Katherine Paterson's Healing Words

Best known for her Newbery Award-winning books, Jacob Have I Loved, as well as Newbery Honor winner, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson's very personal style of storytelling strikes nerves with her readers, who are able feel her characters' emotions, giving them practice for dealing with life's sorrows. What keeps her books from being simple studies in misery is her ability to find the humor and grace in any situation.

Nikki and Deja

By Karen English

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When an arrogant new girl comes to school, best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.
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Little Monster Did It

By Helen Cooper

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A small girl's favorite plush toy seems to be responsible for the mischievous "accidents" that begin occurring when a new baby brother joins the household. JE Fic Coo

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Jamaica and Brianna

By Juanita Havill

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In one of five books about these friends, Jamaica envies Brianna's fuzzy pink boots while she has to wear hand-me-downs. JE Fic Hav

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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