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My Favorite Middle Grade Books of 2014 (So Far)

[First posted on 2015.01.07 – Most recently bumped with updates on 2015.01.25]

2014 may be over, but I’m not over reading books from it. I may even continue to update this list from time to time as I read more books I didn’t get to in 2014 or that I discovered from everyone else’s great “Best of 2014” lists, in which case I’ll likely bump it to the top.

Feel free to read a littlbe bit into the order. They are roughly in descending order according to just how much I liked them.

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The Riverman by Aaron Starmer

(The Riverman is my secret, dark-horse pick for the 2015 Newbery. I have to mention that in case it actually happens.)

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

(Brown Girl Dreaming is my official prediction for the 2015 Newbery.)

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A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

(I wish there was a cool debut middle grade author award.  I would give it to Natalie Lloyd for this book for sure.)

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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

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Revolution by Deborah Wiles

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The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

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The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

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Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson

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[The Fourteenth Goldfish](The%20Fourteenth Goldfish) by Jennifer L. Holm

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The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

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The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

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The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage