#MGCarousel – September 2022

Header for September 2022: Rodents features the Middle Grade Carousel banner and an illustration of a white mouse.
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 September is…

September 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Reading Rodents

Reading Rodents

From packrats to field mice, mighty heroes, famous figures, and rodents of unusual size, we’re thrilled from tip to tail about this month’s mousy theme!

Play Along!

  • Join us in reading Middle Grade books featuring rodents during the month of September! We recommend looking for books featuring anthropomorphic creatures, characters who keep rodent companions, books plagued with pests, or friendly mice featured on front covers!
  • 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 September 2022: Reading Rodents Graphic includes daily prompts (listed below).
  • animal main characters
  • collective noun in the title
  • ‘tail’ in the title
  • fictional mice
  • a house on the cover
  • ‘rat’ in the title
  • book about experiments
  • a wheel on the cover
  • unusually-sized item on the cover
  • ‘trap’ in the title
  • favorite blind characters
  • motorcycle on the cover
  • ‘race’ in the title
  • sound effect word in the title
  • a rodent on the cover
  • ‘mouse’ in the title
  • book about cooking
  • ‘little’ in the title
  • an honorific in the title
  • a door on the cover
  • unusual pets
  • ‘play’ in the title
  • a book about fear or anxiety
  • a name in the title
  • red eyes on the cover
  • ‘catch’ in the title
  • book about betrayal
  • rhyming titles
  • footprints on the cover
  • favorite September 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.

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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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