The Quigleys Series (age 7-10)|
by Simon Mason
realistic ... adventure ... family ... humor
The adventures and misadventures of the four members of the Quigley family--Mum, Dad, Lucy, and Will.
title: The Quigleys
Ivy Plus Bean Series (age 7-10)|
by Annie Barrows
realistic ... humor ... friendship
Publisher comments: The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide, Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other.
title: Ivy + Bean
title: Ivy and Bean Bound to be Bad
title: Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter
My Name Is Maria Isabel
by Alma Flor Ada
identity ... realistic ... school
For Maria Isabel Salazar Lopez, the hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher doesn't call her by her real name. "We already have two Marias in this class," says her teacher. "Why don't we call you Mary instead?" But Maria Isabel has been named for her Papa's mother and for Chabela, her beloved Puerto Rican grandmother. Can she find a way to make her teacher see that if she loses her name, she's lost the most important part of herself?
Junie B, First Grader Series (age 7-10)|
by Barbara Park
realistic ... humor ... school
Hurray, hurray for a brand-new school year! Only, for Junie B. Jones, things are not actually that pleasant. 'Cause first grade means having to get used to a whole new classroom. And a whole new teacher. And a whole new bunch of strange children.
title: Junie B First Grader (at Last!)
title: Junie B First Grader: Toothless Wonder
title: Junie B First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!
title: Junie B First Grader: Cheater Pants
title: Junie B First Grader: Boo! and I Mean It!
title: Junie B First Grader: Boss of Lunch
title: Junie B First Grader: One-man Band
title: Junie B First Grader: Shipwrecked
Junie B. Jones Series (age 7-10)|
by Barbara Park
realistic ... humor ... school
Junie is the bestest, funniest kindergartener ever.
title: Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business
title: Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth
title: Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying
title: Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday
title: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
title: Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake
title: Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed
title: Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy
title: Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl
title: Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal
title: Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
title: Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren
title: Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy
by Ann Whitehead Nagda
letters/journal ... realistic ... friendship
Jenny is initially discouraged when her second grade pen pal turns out to be a new student from Saudi Arabia who does not speak English very well, but as she works with her they slowly develop a true friendship.
The Stink Series (age 7-10)|
by Megan McDonald
realistic ... enterprise ... friendship ... humor
Meet Judy Moody's little brother Stink. Whether he's corresponding with candy companies to get free samples or drawing special inspiration from a visit to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum, Stink Moody is always up to something.
title: Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
title: Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
title: Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Judy Moody Series (age 7-10)|
by Megan McDonald
realistic ... friendship ... humor
Publisher comments: "Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. A mad-faced mood." Judy also has an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns a very special class project, she really gets a chance to express herself! The mercurial Judy Moody will delight any kid who's known a bad mood or a bad day--and managed to laugh anyway.
title: Judy Moody
Ruby Lu Series (age 7-10)|
by Lenore Look
adventure ... family ... friendship ... realistic
Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she's the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. And then there are the days when it's very hard to be Ruby. Join Ruby Lu on her first adventure and discover your own best things about her!
title: Ruby Lu, Brave and True
title: Ruby Lu, Star of the Show
Pee Wee Scouts Series (age 7-10)|
by Judy Delton
adventure ... realistic
Join Molly Duff and Troop 23 of the Pee-Wee Scouts for fun and adventure.
title: Cookies and Crutches
title: Camp Ghost-Away
title: Blue Skies, French Fries
title: Eggs With Legs
title: Fishy Wishes
title: Grumpy Pumpkins
title: Peanut-Butter Pilgrims
title: The Pooped Troop
title: Rosy Noses, Freezing Toes
title: All Dads on Deck
title: Bad, Bad Bunnies
title: Bookworm Buddies
title: Greedy Groundhogs
title: Halloween Helpers
title: Lucky Dog Days
title: Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones
title: Pee Wee Jubilee
title: Pee Wee Pool Party
title: Pee Wees on First
title: Pee Wees on Parade
title: Pee Wees on Skis
title: Piles of Pets
title: Sky Babies
title: Sonny's Secret
title: Spring Sprouts
title: Stage Frightened
title: Super Duper Pee Wee!
title: Teeny Weeney Zucchinis
title: Trash Bash
title: Tricks and Treats
Marvin Redpost Series (age 7-10)|
by Louis Sachar
realistic ... humor
Marvin Redpost faces school, friends, and family situations with curiosity and humor.
title: Marvin Redpost: a Flying Birthday Cake
title: Marvin Redpost: Class President
title: Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl?
title: Marvin Redpost: a Magic Crystal?
title: Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher's House
title: Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth?
title: Marvin Redpost: Super Fast, Out of Control
title: Marvin Redpost: Why Pick on Me?
Kids of the Polk Street School Series (age 7-10)|
by Patricia Reilly Giff
realistic ... school
The kids at the Polk Street School are a lot like you: they go to class, make friends, and learn a lot about life along the way.
title: All About Stacy
title: Fancy Feet
title: Spectacular Stone Soup
title: Stacy Says Good-bye
title: Watch Out! Man-Eating Snake
title: The Candy Corn Contest
title: Beast and the Halloween Horror
title: B-E-S-T Friends
title: Count Your Money With the Polk Street School
title: December Secrets
title: Emily Arrow Promises to Do Better This Year
title: Fish Face
title: Green Thumbs, Everyone
title: In the Dinosaur's Paw
title: Lazy Lions, Lucky Lambs
title: Let's Go, Philadelphia!
title: Look Out, Washington, D.C.!
title: Next Stop, New York City! : the Polk Street Kids On Tour
title: Oh Boy, Boston! : the Polk Street Kids On Tour
title: Pet Parade
title: Pickle Puss
title: Purple Climbing Days
title: Say "Cheese"
title: Snaggle Doodles
title: Sunny-Side Up
title: The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room
title: The Valentine Star
title: Turkey Trouble
title: Wake Up, Emily, It's Mother's Day