#MGCarousel – May 2023

Header for May 2023: Doors features the Middle Grade Carousel banner and an illustration of a shop door with an awning.
Our month-long Middle Grade reading challenge is designed so you can choose your own books and set a comfortable pace. All you need to play along are books which match the month’s featured theme.

Our challenge this May is…

May 2023 at Middle Grade Carousel. Show Them the Door: Middle Grade books featuring doors. Hosted at Elymnifoquent.com.

Show Them the Door

Middle Grade books featuring doors

Join us in reading Middle Grade books that feature doors during the month of May! We recommend seeking out stories with secret portals, booking it to an elaborate entryway, or reading about characters who are admitted to exclusive venues.

Play Along!

  • Create your own reading list for the month based on our current challenge. Can’t think of any books that fit? Don’t worry! There will be lots of ideas shared on the blog throughout the month.
  • Recommend your own theme-related favorites or share what you plan on reading. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MGCarousel!
  • Check our Challenges page for more info.


Invite your friends and followers to play along! Please link back to our blog or tag us on social media so that they can find the challenge page.

(click to download the individual graphics)

Follow Us!

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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