#MGCarousel Book Bingo – January & February 2023

How Does It Work?

Our book bingo card contains 25 squares with prompts relating to things from Middle Grade books. Try and cover 5 squares in a line—up, down, or diagonally—or attempt to fill the whole sheet if you’re a speedy reader.

Download the graphic, share your reading progress using our hashtag (#MGCarousel) on social media, and have fun! A transcript of the Bingo table is available as well.


  1. All books added to your bingo card should be Middle Grade reads. Find out more about Middle Grade books here.
  2. Each square needs to be filled with a unique book. You cannot use the same title more than once, even if it fits multiple themes. Choose wisely!
  3. This bingo challenge runs from January 1 to February 28 of this year.

Book Bingo Transcript

Squares are arranged in 5×5 formation, making 25 in total. A letter and number indicate their placement.

Squares on the same horizontal line are referred to as “rows” and are in alphabetical order from A to E, placed top to bottom.

Squares on the same vertical line are numbered from 1 to 5, placed right to left.

Combine the letter and number to find the square on your Bingo card (example: Square A1 is the leftmost square in the top row.)

  • Row A
    1. word with double letters in the title
    2. red & blue cover
    3. a sequel
    4. game pieces on the cover
    5. ‘rule’ in the title
  • Row B
    1. something spilling on the cover
    2. piano keys on the cover
    3. ‘star’ in the title
    4. top hat on the cover
    5. ‘win’ or ‘lose’ in the title
  • Row C
    1. ‘roll’ in the title
    2. an address in the title
    3. (center of the board) pick your own prompt
    4. green & yellow cover
    5. candy on the cover
  • Row D
    1. orange & pink cover
    2. ‘high’ or ‘low’ in the title
    3. dancing on the cover
    4. ‘garden’ in the title
    5. someone is surprised on the cover
  • Row E
    1. ‘how to’ in the title
    2. a new-to-you author
    3. sports ball on the cover
    4. ‘place’ in the title
    5. eight-letter word in the title

Follow Us!

Need a recommendation? CJ’s got you covered with our Bingo Squares blog post series.

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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