• What My Ten Year Old Read - 48 Books for Middle Grade - lots of middle grade fantasy, mystery and historical fiction
    book lists,  middle grades

    WHAT MY TEN YEAR OLD READ in the last two months – lots of fantasy and mystery books!

    So, I thought we’d do a reading wrap up for the last two months and since my ten year old has read so many books lately this video is all about what she has read. I recently shared a list of books that I wanted her to read in grade six and even though the summer has just begun, she’s digging into that stack already! Let me know in the comments if you have some recommendations for her for future reads!     MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS MY TEN YEAR OLD RECENTLY READ   It can definitely be hard to keep up with good book recommendations for her, so if you…

  • Family Read Alouds for our Homeschool Year 2021-2022
    audiobooks,  book lists,  elementary,  middle grades

    FAMILY READ ALOUDS: 13 books we want to read in our homeschool in the 2021-2022 school year

    We love a good read aloud in our family and today I am sharing thirteen (not twelve like I said in the video) books we want to read aloud (aka listen to) in the next school year. Now, when I say read alouds what I actually mean is listen tos because I am terrible at reading aloud so we usually listen to our book together as a family while we eat our meals. We use an amazing Bluetooth speaker, we’ve had it for years and only have to charge it about twice a year. Here’s an updated version of our Bluetooth speaker.  My plan is for us to pick and…

  • Middle Grade Books Coming Out in 2021 That I'm Looking Forward to! Middle Grade Anticipated Releases for January-March - Middle Grade books coming out in January 2021, February 2021 and March 2021
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    Anticipated Middle Grade Releases: June-December 2021

    At the beginning of the year I shared a list of middle grade books releasing for the first few months of the year and now I wanted to do a new list for books releasing in the second half of the year! I really like middle grade books as an adult which I think is a good thing because then I can proof-read a lot of books for my kids. There are a number of books coming out in the next few months that are a continuation of a series and I’m doubly excited about most of these because they are in series that I’ve really been enjoying. Before we…

  • Middle Grade Book Recommendations for Grade 6 - a great middle grade book list
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    GRADE 6 BOOK LIST – middle grade books I’m recommending my 6th grader read in our homeschool

    Every year I like to make a book list for my kids. Not really required reads but highly recommended reads. I am excited about this list for my daughter who will be going into grade six in the fall because I enjoy middle grade books and have read most of them on this list and think she’ll really enjoy them! She prefers fantasy and mystery stories but also likes a hard hitting story from time to time. Actually, I think I’m doing pretty well with this list because she’s already snuck a few off my pile and read and enjoyed them. If you have other books to add to this…

  • 12 of the best middle grade books being released in 2021 from March through to June
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    12 of the Best Middle Grade Releases 2021: March – June

    There are so many good sounding books coming out this year! I keep thinking I’ve heard of them all when new ones are announced. There are lots of middle grade books being released from March through to June but these are ones that I’ve heard about and are currently on my radar. It’s not an exhaustive list by any means. I shared a list of books coming out from January through to March already. And then I saw more March releases so I have added them to this list. Are there some middle grade books you know of coming out in the next few months that sound good? Let me know so…

  • Great Middle Grade Books - books to read for grade 4, grade 5 and grade 6!
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    14 Great Novels for Middle Grade

    A couple times a year I like to make a list of the books my kids have each been reading in the last few months. Today I’m going to share some great middle grade books. These are some that my daughter, who is in grade five, has been enjoying lately. Some of these she’s on to the second, third or fourth book in the series already but I’ll just share the info for book one since it doesn’t make sense to share about books that are later in the series. I think these books would be good for most kids from grade four through six (and up, honestly, I’m an…