Category Archives: Realistic Fiction

The Best Man

The Best Man by Richard Peck Grade 4 & up Archer Magill’s fifth grade year is full of change. His grandfather, whom he idolizes, becomes ill. His teacher goes out on maternity leave half way through the year, and in … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III Grades 4 & up When Jimmy is teased for not being Lakota enough, his grandfather takes him on a road trip to the important places in the life of … Continue reading

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Maxi’s Secrets

Maxi’s Secrets by Lynn Plourde Grades 4 & up Timminy is not excited to be moving to the small town where his father is set to be the Assistant Principal at the middle school. He is even less excited that … Continue reading

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Far from Fair

Far from Fair by Elana K. Arnold Grades 5 & up When Odette’s father takes a voluntary layoff, the family sells their house and keep only what they can fit into an RV. Odette is miserable — she has to … Continue reading

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Mission Mumbai: A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets

Mission Mumbai: A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets by Mahtab Narsimhan Grades 4 & up Dylan and Rohit have been best friends since Rohit moved to New York from India three years before. Rohit and his parents … Continue reading

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The Land of Forgotten Girls

The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly Grades 4 & up Sol and Ming have recently moved to Louisiana from the Philippines with their father and his new wife. Their mother died shortly before they left; their father … Continue reading

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Lily and Dunkin

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart Grade 6 & up Lily knows that she is a girl, even though the rest of the world (except her mother, sister, and best friend) think that she is Tim. Norbert (aka Dunkin) first … Continue reading

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Waylon! One Awesome Thing

Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker Grades 2 & up Waylon is having a rough start to fourth grade. Arlo (the most popular boy) is splitting the boys into two “teams.” As much as Waylon wants to be on … Continue reading

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Weekends with Max and His Dad

Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda Urban Grades 1 & up Max’s parents have recently divorced, and now that his dad has a new apartment, Max is spending some weekends there. It is an adjustment for both of … Continue reading

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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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