Dear Readers,

KLN is barely two weeks old, and we’re already so thankful for all of the support and love you’ve shown! And to thank you, we’ve put together a little holiday gift list for middle grade readers.

If you’re reading this blog, we don’t have to tell you that books make great gifts. Picking the right book, though – that can be a challenge. We’ve compiled this list of newly released MG books, organized by genre so you can find the perfect gift for your young reader! Every book on this list was released either in fall or winter of 2012. We hope you find the one (or two, or seven or seventeen) you’re looking for!

Happy Holidays!


Fantasy & Sci-Fi 

The Candy Shop War, Book 2 By Brandon Mull

Mystery & Adventure


The Ballad of Jessie Pearl By Shannon HitchcockMira's Diary Home Sweet Rome By Marissa Moss