The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Book List is a great list to start out. I’m attaching a link for this year’s list (the one on our shelves) and the list for next year (get a head start!).
Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice List – 2019-20
Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice List – 2020-21
This next list is made up of books we read for the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice List that didn’t quite make the final cut. Like the other 9 American Idol people that got cut before they crowned the winner...or the books that didn’t get the final rose...or the...you know what, you get it.
For more books for grades 3-5 or 9-12 that are on the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice or the Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice lists, visit the State Library of Louisiana website and search for ‘Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice’. Disclaimer: The books on the teen list are for students in 9-12th grade and may contain mature content, language, and other situations. Please talk over these books with your parents, should you decide to branch out to the high school lists. I am not endorsing them.
Below I will include links to some lists found on the web and on other library websites. Some of these books, for whatever reason, we do not have at our library. Please make the best decision for YOU or YOUR STUDENT as a reader!!!
The Most Exciting Middle Grade Books of 2019 – Brightly article
Best Middle Grade Books 2019 – School Library Journal
19 2019 Middle Grade Books to Have on Your Radar – Teen Librarians Toolbox
Best Middle Grade & Childrens Books – Goodreads
2019 Middle Grade Spotlight: Annotated List – Publishers’ Weekly