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!

Read or read not. There is no try. January 17, 2013

Dwight doesn’t exactly fit in at McQuarrie Middle School. That might be because he has an origami puppet Yoda on his finger that talks!
Not only does Dwight, I mean Yoda, talk in a “Yoda voice” (Star Wars fans will get this) but he gives advice too! The students at McQuarrie Middle School just can’t figure Dwight and Yoda out. Yoda has been giving out some advice that actually helped. Tommy is on a mission to figure out what’s the real deal here – is Yoda real? Is it “the force”? Maybe Dwight is just a genius? Can Dwight or Origami Yoda predict the future?

If you are a fan of Star Wars, this book has some movie references for you. Laugh along as you read to find out the mystery of the Origami Yoda and if his advice can keep you from the dark side.

Recommended for Star Wars fans in grades 4-8!

The other books in this series: