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Friendship

AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Woodson
Author's First Name: 
Jacqueline
Publisher: 
Putnam
Publication Date: 
2008

The music of rapper Tupac Shakur is the bond between three 11-year-old girls growing up in Queens in the 1990's, but the shadow of loss soon falls across their lives.

HENRY IN LOVE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McCarty
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Publisher: 
Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 
2010

Henry's normal school day becomes extraordinary when the teacher reassigns him to a seat right next to Chloe, “the loveliest girl in his class.” Charming ink and watercolor illustrations set the tone in this anthropomorphic tale of young love.

TRACTION MAN MEETS TURBODOG

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Grey
Author's First Name: 
Mini
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2008

Oops! When a boy’s father unfairly declares Scrubbing Brush unfit as a toy and replaces it with dimwitted Turbodog, Traction Man must brave the trash and the evil Bin-Things to rescue his pal in this inventively illustrated sequel.

A COUPLE OF BOYS HAVE THE BEST WEEK EVER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Frazee
Author's First Name: 
Marla
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2008

Eamon’s stay at his grandparents’ home is improved enormously by having his best friend James along. Boisterous illustrations convey the humor of two boys doing exactly what they want to do in this celebration of friendship.

DONOVAN'S DOUBLE TROUBLE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
DeGross
Author's First Name: 
Monalisa
Illustrator's First Name: 
Amy
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Bates
Publisher: 
Amistad
Publication Date: 
2008

Firm friendships and a supportive family help Donavan face two big hurdles in fourth grade: understanding math and adjusting to his injured uncle's return from war.

HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA AND THE QUIET TIME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Howe
Author's First Name: 
James
Illustrator's First Name: 
Marie-Louise
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Gay
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

Homebound after a heavy snowstorm, good friends Houndsley and Catina discover the simple joys that can be found on a cold, quiet, winter’s day. Expressive illustrations lend a whimsical note to this third entry in a gentle beginning reader series.

MONKEY AND ME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gravett
Author's First Name: 
Emily
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2008

An imaginative little girl, a beloved toy monkey, a catchy refrain, and buoyant illustrations provide readers with a playful, visual guessing game. Preschoolers will crow with delight as each animal’s identify is revealed.

BEFORE I FALL

BEFORE I FALL
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Oliver
Author's First Name: 
Lauren
Publisher: 
Harper
Publication Date: 
2010

Popular Samantha has a perfect life until she dies in a car crash. When she awakens the next morning in her own bed, she relives the fatal day seven times. Each instance reveals new perspectives about herself and the people she has known.

Today I Will Fly!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Frances Foster
Publication Date: 
2007
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Nomination: Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

Annotation: Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

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