Family & Friendship Books



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Plum Fantastic

Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson does "not "want to be a beautiful ballerina, and she does "not" want to leave her friends in Apple Creek. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop her ballet-crazy mother from mov...
Plum Fantastic

Short and Tall

Paperback, Penguin Group USA, 2010, ISBN13 9780142415948, ISBN10 0142415944
Short and Tall

Katie Woo, Super Scout

On a hike with the Super Scouts, Katie is paired up with a girl she does not know who seems much better at scouting then Katie is, but eventually Katie finds that she has discovered a new friend.
Katie Woo, Super Scout

Steve & Wessley in The Sea Monster

When Steve thinks he sees a monster in the pond, Wessley assures him that it is just a stick.
Steve & Wessley in The Sea Monster

Pinkalicious and the Snow Globe

Paperback, Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2015, ISBN13 9780062245885, ISBN10 0062245880
Pinkalicious and the Snow Globe

Berryella and Prince Berry Charming

When the girls of Berry Bitty City put on a play, Huckleberry Pie agrees to play the role of the prince, but the girls are dismayed to discover that Huck cannot act, sing, or dance.
Berryella and Prince Berry Charming

Big News!

A debut chapter book by an award-winning NBC reporter traces a young girl's journey into journalism, mystery-solving and fame when she investigates a worm found in a friend's hamburger. Simultaneous a...
Big News!

Chihuahua Power!

In a Little Golden Book retelling of an episode from the hit Nick Jr. preschool series, Julius Jr. and his friends are so happy to have Chachi the Chihuahua living in their playhouse! Simultaneous eBo...
Chihuahua Power!

Costume Party!

Young Julius Jr. fans are invited to discover how Julius Jr., Sheree, Ping and other friends create their costumes in a story that is complemented by press-out masks. Original. Simultaneous eBook. TV...
Costume Party!

A Passport to Pastries

When their families share a trip to Paris, Phoebe begins questioning her friendship with Camille in the face of very different tastes, including cooked snails. Simultaneous and eBook.
A Passport to Pastries

Lunch Money

MEET GREG KENTON, BILLIONAIRE IN THE MAKING. Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura...
Lunch Money

Problem Pup

Kyle's friend Drew has adopted a dog from the shelter, but the boys need to teach it manners and obedience or Drew's parents are going to send it back.
Problem Pup

Ellray Jakes the Recess King!

When his little sister points out that he needs more friends, 8-year-old EllRay interviews numerous candidates from his class and engages everyone in fun-filled activities during recess to see who sha...
Ellray Jakes the Recess King!

Black and White and Gray All Over

Sam needs some serious advice when a new staff member competes for newspaper bylines--and for her crush's attention. Cherry Valley is abuzz when a new girl comes to town from the UK. Kate Bigley has d...
Black and White and Gray All Over

Dexter the Tough

I'm the new kid. I am tuf. This morning I beat up a kid. It's only the first day of school for Dexter, but he's already mad at the principal, and the secretary, and the janitor, and the kids who laugh...
Dexter the Tough

Super Emma

Paperback, Penguin Group USA, 2008, ISBN13 9780142410882, ISBN10 0142410888
Super Emma

Two Monkeys

Paperback, Trafalgar Square Books, 2013, ISBN13 9781405258449, ISBN10 1405258446
Two Monkeys

Hannah's Bright Star

Happy to take her turn wearing the lucky charm bracelet, Hannah is dismayed when instead of a horse, her parents give her a mule to ride in the 4-H parade. By the award-winning author of The Day Befor...
Hannah's Bright Star

Libby's Sweet Surprise

Libby becomes friends with a boy she meets while walking her dog, but when she learns that his family owns the new store competing with her family's candy shop, she tries to keep the family business a...
Libby's Sweet Surprise

Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story

Forging an unlikely friendship with a lost pinecone that has somehow appeared in his frozen home, Penguin, reminded by Grandpa that pinecones can only survive in warm forests, returns the pinecone to...
Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story

Charlotte in Paris

Will Charlotte find Orangina and reunite with her Paris friends, or will a missing drawing by a famous artist send Charlotte and Sophie on a wild goose chase for a mysterious stranger...?
Charlotte in Paris

Jasper Jones

A 2012 Michael L. Printz HonorBook Charlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their...
Jasper Jones

Love You Hate You Miss You

It's been seventy-five days, and Amy still doesn't know how she can possibly exist without her best friend, Julia--especially since it's her fault that Julia's dead. When her shrink tells her it would...
Love You Hate You Miss You

Found

Upon finding a toy rabbit in the forest, Bear tries his very best to return it to its home but by the time its owner appears, Bear has become attached to Bunny.
Found

Let's Get Lost

A love-seeking mechanic, a dramatic petty thief, a disappointed planner, and a broken-hearted teen all find their lives transformed as each shares whirlwind adventures with a girl in an insanely red c...
Let's Get Lost

The Kind of Friends We Used to Be

Edgar Award-winning novelist Frances O'Roark Dowell explores the shifting terrain of middle-school friendship in this follow-up to the beloved "The Secret Language of Girls." Kate and Marylin are smac...
The Kind of Friends We Used to Be

Swim the Fly

Now in Paperback-- Three adolescent boys with a single goal: see a real-live naked girl. The result? Razor-sharp, rapid-fire, and raunchy, of course. And beyond hilarious. Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratto...
Swim the Fly

Fluff and Billy

Penguin best friends Fluff and Billy swim, splash, and slide together in the wintry weather until a conflict arises that challenges their friendship.
Fluff and Billy

Maren Loves Luke Lewis

Sixth-grader Maren has tickets to the upcoming Luke Lewis concert, but if she and the other sleepover girls can write the winning "Love Letter to Valley View" for a local radio program, they will get...
Maren Loves Luke Lewis

Just Kidding

Great new adventures in the bestselling series from Aladdin M X Just in time for summer reading, Aladdin M X offers two brand-new Beacon Street Girls books. In "The Great Scavenger Hunt, "the BSG and...
Just Kidding

A World of Trouble

Paperback, Simon & Schuster, 2014, ISBN13 9781442440333, ISBN10 1442440333
A World of Trouble

Freestyle With Avery

Hey, sports fans Avery here, comin' at you live from Colorado, home of my dad-and the first-ever Telluride Snurfer Snowboarding Competition With mascot dog Marty at my side, I'm totally psyched to com...
Freestyle With Avery

Seven Stories Up

In 1987, while her mother sits in a Baltimore hotel at the deathbed of a grandmother twelve-year-old Annie never knew, Annie travels back fifty years and shares adventures with the lonely girl who wil...
Seven Stories Up

Maeve on the Red Carpet

It's Maeve's chance to be a star -- and to see up close and personal what fame and fortune can do to a person.
Maeve on the Red Carpet

Penelope Crumb Finds Her Luck

Blaming The Bad Luck for not being anyone's Favorite, fourth-grader Penelope Crumb hopes to change this situation by becoming the lead artist for the mural her class is painting for the residents of P...
Penelope Crumb Finds Her Luck

Water Balloon

Paperback, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014, ISBN13 9780544275010, ISBN10 0544275012
Water Balloon

September Surprises

It's back to school time for the kids of Camden Falls ... and for Flora, Olivia, and Nikki, that means a new school -- and new challenges. It's September in Camden Falls . . . and it's time for Flora,...
September Surprises

Iris and Walter

When Iris moves to the country, she misses the city where she formerly lived, but with the help of a new friend named Walter, she learns to adjust to her new home.
Iris and Walter

Bending over Backwards

A first entry in a new series that dedicates each story to a friendship challenge finds a new girl struggling to gain acceptance by befriending a popular girl and avoiding a misfit who understands her...
Bending over Backwards

Matilda's Lost and Found

Animal lover Matilda and her friends, joined by her little sister, Nicola, are painting a henhouse during a sleepover at Matilda's when Nicola discovers a stray calf.
Matilda's Lost and Found

Ghost of a Chance

Paperback, Simon & Schuster, 2014, ISBN13 9781442421486, ISBN10 1442421487
Ghost of a Chance

The Little Green Witch

Paperback, Charlesbridge Pub Inc, 2006, ISBN13 9781580891530, ISBN10 1580891535
The Little Green Witch

Please, Please, Please

Twelve-year-old CJ struggles with her conflicting desires to continue her ballet study and please her mother or to quit ballet and finally be like all the other kids in school.
Please, Please, Please

Lake Rescue

It's the seventh grade "outdoor education trip" to Lake Rescue Adventure girl Charlotte's excited; city girls Katani and Isabel are not so sure. Of course, outdoor sports are right up Avery's alley, b...
Lake Rescue

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

Told in alternating voices, four friends from the same New Orleans neighborhood describe what happens to them and their community when they are separated, then reunited, as a result of Hurricane Katri...
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

Since You've Been Gone

Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Por...
Since You've Been Gone

The Secret of Ferrell Savage

Paperback, Simon & Schuster, 2015, ISBN13 9781442460188, ISBN10 1442460180
The Secret of Ferrell Savage

Adios, Nirvana

Paperback, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012, ISBN13 9780547577258, ISBN10 0547577257
Adios, Nirvana

Sweet Thirteen

Charlotte's thrilled -- Sophie's on her way from Paris to meet the BSG, and Charlotte's writing a special story as a welcome gift. But is the fashionable teen who shows up at the airport the BFF Charl...
Sweet Thirteen

The Sound of Your Voice...only Really Far Away

Paperback, Simon & Schuster, 2014, ISBN13 9781442432901, ISBN10 144243290X
The Sound of Your Voice...only Really Far Away

Almost Zero

School and Library, Penguin Group USA, 2010, ISBN13 9780399251771, ISBN10 0399251774
Almost Zero

Sweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy Novel

Jane Roberts was the average girl next door until she and her best friend, Scarlett Harp, landed their own hit reality show, L.A. Candy. But life on camera is getting complicated. . . . When racy phot...
Sweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy Novel

l8r, g8r

It's time for a new generation of readers to discover the phenomenally bestselling and beloved series, told entirely in messages and texts. With a fresh look and updated cultural references, the notor...
l8r, g8r

The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken

Jealousy and reckless competition send the Wizard, the Fairy and the Magic Chicken fleeing from hairy, bumpy and dotty monstersthey must run for their lives or learn to work together. Includes downloa...
The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken

Daisy's Big Dig

Daisy comes up with a plan to bring the whole neighborhood together to help Mr. Hofmeister dig his garden.
Daisy's Big Dig

Paradise Lost

Paradise awaits.... Now that Cheyenne's murderer has been revealed and Reed knows the truth about who's been stalking her, she's ready to leave the heartache and turmoil of last semester behind. And w...
Paradise Lost

Scandal

After her harrowing kidnapping, Reed returns to Easton to find the worst thing she can think of--Billings has been torn down. Finally, after years of controversy, the school's wealthiest female alumni...
Scandal

Legacy

The price of power... After Cheyenne Martin's death, everyone at Easton Academy is struggling to recover from yet another tragedy--especially the girls of Billings Hall. With Cheyenne gone, they need...
Legacy

First Day at Zoo School

"On the first day of school, vivacious Amanda the Panda meets anxious Alfred the Alligator. But when Amanda decides that Alfred would be the perfect best friend for her, the difference in their temper...
First Day at Zoo School

Lucky Charm

Meet the Beacon Street Girls...They're real, they're fun- they're just like you It's bad enough that Marty, the Beacon Street Girls' beloved pooch, has gone missing, but somehow the "little dude's" di...
Lucky Charm

Sprout Street Neighbors: Five Stories

Follows the experiences of five animal apartment neighbors on Sprout Street who forge strong bonds of friendship despite their differences.
Sprout Street Neighbors: Five Stories

Get Even

Four very different girls attending an elite private school form "Don't Get Mad," a secret society that takes revenge on the school's bullies, and all is working according to plan until their latest t...
Get Even

The Totally Secret Secret

While Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play, they each share an important secret.
The Totally Secret Secret

Digger and Daisy Go on a Picnic

Meet Digger and Daisy They are brother and sister. These dogs like to explore their world and see new things. Sometimes they agree with each other. Sometimes they disagree. But no matter the situation...
Digger and Daisy Go on a Picnic

Falling into Place

A story told through nonlinear flashbacks traces a teen girl's effort to commit suicide by crashing her car into a tree, detailing the events leading up to her decision from the perspective of an unex...
Falling into Place

Ambition

i The higher you climb, the farther you have to fall.... Reed Brennan knew being elected president of exclusive Billings Hall would change her life. What she didn't count on was being dumped by her bo...
Ambition

Hey, Dollface

Fifteen-year-old Val Hoffman sees her classmate Chloe as offering everything she needs and wants, even before she knows just what that involves.
Hey, Dollface

A Handful of Stars

Twelve-year-old Lily befriends Salma, a Hispanic girl whose migrant family is in Maine for blueberry picking season, but as a local pageant approaches, the girls are confronted with the hard truths of...
A Handful of Stars

Suicide notes from beautiful girls

Refusing to believe that her best friend Delia committed suicide, June is certain she was murdered and sets out to find out the truth, which is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined.
Suicide notes from beautiful girls

Mr. Smith ha desaparecido!

Paperback, Lectorum Pubns, 2014, ISBN13 9788468308876, ISBN10 8468308870
Mr. Smith ha desaparecido!

Penguin and Pumpkin

Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin's brother, Pumpkin, who couldn't come with them...
Penguin and Pumpkin

President of the Whole Sixth Grade

Brianna Justice is the president of her Detroit middle school's sixth grade, but she is finding the position a real headache--beside the normal troubles of being in a new school, and the sudden coldne...
President of the Whole Sixth Grade

Class Dismissed

Class 507 is terrible, and one day, after a particularly disastrous science experiment, Ms. Bryce quits and walks out in the middle of class, and the school office never finds out--at first all the fi...
Class Dismissed

Sisters of Misery

There are some girls who have everything... She has the right clothes, the right friends, and the right last name, but fifteen-year-old Maddie Crane sometimes feels like an outsider in her clique in t...
Sisters of Misery

A Passport to Pastries

When third-grader Phoebe and her family are invited to visit Paris and her new friend Camille's family, she is thrilled--but when she is put off by snails on the menu, Phoebe starts to wonder if she i...
A Passport to Pastries

Burton the Kind Scarecrow

Paperback, Little Five Star, 2012, ISBN13 9781589852020, ISBN10 1589852028
Burton the Kind Scarecrow

Ruby, Blue and Blanket

Hardcover, Sterling Pub Co Inc, 2014, ISBN13 9781908973436, ISBN10 1908973439
Ruby, Blue and Blanket

Since You've Been Gone

Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Por...
Since You've Been Gone

Sock Monkey Boogie-Woogie

Sock Monkey, the famous toy actor, tries to find a dance partner for the Big Celebrity Dance.
Sock Monkey Boogie-Woogie

Bear and Bunny

Best friends Bear and Bunny wander through the woods looking for food, singing songs, and talking about what kind of pet they might like to adopt.
Bear and Bunny

Leo: A Ghost Story

Leo is a friendly house ghost--but when a family moves into his house, and tries to get rid of him, he leaves and roams the city looking for a friend.
Leo: A Ghost Story

The Princess and the Pony

Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony--but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and...
The Princess and the Pony

I Made Lattes for a Love God

A warm, funny read for teens about best friends and not-so-secret Hollywood crushes Elly Pickering has a juicy secret. A secret her PR mom won't let her tell anyone because if the kids at Oldcastle Hi...
I Made Lattes for a Love God

Some Kind of Magic

In their last summer before the big shift to high school, Cass, Jemmie, Ben, and Justin find a mysterious hat which leads them to an abandoned building with a tragic past that might just nudge open th...
Some Kind of Magic

Evette's Invitation

During snacktime with her classmates, Evette tries to decide who she wants to invite to her birthday party.
Evette's Invitation

Maximum Ride Forever

"Maximum Ride and her broken flock roam a postapocalyptic world, searching for answers to what happened"--
Maximum Ride Forever

A Piece of Cake

Mouse has baked a special treat for Little Bird's birthday But delivering it to his friend isn't easy--not when everyone he meets along the way offers to trade something for a piece of cake. . . . New...
A Piece of Cake

Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet

After telling her dog Banana about her loose tooth and discovering that some of her friends do not believe in the Tooth Fairy, Anna makes an impulsive bet with a pesky boy who also has a loose tooth.
Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet

Coyote in Love With a Star: Tales of the People

Hardcover, Perseus Distribution Services, 1998, ISBN13 9780789201621, ISBN10 0789201623
Coyote in Love With a Star: Tales of the People

Lizard from the Park

When a lizard hatches from an egg Leonard finds in the park, he names it Buster and keeps it as his pet, but Buster soon grows so big that he won't fit anywhere, and Leonard realizes he must set Buste...
Lizard from the Park

Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale

Stranded on an iceberg on his way to America, Simon remembers his mother's parting words and lights the first candle on his menorah while praying for a miracle, which soon arrives in the form of a fri...
Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale

The Lion and the Bird

"A lion finds a wounded bird in his garden and decides to care for it through the winter. When spring arrives, the bird's flock returns. The bird goes off with its flock. Lion is sad. But autumn bring...
The Lion and the Bird

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend

Henry Hodges is a very lonely boy until his parents decide he needs a pet that is just as special as he is.
Henry Hodges Needs a Friend

The Friendship Matchmaker Goes Undercover

Lara Zany promised to stop being a friendship matchmaker but when Majur, a refugee from Sudan, transfers to her school and clashes with the school bully, Chris Martin, both boys need her special skill...
The Friendship Matchmaker Goes Undercover

I'm Here

I'm here. And you're there. And that's okay. But... maybe there will be a gentle wind that pulls us together. And then I'll be here and you'll be here, too. Pure, powerful and deceptively simple, best...
I'm Here

The Monster Who Lost His Mean

Everyone knows that the M in "monster" stands for MEAN. But what happens when a monster can't be mean any more? Is he still a monster at all? One young monster's attempts to live up to his name go hil...
The Monster Who Lost His Mean

Red Panda's Candy Apples

While selling candy apples, Red Panda worries that he will not have enough for all his friends and himself.
Red Panda's Candy Apples

Blue Birds

"As tensions rise between the English settlers and the Native peoples on Roanoke Island, twelve-year-old Alis forms an impossible friendship with a native girl named Kimi"--
Blue Birds

The Book of Dares for Lost Friends

"New York City middle-schooler Val teams up with a strange boy who lives in an even stranger bookshop to save her best friend who has lost her way in this story about universal friendship"--
The Book of Dares for Lost Friends

Ellray Jakes the Recess King!

Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes of Oak Glen Primary School is looking for a new best friend, and he decides that the best way to find one is to come up with a bunch of amazing things to do at recess--and...
Ellray Jakes the Recess King!