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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.

February 2023 at Middle Grade Carousel. Something to Sip: Middle Grade books about beverages. Hosted at Elymnifoquent.com.

February 2023: Something to Sip

Our month-long #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about beverages!

Middle Grade Book Bingo

Read your way to a BINGO or fill the card if you’re a speedy reader! Current challenge runs from January 1 to February 28.

Middle Grade Book Bingo card for January & February 2023 at Middle Grade Carousel.
Check our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

#MGCarousel – February 2023

Our month-long Middle Grade reading challenge is designed so you can choose your own books and set a comfortable pace. All you need to play along are books which match the month’s featured theme.

Our challenge this February is…

February 2023 at Middle Grade Carousel. Something to Sip: Middle Grade books about beverages. Hosted at Elymnifoquent.com.

Something to Sip

Middle Grade Books About Beverages

Join us in reading Middle Grade books about beverages during the month of February! We recommend looking for highly-caffeinated heroes, covers featuring sugary drinks, stories with miraculous potions and magical mixtures, or going back for refills of iconic fictional refreshments.

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The Music Grows

The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph

In the República Dominicana music grows in our blood right from the cradle, and dancing bleeds it out in bold colors, reds and purples, swirling everywhere. We wake up to merengue and go to sleep to sweet salsa. In between we sway and sigh to the melancholy sounds of countryside bachata.

The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph

#amreading in tune

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

Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel January 2023: How Sweet the Sound features the book TUNE IT OUT by Jamie Sumner.

Lou Montgomery has the voice of an angel, but she doesn’t wish for the fame and fortune that her mother dreams up as they travel place to place across the country in their pickup. Lou has never liked crowds or loud noises or even high fives; in fact, she’s terrified of them, which makes her pretty sure there’s something wrong with her.

After an accident brings child services into the situation, Lou is separated from her mom and sent to stay with family she’s never known. With help from an outgoing new friend, her kindly aunt and uncle, and the counselor of her fancy new private school, Lou begins to see her life, music, and opportunities a lot differently.

Check our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.