Connecting parents to Christian middle grade books!
This is a list for parents who are looking for middle grade books written by Christian authors.
Middle grade fiction is written for 8-12 year olds.
Does Not Contain
All authors consent their books contain no . . .
- language that would constitute swear words on network television
- sexual content
- gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender content
- extreme violence or gore*
- references to quasi-spiritual activities which could be carried out in a way that opposes the Bible (meditation, clearing your mind, envisioning your future, believing in karma)
All authors identify as a type of Christian. (I don’t investigate theology or denomination.)
Some book contain overt Christian content.
Other books are written from a Christian worldview with no religious content in the story itself.
*PG battle scenes, action sequences, and story peril (including death) are allowed. The focus of these story beats is not to shock or horrify the reader but to achieve a narrative purpose.
A Note About Fantasy & Magic
Books containing fantasy elements will appear on this list. Some may even contain words like witch, wizard, spell, or casting.
While I respect families who draw a boundary here, I personally feel it’s simply a matter of genre set dressing. You can’t have sci-fi without spaceships, Westerns without cowboys . . . or fantasy without magic.
I will not recommend a book if the story goes out of it way to focus on real-life, pagan, religious procedures.
Exercise your family’s guidelines as you see fit.
We also have a Chapter Book Spotlight which follows similar guidelines.
If you encounter something in a book that goes against my posted guidelines above, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Sheree Elaine, author of the Dragon for Dinner Series for dragon-loving kids with big imaginations.
Meet Laurie Christine, author of the Dragon Slayer Bible Series for 8 to 12-year-old boys who love adventure, sword fights, and dragons.
Meet Bryan Davis, author of the Wanted: Superheroes series for kids who enjoy speculative adventures.
Meet Rachel Lulich, author of The Red Door for introverts, kids who feel like outsiders, and neurodiverse readers.
Meet J.A. Doberenz, author of The Adventures of Super Jake series for middle grade boys who love humor and a spirit of adventure.
Meet Amanda Cleary Eastep, author of the Tree Street Kids series for kids who like science, nature, history, literature, and sports.
Meet Jon Tilton, author of The Lands of Luxury Series for young readers who have endured past hardships.
Meet Millie Florence, author of Honey Butter and other books for both younger and older children.
Meet Becca Wierwille, author of Road Trip Rescue, a novel for kids with themes of faith and friendship.
Meet RM Ruiz, author of the Chosen Kids Saga for middle grade readers looking for an inspirational adventure.