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EDRL 402: Literature for Young Adults (Bickmore): Middle Grade Books

Recommended resources and services at the UNLV Teacher Development & Resources Library for students enrolled in EDRL 402: Literature for Young Adults

TDRL Recommendations

Finding Middle Grade Books

There are multiple options for finding middle grade fiction. Start with some of the TDRL staff picks on the left or find more by using the resources listed below. 

Children's and Young Adult Literature Guide

The Children's and Young Adult Literature Guide has booklists which can help you browse recently published middle grade titles. The lists below contain middle grade categories, but there are many middle grade books included in most of the awards/booklists listed on this guide. 

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is used to search for book recommendations by age, format, genre, topic, tone, character type, awards, and more. The following shows one way to search for middle grade titles.  Remember! The TDRL doesn't own all the books listed in your NoveList search results; check your public library for books not available at the TDRL. 

Step One: Log into NoveList Plus (use your Ace account if accessing it off campus)


Step Two: Under Browse by, select "Appeal":


Step 3: Select Ages 9-12 and the category you'd like to search for:


Step 4: Select your category criteria, any additional categories/criteria, and click find titles:


Step 5: Click on "View All" and then filter your results as desired:


Step 6:  Review your results and check Quick Search for the availability of specific books at the TDRL. 

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