Middle Grade

As summertime comes into full swing we’re looking forward to some amazing new reads! Check out our Summer Reading Guide for 2022 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! 


Cress Watercress Cover Image
By Gregory Maguire, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536211009
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Published: Candlewick - March 29th, 2022

It’s a dangerous world for rabbits, and when Cress’ Papa doesn’t make it home from a nocturnal honey gathering expedition, Mama moves the family to a run-down oak tree. Can this crowded, loud new apartment ever be home? From the author of Wicked comes a fully illustrated, classic-feeling story about finding home, family, and yourself.

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ISBN: 9781536204957
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Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2022

Austin author and Newbery Honor winner Christina Soontornvat returns with another Thai-inspired fantasy adventure! Twelve year old Sai has a glittering future as the Mapmaker’s Assistant, but a secret in her heritage could ruin everything. This high-seas adventure explores who holds power and who “makes discoveries,” all against a backdrop of gorgeous scenery and exciting  journeys.

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Freddie Vs. The Family Curse Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358612896
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Published: Clarion Books - May 3rd, 2022

Freddie Ruiz has the worst luck–and it may just be genetic. Join Freddie on a hilarious misadventure filled with family history, Filipino folklore, and maybe, just maybe, a few new friends. This laugh-out-loud tale is the perfect reminder that while things can always be worse, there’s luck to be found in even the strangest of places. 

Twelfth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316669313
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2022

Theater camp is for loud, confident, artsy kids, not kids like Maren. But after a prank goes wrong, Maren gets drawn into a mystery surrounding the camp’s namesake, Charlotte “Charlie” Goodman, a film director in Blacklist Era Hollywood. Armed with clues from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this loveable cast of characters is in for an unforgettable summer!

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ISBN: 9781682633205
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Published: Peachtree - May 31st, 2022

Cutie Grackle is used to being different, but when a flock of ravens starts following her around she realizes she may be more than different–she may be cursed! As the ravens bring Cutie more and more objects, each imbued with memories of her family’s past, it will be up to Cutie to break her family’s curse. This is a survival tale unlike any others, full of hope and heart, and will have readers believing in the impossible!

The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves 1: Egypt's Fire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645951056
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Published: Pixel+Ink - June 7th, 2022

  The last thing John Boarhog wants is to go to the Jersey Home for Boys, where orphans are forced to eat kale and stitch skinny jeans for hipsters. So he makes his own home… in the ceiling of the New York Museum of Natural History! It’s all going well until John is accused of stealing a priceless Egyptian ruby. Now John–joined by the strange Inspector Toadius–must prove his innocence, setting out on a quirky adventure perfect for fans of classic middle grade stories.