#MGCarousel Book Bingo – March & April 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 March 1 to April 30 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. crossed-out word on the cover
    2. a skull on the cover
    3. black & white cover
    4. ‘water’ in the title
    5. a spyglass on the cover
  • Row B
    1. a flag on the cover
    2. bow tie on the cover
    3. ‘light’ or ‘dark’ in the title
    4. a house on the cover
    5. ‘first’ or ‘last’ in the title
  • Row C
    1. ‘in’ or ‘out’ in the title
    2. speech bubble on the cover
    3. (center of the board) pick your own prompt
    4. five-letter word in the title
    5. clouds on the cover
  • Row D
    1. a winged thing on the cover
    2. holding hands on the cover
    3. mermaids
    4. newspaper on the cover
    5. ‘work’ or ‘play’ in the title
  • Row E
    1. tools on the cover
    2. ‘sun’ or ‘moon’ in the title
    3. a door on the cover
    4. graphic novel
    5. rabbit on the cover

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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