Friendship

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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Clementine

By Sara Pennypacker and Marla Frazee (Illustrator)

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Irrepressible third-grader Clementine always has an ingenious idea “sproinging up” in her brain, each leading to a series of humorous mishaps. Followed by "The Talented Clementine.”

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A First Test and a Wicked Sending

First Test (Book One of the Protector of the Small series) by Tamora Pierce

No Girls! Go Home! You Won't Last!

As Kel surveyed the damage done to her room-- mattresses, sheets, and blankets strewn everywhere, desk drawers dumped out onto the floor, wall hangings sliced with a glaive, and that message scrawled so plainly on the plaster walls, she knew the battle to be accepted as page was just beginning.