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Best Middle School Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Middle School books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond–and How Parents Can Help (2019)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionMiddle school is its own important, distinct territory, and yet it’s either written off as an uncomfortable rite of passage or lumped in with other developmental phases. Based on her many years working in schools, professional counselor Phyllis Fagell sees these years instead as a critical stage that parents can’t afford to ignore (and though “middle school” includes different grades in various regions, Fagell maintains that the ages make more of a difference than the setting). Though the transition from childhood to adolescence can be tough for kids, this time of…
Author(s): Phyllis L. Fagell

2. A Smart Girl’s Guide: Middle School (Revised): Everything You Need to Know About Juggling More Homework, More Teachers, and More Friends! (Smart Girl’s Guides) (2014)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionStarting middle school can be scary. But knowing what to expect will make you feel more confident. Packed with tips and fun quizzes, here’s the inside scoop on topics like classes, lockers, homework, and getting involved in after-school activities. Get help deciding the best way to introduce yourself to those new classmates. Plus, you’ll read letters from other girls who were just as worried about starting middle school, and advice from girls who have already been there. #11,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #225 in Children’s School Issues #765…
Author(s): Williams Montalbano, Julie, Cathi Mingus

3. The Manual to Middle School: The “Do This, Not That” Survival Guide for Guys (2017)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionThe move from elementary school to middle school can be difficult for boys. Too big to be little yet too little to be big, they face the perfect storm of changing bodies, rushing hormones, and learning challenges. Many new to middle school guys find themselves struggling with grades, behavior, relationships with family, friends, and teachers. Boys often grow frustrated and embarrassed as they strain to figure out what and what in their new world… called middle school.Best Selling author Jonathan Catherman and his two sons (one current and one former middle schooler) offer boys ages ten to…
Author(s): Jonathan Catherman

4. Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! (2018)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionLive large with James Patterson’s winning follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life.After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He’s been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It’s more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life! Anything he’s…
Author(s): James Patterson , Chris Tebbetts , et al.

5. Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life (2012)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionRafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he’s got an ace plan for the best year ever: to break every rule in his school’s oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class: 5,000 points! Running in the hallway: 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm: 50,000 points! But when Rafe’s game starts to catch up with him, he’ll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he’s finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he’s been avoiding.James Patterson’s debut middle-grade novel addresses some of middle schoolers’ biggest issues:…
Author(s): James Patterson , Chris Tebbetts , et al.

6. Middle School Makeover (2014)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionMiddle School Makeover is a guide for parents and educators to help the tweens in their lives navigate the socially fraught hallways, gyms, and cafeterias of middle school. The book helps parents, teachers, and other adults in middle school settings to understand the social dilemmas and other issues that kids today face. Author Michelle Icard covers a large range of topics, beginning with helping us understand what is happening in the brains of tweens and how these neurological development affects decision-making and questions around identity. She also addresses social media, dating, and peer exclusion. Using both recent…
Author(s): Michelle Icard

7. What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know, Third Edition (2014)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionMiddle level researchers Dave Brown and Trudy Knowles have updated their bestselling classic What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know with more student voice as well as timely new research, strategies, and models that illuminate the philosophies and practices that best serve the needs of young adolescents. Once again a comprehensive description of truly responsive middle level teaching, the Third Edition features: Stories of teachers who have embraced curriculum integration, alternative assessment, democratic classrooms, and dynamic learning experiences inspire others to…
Author(s): Dave F. Brown, Trudy Knowles

8. All’s Faire in Middle School (2017)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionEleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she’ll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind—she’ll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it’s not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don’t) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family’s unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy…
Author(s): Victoria Jamieson

9. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Middle School (Worst Case Scenario Junior Editions) (2009)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionHomework, hormones, heartache…middle school has no shortage of perils. Never fear, the authors of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series return with a survival guide for those who are facingor just about to facethis big transitional time in school and life. The handbook is packed with funny-but-useful tips for the trickiest situations that crop up in middle school, like taking charge of a too-busy homework schedule, dealing with a cold shoulder from a friend who has suddenly become just too cool, avoiding common e-mail and cell phone disasters, and more. #416,047 in…
Author(s): Robin Epstein, Ben H. Winters

10. Surviving Middle School: Navigating the Halls, Riding the Social Roller Coaster, and Unmasking the Real You (2016)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionIn this hilarious guide full of honest, real-life experiences, veteran teacher Luke Reynolds skillfully and humorously shows kids how to not only survive, but thrive and even enjoy the wild adventure that is middle school.Middle grade series like The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries bring an authentic voice and vision to fiction about middle schoolers. Now, for the first time a nonfiction guide to middle school offers that same funny and relatable voice, while skillfully teaching life lessons to not just help kids find their footing during the tough years between elementary and high school,…
Author(s): Luke Reynolds

11. Every Day Math Practice: 1000+ Questions You Need to Kill in Middle School | Math Workbook | Middle School Study Practice Notebook | Grades 6-8 (2018)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionPrepare your child for middle school math with our award-winning Math Practice Workbook for Grades 6 to 8. Used by teachers, parents and students nationwide this workbook provides middle school children with comprehensive practice questions that cover a wide range of topics they will encounter in middle school.Created by certified middle school teachers, this workbook is the perfect supplementary workbook for any student in 6th grade, 7th grade or 8th grade. This workbook is also aligned to all Common Core State Standards.Topics Covered: Brain Hunter’s…
Author(s): Brain Hunter Prep

12. Competition Math for Middle School (2009)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionWritten for the gifted math student, the new math coach, the teacher in search of problems and materials to challenge exceptional students, or anyone else interested in advanced mathematical problems. Competition Math contains over 700 examples and problems in the areas of Algebra, Counting, Probability, Number Theory, and Geometry.Examples and full solutions present clear concepts and provide helpful tips and tricks.”I wish I had a book like this when I started my competition career.”Four-Time National Champion MATHCOUNTS coach Jeff Boyd”This book is full of juicy questions and ideas that will enable the reader to…
Author(s): J. Batterson

13. Planet Middle School (2018)

Best Middle School Books Worth Your AttentionFor twelve years, Joylin Johnson’s life has been just fine. A game of basketball with the boys-especially her friend Jake-was all it took to put a smile on her face. Baggy jeans, T-shirt, and hair in a ponytail were easy choices. Then, everything suddenly seemed to change all at once. Her best girl friend is now flirting with her best guy friend. Her clothes seem all wrong. Jake is acting weird, and basketball isn’t the same. And worst of all, there is this guy, Santiago, who appears from . . . where? What lengths will Joy go to–and who will she become–to attract his attention? In short poems that perfectly…
Author(s): Nikki Grimes

Best Middle School Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some middle school books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Algebra Made Easy for Middle School and High School by K P Basu Kalipada Basu Calcutta

Author(s): K P Basu Kalipada Basu
Publisher: Archive.org, Year: 2019, Size: 51 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2342882

Competitive Math for Middle School: Algebra, Probability, and Number Theory

Author(s): Vinod Krishnamoorthy
Publisher: Pan Stanford, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2226373

The Practices of School Middle Leadership

Author(s): Peter Grootenboer
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2254734

Competitive Math for Middle School : Algebra, Probability, and Number Theory

Author(s): Krishnamoorthy, Vinod
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2256261

AMTI GEMS Sub Junior Level 2 ( Middle School Classes ) from The Mathematics Teacher NSEJS RMO INMO IMO Olympiad Foundation

Author(s): Association of Mathematics Teachers Chennai India
Publisher: Association of Mathematics Teachers Chennai India, Year: 2018, Size: 48 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2266928

AMTI GEMS Sub Junior Level 3 ( Middle School Classes ) from The Mathematics Teacher NSEJS RMO INMO IMO Olympiad Foundation

Author(s): Association of Mathematics Teachers Chennai India
Publisher: Association of Mathematics Teachers Chennai India, Year: 2018, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2266929

AMTI GEMS Sub Junior Level ( Middle School Classes ) Sample Questions and Solutions for Mathematics Talent Tests NSEJS Olympiad Foundation

Author(s): Association of Mathematics Teachers Chennai India
Publisher: Association of Mathematics Teachers Chennai India, Year: 2018, Size: 27 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2266930

AMTI Sample Questions and Solutions for Mathematics Talent Tests Sub Junior Level Middle School Classes R Athmaraman R Vijayalakshmi S R Santhanam

Author(s): R Athmaraman R Vijayalakshmi S R Santhanam
Publisher: AMTI Chennai, Year: 2018, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2299353

Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan

Author(s): Paul F. Reed; Gary M. Brown; David Grant Noble
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Published in Association with School for Advanced Research Press, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2387988

Modeling mathematical ideas: developing strategic competence in elementary and middle school

Author(s): Seshaiyer, Padmanabhan; Suh, Jennifer M
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629286

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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