International Middle Grade Fiction

Middle Grade fiction is written for children from 8-12. Confident readers who want to take an armchair tour of the world can curl up with these great books set outside the United States. As with all my book lists, this is a work in progress and I encourage readers to leave suggestions for me in the comments.

 

China

  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

India

  • Younguncle Comes to Town by Vandana Singh, illustrated by Manjunath Kamath

Japan

  • The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworh ( 1931 Newbery Medal)

Russia

Sudan

  • A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park
  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Shane Evans

Sweden

Zimbabwe

  • The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (1995 Newbery Honor Book)

 

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