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!

8th Grader Jeremiah’s Top 4 Books of 2013 January 10, 2014

1.Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper


I liked it because I thought I could relate to it because I knew a friend who played sports and died in a car crash .

2.Forged By Fire by Sharon Draper


The only reason why I read this book was because I read other books by her and they were good and this book was great.

3.The Recruit by Robert Muchamore


I thought it was great how a boy who was good at math but never showed it and who always got in trouble got in a secret organization.

4.The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick


I read this for a class book and really enjoyed it because it was so detailed.


25 Books on Bullying for Teens November 5, 2012

At DGPL, I was getting alot of questions from both parents and students about books focusing on bullying.  I decided to put together a list of great books on bullying for teens, with both fiction and nonfiction titles.  It was a sort of depressing last month of reading going through all of the titles, but I think I definitely have a much better understanding of the physical, verbal, and virtual bullying that some students encounter on a daily basis.  And how we as librarians and educators can help to combat it.