The 2019 Nerdies: Middle Grade Fiction Books Announced by Colby Sharp
I LOVE middle grade fiction! For so many young readers, the books they read in upper elementary and middle school become the books that they hold in their hearts forever. I believe that the books on this list are some of those forever books.
I am excited to announce the 2019 Middle Grade Fiction Nerdies! I hope you find some of your favorites, and that you find new books to add to your to read list.
For Black Girls Like Me by Mariami J. Lockington
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee
Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca
The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
The Bride Home by Padma Venkatraman
The Line Tender by Kate Allen
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
The Vanderbeekers to the Resue by Karina Yan Glaser
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Whispers by Greg Howard
Planet Earth Is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos
Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly
Pay Attention Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
Strange Birds by Celia C. Pérez
Colby Sharp is a husband and father of five. He teaches fifth grade in Parma, Michigan. Colby is the co-founder of Nerdy Book Club, and he serves on the Nerd Camp Michigan team. He co-hosts The Yarn podcast with Travis Jonker. Colby currently serves as the president-elect of the Michigan Reading Association. He co-authored Game Changer! Book Access for All Kid with Donalyn Miller, and he is the editor of The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection.
So many good books! Only a few I haven’t read but will now be checking out. Thanks for sharing your list.
What a list! I’m hoping The Bridge Home wins a special award soon!
I so agree with you!
Wow. That is quite a list! I’ve read a few of these and have some on my TBR list. Now I’ve added more. Thanks for the post and happy new year.
So many great books! I was surprised that My Jasper June didn’t make this list.
Those are some thick books.
Love this list – is there a printable version? – I like making a Nerdies display in my classroom!