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REALISTIC  FICTION 


Grades 4-6 Made up stories about things

that might 
have happened for real!! 



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FIREGIRL

by Tony Abbott

A middle school boy’s life is changed when Jessica, a girl disfigured by burns,

starts attending his Catholic school while receiving treatment at a local hospital. 


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ON MY HONOR

by Marion Dane Bauer

When his best friend drowns while they were swimming 

in a dangerous river that they had promised never to go near,


Joel is terrified at having to tell both sets of parents.
  


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DEAR MR. HENSHAW 

by Beverly Cleary

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping

with his parents’ divorce, being the new boy in school, and  finding his own place in life. 


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WALK TWO MOONS


by Sharon Creech

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents

take a car trip retracing her mother’s route. Along the way, 

Sal talks about her friend whose mother also lef
t


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FRINDLE


by Andrew Clements



When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher’s love of the dictionary around on her,


clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly

moves beyond his contro
l.  


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THE WATSONS GO TO

BIRMINGHAM 

1963


by Christopher Paul

CurtisThe ordinary interactions of the Watsons, an African American

family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit

Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
 
 


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Because of Winn Dixie

By Kate DiCamillo

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida,

and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
  


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The Broken Bike Boy and the

Queen of 33rd Street


by Sharon G. Flake 

Ten-year-old Queen, a spoiled and conceited African American girl who is disliked

by most of her classmates,  
learns a lesson about friendship from

an unlikely “knight in shining armor"


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Seedfolks

by Paul Fleischman


People of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot

into aproductive and beautiful garden,


and in doing so,the gardeners are themselves transformed.
  


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From the Mixed-up Files of

Mrs.Basil E Frankenweiler

by E.L. Konigsburg

When a brother and sister run away to live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

they found a statue at the  Museum so beautiful 
they could not go home

until they had discovered its maker
.  


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The View from Saturday

by E.L. Konigsburg


Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and 

attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic,


who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade

class in the Academic Bowl competition
.


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Swindle

by Gordon Korman

After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card,

Griffin Bing must put together a band of


misfits to break into Swindle’s compound and recapture the card.


Their adventure includes a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system,

a very secret hiding place, and their general inability to drive. 


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Paint the Wind

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

After her overprotective grandmother has a stroke, Maya, an orphan,

leaves her extremely restricted life in


California to stay with her mother’s family on a remote Wyoming ranch, where she

discovers a love of horses and encounters a wild mare that her mother once rode. 


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HOLES


by Louis Sachar

 

His family’s bad fortune continues as Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish

correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure,

and a new sense of himself.   

 
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MANIAC MAGEE


by  Jerry Spinelli


After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee’s life becomes legendary,

as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries. 


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