Here are some of my fave middle grade authors and their books:

Clair Vanderpool: Moon Over Manifest, Navigating Early

Gary D. Schmidt: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Jacqueline West: The Books of Elsewhere (series)

Jane Kelley: Nature Girl, The Girl Behind the Glass

Jerry Spinelli: Stargirl, Eggs

Jessica Day George: Dragon Slippers (Dragon Adventures series), Tuesdays at the Castle (series)

Kate Messner: The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., Eye of the Storm

Lois Lowry: The Giver (quartet of books)

Marcus Zusak: The Book Thief

Neil Gaiman: Stardust, The Graveyard Book

Roald Dahl: Matilda