Friendship

Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath

By Steven Goldman

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His best friend reveals that he is gay and his wildly inappropriate English project causes controversy. But, like lots of 17-year old boys, Mitch mostly has sex on his mind in this hilarious and touching “guy book.” 

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The Whistling Toilets

By Randy Powell

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While coaching his best friend Ginny, a star tennis player who's in a slump, Stan finds himself falling for her. 

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The Boyfriend List: (15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs, and Me, Ruby Oliver)

By E. Lockhart

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Snappy dialogue and funny footnotes help tell the story of a Seattle fifteen-year-old caught up in a comedy of errors involving her boyfriends, official and unofficial, her best friends, and her parents. 

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Don't Call Me Ishmael

By Michael Gerard Bauer

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Unlike underdog Ishmael, new student James—quirky and independent—turns the tables on the class bully instead of avoiding him. An intrepid English teacher and some unlikely comrades round out this cheeky but touching Australian tale. 

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Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold

By Cynthia Rylant

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When Mr. Putter catches a cold, his friend Mrs. Teaberry sends over some special treats to help him feel better. JBR Ryl

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School

By Tony Johnston

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Oh no! Best friends Sparky and Eddie are not in the same class this year!

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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Will I Have a Friend?

By Miriam Cohen

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On his first day of kindergarten, Jim hopes to find a friend.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Blow Me A Kiss, Miss Lilly

By Nancy White Carlstrom

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When her best friend, an old lady named Miss Lilly, passes away Sara learns that the memory of a loved one never dies. JE Fic Car

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Toot & Puddle: You Are My Sunshine

By Holly Hobbie

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Toot is down in the dumps until a big storm clears the air.

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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One Lonely Seahorse

By Saxton Freymann

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One lonely sea horse learns she has a lot of friends that she can really “count” on. In this rhyming counting book, the sea creatures are artfully sculpted from fruits and vegetables. JE Fic Fre

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

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