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Crist, James J.

Summary: "Friendships make us happier and healthier. Friends improve our self-esteem and help us live longer--it's true! Whether kids find socializing as natural as smiling or as hard as learning a foreign language, this book can help them improve their social skills so they can better enjoy the benefits of friendship. Practical advice covers everything from breaking the ice to developing friendships to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Spirit Publishing 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 177 CRI

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Wonder: "August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school--until now. He's about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Fortuna, Lois

Summary: Whether they're stuck on a homework question or just need a push on a swing, friends need each other! This book shows budding readers that not only could friends use a hand, but it can be rewarding and even fun to help out. Pairing accessible text with colorful photographs of friends lending others their time and effort, readers learn how their peers help their friends clean up their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 177 FOR

Rusu, Meredith

Summary: Peppa helps a new student named Emily Elephant adjust to school and make friends as they learn, play games, and jump in muddy puddles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN RUS

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1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN RUS

Tremain, Rose

Summary: Growing up sheltered from the echoes of World War II, Gustav forges an intense relationship with a mercurial Jewish boy, Anton, a talented pianist who introduces him to the harsh realities of racism, tolerance, and cruelty during a friendship spanning half a century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TRE

Barnhill, Kelly Regan.

Summary: An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC PAL

Barnhill, Kelly Regan

Summary: An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Barnhill, Kelly Regan

Summary: "An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BAR

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION BAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAR

Santomero, Angela C.

Summary: When Daniel's school puts on a talent show, everyone is to perform using their special talents. But O the Owl doesn't think he has any special talent. Will Daniel and friends change his mind?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2015

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Kane, Kim

Summary: Seven-year-old Ginger, a young fox, loves playdates and today she is going to Isla's house--but Isla does not like to share her toys, or anything else, and Ginger has to teach her that on playdates you have to share.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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Maguire, Caroline

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Summary: In-demand parenting expert and former Hallowell Center coach Caroline Maguire has worked with thousands of families dealing with chronic social dilemmas, ranging from shyness to aggression to ADHD, and more. In this groundbreaking book, she shares her decade-in-the-making protocol--The Play Better Plan-- to help parents coach children to connect with others and make friends. Children of all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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Wilson, Karma.

Summary: Bear's animal friends come to his rescue when he becomes lost and frightened in the woods.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: JE CD Fiction Wilson 2009

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1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE BEA

Bishop, Beverly.

Summary: Children describe what makes their autistic friend different but also explain the activities at which he excels, in a book with coloring pages and resources for parents and educators on a CD-ROM.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Future Horizons 2011

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1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE MY

Fraillon, Zana

Summary: Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than that -- every night, the magical Night Sea from his mother's stories brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. And as he grows, his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC FRA

Monopoli, Laurie.

Summary: The much-loved children's song, Tony Chestnut, comes to life in this interactive picture book that invites children to participate and join in as the book's cast shows, step by step, how to do the dance moves that everyone is talking about.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Learning Station 2010

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George, Liz.

Summary: Conflict is a normaland unavoidablepart of friendship. Handling those fights appropriately is where the challenge lies. Thats where Conflict Resolution: When Friends Fight! can help. Chock full of familiar situations and helpful hints, this book gives readers the tools they need to develop this important character strength.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 303.6 GEO

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Sixth grade is supposed to be the year that Jack Callahan would lead his team to a record-shattering season and the Little League World Series, but after the death of his brother he loses interest in baseball and only Cassie, star of the girls' softball team, seems to understand.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC LUP

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Lupica 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LUP

Patterson, James

Summary: "Middle schooler Rafe Khachadorian faces his greatest challenge yet as he struggles to complete a week-long wilderness survival course to prove to his school administrators that he can succeed"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PAT

Wilson, Karma

Summary: As friends Bear and Mouse share a day together, Bear counts various objects, from one to five, and the reader is invited to do the same.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E WIL

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1 available in JE Concept Crates, Call number: JE WIL
1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIL

Dyckman, Ame.

Summary: A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DYC

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DYC

Barnhill, Kelly Regan

Summary: When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Young Readers 2014

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Green, Tim

Summary: Cory has always been passionate about football. But life for him and his single mom has been hard, making it difficult for Cory to play. And though Cory is a good kid, he's constantly surrounded by negative influences. But when the coach from an elite private school with one of the best football programs in the country recognizes his talents on the field, Cory is presented with an unbelievable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Min, Anchee

Summary: Arriving in late 19th-century China with her missionary parents, Pearl Buck is soon fascinated by her new home and strikes up a friendship with a young Chinese girl named Willow. The two become inseparable even as civil war, failed relationships, and world conflicts threaten all they hold dear.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MIN