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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.

October 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Ghost Stories

October 2022: Ghost Stories

Join us in reading ghost-themed Middle Grade books through the month of September!

Middle Grade Book Bingo

Read your way to a BINGO or fill the card if you’re a speedy reader! Current challenge runs from September 1 to October 31.

Middle Grade Book Bingo card for September & October 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel.
Check our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

#MGCarousel – October 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 October is…

October 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

The books we’re dying to read this Spooky Season are positively ghastly! From wicked shades to spooky spirits, perilous poltergeists and friendly phantoms, this month we’re prepared to encounter creatures from the afterlife.

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#amreading squeakily

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

Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel September 2022: Reading Rodents features the book WORD OF MOUSE by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

Isaiah is a very special mouse. He has fur as blue as the sky, and can read, and write, and talk to humans. Separated from his family after a daring escape from the research lab, Isiah must survive the dangerous outdoors and search for clues about his missing mischief-mates.

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: school

School

Want to play?

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


Can you find a book about school on your shelf? Share an MG read you’d add to our stack in the comments!

#amreading squeakily

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

Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel September 2022: Reading Rodents features the book JOURNEY BEYOND THE BURROW by Rina Heisel

There are rules every mouse must follow if they’re to survive in the forest.

Tobin knows these guidelines by heart. After all, with one younger sibling, another on the way, and a best friend with a penchant for trouble-making, he needs to be prepared for anything.

But one stormy night, Tobin’s safe burrow is invaded by monstrous arachnids, and his baby brother is stolen away. To save him, Tobin will have to do something he’s never done before: break the rules.

Check our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.