General Fiction (Grade 2-4)

Adler, David A.  Andy and Tamika.  J FIC Adler 
Preoccupied with the impending arrival of his new baby brother or sister, fourth grader Andy gets in lots of trouble at home and at school.

Angleberger, Tom.  Inspector Flytrap.  J FIC Angleberger
Hoping to become the greatest detective that ever grew, Inspector Flytrap, a Venus Flytrap, and his assistant, Nina the Goat, investigate “big deal” mysteries at an art museum, a cookie shop, and a garden.

Barrows, Annie.  Ivy and Bean.  J FIC Barrows  (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.

Byars, Betsy Cromer.  Bingo Brown and the Language of Love. J FIC Byars
As twelve-year-old Bingo Brown strives for the triumphs of today and steels himself against the tribulations of tomorrow, he discovers that he will have to undergo a few more trials and triumphs before growing up.

Carbone, Elisa Lynn.  Starting School With an Enemy. J FIC Carbone
Worried about finding friends when she moves from Maine to Maryland, ten-year-old Sarah gets off to a bad start by making an enemy of a boy.

Christopher, Matt.   Zero’s Slider.  J FIC Christopher
While trying to ask Uncle Pete to coach for the Peach Street Mudders, Zero discovers that he can throw a slider when there’s a big bandage on his injured thumb.

Cleary, Beverly.  Ramona’s World.  J FIC Cleary
Follows the adventures of nine-year-old Ramona at home with big sister Beezus and baby sister Roberta and at school in Mrs. Meacham’s class.

Conford, Ellen.  A Case for Jenny Archer.  J PB C
After reading three mysteries in a row, Jenny becomes convinced that the neighbors across the street are up to no good and decides to investigate.

DiCamillo, Kate.  Leroy Ninker Saddles Up.  J FIC DiCamillo
Forging an instant bond with spaghetti-loving horse Maybelline, horseless cowboy Leroy Ninker inadverently risks eternal loneliness when he forgets a vital rule about Maybelline’s care.

Fleischman, Sid.   The Whipping Boy.  J FIC Fleischman // J PB F
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.

Funke, Cornelia Caroline.  The Pirate Pig.  J FIC Funke
On Butterfly Island, sailer Stout Sam and his deckhand Pip must rescue their treasure-sniffing pig from nasty pirate Barracuda Bill.

Giff, Patricia Reilly.  Fourth-Grade Celebrity.  J FIC Giff
Cassandra Eleanor Valentine searches for a way to become a celebrity in her school.

Griffin, Adele.  Oona Finds An Egg.  J FIC Griffin
Oona finds a giant egg and brings it back to West Wog to care for it, and see what hatches–but others in the cave want to claim her egg, particularly the nasty kid Bruce Brute, and when the baby stegosaurus hatches it will have to choose who it wants to live with.

Hale, Shannon & Hale, Dean.  The Princess in Black.  J FIC Hale
Hiding her secret identity as a monster-fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom’s goats.

Hanlon, Abby.  Dory Fantasmagory.  J FIC Hanlon  (SERIES)
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.  SEQUEL: Dory and the Real True Friend (2015).

Henkes, Kevin.  The Year of Billy Miller.  J FIC Henkes
Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.

Hesse, Karen.  Sable.  J FIC Hesse //  J PB H
Tate Marshall is delighted when a stray dog turns up in the yard one day, but Sable, named for her dark, silky fur, causes trouble with the neighbors and has to go.

Hiser, Constance.  Dog on Third Base.  J FIC Hiser
James and the gang are busy with spring baseball practice until James’s dog, Tag, whom they use for third base, disappears.

Hurwitz, Johanna.   Baseball Fever.  JPB H
Ten-year-old Ezra tries to convince his scholarly father that his baseball fever is not wasting his mind.

Jacobson, Jennifer. Winnie at her Best. J FIC Jacobson
Zoe is the smartest speller and Vanessa is the top actress in the fourth grade, but Winnie doesn’t know what she does best until she helps a young neighbor in need.

Jennings, Patrick.  Odd, Weird & Little.  J FIC Jennings
Befriending a very strange new student, Toulouse, helps outsider Woodrow stand up to the class bullies who have been picking on them both.

Leavitt, Lindsey.  The Big Move.  JPB L  (Commander in Cheese) 
Mice siblings who live in the White House prepare for a new president to move in.  SEQUEL: Oval Office Escape (2016).

Look, Lenore.  Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things.  J FIC Look
A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

MacLachlan, Patricia.  Sarah, Plain and Tall.  J PB M/ J Fic MacLachlan
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

Marko, Cyndi.  Let’s Get Cracking.  [J GRAPHIC NOVEL] J FIC Marko.  (Kung Pow Chicken SERIES)
Gordon Blue and his brother Benny, unlikely superheroes, must save Fowladelphia from Granny Goosebumps, who has filled the city with cookies that cause innocent chickens’ feathers to fall off.

Pennypacker, Sara.  Waylon! One Awesome Thing!  J FIC Pennypacker
Waylon, a boy with the mind of a scientific genius and the vulnerable heart of an eight year old, is trying to understand his older sister and deal with changes among the kids at school.

Rockwell, Thomas. How to Eat Fried Worms. J PB R
Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.

Siegal, Ida.  Big News!  J FIC Siegal
Traces young Emma Perez’s journey into journalism, mystery solving, and fame when she investigates a worm found in a friend’s hamburger.

Speck, Katie.  Maybelle and the Haunted Cupcake.  J FIC Speck  (SERIES)
Maybelle the cockroach is tired of all the rules she must follow to safely get food from Mr. and Mrs. Peabody’s kitchen, but when Bernice, an ant with a head cold, insists on helping out, the situation only gets worse. 

Spinelli, Jerry.  The Bathwater Gang.  J FIC Spinelli
Bertie’s all-girl gang becomes involved in a harmless but heartfelt war with an all-boy gang, until Bertie’s grandmother steps in with a perfect solution.

Warner, Sally.  Only Emma.  J FIC Warner (SERIES)
Third-grader Emma’s peaceful life as an only child is disrupted when she has to temporarily share her tidy bedroom with four-year-old Anthony Scarpetto, a bona fide “pain in the patootie.”

Wilkowski, Susan.  The Bad Luck Chair.  J FIC Wilkowski
After having to sit in the legendary Bad Luck Chair at school, nine-year-old Addy is determined to break its curse, but first she and her friends have to figure out the puzzling directions written by one of the chair’s earlier victims.

Willems, Mo.  The Story of Diva and Flea.  J FIC Willems
In the bustling city of Paris, a small yet brave dog, Diva, and an adventurous cat named Flea become two unlikely friends.

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