Great Realistic Fiction for Children

Recommended realistic fiction for children.

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The Hundred Dresses
Artist/Author/Cast:
Estes, Eleanor; Slobodkin, Louis (Illustrator); Estes, Helena (Contribution by)
Call Number:
JF Estes
Description:

Wanda wears the same faded dress to school every day but claims to have a hundred dresses at home.

The Hundred Penny Box
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mathis, Sharon Bell; Dillon, Leo (Editor); Dillon, Diane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Mathis
Description:

Michael loves his hundred-year-old Aunt Dew, who keeps a penny for every year of her life in an old box.

The Most Beautiful Place in the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cameron, Ann; Allen, Thomas B. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Cameron
Description:

Seven-year-old Juan lives with his grandmother in the most beautiful place in the world--his small Guatemalan town.

The Paint Brush Kid
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bulla, Clyde Robert
Call Number:
JF Bulla
Description:

Nine-year-old Gregory paints a picture representing the life of the old man known as Uncle Pancho.

When Life Gives You O. J.
Artist/Author/Cast:
Perl, Erica S.
Call Number:
JF Perl
Description:

Zelly wants a dog, but is she brave enough to take care of the "practice" dog her grandpa gives her?

Wing Nut
Artist/Author/Cast:
Auch, M. J.
Call Number:
JF Auch
Description:

Lonely Grady slowly makes a friend in Charlie, the old man who has hired Grady's mom to cook for him.

Yolonda's Genius
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fenner, Carol
Call Number:
JF Fenner
Description:

Yolonda, big and strong for her age, determines to prove that her younger brother is a true musical genius.

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