Popular Series Fiction for Middle School Readers

A couple weeks ago I published a post about ongoing popular elementary series, and on another blog I posted about adult crossover series that would be excellent for high school readers.  Here I would like to provide the same service for middle school students.  The series listed below are still ongoing or have recently ended, and I’ve sorted them according to genre. The top line of each entry has series information; the second line contains the title, ISBN, and DOP for the first book of the series.

Are there other series that are popular with your readers?

ADVENTURE FICTION

          

BABYSITTER’S GUIDE TO MONSTERS by Joe Ballarini. Gr 5-7. (1 title)
The Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting. 9780062437839. 2017.
BLOOD GUARD by Carter Roy. Gr 6-8. (3 titles)
The Blood Guard. 9781477847251. 2014.
BROTHERBAND CHRONICLES by John Flanagan. Gr 5-8. (7 titles)
Outcasts. 9780399256196. 2011.
FIVE ELEMENTS by Dan Jolley. Gr 5-8 (2 titles)
The Emerald Tablet. 9780062411655. 2016.
MARK OF THE THIEF by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Gr 6-9. (3 titles)
Mark of the Thief. 9780545561549. 2015.
RANGER’S APPRENTICE EARLY YEARS by John Flanagan. Gr 5-8. Also FANTASY (2 titles)
The Tournament at Gorlan. 9780399163616. 2015.

    

SPY SCHOOL by Stuart Gibbs. Gr 4-7. (5 titles)
Spy School. 9781442421820. 2012.
THRONES AND BONES by Lou Anders. Gr 5-8. Also LEGENDS (3 titles)
Frostborn. 9780385387811. 2014.
WING & CLAW by Linda Sue Park. Gr 4-7. Also FANTASY (3 titles)
Forest of Wonders. 9780062327383. 2016.

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

      

BATTLESAURUS by Brian Falkner. Gr 5-8. Also SPECULATIVE FICTION (2 titles)
Battlesaurus : Rampage at Waterloo. 9780374300753. 2015.
MAPMAKERS TRILOGY by S.E. Grove. Gr 6-9. Also DYSTOPIAN (3 titles)
The Glass Sentence. 9780670785025. 2014.
PALACE OF SPIES by Sarah Zettell. Gr 7-10. (3 titles)
Palace of Spies. 9780544074118. 2013.
SHERLOCK HOLMES : THE LEGEND BEGINS by Andrew Lane. Gr 6-9. Also MYSTERY (6 titles)
Death Cloud. 9780374387679. 2011.

 

MYSTERY & SUSPENSE

        
FORBIDDEN LIBRARY by Django Wexler. Also FANTASY (4 titles)
The Forbidden Library. 9780803739758. 2014.
LOOT NOVEL by Jude Watson. Gr 4-7. (2 titles)
Loot : How to Steal a Fortune. 9780545468022. 2014.
RUBY REDFORT by Lauren Child. Gr 5-8. (5 titles)
Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes. 9780763651206. 2012.
THEODORE BOONE, KID LAWYER by John Grisham. Gr 5-8. (6 titles)
Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer. 9780525423843. 2010.
WOLLSTONECRAFT DETECTIVE AGENCY by Jordan Stratford. Gr 5-8. (4 titles)
The Case of the Missing Moonstone.  9780385754408. 2015.

 

REALISTIC FICTION

          

I FUNNY by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein. Gr 4-7. Also HUMOR (5 titles)
I Funny : A Middle School Story. 9780316206938. 2012.
IT GIRL by Katy Birchall. Gr 5-8. (3 titles)
The It Girl. 9781481463621. 2016.
JACK & LOUISA by Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Kate Wetherhead. (3 titles)
Jack & Louisa : Act 1. 9780448478395. 2015.
MIDDLE SCHOOL by James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts. Gr 5-7. (10 titles)
Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life. 9780316322027. 2011.
MISADVENTURES OF MAX CRUMBLY by Rachel Renee Russell. Gr 5-7. (2 titles)
Locker Hero. 9781481460019. 2016.
MOSTLY MISERABLE LIFE OF APRIL SINCLAIR by Laurie Friedman. Gr 6-8. (8 titles)
Can You Say Catastrophe? 9781467709255. 2013.

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION-FANTASY

         

ALCATRAZ by Brandon Sanderson. Gr 5-8. (5 titles)
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. 9780765378941. 2007.
ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen Turner. Gr 6-9. (5 titles)
The Thief. 9780688146276. 1996.
BLACKTHORN KEY by Kevin Sands. Gr 5-8. (3 titles)
The Blackthorn Key. 9781481446518. 2015.
BOOK OF STORMS by Ruth Hatfield. Gr 6-8. (3 titles)
The Book of Storms. 9780805099980. 2015.
COURT OF FIVES by Kate Elliott. Gr 7-10. (3 titles)
Court of Fives. 9780316364195. 2015.
FAIRY TALE REFORM SCHOOL by Jen Calonita. Gr 4-7. (3 titles)
Flunked. 9781492601562. 2015.

         

MAGISTERIUM by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare. Gr 5-8. (4 titles)
The Iron Trial. 9780545522250. 2014.
SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani. Gr 5-8. (4 titles)
The School for Good and Evil. 9780062104892. 2013.
SEPTIMUS HEAP : TODHUNTER MOON by Angie Sage. Gr 5-8. (3 titles)
Pathfinder. 9780062272454. 2014.
THICKETY by J.A. White. Gr 5-8. (4 titles)
The Thickety : A Path Begins. 9780062257246. 2014.
TYME by Megan Morrison. Gr 6-8. (2 titles)
Grounded : The Adventures of Rapunzel. 9780545638265. 2015.
WIDE-AWAKE PRINCESS by E.D. Baker. Gr 5-8. (7 titles)
The Wide-Awake Princess. 9781599904870. 2010.

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION-OTHER

         

BOUNDERS by Monica Tesler. Gr 6-8. SCIENCE FICTION (3 titles)
Bounders. 9781481445931. 2016.
DARK GRAVITY SEQUENCE by Matthew J. Kirby. Gr 4-7. (3 titles)
The Arctic Code. 9780062224873. 2015.
EVERLAND by Wendy Spinale. Gr 7-10. DYSTOPIAN (2 titles)
Everland. 9780545836944. 2016.
FINISHER by David Baldacci. Gr 6-9. DYSTOPIAN (3 titles)
The Finisher. 9780545652209. 2014.
LOCKWOOD & CO. by Jonathan Stroud. Gr 5-8. HORROR/MYSTERY (5 titles)
The Screaming Staircase. 9781423164913. 2013.
MAGNUS CHASE & THE GODS OF ASGARD by Rick Riordan. Gr 5-8. LEGENDS (3 titles)
The Sword of Summer. 9781423160915. 2015.

 
MAX HELSING : MONSTER HUNTER by Curtis Jobling. Gr 5-8. HORROR (2 titles)
Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse. 9780451474797. 2015.
SERAFINA by Robert Beatty. Gr 5-7. HORROR (3 titles)
Serafina and the Black Cloak. 9781484709016. 2015.