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
Blackberry Juice
Clementine
Cobble Street Cousins
Gloria’s Way
Go Well, Anna Hibiscus
Harley
Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus
Here Comes Lolo
The Jamie and Angus Stories
Jasper John Dooley: Public Library Enemy #1
Juana & Lucas
Lavender
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
Not for Sale
Ruby Lu, Brave and True
Sable
See You When I See You
Seven Kisses in a Row
Starring Grace
The Stories Julian Tells
Too Small Tola
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
All’s Happy that Ends Happy
Amal Unbound
Annie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea
The Applewhites at Wits End
Astrid the Unstoppable
Azzi in Between
Becca Fair and Foul
Becoming Naomi Leon
Beverly, Right Here
Black Brother, Black Brother
A Boy Called Bat
Breakout
Brown Girl Dreaming

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
Chomp
Class Act
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
Dragon Hoops
Efren Divided
El Deafo
Every Single Second
Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
From the Desk of Zoe Washington
Front Desk
Garvey’s Choice
Ghost
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
Land of the Cranes
Liar and Spy
Little Man
Locomotion
Lola Levine is Not Mean
A Long Pitch Home
A Long Walk to Water
Louis Undercover
Louisiana’s Way Home
New Kid
Nobody Can Stop Don Carlo
Patina

Pay Attention, Carter Jones
The Penderwicks
A Piglet Called Truffle
The Prettiest
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
Sam the Man and the Secret Detective Club Plan
Saving Winslow
The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea
Sleeping with the Light On
Small Mercies
Starfish
Sunny Rolls the Dice
Sunny Side Up
Surviving the Applewhites
Swing It Sunny
Three Keys
Ting Ting
Towers Falling
The Turtle of Oman
Utterly Me, Clarice Bean
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue
Ways to Make Sunshine
We Could Be Heroes
The Wednesday Wars
Wild Wings
Wish
The Year of Billy Miller
A Year Without Mom

Older Teens

All American Boys
Dragon Hoops
Good Enough
Ground Zero
Orbiting Jupiter
Sparrow Road