Middle Grade Fiction You Can Read at Home

By Lynn Ann Lobash, Associate Director, Readers Services and Engagement
April 24, 2020

Here are five great middle grade fiction books  currently available in e-book format through NYPL from Rebecca Schousha, Children's Librarian at the famous Jefferson Market Library.  All of these titles are available to borrow through our SimplyE app.



Annie's Life in Lists

Annie's Life in Lists by Kristin Mahoney

A super sweet read about a shy girl in a new town who makes lists in lieu of keeping a traditional journal.   











The Best Man

The Best Man by Richard Peck

When Archer's Uncle Paul and his teacher, Mr. McLeod, start dating, Archer makes it his mission to get them married.  Hilarious and heartfelt!











Chocolate Fever

Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith

How much chocolate is too much chocolate?  A short, fun classic from 1972!













Crunch by Leslie Connor

When the world's gas supply runs dry, Dewey and his siblings must run the family bicycle business while they await their stranded parents' return home.  A fun, fast-paced story with an environmental theme.









The Doughnut Fix

The Doughnut Fix Series by Jessie Janowitz

After his family leaves New York City for a small, one-street town, Tristan becomes obsessed with obtaining a secret doughnut recipe and opening his own doughnut stand.  Warm and hilarious!










Have trouble reading standard print? Many of these titles are available in formats for patrons with print disabilities.

Staff picks are chosen by NYPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We'd love to hear your ideas too, so leave a comment and tell us what you’d recommend. And check out our Staff Picks browse tool for more recommendations!