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Middle Grade Books to read
Goodreads has removed some beloved categories from this year’s choice awards: children's/middle grade, poetry, and graphic novels. This has sparked an uproar throughout the online book community, with people worried that children’s literature will now have far less visibility. With certain bookstores already refusing to regularly stock children’s lit, this announcement  was heartbreaking. So, to fill that void, here is a list of some of the most popular middle grade literature of 2023.

Middle grade books on Fable

“A Bit of Earth” by Karuna Riazi is a heartwarming coming of age story and retelling of the classic, “The Secret Garden,” with a Pakistani main character. “Nic Blake and the Remarkables” by Angie Thomas is the magical start of a contemporary fantasy trilogy inspired by African American history and folklore. “Ruby Lost and Found” by Christina Li is a touching novel about reconnecting with family in a rapidly changing hometown following one girl’s quest to remember her grandfather through his scavenger hunts. “Ellie Engle Saves Herself” by Leah Johnson follows a girl who struggles to survive middle school while navigating her new power to bring anything back to life. “The Mossheart’s Promise” by Rebecca Mix is a fantasy novel that follows a young fairy who must embark on a quest to save her mother from the ever-creeping mold taking over their world.
A Bit of Earth by Karuna Riazi digital book - Fable

A Bit of Earth

By Karuna Riazi

Maria Latif is used to not having a space of her own. But what happens when she feels the sudden urge to put down roots in the most unexpected of places? Karuna Riazi crafts a tender coming-of-age story about friendship, family, and new beginnings.

Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy by Angie Thomas digital book - Fable

Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy

By Angie Thomas

Internationally bestselling superstar author Angie Thomas makes her middle grade debut with the launch of an inventive, hilarious, and suspenseful new contemporary fantasy trilogy inspired by African American history and folklore.

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Ruby Lost and Found

By Christina Li

For fans of Kelly Yang and Rebecca Stead, this touching middle grade novel maps one girl’s quest to remember her grandfather through his scavenger hunts; reconnect with her family; and fight for her community in her rapidly changing hometown.

Ellie Engle Saves Herself by Leah Johnson digital book - Fable

Ellie Engle Saves Herself

By Leah Johnson

Surviving middle school is hard enough. Surviving middle school when paparazzi are camped out on your lawn and a pop star wants you to use your powers on live TV and you might be in love with your best friend but she doesn’t know it? Absolutely impossible.

The Mossheart's Promise by Rebecca Mix digital book - Fable

The Mossheart's Promise

By Rebecca Mix

The first book in a breathtaking middle grade fantasy duology about a young fairy who has always lived in her heroic grandmother’s shadow but now must step up and embark on a quest to save her mother from the ever-creeping mold overtaking their world.

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