5 Book Recommendations for Middle Readers

With summer and summer reading fast approaching I thought it was time to do a what are your kids reading post. When I started writing this, I planned to include all reading levels in one post. Then I asked for reader recommendations and received so many great recommendations that the post was getting long. I decided to split the post by reading level.

Since my daughter is a third grader, I decided to start with her reading level – middle readers. While my daughter is constantly reading, it is a struggle sometimes to get her to broaden her horizons. She loves reading non-fiction “fact books” and re-reading her favorite series.

5 Book Series for Middle Readers

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5 Middle Reader Book Recommendations

I am going to start with the Middle Readers since this is my daughter’s current reading level.


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I finally convinced her to start reading James Patterson’s House of Robots which I had picked out for her at Christmas. She is loving the book and is almost done. Next she wants to try his “I Funny” series.

My daughter just finished reading Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I suggested that she take a break and read a different style of book before starting his Heroes of Olympus series.

As with most kids, she loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series. Last spring when we flew to San Diego, she started a book on our way to the airport and finished it before we landed in Chicago for our layover. I had to buy her the next book at the airport.

There are a couple of Star Wars series that my daughter loves. She loves the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger and was disappointed when it came to an end. She also loves the Jedi Academy series by Jeffrey Brown.


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This weekend we were in my husband’s car when he received a phone call from an number that we didn’t recognize. I was commenting that I didn’t recognize the area code when my daughter pipes up that “321” is the area code for Cape Canaveral (The caller-id was displayed on the navigation screen). I did a Google search for the area code, and she was right. She said that she read it in one of the Junior Genius Guides by Ken JenningsOuter Space. With how often she re-reads these books I’m not surprised that she remembered it. Other topics in the series include Maps & Geography, Greek Mythology, The Human Body, U.S. Presidents, and Ancient Egypt (available August 25, 2015).

Reader Recommendations for Middle Readers

I posted on Facebook that I was working on this post. Readers were very generous with what books their children, classmates, and students are enjoying.

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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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