Middle Grade Book Genre – What’s the best definition for the middle grade book genre? The middle grade book genre is made up of books that appeal to older children to pre-teens (often in the ranges of 8-12). The age of the reader is determined by the age of the main character. The plot conflicts and character issues are relevant to the age of the main character. Suitable issues and conflicts would include, but aren’t limited to: school, sibling rivalry, strict parents, fitting in with friends, and beginning to notice the opposite sex.
Books in the middle grade genre are often 20-40,000 words in length.
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Middle Grade Book Genre – Examples
Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the middle grade book genre.
1. A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
3. Chasing the Prophecy by Brandon Mull
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
8. House of Secrets by Chris Columbus
9. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
10. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
11. Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong
12. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
13. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
14. Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
15. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
16. Savvy by Ingrid Law
17. The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
18. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
19. The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland
20. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
21. The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman
22. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
23. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
24. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
25. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
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