Middle Grade & Young Adult Picks

Below is a list of recommended books for middle schoolers and young adults. This list is grouped by age range and alphabetically. Middle grade books are listed first alphabetically, followed by young adult titles listed alphabetically. While every reader is different, general age guidelines are: middle grade books (ages 8-12), and young adult books (ages 13 and up). For a list of graphic novels for young readers, click here.     

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062975171
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 4th, 2022

Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds By Samira Ahmed Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316540469
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids By Cynthia L. Smith Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780062869951
Published: Heartdrum - February 8th, 2022

Both Can Be True By Jules Machias Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063053908
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 19th, 2022

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From the Desk of Zoe Washington By Janae Marks Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062875860
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 5th, 2021

From debut author Janae Marks comes a captivating mystery full of heart, as one courageous girl questions assumptions, searches for the truth, and does what she believes is right--even in the face of great opposition. A perfect book for fans of Front Desk and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook!


The Insiders By Mark Oshiro Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063008113
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Published: HarperCollins - August 23rd, 2022

The List of Things That Will Not Change By Rebecca Stead Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781101938126
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Published: Yearling - April 5th, 2022

Lotería By Karla Arenas Valenti, Dana SanMar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karla Arenas Valenti, Dana SanMar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593176962
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Maizy Chen's Last Chance: (Newbery Honor Award Winner) By Lisa Yee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984830258
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

Maya and the Robot By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984814654
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Published: Kokila - May 3rd, 2022

Maya and the Return of the Godlings (Maya and the Rising Dark #2) By Rena Barron Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358106326
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Published: Clarion Books - September 21st, 2021

New from Here By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534488304
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

Omar Rising By Aisha Saeed Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108581
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 1st, 2022

Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa (Pilar Ramirez Duology #1) By Julian Randall Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250774101
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 1st, 2022

Show Us Who You Are By Elle McNicoll Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593562994
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2022

Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston By Esme Symes-Smith Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593485774
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Published: Labyrinth Road - November 8th, 2022

Small Town Pride By Phil Stamper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063118782
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Published: HarperCollins - May 31st, 2022

Stand Up, Yumi Chung! By Jessica Kim Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525554998
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Published: Puffin Books - March 16th, 2021

The Stars Did Wander Darkling By Colin Meloy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015517
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 13th, 2022

Stuntboy, in the Meantime By Jason Reynolds, Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534418165
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 30th, 2021

Too Bright to See By Kyle Lukoff Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593111178
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Published: Dial Books - June 7th, 2022

Tumble By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593325179
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Published: Kokila - August 16th, 2022

Valentina Salazar is not a Monster Hunter By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338712711
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 28th, 2022

When Life Gives You Mangos By Kereen Getten Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593173992
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Published: Yearling - February 1st, 2022

Wildoak By C. C. Harrington Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338803860
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 20th, 2022

Witchlings By Claribel A. Ortega Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338745528
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 5th, 2022

The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers By Adam Sass Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593464786
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2022

Akata Woman (The Nsibidi Scripts #3) By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451480583
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 18th, 2022

All My Rage: A Novel By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593202340
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Published: Razorbill - March 1st, 2022

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534496194
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

Bitter By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593309032
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

Bloodmarked (The Legendborn Cycle #2) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441637
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

Bruised By Tanya Boteju Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534455030
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

Café Con Lychee By Emery Lee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063210271
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 10th, 2022

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Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

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The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062498540
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

Home Is Not a Country By Safia Elhillo Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593177082
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Published: Make Me a World - February 22nd, 2022

Iron Widow By Xiran Jay Zhao Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735269934
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Published: Penguin Teen Canada - September 21st, 2021

Juliet Takes a Breath By Gabby Rivera Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593108192
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Published: Dial Books - May 11th, 2021

Lakelore By Anna-Marie McLemore Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250624147
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 8th, 2022

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School By Sonora Reyes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063060234
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022

The Lost Dreamer (The Lost Dreamer Duology #1) By Lizz Huerta Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250754851
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 1st, 2022

The Loophole By Naz Kutub Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547609178
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 21st, 2022

Loveless By Alice Oseman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338751932
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2022

Nothing More to Tell By Karen M. McManus Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593175903
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 30th, 2022

A Scatter of Light By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555285
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2022

Scout's Honor By Lily Anderson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250246738
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 5th, 2022

She Gets the Girl By Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534493797
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

A Snake Falls to Earth By Darcie Little Badger Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140923
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Published: Levine Querido - November 23rd, 2021

You Truly Assumed By Laila Sabreen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335418654
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Published: Inkyard Press - February 8th, 2022