Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Fiction/fictionalized memoir set in the contemporary world.

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First Chapter Books

Anna Hibiscus
Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker
Cobble Street Cousins
Go Well, Anna Hibiscus
Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus
The Jamie and Angus Stories
Jasper John Dooley: Public Library Enemy #1
Juana & Lucas
Lulu and the Cat in the Bag
Lulu and the Dog from the Sea
Lulu and the Duck in the Park
Lulu and the Hamster in the Night
Lulu and the Hedgehog in the Rain
Meet Yasmin

More Stories Julian Tells
My Happy Life
My Heart is Laughing
The No 1 Car Spotter
Ruby Lu, Brave and True
See You When I See You
Seven Kisses in a Row
Starring Grace
The Stories Julian Tells
Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot
Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat
Waiting for Sophie
Where Dani Goes Happy Follows
Wolfie & Fly

Elementary and Middle Grade Fiction

The ACB with Honora Lee
Adventures with Waffles
Alabama Moon
All of the Above
Amal Unbound
The Applewhites at Wits End
Astrid the Unstoppable
Azzi in Between
Becoming Naomi Leon
Beverly, Right Here
Black Brother, Black Brother
A Boy Called Bat
Brown Girl Dreaming

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
Cody and the Fountain of Happiness
Cody and the Heart of a Champion
Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe
The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster
El Deafo
Every Single Second
Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
From the Desk of Zoe Washington
Gone to Drift
Heart of a Shepherd
Here in the Real World

Home of the Brave
Hope in the Holler
Inside Out & Back Again
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel
Jane, the Fox, and Me
Keeping Score
Liar and Spy
Little Man
Lola Levine is Not Mean
A Long Pitch Home
A Long Walk to Water
Louis Undercover
Louisiana’s Way Home
New Kid

Pay Attention, Carter Jones
The Penderwicks
Rain Reign
Raymie Nightingale
Red Butterfly
The Red Pencil
Rickshaw Girl
Ruby Lee & Me
Ruby on the Outside
The Runaways
Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan
Sam the Man and the Dragon Van Plan
Sam the Man and the Rutabaga Plan
Saving Winslow
The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea
Small Mercies
Sunny Rolls the Dice
Sunny Side Up
Surviving the Applewhites
Swing It Sunny
Ting Ting
Towers Falling
The Turtle of Oman
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue
We Could Be Heroes
The Wednesday Wars
Wild Wings
The Year of Billy Miller
A Year Without Mom

Young Adult

All American Boys
Orbiting Jupiter