Middle Grades’ Favorite Authors

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Dive in to your favorite genre and find out why students in Middle School LOVE these authors! Put the author’s name into our Library Catalog. to access a book summary to see which topics each author writes about.  We put the authors names in alphabetical order for each genre so you can go straight to the shevels and browse alphabetically by author and read the book jackets.

Fantasy:  Lloyd Alexander, Roald Dahl, Kate DiCamillo, John Flanagan (Ranger’s Apprentice), Cornelia Funke, Neil Gaiman, Shannon Hale, Erin Hunter (Warriors), Lisa McMann (Unwanteds), Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost  Cities), Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Gail Carson Levine, Tamora Pierce, J.K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Tui T. Sutherland (Wings of Fire), Jane Yolen.

Realistic Fiction:  Kwame Alexander, Rob Buyea (Because of Mr. Terrupt), Pablo Cartaya, Gordon Korman, Lois Lowry, Kate Messner, Walter Dean Myers, Richard Peck (so funny!), Jason Reynolds (Track Series and others), Kelly Yang…

Science Fiction:  John David Anderson, Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game), Marie Lu, Neal Shusterman.

Historical Fiction:  Christopher Paul Curtis, Deborah Ellis, Alan Gratz, Katherine Hesse, Walter Dean Myers, Donna Jo Napoli, Jennifer Nielsen, Ruta Sepetys, Deborah Wiles, Jacqueline Woodson, Rita Williams-Garcia, Lawrence Yep.

Mystery: Lauren Child, Wendelin Van Draanan.

Adventure:  M.T. Anderson, John Flanagan (Ranger’s Apprentice), Ryan Graudin, Stuart Gibbs, Anthony Horowitz, Nancy Farmer, Gordan Korman, Shannon Messenger, Kate Messner, Robert Muchamore (Cherub), Brandon Mull, Kenneth Oppel, Louis Sachar.

Sports Fiction: Kwame Alexander, Carl Deuker, Tim Green, Mike Lupica, Jason Reynolds (Track series)

Humor: Jack Gantos The 5-part “Jack” series and Norvelt books, Dav Pilkey, Richard Peck.

Graphic Novels and Manga:  Assassination Classroom series, Svetlana Chmakova, Shannon Hale, Jennifer Holm, Victoria Jamieson, Noelle Stevenson (LumberJanes) Raina Telgemeier, Hiromu Arakawa Fullmetal Alchemist

Nonfiction:  Series:  A Wicked HIstory, Who Was…?  Authors:  David Macauley,  Steve Sheinkin.