5 Must Read Adventure Books for Middle Schoolers

The middle school years are years full of wonder and excitement, of discovering new things and being fascinated by stories. TANYA KASHYAP gives us a list of five absolute must read books for middle schoolers to read and go on mindboggling adventures with the authors.

The Swifts by Beth Lincoln: Winner of the Barnes and Noble Children’s Book Award
I read this delightfully clever, full of humour and action murder-mystery in one sitting; I couldn’t put it down. It’s high on comedy, a celebration of words and individuality, packed with games, word play, and lots and lots of mischief. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie because this is an instant classic.

Murder Almost Unladylike by Robin Stevens
Imagine Agatha Christie visiting Malory Towers and add in some modern sensibilities. Robin Steven can go places Enid Blyton never dreamt of; plotting is what sets this book apart. I envy any young reader discovering this enchanting new series and writer.

Billy and the Giant Adventure by Jamie Oliver
Get ready for an adventure you’ll never forget.

One pinch of adventure, a dash of friendship, a sprinkle of mystery and a HUGE spoonful of magic …. Jamie Oliver, bestselling author and internationally renowned chef, delivers the perfect recipe for a page-turning children’s fiction debut!

City of Stolen Magic by Nazneen Ahmed Pathak
An unexpected gem of a story. Nazneen draws heavily on real history to open up conversations about colonialism and empire, while weaving a vivid and richly imagined adventure. A stellar setting, a gut-punch of a twist, and an unforgettable heroine. This has all the hallmarks of classic children’s storytelling.

The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant
A phenomenal beginning to a gorgeously written adventure, there is magic woven into every sentence. Entertaining, comical, and breezy this will appeal to fans of Harry Potter.

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Tanya Kashyap works at Penguin Random House India. In her own words:
I find joy in so many different things, but one of the most enduring passions of mine, in good and bad, is my love for books especially middle-grade books.

I have a soft spot for (excellent) middle grade books. Every year, especially during winter holidays I find myself a cozy corner, sipping hot cocoa with a pile of at least a dozen of middle grade books stacked beside me ready to be read and explored. For the longest of the time, I used to begin my winter holidays reading Harry Potter series and for over a decade it was my Christmas ritual. Apart from reading books, I find joy in recommending them. It gives me immense pleasure when my recommendation has made them happy, and they end up loving the book.

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