#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!

When a mysterious parcel arrives at her family’s new home, eleven-year-old Lin Rosenquist has a curious feeling she’s meant to discover what’s inside.

Much to Lin’s surprise, the ornate key contained in the parcel unlocks a spellbinding world called Sylver, hidden behind the cellar door. Sylver is an enchanting land of eternal winter, inhabited by animals that shared a special connection with children in the real world, either as beloved pets or tamed wild animals. In death, they are delivered to Sylver, where they take on a curiously human-like form and still watch over the children they cherish.

While Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with her beloved pet, Rufus, she soon learns that the magic of the Petlings and Wilders is failing, and snow trolls want to claim Sylver for themselves. Lin must discover a way to stop them and save this enchanted world.

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Bingo Squares

Looking for books that fit August’s Summer Reading Bingo challenge? Here are a few recommendations to help you read for a win!

Bingo Squares: 'thorn' or 'rose' in the title

‘Thorn’ in the Title

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Download this month’s bingo card and jump right in!


Can you find any books with ‘thorn’ in the title on your shelf? Share an MG read you’d add to our stack in the comments!