#MGCarousel – April 2022

Header for April 2022: Insects features the Middle Grade Carousel banner and an illustration of a dragonfly.
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 April is…

April 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Bookworms Bugging Out!

Bookworms Bugging Out!

This month we’re seeking out information about insects. From beetles and butterflies to cockroaches and crickets, there’s so much to learn about the crawly critters around us!

Play Along!

  • Join us in reading Middle Grade books that feature insects the month of April! We recommend looking for characters with a passion for entomology, titles containing buggy vocabulary, or even stories from an insect’s point of view.
  • Share your favorite reads this month on social media, and be sure to use the hashtag #MGCarousel!
  • Snap a photo for Instagram and you may see your snapshot featured in our stories.
  • Check our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

Daily Doings!

Follow us on Twitter @KindeLadies for daily prompts related to this month’s challenge.

Middle Grade Carousel April 2022: Bookworms Bugging Out. Graphic includes daily prompts (listed below).
  • butterfly on the cover
  • insect word in the title
  • a bee on the cover
  • metamorphosis
  • main character is a bug
  • a book with a spelling bee
  • fireflies on the cover
  • favorite fictional aunts
  • character with an insect name
  • favorite books set in nature
  • lady bug on the cover
  • environmental themed reads
  • striped book covers
  • ‘fly’ in the title
  • a dragonfly on the cover
  • wings on the cover
  • book with a brown cover
  • pet insects in fiction
  • magical bugs
  • harmful or evil insects
  • books about survival
  • flowers on the cover
  • beetle on the cover
  • favorite fictional monarch
  • hopping on the cover
  • disguise
  • sound word in the title
  • pesky book characters
  • spotted book covers
  • favorite April reads


Spread the word about Middle Grade Carousel to your friends and followers. Please link back to our blog or tag us on social media when using the graphics.

(click to download the individual graphics)

Follow Us!

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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