#MGCarousel – May 2022

Header for April 2022: Lock and Key features the Middle Grade Carousel banner and an illustration of an antique doorknob.
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 May is…

May 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Under Lock and Key

Under Lock and Key

This month we’re keyed up to secure books that you can lock up, deadbolt, or secure with a special code. Take a look at your shelf and see if you can spot a lock or key!

Play Along!

  • Join us in reading Middle Grade books that feature locks and keys the month of May! We recommend looking for high-security settings, characters with a penchant for peeking through keyholes, books that come with a map key, or covers featuring lockable objects.
  • 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 May 2022: Under Lock and Key. Graphic includes daily prompts (listed below).
  • ‘key’ in the title
  • a door on the cover
  • inspired by Sherlock Holmes
  • main character is a thief
  • gates on the cover
  • piano keys on the cover
  • books about codes or puzzles
  • a key on the cover
  • the Loch Ness monster
  • ‘lock’ in the title
  • characters in law enforcement
  • favorite fictional diaries
  • a book about an escape
  • bookish maps
  • a school locker on the cover
  • hair on the cover
  • books about prison
  • character with a code name
  • treasure on the cover
  • wealthy fictional characters
  • books set in a hotel
  • ‘safe’ in the title
  • a cage on the cover
  • a locket on the cover
  • dangerous fictional places
  • ‘secret’ in the title
  • a keyhole on the cover
  • a vehicle on the cover
  • a vault or safe on the cover
  • a padlock on the cover
  • favorite May 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)

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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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