Realistic Fiction

Picture Books for the First Day of School

Does your child have the back-to-school blues? Check out one of these great picture books to help them change that worry into excitement!

Chu's first day of school by written by Neil Gaiman & illustrated by Adam Rex


First day, hooray! by Nancy Poydar


Oliver and his alligator by Paul Schmid


Dad's first day by Mike Wohnoutka

Realistic Fiction Suggestions for Sixth Grade

Like reading about situations that could happen in real life? Here are some realistic fiction picks. Although they're suggested for sixth graders, other readers may enjoy them as well.

Notes from an accidental band geek by Erin Dionne

Waiting for normal by Leslie Connor

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

The outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg

After ever after by Jordan Sonnenblick

Dog Days of Summer: Canine Fiction

Curl up with a book or two featuring significant appearances by man's best friend.

Dog stories by edited by Diana Secker Tesdell

A dog's journey by W. Bruce Cameron

Seize the storm by Michael Cadnum

Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi

Nothing but Blue by Lisa Jahn-Clough

Dancing dogs: stories by Jon Katz

Road Trip Reads for Teens

Amy & Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson

Paper towns by John Green

An abundance of Katherines by John Green

13 little blue envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Just one wish by Janette Rallison

Let’s Go Camping: Kids’ Novels

Pack up your tent and head outside for fun camping stories in the great outdoors!

Hailey Twitch and the campground itch by Lauren Barnholdt; pictures by Suzanne Beaky

Ellie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw

Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Betty G. Birney; illustrated by Priscilla Burris

Moon over Gloomsville by Deirdre Black; illustrated by Artful Doodlers

Gifted by Beth Evangelista

Discover Shakespeare

As you like it by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine

Cymbeline by William Shakespeare; edited by Robert B. Heilman

Hamlet by edited and rendered into modern English by Alan Durband

Henry VI, part one ; Henry VI, part two ; Henry VI, part three by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Books Made Into Movies

The Da Vinci code: a novel by Dan Brown

The Devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Seabiscuit: an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

The notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The pursuit of happyness by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe

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