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Realistic Fiction Books for Kids

Today is 4/19/2018

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Booklists are available in the publication rack of the Youth Services Department.

These are stories that could really happen today. If you enjoy the stories on this book list, you might like the stories on the Funny Books for Kids list too!

                                         MIDDLE READING LEVEL
*Clarice Bean Spells Trouble (J CHI) Book 6 of the Clarice Bean series
      by Lauren Child
Ida B.—and her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (possibly) Save the World (J HAN, J CD HAN) by Katherine Hannigan
Mighty Monty (J HUR) by Johanna Hurwitz
*The Year of the Dog (J LIN, J CD LIN) Book 1 of The Year of the Dog series
      by Grace Lin
*Gooney Bird Greene (J LOW) Book 1 of the Gooney Bird series

     by Lois Lowry
The Gold-Threaded Dress (J MAR) by Carolyn Marsden
Being Teddy Roosevelt (J MIL) by Claudia Mills
How Oliver Olson Changed the World (J MIL) by Claudia Mills
Tarantula Power! (J NAG) by Ann Whitehead Nagda
*Clementine (J PEN, J CD PEN) Book 1 of the Clementine series
      by Sara Pennypacker
*Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet (J SAL) Book 1 of the Calvin Coconut series

     by Graham Salisbury
*Stink the Incredible Shrinking Kid (J STI V1)Book 1 of the Stink series
      by Megan McDonald
*Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up (J THO) Book 1 of the Keena 

     Ford series by Melissa Thomson
*Super Emma (J WAR) Book 3 of the Emma series by Sally Warner
Love, Ruby Lavender (J WIL, J CD WIL) by Deborah Wiles


                                        UPPER READING LEVEL
Being Bee (J BAT) by Catherine Bateson
Lunch Money (J CLE, J CD CLE) by Andrew Clements
The Steps (J COH) by Rachel Cohn
Because of Winn-Dixie (J DIC, J CD DIC, J DVD FAMILY BEC, J LP DIC)
      by Kate DiCamillo
Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in it (J FRA, J CD FRA)
      by Sundee Tucker Frazier
Pictures of Hollis Woods (J GIF, J CD GIF, J LP GIF) by Patricia Reilly Giff
Two Hot Dogs With Everything (J HAV) by Paul Haven
Olive’s Ocean (J HEN, J CD HEN) by Kevin Henkes
My One Hundred Adventures (J HOR, J CD HOR) by Polly Horvath
The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World (J KON, J CD KON)
      by E.L. Konigsburg
Dog Days (J LUB) by David Lubar
Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear (J MAZ) by Norma Fox Mazer
*The Higher Power of Lucky (J PAT, J CD PAT) by Susan Patron
Loser (J SPI) by Jerry Spinelli
A Crooked Kind of Perfect (J URB, J CD URB) by Linda Urban
Each Little Bird That Sings (J WIL, J CD WIL) by Deborah Wiles


*indicates a series

Many titles are also available in audio format as electronic downloads. Ask at the Youth Desk for assistance or for more information.