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Instructional Media Center: Realistic Fiction

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Realistic fiction is based in the present or recent past and most often centers on contemporary characters that are facing or dealing with serious issues, such as illness, divorce, abuse, and grief.

A selection of Realistic Fiction ... A-K

  • Alcott, Louisa M. Little women. F Al19lJ
  • Arcos, Carrie.  Out of reach. F Ar270
  • Blume, Judy. Are you there God, it's me Margaret? F B625a
  • Blume, Judy. It's not the end of the world. F B625i
  • Blume, Judy. Tiger eyes. F B625ti
  • Byars, Betsy C. The animal, the vegetable, and John D. Jones. F B99av
  • Byars, Betsy C. The burning questions of Bingo Brown. F B99bu
  • Byars, Betsy C. Cracker Jackson. F B99cr
  • Cherry, Lynne. The shaman's apprentice : a tale of the Amazon rain forest. F C424s
  • Cleary, Beverly. Beezus and Ramona. F C58b
  • Cleary Beverly. Dear Mr. Henshaw. F C58d
  • Cleary, Beverly. Ramona and her father. F C58rf
  • Cleaver, Vera. Me too. F C582mt
  • Collins, Suzanne. The hunger games. F C6961hu
  • Coman, Carolyn. What Jamie saw. F C73w
  • Cormier, Robert. The chocolate war. F C813c
  • Creech, Sharon. Chasing Redbird. F C861c
  • Erskine, Kathryn. Mockingbird F Er85m
  • Fitzhugh, Louise. Nobody's family is going to change. F F577n
  • Fleischman, Sid. Jim ugly. F F6282j
  • Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza swallowed the key.  F G158js
  • Gardiner, John R. Stone fox. F G168s
  • George, Jean C. Julie of the wolves. F G292j
  • George, Jean C. My side of the mountain. F G292m
  • Green, John. The fault in our stars. F G823f
  • Hamilton, Virginia. Sweet whispers, brother Rush. F H18s
  • Henkes, Kevin. Words of stone. F H389w
  • Hesse, Karen. Just juice. F H464j
  • Hinton, S. E. The outsiders. F H597o
  • Holman, Felice. Slake's limbo. F H731s
  • Hunt, Irene. The lottery rose : a novel F H912l
  • Kerr, M. E. Dinky Hocker shoots smack. H K464d
  • Kinsey-Wamock, Natalie. The Canada geese quilt. F K625c
  • Konigsburg, E. L. The view from Saturday. F K837v
 

A selection of Realistic Fiction ... L-Z

  • Little, Jean. Mine for keeps. F L724m
  • Lynch, Chris. Angry young man. F L99a
  • MacLachlan, Patricia. Journey.  F M221j
  • Mann, Peggy. My dad lives in a downtown hotel. F M317m
  • Mazer, Norma F. Out of control. F M457o
  • Merey, Mike. A + E 4ever : a graphic novel. M541a
  • Merrill, Jean. The pushcart war. F M522p
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Fast Sam, cool Clyde, and Stuff. F M922fas
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Scorpions. F M922s
  • Naylor, Phyllis R. Shiloh. F N234sh
  • Paterson, Katherine. The flip-flop girl. F P273f
  • Patterson, Katherine. The great Gilly Hopkins. F P273g [Newbery Honor Book, 1979]
  • Paulsen, Gary. The cookcamp. F P285co
  • Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. F P285h
  • Paulsen, Gary. The river. F P285r
  • Peck, Richard. A long way from Chicago. F P335lo [Newbery Medal Honor Book, 1999]
  • Rylant, Cynthia. Missing May. F R983m
  • Sachar, Louis. F Sa135h
  • Schmidt, Gary D. Okay for now. F Sch53o
  • Shyer, Marlene Fanta. Welcome home. F Sh97w
  • Slepian, Jan. The Alfred summer. F S127a
  • Smith, Doris B. A taste of blackberries. F Sm53t
  • Smith, Doris B. Kelly's creek. F Sm53k
  • Soto, Gary. Baseball in April and other stories. F So77b
  • Spinelli, Jerry. Maniac Magee. F Sp46m
  • Spinelli, Jerry. Wringer. F Sp46m
  • Voight, Cynthia. Homecoming. F V871h
  • White, Ruth. Belle Prater's boy. F W5855b
  • Yep, Laurence. Child of the owl. F Y43c
  • Yolen, Jane. Raising Yoder's barn. F Y78r
  • Zevin, Gabrielle. Elsewhere F Z61e