Category Archives: Realistic Fiction

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson Grades 4 & up Topher, Steve, and Brand are having a good sixth grade year, a large part of which is due to their amazing teacher, Ms. Bixby. She is definitely one … Continue reading

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All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor Grades 4 & up Perry Cook has an unusual home. Because his mother was serving time at a minimum security prison when he was born, he has been allowed … Continue reading

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Nothing Up My Sleeve

Nothing Up My Sleeve by Diana L√≥pez Grades 4 & up When Dominic, Loop, & Z stumble upon the Conjuring Cats magic shop, their summer plans start looking up. Even the owner’s daughter, Ariel, with her condescending manner and obvious … Continue reading

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The Seventh Wish

The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner Grades 5 & up What starts out as a fun book about a magical talking fish turns into a powerful story about family, adversity, and hope. Charlie is excited about the upcoming feis (Irish … Continue reading

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Stef Soto, Taco Queen

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres Grades 4 & up Stef Soto used to love Tia Perla, her father’s food truck. It changed her family’s life for the better when he bought it. Now, though, it embarrasses her beyond … Continue reading

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My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights

My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin Grades 5 & up Dillon Parker wants to dance. Really dance. Since quitting karate, he has been using a martial arts version of dancing full of kicks and punches. He and his … Continue reading

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Spy School Series

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs Grades 3 & up Ben comes home from 7th grade one day to find a man dressed like James Bond in his living room. It seems that Ben has been recruited for a super secret … Continue reading

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Unidentified Suburban Object

Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung Grades 4 & up Chloe Cho has had it with being not just the only Korean-American in her entire school/town, but the only Asian-American at all! To make matters worse, her parents refuse to … Continue reading

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Save Me a Seat

Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan Grades 3 & up It is a rough first week of fifth grade for both Ravi and Joe — partly for different reasons, and partly for the same reason, a … Continue reading

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Waiting for Augusta

Waiting for Augusta by Jessica Lawson Grades 4 & up Ben Putter feels that he is a disappointment to his golf-obsessed father. Ben loves to paint and has a real talent that he hid from his father. After his father’s … Continue reading

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