Contemporary Realistic Fiction for Middle Grades

Subject Author Title Call number Year
Abandoned Children Anthony, Joelle A Month of Mondays

Fic A628mo

2017
Beasley, Kate Gertie's Leap to Greatness

Fic B3688ge

2016
Adoption Cavanaugh, Nancy J. Just Like Me

Fic C3774ju

2016
Adoption Shevah, Emma Dara Palmer's Major Drama

Fic S5547da

2016
Adoption Sonnichsen, A.L. Red Butterfly

Fic S6993re

2015
Weissman, Elissa Brent The Length of a String

Fic W4335Le

2018
Alcoholism Airgood, Ellen The Education of Ivy Blake

Fic A298ed

2015
Cumyn, Alan North to Benjamin

Fic C9719no

2018
Anxiety Disorders Pla, Sally J. Stanley Will Probably Be Fine

Fic P696st

2018
Van Tol, Alex Chick: Lister

Fic V2179ch

2015
Bullying Goldblatt, Mark Twerp

Fic G6182tw

2013
Child Abuse Greene, Michele Keep Sweet

Fic G8115ke

2010
Kreller, Susan You Can't See the Elephants

Fic K917yo

2015
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Charles, Tami Like Vanessa

Fic C477Li

2018
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Dee, Barbara Truth or Dare

Fic D2997tr

2016
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Going, K.L. Pieces of Why

Fic G615pi

2015
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Grimes, Nikki Planet Middle School

Fic G862pl

2011
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Peck, Richard The Best Man

Fic P3674be

2016
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Preller, James The Courage Test

Fic P9244co

2016
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Respicio, Mae The House That Lou Built

Fic R4344ho

2018
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Rosenberg, Madelyn This is Just a Test

Fic R8136th

2016
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Saeed, Aisha Amal Unbound

Fic S127am

2018
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Schmidt, Gary D. Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Fic S3512pa

2019
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Stoddard, Lindsey Just Like Jackie

Fic S8677ju

2018
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Viva, Frank Sea Change

Fic V855se

2016
Coming of Age (Bildungsromans) Vlahos, Len The Scar Boys

Fic V865sc

2014
Woodson, Jacqueline Harbor Me

Fic W8985ha

2018
Cults Carter, Caela My Life with the Liars

Fic C32325my

2016
Fixmer, Elizabeth Down from the Mountain

Fic F566do

2015
Cyberbulling Lawlor, Joe bully.com

Fic L4179bu

2013
Death/Grief Ada, Alma Flor Love, Amalia

Fic A191Lo

2012
Death/Grief Allen, Kate The Line Tender

Fic A4273Li

2019
Death/Grief Arnold, Elana The Question of Miracles

Fic A7533qu

2015
Death/Grief Avery, Tom My Brother's Shadow

Fic A9556my

2014
Death/Grief Bass, Laura Geringer The Girl With More Than One Heart

Fic G369gi

2018
Death/Grief Benjamin, Ali The Thing About Jellyfish

Fic B468th

2015
Death/Grief Bishop, Jenn The Distance to Home

Fic B6222di

2016
Death/Grief Blackstone, Matt Sorry You're Lost

Fic B631so

2014
Death/Grief Burg, Shana Laugh With the Moon

Fic B954La

2012
Death/Grief Clasen, Tricia The Haunted House Project

Fic C6145ha

2016
Death/Grief Condie, Allyson Summerlost

Fic C745su

2016
Death/Grief Durrant, S.E. Running on Empty

Fic D9655ru

2018
Death/Grief Jacobson, Jennifer Richard The Dollar Kids

Fic J1782do

2018
Death/Grief Lean, Sarah A Dog Called Homeless

Fic L437do

2013
Death/Grief Lupica, Mike The Only Game

Fic L9655on

2015
Death/Grief Moranville, Sharelle 27 Magic Words

Fic M8293tw

2016
Death/Grief Pitcher, Annabel My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece

Fic P682my

2012
Death/Grief Silberberg, Alan Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze

Fic S582mi

2010
Death/Grief Terrell-Deutsch, Beverley Running Scared

Fic T3254ru

2013
Death/Grief Williams-Garcia, Rita Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Fic W7286cl

2017
Zhang, Kat The Memory of Forgotten Things

Fic Z636me

2018
Depression Keller, Tae The Science of Breakable Things

Fic K288sc

2018
Disasters Philbrick, W.R. Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

Fic P545za

2014
Wagner, Laura Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti

Fic W1337ho

2015
Divorce Hood, Ann How I Saved My Father's Life

Fic H7762ho

2008
Divorce Lael, Ann Haywood Also Known as Harper

Fic L4355al

2009
Martin, Ann M. Coming Apart

Fic M3789com

2010
Eating Disorders Friedman, Robin Nothing

Fic F91134no

2008
Kittle, Katrina Reasons to be Happy

Fic K62re

2011
Emotional Problems Herbach, Geoff Stupid Fast

Fic H534st

2011
Emotional Problems Ripken, Cal Hothead

Fic R588ho

2011
Vaughn, Lauren OCD, the Dude, and Me

Fic V371oc

2013
Environmental Protection Chandler, Kristen Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me

Fic C455wo

2010
Environmental Protection Hiaasen, Carl Scat

Fic H623sc

2009
Knight, Mary Saving Wonder

Fic K71sa

2016
Family Arnold, Elana Far From Fair

Fic A7533fa

2016
Family Baker, Matthew If You Find This

Fic B168if

2015
Family Bauer, Joan Tell Me

Fic B3438te

2014
Family Cervantes, Angela Allie, First at Last

Fic C419al

2016
Family Crossan, Sarah Apple and Rain

Fic C9513ap

2014
Family Crowley, Suzanne Finding Esme

Fic C9534fi

2018
Family Donoghue, Emma The Lotterys Plus One

Fic D3838Lo

2017
Family Dooley, Sarah Free Verse

Fic D6915fr

2016
Family Gewirtz, Adina Zebra Forest

Fic G3964ze

2013
Family Holt, Kimberly Willis Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel

Fic H7581bL

2017
Family Horvath, Polly The Vacation

Fic H8235va

2005
Family Jones, Kimberly Sand Dollar Summer

Fic J778sa

2006
Family Kelly, Erin Entrada You Go First

Fic K2913yo

2018
Family Lopez, Diana Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel

Fic L8638as

2013
Family Mathieu, Jennifer Devoted

Fic M4295de

2015
Family Nielsen, Susin The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

Fic N6692re

2012
Family O'Connor, Barbara Wish

Fic O178wi

2016
Family Petruck, Rebecca Steering Toward Normal

Fic P4983st

2014
Family Reynolds, Jason Track series

Fic R4635gh

2016
Family Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola Two Naomis series

Fic R4792tw

2016-
Family Rose, Judith Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco

Fic R796Lo

2015
Torres, Jennifer Stef Soto, Taco Queen

 Fic T6928st

2017
Foster Child/Care Carter, Caela Forever or a long, long time

Fic C32325fo

2017
Foster Child/Care Castleman, Virginia Sara Lost and Found

Fic C353sa

2016
Foster Child/Care Dowell, Frances O. Where I'd Like to Be

Fic D746wh

2003
Foster Child/Care Feutl, Rita The Bike Thief

Fic F427bi

2014
Foster Child/Care Galante, Cecilia Strays Like Us

Fic G1463st

2018
Foster Child/Care Hahn, Mary Where I Belong

Fic H1484wh

2014
Magoon, Kekla The Season of Styx Malone

Fic M1998se

2018
Friendship Blakemore, Megan The Friendship Riddle

Fic B636fr

2015
Friendship Chase, Paula So Done

Fic C487so

2018
Friendship Dowell, Frances O. The Second Life of Abigail Walker

Fic D746sd

2012
Friendship Ellis, Deborah True Blue

Fic E468tr

2012
Friendship Fitzgerald, Sarah The Apple Tart of Hope

Fic F5543ap

2016
Friendship Flood, C.J. Infinite Sky

Fic F6312in

2014
Friendship Greenwald, Lisa Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes

Fic G8158sw

2010
Friendship Griffin, Paul When Friendship Followed Me Home

Fic G8522wh

2016
Friendship Jensen, Cordelia Every Shiny Thing

Fic J545ev

2018
Friendship Kelly, Erin Entrada Hello, Universe

Fic K2913he

2018
Friendship Kelly, Erin Entrada You Go First

Fic K2913yo

2018
Friendship Khan, Hena Amina's Voice

Fic K4473am

2017
Friendship Kinney, Jeff Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Fic K555di

2007-
Friendship Lisle, Janet Taylor Quicksand Pond

Fic L771qu

2017
Friendship Loftin, Nikki Wish Girl

Fic L8288wi

2015
Friendship Maldonado, Torrey Tight

Fic M244ti

2018
Friendship Mass, Wendy The Candymakers

Fic M4143ca

2010
Friendship Mata, Julie Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens

Fic M425ka

2014
Friendship Moss, Marissa Amelia's BFF

Fic M913anab

2011
Friendship Myracle, Lauren Oopsy Daisy

Fic M998oo

2012
Friendship Stevens, April The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley

Fic S844he

2018
Friendship Vail, Rachel Unfriended

Fic V129un

2014
Friendship Weeks, Sarah Save Me a Seat

Fic W3962sa

2016
Willner-Pardo, Gina Hard Kind of Promise

Fic W7382ha

2010
Gangs Chase, Paula Dough Boys

Fic C487do

2019
Gangs Diaz, Alexandra The Only Road

Fic D542on

2017
Moore, David Barclay The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Fic M8215st

2017
Gender Identity Hashimi, Nadia One Half from the East

Fic H3483on

2016
HIV Sheinmel, Courtney Positively

Fic S5434po

2009
Homelessness Cruz, Marie Miranda Everlasting Nora

Fic C9574ev

2018
Illness-Cancer Dee, Barbara Halfway Normal

Fic D2997ha

2017
Illness-Cancer Gemeinhart, Dan The Honest Truth

Fic G322ho

2015
Illness-Cancer Pyros, Andrea Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas

Fic P9984pi

2019
Illness-Cancer Skuy, David Striker

Fic S6295st

2013
Sonnenblick, Jordan After Ever After

Fic S69925af

2011
Juvenile Delinquency Gantos, Jack The Trouble in Me

Fic G1999tr

2015
Mental Illness Baldwin, Cindy Where the Watermelons Grow

Fic B181wh

2018
Mental Illness Harrington, Karen Courage for Beginners

Fic H2993co

2014
McAnulty, Stacy The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Fic M1144mi

2018
Moving Bauer, Joan Soar

Fic B3438so

2016
Moving Brown, Gavin Josh Baxter Levels Up

Fic B8777jo

2016
Moving Holczer, Tracy The Secret Hum of a Daisy

Fic H725se

2014
Moving Jacobson, Jennifer Paper Things

Fic J1782pa

2015
Moving Jacobson, Jennifer Richard The Dollar Kids

Fic J1782do

2018
Moving Wiles, Deborah A Long Line of Cakes

Fic W6763Ln

2018
Wynne-Jones, Tim Rex Zero, the Great Pretender

Fic W9895reg

2010
Orphans Burt, Jake Greetings from Witness Protection

Fic B973gr

2017
Orphans Creech, Sharon The Great Unexpected

Fic C913gre

2012
Orphans Stewart, Trenton The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

Fic S8525ex

2012
Orphans Tyre, Lisa Lewis Hope in the Holler

Fic T992ho

2018
Walters, Eric Walking Home

Fic W2352w

2014
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lupica, Mike No Slam Dunk

Fic L9655no

2018
Poverty Helget, Nicole The End of the Wild

Fic H4748en

2017
Poverty Mulligan, Andy Trash

Fic M9588tr

2010
Ogle, Rex Free Lunch

92 O35og

2019
Prejudice Hirsch, Odo Have Courage, Hazel Green!

Fic H6692h

2006
Jones, Traci L. Finding My Place

Fic J793fi

2010
Race Relations Bajai, Varsha Count Me In

Fic B165co

2019
Race Relations Frank Steven B. Armstrong and Charlie

Fic F828ar

2017
Race Relations Gino, Alex You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!

Fic G493yo

2018
Race Relations Ramee, Lisa Moore A Good Kind of Trouble

Fic R171go

2019
Vaught, Susan Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry

Fic V3715th

2016
Reality TV Hiaasen, Carl Chomp

Fic H623ch

2012
Relationships LaFleur, Suzanne Counting to Perfect

Fic L1645co

2018
Runaways DeFelice, Cynthia Wild Life

Fic D313wi

2011
Ray, Delia Finding Fortune

Fic R2633fi

2015
School Anderson, John David Posted

Fic A5473po

2017
School Braden, Ann The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Fic B7986be

2018
School Dee, Barbara Star-Crossed

Fic D2997st

2017
School Emerson, Kevin Breakout

Fic E53br

2015
School Finneyfrock, Karen Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

Fic F5146sw

2013
School Friend, Natasha Where You'll Find Me

Fic F91147wh

2016
School Holmes, Sara L. Operation Yes

Fic H753op

2009
School Houtman, Jacqueline The Reinvention of Edison Thomas

Fic H8443re

2010
School Johnson, Varian To Catch a Cheat

Fic J697to

2016
School Korman, Gordon Ungifted

Fic K84ung

2012
School Malone, Lee The Last Boy at St. Edith's

Fic M2573La

2016
School Medina, Meg Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Fic M491me

2018
School Patterson, James I Funny

Fic P3175ia

2012
School Vail, Rachel Well, That Was Awkward

Fic V129we

2017
Vrabel, Beth Bringing me Back

Fic V978br

2018
Self-Perception Rivers, Karen The Girl in the Well is Me

Fic R6223gi

2016
Self-Perception Sloan, Holly Goldberg Short

Fic S6339sh

2017
Self-Perception Williams, Alicia D. Genesis Begins Again

Fic W721ge

2019
Woods, Brenda Zoe in Wonderland

Fic W8942zo

2016
Sexual Abuse Abbott, Tony The Summer of Owen Todd

Fic A1342su

2017
Messner, Kate Chirp

Fic M585ch

2020
Sexual Harassment Dee, Barbara Maybe He Just Likes You

Fic D2997ma

2019
Single Parent Families Almond, David My Name is Mina

Fic A452myn

2010
Single Parent Families Bauer, Joan Close to Famous

Fic B3438cl

2012
Single Parent Families Cheng, Jack See You in the Cosmos

Fic C5184se

2017
Vigilante, Danette Saving Baby Doe

Fic V677sa

2014
Sports Green, Tim Lost Boy

Fic G7981Lo

2015
Sports Harkrader, Lisa Airball

Fic H2825ai

2005
Shovan, Laura Takedown

Fic S55975ta

2018
Stepfamilies Payne, C.C. The Thing About Leftovers

Fic P346th

2016
Youngblood, Leslie Love like Sky

Fic Y783Lo

2018
Terrorist Attacks Baskin, Nora Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Fic B315ni

2016
Twins Alexander, Kwame The Crossover

Fic A3764cr

2015
Rodkey, Geoff The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other)

Fic R6925ta

2015