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Michigan Fiction & Authors for Fourth Graders

4th Grade

The locked garden by Gloria Whelan

Cupcake cousins by Kate Hannigan ; illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes

Michigan Fiction & Authors for Second Graders

2nd Grade

Never glue your friends to chairs by Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by Brian Biggs

Arnie the doughnut by cooked up by Laurie Keller

Michigan Fiction & Authors for First Graders

1st Grade

Alien ice cream by David Anthony and Charles David ; illustrations, Lys Blakeslee

The fantastic flying bicycle by Johnathan Rand

Michigan Fiction & Authors for Kindergartners


The twelve days of Christmas in Michigan by written by Susan Collins Thoms ; illustrated by Deb Pilutti

Realistic Fiction for Fifth Grade

Even the real world holds a variety of experience. Walk in someone else's shoes for awhile with these realistic fiction selections.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Lunch money by Andrew Clements

Hope is a ferris wheel by Robin Herrera

From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg  A sister and brother run away to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Biography Suggestions for Fifth Grade

Looking for a good story? Try one of these about real people. Suggestions are geared to fifth grade, but may be of interest to everyone.

Tom Thumb: the remarkable true story of a man in miniature by George Sullivan

Temple Grandin: how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery

Mythmaker: the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The hobbit and The lord of the rings by Anne E. Neimark

Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell; pictures by Christian Robinson

The Emily sonnets: the life of Emily Dickinson by Jane Yolen; illustrations by Gary Kelley

Michigan Fiction & Authors - Suggestions by Grade


It's summer, dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell

Memoirs of a hamster by Devin Scillian and illustrated by Tim Bowers

The Michigan counting book by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrator, Michael Glenn Monroe

Stranger in the woods by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick

Mr. Wayne's masterpiece by Patricia Polacco

1st Grade

Monkey monster truck by David Anthony and Charles David Clasman ; illustrations Lys Blakeslee