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10 Most Anticipated 2015 Middle Grade Books

on December 9, 2014

Looks like 2015 will be another great year of middle grade! Here are the top 10 books I cannot wait to get my hands on:


Nnewts: Book 1 by Doug TenNapel (1/6)

I’ve really enjoyed TenNapel’s previous graphic novels with their fast-paced adventurous stories and vibrant art. This new one is the start to a series!


Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan (2/24)

I have yet to read a book by this author, but I will definitely read this one. It’s almost 600 pages and follows various characters all connected by a harmonica. Consider me intrigued!


Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin (2/24)

I haven’t finished my best-of-2014 lists yet, but you can bet Loftin’s Nighingale’s Nest will be on there. This new book follows a girl with cancer and a boy who doesn’t fit in with his family. Together, they plan an escape.


The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy #3) by Shannon Hale (3/3)

It’s a new (and the last!) Princess Academy book. Of course I will read it. Of course I will love it.


Jack by Liesl Shurtliff (4/14)

In the vein of her first novel, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Shurtliff brings us another fairy tale retelling- this time about Jack & The Beanstalk!


Gone Crazy in Alabama (Gaither Sisters #3) by Rita Williams-Garcia (4/21)

Another story about the Gaither Sisters! I want this series to continue on forever because I love spending time with these girls.


Cleopatra in Space #2: The Thief and the Sword by Mike Maihack (4/28)

I loved the first book in this graphic novel series about a time-displaced Cleopatra and can’t wait to see what happens next!


From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot (5/19)

I grew up on the Princess Diaries series, so I’m very excited that Cabot is exploring that world more!


Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff (5/26)

Graff is an automatic-read author for me. This new book is “a touching story about a boy who won’t let one tragic accident define him.”


The Golden Specific (The Mapmakers Trilogy #2) by S.E. Grove (7/14)

Immediately after finishing the first book in this series, The Glass Sentence, I deemed it my favorite middle grade fantasy since Harry Potter. Really hoping book 2 is just as amazing!


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