#MGBooktober 2022 Recap

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons — not the least of which is #MGBooktober! Hosted by from Annaliese Avery and Kathie MacIsaac of the MG Book Village, this social media round up is such a fun way to connect with fellow MG book lovers. I love the wide variety of prompts and finding out about great middle grade books I may have missed!


Here’s what I shared this year on social media. I managed to post most days!

1.Shelfie: ChupaCarter by George Lopez with Ryan Calejo & Santy Guitierrez

2. 2021 Fall Throwback: Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulson

3. Book with a Setting You Want to Visit: Saving Fable by Scott Reintgen

4. Favorite Middle Grade Friendship: The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat

  • Honorable Mention: The Boys in the Back Row by Mike Jung
  • Honorable Mention: Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros

5. Debut Author Shout Out: Freddy vs. the Family Curse by Tracy Badua


7. Last MG Book that Made Me Cry: The Science of Being Angry by Nicole Melleby

8. Magical MG Creature I’d Like to Meet: Byx from The Endling series by Katherine Applegate

  • Honorable Mention: Bob from Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
  • Honorable Mention: Edgar Allen Toad from Witchlings by Claribel Ortega

9. MG Book that Taught Me Something New: Packing for Mars for Kids by Mary Roach

10. Food from a MG Book I’d Most Like to Eat: Leo’s Lucky Pigs from the Love Sugar Magic series by Anna Meriano

11. MG Character Most Like Me: the small-town crew from Those Kids from Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly

12. MG Book Set During Autumn/Fall: Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee

13. Favorite MG Book Covers of All Time: Covers with Faces!

  • The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
  • Tumble by Celia C Perez
  • Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte

14. MG Books Set in a School that Isn’t Hogwarts:

  • A Taste of Magic by J Elle
  • Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston
  • The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton
  • Saving Fable by Scott Reintgen
  • Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy by Anne Ursu
  • Not Recommended: Spell Sweeper by Lee Edward Fodi

15. Book with Excellent Rep: Air by Monica Roe


17. Best 2022 Read So Far: Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller

18. MG Book I Want to Read by the End of the Year: A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga

19. MG Book to Make Me LOL: ChupaCarter by George Lopez with Ryan Calejo & Santy Guitierrez

20. Shout Out to Someone Whose Book Recs I Love: My teammates Tanya and Mary!

21. MG Book Everyone Should Read: Answers in the Pages by David Levithan

22. MG Book that Deserves More Love: Coo by Kaela Noel

23. Favorite Comfort Read: Middle Grade Fantasy

24. If I Could Read Only One MG Book Forever…: The Wizard of Earthsea Quartet Edition by Ursula K. Le Guin

25. Modern MG Book Younger Me Would Have Loved: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

26. Future Classic: We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

27. MG Book with Great Themes: The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill

28. Shout Out to My Favorite Writers/Illustrators

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29. TBR Pile: Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun by Aidalro

30. Favorite MG Baddie: the dybbyk from The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor by Amanda Panitch

31. Favorite Character from a Scary MG Book: Rebecca from Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel

What’s your favorite thing about fall?

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