Beyond the Shelves: Back to School

Jes and Sarah are taking us back to middle school this month! They're talking about some of their favorite books from when they were in middle school and giving you some readalikes for those books today!

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Show Notes


Middle School Books and Readalikes

Weetzie Bat, by Francesca Lia Block
Shadow Children series, by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Fear Street series, by R.L. Stine
Island series, by Gordon Korman
The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by C. Alan Bradley


What We're Reading


First Dibs


Best Bets

Published on September 06, 2023
Last Modified June 22, 2024