Category Archives: Realistic Fiction

Dory Dory Black Sheep

Dory Dory Black Sheep by Abby Hanlon Kindergarten & up This third book about 6-year-old Dory is the best one yet. Dory is upset that she doesn’t quite know how to read. Her good friend Rosabelle is already reading thick … Continue reading

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Ghost

Ghost by Jason Reynolds Grades 5 & up Running has played an important role in Ghost’s life since the night he and his mother ran for their lives, but he never considered it a real sport like basketball. That all … Continue reading

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Towers Falling

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes Grades 4 & up Deja’s father is sick. He hasn’t been able to hold down a job that Deja can remember. While Deja’s mother does the best she can, they were evicted from their … Continue reading

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The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island

The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island by Dana Alison Levy Grades 3 & up The fabulous Fletchers are back, this time spending the month of August at their family summer home on Rock Island. The boys have been looking forward … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones by Wendelin Van Draanen Grades 4 & up Starting in a new school is tough, especially when you don’t want to share the details of your life. Lincoln and his mother have managed to … Continue reading

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The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase

The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass Grades 3 & up This sequel to The Candymakers is every bit as much fun as the first one! It is once again told from the multiple perspectives of Logan, … Continue reading

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The Green Bicycle

The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour Grades 4 & up Growing up in Riyadh, Wadjda has a lot of limitations on what she is allowed to do. She also must cover up completely every time she goes outside. That … Continue reading

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The Thing About Leftovers

The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne Grades 4 & up Fizzy feels like leftovers — and nobody likes leftovers. With her parents divorce and her father’s remarrying, she has moved to a new house and a new middle school … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Sound

The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston Grades 4 & up Because she is so shy and quiet, everyone in her small Pennsylvania town calls Cadence “Mouse,” which she hates. She also hates the pitying looks she gets since her mother … Continue reading

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Moo

Moo by Sharon Creech Grades 4 & up When both Reena’s parents are laid off from their jobs, she suggests they move to Maine. She is quite surprised when they actually take her up on the suggestion, leaving their apartment … Continue reading

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