Middle Grade

As summertime comes into full swing we’re looking forward to some amazing new reads! Check out our Summer Reading Guide for 2021 to discover our picks for each age group and genre below – and be sure to look for the Treehouse stamp of approval noting our favorite books in each section! 


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ISBN: 9781534449688
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 6th, 2021

A warm and heartfelt family saga blending magic and tender coming-of-age. Yolanda is a bruja - a witch - but will her magic be able to save her beloved grandmother? She’ll have to journey across her family’s land in search of a lone pecan tree first! Atmospheric and beautiful, Into the Tall, Tall Grass is the perfect summer tale.

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ISBN: 9780062947550
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Published: HarperCollins - April 13th, 2021

Cece Rios is on a quest to learn forbidden magic and save her sister from a powerful desert spirit! Fortunately she’s got some help in the form of a curious criatura. But will she succeed in reuniting her family? Kaela Rivera’s debut is fast-paced, inspired by Mexican mythology with plenty of wonderful creatures and wild locales to discover!

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ISBN: 9780374314712
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 4th, 2021

Milton’s awkward. He says the wrong thing. He has stomach issues. He’s still trying to get over the infamous “Bird Brain” incident. Fortunately when he plays his favorite video game, Isle of Wild, he becomes the fearsome adventurer Sea Hawk! But when his parents ship him off to a real wild island to spend some time with his estranged naturalist uncle, will he be up for the adventure?

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ISBN: 9781338665857
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 4th, 2021

Black Panther meets Tristan Strong in this new book from Kwame Mbalia and His Imperial Highness Prince Joel David Makonnen! When Yared accidentally triggers a robot attack from inside an augmented reality game he’ll have to team up with Besi, his bionic lioness, and Ibis, a reluctant ally, to try and save the galaxy! Inspired by Ethiopian mythology, Mbalia’s latest middle grade is an adventure of epic proportions! 

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ISBN: 9780062990402
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

Inspired by Navajo Holy Beings, this latest book from Heartdrum Press features a young boy who must save a Water Monster and heal his family! Brian Young’s debut middle grade is woven through with familial connection and deep cultural roots - a poignant adventure filled with love and courage.

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ISBN: 9780062691750
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 18th, 2021

Brimming with atmosphere, Long Lost is a mesmerizing tale of mystery and imagination. When Fiona reads a book that disappears a week later, she finds herself on the path to uncover and solve the centuries old mystery that’s haunted her town. Laced with anticipation and thrilling plot twists, West’s latest is the perfect read for fans of ghost stories, mysteries, and anything eerie! Published May 18

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ISBN: 9780063015258
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 25th, 2021

  One boy a political prisoner in Renaissance Italy, one girl a misfit in modern day New Jersey, and one mysterious cat that will bring them together across time and space! Follow Federico and Bee as they work to solve a mystery that spans centuries with the aid of a mysterious cat and a magical wardrobe created by Leonardo Da Vinci. If you're a fan of history, time travel, or felines, this is the book for you! Published May 25