#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Books About Games

20 Middle Grade Books About Games: Middle Grade books featuring epic competitions, tabletop adventures, high scores, and family fun!
20 Middle Grade Books About Games: Middle Grade books featuring epic competitions, tabletop adventures, high scores, and family fun!

Our #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about GAMES. If you’re play along, CJ and Elza have gathered 20 Middle Grade books that feature board game monopolizers, online adventure-seekers, arcade aficionados, risk-takers, role-players, and so much more!

1

The Gauntlet

Karuna Riazi

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

2
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Chris Grabenstein


3

Click Here to Start

Denis Markell

Click Here to Start by Denis Markell

4
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin

The Puzzling World of Winston Breen

Eric Berlin


5

The Adventure is Now

Jess Redman

The Adventure is Now by Jess Redman

6
Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

Me and Marvin Gardens

Amy Sarig King


7

You Go First

Erin Entrada Kelly

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

8
No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

No Fixed Address

Susin Nielsen


9

Always, Clementine

Carlie Sorosiak

Always, Clementine by Carlie Sorosiak

10
Greenglass House by Kate Milford

Greenglass House

Kate Milford


11

The Science of Breakable Things

Tae Keller

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller

12
Check Mates by Stewart Foster

Check Mates

Stewart Foster


13

Insert Coin to Continue

John David Anderson

Insert Coin to Continue by John David Anderson

14
Playing the Cards You're Dealt by Varian Johnson

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt

Varian Johnson


15

Last Gamer Standing

Katie Zhao

Last Gamer Standing by Katie Zhao

16
Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes by Mary E. Lambert

Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes

Mary E. Lambert


17

Roll Call

Molly Knox Ostertag & Xanthe Bouma

Roll Call by Molly Knox Ostertag & Xanthe Bouma

18
Lotería by Karla Arenas Valenti

Lotería

Karla Arenas Valenti


19

The Prince of Steel Pier

Stacy Nockowitz

The Prince of Steel Pier by Stacy Nockowitz

20
A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese

A Game of Fox & Squirrels

Jenn Reese



Add to the List!

Recommend your favorite competitive Middle Grade books 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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