Category Archives: Realistic Fiction

As Brave As You

As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds Grades 4 & up Genie is surprised to learn that he and his older brother Ernie are going to be spending a month with their grandparents in rural Virginia. He’s never left Brooklyn! … Continue reading

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Dory Dory Black Sheep

Dory Dory Black Sheep by Abby Hanlon Kindergarten & up This third book about 6-year-old Dory is the best one yet. Dory is upset that she doesn’t quite know how to read. Her good friend Rosabelle is already reading thick … Continue reading

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Ghost

Ghost by Jason Reynolds Grades 5 & up Running has played an important role in Ghost’s life since the night he and his mother ran for their lives, but he never considered it a real sport like basketball. That all … Continue reading

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Towers Falling

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes Grades 4 & up Deja’s father is sick. He hasn’t been able to hold down a job that Deja can remember. While Deja’s mother does the best she can, they were evicted from their … Continue reading

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The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island

The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island by Dana Alison Levy Grades 3 & up The fabulous Fletchers are back, this time spending the month of August at their family summer home on Rock Island. The boys have been looking forward … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones by Wendelin Van Draanen Grades 4 & up Starting in a new school is tough, especially when you don’t want to share the details of your life. Lincoln and his mother have managed to … Continue reading

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The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase

The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass Grades 3 & up This sequel to The Candymakers is every bit as much fun as the first one! It is once again told from the multiple perspectives of Logan, … Continue reading

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The Green Bicycle

The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour Grades 4 & up Growing up in Riyadh, Wadjda has a lot of limitations on what she is allowed to do. She also must cover up completely every time she goes outside. That … Continue reading

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The Thing About Leftovers

The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne Grades 4 & up Fizzy feels like leftovers — and nobody likes leftovers. With her parents divorce and her father’s remarrying, she has moved to a new house and a new middle school … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Sound

The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston Grades 4 & up Because she is so shy and quiet, everyone in her small Pennsylvania town calls Cadence “Mouse,” which she hates. She also hates the pitying looks she gets since her mother … Continue reading

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