Category Archives: Realistic Fiction

Summer of Lost and Found

Summer of Lost and Found by Rebecca Behrens Grades 4 & up When Nell Dare’s father leaves town unexpectedly, her entire summer changes. Instead of her fun plans in New York City with her best friend, she has to accompany … Continue reading

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The Best Worst Thing

The Best Worst Thing by Kathleen Lane Grades 4 & up This was a very hard book to read because of the realistic, stream of consciousness style of presenting Maggie’s thoughts. I found my heart beating faster as I read … Continue reading

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Summerlost

Summerlost by Ally Condie Grades 4 & up Cedar Lee’s father and brother Ben died in an accident last year. Now she, her mother, and her other brother Miles are spending the summer in Iron Creek, the small Utah town … Continue reading

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Mayday

Mayday by Karen Harrington Grades 4 & up Wayne Kovok loves facts. He spouts random facts to ease the tension and change the subject in awkward situations. But after he and his mother survive a horrific plane crash, Wayne loses … Continue reading

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Ruby on the Outside

Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin Grades 4 & up Ruby has never had a best friend before, probably because best friends don’t keep secrets from each other. But Ruby has a big secret, one she doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Soar

Soar by Joan Bauer Grades 4 & up Jeremiah loves baseball. He loves it more than almost anything, even though he can’t play it anymore. So when he has a chance to move with his father to Hillcrest, Ohio, which … Continue reading

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Counting Thyme

Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin Grades 4 & up Thyme and her family have moved to New York City because her 5-year-old brother has been accepted into a cancer drug trial which is really his only hope. Thyme doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Just Like Me

Just Like Me by Nancy J. Cavanaugh Grades 4 & up Just because they were all adopted from the same orphanage in China at the same time doesn’t mean that Julia has to have anything in common with Avery and … Continue reading

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Dream On, Amber

Dream On, Amber by Emma Shevah Grades 4 & up Amber is having a hard time adjusting to middle school. She hates her name, she hates that she is half-Japanese/half-Italian, she hates that her dad left when she was little, … Continue reading

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Spirit Week Showdown

Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen Grades 2 & up Fourth grader Mya Tibbs loves Spirit Week and she is especially looking forward to this year, since the winning spirit partners for each grade will get VIP tickets to the … Continue reading

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