Let’s Talk Lit

Finding books for middle school readers can be a full-time job. Fortunately, it happens to be my passion. Welcome to My Shelf! Every month, I’ll share a special collection of books for middle-grade readers (that adults enjoy, too).

Set the tone

Back to School Books

Beginning your year with a strong read-aloud or class novel can set the tone for creating a culture of readers from day one. Check out my list of favorite back-to-school reads.


Growth Mindset Books

If you’re searching for popular growth mindset books for middle schoolers that feature characters who exemplify what it means to have a growth mindset, read on. I’ve curated a list of some of my favorites to share with you.


Middle School Favorites

These books have a remarkable ability to engage, inspire, and spark a love for literature in all of your middle school students. Snag one of these titles for homeroom, ELA warm-ups, or any time of year.