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Friendship

THE FAIRY RING: OR HOW ELSIE AND FRANCIS FOOL THE WORLD [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Losure
Author's First Name: 
Mary
Narrator's First Name: 
Nicola
Narrator's Last Name: 
Barber
Publisher: 
Candlewick on Brilliance
Publication Date: 
2012

Frances and Elsie falsify photographs to convince their family that fairies are real. But someone shows the pictures to others, and soon even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believes in the Cottingley fairies. Nicola Barber’s delightful narration brings this non-fiction fairytale to life. (10-14)

MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE

My sister lives on the mantelpiece
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pitcher
Author's First Name: 
Annabel
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2012

In the five years since terrorists murdered his sister Rose, Jamie, 10, can barely remember her; Rose’s twin sister, Jaz, has rebelled; his mother has left; and his alcoholic father wallows in Rose’s memory. An unexpected source forces them to reconnect with each other.

EACH KINDNESS

Each Kindness
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Woodson
Author's First Name: 
Jacqueline
Illustrator's First Name: 
E.B.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lewis
Publisher: 
Nancy Paulsen
Publication Date: 
2012

Chloe and her friends shun the new girl Maya and call her “Never New” because of her “hand-me-down” clothes. Haunting watercolors, as fluid as the text, support Chloe’s heartbreaking realization of lost opportunity.

LIAR & SPY [AUDIO]

Liar & Spy
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Rebecca
Narrator's First Name: 
Jesse
Narrator's Last Name: 
Bernstein
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

Georges (French pronounciation) meets homeschooled Safer at his new Brooklyn apartment. As the two investigate another tenant, Georges ultimately examines the truths, secrets, lies, and imagination that can either create or destroy a relationship. Jesse Bernstein’s narration effectively conveys Georges’ range of emotions, and like the entertaining text, keeps readers wondering until Georges’ final decision. (7-10)

LIAR & SPY

Liar & Spy
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Rebecca
Publisher: 
Wendy Lamb
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Audio."

BINK & GOLLIE: TWO FOR ONE

Bink & Gollie
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
DiCamillo
Author's First Name: 
Kate
Second Author's First Name: 
Alison
Second Author's Last Name: 
McGhee
Illustrator's First Name: 
Tony
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Fucile
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2012

Two best friends--one lithe-bodied and neatly dressed and the other, compact and rumply, reaffirm the power of friendship at the state fair. Line and wash illustrations trace their way from “whack a duck” through the talent show to a medium in three short stories for beginning readers.

A HOME FOR BIRD

A Home for Bird
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Philip C.
Publisher: 
Neal Porter
Publication Date: 
2012

Vernon the toad introduces cuckoo bird to Skunk and Porcupine, but Bird says nothing.  Concerned that Bird misses home, wherever it is, Vernon determines to help his friend return in this mixed-media balanced with white space creation of unlikely companions on a quest.

CODE NAME VERITY [AUDIO]

Code Name Verity (audio)
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wein
Author's First Name: 
Elizabeth
Narrator's First Name: 
Morven
Narrator's Last Name: 
Christie
Publisher: 
Bolinda Audio
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Fourteen and Up."

LISTEN TO MY TRUMPET!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2012

Dynamic cartoon illustrations capture Piggie's eagerness to play his new trumpet for Elephant. Piggie's response to Elephant's honest assessment of both his trumpet and his playing surprises in this easy reader.

THE DROWNED CITIES

The Drowned Cities
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bacigalupi
Author's First Name: 
Paolo
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2012

A boy, girl, and fierce half-man struggle against child soldiers in this companion to Shipbreaker featuring political chaos and the repercussions of global warming. Their hellish war-torn jungle surrounds former Washington, DC.

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