5 Middle Grade Books YA Fans Will Love Too

Books YA Fanss Will

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By Kayah Hodge

Travel beyond space and time into these mesmerizing middle-grade worlds that will capture your YA-loving heart. Immerse yourself in lands of despicable dragons and frightening forests. Venture into worlds where fighting ruthless villains in high-stakes battles is tradition. Fly through journeys so engrossing you’ll be gripping the pages in suspense.

Cover of Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable ArtsKelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts by Erika Lewis

From learning the craft of sword fighting to finding her birth parents, Kelcie Murphy is in for a ride when she gains acceptance into The Academy for the Unbreakable Arts. At war with the Otherworld, Kelcie strives for victory on the journey of self-discovery. This action-packed tale balances elements of the human world and the magical school for warriors. The explosive battles governing Kelcie’s fate will leave you on the edge of your seat.


Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians by Brandon SandersonAlcatraz vs the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

When Alcatraz Smedry’s only inheritance, a bag of sand, is stolen by the cult of Evil Librarians, the epic mission begins. This captivating read follows Alcatraz as he uses the ultimate power of shattering objects to conquer his villains. The Evil Librarians undertake lying, deception, and spreading misinformation, but the truth is you won’t want to put this adventurous and hilarious read down.


Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame MbaliaTristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia 

Seventh grade is hard enough without the pressures of negotiating with gods. After the traumatic loss of his best friend, Triston Strong finds himself grudgingly on the path to healing when he’s greeted by a mysterious being. Taken on a voyage through burning seas and faced with iron monsters, Tristan has to overcome hurdles he never anticipated. This spellbinding original is a must-have!


The Jumbies by Tracey BaptisteThe Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste 

One night in the forbidden forest was all it took for Corinne La Mer’s life to change. On a quest to protect her family and island from jumbie domination, Corrine must cast aside all fears and use heroism to save the day. This story, grounded in Caribbean folklore, will take you on a trip through the unimaginable. Dive into the past, present, and future with a copy today!


Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon MessengerKeeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

The power to hear the thoughts of others is both a blessing and a curse, especially for Sophie Foster. This twelve-year-old telepath tackles everyday life knowing exactly why she’s been chosen to hide in plain sight amongst humans. With such a grand secret comes great responsibility. You’ll be holding your breath zooming through these pages!