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Million Dollar Jeans (age 7-10)
by Ron Roy
realistic ... adventure ... enterprise
Catalog: Ten-year-old Tommy learns that the lottery ticket in his jeans pocket is a million-dollar winner, only to be told that his father has just given the jeans to a church rummage sale.
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Only One Woof (age 7-10)
by James Herriot
realistic ... animals
Catalog: Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.
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BAR
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
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PAR
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: Cheater Pants
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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 (Almost) a Flower Girl
title: Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy
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
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Dear Whiskers (age 7-10)
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.
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MCD
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 Great Guinea Pig Express
title: Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
title: Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
title: Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
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MCD
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
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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, Empress of Everything
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KLI
Herbie Jones Series (age 7-10)
by Suzy Kline
realistic ... school
Join Herbie for his antics in the third grade, in class, on field trips, on the playground.
title: Herbie Jones
title: What's the Matter With Herbie Jones?
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DEL
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: Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones
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CRI
My Dog, Cat (age 7-10)
by Marty Crisp
realistic ... friendship ... animals
It's bad enough being a boy with a girl's name, but now Abbie's dog is making him a target for bullies. He's worried about being seen with his aunt's ``sissy'' dog... but feisty Catullus proves that big isn't necessarily better!
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SAC
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: Why Pick on Me?
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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: B-E-S-T Friends
title: Emily Arrow Promises to Do Better This Year
title: Monster Rabbit Runs Amuck!
title: Purple Climbing Days
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Jenny Archer Chapter Books (age 7-10)
by Ellen Conford
realistic ... humor
Jenny Archer has a knack for trying new things, and getting into unexpected trouble.
title: Jenny Archer to the Rescue
title: Jenny Archer, Author
title: Can Do, Jenny Archer

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