#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Books with Locks and Keys

20 Middle Grade books with Locks and Keys: A high-security collection of Middle Grade books featuring hidden treasure, secret portals, and historical heirlooms.

Our #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about LOCKS AND KEYS. If you’re ready to unlock the possibilities, CJ and Elza have gathered 20 Middle Grade books that feature padlocks, skeleton keys, secret doors, treasure chests, and more high-security places.

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Looking for books that fit our monthly reading challenge this May? Try one of the favorites from our home shelf!

Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel May 2022: Under Lock and Key features the book 100 CUPBOARDS by N. D. Wilson

Twelve-year-old Henry York arrives in Henry, Kansas to stay with his uncle’s family. Everything seems ordinary in their small farmhouse until something goes bump in the night—literally.

Soon Henry and his cousins are entangled in an adventure that includes strangers in the abandoned bedroom, secret cupboards in the guest room, and officiated messages from impossible places.

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Bingo Squares

Looking for books that fit our current Book Bingo challenge? Here are a few recommendations to help you read for a win!

Brown Cover

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Can you find a book with a brown cover on your shelf? Share an MG read you’d add to our stack in the comments!

Bingo Squares

Need a little help finding books that fit this month’s bingo board? Here are a few recommendations!

Bingo Squares: double 'o' in the title

Double ‘O’ in the Title

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Can you find a book with double ‘o’ words in the title on your home bookshelf?

Bingo Squares

Need a little help finding books that fit this month’s bingo board? Here are a few recommendations!

Bingo Squares: portal fiction

Portal Fantasy

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What’s your favorite book set in another world?