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10 Must-Listen Middle Grade Audiobooks for All Ages
10 Must-Listen Middle Grade Audiobooks for All Ages

Middle Grade stories are one of our absolute favourite genres of audiobooks - you definitely don’t have to be a middle grader to enjoy middle grade! 

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OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade Book-A-Like
OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade Book-A-Like

OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade "Book-A-Like" reading recommendations.

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Everything You Need to Know About January's SCALES & SMOKE theme!
Everything You Need to Know About January's SCALES & SMOKE theme!

Set foot in a land of dragons, witches, and magic next month with OwlCrate Jr's January 2023 theme!

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OwlCrate Jr Book Club: Into The Glades (day 3)
OwlCrate Jr Book Club: Into The Glades (day 3)

OwlCrate Jr Book Club: Into The Glades, day 3. “As long as we want to be friends, nothing can stop us. It’s a choice. And I know that I’ll always choose to be your friend.” We are back in a brand new year for part three of our three part read-along of Into The Glades for Laura Sebastian! Watch our chat with Laura here. Last week our characters faced marsh-maids, fire breathing dragon-gators, and more... Let's keep reading! Part Three: Chapters 27 - End   The story continues... As Zephyr and Larkin rest, Cordelia and Dash remember stories their dad told them about...

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OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade Book Club: Into The Glades (day 2)
OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade Book Club: Into The Glades (day 2)

We are back for part two of our three part read-along of Into The Glades for Laura Sebastian!

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The Top 11 Middle Grade Books We Read in 2022
The Top 11 Middle Grade Books We Read in 2022

The Best Middle Grade We Read in 2022* *In addition to all of our official OwlCrate Jr picks As bonafide professional bookworms, our team reads A LOT of books every year, in addition to the twelve new titles we get to build boxes around. As 2022 comes to an end, we wanted to highlight a few of our very favorite middle grade reads from the last year —newly published and backlist— that we believe deserve a spot on everyone's TBR list.  Get your wish lists and library cards ready!  In The Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo This semi-autobiographical novel in...

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OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade Book Club: Into The Glades (day 1)
OwlCrate Jr Middle Grade Book Club: Into The Glades (day 1)

This month we're reading Into The Glades by Laura Sebastian, our November 2022 middle grade book pick! Curl up on the couch with this quick standalone fantasy and let’s read together!

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OwlCrate Jr December Backlist
OwlCrate Jr December Backlist

OwlCrate Jr December Backlist  Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but one thing most of us share through the month of December is gathering with our families. With some time off of school and work, we can pause and spend some moments with those who mean the most to us. In that spirit my picks for this month’s Middle Grade Backlist Reads article celebrate all things family! Whether it’s your own family, found family, or blended, all these stories celebrate the places that we feel safest and those who always have our back.    To Read: The List of Things That Will...

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Everything You Need to Know About our THINK BIG theme!
Everything You Need to Know About our THINK BIG theme!

Have you ever imagined what the future will look like? Holograms and flying cars? Cyborgs and hoverboards? If you have, then our December read is perfect for you!

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'A Rover's Story' Book Club: Day 3 [end]
'A Rover's Story' Book Club: Day 3 [end]

Welcome to the third and final day of OwlCrate Jr's Book Club, hosted by Cheryl of And Other Tales! This month we are reading A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga. 

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'A Rover's Story' Book Club: Day 2
'A Rover's Story' Book Club: Day 2

Welcome to day two of OwlCrate Jr's Book Club! This month we are reading A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga. 

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