Summer is here! But, just because school is out, it doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Encourage your kids to keep learning and expanding their imagination through these recommended books for middle schoolers.
“Alone” by Megan Freeman
When 12-year-old Maddie wakes up to a town that’s been abandoned, with no power or internet, she must learn how to fend for herself. With her Rottweiler, George, and plenty of books to read, she faces natural disasters, looters, and wild animals while battling her own loneliness.
“Isaiah Dunn is My Hero” by Kelly J. Baptist
Isaiah is the man of the house after his father passes away. He must care for his little sister and mother. When he finds his dad’s old journal, he draws encouragement and inspiration from the character that is portrayed who gets superpowers from eating beans and rice.
“The Wizenard Series: Training Camp” by Kobe Bryant and Wesley King
A kid’s basketball team that’s in need of some help is magically changed when a new coach arrives. Professor Wizenard teaches the kids to take risks, trust each other, and confront their own struggles to succeed on the court.
“Rebel Spy” by Veronica Rossi
A shipwreck off the coast of Grand Bahama Island in 1776 gives Frannie Tasker the opportunity to escape from her brutal stepfather. For the next three years, she assumes a new identity and learns British secrets she can pass on to George Washington’s Culper spy ring.