Tag Archives: Friendship

Fish is Fish

Author: Leo Lionni Publisher: Dragonfly Books Product Description Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, […]

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success

Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Dutton Books Product Description Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school […]

BIG FOR CHRISTMAS (Sweet Valley Twins)

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description The twins wish they were grownups when they are invited to the biggest Christmas party ever and their parents won’t let them go, but a shocking transformation has occurred when they wake up the next morning.

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

Author: Julia Rawlinson Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description As the leaves fall from his favorite tree, Fletcher worries that something is terribly wrong. But then winter comes, and with it a wonderful surprise. Do you know what it is? Join Fletcher and find out. . . .

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

Author: Mo Willems Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad […]

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

Author: Cynthia Kadohata Publisher: Atheneum Product Description CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY’S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She’s a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers […]

The Poky Little Puppy Special Anniversary Edition LGB (Special Edition Little Golden Book)

Author: Janette Sebring Lowrey Publisher: Golden Books Product Description EVERYONE KNOWS THE STORY of the poky little puppy, who had to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake. This book, which was one of the original 12 Little Golden Books that launched in October 1942, is now available in an upscale, 52-page edition that features […]

Grumpy Cat

Author: Britta Teckentrup Publisher: Boxer Books Product Description Britta Teckentrup, the talented author and artist of Big Smelly Bear, once again creates an unforgettable, heartwarming animal that kids will love. Poor Cat! All the other kitties in the neighborhood don’t ask him to come play. He just seems so…grumpy. But really, he wants to join […]

The Old Woman Who Named Things

Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive–like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman […]

Nothing But The Truth (Little Secrets)

Author: Emily Blake Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Hidden Pasts. Unexpected Betrayals. Twisted Friendships. Sweet Revenge. The twists keep coming–and no secrets are safe. Rule One for heartbreakers: Don’t fall in love. But is ice queen Kelly starting to melt? For Alison, this is the moment of truth. Will her big lie come back to […]

Last Christmas: The Private Prequel

Author: Kate Brian Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want: straight A’s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House. But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad-boy Thomas Pearson. Alone. Instead […]

The Leprechaun’s Gold

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Product Description In this classic Irish legend, two harpists — merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom — set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to […]

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile)

Author: Bernard Waber Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire. Amazon.com Review Lyle the crocodile lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. He likes it there, and his hosts, the Primms, […]

The Cricket in Times Square

Author: George Selden Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description After Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, a little boy whose parents run the falling newsstand, Tucker, a fast-talking Broadway mouse, and […]

Too Many Leprechauns: Or How That Pot o’ Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow

Author: Stephen Krensky Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns are lucky. But on every other day of the year, they make for noisy neighbors — and they’re turning the entire town of Dingle upside down! Fortunately, Finn O’Finnegan always has a clever plan brewing, and this time, with […]

Where Are Maisy’s Friends?: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Publisher: Candlewick Product Description Lift-the-flap fun for preschoolers who are crazy for Maisy! Maisy mavens will love to look for Maisy and her friends in WHERE ARE MAISY’S FRIENDS?, a happy new board-book adventure from award-winning author-illustrator Lucy Cousins. Amazon.com Review “Who’s that hiding under the table?” Maisy and her friends are […]

The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open […]

Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, […]

Penguin’s Special Christmas Tree

Author: Jeannie St. John Taylor Publisher: Lobster Press Product Description (ages 4 – 6) Penguin really wants to win “Santa’s Best Tree Award,” but he can’t think of anything special enough to go on the top of his Christmas tree. Penguin’s little Angel friend pitches in to help his buddy, and together they try all […]

The View From Saturday (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: E.L. Konigsburg Publisher: Atheneum Product Description HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to […]

Chicken Boy

Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Meet Tobin McCauley. He’s got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who’s not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin’s only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal…the meaning of life? […]

Let’s Cruise! (Friendship Box, 4 board books in a box) (Cars movie tie in)

Author: RH Disney Publisher: RH/Disney Product Description Ready, set, GO! Lightning McQueen, the rookie hot-shot race car, is screaming his way down the track on his way to winning the Piston Cup. But when he gets stuck in a slow little town called Radiator Springs, McQueen must learn a valuable lesson about friendship—fast. This beautifully […]

Special Edition: How the Pops Stole Christmas (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (How I Survived Middle School Super Special)

Author: Nancy Krulick Publisher: Turtleback Product Description FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Jenny can’t wait for the holidays, but her good mood quickly evaporates when she picks Dana as her “”Secret Snowflake”” in English class and finds out that her best friend Sam is heading home to England for the holidays.

Sweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy Novel

Author: Lauren Conrad Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description How Sweet it is? Jane Roberts was the average girl next door until she and her best friend, Scarlett Harp, landed their own reality show, L.A. Candy. Now the girls have an all-access pass to Hollywood’s hottest everything. But there’s more to life on camera than just […]

Shall I Knit You a Hat?: A Christmas Yarn

Author: Kate Klise Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Product Description Shall I knit you a hat to keep your ears warm? A delightful tale of holiday giving When Mother Rabbit knits a cozy winter hat for Little Rabbit, he likes it very much. In fact, he likes it so much that he thinks all […]

The Fashion Disaster That Changed My Life

Author: Lauren Myracle Publisher: Puffin Product Description “Out of all the people in the world, why do I have to be the freak who went to school on the very first day of the year with a pair of PANTIES stuck by static cling to the leg of my pants?!!!” Seventh grade was supposed to […]

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

Author: Rachel Renee Russell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description New school. New mean girl. New crush. New diary so Nikki can spill about all of it…

Little Red’s Christmas Story

Author: Sarah The Duchess of York Ferguson Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Product Description Dear boys and girls, Here is another story about Little Red and her friends — Little Blue, Roany, and Gino. This one takes place on Christmas Eve and is full of magical fun and excitement. The merry gang meets Father […]

Life or Death (Little Secrets, Book 4)

Author: Emily Blake Publisher: Point Product Description One family. Two sides. A whole town caught in between. In this soap-opera series, the twists keep coming–and no secrets are safe. Chad is in a coma, fighting for his life. Will he pull through…or take his secrets to the grave? Tom blames himself for what happened to […]

Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel (Bk. 2)

Rating: (146 reviews) Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with […]

Old Sadie and the Christmas Bear (Old Sadie & Christmas Bear Nrf CL.)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Near-sighted old Sadie welcomes a visitor who is experiencing the joy of Christmas for the first time.

The Rainbow Fish

Rating: (229 reviews) Author: Marcus Pfister Publisher: North-South Books Product Description Rainbow-colored foil stamping glitters on every page of this unique book about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions-his shimmering scales. Amazon.com Review If you read this very popular book just before bed, and the light is […]

Frog Goes to Dinner (Boy, Dog, Frog)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Mercer Mayer Publisher: Dial Product Description Following the re-release of the first three books in this beloved series, here are the final three classic wordless tales in attractive, low-priced hardcover editions. A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, the first book in this series, launched Mercer Mayer’s distinguished career over twenty-five […]

Just My Friend & Me

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Mercer Mayer Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description The very popular Little Critter has a friend over to play and tries his best to be a good host. It’s a long afternoon. After his friend damages Little Critter’s bike by accident, leaves him in the tree house without […]

Franny K. Stein’s Crate of Danger (Boxed Set): Lunch Walks Among Us; Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid; The Invisible Fran; The Fran That Time Forgot (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Jim Benton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Franny K. Stein is not your average girl — she’s a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies and piranha to goldfish, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. Being a mad scientist is exciting, but it […]

Christmas Magic

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Michael Garland Publisher: Puffin Product Description Emily knows there’s Christmas magic in the air when she slips out of bed and is greeted by a wild and enchanting scene: her pets are singing “Jingle Bells;” presents are flying around a spinning Christmas tree; mice are baking Christmas pies! And out the […]

One Frog Too Many (Boy, Dog, Frog)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Mercer Mayer Publisher: Dial Product Description Following the re-release of the first three books in this beloved series, here are the final three classic wordless tales in attractive, low-priced hardcover editions. A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, the first book in this series, launched Mercer Mayer’s distinguished career over twenty-five […]

A Rainbow of Friends

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: P. K. Hallinan Publisher: Ideals Children’s Books Product Description This book is for ages 3-5. Friends come in all colours and sizes; they can be funny or serious, musical or athletic, outgoing or quiet. This book reminds children to celebrate their differences because that is what makes each of us so […]

My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas Reusable Sticker Book

Author: Jenny Bak Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Six Christmas scenes in Ponyville with reusable sticker ponies.

Henry the Christmas Cat

Author: Mary Calhoun Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description At a Christmas pageant, Henry the cat befriends Bonnie the lamb and helps her out of a potentially dangerous predicament.

It’s Not Summer Without You (A Summer Novel)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Jenny Han Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach? It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and […]

The Boys Next Door

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Echols, Jennifer Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Cute, available, and one cabin over Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends — including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori’s always been one of the […]

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Toot & Puddle)

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Holly Hobbie Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Toot goes to a family reunion in Scotland, promising Puddle that he’ll be back in Woodcock Pocket in time for Christmas. But a huge snowstorm strands him far away from home on Christmas Eve! As Puddle waits anxiously for his […]

One Morning in Maine

Rating: (32 reviews) Author: Robert McCloskey Publisher: Viking Press Product Description “As we follow the story of Sal and his lost tooth we feel as refreshed as though we had spent a day with his family on their island”.–Saturday Review. Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations.

Baby-Sitters’ Christmas Chiller (Baby-Sitters Club Super Mystery)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Ann M. Martin Publisher: Apple (Scholastic)

Littles Have A Merry Christmas (Littles First Readers)

Author: John Peterson Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval Product Description It’s almost Christmas, and all the Littles are full of good cheer…all except Uncle Nick. Uncle Nick just moved in. It was time for him to rest after thirty years of fighting mice in Trash City. Uncle Nick likes his new home, but […]

Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel

Rating: (151 reviews) Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description Is Rose’s fate to kill the person she loves most? It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason’s death, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can’t concentrate in […]

Blood Promise: A Vampire Academy Novel

Rating: (192 reviews) Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri. He’d rather die […]

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Rating: (83 reviews) Author: Karma Wilson Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Bear’s friends awaken him the day before Christmas and help him to stay awake as they bake fruitcakes, fill stockings, and sing carols, then, while they sleep, he prepares his own surprise.

The Quiet Book

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Deborah Underwood Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Amazon.com Review Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2010: Give Goodnight Moon and Goodnight Gorilla  the night off and pick up this new bedtime classic. This pitch-perfect picture book by Deborah Underwood and illustrator Renata Liwska will quell the pre-bedtime crazies. With the […]