Best Books for Middle School 2015


SLJ School Library Journal has released their best books lists for 2015.  It contains a mix of younger middle school titles, early YA and 2 graphic novels.  At least 7 of the titles contain the issue of bullying (Jellyfish, George, Lost in the Sun, Blackbird Fly, Fish in a Tree, Lost in NYC, and Goodbye Stranger). I’ve read 5 of the books and loved them. Looking forward to the next 5. Check them out. Here they are:

Best Books 2015: Middle Grade

MG_Benjamin_TheThingAboutJellyfish The Thing About Jellyfish
Ali Benjamin. Little, Brown.
MG_Gino_george George
Alex Gino. Scholastic.
MG_Graff_Lostinthesun Lost in the Sun
Lisa Graff. Philomel.
MG_Hardinge_CuckooSong-RV Cuckoo Song
Frances Hardinge. Abrams/Amulet.
MG_Jamieson_Roller_Girl Roller Girl
Victoria Jamieson. illus. by illus. by author. Dial.
MG_Jones_unusualchickens Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Kelly Jones. illus. by illus. by Katie Kath. Knopf.
MG_Kelly_blackbirdfly Blackbird Fly
Erin Entrada Kelly. HarperCollins/Greenwillow.
MG_Marshall_Inthefootstepsof In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
Joseph Marshall III. Abrams.
MG_Hunt_Fishinatree Fish In a Tree
Linda Mullaly Hunt. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks.
MG_Oppel_TheNest The Nest
Kenneth Oppel. illus. by illus. by Jon Klassen. S. & S.
MG_Spiegelman_LostinNYC Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure/Perdidos en NYC: una aventura en el metro
Nadja Spiegelman. illus. by illus. by Sergio Garcia Sanchez. TOON Graphic.
MG_Starmer_Thewhisper The Whisper
Aaron Starmer. Farrar.
MG_Stead_goodbyestranger Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead. Random/Wendy Lamb Bks.
MG_Garcia_gonecrazyinalabama Gone Crazy in Alabama
Rita Williams-Garcia. HarperCollins/Amistad.

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