Realistic Fiction for Kids in Grades 3-5

The titles listed below are shelved in J Fiction alphabetically by the author's last name. Many of these books are also available in paperback.
Balliett Hold Fast    (Early's father has disappeared, and now she, her mother, and her brother have been forced to join the ranks of the homeless.)
Birdsall The Penderwicks    (On vacation with their father, four sisters share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.)
Blume Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing    (Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever-increasing problem.)
Cabot Moving Day     (Allie has rules for everything, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town.)
Cleary Dear Mr. Henshaw    (In letters to his favorite author, Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce and finding his place in the world.)
Creech Heartbeat
Dowell The Secret Language of Girls
English Nikki & Deja     (When an arrogant new girl arrives, Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find unexpected results.)
Fleischman Seedfolks
Friedman Mallory on the Move
Konigsburg The View from Saturday    (Four students attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them for the Academic Bowl competition.)
Levy The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher    (Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets during a school year.)
Lin The Year of the Dog: A Novel
Look Ruby Lu, Brave and True
Lowry Anastasia Krupnik    (Anastasia's 10th year has some good things like falling in love and getting to know her grandmother and some bad things like finding out about an impending baby brother.)
Myracle Eleven    (The year between turning eleven and turning twelve brings many changes for Winnie and her friends.)
Palacio Wonder    (Auggie, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities, goes from being home-schooled to entering a private middle school.)
Paratore Sunny Holiday
Schaefer The Teashop Girls
Wiles Each Little Bird That Sings
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