Getting Along with Others: Novels for Grades 2–5

These books are about relationships, self-confidence, friends, family, and seeing things a different way. Find them in J Fiction alphabetically by author. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Applegate The One and Only Ivan    (When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant, he decides that he must find her a better life.)
Bauer The Double-Digit Club
Blume Blubber
Brown The Wild Robot    (When robot Roz tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help her.)
Cheng Honeysuckle House
Clements A Week in the Woods
Creech Moo    (Reena recently moved to rural Maine where she unexpectedly formed a bond with a cow and her neighbor.)
Curtis Bud, Not Buddy    (Bud sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father.)
DeFelice The Light on Hogback Hill
DiCamillo Because of Winn-Dixie
Donoghue The Lotterys Plus One    (Two couples won the lottery and bought a big house where all of them live together.)
Dowell The Secret Language of Girls
Fisher Understood Betsy
Fleischman Seedfolks
Fleming Lowji Discovers America
Fletcher Flying Solo
Gilson Double Dog Dare
Greene Owen Foote, Soccer Star
Hahn Daphne's Book
Hanlon Dory Fantasmagory
Henkes Words of Stone
Hurwitz Teacher's Pet
Konigsburg The View from Saturday
Korman Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
Kurtz I'm Sorry, Almira Ann
Lin The Year of the Dog
Lisle Afternoon of the Elves
Look Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
Marsden Moon Runner
Martin Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure
McDonald Judy Moody Gets Famous
McGraw The Moorchild
Naylor Shiloh
O'Connor The Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis
Park Project Mulberry
Paterson The Great Gilly Hopkins
Pennypacker Pax    (Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return pax, his fox, to the wild.)
Perkins All Alone in the Universe
Pinkney Hold Fast to Dreams
Sachar Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl?
Spinelli Fourth Grade Rats
Warner Dog Years
Wiles Each Little Bird That Sings
Wilson The Worry Web Site
Yee Millicent Min, Girl Genius
Yep Skunk Scout
Anderson Granted    (Fairy Ophelia gets her first wish granting assignment and discovers that, although the fate of the fairy world rests on her completing her task, the job of granting a human's wish is anything but easy. )
Mass Bob    (Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.)

Last Updated: 8/16


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