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Recommended Middle Grade Books About School

Middle Grade Books About Schools CollageIt is August and the kids are heading back to school. Wait, do you notice anything wrong with that statement?! The part with August and school in the same sentence? What happened to the good old days when school started after Labor Day and was done by Memorial Day? What is this country coming to? Sigh, as un-American as it seems, it is true that many students are heading back to the classrooms. For a few excited students, congratulations! For the unexcited students, here are some reading suggestions to help pump you up for school. All the titles are middle grade reads for inspiring you. Good luck!

(Click on the book cover to go to the full book review with content analysis)



The School for Good and Evil, Book CoverThis is a newer title and the first in a series. It might actually make your school look like a cakewalk.




Alice Miranda, Book Cover

Classic boarding school novel with a charming protagonist




Astronaut Academy: Re-entry, Book CoverThis is a graphic novel if you want too ease back into the academic scene.




The Inventor's Secret, Book Cover

This is a great series for those readers who have already completed the circuit at Hogwarts.



Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the PadawanThis is a doodle diary format and the next best thing to going to a Jedi Academy yourself. (Sorry, I don’t think they exist…yet.)



 Ever After High - The Storybook of Legends, Book CoverMore fairytale school action in a series that is also relatively new.



Princess Academy, Book CoverThis is a Newbery Honor Book and becoming a princess isn’t all its cracked up to be.




Spy School, Book Cover

Yes! This is where James Bond would have gone to school. Trust no one.




Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf, Book CoverOne of my all time favorite books!  Creative and fresh!

An accountant and CPA by profession, I found myself a book reviewer for Squeaky Clean Reads by happenstance. When the opportunity came to transform that website into Compass Book Ratings, I was excited to seize it and meld my business background with my love of books. As the mother of three teenage sons, I have read a large number of children and young adult books and I believe that there is great value in a content review service. As much as we would love to read everything our children read, there just isn’t enough time. I also appreciate being able to select books for myself that are really worth my precious and limited reading time. I believe there is a book out there for everyone–they just have to find it!

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