#MGCarousel – July 2022

Header for July 2022: Water features the Middle Grade Carousel banner and an illustration of a surfer riding atop a cresting wave.
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!

Play Along!

  • Join us in reading Middle Grade books featuring water during the month of July! We recommend looking for books with titles referencing a body of water, covers with seaworthy vessels, and stories that feature aquatic athletes.
  • 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 July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth. Graphic includes daily prompts (listed below).
  • swimming on the cover
  • book about natural disasters
  • ‘water’ in the title
  • marine mammals
  • a bridge on the cover
  • favorite coastal settings
  • a reflection on the cover
  • boat on the cover
  • beverage word in the title
  • droplets on the cover
  • mermaids
  • ‘sea’ in the title
  • blue book covers
  • books set underwater
  • rain on the cover
  • set on an island
  • ‘tide’ in the title
  • pirates
  • set in the summertime
  • an umbrella on the cover
  • aquatic birds
  • ‘fall’ in the title
  • body of water in the title
  • sea monsters
  • goggles on the cover
  • ‘rain’ in the title
  • set aboard a ship
  • spilling on the cover
  • fish word in the title
  • a lighthouse on the cover
  • favorite July 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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