Middle Grade Reading Challenge 2019

The 2019 Middle Grade Reading Challenge is hosted at Becky’s Book Reviews. There are three ways to complete the challenge:

Option 1: Read six middle grade books of your choice.
Option 2: Choose one author to focus on. Perhaps read through an entire author’s work.
Option 3: Read as few as six, or as many as you like, from the checklist below

I can’t resist a checklist, so I’ll be checking things off right here.

  1. Author beginning with C: Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
  2. children’s book published in the 1880s: Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. a Newbery Winner: Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  4. a Newbery Honor: The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  5. nonfiction: Camp Panda by Catherine Thimmesh
  6. realistic/contemporary: Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  7. historical fiction: Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransom
  8. mystery: The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  9. fantasy: Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
  10. any book in a series: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
  11. Title beginning with A
  12. Author beginning with A
  13. Title beginning with B
  14. Author beginning with B
  15. Title beginning with C
  16. Title beginning with D
  17. Author beginning with D
  18. Title beginning with E
  19. Author beginning with E
  20. Title beginning with F
  21. Author beginning with F
  22. Title beginning with G
  23. Author beginning with G
  24. Title beginning with H
  25. Author beginning with H
  26. Title beginning with I
  27. Author beginning with I
  28. Title beginning with J
  29. Author beginning with J
  30. Title beginning with K
  31. Author beginning with K
  32. Title beginning with L
  33. Author beginning with L
  34. Title beginning with M
  35. Author beginning with M
  36. Title beginning with N
  37. Author beginning with N
  38. Title beginning with O
  39. Author beginning with O
  40. Title beginning with P
  41. Author beginning with P
  42. Title or Author beginning with Q
  43. Title beginning with R
  44. Author beginning with R
  45. Title beginning with S
  46. Author beginning with S
  47. Title beginning with T
  48. Author beginning with T
  49. Title or Author beginning with U
  50. Title or Author beginning with V or W
  51. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”
  52. Title beginning with Y
  53. Author beginning with Y
  54. Title or Author beginning with Z
  55. children’s book published in the 1860s
  56. children’s book published in the 1870s
  57. children’s book published in the 1890s
  58. children’s book published in the 1900s
  59. children’s book published in the 1910s
  60. children’s book published in the 1920s
  61. children’s book published in the 1930s
  62. children’s book published in the 1940s
  63. children’s book published in the 1950s
  64. children’s book published in the 1960s
  65. children’s book published in the 1970s
  66. children’s book published in the 1980s
  67. children’s book published in the 1990s
  68. children’s book published in the 2000s
  69. children’s book published in the 2010s
  70. children’s book published in 2019
  71. poetry
  72. graphic novel
  73. first in a series
  74. last book in a series
  75. science fiction
  76. animal fantasy
  77. coming of age
  78. action, adventure
  79. historical fiction, world war I
  80. historical fiction, world war II
  81. historical fiction, civil rights
  82. historical fiction, civil war
  83. historical fiction, great depression
  84. reread
  85. library
  86. free choice
  87. another free choice
  88. biography or autobiography
  89. written in first person
  90. written in third person
  91. verse novel
  92. illustrated “notebook” or diary
  93. out of print
  94. anniversary reprint of a children’s book
  95. favorite author
  96. new-to-you author
  97. YOUR pick for Newbery 2019
  98. multiple authors
  99. happy, happy
  100. oh the sads