Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

Our focus is on books middle school students might like to read and topics pertaining to books for these students, and we are giving recommendations. Teachers, librarians and middle school students are the contributors to this blog. If you would like to listen to booktalks of some of these books, please check out this site and enjoy!

Audio Books… Reading Books Without Reading! December 13, 2012

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I am a lover of audiobooks. I “read” them all the time while I am doing other things. You can also read the physical book while listening to the audiobook to give the words a voice. Audiobooks not only pronounce everything correctly ( especially those made

up words you aren’t quite sure about), they also give your favorite characters voices! They bring characters alive! It is different experience than just reading a book and highly recommend trying it at least once.

I just finished The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens on audiobook and loved it. This is a sequel to the Emerald Atlas and follows the adventures of three siblings on a search for magical books and their lost parents. There is tons of magical characters like elves, dragons and evil wizards set to destroy all regular humans. The book is action packed and sets the stage for the last book of the Books of Beginning series. Between the danger and the magic there is something here for every reader ( or listener)!