For the past few weeks, I’ve talked about my biggest book haul ever (over 200 books!) at my local library’s book sale. This week, I’ll be talking about middle grade books that I scored at the sale. I definitely have a soft spot for middle grade and I was lucky to find some great reads at this year’s sale! Here are the middle grade books that I purchased and my thoughts on them:
- Confessions of a Bitter Secret Santa by Lara Bergen
This is a part of the Candy Apple Collection which is a collection of middle grade books targeted towards girls which I absolutely adored when I was younger and now! To see my current ranking of Candy Apple Books, check out my Final Countdown Friday!
- Heroes of America: Martin Luther King Jr. by Herb Boyd
- Heroes of America: Benjamin Franklin by Jack Kelly
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
I’m always on the lookout for Diary of a Wimpy Kid books to add to my collection. I know these will be popular books in my classroom library one day!
- The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes: The Best is Yet to Come by Anne Mazer
- The Ultra Violets by Sophie Bell
- Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
This is a book that I was extremely excited to find at the book sale. This is a newer book and the copy I found was in excellent condition. I didn’t see this on the first day of the sale, so I’m glad that I snagged it on the $5 bag day.
- Johnny Swanson by Eleanor Updale
- Six Innings by James Preller
- The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
- The Meanest Doll in the World by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin
- The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
- The School for Cool by P.G. Kain
- White Fang by Jack London
- The Call of the Wild by Jack London
- 4 Kids in 5E and 1 Crazy Year by Virginia Frances Schwartz
- The Secret Language of Girls by Frances O’Roark Dowell
I’ve seen this book everywhere and remember friends reading it when I was younger. I’m glad that I finally picked it up and can read it for myself!
- The Roald Dahl Quiz Book by Richard Maher and Sylvia Bond
- Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
- Lunch-Box Dream by Tony Abbott
- Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow
- Socks by Beverly Cleary
- Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
- The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
- The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
I really want to read The Chronicles of Narnia series, so I’m happy that I found two of the books at the library book sale.
- The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
- Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
I read both The Wednesday Wars and Walk Two Moons for a course in college and absolutely loved both of them. I’m very happy to add these two books to my collection!
- The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements
- Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit by Paula Danziger
- Time Warp Trio: It’s All Greek to Me by Jon Scieska
What book deals have you found recently?