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LOVE IS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Adams
Author's First Name: 
Diane
Illustrator's First Name: 
Claire
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Keane
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
A simple rhyming text that scans naturally, about a young girl's affection for a baby duckling she nurses for a while and then sends on its way. The illustrations are all about the girl and the duck, going through life in a close and loving way. There's not a lot of background to distract. The statements about love are true on many levels, in many circumstances. It is simple and lovely. Edie Ching (up to 7)

ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Niven
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Publisher: 
Penguin (Anchor/Knopf/ Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Violet Markey meets Theodore Finch at the top of their school’s bell tower the day they were both planning on jumping off in this heartbreaking story about love, friendship and the powerful effects of mental illness.

I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nelson
Author's First Name: 
Jandy
Publisher: 
Dial
Publication Date: 
2014

At sixteen, formerly inseparable twins Noah and Jude have stopped speaking to each other after a horrific accident. Their alternating voices tell how they begin to heal by sharing their lives and art again. A powerful story of sibling love and rivalry.

THE TRAGEDY PAPER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
LaBan
Author's First Name: 
Elizabeth
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2013
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Tim is a 17 year old albino, who is a senior year transfer to a co-ed prep school. He meets the school's "it" girl Vanessa on his travels to this school, setting up a love triangle with the school's alpha male. Tim is doomed to be an outsider because of his appearance, but this relationship only makes things harder for him. 14 and Up. Kathie Weinberg

Prep-school senior Duncan discovers CDs that Tim, the previous occupant of his room, had recorded about his senior-year love triangle. In a dual narrative, Duncan tries to adapt Tim’s story for his senior paper on the nature of tragedy.

 

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS [AUDIO]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Green
Author's First Name: 
John
Narrator's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's Last Name: 
Rudd
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Fourteen and Up."

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS: LOVE IN THE TIME OF CANCER

Fault of Our Stars
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Green
Author's First Name: 
John
Publisher: 
Dutton
Publication Date: 
2012

Teens Hazel and Augustus meet in a cancer support group, each attracted to the other’s sharp wit and intelligence. Their poignant love story, filled with humor and pathos, reveals how much they care for life, family, and friends.  In the audio, narrator Kate Rudd gives each character a unique voice that elevates the text.

MY HEART IS LIKE A ZOO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hall
Author's First Name: 
Michael
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2010

Vibrant pages of colorful animals created with heart shapes illustrate a playful rhyme that imagines how love can be many different things: eager as a beaver, steady as a yak, or silly as a seal. A preschool story time gem.

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.

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