Realistic Fiction

Beginning Chapter Book Series to Love

These captivating series feature beloved and unforgettable characters, and are perfect for readers who are transitioning from easy readers to chapter books.

Cam Jansen: the mystery of the U.F.O. by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker ; with illustrations by Marla Frazee

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus by Barbara Park ; illustrated by Denise Brunkus

Bad Kitty gets a bath by Nick Bruel

Artists on Film

The best offer [videodisc] by produced by Isabella Cocuzza, Arturo Paglia ; written & directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

My mother's smile [videodisc] by New Yorker Films presents a film with Filmalbatros and Rai Cinema

Lust for life [videodisc] by Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The mill & the cross [videodisc] by Kino Lorber presents ; an Angelus Silesius production ; written by Michael Francis Gibson & Lech Majewski ; directed and produced by Lech Majewski

Audie Award-Winning Audiobooks

Bibliotherapy for Teens

These emotionally-charged YA titles feature characters who struggle with maintaining their mental health. 

The nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

I don't want to be crazy by Samantha Schutz

Impulse [sound recording] by Ellen Hopkins

Crazy by Amy Reed

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July-December 2015

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.

July 23  

Five miles south of Peculiar: a novel by Angela Hunt

August 24   

The giver by Lois Lowry

September 24  

Honolulu: a novel by Alan Brennert

October 22   

No river too wide by Emilie Richards

Mark Twain's Previously Unknown Writings

Mark TwainMark Twain, Father of American Literature, and author of famous works such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has more to offer us readers. Scholars in California have recently discovered a series of writings written by Twain when he was a 29-years old journalist in San Francisco. Read more about this story in this article.

Realistic Fiction for Fourth Grade

Fiction stories for readers looking for an escape into reality. Suggestions are geared for fourth graders, but may be enjoyed by others.

Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume

The best Christmas pageant ever by Barbara Robinson  Although centered on a Christmas pageant, this remains a hilarious story about how people can surprise you. 

School daze collection by Jerry Spinelli

The Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Louise Erdrich Wins Library of Congress Prize

On September 5, 2015 Louise Erdrich will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Ms. Erdrich has won the National Book Award for The Round House and the National Book Critics Award for Love Medicine.  She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for The Plague Of Doves

Realistic Fiction for Third Graders

Like to keep your fiction firmly grounded in the real world? Try this list of realistic fiction titles.

 

Ramona the pest by Beverly Cleary — Begins a series of tales about Ramona and her family. In this story, Ramona is in Kindergarten, but further adventures take place as she gets older.

Yang the youngest and his terrible ear by Lensey Namioka

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker  The beginning of a series. For more stories about Clementine, head to JFICTION PENNYPACKER. 

Dexter the tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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