Over this past year I have read some fantastic middle school books. Some of them I kept back because I knew my boy would like them. The links are to the reviews I did of them. Check them out, they are all interesting good books.
The Great Shelby Holmes. My son just finished this book, it was fun listening to him comments. He kept expecting different things to happen, and then it would happen differently and he’d laugh or moan. It’s good to see lad interact so well with a book.
Lions and Liars. My son enjoyed this book “those boys need to know how to run fast!” was one of his many comments. ” And why did those animals have to escape! Mom it was a mess!” Go read it. 🙂
The Extraordinary colours of Auden Dare is next on his hit list. He’s not entirely convinced that I am right in thinking he’ll like it, but he’s willing to give it a gamble. A world without water, a boy who can’t see colour, and a robot…complete with a mystery… can they solve it?
Snared is one he hasn’t gotten to, or even looked at. But I’m fairly certain he’ll like it. It’s a new genre for him so it will be interesting to see his reaction to it. A boy pulled out of his environment, using a special skill he’s developed, and learning much about the world.
Two different Survivor books which aren’t technically middle school, but I can see middle schoolers liking them. They are really upper elementary. Lost and Overboard. Learn how to survive in a hostile environment. Keep calm, use your smarts, and survive.
Something Rotten I read my lad excerpts of this book and I saw the light of intrigue. I KNOW he will enjoy this non-fiction read. He has an inquiring mind and a love of understanding how things work. So… A fresh look at roadkill is right up his alley.
My son is slowly making his way through Google It. Homeschool friends of ours are waiting to receive it. Told them it might be a while. Learning the history of Google and seeing how a business came together. It’s good stuff.
Bizarre Space, this is another non-fiction read that my somewhat slow reader finished in record time. He SO enjoyed this book and kept telling me the things he was learning. He was so captivated by this book. He told me it was fun to read as well.
Tiny Infinities. I really enjoyed this book and put it in the stash for my lad to read. He gets to it and passes it over so I am not convinced he’s ever gonig to read it. The cover probably just doesn’t work for him. Or maybe it’s more of a girls book than a boys one. I dunno. He just hasn’t gotten there but rest assured, it is a good read. Tiny Infinities is about Alice and her struggles with a divorcing family, a troubled mother, a drive to be on Team A of the swim team, a new friend and… the neighbours next door.
So there you have it, 10 books that your middle school/upper elementary child might enjoy picking up.