Realistic Fiction for Children

Recommended realistic fiction for children. Realistic fiction resembles real life, and consists of stories that could have actually happened.

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My Name Is María Isabel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ada, Alma Flor; Cerro, Ana M. (Translator); Thompson, K. Dyble (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Ada
Description:

María doesn't want to be called Mary in this poignant story about heritage and fitting into a new environment.

Out of My Mind
Artist/Author/Cast:
Draper, Sharon M.
Call Number:
JF Draper
Description:

Fifth-grader Melody is determined to make her mark on the world despite the physical limitations caused by her cerebral palsy.

The Paint Brush Kid
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bulla, Clyde Robert; Beier, Ellen (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Bulla
Description:

Nine-year-old Gregory paints a picture representing the life of the old man known as Uncle Pancho.

Rules
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lord, Cynthia
Call Number:
JF Lord
Description:

Catherine is often embarrassed by her brother David, who is autistic, and develops rules to help him act appropriately.

The Season of Styx Malone
Artist/Author/Cast:
Magoon, Kekla
Call Number:
JF Magoon
Description:

After meeting a fascinating new friend, two brothers have the summer of a lifetime.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Blume, Judy
Call Number:
JF Blume
Description:
Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother to be an ever-increasing problem.
Turtle Boy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wolkenstein, M. Evan
Call Number:
JF Wolkenstein
Description:

Will Levine's Bar Mitzvah community service project, visiting an incurably ill older boy in the hospital, leads to friendship.

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