The Middle School series by James Patterson is a step up for kids chapter books. They are about a boy named Rafe who seemingly has trouble upon starting middle school. What elementary kid isn’t nervous for their big step up to middle school and all the unknowns that come with it?
With his wit and comedy, Patterson tells of Rafe and all of his tales. Great read for kids in late elementary/middle school. There are nine books in this series!
Here’s the order:
- Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
- Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he’s got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school’s oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class–5,000 points! Running in the hallway–10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm–50,000 points! But when Rafe’s game starts to catch up with him, he’ll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he’s finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he’s been avoiding.
- Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!
- After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He’s been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It’s more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life!
- Middle School: Big Fat Liar
- Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She’s even bet him that she’ll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance!
- Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill
- Rafe Khatchadorian, the hero of the bestselling Middle School series, is ready for a fun summer at camp—until he finds out it’s a summer schoolcamp! Luckily, Rafe easily makes friends with his troublemaking cabin mates and bunkmate, a boy nicknamed Booger-Eater, who puts up with endless teasing from the other kids.
- Middle School: Ultimate Showdown
- Readers get a chance to participate in James Patterson’s wildly successful Middle School series in this interactive book featuring more than 80 hilarious anecdotes from dueling siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian—plus dozens of fun-filled activities!
- Middle School: Save Rafe!
- After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that’s not bad enough, he’s learned that he’s going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion—complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing, and fanatical counselors.
- Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck
- In this seventh Middle School episode, Rafe heads back to the place his misadventures began: the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, where he’s now being forced to take “special” classes.
- Middle School: Dog’s Best Friend
- It’s a dog-eat-dog world, and Rafe Khatchadorian is just trying to live in it. Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable-until Rafe spots his grandmother standing on the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen. In order to help bring in more money, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan-a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighborhood empire.
- Middle School: Escape to Australia
- Rafe isn’t exactly considered a winner in Hills Village Middle School to say the least, but everything’s about to change: he’s won a school-wide art competition, and the fabulous prize is getting to jet-set off to Australia for a whirlwind adventure!
These seriously funny books will keep you (your kids) occupied for hours! Laughing with Rafe and hoping the best when he gets in sticky situations!
Have you read the Middle School Series, or even just one of the books? Which one/s? What did you think?
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