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Welcome to Middle Grade Carousel! We run a series of games and challenges for readers here on our blog. If you’re looking for ways to play, this is a good place to start.

August 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Playing by the Book

August 2022: Playing By the Book

Join us in reading game-themed Middle Grade books through the month of August!

Middle Grade Book Bingo card for August 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel.

Summer Reading Book Bingo

Read your way to a BINGO for our month-long Summer Reading edition of our Middle Grade Bingo challenge.

Check our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

Bingo Squares

Looking for books that fit our current Book Bingo challenge? Here are a few recommendations to help you read for a win!

Bingo Squares: four people on the cover

Four People on the Cover

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Read the challenge rules and download your bingo card to get started!


Can you find a book with four people featured on the cover? Share an MG read you’d add to our stack in the comments!

#amreading to win

Looking for books that fit our monthly reading challenge this August? Try one of the favorites from our home shelf!

Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel August 2022: Playing By the Book features the book THE GAUNTLET by Karuna Riazi

Farah and her friends find a game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand among her aunt’s things and set up to play. Right away, they can tell this isn’t an ordinary game, but when Farah’s little brother gets pulled into it, there’s no choice but to go in after him. High stakes puzzle-solving and riddles. The only way to escape is to win!

Check our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

Bingo Squares

Looking for books that fit our current Book Bingo challenge? Here are a few recommendations to help you read for a win!

Bingo Squares: 'dog' in the title

‘Dog’ in the Title

Want to play?

Read the challenge rules and download your bingo card to get started!


Can you find a book with the word ‘dog’ in the title? Share an MG read you’d add to our stack in the comments!