PJ Our Way Middle Grade Books Told from Multiple Perspectives

PJ Our Way Middle Grade Books Told from Multiple Perspectives

Middle-grade books with multiple narrators aren’t just extra fun for kids to read, but they also teach readers to see their worlds and experiences from a variety of perspectives.

This month we’re delighted to offer Armstrong and Charlie, a powerful story narrated by Charlie Ross, a white boy, and Armstrong Le Rois, a black boy. Although they’re both 6th graders living in Los Angeles in the 1970’s, they have vastly different experiences. In honor of Armstrong and Charlie, we’ve compiled a list of PJ Our Way books told from multiple perspectives.
The $150,000 Rugelach book cover

The $150,000 Rugelach
by Allison & Wayne Marks

Jack dreams of becoming the most famous pastry chef in the world. Jillian loves to bake but doesn’t want to be on TV. Can this mismatched pair win the $150,000 prize in the Bakerstown Bonanza?

Armstrong and Charlie book cover

Armstrong and Charlie
by Steven B. Frank

Wonderland hasn’t been the same since they started busing in kids from that part of town. Middle school is a complete disaster for Armstrong and Charlie and that Ho Hos incident is just about the final straw...

The Blackbird Girls book cover

The Blackbird Girls
by Anne Blankman

Valentina and Oksana are fifth grade classmates, but they are definitely not friends. Then a nuclear disaster strikes their Chernobyl home and they discover that everything they’ve been taught is a lie…

Consider the Octopus book cover

Consider the Octopus
by Nora Raleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner

Something’s fishy on the Oceania…

Miller, 12-year-old stowaway, is headed out to sea to vacuum up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Will Jeremy keep her secret and save their mission?

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Detour Ahead
by Pamela Ehrenberg and Tracey Lopez

Can Gilah perfect her breakdancing moves in time for her bat mitzvah? Can her friend Guillermo win the poetry contest and the cash prize he desperately needs?

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by Gordon Korman

Everyone is shocked when swastikas start appearing all over school. Will the mystery of who is drawing these symbols — and why — ever be solved?

Operation Frog Effect book cover

Operation Frog Effect
by Sarah Lynn Sheerger

To Aviva, Kai, Emily, Henry, Blake, Kayla, Sharon and Cecilia, Ms. Graham is the best fifth-grade teacher ever. But now she’s in trouble and it’s all their fault. How can a bunch of kids solve a grown-up problem?

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A Place at the Table
by Laura Shovan and Saadia Faruqi

Elizabeth and Sara are both in 6th grade, and they’re both worried about their mothers — but the similarities end there. Can the two girls overcome their differences and agree on an award-winning recipe for their school’s International Food Festival?

Takedown book cover

by Laura Shovan

Lev is determined to be a champion this year — until he meets his new training partner, who is not what he expected. The path to the state wrestling championships just got a lot more complicated!

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The View from Saturday
by E.L. Konigsburg

Question: What do you get when you mix a wedding, a sea turtle rescue, and a tea party?

Answer: The Souls!

Can sixth graders Noah, Nadia, Ethan, and Julian beat a team of eighth graders to win the Academic Bowl?


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Dec 23, 2023 @ 1:12AM



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Dec 23, 2023 @ 1:11AM


I’ve read most of my books that I got from you 😋😋😋

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Dec 23, 2023 @ 1:10AM


I love Pj our way 🥹🥹🥹

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Dec 23, 2023 @ 1:09AM



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Aug 01, 2023 @ 5:00PM


thank you for showing me new books

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Dec 23, 2023 @ 1:07AM



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