"Because of Winn-Dixie," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Bridge to Terabithia" are some highly-rated children's realistic fiction books. Goodreads classifies all these realistic fiction children's books as popular.
"Because of Winn-Dixie," which was written by Kate DiCamillo, has a 3.97-star rating on Goodreads. The story is about a girl named Opal and her dog Winn-Dixie. Thanks to Winn-Dixie, Opal learns 10 things from her father, the preacher, about her mother who was not around.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" was written by Jeff Kinney and has a 3.95-star rating. The book is about Greg Heffley and his friend Rowley dealing with the pains of middle school life.
"Bridge to Terabithia," which was written by Katherine Paterson, has a 3.96-star rating. The story is about Jess Aaron and Leslie Burke becoming friends after she beats him in a race on the first day of school. Then, they use their imaginations to create a magical kingdom in the woods called Terabithia.