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list of realistic fiction chapter books
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I'm assigning the first book report of the year next week and want to give my students a list of possible books (of course they can choose others, but I just want a basic guide). The genre is realistic fiction. I've compiled a short list of ones i can think of along with some that I've googled.

Does anyone have a list they'd be willing to share so I can add to it?


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Realistic Fiction Books
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Here are a few off the top of my head...I teach 3rd (not sure what grade you are looking for)...

Marvin Repost Series (Louis Sachar)
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Judy Blume)
Because of Winn Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
How to be Cool in 3rd Grade (Betsy Duffey)
Fourth Grade Rats (Spinelli)
Frindle (Andrew Clements)
Ramona the Brave (Beverly Cleary)

You may want to check into additional books by the authors mentioned above. Many of them have additional realistic fiction books.
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What Grade Range?
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What grade range/ complexity of text are you looking for? I can send several recommendations if you'll let me know The above post gave several excellent choices as well as great authors
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Thank You!
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It is 4th grade.

I would like for them all to read a chapter, or lengthier book, but I do have quite a few low readers.
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Hope this helps:)
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All of the titles below are Realistic Fiction. Below are some suggestions for possible ranges which might also be high interest

Approximate Grade Level:End of Year 2nd-Level L
Any Amelia Bedilia by Peggy Parish
Any Cam Jansen by David Adler
Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Giff
Any Marvin Redpost by Lois Sachar
Any Pinky and Rex by James Howe

3rd grade (Levels M-P)
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Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room by Patricia Giff
Any Jenny Archer by Ellen Concord
The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Any Adam Joshua Capers by Janice Smith

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Any Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Bulla
Donavan's Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross (can't remember if this is a chapter book?)
Flunking of Joshua T. Bates by Susan Shreve
Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Bulla
Show and Tell War by Janice Smith

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Any of the Ramona books and Henry books by Beverly Cleary
Class President and Class Clown by Johanna Hurwitz (or any Johanna Hurwitz books)
Any of the Encyclopedia Brown by Donald Sobol

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Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
Stone Fox by John Gardiner
Taste of Blackberries by Doris Smith

4th Grade (Q-T)
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Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
Fourth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Giff
Fudge-a-Mania, Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing, Superfudge, Otherwise known as Shelia the Great by Judy Blume
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar

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Hatchet and Thunder Valley by Gary Paulsen
Midnight Fox and The Cybil War by Betsy Byars
Nothing's Fair in the Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClements
Shiloh by Phyllis Naylor
Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor

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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
Sounder by William Armstrong


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Maybe some of these will work
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The Best Christmas Pagent Ever by Barbara Robinson
Cam Jansen Mystery series by David Adler
Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library by Eth Clifford
How To Be A Perfect Person In Just Three Days by Stephen Manes
Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Robert Bulla
Skinnybones by Barbara Park
Stone Fox by John Gardiner
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
A Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
My Daniel by Pam Conrad
The Pinballs by Betsy Byers
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Under the Bridge by Ellen Kindt McKenzie

All of these are fairly short reads at 160 pages or less.
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Hoe this website helps
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