What do you do when your child is reading well above their grade level? For example, a first grader who is ready for books aimed at fifth and sixth graders?
Some middle grade fiction tackles mature topics that younger kids may not be ready for. Books written for younger kids avoid those topics but might be too easy for an advanced reader.
Each child is different, and you know your young reader best. With that said, you may find this list of gentler middle grade titles helpful.
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After encountering a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens, Elliot and his new friend Uchenna help their weird teacher Professor Fauna rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.
Never a conventional princess, Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, but after two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more with her riding quail, Mumfrey, things go awry at home and she must seek a prince to set things right. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.
The last thing Badger wants is a roommate, and certainly not Skunk, but since the house does not belong to him he does not have a choice; and soon everything in Badger’s quiet and ordered life studying rocks is turned upside down. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.