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 Is Not a Crook
title: Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren
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, Empress of Everything
My Dog, Cat
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!
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: Turkey Trouble