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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.

July 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth

July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth

Join us in reading water-themed Middle Grade books through the month of July!

Middle Grade Book Bingo card for July 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: instruments on the cover

Instruments on the Cover

Want to play?

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


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

#MGCarousel – July 2022

Our month-long themed challenges are designed for readers of Middle Grade fiction. Play along by finding books which match the prompt.

Our challenge this July is…

July 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth

Our Bookshelf Overfloweth

CJ and Elza are collecting watery reads this month. Join us for a dip into Middle Grade books that feature wet weather, maritime myths, aquatic animals, and splashy sorcery!

Continue reading “#MGCarousel – July 2022”

#amreading scientifically

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

Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel June 2022: Books of the Future features the book THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi.

All Eva Nine has ever known is the Sanctuary and Muthr, her robot caretaker. But when an alien hunter breaks in and makes Eva his prey, she’s forced out of her home and into a world that doesn’t match anything from her lessons.

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!

Waving on the Cover

Want to play?

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


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