Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Middle Grade BTween Books

At the library we’re always trying to find the best ways to serve the community. Sometimes this happens by adding new services, adding collections, or just rearranging furniture or materials. In the past couple months, we've found more and more older children or their parents crossing over from the children's department and coming in to the Teen Room. They're looking for books that are appropriate reads for those more precocious fourth, fifth, and sixth graders who need new, more challenging reading material, but aren't quite ready for some of the more mature titles that make up the majority of the Teen Fiction collection. 

So after a little experimentation, we sorted and shifted the books to create a new section of middle grade books. These are books that we consider PG - with minimal language or suggestive content. We're calling the collection BTween Fiction (Tween was a little too close to Teen for the spine lables) - stories for those not quite kids, not quite teens, but right in BTween! 

Check out a few of the titles in our new BTween collection!

1. Merlin – T.A. Baron 

2. Heartbeat – Sharon Creech

3. The Sky Inside – Clare B. Dunkle

4. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones

5. Sylo – D.J. MacHale

6. Airborn – Kenneth Oppel

7. The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

8. Okay for Now – Gary Schmidt

9. Falling over Sideways – Jordan Sonnenblick

10. Flipped – Wendelin Van Draanen

1 comment:

  1. Flipped hit my radar recently after reading a couple of posts, and we actually had it on our bookshelf from when my daughter was in middle school. I have this queued up for the near future. Uncle Rick and Creech are always great too. I Usually don't read a lot of middle grades, but there are really some amazing books out there for that age group. Wonder was a stand out MG read for me. It blew me away.


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