#MGCarousel – October 2022

Header for October 2022: Rodents features the Middle Grade Carousel banner and an illustration of a friendly ghost.
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 October is…

October 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

The books we’re dying to read this Spooky Season are positively ghastly! From wicked shades to spooky spirits, perilous poltergeists and friendly phantoms, this month we’re prepared to encounter creatures from the afterlife.

Play Along!

  • Join us in reading Middle Grade books featuring ghosts during the month of October! We recommend looking for books featuring haunted houses on the cover, stories about paranormal investigators, characters who can see invisible beings, and scary tales that will have you hiding under the sheets!
  • 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 October 2022: Ghost Stories. Graphic includes daily prompts (listed below).
  • friendly ghosts
  • ‘curse’ in the title
  • gravestones on the cover
  • stories taking place after dark
  • transparent thing on the cover
  • ‘spirit’ in the title
  • favorite paranormal stories
  • a book about feeling invisible
  • ‘ghost’ in the title
  • scary ghosts
  • an unknown figure on the cover
  • ‘haunt’ in the title
  • glowing on the cover
  • shouting on the cover
  • ‘dead’ in the title
  • favorite spooky stories
  • a ghost on the cover
  • Middle Grade mysteries
  • ‘soul’ in the title
  • hiding on the cover
  • favorite fictional ghosts
  • floating objects on the cover
  • ‘phantom’ in the title
  • runes or symbols on the cover
  • ‘after’ in the title
  • ‘life’ in the title
  • book about someone vanishing
  • about feeling alone
  • title with a word containing ‘boo’
  • set during Halloween
  • favorite October 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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