Welcome to the 2017 middle grade summer reading list! As my regular readers know, I put this list together every year to help you find the best book suggestions across every genre to encourage your kids to really dive into reading this summer.

Looking for perfect book ideas for your tweens? Check out my 2017 middle grade summer reading list with 41 great ideas across every genre!

Middle graders are one of my favorite age groups when it comes to finding books. They’re still at that age where they’re discovering their favorite genre, whether it’s humor, mystery, magical and adventure, or just stories about regular kids coming of age. In honor of that journey of discovery, I’ve broken this list down into a few different genres. With middle grade fiction, sometimes the lines blur from one genre into the next, so it’s not a flawless list. I went with the predominant genre for each book.

After a reader wrote in asking for a printable list of Around the World in 80 Books, I decided to start putting all of my book lists into a printable format. I’m still working on back lists, but going forward, you’ll be able to print out a super simple version of every list. I was going to try to make them all fancy for you, but then I thought about how much ink that would take to print out. Instead, I’m opting for plain old text lists that won’t cost you an entire ink cartridge to print. That way, you have more money for books, right?

Click here to print this list in PDF

 

2017 Middle Grade Summer Reading Book List

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FUNNY BOOKS

  1. Pottymouth and Stoopidir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=2d08a26fe3ffe6da612ff2bef8427329& cb=1497551019530 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by James Patterson- We loved this one! Check out our review along with tips to avoid raising a bully!
  2. The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2: Middle School Mayhemir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f2058a8c6c63a88ed8b360bbeb2b6331& cb=1497551029396 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Rachel Renée Russell
  3. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Madeir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=fcb2a4b55223cc27d2e9614e2fccdbf4& cb=1497551037802 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Stephan Pastis
  4. Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doomir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ffc6b60eeea714a15dc25ee66ee0c289& cb=1497551063174 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Booki Vivat
  5. Gertie’s Leap to Greatnessir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=1789edfc09a8d342e1754cdb93bafbf4& cb=1497553235283 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Kate Beasley
  6. Dork Diaries Books 1-11 ir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=53dd8632f525fce04bf7776967264b25& cb=1497553249083 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will DevourCollection by Rachel Renée Russell
  7. The Mighty Odds (The Odds Series #1)ir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=333981fe5c5619ff63fa621c433247df& cb=1497553257345 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Amy Ignatow
  8. How to Be a Supervillainir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=5fd8a4ed5b4feac6e579733d2e6fbe02& cb=1497553266565 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Michael Fry

MAGIC, ADVENTURE AND FANTASY

  1. The Secret Keepersir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=8e9f8229fdca95666c8cdee2e6a5e156& cb=1497553277329 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka
  2. The Many Worlds of Albie Brightir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=27e892c3eaf1bcd4ad3c5cfcd08ea48a& cb=1497553294671 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Christopher Edge
  3. The Island of Dr. Librisir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=dbac5d1b06c1306e92f5b99ec771caf2& cb=1497553301932 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour Chris Grabenstein
  4. The Lost Kingdom of Bamarreir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=b84ef748eb608081b56b5a5ebba9b793& cb=1497553307499 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Gail Carson Levine
  5. The Wearle (The Erth Dragons #1)ir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f4fef2e1f12b25b1caa8b2f11ed4cf18& cb=1497553316126 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Chris d’Lacey
  6. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2: The Hammer of Thorir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=fe944a0491d6d28b9f4706caac4f6f35& cb=1497553323302 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Rick Riordan
  7. Furthermoreir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=bfc58129fa86615841df850842faa388& cb=1497553329240 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Tahereh Mafi
  8. Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novelir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=d8c318d5763b2bc7484c207a2fb5e8e4& cb=1497553335085 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Melissa de la Cruz

MYSTERY & SUSPENSE

  1. Beyond the Bright Seair?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f5e744a880d2e1569b236e53d8a91e1b& cb=1497553540429 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Lauren Wolk
  2. In Darkling Woodir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=c2eb62c76265434f3a753cf0844c04ed& cb=1497553546794 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Emma Carroll
  3. The Murderer’s Apeir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=6c34fab0de59c0827f04966ab7cb59c2& cb=1497553558049 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Jakob Wegelius
  4. Scar Islandir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=4755dd0031f3d38ea23cf0ebf85c9c74& cb=1497553566207 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Dan Gemeinhart
  5. The Galleryir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ebeb2b3cea52c0bb6312e937730e4fd5& cb=1497553574101 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
  6. The Underdogsir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ddc3eeb976201cb7c05e02a05c6aace1& cb=1497553600970 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Sara Hammel
  7. York: The Shadow Cipherir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=aeeb2758b1ddab18d9abdbc58c862012& cb=1497553606904 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Laura Ruby
  8. Framedir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f4e4d7057cb451846e7fdb40f2f4897f& cb=1497553619122 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by James Ponti

COMING OF AGE

  1. Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
  2. See You in the Cosmos ir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f83a5317b8b12e30204d03dca92ca0ce& cb=1497553635194 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devourby Jack Cheng
  3. Flying Lessons & Other Storiesir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=7c9f40da7f2710d96ef028b9d8467d2d& cb=1497553643389 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Ellen Oh
  4. Midnight Without a Moonir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=b7160a993c3f21650764ff50c49193a3& cb=1497553651668 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Linda Williams Jackson
  5. The Dog, Rayir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=832e78430f2a11b6e4ca7ad607991421& cb=1497553658988 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Linda Coggin
  6. Moo: A Novelir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=a3c879953eb10c4a48cffc04feb96d9b& cb=1497553670664 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Sharon Creech
  7. Rain Reignir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=28f8f60f7bd6d5298b32da7d553d9d40& cb=1497553678454 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour Ann M. Martin
  8. Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earthir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=013a96d7b233cd109213541f0d72d093& cb=1497553685021 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  9. Postedir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=7c88943ee99f288758c40ce794f1f79c& cb=1497553690923 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by John David Anderson

NONFICTION

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  1. Guinness World Records 2017: Blockbusters!ir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ac679792cecdfdaafe1d96d507a366f6& cb=1497553698398 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour
  2. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018ir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=6d104d4636b7fce0ed0ff77f52451581& cb=1497553707632 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour
  3. Minecraft: Guide to Creativeir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=080c9dafc1215b424cf4604ce7363bf5& cb=1497553713112 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour
  4. Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 5 & 6ir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=9f5f2972024c905344ec26b1b31aca7d& cb=1497553721201 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Workman Publishing and Bridget Heos
  5. Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinkingir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=fcf37b3f98be3451dacd1c6cc0d32c72& cb=1497553728406 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Emily K. Neuburger
  6. Weird But True Human Body: 300 Outrageous Facts about Your Awesome Anatomyir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=730765b0278a9d7e230d1f71f83968e8& cb=1497553735036 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by National Geographic Kids
  7. How to be a Scientistir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=702a98b3d7f049ca0b0742bd5c3313f9& cb=1497553741832 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Steve Mould
  8. Junk Drawer Engineering: 25 Construction Challenges That Don’t Cost a Thingir?source=bk&t=prettyopinion 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=de970be0b496e7680fa6b1597b0ff70f& cb=1497553748654 41 Summer Reading Books Your Middle Grade Kids Will Devour by Bobby Mercer

 

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