Category Archives: Realistic Fiction

A Rambler Steals Home

A Rambler Steals Home by Carter Higgins Grades 4 & up The perfect summer read! Derby Clark, her brother Triple, and her father Garland are ramblers. They spend the different seasons in different places, moving from town to town in … Continue reading

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Lone Bean

Lone Bean by Chudney Ross Grades 2 & up Bean is having a hard time at the beginning of third grade. She lost touch with her best friend Carla over the summer and now Carla has a new best friend, … Continue reading

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A Long Pitch Home

A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi Grades 4 & up Bilal is surprised when he, his siblings, and his mother suddenly leave Pakistan for America. His father must stay behind. They go to Virginia, where they stay with … Continue reading

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One Half from the East

One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi Grades 4 & up When Obayda’s father loses his leg in a car bombing attack, her family must move from their apartment in Kabul to the countryside with their extended family. Life … Continue reading

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Things I Should Have Known

Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik Grades 8 & up Chloe is striving to have the perfect life. She works hard at it — good at school, perfect boyfriend, loving sister. She wants to be able to go … Continue reading

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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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