#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Books About Cryptids

20 Middle Grade books about Cryptids: Middle Grade books featuring modern monsters, enigmatic entities, and creatures from urban mythology!

Our #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about CRYPTIDS. If you’re looking for more pseudo-scientifical stories to add to your reading list, CJ and Elza have gathered 20 Middle Grade books that feature Bigfoot, sea monsters, changelings, and other unsubstantiated entities.

1

Malamander

Thomas Taylor


2
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

The Spindlers

Lauren Oliver


3
The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

The Bigfoot Files

Lindsay Eagar


4
The Cryptid Catcher by Lija Fisher

The Cryptid Catcher

Lija Fisher


5
The Last Gargoyle by Paul Durham

The Last Gargoyle

Paul Durham


6
Nessie Quest by Melissa Savage

Nessie Quest

Melissa Savage


7
Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe

Bunnicula

Deborah & James Howe


8
The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

The Jumbies

Tracey Baptiste


9
"Who Could That Be at This Hour?" by Lemony Snicket

“Who Could That Be at This Hour?”

Lemony Snicket


10

Maximillian Fly

Angie Sage


11
Puddlejumpers by Mark Jean & Christopher C. Carlson

Puddlejumpers

Mark Jean & Christopher C. Carlson


12
Loch by Paul Zindel

Loch

Paul Zindel


13
The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner

The Littlest Bigfoot

Jennifer Weiner


14
Changeling by William Ritter

Changeling

William Ritter


15
The Green Children of Woolpit by J. Anderson Coats

The Green Children of Woolpit

J. Anderson Coats


16
The Undrowned Child by Michelle Lovric

The Undrowned Child

Michelle Lovric


17
Village of the Vampire Cat by Lensey Namioka

Village of the Vampire Cat

Linsey Namioka


18
The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland & Kari Sutherland

The Menagerie

Tui T. Sutherland & Kari Sutherland


19
Tidesong by Wendy Xu

Tidesong

Wendy Xu


20
Tentacles by Roland Smith

Tentacles

Roland Smith



Add to the List!

Recommend your favorite cryptid-related Middle Grade reads in the comments, or add them to our list on Goodreads!

Check out our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

Author: Middle Grade Carousel

A mother-daughter duo dedicated to all things Middle Grade, CJ & Elza run a series of monthly reading challenges. You can also find them on Twitter: @kindeladies, or Instagram: @mgcarousel.

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