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The Fourth and Fifth Graders recommend....
Realistic Fiction
(Realistic fiction deals with events that could really happen in life.
The events in realistic fiction take place in modern times.)

Fourth and fifth graders came up with some of these titles, and Ms. Roby added some others she thought they would also enjoy.

Angleberger-Strange Case of Origami Yoda; Darth Vader Strikes Back
Baskin- What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows
Benton- Dear Dumb Diary books
Birdsall- The Penderwicks books
Bloor- Tangerine
Blume- Several titles
Boyce-Framed; Cosmic
Bryant- Beacon Street Girls
Byars-Summer of the Swans and other titles
Cabot- Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls
Carter- Cross my heart and hope to spy
Child- Clarice Bean chapter books
Christopher-Several sports titles
Choldenko- Al Capone Does My Shirts and others
Cleary-Several titles
Clement- Frindle and several other titles
Conley- Crazy Lady: While No One Was Watching
Conner- Waiting for Normal
Creech- Walk Two Moons and other titles
Curtis-Bud Not Buddy and other titles
Davies- Lemonade Wars books
DiCamillo- Because of Winn-Dixie and other titles
Draper-Out of My Mind
Fitzhugh- Harriet the Spy
Frederick- Mother-Daughter Book Club
Gutman- The Kid Who Became President and other titles
Gantos- Joey Pigza stories
Graft- The Thing About Georgia
Hesse- Witness and other titles
Henkes- Junonia; Bird Lake Moon
Hiaason- Hoot; Flush; Scat: Chomp
Holm- Our Own May Amelia
Holt-When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Horowitz-Alex Rider series
Kadahata- Cracker; Kira-Kira
Kinney- Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
Konigsburg-The View from Saturday and other titles
Korman- No More Dead Dogs and Son of the Mob
Koss- The Girls
Lin- Year of the Dog; Year of the Cat
Lupica- Travel Team; other sports stories
MacLachlan-Sarah Plain and Tall and other titles
Mass- The Candymakers; 11 Birthdays; and other titles
McKay- Indigo's Star
Morgan- The Boy Who Spoke Dog
Peck- A Long Way from Chicago and other titles
Paterson-Bridge to Terabithia
Palacio- Wonder
Patron- The Higher Power of Lucky
Paulsen- Hatchet and other titles
Perkins- As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
Peterson- Liars
Robinson- The Best School Year Ever and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Rockwell- How to Eat Fried Worms
Ryan-Riding Freedom and others of this author
Sachar-Holes and other titles
Sachar- There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
Schmidt- Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy
Senzai- Shooting Kabul
Singh-Younguncle Comes to Town
Soto- Baseball in April and other titles
Stead- When You Reach Me
Stone-Deep Down Popular
Spinelli- Maniac Magee; Wringer; Stargirl and other titles
Tarshis-Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell out of a Tree
Vanderpool- Moon over Manifest
Van Draanen- Flipped
Wells-Ivy Takes Care
White- Belle Prater's Boy
Wiles- Love, Ruby Lavender
Winkler- Hank Zipzer books
Yee- Millicent Min, Girl Genius and Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time


Various authors -The Dear America diaries

Revisited 6/2013