Scholastic's Spring 2018 middle grade and chapter books preview

Grab your protective goggles because we are time traveling into the near future with the Scholastic Online Preview for our Spring 2018 season! We’ve asked our authors, illustrators and editors to film 44 videos to tell us about their new books coming to stores, libraries and schools very soon! You can watch the full online preview by clicking here, but be sure to scroll down to see a list of the middle grade and chapter books we're excited about AND learn how to enter our sweepstakes!

Today, we’d like to introduce you to chapter books and middle grade titles! There’s a cute but resourceful baby monkey, some intergalactic adventure and even a school for toys. We are so pleased to have new books from favorites like Caldecott Award Winner Brian Selznick, Newbery Honoree Christopher Paul Curtis and New York Times bestseller Blue Balliett along with exciting debut authors like Marley Dias, Sayantani DasGupta, Kelly Yang and Kheryn Callender. 

Check out all of the titles below:


If all of that isn’t exciting enough, you could win a set of 5 advanced reader copies from the Spring Online Preview! Just comment below with what book you’d most like to check out to enter by Thursday, November 30! Full rules can be found here.


I would have to say the Elephant thief by Jane Kerr.

American girl books are big hits!!

All of the books sound great but I would like to check out Good Dog the most.

The Parker Inheritance looks like a good one!

I can't wait to read Christopher Paul Curtis's new book! My kids and I are big fans of his books. We got to meet him at an author event on Friday, and he is just delightful!

bears of the ice !!

I'm interested in Front Desk!

Baby monkey, private eye sounds interesting.

I will be looking for books for my first grade grandaughter

I'm looking forward to Two Dogs in a Trenchcoat!

Out of the Wild Night, my 9 year old would enjoy that!

I’d love to check out Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring.

I'd like to check out Bears of the Ice.

Code Word Courage

I really want to read Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring!

So hard to choose! I would have to say Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart!

All the books sound great, but The Journey of Little Charlie sounds like a must read!

I can't wait to read Good Dog by Dan Gemeinart. I love everything Dan writes.

I am counting the days until Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart comes out! I absolutely LOVE all his books!

There's so many good books coming out in Spring 2018 it's hard to choose! I think my students would like CODE WORD COURAGE by Kirby Larson.

Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart is on my must read wishlist. His books never disappoint and are always quick to be passed from reader to reader in my classroom. I love the way students connect with his stories.

Nice post but When the differences between chapter books and middle grade novels are blurred, kids and chapter books lose. Confused about what to call a

Out of the Wild Night by Blue Balliett - I love her books!

The Journey of Little of my favorite authors!

I had a hard time choosing, but Out of the Wild Night has me intrigued!

So excited for Not If I Save You First and Traitor's Game!

They all sound AMAZING! But the two that catch my eye the most are The Adventure of Little Charlie, and The Elephant Thief. Powerful stories for middle-grade students.

The Elephant Thief!

“Marley Dias Gets It Done-And So Can You!” by Marley Dias. It’s so important for children to experience diverse authors.

Would love to read The Serpent's Secret and find out more about the intergalactic princess.

I am looking forward to reading and sharing with my students "Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring" by Angela Cervantes!

The elephant thief!

Out of the Wild Night!

You have asked an impossible question!! How do you just choose one from that amazing line up!? I’ve been eyeing the Varian Johnson book for a while, along with Good Dog and Front Desk! I’d feel lucky to read any of them. Thank you for the chance!

I really want to read Code Word Courage! Think my Arizona students would get into it!

Out of the Wild Night by Blue Ballliett

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

I would love to read Front Desk, and can't wait to get my hand on Peter Reynold's newest book The Word Collector!

They all sound wonderful. I'm interested in "Code Word Courage."

After watching them all toy academy is the one I would like to read.

Out of the Wild Night by Blue Ballliett.

Truck full of ducks!

If love to check out Front Desk since it features a Chinese American girl as the protagonist. I'm Asian American and am excited to see more books that represent the diverse experiences of Asian Americans.

Truck full of ducks!

Ooohh! Definitely Good Dog! I'm so eager to read anything that Dan Gemeinhart writes!

My 10 year old and my library students will love so many of these! I am interested in reading Hurricane Child!

Code Word Courage by Kirby Larson would go great with my Code Talker unit.

Marley Dias!!! Such an inspiration to all! Can’t think of a better leader/role model for today’s youth! This young lady is sure to be a big hit!

I'm looking forward to reading Hurricane Child.

Front Desk by Kelly Yang!