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Friendship

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Andrews
Author's First Name: 
Jesse
Publisher: 
Amulet
Publication Date: 
2012

When Greg’s mother insists he provide support to fellow teen Rachel, who is dying of cancer, he can no longer maintain his desired low profile at school. He recruits his best friend Earl to help with Rachel; hilarity and awkwardness ensue.

WONDER

Wonder
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Palacio
Author's First Name: 
R.J.
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2012

Auggie, his sister, and classmates offer multiple points of view about the year Auggie, 10, switches from home schooling to a regular classroom. After twenty-seven surgeries to correct his facial deformities, Auggie still looks strange, and both he and his classmates have to learn how to accept, even welcome, differences.

THE LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Levine
Author's First Name: 
Kristin
Publisher: 
Putnam
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Audio."

LIESL & PO [AUDIOBOOK]

Liesl and Po
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Oliver
Author's First Name: 
Lauren
Narrator's First Name: 
Jim
Narrator's Last Name: 
Dale
Publisher: 
Harper Children's Audio
Publication Date: 
2011
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

After her father's death, Liesl is determined to bury his ashes next to her mother's. With the help of Po, a ghost from the Other Side, she escapes her step-mother's attic, steals the box of ashes and sneaks aboard a train. Only, the box doesn't actually contain ashes. Will, an alchemist's apprentice, has bungled his deliveries. Liesl is actually carrying terrifically powerful magic. Narrator Jim Dale shines as the characters and storylines come together for a rather satisfying conclusion. (Appears to be available for download only. Both Fairfax and Arlington have copies via Overdrive). Audiobook. Colleen Beaupre

See the annotation under "Ten to Fourteen."

BLUEFISH

Blue fish
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Schmatz
Author's First Name: 
Pat
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2011
While missing his dog and trying to protect his secret, Travis avoids other students at his despicable new school. But the flamboyant Velveeta notices and asks many questions. When she discovers Travis’s motives, the two become something each desperately needs--friends. 

THE UNFORGOTTEN COAT

Tibetan boy with coat as empty space for title and author
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cottrell Boyce
Author's First Name: 
Frank
Illustrator's First Name: 
Carl
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hunter and Clare Heney
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2011

MOUSE & LION

Mouse hiding under leaves
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burkert
Author's First Name: 
Rand
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nancy Ekholm
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Burkert
Publisher: 
Michael di Capua
Publication Date: 
2011

Delicately detailed watercolors on luxuriously thick cream-colored paper reveal a brave little mouse’s encounter with a fearsome feline in this retelling of Aesop’s famous fable. Generous use of white space lets readers focus on and delight in the world as this tiny hero sees it.

BREADCRUMBS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ursu
Author's First Name: 
Anne
Illustrator's First Name: 
Erin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
McGuire
Publisher: 
Walden
Publication Date: 
2011

CLEMENTINE AND THE FAMILY MEETING

Clementine and family meeting sign
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pennypacker
Author's First Name: 
Sara
Illustrator's First Name: 
Marla
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Frazee
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2011

THE RUNNING DREAM [AUDIOBOOK]

Running Dream
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Van Draanen
Author's First Name: 
Wendelin
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2011
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Narrated by Laura Flanagan. This story grabs you from the beginning. Jessica, a track star & junior in high school, wakes up in a hospital where she is recovering from a bus accident in which she lost her leg. Jessica's world is understandably turned upside down; healing - learning to put one foot in front of the other - takes time. The characters are engaging and the pacing of the reading is very well done. Performed by a single reader, it is fully voiced; female voices are very well-done, each one distinct and remains recognizable; male voices are less distinct. The few sound effects, mostly running or walking noises, are well-done. Recommended for grades 7-12. Audio. Rhonda Belyea.

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