Barrows, Annie. Ivy & Bean.(series)
When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected. J BAR
Bergen, Lara. Sophie the Awesome.
Sophie Miller's life is boring. Average. Blah.
Sophie knows she's special. And she's come up with the perfect name to show it: Sophie the Awesome! But living up to her name won't be easy--especially if super-annoying Toby Myers has anything to say about it. Can Sophie prove her awesomeness...and prove everyone wrong? J BER
Blume, Judy. Superfudge. (series)
Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his unusual younger brother Fudge. J BLU, J-PBK BLU, J-SPO BLU
Cabot, Meg. Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls. (series)
Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.
J CAB, J-PBK CAB
Child, Lauren. Utterly Me, Clarice Bean. (series)
When someone steals the winner's trophy for the school book project, Clarice emulates her favorite book heroine, Ruby Redfort the detective. J-M CHI, J-PBK CHI
Cleary, Beverly. Beezus and Ramona series
Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible. J CLE, J-PBK CLE, J-SPO CLE
Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown is Not a Crayon. (series)
The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state. J DAN, J-PBK DAN, J-SPO DAN
DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn-Dixie.
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie. J DIC, J-PBK DIC, J-SPO DIC
DiCamillo,Kate. Raymie Nightingale.
Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur. J DIC
Friedman, Laurie. Mallory on the Move. (series)
After moving to a new town, eight-year-old Mallory keeps throwing stones in the "Wishing Pond" but things will not go back to the way they were before, and she remains torn between old &new best friends. J FRI, J-PBK FRI
Gifford, Peggy. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little. (series)
With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book. J GIF
Harper, Charise Mericle. Just Grace. (series)
Misnamed by her teacher, seven-year-old Just Grace prides herself on being empathetic, but when she tries to help a neighbor feel better, her good intentions backfire. J HAR
Harper, Jessica. Underpants on My Head.
What starts out as a perfectly ordinary day in the Small house turns into Stitches Saturday when Cleo gets a cut on the head after her twin brother, Jack, accidentally pulls down their "Toy House." J HAR
Holm, Jennifer L. Babymouse: Queen of the World. (series)
An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party. J-GRAPHIC BAB
Look, Lenore. Ruby Lu, Brave and True. (series)
"Almost-eight-year-old" Ruby Lu spends time with her baby brother, goes to Chinese school, performs magic tricks and learns to drive, and has adventures with both old and new friends. J LOO
Martin, Ann. The Babysitter's Club. (series)
Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding member of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up--cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls--you can count on them to save the day.
J- GRAPHIC BAB
Mazer, Anne. The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes. (series)
Abby Hayes is starting fifth grade. Her supersibs, the perfect older twins and her genius little brother, have already proved their Hayes worthiness. This is going to be Abby's year and she's going to record every moment of it. J-PBK MAZ
Myracle, Lauren. Luv Ya Bunches. (Flower Power series)
Four friends named Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Camilla, and Violet navigate the ups and downs of fifth grade. Told through text messages, blog posts, screenplay, and straight narrative. J MYR
O’Connor, Jane. Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth. (series)
Nancy Clancy must find the culprit when a prized possession goes missing at school.
J-M OCO, J–PBK OCO
Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine. (series)
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building. J PEN
Russell, Rachel Renee. Dork Diaries. (series)
Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group. J RUS, J–PBK RUS
Sachar, Louis. Sideways Stories from Wayside School.
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story. J SAC, J-PBK SAC
Simon, Coco. Cupcake Diaries. (series)
Who's afraid of middle school? Not Katie Brown. After all, it can't be that different from elementary school. But, boy, was she ever wrong! J SIM, J-PBK SIM
Telgemeier, Raina. Smile.
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with family, friends, boys and dental drama.