Booklist

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    This list of books is from our class read alouds, my favorites and student recommendations.  It will continue to grow. If you would like to make a recommendation, the link to the form is on the ELA Resources Page (this page does not allow for file uploads).

Realistic Fiction

  • Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-so-Happy Heartbreaker

    by Rachel Renee Russell Year Published: Average

    Nikki has a crush on Brandon (he's really cute!). But, mean-girl Mackenzie has a crush on him too, and she asked Brandon to go to the Sweetheart Dance. Nikki really likes Brandon, but what if he already said yes to Mackenzie? And what is up with these weird texts from Brandon? Submitted by Kiera

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  • Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

    by Lauren Tarshis Year Published: Average
    Emma-Jean has lots of things to do! She needs to help Colleen, trick Laura Gilroy and prove Will Keeler didn't steal the teacher's candy! Will Emma-Jean be able to do it? Submitted by Kiera
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  • Friendship According to Humphrey

    Friendship According to Humphrey

    by Betty G. Birney Year Published: Average
    When Humphrey comes back from Winter Break, things have changed a lot in room 26. And, when Humphrey hasn't even adjusted, a new student and classroom pet join the class! the students don't even pay attention to Humphrey because of the new pet. Submitted by Kiera
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  • Just Grace

    by Chairise Mercile Harper Year Published: Average
    Grace's new third grade teacher, Miss Lois, has four Graces in her class. It is too hard to call all of them Grace, so she gives them nicknames, which are Grace W., Grace F., Gracie and Just Grace. Grace asks if she be called Just Grace since no one goes by Grace. but Miss Lois thought she wanted to be called Just Grace not Grace. Grace is frustrated that she is called "Just Grace", not Grace. I guess this is what you get when your teacher mishears you! Submitted by Grace (or only one!) Submitted by Grace
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  • Justin Case Rules Tools and Maybe a Bully

    by Rachel Bail Year Published: Average
    Justin is starting 4th grade, but oh no! He finds out that he has Mr. Leonard, a tall and very strict teacher that never smiles. Justin has other problems, too, like soccer, hurricanes and his little sister kissing a boy named Buckey. Submitted by: Grace
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  • Piper Reed the Great Gypsy

    by Kimberly Willis Holt Year Published: Easy Reading
    Piper Reed is waiting for new neighbors and can't wait for the Gypsy Club pet show. Can she train her dog, Bruna? She is also so excited to go on the surprise vacation her mom was talking about. Piper has a younger sister named Sam and an older sister named Tori. Her mom lives with them and her dad fights in the Navy. Submitted by Rachel Hanfland

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  • Sisters

    by Raina Telegrimiere Year Published: Challenging

    Rairia is going on a road trip this summer to see her cousins in Colorado. Will she be able to survive a week in the car with her annoying little brother, Will, and her little sister Amara who bugs her constantly? When they start to leave, Will and Amara both call "shotgun" and start a fight. Rainia doesn't call "shotgun" because of "The Incident." To find out more read Sisters! Submitted by Grace

     

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  • Smile

    by Raina Telegrimiere Year Published: Challenging

    Smile is about a girl that looses her permanent two front teeth while she is in Girl Scouts. Raina has to go to all these types of different dentists. This book takes place when Raina is in the beginning of middle school to the end of high school. the main things that Raina is worried about are boys, dental hygiene and friends that are not acting like friends. Is this a book that you would want to read? Submitted by: Jayda

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  • Spider Boy

    by Ralph Fletcher Year Published: Average
    Bobby has a pet tarantula named Thelma. Bobby is worried about Thelma because Thelma isn't eating. Bobby's dad bought him another tarantula named Monk. Bobby's afraid that Monk is going to eat Thelma! But will he? Submitted by Jacob
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  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

    by Judy Blume Year Published: Average

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Fantasy

  • Flora & Ulysses

    by Kate DiCamillo Year Published: Average
    Tootie, Flora's neighbor, gets an outdoor vacuum cleaner. She tried it and vacuums up a squirrel. Then the main character, Flora, helps and keeps the squirrel named Ulysses. Flora says he has super powers. Ulysses can understand human words and type! If you want to read about this crazy adventure, open Flora and Ulysses. Submitted by Mattie
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  • James and the Giant Peach

    by Roald Dahl Year Published: Challenging
    James Henry Trotter's parents were eaten up by a rhinoceros. James has to go live with his mean aunts Spiker and Sponge. He always has to work for his aunts. Until one day a giant peach grows on a tree in his aunts yard and James goes in the peach. The peach takes him on an adventure. Submitted by Rachel Hanfland

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  • My Father's Dragon: The Dragon of Blueland

    by Ruth Stiles Gannett Year Published:
    Boris, a dragon, is friends with Elmer. Boris returned home after dropping Elmer off in Never Green City. He heard men's plans for capturing his family. Only Elmer Elevator can save Boris's family! Submitted by Connor
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  • Once Upon a Marigold

    Once Upon a Marigold

    by Jean Ferris Year Published: Average
    Queen Olympia wanted King Swithbert's kingdom. But, if the king's daughter, Marigold, didn't get married it would be her kingdom. So Olympia poisons King Swithbert and sets up an arranged marriage for Marigold in an effort to steal the kingdom. Then Christian, an inventor who has been a pen-pal with Marigold for years, arrives at the castle to get a job as a servant. But Rollo, the giant who guards the castle, thinks he is a spy planning an attack, so Christian gets sent to the dungeon. Can Christian, Marigold's friend, get out in time to save her?

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  • Survivors: The Empty City

    by Erin Hunter Year Published: Challenging
    Rumble! Rumble! Rumble! CRASH! "Oh no!" cried Lucy "It's the Big Growl! Mother warned us about the Earth Dog! Run, Sweet, run!" Lucky is very lucky. He was at a loudhouse in a loudcage with his friend, Sweet, when all of a sudden, the Big Growl (an earthquake) erupted from the Earth Dog's thought. He and Sweet broke out of their loudcages and ran. The earth split in front of them. Then... Submitted by Jacob
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  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    by Kate DiCamillo Year Published: Average

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  • Whatever After: Fairest of All

    by Sarah Mylnowski Year Published: Average
    Abby and Jonah get trapped in a fairy tale. The only way out is if the evil queen's mirror can get them home in time. On the way there they mix up Snow's story. Will Snow find her happily ever after? -by Lillien
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