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Common Core Standards Across the Curriculum
Common Core Standards in the California Avenue School Library
Common Core Standards in the Northern Parkway School Library
Create Lifelong Readers
Graphic Novels for High School Students
iPads in the Library
Kindles and eBooks in the Library
LR Movie Making
Library Apps and Beyond
Pebble Go Research
Turtle Hook Students Analyze Media!
by Deirdre Reddington
Do you look for yourself in a story? See yourself in a character? If daily life provides enough
for you, realistic fiction is the genre you need!
Realistic fiction includes all stories that mimic life in the real world. Sometimes, realistic fiction is described as stories that could really happen, but did not. These stories were created in the author’s imagination with authenticity and honesty in mind.
Realistic fiction is great genre for children who enjoy relating stories to their own lives. Many realistic fiction books feature everyday problems children face at school and at home. These stories will help children problem solve and cope with common issues like friendships, moving, bullying, divorce, sibling rivalry and many other life experiences. After reading, a child may realize that his or her problems are not unique; and it is possible to work through difficult times and grow.
Realistic fiction stories can help children better understand life and prepare for future conflicts and real life situations. These stories are usually hopeful and reassuring. At the library, search by keyword and choose an age-appropriate book for your child!
Patricia Reilly Giff
by Peter Reynolds
Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.
If the Shoe Fits
by Gary Soto
After being teased about his brand new loafers, Rigo puts them away for so long he grows out of them.
Nikki & Deja: Birthday Blues
by Karen English
Third graders Nikki and Deja try to come up with a fun way to celebrate Déjà’s birthday while she is staying at her boring neighbor's house, but their nemesis Antonia may devise a way to ruin Deja's perfect party.
Bobby vs. Girls (accidently)
by Lisa Yee
Bobby inadvertently gets into a fight with his best friend Holly, and their disagreement develops into a boys versus girls war involving their whole fourth-grade class.
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