Winter stories for Middle Graders

We had a few warm days this past week, but we’re in for another batch of icy weather. If you’re looking for something fun to read while staying inside, we have quite a few wintry tales that will keep you turning the pages!

twistroseThe Twistrose Key
by Tone Almhjell

After finding a mysterious key, eleven-year-old Lin Rosenquist finds herself in the wintry world of Sylver where all the inhabitants were once either beloved pets or tamed wild animals, and must find the missing Winter Prince before she can return home.

This book reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia, with a hidden world, magic and danger. I loved the idea of a world where beloved pets get to live again.

julie of the wolvesJulie of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George

While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

This modern classic captured my imagination, and it may do the same for you! It’s also full of adventure, with Julie trying to survive the icy Alaskan landscape.

WildwoodWildwood
by Colin Meloy

When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness–a dangerous and magical forest at the edge of Portland, Oregon–and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.

This book is another one that reminded me on the Chronicles of Narnia. This book is a good choice for confident readers.

The ContestEverest: The Contest
by Gordon Korman

Kids from all over North America vie to be the first youngest person to climb Mount Everest.  When the final four reach the highest peaks, disaster strikes.

This book is part of a series of three, and it is fast-paced, fun and full of adventure.

Do you have a great winter read?  Share your favourites in the comments section.

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