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Children's Literature at J.A. Jones Library

Books for grades 6-8!

In our CMC JUV section (otherwise known as the "children's section"), the books for middle schoolers are marked with blue stickers on their spines. These are typically the books for students who are reading on their own and ready for some advanced concepts. You'll also find great resources for middles schoolers in our Graphic Novel section! Not sure of a book's placement? Just ask! Do we have something in the wrong section? Let us know!

Featured Books for Middle Grade Readers

The Unadoptables

The List of Things That Will Not Change

My Life As an Ice Cream Sandwich

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

The Night Diary

Lily and Dunkin

King and the Dragonflies (Scholastic Gold)

All Thirteen: the Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team

Before the Ever After

Resources for Middle School Literacy

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy

Literacy Leadership for Grades 5-12

20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12

Literacy and Learning

Tutoring Adolescent Literacy Learners

Building Academic Literacy

Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle School Literacy Instruction

Reading and the Middle School