiction and rehabilitation in the family — especially in a parent.

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All You Knead Is Love

Published: March 30, 2021

All You Knead Is Love  follows 12-year-old Alba whose mother forces her to move from NYC to Barcelona, Spain where her grandmother lives. Alba is gender non-conforming, which means that she doesn’t like the typical “girly” dresses or frilly tops her parents often want her to wear. She’s happiest in her jeans and t-shirts. Alba’s father is physically abusive, especially towards her mother, and generally treats Alba with disregard. When Alba arrives Barcelona, she’s quickly drawn in by the vibrant city and its warm people, one of whom is her grandmother. But just when Alba begins to get comfortable, Toni’s bakery is threatened with closure because it just isn’t earning enough money. Alba needs to find a way to save the hub of her newfound community. This is a heartwarming middle-grade novel about identity, family, community, and, of course, food.

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We Dream of Space

Published: May 5, 2020

Siblings Cash, Fitch, and Bird move through the daily trials of pre-teen life in the 1980’s. Fitch and Bird are twins who are now in the same grade as their older brother, Cash — because Cash was held back in the seventh grade. Bird is a space aficionado and dreams of being an astronaut. Fitch has anger issues and hates that he’s getting crushed on by a girl he doesn’t like — and whom his best friends consider unattractive. Cash feels lost and cannot seem to find his place anywhere. It doesn’t help that the situation at home is tense, with parents who are constantly bickering and a family that cannot seem to make time to talk as a unit or nurture their children. Bird is eagerly anticipating the Challenger launch and is a huge fan of Judith Resnik — the Challenger’s Mission Specialist. This novel follows the siblings until the ill-fated launch day which changes their relationship forever. This character-driven slice-of-life novel shows how different families can be, addresses the struggles of navigating sibling relationships, and highlights what difference an enthusiastic teacher can make.

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Maizy Chen’s Last Chance

Published: February 1, 2022

Maizy and her mother have returned to Last Chance, Minnesota, because Maizy’s grandfather is ill. Maizy’s mom had her with the help of a sperm donor, and she seems to have taken a less traditional, unexpected career route since her parents expected her to take over their historical Chinese restaurant, The Golden Palace. However, Maizy’s grandparents love her, and Maizy quickly bonds with them, especially her grandfather. One day, she sees pictures of several young Chinese men, and when she asks her grandfather about them, he begins to tell her a sprawling story about their family’s history in Last Chance, which is interwoven with love, racism, and community. At the same time, The Golden Palace experiences a hate crime, and Maizy is shocked to discover who the perpetrator is. This is a spellbinding middle grade book about one Chinese family’s heritage and the granddaughter who ties it all together. 

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More to the Story

Published: September 3, 2019

More to the Story  is a modern middle-grade novel inspired by the classic novel,  Little Women. Four Muslim-American sisters, Jamee la, Maryam, Bisma, and Aleeza, are distraught when their dad has to go abroad for six months for a job. Thirteen-year-old Jam, as she is fondly called has just become the features editor for her school’s newspaper. She’s determined to impress her dad with her first story. At the same time, a family friend’s nephew, Ali moves from the UK to Atlanta. As Jam and Ali’s friendship blossoms, one of her sisters receives devastating news about her health. This is a heartwarming, charming middle-grade novel about sisterhood, family, and following your passion, perfect for fans of books like Little Women .

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Published: September 7, 2021

In the aftermath of her little brother’s death, Lucy and her parents move to a small town that is still healing from a school shooting four years ago. It’s jarring for Lucy to be around all these kids who lost friends when they were in the third grade, but it’s even harder because, unlike the situation in her home, the kids talk a lot about the shooting, their grief, and seeing therapists. But in all their sharing, the students have cast the shooter’s younger sister and their classmate, Avery — whom Lucy befriends — as an outsider. Will Lucy ever find her place and deal with her grief? Aftermath  is a powerful, heartbreaking, and hopeful middle grade book about the impact of school shootings, grief, and friendships.

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Partly Cloudy

Things are looking partly cloudy for Madalyn Thomas and her family. After being out of work for the last 7 months, her dad has found work in another state and her mom’s schedule as a social worker has become more packed from taking on overtime. Madalyn’s parents send her to live with her Great Uncle Papa Lobo during the week to allow her to attend school in a different district because of security issues at her former school. But as the  only Black girl in class , Madalyn faces a new set of challenges at this new school. Partly Cloudy  is an insightful middle grade story about family, community, and handling microaggressions in middle school.

Counting Thyme

Counting Thyme

Published: April 12, 2016

I loved this story about a family dealing with a cancer-fighting child and finding the balance to be good parents to all three of their kids. If you love books that tackle hard situations with a hopeful lens and sibling stories set in NYC, you’ll adore Conklin’s debut.

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Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero

Yusuf Azeem is not a hero like his dad who talked down a gunman in their small-town A-Z Dollar Store. But his dad’s heroism doesn’t prevent him from getting worsening hateful notes in his locker telling him to “Go Home.” Yusuf and his friend Danial had expected that this would be their year — their entry into middle school and a chance to compete in a robotics contest. However, when some of the townspeople, including a group called the Patriot Sons try to stop the construction of their town’s mosque and begin to target Yusuf and other Muslims in the community, they are forced to take a stand. This is a poignant  look at the impact of 9/11 on Muslim communities  in America.

Sardines

Published: October 18, 2022

Five kids form an unlikely friend group at the start of a new school year with surprising results. Lucas is processing his older brother’s death and his mom leaving his dad and him, Robbie is the group goofball with his own challenges, Finn is the walking encyclopedia, Cat is the star athlete, and Anna is the popular girl whose drawn to the group. As the kids play sardines (reverse hide-and-seek), they learn about each other’s most wanted wishes and plot to help each one get them. But when it’s Lucas’s turn, he’s afraid to bare his soul. Can he get past the fear and make his own wish come true? Sardines  is a heartwarming middle grade novel about friendship, mental health, bullying, identity, and community. 

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The Prettiest

Published: April 14, 2020

Eve, Sophie, and Nessa are three different girls in Ford middle-school whose lives are changed when their names appear on “ The Prettiest ” list posted online by someone called “LordTesla.” Sophie is the Queen Bee of middle school, and Eve is the bookworm and poetry aficionado who’s started wearing her brother’s sports jerseys to hide her changing body. Nessa is a plus-sized theater geek with a melodious voice who experiences a slew of emotions — indifference, annoyance, disgust at beauty standards — when she realizes her name didn’t even make the list. The three girls band together in an unlikely friendship to find the person who made the list and make him face the consequences of his actions. This a powerful look at female objectification and sexual harassment in middle school.

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How to Find What You’re Not Looking For

Published: September 14, 2021

This book follows 12-year-old Ariel whose life is upturned when her big sister (the best of them all), Leah, elopes with her Indian-American boyfriend after the  Loving vs. Virginia  ruling. Ariel’s parents are upset, Ariel is struggling with being able to write well at school, and she can’t stop thinking about her sister and everything happening in the world. How to Find What You’re Not Looking For  is a poignant, moving, and brilliantly written middle grade novel about family, identity, and love.

Averil Offline

Averil Offline

Published: February 13, 2024

Averil’s mom and several parents of kids in her school and neighborhood use an app called Ruby Slippers to track their kids’ location, request video and photos from them on demand, and generally monitor their behavior and actions all day and Averil and her classmate Max are sick of it. Especially when they find out that the app will be updated soon to let parents remotely turn on their kids’ cameras at will. Both kids make a plot to ditch a camping trip and find the original app developer, Rider Wollybeck, in hopes of asking him to rescind the update. This hijinks-filled story is reminiscent of classic stories where kids run away to save the day as Max and Averil stay on their town’s college campus, eating at the cafeteria and sleeping in the library for the 2-3 days needed to accomplish their plan. I love the gentle mystery, STEM angle, and theme of childhood autonomy this book explores. I think it has major kid appeal — and it’s only 208 pages long!

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That’s What Friends Do

Published: January 28, 2020

Sammie and David are best friends who first met at Little League. As the only girl on the baseball team, Sammie enjoys being one of the guys, and she and David get along excellently. She’s convinced herself that she’s just better at being friends with the boys. Things are great until a new boy, Luke, moves into the neighborhood. Luke is taller than David and keeps trying to flirt with Sammie even though it obviously makes her uncomfortable. While Sammie looks to David for support, David — who has a crush on Sammie — is preoccupied with being jealous of Luke’s seemingly “smooth” skills. As a result, David starts to focus on making his affection known to Sammie, just as Luke seems to be doing. Eventually, an incident on the bus between David and Sammie jeopardizes their friendship and forces Sammie to re-examine the meaning of true friendship. I loved everything about this wonderful, wholesome story.

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Violets Are Blue

Published: October 12, 2021

12-year-old Wren lives with her mom after her parents’ divorce. Her dad has moved to New York City and married his lover (with whom he was unfaithful to her mother), who is now expecting twins. Wren is also a special effects makeup aficionado. Caught up in a new school, navigating new friendships, and balancing her relationships with her parents — whose relationship with each other is strained — Wren notices her mom has begun behaving strangely. Violets Are Blue is an engaging middle-grade book with a relatable, creative protagonist dealing with parental substance abuse.

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12 to 22 (POV: You Wake Up in the Future)

Published: August 16, 2022

On her 12th half birthday, her parents surprisingly gift her their approval to post on social networks. Thrilled, Harper starts posting TikTok videos like her idol, Blake Riley. Her first video goes viral and brings her closer to the popular crew in her school who only befriend her so she can teach them her edits. Their interest in her creates a rift between Harper and her best friend Ava. In the midst of the chaos, Harper tries a TikTok filter, which, combined with a wish to be 22, suddenly makes her 22! Unfortunately, her future is much different than she imagined. Is being 22 as great as she imagined? Or will she just want her old life back? And can she even get it back? Or is it too late? This is a charming, light,  feel-good story  about  time travel , social media, and treasuring friendships.

Across the Desert

Across the Desert

12-year-old Jolene has a tough life. Her mom is misusing opioids and can barely care for her. She’s mocked at school for wearing too-small clothing and looking haggard. Jolene’s only bright spot is a tween pilot she watches via livestream at the library, “Addie Earhart.” Addie and Jolene gradually form a warm friendship and encourage each other through life’s hardships. But one day during the livestream, Addie crashes her plane. No one but Jolene is watching the stream, and Addie’s mom doesn’t know she even flies planes. It’s up to Jolene to save her, but she’s a kid with no money — and Addie’s is stuck miles away in the Arizona desert. This is a heart-pounding middle grade novel about self-worth, friendships, and the struggle of a parent with addiction.

A Perfect Mistake

A Perfect Mistake

Published: July 12, 2022

Max and his community are reeling from a night out gone wrong. Max and his friends Joey and Will went out with two older boys, but Will ended up unconscious and in a coma, and Joey won’t speak to Max anymore. Max also has ADHD and is over six feet tall at 11, which means he stands out in his class. Frustrated that he can’t figure out what happened to Will, Max teams up with an inquisitive classmate, but the truths he unravels aren’t pretty. Can Max get to the bottom of this mystery? A Perfect Mistake  is a pitch-perfect  middle grade mystery  about honesty, peer pressure, and standing up for what’s right. 

Bright

Published: July 5, 2022

Marianne Blume has convinced herself that she’s not smart. She’s gotten through school so far by charming teachers out of questioning her. But her eighth-grade teacher, Mr. Garcia, isn’t easily fooled. To pull up her grades for high school, Marianne tries to win his favor by joining the school’s trivia team (which he coaches). But as the term progresses, Marianne bonds with the trivia kids and learns that there’s more to being smart than book smart — but also, she’s more intelligent than she gives herself credit for. Bright  is a deeply insightful book about labels, persistence, and self-belief, featuring themes like sisterhood, female friendships, and family.

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Wishing Upon the Same Stars

This debut middle-grade novel by Arab-American author Jacquetta Nammar Feldman follows young Palestinian-American Yasmeen Khoury, whose parents move from Detroit (which has a thriving Arab-American community) to San Antonio, Texas, where there are few to no other Arab-American families. But just before Yasmeen despairs, she discovers that their next-door neighbors are Arab-Americans too — only, they’re Israeli-American, not Palestinian-American. She befriends their daughter Ayelet, but her father is not pleased, especially with the current Palestinian-Israeli tensions. On top of adjusting to a new school and finding her place in the world, can Yasmeen help her dad see beyond the differences? This is a moving, poignant exploration of finding common ground despite differences and strife.

Coming Up Short

Coming Up Short

Published: June 21, 2022

Bea is winning at being a shortstop, finally making headway with her crush, and is excited to go to summer camp with her friends when her dad’s legal license is suspended in a town scandal. Suddenly, she develops a case of the yips and begs her parents to send her to another softball summer camp on Gray Island, where her mom grew up. Throughout the summer, Bea learns more about her parents’ previous marriages and other secrets.  Coming Up Short  is a sporty, summery, and serious coming of age story about a girl dealing with difficult emotions and circumstances. 

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The Bridge Home

Published: February 5, 2019

This heartbreaking middle grade novel follows sisters Viji and Rukku, who flee an abusive home situation into the streets of Chennai, India, where life isn’t so much better. Faced with hunger and homelessness, the sisters befriend two other kids in the same situation and keep trying to find respite until a tragedy upends their lives. This is great for readers looking for more books about poverty and homelessness or stories set in India.

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The Road to Wherever

Published: May 11, 2021

11-year-old June (Henry Junior) Ball’s mother sends him off on the road with his adult second cousins after his father disappears without a word. Cousins Thomas and Cornell are “Ford Men” traveling throughout the US to fix people’s old Ford trucks for free. The Ford owners only have to buy spare parts. As the road trip progresses, the men teach June about Ford trucks, fixing cars, and being kind. June also processes his father’s absence while expanding his heart by meeting just as many broken humans as Ford trucks. This is a heartfelt  road trip adventure story  about family,  community , and purpose. 

Golden Girl

Golden Girl

Published: February 22, 2022

Afiyah has a problem with taking things (seemed like kleptomania) even when she tries really hard not to. Fortunately, she’s often remorseful and returns the stolen items. She’s shaken when her father is wrongfully arrested for embezzlement at the airport during a family trip. The situation puts a strain on her family and moves Afiyah to strongly examine her tendency to steal — especially after she gets caught in the act. Golden Girl  is a touching, realistic coming-of-age story about trying to break bad habits and dealing with a  family crisis . 

Best Friends, Bikinis, and Other Summer Catastrophes

Best Friends, Bikinis, and Other Summer Catastrophes

Published: May 17, 2022

Alex is looking forward to spending the summer (as she’s always done) with her best friend, Will. Will’s mother runs the concession stand at their community pool, and both kids have spent several summers playing games at the pool. This summer, though, a schoolmate named Rebekah has eyes for Will — and him for her! As Rebekah and Will begin a tentative crush-friendship, Alex feels threatened and ropes Will into a big summer project (building their treehouse), for which they’ll need several summer jobs to afford building supplies. Surprisingly to Alex, Rebekah also wants to be her friend too. Can Alex get over her jealousy and other issues in her life to figure out this summer friendship drama? This is a terrific  summery middle grade book  about  evolving friendships , growing up, and adjusting to changes.

Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone

Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone

Published: April 26, 2022

Tae Keller’s newest middle grade book,  Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone , opens with new girl Jennifer Chan declared missing at her middle school. As whispers begin, her next-door neighbor Mallory Moss worries that Jennifer may have been abducted by aliens (which Jennifer believed existed). Mallory reunites with two former friends begging them to help her find Jennifer following clues from her time with Jennifer and the diary Jennifer left behind. The story alternates between past and present as readers discover that Mallory’s search is also motivated by an ulterior motive: the need to prove that she and her popular friends didn’t run Jennifer Chan out of town with their bullying. Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone  is a razor-sharp, realistic portrayal of kids mismanaging their insecurities and coping by  bullying others .

Falling Short

Falling Short

Published: March 15, 2022

In  Falling Short , we meet Marco and Isaac. They’ve been besties for as long as they can remember and now they share one pain in common: both their dads aren’t in their lives as they’d like. Isaac’s dad is attentive but currently struggling with alcoholism. Marco’s dad wishes Marco were more athletic, instead of nerdy. At the start of middle school, both boys decide to help each other reach their goals. For Isaac, it’s getting better at more than just basketball — getting better grades and being more responsible. And for Marco, it’s learning a sport: basketball. Can they reach their goals? And will their friendship survive it? I loved this look at a warm friendship bond between boys. 

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Everywhere Blue

Published: June 1, 2021

When Madrigal’s (Maddie) older brother, Strum, goes missing from his college campus, her musical family loses its harmony. Her French mother is distraught — broken for the first time as Maddie has never seen her. Her piano-playing father doesn’t even touch his instrument, and her fiery sister retreats into a rebellious funk, drinking and partying, even though she’s only 16. Maddie tries to keep everything together: focus on her oboe lessons and compulsive counting that calms her mind. But when her parents leave to look for Strum and Maddie is left with Aria, things seem hopeless. Maddie continues trying to manage school work, friendships, practicing her instrument, and maybe joining a new eco club at school. Eventually, though, with all leads looking dead-ended, Maddie just might have what it takes to find Strum. But can she find her way to him? Everywhere Blue  is a poignant, moving  middle grade verse novel about family ,  mental health , music, and  caring for the environment .

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The Kate in Between

When a bunch of popular kids seems to welcome Kate into their clique, she is torn about ditching her longtime best friend, Haddie. Things get complicated, however, when Kate is a passive participant in a bullying incident that leads to Haddie sinking on thin ice. Then, Kate is captured on camera saving Haddie, and the video goes viral. While news outlets hail “Kate the Great” as a shining example for tweens who should not be bullying other kids, Kate continues to oscillate between craving acceptance from the popular kids and trying to keep her friendship with Haddie, all the while maintaining her public image by appearing in newspapers and on popular YouTube channels. But how long can she keep up the charade? And, is Kate great? Or is she a bad person? The Kate in Between  is a timely, complex, and engaging middle grade book about identity, popularity,  bullying culture , and going viral.

Those Kids from Fawn Creek

Those Kids from Fawn Creek

Published: March 8, 2022

This book follows 12 seventh-graders in Fawn Creek’s middle school. These kids have grown up together in their small factory town and know each other in and out. They’ve formed semi-permanent cliques and it’s tough for them to break out from the general expectations of their peers. The story is told by multiple narrators, including the new girl Orchid Mason (who says she’s from New York and has grown up in cities around the world), shy girl Dorothy, and her best friend (and the only person she talks to) Greyson. Cousins Janie and Abby have recently become a duo since their “Queen Bee,” Rennie Dean, moved away to a nearby town but still tries to keep tabs on them and control their actions. When Rennie and her crew find out about Orchid’s seemingly exotic background, they’re at once jealous and convinced that she’s lying. But is she? Those Kids from Fawn Creek  is a gorgeously written, character-driven, slice-of-life middle grade  book about bullying  and the power of kindness.

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Published: March 9, 2021

Starfish  features Ellie, a fat girl who has been bullied for her weight since she wore a whale swimsuit and made a big splash in the pool. Even her older brother and sister make fun of her weight. Her mom controls her diet, monitoring her portions and choosing lackluster “healthy” alternatives. Ellie is feeling more disheartened because her friend Viv who is also plus-sized is moving away. Thankfully, after Viv moves, Ellie finds a friend in her new neighbor Catalina and her family. The family loves food and welcome Ellie with open arms, never judging her for her weight. At school, bullying intensifies when a chair breaks after Ellie sits on it. Her mom is also pushing for gastric bypass surgery for Ellie. Eventually, her father gets her mother to ease off by taking Ellie to a therapist who helps her accept her body and defend herself against bullies. Starfish  is a powerful, fat-positive middle grade  verse novel  about a girl who is learning that she deserves to take up space.

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No Fixed Address

Published: September 11, 2018

12-year-old Felix Knuttson is a sweet kid whose brain soaks up trivia like a sponge. His mom Astrid (whom he calls by her name), is loving but unreliable and can’t seem to hold on to a job or a house. When they lose their apartment in Vancouver, Astrid “borrows” a camper van from an ex and moves them in there “just for August” until she finds a job. But September comes, and there’s still no job or house, and Felix needs an address to enroll in school. Astrid figures out a way to do that, but Felix can’t tell anyone about their home situation. At the new school, he makes two new friends and finds out about a trivia contest that might change their housing situation. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. This is a compelling, realistic, and funny middle grade  book about homelessness, poverty , friendship, and mental health.

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Violet and the Pie of Life

12-year-old Violet wishes that math could solve all her problems — and she does try to use her math. Unfortunately, her parents are fighting more and more. Her mom seems to nag constantly while her dad is the fun one who does things like buying them fried chicken for dinner. Eventually, after a heated argument one night, her father moves out and her mom won’t tell Violet where he’s gone. At school, her best friend Mackenzie seems to make fun of just about anyone, but especially the nice, pretty girl in their class, Ally. So when Violet gets cast as the Lion in the Wizard of Oz play and Mackenzie gets a small role, while Ally plays Dorothy, Mackenzie asks Violet to quit the play with her. Violet refuses. That and a budding friendship with Ally put a strain on her friendship with Mackenzie, adding to Violet’s overall stress. Violet and the Pie of Life  is a realistic portrayal of the impact of  parental separation  on a child.

A Song Called Home

A Song Called Home

Published: March 15, 2022

Lou and her sister Casey have to move from the city to the suburbs to live with their new stepfather, Steve, leaving behind their old schools and Lou’s best friend Beth Tsai. Forming this new family is hard on Lou and Casey for different reasons. Lou feels like she’s leaving their alcoholic father behind and Casey worries that Steve is being too nice and the “real Steve” will show up soon. On the day before their move (which is also Lou’s birthday) Lou finds a guitar right outside their old apartment addressed to her. Convinced it’s from her dad, she starts learning to play guitar to maintain that bond with him. As they all navigate the blending of their families, Lou learns about herself and what family truly means. A Song Called Home  is a realistic, heartrending depiction of the process of  blending a family  while dealing with the trauma of having an alcoholic parent.

Farewell Cuba, Mi Isla

Farewell Cuba, Mi Isla

Published: September 5, 2023

1960, Cuba. Cousins Victoria and Jackie love living in their island country with their large family. When when Fidel Castro’s communist government takes hold, things change swiftly, leading Victoria’s father to relocate his family to Miami, leaving Jackie and her family behind. As Victoria adapts to life in the US, Jackie and her family struggle in Cuba—until the family decides to send Jackie over to the States with Operation Peter Pan. But will Jackie ever see her family again? Both girls band together to bring the rest of their family to America. Farewell Cuba Mi Isla  is a moving, authentic book chronicling the impact of Fidel Castro’s communist regime in Cuba.

Wink

Published: March 31, 2020

When Ross is diagnosed with a rare lacrimal gland cancer (in his eye), it’s like a new trial for his seventh-grade existence. Add to that the fact that his mom died from cancer years before, he’s going blind in one eye, his best friend is moving away soon, and mean kids at school are making terrible memes about his illness, and you have a dumpster fire of a year waiting to happen. Or is it? Wink  by Rob Harrell is a brilliant, funny, and thoughtful middle grade book about navigating a cancer diagnosis in 7th grade.

Kyra, Just for Today

Kyra, Just for Today

Published: March 5, 2024

In this companion to A Song Called Home , Kyra’s mother is an alcoholic in recovery. She could always count on having her best friend, Lu — until now. Lu has new friends and splits her time between both friend groups, eventually asking Kyra to join them sometimes. Kyra is also getting bullied for being bigger than most other 13-year-olds. Already, Kyra does so much at home: cooking, and even helping her mom out with her cleaning job. But then her mother starts acting weird, leading Kyra to believe that she’s relapsed. I loved how the author shows readers that recovery is not linear and I enjoyed watching Kyra feel safe in her own skin. Hand to fans of Sumner’s Maid for It and readers who love books featuring food and cooking.

Fox Point's Own Gemma Hopper: (A Graphic Novel)

Fox Point’s Own Gemma Hopper

Published: April 11, 2023

7th grader Gemma Hopper’s mother has left their family. Gemma lives with her dad, older brother Teddy, and their twin younger brothers. While their dad works overtime to fend for the family materially, Gemma is saddled with caring for the home and her twin siblings while also serving as a ball machine/practice partner for her brother, who’s a baseball prodigy of sorts. One day, while practicing with Teddy, she strikes him out with two impressive pitches, capturing the attention of some scouts from a competitive baseball team. All of a sudden, Gemma now also has star potential. Can both siblings find a way to work together? This is an engaging graphic novel about family (absent mothers), baseball, and  sibling relationships . 

The Braid Girls

The Braid Girls

Published: June 13, 2023

In  The Braid Girls , Maggie’s summer is off to a rocky start when her parents announce that she has a half-sister—a daughter her father never knew about until now. Callie’s presence throws off soft-spoken Maggie’s dynamic with her outspoken best friend Daija, even more when Callie joins their hair-braiding business. This is a sweet, relatable middle grade  book about sisterhood , entrepreneurship, and finding your voice.

No Matter the Distance

No Matter the Distance

  Published: February 21, 2023

This book centers on young Penny, a middle schooler with cystic fibrosis. Penny has to take digestive enzymes and do her breathing treatments to help her lungs get rid of mucus that affects her breathing. While her CF case is relatively mild-moderate, she still struggles with being chronically ill. One day a dolphin shows up in the lake near their house and Penny feels a strong connection with the animal. It turns out the dolphin (whom Penny names Rose) is also sick and needs to return to her pod to get better. Penny may be the only one who can help the scientists take Rose back. But can she do that, when she feels so drawn to the animal? No Matter the Distance  is a beautiful  middle grade verse novel  about living with cystic fibrosis and finding belonging in community.

Morning Sun in Wuhan

Morning Sun in Wuhan

Published: November 8, 2022

I’ve had  Morning Sun in Wuhan  on my radar for a long time because it’s set in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic (and mostly because of the cover). 13-year-old Mei loves cooking and playing a cooking video game with two of her friends. She lives with her physician dad and is still grieving the loss of her mother. Her life suddenly turns upside down when a new virus starts killing people in her hometown Wuhan. Her dad is stuck working at the hospital and leaves Mei at home when the city is locked down. Can Mei cope with the pandemic — and find a way to help others around her? Morning Sun in Wuhan  is a fascinating, insightful middle grade account depicting the genesis of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan. 

Absolutely, Positively Natty

Absolutely Positively Natty

  Published: May 9, 2023

Reeling from the impact of her mother’s depression on their family, Natty decides she’s going to be “Good Vibes Only.” She even starts a pep rally club in her cheerless new town. But her pursuit of positivity wears on her friendships and her–until the facade starts to crumble. An insightful exploration of toxic positivity and how kids can manage tough situations instead.

The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn

The Fire, The Water, and Maudie McGinn

Published: July 11, 2023

Maudie is a sweet, autistic girl spending the summer with her dad. When her dad’s home is razed in a California wildfire, they move to the small beach town where her father grew up. Throughout the summer, as Maudie makes new friends, starts learning to surf, and enters a surfing contest, a secret tugs at her–one her mother has asked her to keep from her dad.  The Fire, The Water, and Maudie McGinn  is a vivid, triumphant, and authentic coming-of-age story about discovering one’s inner strength.

A Work in Progress

A Work in Progress

Published: May 2, 2023

Will feels like the only chubby kid in his class and feels insecure about his weight. Add to that the bullying he faces and his observations of his mother’s attitude toward food, and he falls into a pattern of disordered eating and over-exercising. Thankfully, a budding friendship with a new classmate changes his view. This is a great book about body image issues, and it’s done in an illustrated verse format that I think kids will love.

The Widely Unknown Myth of Apple & Dorothy

The Wildly Unknown Myth of Apple and Dorothy

Published: September 19, 2023

Apple and Dorothy are half-gods, descendants of the Greek gods Zeus and Hera and Pandora, respectively. When Dorothy’s mother refuses to return to Olympus one solstice, she becomes a full human and is soon killed in a car accident, leaving Dorothy and her father grieving. Motivated by a promise she made to Dorothy’s mother, Apple befriends Dorothy. But when the gods rule that all half-gods must return home to Olympus and take their place as gods or remain human, Dorothy chooses Earth, to Apple’s dismay. Apple’s fear of losing Dorothy leads her to make a decision with terrible consequences. As a non-fantasy reader, I loved this book — how clever, creative, and profound it is, especially in the way it approaches friendship and grief. I think fans of  Greek mythology  will love it.

There they are: 50 of the best books for seventh graders! I hope you find something appealing for your kids. If you’d like more upper middle-grade book recommendations, here’s my list of upper middle grade books .

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November 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm

The only one I’ve read here is Amal Unbound. So good! 🙌

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Another handy list! I’ve read a few of these and a few are new to me. I should really check out The Prettiest. The Story That Cannot Be Told caught my eye. (BTW, you have the description for One Last Shot underneath Serena Says).

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Hi Jenna! Thank you so much for your kind comment. Yes, you’ll love THE PRETTIEST! And thanks for the heads up, I’ve fixed that mistake now 🙂

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There are so many upper middle grade books for 7th graders in middle school ages 12 and 13, so how do you find the best book reading choices for your 7th grade student or child?

Using my background as a teacher, parent, and book reviewer, I’ve written a curated list of my top book picks with reviews for 7th graders to help you find good middle-grade books for 7th graders with different interests, topics, and genres!

I update this book list on a monthly basis to include the newest releases. Last updated November 2023!

Top 7th Grade Fantasy Books

  • Amari and the Night Brothers  by B.B. Alston
  • The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice by John A. Flanagan
  • Willa of the Wood  by Robert Beatty
  • Once There Was  by Kiyash Monsef
  • An Ember in the Ashes  by Sabaa Tahir
  • Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga  by David A. Robertson
  • Legend of the Dream Giants  by Dustin Hansen 
  • Unwanteds  by Lisa McMann

Best Books for 7th Graders (12 Year Olds)

For a bit easier books, read the  Best Books for 6th Graders, 11 Year Olds . Also, look for the label SHORT by the genre tag to find books that are shorter reads.

For short nonfiction books, which I love giving to readers,  try this book list .

Best Coming of Age Books for 7th Grade Boys and Girls

  • How to Stay Invisible  by Maggie C. Rudd
  • The Probability of Everything  by Sarah Everett
  • The Fire, The Water, and Maudie McGinn  by Sally J. Pla
  • Rain Rising  by Courtne Comrie 
  • A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness
  • House Arrest  by K.A. Holt (verse)
  • Starfish  by Lisa Fipps
  • No Place Like Home  by James Bird
  • Orbiting Jupiter  by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Rare Birds  by Jeff Miller
  • Across the Desert   by Dusti Bowling 
  • Maybe He Just Likes You  by Barbara Dees
  • Sara and the Search for Normal   by Wesley King
  • Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel  by Jason Reynolds 

What if my 12 year old needs harder books?

For more challenging books, check out my  Best Book for Teens list   or  Challenging Books for Young Advanced Readers .

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What are the best book series for 7th graders.

  • Best Book Series for 7th Graders

Best Books for 7th Graders (12 year olds)

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Amari and the Night Brothers  by B.B. Alston FANTASY   Fantastic fantasy world-building, excellent writing, a strong Black female heroine, and a surprise plot twist ending are just a few reasons you’ll love this book.  Amari’s beloved older brother has vanished but she gets a virtual message from him revealing that she’s a magician and will get to attend a secret magician school. At the school, she discovers she’s actually an outlawed dark magic magician. Amari knows she’s not evil and is determined to prove it and stay in the school so she can find her missing brother who used to attend there.

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How to Stay Invisible by Maggie C. Rudd REALISTIC A heartbreaking and hopeful survival story . Raymond’s neglectful parents abandon him completely so he takes his dog Rosie, and they set up camp in the woods behind his middle school. There, he survives on his own, foraging in dumpsters and fishing for food as he continues to attend school. When a playful coyote hurts Rosie, he meets an old man who helps them both — which is especially significant because it’s over the Christmas break when he can’t get dumpster food from school. Raymond doesn’t want to tell anyone, including the old man or his two friends at school, what he’s surviving, but the truth comes out when another boy discovers his campsite and a snake bite almost kills him. HOW TO STAY INVISIBLE is a powerful story of grit, survival, and longing for family.

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Allies  by Alan Gratz HISTORICAL FICTION Written from many different voices about one day in history, readers easily can see the massive amount of cooperation, planning, and troops from different countries involved in D-Day  (when the Allies invaded France at Normandy.) We hear from an American teenage soldier who was born in Germany, a French Algerian girl whose mom who is a recently captured spy,  a Canadian paratrooper who lands in the wrong spot, and an American black medic. It’s violent and disheartening yet despite terrible losses, racism, and injuries, the fighters persist despite everything to accomplish their goal — to take back the area for the Allies. What an incredible retelling of this day!

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Ali Cross  by James Patterson MYSTERY ADVENTURE If you want an enthralling adventure & mystery book for 7th graders that you can’t put down, read this one next.  It’s Christmas Eve. Ali’s friend Gabe is missing, his FBI-agent dad is falsely accused of murdering an old man, and someone broke into their house while they were at church and stole his dad’s service weapon. Ali knows he has to try to fix things, starting by finding his friend Gabe. Don’t miss book two,  Like Father, Like Son .

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The Probability of Everything by Sarah Everett REALISTIC (For this book review, I’m not going to tell you too much about the story– because it would spoil your reading experience.) Kemi adores her close-knit family, her African American artist mom, her baby sister, a baby sibling on the way, and most of all, her beloved Nigerian dad. When an asteroid threatens everyone on Earth with imminent death, Kemi and her family leave for her cousins’ house, where she starts a time capsule. The exceptional storytelling is emotional (I cried SO MUCH) and important with themes of family, racism, and values. A must-read, must-experience-for-yourself-kind-of book.

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The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity written by Nicholas Day, illustrated by Brett Helquist NONFICTION You will love the incredible writing, the fun illustrations, the biographical information about the curious, brilliant, and distractable Leonardo Da Vinci, the other art heists from the poorly guarded Louvre (one involving Pablo Picasso), the burgeoning science of fingerprints to replace France’s ear-measuring methodology and the surprising, eventual discovery of the Mona Lisa. Interestingly, the Mona Lisa wasn’t a well-known painting until this art heist in 1911. And the Louvre wasn’t well-attended until after this dramatic theft. The theft was dramatic because the thief simply walked out with the stolen painting tucked under his shirt. Highly recommended!

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Louder Than Hunger  by John Schu REALISTIC   VERSE After facing relentless bullying, middle schooler Jake’s mean Voice is the loudest thing he hears. Soon, Jake trusts the Voice and listens to it when it tells him he needs to be thinner, he shouldn’t eat, he shouldn’t trust anyone, and nobody loves him.  His  anorexia  gets so bad that he’s hospitalized with the Voice sabotaging him every step of the way. But after months of struggle, Jake finds a glimmer of hope and it makes all the difference.  The writing is exquisite  — every word, every line break, every capitalization, every bit of dialogue brings us on this painful journey.

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Rain Rising  by Courtne Comrie  REALISTIC RAIN RISING is a multilayered story about mental health , racism, family, friendship, and self-love — with a main character that you’ll cheer on through her complicated growing-up journey.  Rain’s older brother Xander gets brutally attacked and barely speaks anymore. Rain can barely cope. In an after-school group, she starts to make new friends, and she slowly finds her way back to health through therapy and group support. Intense and heartbreaking and heart-putting back together, This good book for 7th graders is important, beautiful, and hard to put down.

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Max in the House of Spies: A Tale of World War II  written by Adam Gitwitz HISTORICAL FICTION Max is a super-smart  Jewish  boy living in Germany during World War II. He loves his family and tinkering with radios. Then,  his parents send Max to safety on the Kindertransport.  He’s joined by two personality-filled (grumpy) mythical creatures, a dybbuk and a kobold, living on his shoulders. Once in England, Max’s sole focus is returning to Germany to help his parents. His clever tactics impress the British spies, and the government agrees to recruit Max if he can pass their rigorous spy training. Brilliant, exciting, and funny!

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A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Jim Kay MAGICAL REALISM Worth reading and rereading because there are layers of meaning, skillful writing, and a haunting truthtelling that resonates with us all.  Ever since Conor’s mom got breast cancer, a wild, ancient tree monster visits Conor’s nightmares.  The monster demands that Conor admit the truth about his mother, but Conor refuses. In the awake world, Conor moves in with his cold, unfriendly grandmother. The metaphorical nightmare echoes Conor’s real-world experiences as we journey with him into pain, loss, and eventually, healing. Astonishing and powerful, this is one of the best books I’ve EVER read.

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Gone to the Woods  by Gary Paulsen MEMOIR This is a compelling, disturbing, and hopeful childhood story of hardship and survival  with moments of kindness and time in nature that sustain the neglected, determined young boy. I highly recommend this book for 7th grader book clubs and 12-year-olds who like  survival stories .

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What Happened to Rachel Riley?  by Claire Swinarski REALISTIC / SEXUAL HARASSMENT Stunning, thought-provoking, and anger-inducing,  this is a superbly written story about an ostracized middle school girl and the new student determined to figure out why…It’s about sexual harassment and negligent teachers,  girls touched without consent, and the path out of that shame toward justice and empowerment. I highly recommend this middle grade book for middle school  book clubs  and everyone!

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The Last Cuentista   by Donna Barba Higuera  SCIENCE FICTION Petra is on a spaceship traveling to a new home after the Earth is destroyed.  When Petra awakens, she learns that her parents have been killed and her brother is missing, plus all the other humans’ memories have been erased. Except for her’s! Petra is determined to foil the sinister Collective’s plan to control everyone, but she plays the part of a mind-controlled teenager and secretly shares Mexican cuentos with the other Zetas. Her determination will save not only the Zetas but possibly an entire civilization of settlers. Petra is a brave, fierce girl who shows us that we are less than human without art, music, and stories.  Había una vez…

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And Then Boom  by Lisa Fipps REALISTIC /  POVERTY  /  VERSE Joe experiences so many bad things that his first person narration takes us on an emotional, difficult journey that sometimes is hard to read.  And then, boom! Even more bad things happen. (IKR?) When his mom abandons him again, he lives with his grandma in her trailer home where he’s happy and finally has food. Until,… I’m not going to spoil it for you. But Joe finds kindness from his friends, the manager of the trailer park, and the dog that he rescues. Written in first person verse,  And Then, Boom!  takes readers on an emotional journey of heartbreak to hope about poverty, friendship, family, kindness, and love.

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The Night War   by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley HISTORICAL FICTION When the French in Paris round up the Jews for Nazi prison camps, Miri and her neighbor’s baby escape with the help of a Catholic nun.  To help them survive, Miri is renamed and sent to a Catholic school for safety and her “baby sister” is adopted by a Catholic family. At the school, Miri begins to help other Jews flee Nazi-controlled France and is helped by the complicated ghost of Catherine de Medici, who thinks Miri is her gardener. But when Miri finds out that her little sister is about to be baptized, she plans their escape for the next day. Miri is a heroic main character with an emotionally compelling story.

100 Best Books for 6th Graders (Age 11 – 12) DUET FOR HOME

A Duet for Home  by Karina Yan Glaser REALISTIC /  HOMELESSNESS A powerful story with complex, three-dimensional characters about grief, family, community, and homelessness. When their family becomes homeless after her dad dies, June helps her little sister and non-speaking mom get settled at Huey House.  Despite the shock of their new situation, June finds kindness from many of the people at the shelter. But when Mrs. G, their social worker gets fired for not agreeing to the city’s new homeless policies, June helps organize a protest and discovers that home isn’t a place and family isn’t always blood.

100 Best Books for 6th Graders (Age 11 – 12)

The Brave  by James Bird REALISTIC When Collin, a neurodiverse boy, gets kicked out of another school, his neglectful father sends Collin to live with his mom.  Collin has never met his mother but he’s curious to meet her and live on the Ojibwe reservation. Living with her is a totally different experience than his previous home — because with his mother, he’s welcomed and not judged. He befriends the neighbor girl who teaches Collin how to be brave. Which he needs. And so does she because she’s going to be a butterfly soon…

100 Best Books for 6th Graders (Age 11 – 12) MAYBE HE JUST LIKES YOU

Maybe He Just Likes You  by Barbara Dees REALISTIC Middle schooler Mila is feeling trapped— a group of basketball-playing boys is getting too close, grabbing her, touching her, and then telling her that she’s imagining it.  Ignoring doesn’t stop the behaviors, neither does telling an adult, telling her friends, or wearing baggier clothing. Now her toxic friend Zara is acting mad and jealous that Mila’s getting the boys’ attention. Unexpectedly, Mila finds her strength when she starts karate classes. That helps her find what works to put a stop to the harassment.  This is one of the essential books for 7th graders; it should be shared widely with middle school boys and girls. 

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House Arrest  by K.A. Holt REALISTIC You’ll feel so many emotions reading this tender, heartwarming story that shows a brave boy who feels anger, fear, worry, and love over his challenging situation.  Timothy is under house arrest for the next year, living with a brother who needs constant medical care, and feeling so much pain over his big life changes.  Part of his year-long punishment is to meet with a probation officer, meet with a therapist, and write in a journal which is the book we’re reading. When his little brother gets assigned an abusive new nurse, Timothy feels like even if he gets thrown in juvie, he must do something drastic to help his brother. Written in poetic verse , this great book speeds along and pulls your heart along with it.

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Enemies in the Orchard written by Dana VanderLugt HISTORICAL FICTION If you love reading the poetry of a novel in verse, you must read this lovely middle-grade historical fiction story about a time during WWII when German Prisoners of War were shipped to the U.S. to become laborers . 13-year-old Claire’s dad needs help with their orchard for the apple harvest, so he hires the enemy POWs. Narrated in dual points of view, Claire forms a tentative relationship with a German teenager named Karl, a boy who struggles with his Nazi past, wants to do better, and dreams of life after the war. Claire dreams of continuing her education to become a nurse and hopes her brother will return home safely from the war. VanderLugt deftly weaves reckoning, relationships, grief, and forgiveness through this heartfelt narrative. Highly recommended!

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Sona and the Golden Beasts  written by Rajani LaRocca FANTASY In a world divided by race, Sona rescues a forbidden but sacred wolf pup with golden ears chased by a hunter. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the pup and steal its gemstone. To save the wolf, Sona flees to her grandmother’s after learning that she’s an illegal child of both the ruling class and the persecuted class. To save her sick grandmother from the goldstorm, Sona and her mistrustful cousin travel across the country to find the sacred drops that are only given to the worthy and give them to her grandmother.  It’s an exciting adventure in a unique world reminiscent of India’s history in which our heroine faces moral quandaries, the complexities of humanity, and the power of forgiveness and kindness. 

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The Girl Who Sang: A Holocaust Memoir of Hope and Survival   written by Estelle Nadel, Sammy Savos, and Bethany Strout, art by Sammy Strout HISTORICAL FICTION In this true story of the  Holocaust , Enia lived a carefree life of family and singing in Poland.  But everything changed when she was seven years old, and the Nazis came. The Nazis took her father, who was never seen again and the rest of her family fled into hiding. Kind neighbors hid Enia’s family in an attic, but soon, it was only Enia and her brother in hiding for several years. Despite deaths, betrayal, and years of hiding, Enia’s survival instincts carried her through. This is a beautifully crafted historical fiction graphic biography for ages 10+. It’s  an emotional journey of survival, love, and hope  in the most harrowing times. I highly recommend this  graphic novel , now more than ever.

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Hands  by Torrey Maldonado CONTEMPORARY (SHORT) Trev thinks a lot about throwing hands.  He starts learning how to box so he can protect his mom and sisters when his stepdad gets out of jail. But when his Uncle Larry, Quick and Uncle Frankie all ask him why and encourage him to use his brain, Trev sees how fighting could make things even more of a mess. And that if he wants to have a future, he can use his hands differently than fighting, including for his drawings. Maldonado writes shorter books so keep that in mind if your 7th grader is looking for a short book.

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The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice  book 1 by John A. Flanagan FANTASY Will is apprenticed to become a Ranger, a job he’s unsure about. But as he develops a relationship with his master and learns what being a Ranger is all about (spying for the kingdom,) and comes to embrace his new life. When an old enemy of the kingdom sends out dangerous beasts to attack Will’s master, Will is instrumental in getting help and killing the creatures.  Action, fantasy, adventure, friendship, excellent writing — this book series has it all!   Ranger’s Apprentice  is a must-read, mesmerizing epic fantasy.

100 Best Books for 6th Graders (Age 11 – 12)

Starfish  by Lisa Fipps REALISTIC / BODY IMAGE & SIZE /  VERSE Heartbreaking and inspiring, this poignant book for 7th grade readers in verse shows a girl who learns, after years of fat-shaming and bullying, to define herself  not  based on what others say but on who she really is.  Ellie’s mom won’t buy her new clothes because she thinks it encourages Ellie’s weight gain and is pushing for a dangerous gastro-bypass surgery. Fortunately, Ellie gets support from an understanding therapist who helps her move from powerless to powerful — and accept herself as she is–beautiful and worthy. 

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Shark Teeth by Sherri Winston REALISTIC FICTION A deeply moving story of 12-year-old Sharkita, who has been in and out of  foster care  since she was three and is the primary parent for her two younger siblings , one of whom has special needs. Returning home from foster care, Sharkita hopes things will be different but is waiting for her mama to be herself again, leaving them alone for days and drinking too much. When her best friend convinces Sharkita to go out for twirling with the cool new Vice Principal coach, it’s the first time she’s done something for herself and not her siblings. Then, when the unthinkable happens, Sharkita’s life of constant crisis and debilitating anxiety is revealed…and  maybe the worst thing ever will lead to something better.

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Code Name Kingfisher  written by Liz Kessler HISTORICAL FICTION WWII Written from four points of view (which WHAT A FEAT!), this  middle grade historical fiction novel is moving, well-written, and fascinating. In the present day,  Liv gets a school assignment to research her family history, but her Bubbe, who is in a nursing home, won’t talk about her past. When Liv and her classmate clean out Bubbe’s attic, they discover pieces of Bubbe’s secret past. In the past, Bubbe aka. Mila is a Jewish girl in Holland sent with her sister to live with a Christian family for safety. Mila’s sister writes diary entries about joining the resistance and taking dangerous risks to save Jewish children. Learning about her heritage and how her Bubbe and her sister stood up to the Nazi bullies gives Liv the courage to do the same in the present day. Incredible.

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Telephone of the Tree  written by Alison McGhee REALISTIC / LGBTQ+ Tear alert–this book will make you cry SO HARD! Ayla always relied on her friendship with her nonbinary best friend Kiri who is gone. Ayla is waiting for Kiri to get back. When a telephone appears on her tree, she wonders if it’s magic. It seems to help people who stop to talk to their loved ones who have died. Ayla refuses to use the telephone for a long time. When she does accept what happened,  it’s heartbreaking to witness her grief.

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The Songbird and the Rambutan Tree  by Lucille Abendadon HISTORICAL FICTION Set in the Dutch East Indies during World War II, this is a stunning based-on-a-true story about friendship, survival, grief, prejudice, and equity.  Emmy’s best friend is Bakti, a Javenese boy whose mom cooks for Emmy and her dad. She’s shocked to learn Bakti’s angry because he can’t go to school and his support for the Japenese invasion. When the Japanese invade, they separate Emmy from her dad, and she’s sent to a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp for several years. As she survives the camp’s death and starvation and befriends her former enemy, she learns what’s important. It’s a moving story with an interesting history that I couldn’t put down!

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Willa of the Wood  by Robert Beatty HISTORICAL  FANTASY Set in the time of early American settlers, this is  a beautiful story of love about a night spirit who is still connected to the powerful wood magic of her ancestors . When Willa accidentally discovers that her clan is keeping human captives and forbidden technology, her Faeran clan leader wants her dead. Fleeing the danger of her home, Willa cautiously observes a human man, slowly learning to trust him. When she realizes that one of his children was one of the human captives she saw, Willa knows she must return to her clan and make things right.

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No Place Like Home by James Bird REALISTIC / HOMELESSNESS / OJIBWE Beautiful character development, vivid details, and a strong narrative voice draw you into this story about homelessness, Ojibwe culture, growing up, family, and the love of a dog. Based on James’ childhood, Opin is a sweet, hopeful boy who lives with his mom and his older brother in their car, traveling from city to city. He adores his mother, but he’s scared of his angry, violent older brother, who comes and goes as he pleases. When Opin finds a hurt dog, the love of a dog fills a friend void for Opin–until his brother takes the dog away. Despite the challenges of Opin’s life, beauty and joy are threaded throughout this compelling story that is one of the best of 2023. *Sensitive readers, there are a few swear words.

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Rare Birds by Jeff Miller REALISTIC / SAD 288 pages Graham’s mom moves them to Florida to wait for a heart transplant. When his mom gets approved, Graham stays with his mom’s friend and his angry son. Fortunately, at the hospital, he befriends a girl named Lou. When he finds his mom’s rare bird journal, Lou helps him search for the last bird on the list–the Snail Kite. But because there’s prize money for finding the bird, bully kids not only thwart them but endanger them–stranding Lou and Graham in a swamp with a giant alligator and no cell service. The friends’ search is filled with challenges, which they face with bravery and determination, including the truth about Lou. I loved the two-page chapter lengths and the emotionally resonate story of friendship and family that will make you cry.

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Free Lunch  by Rex Ogle REALISTIC / MEMOIR Powerful, memorable, and beautifully written for mature readers,  Ogle writes about surviving his poverty and violence-filled childhood. It’s sixth grade, and every lunch, Rex must loudly announce to the hard-of-hearing lunch ladies that he gets free lunch. Not only is Rex shamed by free lunch but also his outfits and constant hunger and violent home life. It’s ultimately a story of survival that may be relatable to some readers and will build empathy in others.

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Ghost Boys  by Jewell Parker Rhodes REALISTIC This book brilliantly  addresses the very real issue of police violence against black children , but it does not vilify or stereotype. The author shows us the complexity of issues and the humanity of a police officer from the perspective of his daughter. After Jerome is shot by her father, he becomes a ghost. Sarah, the policeman’s daughter, is the only one who can see and talk to him except for the other ghost boys who were also killed in racially motivated violence. It’s a well-written, fast-paced read but one that is going to stay with you as you ponder the important topics it addresses.

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Lockwood & Co The Screaming Staircase  by Jonathan Stroud GHOST ADVENTURE Dangerous ghosts and spirits are appearing everywhere in London, but only certain kids can see them.  Teens Lucy, Anthony, and George badly need money for their ghost-hunting agency, Lockwood & Co., so they take a perilous job that, if the ghosts have their way, may just be their last. It’s also a  book made into a Netflix show !  BOXED SET.

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus  by Dusti Bowling REALISTIC Aven Green is used to making up creative stories for why she doesn’t have any arms. Especially now in Arizona where her parents are the new managers of a rundown theme park. She befriends a boy at school who, like her, feels different and isolated from the other kids. His name is Connor and he has  Tourette Syndrome. Together, he, another new friend named Zion, and Aven investigate a mysterious storage shed that connects to Aven’s past.  This story is about restorative friendship,  facing your fears , and discovering your true (significant) potential.  

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Once There Was  by Kiyash Monsef FANTASY This brilliant book mesmerized me from the first page with layered storytelling, plot twists, and surprises. Marjan’s alone and the owner of her dad’s veterinary practice since he died, even though she’s only a sophomore in high school. When asked to help a sick gryffin,  she’s shocked to discover her father’s secret job as a mythical creature vet.  She tries to unravel the lies and secrets in her father’s life, including if he was murdered, but the world of magical creatures is confusing and filled with trickery. Marjan isn’t sure if she can trust her instincts about right and wrong…and she feels like she’s missing part of herself. Woven within the narrative story are her father’s Iranian folktales about mythical creatures. Worth every page!

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Black Bird, Blue Road  by Sofiya Pasternack  HISTORICAL FANTASY Set in the historical Turkic Jewish empire of Khazaria, Ziva’s beloved twin brother with leprosy continues to deteriorate , and she learns he’ll be taken by her uncle, so she steals him away to search for a cure. Along their journey, they meet a half-demon boy who tells them about a mythical city where the Angel of Death can not enter. They journey toward the city and Ziva clings to the hope that the city will be the answer to everything. She’ll bargain and beg with Death, but ultimately, she’ll have to accept that in life, we all must die. This feels like an epic adventure and will sure to be a favorite new book.

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An Ember in the Ashes  by Sabaa Tahir HISTORICAL / FANTASY Part historical (ancient Rome) and part fantasy, Elias and Laia live in a world that enslaves them both in different ways — Elias with fighting and Laia with serving and spying.  This is an epic page-turning series with lots of mystery, action, and a hint of romance.  It’s SO good that it’s one of the most popular YA books right now but one that could be read by younger readers in 7th grade.

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The Fort  by Gordon Korman (his 100th book!) REALISTIC Tension-filled, disturbing, and powerful, this story alternates the points of view of a group of boys who are each dealing with their own struggles including poverty, OCD, bullying, and domestic abuse.  When the boys discover an abandoned bomb shelter in the forest, they make it their fort, which becomes a special and safe place. When one boy, the outsider who isn’t friends with everyone yet, figures out what’s happening with the abused boy who is secretly sleeping in the fort, all the friends try to help him, but it’s tricky and complicated.

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Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga  by David A. Robertson FANTASY /  INDIGENOUS CULTURE Foster  kids with Indigenous heritage , Morgan and Eli, discover a portal in the attic leading to a magical world of Cree language and mythology.  It’s a world with talking animals who walk on two legs and need their help. Ochek, the Fischer, asks the kids to end the starving community’s forever winter by finding the human man who stole all the birds and, with them, summer. Their dangerous quest triggers Morgan’s memories of her mother and a new perspective on who she is. The children travel far with their new friends and experience danger and trials in order to save this beautiful world.

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How To Find What You’re Not Looking For  by Veera Hiranandani HISTORICAL FICTION In a beautiful story of family, love, and forgiveness, a Jewish girl named Ariel’s older sister falls in love and runs away to marry a Hindu boy after the Loving vs. Virginia verdict.  Ariel misses her sister terribly, but her parents refuse to talk about her sister or let Ariel have her sister’s contact information. Meanwhile, Ariel’s  teacher thinks she has a learning disability called dysgraphia but Ariel’s mom  refuses to consider it. Her  teacher encourages her to write poetry  which helps her express her feelings.

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Legend of the Dream Giants  by Dustin Hansen  FANTASY Gorgeous, sensory writing fills the pages of this beautifully-crafted story about a young, naive giant named Berg who is searching for his place in the world.  He doesn’t want to be like the monstrous but because he’s so innocent, he’s tricked and becomes a prisoner of a town. This one of my favorite books for 7th graders about trust, hope, belonging, friendship, and truth.

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Steelheart  by Brandon Sanderson SCI-FI I love this unique world with its plot twists and turns. E pics are super-powerful, evil god-like creatures who control the world’s cities . Because David’s father was killed by Chicago’s Epic named Steelheart, David wants revenge. He joins the rebel group, the Reckoners, to learn how to assassinate Steelheart– a next to impossible feat for a regular human like him. This is a page-turning, mesmerizing YA book series.  Boxed Set HERE .

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Children of the Fox  by Kevin Sands  FANTASY ADVENTURE Callan’s a gaffer who joins a group of kids who are hired by a Weaver to steal something magical called the Eye. It’s a tricky job with not enough time to plan and all the kids know it’s dangerous but the monetary reward is too tempting. The misfits use their individual skills including climbing, mapping, acrobatics, and knife throwing to plan a heist in less than a week.  It’s an exciting, complex, and unexpected plot involving magic and mythological gods from the stories with themes of problem-solving, friendship, and trust that ends with both an amazing resolution  and  a cliffhanger. 

dystopian books for middle grade readers ESCAPE FROM ATLANTIS

Escape from Atlantis  by Kate O’Hearn ADVENTURE Don’t miss this wildly inventive, exciting, and thought-provoking adventure.  Riley, her dad, her cousin, and her aunt are sailing in the Bermuda Triangle when they’re attacked by a leviathan. Riley and her unpleasant cousin, Alfie, wake up on an island with overly friendly, rule-centered people including half-animal people. They soon learn the sinister truth of the rule-centric community and are determined to escape. What a great book for 7th graders!

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Across the Desert   by Dusti Bowling  REALISTIC  / DRUG ADDICTION Across the Desert   is a stunning story about a brave girl who has been secretly dealing with her mother’s opioid addiction. Jolene is the only person who knows that her only friend Addie has crashed her ultralight plane alone in the middle of the desert. So Jolene steals her mom’s phone and credit card to takes the bus as close as she can to Addie’s location. On the bus, she meets a kind and helpful teenager named Marty who, despite Jolene’s reluctance and mistrust, helps Jolene.  The story is about trust, relationships, boundaries, addiction, survival, and family; it’s also an emotional journey of inner and outer strength that leads to hope and healing. 

100 Best Books for 6th Graders (Age 11 – 12)

Taking Up Space  by Alyson Gerber REALISTIC  / BODY DYSMORPHIA & EATING DISORDERS Sarah’s mom’s dysfunctional relationship with food is affecting Sarah– who now thinks that her slowness in basketball is related to eating too much or too many “unhealthy” foods, instead of being from the normal growing pains of puberty.  She’s confused, starving herself, and stressed out. Finally, a friend pushes Sarah to get help…and, help is just what Sarah needs to understand the truth about her body, what health truly is, and how her mom’s disordered eating has affected her.  EXCELLENT!

GOOD BOOKS FOR 12 YEAR OLDS

The Fire, The Water, and Maudie McGinn by Sally J. Pla Maudie is an autistic girl staying with her father for the summer but a California fire forces them from their cabin. She and her dad head south to where her dad grew up. A friend sets them up in an old camper at a campground near the beach. While her dad looks for work, Maudie works up her courage to ask an older surfer woman for lessons. She spends the summer worrying about her big secret and learning to surf, hoping to win the beginning surfer competition at the end of the summer. Maudie makes a new friend who is friendly and neurodiverse like her. All of these things help her consider that she is more than what her mom and her abusive stepdad think of her. This is a moving coming of age story of a girl who learns to thrive instead of survive.

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96 Miles  by J.L. Esplin SURVIVAL “ Dad always said if things get desperate, it’s okay to drink the water in the toilet bowl. ” Isn’t this a great first sentence? An apocalyptic event has happened, there’s no electricity, the brothers are alone, and all their dad and their survival supplies are stolen at gunpoint. Now John and Stewart are on the road trying to get to a friend’s ranch for their supplies. It’s not going well–they’ve picked up a girl and her little brother, not to mention Stewart is nonstop fighting with John.  If you like survival stories, sibling stories, and adventure, this is a great choice.

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Attack of the Black Rectangles  by A.S. King  REALISTIC Multi-layered and compelling with themes of censorship, family, crushes, and growing up…  6th grade Mac lives in a town that bans Halloween, pizza delivery, bright house colors, and staying out past curfew. At school, his book group notices that certain words and phrases are blacked out in  The Devil’s Arithmetic  by Jane Yolen. Mac and his friends Denis and Marci decide to find the original and fight back.

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A First Time for Everything  by Dan Santat MEMOIR   In this memoir,  Dan describes a transformative trip during the summer before high school that helped him grow from awkward and insecure to confident and outgoing.  The trip gave the students lots of freedom. He tries beer and cigarettes. He meets a cute girl and finds the courage to get to know her, even sharing a kiss. He falls in love with the cultures and languages, too. Readers will probably want their own European experiences, too. Although, I hope that the kids would be better supervised than Dan was!

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Omar Rising  by Aisha Saeed REALISTIC A superb book of determination, resiliency, and community set in  Pakistan .  Omar gets a scholarship to attend a prestigious Pakistani boarding school, a step in fulfilling his dream of becoming an astronomer and buying his mom a house. But, his hopes are dashed when he’s told that scholarship students must work, must get A+ grades, and can’t do sports or clubs. Omar is grateful for his new friends and teachers but he’s worried he’ll lose it all, so he studies all the time, even asking for tutoring help from the strict headmaster. Despite his efforts, his grades aren’t enough and he gets kicked out. Until, his classmates support him with a walk-out and the headmaster gets the board to change their mind, and the rules.

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The Door by the Staircase  by Katherine Marsh, illustrations by Kelly Murphy  FANTASY / FAIRY TALE Middle schoolers will LOVE this  fantastic  Baba Yaga story about a brave and smart orphan girl, Mary,  who wants a home, even if it’s with Baba Yaga.  She just has to figure out how to be sure Baba Yaga won’t eat her, and she does so with help from her friend Jacob and MAGIC!

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Orbiting Jupiter  by Gary D. Schmidt REALISTIC Joseph is an abused boy with a violent father, a parent at age thirteen, and is now living as a foster kid with Jack’s family on their organic farm . As he learns to trust them, we slowly learn about Joseph’s deep love for a rich girl named Maddie, his daughter named Jupiter, who he’s never seen, and his shattering heartbreak. This is an amazing story– painful yet filled with redemption and hope — beautifully written and one that will give readers so much to ponder.

100 Best Books for 6th Graders (Age 11 – 12) FRONT DESK

Front Desk  by Kelly Yang REALISTIC Mia and her parents have struggled ever since moving to America from China. When her parents take a new live-in job at a motel, they end up working around the clock for very little pay. Mia helps out by working at the front desk. She befriends the weekly tenants and uses her English skills to write letters advocating other people in tough spots— like her uncle whose sweatshop boss has taken his passport and weekly, Hank, who needs a letter of recommendation to get a job.  This book is more than a memorable coming-of-age immigrant story, it’s also about tolerance and diversity and a must-read story you won’t soon forget.

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Winterhouse  by Ben Guterson, illustrated by Chloe Bristol MYSTERY Elizabeth, an orphan, is unexpectedly sent to a large, stately hotel with a kind, grandfatherly proprietor for Christmas vacation. There,  she discovers a magical book, a sinister couple, a family mystery , and a new friend who loves puzzles as much as she does. The writing is mesmerizing, the mystery is fascinating, and the characters are enchanting.

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See You in the Cosmos  by Jack Cheng REALISTIC Luminous and heartfelt, 11-year-old Alex Petroski’s story will grab your heart and expand it.  His dream is to launch a rocket into space with his iPod of recordings about life on earth. The story is a transcription of what he records on the iPod — his solo journey to the rocket convention, the interesting people he befriends on the way and there, his trip Las Vegas to find information about his deceased father, and his unique, innocent perspective that tries to make sense of the world.

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Unwanteds  by Lisa McMann FANTASY In this society, you are sorted as Wanted, Necessary, and Unwanted. Alex is an Unwanted and is sent to die.  But instead of death, Alex is rescued by a magician who has created a secret, magical haven for the Unwanteds where they live and train to use their magic skills. I love the creative magical characters in this world, like Alex’s art teacher — an octagator! Here’s the problem — Alex is a twin whose brother is a Wanted. Alex risks the safety of his new home to see his twin in the old world. His actions reveal the secret world and war breaks out.

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Sara and the Search for Normal   by Wesley King REALISTIC /  MENTAL ILLNESS Sara wants to be cured of her mental illnesses and be “normal” like other kids so she makes rules for herself.  She hates her out-of-control brain but begins group therapy where she makes a friend; a friend who is covered in hidden bruises. Sara and Erin think of themselves as Star Children, kids wth alien DNA. It’s profoundly sad to witness Sara’s self-loathing. For readers, it’s a valuable opportunity to see inside Sara’s mind and how painful it is to have an invisible disease. 

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The Van Gogh Deception  by Deron Hicks MYSTERY  /  ADVENTURE Written like an adult suspense novel, this is one of the best edge-of-your-seat mystery books for middle grade that I’ve ever read.  The author jumps around, showing various incidents and people. You’ll have no idea what is going on or what will happen next. A boy with no memory is found at the National Gallery staring at a Degas sculpture. Strangely, this boy does know a great deal about art and artists. Soon we learn he’s being hunted by a team of professional bad guys. The boy, Art, and his foster sister escape from several kidnapping attempts and begin to unravel who he is and what’s going on.

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Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel  by Jason Reynolds  REALISTIC / GRAPHIC NOVEL An illustrated version of Jason Reynolds’ free verse book about Will, a teenager who witnesses his own brother get shot.  He needs to follow The Rules and take revenge on the killer. But, as he travels seven floors in an elevator, each level provides an encounter with a deceased person, and their conversations halt Will’s plans and reveal to him the bigger story of what really happened with his brother. 

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Bomb  by Steve Sheinkin, illustrated by Nick Bertozzi HISTORY / GRAPHIC NOVEL Three major storylines depict the significant historical events around the making of the atomic bomb : the Germans breaking the atom, the spy who was caught after giving the Russians the American plans for a nuclear bomb, and the American scientists working in New Mexico at a secret site to develop the atomic bomb. The stories are fascinating, more so because they’re based on actual events, but I did get bogged down with some of the science. Sheinkin and Bertozzi successfully capture the urgency scientists felt to compete with other countries and their singular focus.  *some bad language

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Bloom  by Kenneth Oppel SCI-FI Get ready for a wild ride of suspense, action, adventure, science fiction, and coolness!!  Bloom tells the story of three kids who are not affected by the strange-looking plants that appear out of nowhere and take over land all over the world, covering houses and streets, swallowing animals and people but doing nothing to these kids. Scientists figure out that the plants are an alien invasion…and think these kids may be the only chance they have to stop them. To avoid spoilers, I’ll just tell you that it’s an AWESOME story…and ends on a crazy cliffhanger.

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Sky Full of Song  by Susan Lynn Meyer HISTORICAL FICTION Shoshana, her mom, and her siblings flee Jewish persecution in Ukraine in 1905 for North Dakota to a mud house on the plains with her father and brother.  But being Jewish isn’t always accepted, even in this new country. And Shoshana wants to fit in so much that she agrees to participate in the Christmas activities. Ultimately, Shoshana learns (with a little help from her sister Libke) to be proud of being Jewish, even when others don’t accept her. Stunning writing with a loveable main character makes this a middle grade book that you won’t want to miss.

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The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman REALISTIC Set in India, Viji writes this story as letters to you, her little sister Rukku who has intellectual disabilities. Viji tells how the two of them ran away from an abusive father to the big city where they met two friendly brothers and lived with them under a bridge, scrabbling to survive by collecting trash. Their lives are hard but made easier by the two boys, their new “brothers.” When Rukku gets a terrible cough and fever, so does one of the brothers. And what happens next almost destroys Viji. Ultimately, it is the kindness of her new “family” that helps her to see more than misery in the world. It’s an honest, eye-opening story that reveals the plight of many homeless children in India and yet, finds a way to be hopeful, too.

The Crossover BOOKS for kids age 12

Booked  by Kwame Alexander REALISTIC Alexander skillfully writes about the teenage human condition — he just gets it!  12-year old Nick struggles with his parents’ separation, a school bully, and the awkwardness of a first crush.  The only thing that feels right is soccer. That is until he gets injured and can’t play. Written in free verse, this is a lyrical, fast-paced story that feels honest and relatable.

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Wink  by Rob Harrell REALISTIC / CANCER A funny cancer memoir for kids who like humorous but emotion-filled stories.  When Ross is diagnosed with a rare kind of tumor, he immediately starts radiation treatment. His eye is goopy, he has to wear a hat, and his hair starts falling out in clumps– made funny with his cartoon drawings. A goofy, kind-hearted radiation tech gets Ross interested in alternative punk music, and in order to impress a girl, Ross asks the tech for guitar lessons. Turns out, the guitar and his new music, help Ross both express his frustrations and find his joy, leading to some surprising results.

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Not an E asy Win  by Chrystal B. Giles REALISTIC Lawrence has been beaten up by a group of bullies, blamed for the fighting, and kicked out of the mostly-white school. His Granny tells him he can’t stick around the house. A kind, older neighbor takes Lawrence to his work at the local rec center where Lawrence helps out while doing online school and learning to play chess. P Through the wisdom of his neighbor and learning to focus on chess, Lawrence finds purpose and inner fortitude that leads to his success in life and in chess.  

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Before the Ever After   by Jacqueline Woodson REALISTIC / VERSE Written in verse with precise text, this is an important book to bring awareness to CTE as well as show families in grief.  ZJ’s professional football player dad is changing. He’s stopped playing, gets terrible headaches, surprising anger outbursts, and forgets ZJ’s name. ZJ contrasts this with memories of his dad before the ever after; the before dad who played with ZJ, made him breakfast, and treated his friends like family. Now, there are a lot of doctor’s appointments and not much hope. It’s real, raw, and profoundly sad to watch ZJ slowly lose the dad he once knew. 

100 Best Books for 6th Graders (Age 11 – 12) INVISIBLE

Invisible  by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, illustrated by Gabriela Epstein REALISTIC  /GRAPHIC NOVEL Spanish-speaking kids are thrown together to complete before-school community service hours. When the kids notice the  homeless mom and her child living  in a van, they try to help with leftover food. But they get into trouble with the mean cafeteria lady who thinks they’re stealing and watches them like they’re delinquents.  This is a story about kindness, racism, differences, and marginalized individuals — both non-English speakers and homeless individuals.  It’s excellent, and I love the Spanish dialogue written first with English-translated text second.

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Violets Are Blue  by Barbara Dee  REALISTIC  /  DIVORCE  / ADDICTION Wren’s mom is skipping work, sleeping more, and not eating. Despite her mom’s strange behavior, Wren finds purpose in doing special FX makeup. At school, her new friends convince her to do the makeup for the school musical, Wicked. Then, her mom’s situation reaches a breaking point and Wren discovers the secret her mom’s been keeping — she has an opioid addiction. As usual,  Dee writes about difficult topics, in this case, addiction and divorce, in a compelling, relatable story with complex, sympathetic characters, and an interesting plot.

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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks  by Jason Reynolds REALISTIC (SHORT) Ten  short stories tell about the lives of different kids after their middle school  day ends. With complex backstories and incredible depth of character development, Reynold’s fiction feels truthful… so much so that I’m so very glad that I’m not in  middle school  anymore. What kinds of topics are these kids dealing with? Bullying , fear of dogs, parents who have cancer, stealing, comedian goals, OCD, skateboarding, and friendships. Some stories are funny, some are serious, and all ring true.

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Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan GRAPHIC NOVEL / FAIRY TALE In this reimagined Snow White story, set in New York City in the 1920s, Snow White’s dad is a Wall Street king, her stepmother is a Zigfield Follies star, and her seven small protectors are street kids. It’s SO interesting how Phelan uses this historical setting to animate a familiar fairy tale. The black and white illustrations set the tone for this dark story with a happy ending

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Danger and Other Unknown Risks by Ryan North and Erica Henderson review by Jemma Taylor ADVENTURE / GRAPHIC NOVEL This book is genuinely one of my new favorite graphic novels EVER. The world collapsed on New Year’s Day of the year 2000, but not because of technology; because magic became real. Billions died, electricity became a thing of the past, and everyone had to rebuild their lives in the new post-apocalyptic society. Everything sucks, but Marguerite is the chosen one who will save the world. (Or is she?) With visually stunning art, a creative setting, and a fantastic story, I cannot recommend this book enough.

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Night Raven: The Moonwind Mysteries written by Johan Rundberg, translated by A.A. Prime HISTORICAL MYSTERY An excellent, page-turning mystery set in 1880s Sweden about an orphan girl named Mika whose survival skills include an eye for detail, connections, and deductions! After an abandoned baby is dropped into her arms in the middle of the night, a police detective recruits her to assist him in identifying a dead body and then investigating a prison cell — all in pursuit of a copycat serial killer. But Mika realizes it’s not a copycat. In a dangerous game of cat and mouse, she and the detective need to avoid the corrupt prison officials and the serial killer. This observant heroine is my favorite kind — resourceful, aspirational, and interesting. I can’t wait for more books in the series. (Sensitive readers: Includes the word cr*p.)

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Sweep  by Jonathan Auxier HISTORICAL MAGICAL REALISM Set in Victorian London, this is a beautiful, bittersweet story about a plucky girl and her protector  golem .   When another sweep tries to burn Nan alive, a charcoal golem emerges to save her life. She and her protector golem find a new place to live but must stay vigilant so her old master doesn’t find them. On their own, they are helped by a street boy and a kind Jewish teacher. This is an irresistible story that will expand your heart.

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Boy, Everywhere  by A.M. Dassu IMMIGRATION Sami’s family flees from modern Syrian life to detention in England and a new home in England with hateful relatives.  We feel Sami’s emotions every step of this journey — from thinking about playing  video games  and soccer to his worry about capsizing in an overcrowded boat in the ocean and to blaming himself for his mom and sister being at the mall when it was bombed. In sharing his experiences, readers will see how much they can relate to Sami who is just a regular kid trying to be safe.

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Mockingbir d  by Kathryn Erskine REALISTIC Caitlin’s brother Devon is killed in a school shooting, leaving Caitlin, who has Aspergers, to make sense of the world on her own, without his compassionate and understanding guidance.  Her father isn’t helpful, he’s lost in his grief. So when Caitlin reads about grief and closure, she decides to go after closure in a literal, hands-on way. And it will help both her and her father build their relationship and let go of Devon. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read — so powerful and honest.

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The School for Good and Evil   by Soman Chainani FANTASY Two girls are selected to attend the school for villains and school for heroes. Only all your stereotypes will be blown out of the water with which girl goes where.  This book series for 12 year olds will make you think deeply about what makes someone good, friendship, and love.    Boxed Set HERE .

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Thanks for this great list! Have you read My Life As A Potato? It’s a fun one for this age too.

I have seen it but not read it. Sounds like I should! Thanks, Kim!

I love reading so much! I have not seen a majority of these books. I feel that it is has a great variety of books listed. I can’t wait to read these!

I hope you find lots of books that you love!

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Percy Jackson Book 7 – Wrath of the Triple Goddess Release Date

There is good news for fans of the Percy Jackson book series, as Rick Riordan, the author of this best-selling book series, has announced a new book. In this article, we’ll talk about the release date of the upcoming Percy Jackson book 7!

If there is one thing you can say about the Percy Jackson series by author Rick Riordan, it is that he sure knows how to craft an intriguing world combination of myths with modern times. Not only his series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians , but his other series also does a great job at combining mythical stories and bringing them into the modern world.

The last book in the Percy Jackson series was released in 2023, titled The Chalice of the Gods . This book came out roughly fourteen years after the fifth book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, titled The Last Olympian , which was published in 2009.

Based on this, fans were admittedly excited to know whether there would be a seventh book in the series. And it was confirmed recently that Percy Jackson book 7, titled “Wrath of the Triple Goddess,” is coming out next year!

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The release of the 7th book will be a couple of months after the Percy Jackson and The Olympians TV series is released on Disney+. Although the Percy Jackson series is already pretty popular, the TV series will bring it back to the mainstream and generate a lot of hype for the new book.

Now that we know a new Percy Jackson book is releasing next year, let’s find out the exact date of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Wrath of the Triple Goddess !

Percy Jackson Book 7: Wrath of the Triple Goddess Release Date

In late September, soon after the release of The Chalice of the Gods during a launch event, it was announced that the seventh book in the series is all set to come out on September 24, 2024. It would be an understatement to say that fans were surprised and elated by this news.

The first five books of this series were published between 2005 and 2009. These books were The Lightning Thief (2005) , Sea of Monsters (2006) , The Titan’s Curse (2007) , The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008) , and The Last Olympian (2009) .

As we mentioned, there was a fourteen-year gap before the sixth book in the series, The Chalice of the Gods , came out in 2023. So, imagine everyone’s surprise when the sixth book came out, followed by an announcement of a seventh coming in roughly about a year.

Announcement for 7th PJO book “Wrath of the Triple Goddess” at #SALRiordan @camphalfblood @seaweedbrainpod @chbupdates pic.twitter.com/1sUxEgobcT — Taylor (@taytalkz) September 27, 2023

Of course, the author Rick Riordan didn’t retire or take a break in these fourteen years. He was busy working on other books and completing all his other series set in the same world. It’s just that he started working on a new book in The Olympians series and bring all the focus back on Percy Jackson.

Percy’s adventure in book seven will see him continuing to search for recommendation letters for college. He is now a high school senior, so he must get these letters. For someone who is half god, you can bet this isn’t going to be an easy process.

The author hasn’t given much away about the new book yet but has hinted that two specific characters will appear in the book. One is Hecate, the Greek goddess of magic and daughter of Asteria and Perses, while the other is Mrs. O’Leary, Percy’s pet hellhound.

At this point, it is unknown if there will be more books in the series after the seventh book is released. But fans can rest easy that Percy’s story will be continued through book seven, and it’s highly likely that more books will follow!

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What is the Plot of Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series?

The plot of Percy Jackson and the Olympians focuses on a boy named Perseus “Percy” Jackson. He once thought he was an ordinary boy but eventually discovers that he is the son of none other than the Greek God Poseidon.

However, his father was never in his life because he was not supposed to be born after Poseidon made a pact with three other gods not to father any more kids because of how strong they were.

Eventually, Percy goes to Camp Half-Blood, a training facility on Long Island, NY, where other demigods live. He meets two friends there. One is Annabeth Chase, the daughter of Athena, and the other is Grover Underwood, his best friend who turned out to be a satyr and his guardian.

In just the first book, Percy has to clear his name because Zeus, of all gods, suspects him to have stolen his Master Bolt. If he wants to live, he must find the bolt from the real culprits, bring it back to Olympus, and deliver it to Zeus.

Percy and his friends endure many trials and tribulations in the first five books. They must not only protect the camp but also the world.

By the end of the fifth book, Percy, Annabeth, and all the other young demigods team up to stop a dangerous enemy threatening to destroy the mortal world and Olympus. Even after successfully thwarting this dangerous foe, Percy’s life remains complicated.

In the sixth book, The Chalice of the Gods , Percy wants to go to New Rome University, but he soon finds out it’s not that easy.

Poseidon tells Percy that he’ll have to complete three quests for the gods and get their letters of recommendation. These recommendation letters will help him secure admission to the University. Annabeth, his girlfriend, and Grover, his best friend, agree to help him on these quests.

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This plot will be continued in the Percy Jackson book 7 book that is coming out. Depending on how much time this book covers, there might be another book to continue and showcase Percy’s attempts to get these letters so he can get into college.

The Percy Jackson books do a great job of bringing Greek mythology to modern times and introducing them to a new audience. These are targeted toward children and young adults, but many adults enjoy the series and continue to enjoy it to this day.

With the addition of a new TV series, hopes are high that it will bring in even more fans than before. Rick Riordan seems confident that this Disney+ TV series will be much better than the two movies that came out in the 2010s.

Sometimes, when new books are announced, there aren’t many details to share. This includes the release date, but in the case of the 7th book in the Percy Jackson series, we have an exact release date.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Wrath of the Triple Goddess is all set to come out on September 24, 2024, and it will continue the adventures of Percy Jackson and his friends!

If you haven’t read the latest book in the series, you still have plenty of time to get yourself a copy and dive in before the Percy Jackson book 7 is released. This even applies to those who haven’t read any of the books because they are a quick read, and you’d be done with them in less than a month!

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My head is spinning from this past weekend’s rap beef goings-on. I am a very naturally messy person, and Kendrick Lamar’s Bibilical-level roasting of Drake has sated my hunger for drama. Shifting gears a bit, if you, like me, also like your drama in animated form, then you might have already started watching X-Men’97 , so this roundup of merch will do you good.

Now for new books. There’s the historical/contemporary story of queer love in China found in Cinema Love by Jiaming Tang; the fictional rendition of Ella Fitzgerald’s life in Ella by Diane Richards; and a collection of short horror stories set in a reimagined Lagos, Nigeria in Ghostroots by ‘Pemi Aguda.

Romance-wise, Jackie Lau is serving up a sweet rom-com with Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie , and Colm Tóibín’s Long Island takes a look at Irish-born Eilis Lacey as she contends with life in 1970s New York.

As for the books below, there’s Renée Watson’s adult debut, a time-traveling slice-of-life comedy, a time backtracking family saga (that we have an excerpt for), and more.

cover of Skin & Bones by Renée Watson

Skin & Bones by Renée Watson

In Watson’s adult debut, 40-year-old Lena Baker feels like she has things figured out. She’s got besties she kicks it with regularly, and a wedding just a few weeks away. But then a wedding-day confession rocks her world and she finds herself grieving instead of joyful. Now, she has to find ways to continue to support her daughter, educate on the lost history of Black people in Oregon, all while everything she knows about friendship, motherhood, and relationships gets brought into question.

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The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley

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When the United States government established the Red Cloud Agency in 1871, the predecessor of the modern Pine Ridge Reservation, the Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud wanted one B.B. Mills, a white man, to serve as his agent.

The chairman of the Board of Indian Commissioners denied the request, writing that because Mills had a Lakota wife and Lakota children, he was too enmeshed in the Indigenous community to “have either the capacity or the inclination to do any serious work for the salvation of the Indians” and his appointment would risk “perpetuating past evils” (as quoted in The Wyoming History Journal).

Mills died not long after the appointment was rejected, and his widow, Sally Bush Mills, was part of Crazy Horse’s band that surrendered at the Red Cloud Agency six years later.

In short, the ancestors of Billy Mills — an Olympic hero with Lawrence ties, but also the great-grandson of B.B. and Sally Bush Mills — bore witness to pivotal moments in the course of Lakota interaction with the United States.

Speaking of the broader history of his people and others, Billy Mills said, “Conditional treaties were signed. However, those roads became misleading very quickly, cluttered with broken treaties, boarding-school trauma, land theft and genocide.”

That trauma compounded in the ensuing decades, Mills said, and “our elders said it would take seven generations to heal.”

Tuesday’s publication of “Wings of an Eagle: The Gold Medal Dreams of Billy Mills” — a children’s book that retells Mills’ journey from growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation to winning a gold medal in the 10,000-meter run at the 1964 Summer Olympics — is an effort by Mills to positively influence current students who, he said, constitute the “seventh generation” for the Lakota and other tribes.

Mills said he was inspired by reading about Crazy Horse over the years; in addition, he noted, Sitting Bull said, “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”

And Mills’ own father used to tell him, “You have a broken soul, son. Find your dream. It’s the pursuit of a dream that will heal you.”

“I wanted some way to convey that everybody’s dream in that classroom can be achieved, and the most powerful tool in achieving it is them having the dream and believing in the dream, and secondly, is by everybody understanding each other’s diversity,” Mills told the Journal-World. “… Collectively supporting one another, the generations before, the generations that are seventh generation and on, they truly will choreograph the horizon of America’s future.”

The book was co-written by Mills, who attended the Haskell Institute and University of Kansas before his Olympic glory (and is now the namesake of a Lawrence middle school), and author Donna Janell Bowman, with illustrations from S.D. Nelson.

Mills said Nelson was one of his heroes. Nelson made use of the style of late-19th century ledger art created by Indigenous people across the Great Plains.

“It’s very action-oriented, with the background,” Pat Mills, Billy Mills’ wife, said. “And it works perfectly with his book.”

As for Bowman, she came to Billy and Pat’s home in Sacramento, California, with her son and impressed them with her “sensitivity” and “in-depth research.”

“I felt that took so much time, the research she had to do, that she got to know, maybe, me totally,” Billy Mills said. “I’m half Lakota, I’m half white. And she portrayed me so accurately, but I felt that that was possible and it fit my concept of global, national, local unity.”

He said that Indigenous people have told him, “She got it.”

“The first time I read the book, I cried,” he said, “not because of little Billy and the stories, but because Donna Bowman captured the sacredness of the spirit I was trying to portray to young children in the book, the power of ‘we are one.'”

He recounted, as one of the many ways that message has been reflected in his own life, his experience of leaving the Black Hills, “the heart of everything that is” for the Lakota, and then on his way into Japan for the fateful Olympics seeing Mount Fuji and realizing it filled the same role for the Japanese.

On that trip, of course, Mills became the first American to win the 10,000 meters in a canonical Olympic moment when he made a late surge past Ron Clarke of Australia and Mohammed Gammoudi of Tunisia, immortalized by Dick Bank’s commentary: “Look at Mills! Look at Mills!” Mills is still the only American to have taken gold in the event, 60 years later.

Mills, who turned 86 on Sunday, remains quite busy. He co-founded the charity Running Strong for American Indian Youth, which on its website says that Mills travels more than 300 days a year and “visits Native American communities throughout the U.S. and speaks to youth about healthy lifestyles and taking pride in their heritage.”

He was back in Lawrence in May, when he gave the commencement address at Haskell’s graduation.

“I’m home when I’m here (in California),” he said. “I go back to Pine Ridge, I’m home, I sense the culture, the traditions, the spirituality of Lakota. I go to Lawrence, and I see this growing sacredness of unity through diversity, and I’m home.”

In keeping with the value he places on those sorts of cultural exchanges, he and his family will attend the Olympics in Paris, where he hopes to meet as many Olympians as possible from around the world.

“We might be getting ready to turn off the light and put the book away we’re reading at night and it’s midnight,” Mills said. “Well, it’s noon in the Maldives and we get a text from an Olympic colleague of mine. We have friends in multitudes of countries throughout the world, and because of the Olympics we can touch and meet a friend’s friend in every country on the planet.”

In addition, Mills will be donating his Olympic warmup suit to the Olympic Museum, providing for public consumption a memento of the victory that helped send him down this path in the first place.

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FILE – In this Oct. 14, 1964, file photo, U.S. Marine Lt. Billy Mills pulls off a stunning upset by winning the 10,000 meters Olympic race in Tokyo. Mills set an Olympic record 0f 28:24:4, and was the only American ever to win the event.

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E ven if you can’t escape rising summer temperatures to more comfortable climes, you can at least get lost in a good book . The best new books coming in July include Kevin Barry’s Western romance, Lev Grossman ’s reimagining of King Arthur’s legend, and Laura van den Berg ’s unsettling new novel set in Florida’s underbelly.

Keep Shark Week going with shark scientist Jasmin Graham’s debut memoir focused on her work with the most misunderstood fish in the sea. Hit the road with Turkish author Ayşegül Savaş’ third novel, about a couple running into unexpected trouble finding a new apartment for their family. And gaze deeply into beauty writer Sable Yong’s thoughtful essay collection on the role of vanity in today’s culture.

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The Cliffs , J. Courtney Sullivan (July 2)

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A decade ago, best-selling author J. Courtney Sullivan became obsessed with a purple Victorian mansion she discovered while on vacation in Maine. Now, that unique home is at the center of her haunting new novel, The Cliffs. After losing her mother, getting laid off, and separating from her husband, archivist Jane Flanagan returns to her coastal Maine hometown to discover that the long-abandoned gothic house she was obsessed with as a teen has a new owner. Genevieve, a wealthy outsider, has given the once-dilapidated dwelling a misbegotten makeover that she believes has awakened something sinister. In this provocative ghost story that questions how we right our wrongs of the past, the two must team up to rid the mysterious 19th-century home of its spirits and overcome their own demons.

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The Heart in Winter , Kevin Barry (July 9)

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The Heart in Winter, Irish author Kevin Barry’s first novel set in America, is a rollicking romance that is as wild as the Old West where it takes place. In 1891 Butte, Mont., a reckless young poet and doper named Tom Rourke falls in love with Polly Gillespie, the new wife of the extremely devout captain of the local copper mine. The twosome ride off on a stolen horse together toward San Francisco, only to be pursued by a posse of mad gunmen hired by Polly’s husband. In order to survive in this rip-roaring love story, the outlaws make choices they may live to regret.

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State of Paradise , Laura van den Berg (July 9)

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In Laura van den Berg’s State of Paradise, a ghostwriter travels to Florida during an unspecified pandemic to look after her aging mother. But when she arrives, the unnamed narrator discovers that it’s her little sister who really needs help. Struggling to process the death of their father, her sibling has become obsessed with a virtual reality headset that allows her to reconnect with the dead. Then she suddenly goes missing, alongside countless other Floridians, leading the protagonist to launch an investigation into the mysterious tech company behind the headsets. What ensues is a page-turning story about the challenges of learning to let go.

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The Anthropologists , Ayşegül Savaş (July 9)

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Inspired by her 2021 New Yorker short story, “ Future Selves ,” Ayşegül Savaş’ perceptive new novel, The Anthropologists , follows a nomadic couple as they struggle to find an apartment in an unnamed foreign city. Asya and Manu, a documentarian and nonprofit worker, are looking to finally put down roots together in a place that is all their own and nothing like where they came from. But as they tour each real-estate listing, envisioning what their future could look like, something always seems off, and they can’t quite place why. The idealistic lovers find themselves chafing against society’s idea of adulthood and look to kindred spirits—a reticent bon vivant, a lonely local, and their poetry-loving elderly neighbor—in hopes of figuring out how to live a good life.

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Die Hot With a Vengeance, Sable Yong (July 9)

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With her debut essay collection, Die Hot With a Vengeance, Sable Yong looks to understand why vanity is still such a dirty word in a culture so obsessed with beauty. The former Allure editor offers thought-provoking analysis on social media’s impossible beauty standards , the rise of questionable wellness trends , and whether blondes really do have more fun. Going beyond just sharing her insights from working in the industry, she also weaves in stories of her own complicated relationship with self-image as she grew up feeling like an outsider in her mostly white neighborhood. With humor and candor, Die Hot With a Vengeance shows why beauty should be a tool of self-expression, not self-hate.

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The Lucky Ones , Zara Chowdhary (July 16)

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Zara Chowdhary’s debut memoir, The Lucky Ones, is a moving tale of survival that spans more than two decades of anti-Muslim violence in India . As a teenager in the early 2000s, Chowdhary bore witness to India’s worst communal riots in over 50 years, which turned Hindu and Muslim neighbors against one another. Chowdhary offers a harrowing account of the violence that occurred—and continues to this day —between the two groups, tracing the political, economic, and social repercussions of 80 years of ongoing bloodshed.

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Sharks Don't Sink: Adventures of a Rogue Shark Scientist , Jasmin Graham (July 16)

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Throughout shark scientist Jasmin Graham’s riveting debut memoir, Sharks Don’t Sink, she compares herself to the oft-misunderstood titular fish. Despite being denser than water, sharks manage to float because they just keep swimming. Graham had to do the same in order to move up in the white male-dominated profession of marine biology. She shares stories of growing up fishing with her dad and describes her struggle to find her place in academia as a Black woman and how that led her to start Minorities in Shark Sciences , an organization that provides support and opportunities for those underrepresented in the marine science field. Graham also makes the case for thinking about sharks differently, and urges us all to help protect these vulnerable, prehistoric creatures.

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The Bright Sword , Lev Grossman (July 16)

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Best-selling author Lev Grossman, a former TIME critic, is back with a new, sweeping medieval epic that offers a fresh take on the legend of King Arthur . In The Bright Sword, a gifted young knight named Collum arrives in Camelot in the hopes of competing for a spot at the Round Table. Sadly, though, he’s too late; King Arthur died in battle two weeks earlier, and the knights that survived him are more Bad News Bears than Game of Thrones . Still, Collum joins this lovable band of misfits realizing there’s too much at stake, and their fight has just begun. Together, the group becomes Camelot’s only hope of reclaiming Excalibur, reuniting the kingdom, and keeping Arthur’s foes—dastardly half-sister Morgan le Fay, his fallen bride Guinevere, and disgraced hero Lancelot—from reclaiming the crown.

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Liars , Sarah Manguso (July 23)

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In essayist and poet Sarah Manguso’s unflinching second novel, a writer named Jane believes she’s found a supportive partner in John, a visual artist who becomes her husband. But after the birth of their first child, she begins to feel swallowed up by John’s ego. When her own career starts to take off, it’s John who pulls away, leaving Jane to take a closer look at their marriage, which, she realizes, may have never been on solid ground. As she examines the pieces of her life, Manguso’s plucky protagonist makes stirring observations about marriage and identity.

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Catalina , Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (July 23)

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Karla Cornejo Villavicencio’s debut novel follows Catalina Ituralde, a brash undocumented immigrant from Ecuador on the verge of graduating from Harvard. She’s got a stacked resume and pretty good grades, but her immigration status has made her post-grad prospects rather bleak. This is a major problem for Catalina, who takes care of her grandparents on top of everything else. After years of working to infiltrate Harvard’s high society and as commencement looms over her head, she falls for a sanctimonious anthropology student and begins wondering if she’s found a solution to her woes or just another problem. This sardonic, semi-autobiographical novel is sure to delight fans of Elif Batuman’s The Idiot .

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Someone Like Us , Dinaw Mengestu (July 30)

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Dinaw Mengestu’s fourth novel, Someone Like Us , is a beguiling meditation on love, loss, and the need to belong. As his marriage unravels, war journalist Mamush returns to the tight-knit Ethiopian community in Washington, D.C. where he grew up to seek solace. But once there, he discovers that Samuel, his larger-than-life father figure, has unexpectedly died. In hopes of better understanding Samuel, Mamush embarks on a cross-country expedition to trace the older man’s immigration journey—only to unearth a shocking secret about his own lineage.

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They Dream in Gold , Mai Sennaar (July 30)

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Playwright and filmmaker Mai Sennaar’s debut novel, They Dream in Gold, is a tender romance that spans decades, generations, and continents. It’s love at first sight when Bonnie and Mansour, African immigrants abandoned by their mothers, meet in New York in 1968. The two bond over Mansour’s music, a blend of Senegalese gospel and American jazz, which they each believe has the power to change the world. When Mansour goes missing while on tour in Spain, a pregnant Bonnie must team up with his mother, grandmother, and aunt to solve the mystery of his disappearance. In detailing their plight, Sennaar unveils a story about motherhood, the African diaspora, and the resilience of Black women.

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