12 BOOKS SET ON THE FARM by CJ and Elza from Middle Grade Carousel

MG Book Village

Today at MG Book Village we’re featuring a great list of middle grade recommendations for August all about the barnyard from CJ and Elza from Middle Grade Carousel.

Hello from Middle Grade Carousel! We’re CJ and Elza, a mother-daughter blogging duo who love all things middle grade.

Although we’re both readers, CJ and I don’t always want to read the same book. This inspired us to start our own reading challenge, where we pick a theme and run with it! In looking for books that fit our challenges, we often discover new books that maybe we wouldn’t have noticed or tried before.

Today, we’re here to share a dozen books inspired by our theme this August. From prize-winning pigs and powerful poultry to fields of creepy scarecrows and crops with a mind all their own, farms hold plenty of possibility for everyday adventures, extraordinary discoveries, and creature comforts. We hope…

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10 First Lines from Middle Grade Fiction

The first line of a book is a wonderful thing. Just a few perfect words, and a portal is opened. You’re seeing the world through new eyes. Exploring a world that is built from hard work and imagination. Thinking of things that wouldn’t have come to mind without a little help.

10 Favorite First Lines in Middle Grade

Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite first lines from Middle Grade books! Do they inspire you, too?

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