Amazon: Best Books of 2012–Middle Grade

Here is another of Amazon’s Best Book lists for the year.  This one focuses on the top 20 books for middle grade readers.


After Eli by Rebecca Rupp

The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce


Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente


Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate by Scott Nash


Island of Thieves by Josh Lacey

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath, illustrated by Sophie Blackall


The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Return to the Willows by Jacqueline Kelly, illustrated by Clint Young

See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles


The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz


Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket

Wonder by R. J. Palacio