Please join us Monday nights at 9pm EST on Twitter for great conversations between educators, librarians, and authors about how to get great books into the hands of middle-grade readers!

If you have an idea for a topic centred around supporting children’s reading lives and celebrating MG books and would like to co-host an upcoming #MGBookChat, please contact me on Twitter (@lhnatiuk).

Here is a list of our upcoming chats and topics.

Did you miss #MGBookChat? Never fear! We have you covered! Laurie is using Wakelet to archive our chats, and so you can now peruse them at your leisure. Just click on the links below to access the Wakelet for that particular chat.

Do you have a book that you would like to add to our #MGBookChat database? If so then click on the link and help grow our chat database. You will need to know the title, author, book format (MG, PB etc.) and the chat topic. Please note that the database started on April 19th with MG Lit and the Environment. Contact me (@lhnatiuk) if you have any questions.

Are you looking for the #MGBookChat DATABASE of the books shared for the #MGBookChats? The Book List Links are all attached to each chat OR you can find the entire database here. You can find each chat at the bottom of the spreadsheet.

The #MGBookChat question schedule so you can know when to schedule your answers to any chat ahead of time.

June 5/23

Topic: Open Chat

Hosts: @lhnatiuk, @kmcmac74, & @christiemegil

May 29/23

Topic: Ban Book Resistance

Host: @RosanneParry

May 22/23

Topic: Fairy Tales in #MGLit

Host: @KLSmall_Author

May 15/23

Topic: Fun in MG

Hosts: @BGartnerWriting & @CathyCarrWrites

May 8/23

Topic: Books and the Big Stuff

Host: @tracybwrites

May 1/23

Topic: Open Chat

Hosts: @lhnatiuk, @kmcmac74, & @christiemegil

Feb. 13/23

MG Classics: Old & New

Host: @MPLimwrites

July 25/22

Books In Books!

Host: @JenGenn

April 11/22

Novels in Verse

Host: @doucette515

Feminism and Gender Equality in #MGLit

Jan. 31/22

Feminism and Gender Equality in #MGLit

Hosts: @SawyerShari

Oct. 26/21

Tropes in #Spookylit

Host: @3Dlovestoread


Oct. 18/21

Comfort Reads

Host: @jandersoncoats


Oct. 11/21

Books About Books

Hosts: @AGWishingrad & @katealbus


Sept. 27/21

That “Gotta-Read-It!” Feeling

Host: @rebeccaefbarone


Sept. 20/21

Maps in the Making

Host: @leefodi


Sept. 13/21

Spooky Stories

Host: @MahtabNarsimhan


Oct. 26/20

Host: @Barbaradee2

Mental Health in #MGLit

Oct. 7 /19

Social Justice 

Host: @BarbaraDee2 

 Sept. 30/19 

 STEM Tuesday 

Host: @jenswanbooks

June 10/19 

 Open Chat 

Hosts: @Corrinaallen@jarrettlerner & @kmcmac74 

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Aug. 6/18                                                                                                                       Building Book Access in Book Deserts

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Aug. 13/18  Back to School 

_Back to School_ with #MGBookChatAugust 13, 2018 at 9 pm ESTHosts_ @mbiehl1 & @kirstenbiehlQ1_ As we begin a new school year, what books are you most excited to book talk to your students_Q2_ How do you get to know y.png

Aug. 20/18  The Importance of Immigrant & Refugee Stories

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Aug.27/18  Back to School Reads

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Sept. 3/18 Teachers and Public Librarians: Supporting Each Other

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#MGBookChat September 10, 2018 — “Ending Gendered Labels of Middle Grade Books”

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#MGBookChat September 17, 2018 — “Mental Health and Middle Grade Books”

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#MGBookChat September 24, 2018 — “Teacher-Librarian-Author Collaboration”

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#MGBookChat October 1, 2018 — “Teachers as Readers”


#MGBookChat October 15, 2018 — “Middle Grade Spooktacular: Why Scary Stories Matter”

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#MGBookChat October 22, 2018 — “Words, Words, Words: Building a Love for Language with MG Books”

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#MGBookChat October 29, 2018 — “Taboo Roll Call: Does Anything Go Now?”

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#MGBookChat November 19, 2018 — “Knock, Knock! Who’s There? It’s A Middle Grade Humor #MGBookChat!”

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#MGBookChat December 3, 2018 — “Deeper Themes and Tough Topics in Harry Potter”

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#MGBookChat December 10, 2018 — “Teaching with Harry Potter”

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#MGBookChat January 7, 2019 — “Reading Insights: Reflecting on 2018 and Looking Ahead to 2019”

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#MGBookChat January 14, 2019 — “Defining the Gap between MG and YA”

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#MGBookChat January 21, 2019 — “Writing From Life!”

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#MGBookChat January 28, 2019 — Engaging Not-Yet-Hooked Readers Through Read-Alouds

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#MGBookChat February 4, 2019 — Comics: Our Super Power to Reach Readers

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#MGBookChat February 25, 2019 — The Power of Audiobooks

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#MGBookChat March 4, 2019 — Light in Dark: Inspiration in MGLit

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#MGBookChat March 11, 2019 — Neurodiversity and Mental Health in Middle Grade Books

#MGBookChat March 25, 2019 — How Social Media Impacts Your Reading Life

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#MGBookChat April 1, 2019 — Open Chat

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#MGBookChat April 15, 2019 — Reading & Writing Poetry

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#MGBookChat April 22, 2019 — The Role of Nature in #MGLit

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#MGBookChat April 29, 2019 — E is for Everyone: Sharing the Love of Picture Books with MG Readers!

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#MGBookChat May 6, 2019 — Open Chat

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#MGBookChat May 20, 2019 — Sporty Middle Grade Novels

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#MGBookChat May 27, 2019 — Animal Love in Literature

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#MGBookChat June 10, 2019 — Approaching Disability Respectfully in Middle Grade

#MGBookChat June 24, 2019 — Magical Creatures

#MGBookChat July 1, 2019 — Open Chat

#MGBookChat July 8, 2019 — MG Lit That’s Touched Your Heart

#MGBookChat July 15, 2019 — LGBTQ+ in MG Lit

#MGBookChat August 5, 2019 — Open Chat

#MGBookChat August 12, 2019 — Back to School

#MGBookChat August 19, 2019 — Nonfiction

#MGBookChat August 26, 2019 STEAM and MG Books

#MGBookChat September 9, 2019 — Girls in Between

#MGBookChat September 16, 2019 Open Chat

#MGBookChat September 23, 2019 The Magic in MG

#MGBookChat September 30, 2019 — STEMTuesday