What are teachers reading to Middle Grade kids these days?

I have four daughters. Yeah… that’s right. Four. Your sympathy is welcomed and appreciated, thank you.

My youngest is now eight… just hitting the age to start reading Middle Grade novels. Her teacher is reading the students Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. The teacher read this same book to my oldest daughters nine years ago. They loved it then, my youngest loves it now.

So, as I did nine years ago, I’m reading Double Fudge by Jude Blume to my daughter at night.


It’s been a while, but I can remember my teacher (during the Middle Grade years) reading The Wind and the Willows by Kenneth Grahame to the class. It was that book that really sparked my love for reading.

All this got me wondering… what other books are teachers reading to Middle Grade students these days? If you’re a teacher… what are you reading (or have you read) to your students? If you’re a parent, what are your kid’s teachers reading to them?


Brian Kell