Category Archives: Realistic Fiction

The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side

The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side by Courtney Sheinmel Grades 3 & up Chloe’s parents have recently divorced, and she is starting 5th grade in a new school. She is trying to remain positive about finding new friends. … Continue reading

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The Pants Project

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke Grades 4 & up Liv is not looking forward to starting sixth grade at the new middle school for one big reason. The dress code requires that all girls wear skirts. Liv not only … Continue reading

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Gertie’s Leap to Greatness

Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley Grades 3 & up Gertie is on a mission to become the best fifth grader ever! She has to you, you see, because her mother who left when she was baby is about … Continue reading

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Jubilee

Jubilee by Patricia Reilly Giff Grades 3 & up Judith’s mother abandoned her as a toddler, leaving her with her Aunt Cora. While Judith has grown up loved and cared for, she hasn’t spoken to anyone since her mother left. … Continue reading

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Juana and Lucas

Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina Grades 1 & up This super fun book is a great way to introduce early elementary students to kids like them living outside of the United States. Juana and her dog Lucas live in … Continue reading

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Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami Grades 3 & up Yasmin stops at Book Uncle’s free lending library on the sidewalk near her apartment everyday. She has made it her goal to read a book a day, and is … Continue reading

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Two Naomis

Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Audrey Vernick Grades 4 & up It’s hard when your divorced parent starts seriously dating someone. It’s even harder when that person has a daughter with the same name as you. But that’s exactly … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Motel

Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein Grades 3 & up P.T. Wilkie lives at the Wonderland Motel, started by his grandfather and run by his mother. His grandfather had hoped to make it the biggest attraction in Florida. That is … Continue reading

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The Other Boy

The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey Grades 4 & up Shane is is having a great sixth grade year! The baseball team that he and his best friend Josh are on is going to regionals, the girl he likes in … Continue reading

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Short

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan Grades 4 & up Julia is still mourning the loss of her beloved dog Ramon when her mother signs Julia and her younger brother Randy up for a local university production of The Wizard of … Continue reading

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