Middle Grade

As summertime comes into full swing we’re looking forward to some amazing new reads! Check out our Summer Reading Guide for 2023 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! 


The One and Only Ruby By Katherine Applegate Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063080089
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2023

From the Newbery medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan comes a new novel in verse starring an elephant named Ruby, recounting her tale of life spent on the African savannah to Ivan and Bob. The One and Only Ruby is a perfect mix of heartfelt and humorous, with gorgeous black and white illustrations from Patricia Castelao.

*Don't forget to check out The One and Only Ivan and The One and Only Bob

The Golden Frog Games (Witchlings 2) By Claribel A. Ortega Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338745795
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - May 2nd, 2023

The Witchlings return, this time in a legendary magical tournament: The Golden Frog Games! When a hex is used on fellow contestants, all eyes turn to the Witchlings. Can they track down the perpetrator (and help Seven fix her misfiring magic) before anyone else gets hurt? The Witchlings series is a Brazos favorite! Jump in with book one, available in paperback!

*Don't forget to check out book one: Witchlings

The Takeout By Tracy Badua Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358671732
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - May 9th, 2023

When twin celebrity chefs’ new restaurant threatens Mila’s family’s Filipino Indian food truck, she’ll do anything to expose them as the recipe thieves they are–even dabble in Filipino folk magic! What could possibly go wrong? This is a brand new tale from the hilarious Tracy Badua, perfect for fans of Tae Keller and Lily LaMotte.

Grounded By Aisha Saeed, S. K. Ali, Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Huda Al-Marashi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419761751
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Published: Amulet Books - May 9th, 2023

When a thunderstorm grounds all flights following a huge Muslim convention, four kids will meet at the airport for one unforgettable night of shenanigans, missing celebrity cats, and NokNok videos! Written by four bestselling authors, Grounded is a charming adventure about the challenges–and friends!–life can throw our way!

Lei and the Fire Goddess By Malia Maunakea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593522035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 6th, 2023

An extraordinary debut about a part-Hawaiian girl on a mission to save her best friend from an angry fire goddess–with the help of a smart aleck talking bat! This is the perfect summer book: filled with adventure, heart, and action. Book two can’t come soon enough!

When Giants Burn By Beth Vrabel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665918626
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2023

A perfect read for fans of Hatchet, When Giants Burn shows us the power of friendship as two unlikely heroes take flight in a homemade airplane to escape forest fires, and their problematic lives.