Here again with another list of 15 backlist middle-grade books to dive into! I like making these lists because they help me find middle-grade books I didn’t even know existed. Many of these books are either under the radar because they did not get publicity when they were published or simply because it’s been while since they were published. However, they tackle several important vital topics, and make for excellent reading (going by reviews from trusted sources).
Some backlist middle-grade books don’t get as much love as they deserve. Typically, once the pub day frenzy is past, these titles get forgotten, almost like their worth depends on their publication date! None of that around here. For my list, I’ll be focusing on books published at least one full year prior. Pstt, many backlist titles are often less expensive than new releases (which you should definitely still purchase if you can) and readily available at your libraries. Here are 15 older middle-grade titles I’m hoping to read soon.