Welcome to the New Release Spotlight for September 2023 middle grade books! This is a new concept I’m trying this month, so please feel free to send me your feedback. The idea is to make it more efficient for me and to keep all middle school and upper-elementary new book releases for September in one convenient place.
For the purposes of this list (and my previous Spotlights), I consider “middle grade books” to be those that range from Grades 3-8. Yes, this can be a little fuzzy, but book classification isn’t an exact science, is it?
This post has four parts. I’ve linked each below for easy reference, but they are also linked in the body of this post.
Please keep in mind that this is a work-in-progress! All four sections on this page will be continually updated throughout September 2023.
PART I: GOOGLE SLIDES PRESENTATION OF SEPTEMBER 2023 MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS
The first part of the New Release Spotlight is the Google Slides presentation. This is downloadable, editable, and FREE!
The Google Slides presentation includes each book’s publisher’s summary, genre, setting, grade levels, themes, protagonist description, and any notes I might need to add.
This presentation is great to play on a loop in the library! Trust me, students will ask for some of the books, which to me is the #1 best way to develop a student-centered collection.
I will be adding to the Google presentation in real time, so you will see additions throughout the month of September. If you download the presentation early in the month, don’t forget to come back to re-download to get the full Spotlight at the end of September.
Click here to download the presentation. Click “Use Template” in the
top-right corner to make an editable copy for your own Google Drive.
PART II – PRINTABLE LIST OF SEPTEMBER 2023 MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS
You can download a printable list from this Google page. Again, the list will be updated throughout the month, so you might want to wait until the end of the month to get the entire list.
The list is sorted by genre and topic. Includes book title and author’s last name. The list is fully-editable, so you can add or remove whatever you need to suit the needs of your library.
PART III – THE GINORMOUS BOOK LIST
Since October 2019, I have added the New Release Spotlight books to The Ginormous Book List. This is a huge Google spreadsheet that currently has over 3400 titles for K-12.
I will continue to add new books from the September 2023 middle grade book list to The Ginormous.
PART IV – SEPTEMBER 2023 MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS – COVERS AND AMAZON LINKS
The last part of the September 2023 middle grade book list is a sorting area by genre and topic. This is the part I’m still working over in my mind, so this part may change as the month continues. Remember that I am working in real time with this post all month, so I’ll be adding new titles and genres each week.
The cover images below are clickable Amazon Affiliate links. If you use them to make a purchase, I will get a small commission from your purchase.
I don’t make much from Amazon each month, and it doesn’t matter to me if you click the links below or not. I include the links below so you can see the book covers without scrolling through the whole presentation and to help you locate the right books. As the month goes on, the presentation will get longer. If you just need the ISBN or information about the book, you can get it from the Amazon link.
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