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Books

It's Not the End of the World

By: Judy Blume

Karen Newman has decided she’ll never get married. Just look at her parents. All they do is fight. And now Karen’s dad has moved out of the house and he and her mom are talking about divorce....

I Don't Want to Go To School!

By: Stephanie Blake

A book to ease those first-day jitters!“No way!” is Simon’s mantra when his parents tell him that tomorrow is his first day of school. After he tries to convince himself that he is not...

Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth

By: Lucy Bate: illustrated by Diane De Groat

What should Little Rabbit do with her loose tooth when it comes out in a dish of chocolate ice cream? Throw it away?Wear it on a necklace?Draw stars around it and hang it on the wall?Try to buy some candy...


The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

By: Ann Brashares

Can't wait for the next installment of the Pants? Check out the SPECIAL EDITION of The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, in stores now!Inside you'll find an exclusive "Who's Your Soul Mate Quiz"...

Here's to You, Rachel Robinson

By: Judy Blume

Trouble in Rachel's family is spelled with a capital C—for Charles.From the outside, Rachel looks like the perfect daughter in the perfect family. She’s a straight-A student, a gifted musician,...

33 Things Every Girl Should Know

By: Edited by Tonya Bolden

Natalie Merchant. Sigourney Weaver. Tabitha Soren. Wendy Wasserstein. Rebecca Lobo. Lauren Hutton. Anita Roddick. Lynda Barry. These are among the thirty-three extraordinary women who lend their diverse...


Dream Dog

By: Lou Berger
illustrated by: David J. Catrow

Written by a ten-time Emmy Award winner and former head writer for Sesame Street, here's a story that will resonate with every dog-loving child out there. Harry wants wants wants a dog, and,...

The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies

By: Stan & Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

Brother and Sister Bear want everything in sight, and they throw tantrums when they don't get what they want. Wisely Mama and Papa deal with this childhood malady by teaching the cubs about the family...


Resources

Aces Up

By: Lauren Barnholdt

BOOK TALK
Thirty thousand dollars. That’s the only thing stopping math-wiz Shannon Card from being excited about her early acceptance to Wellesley College. Since her dad’s lost his job, she’s...

A Girl Named Faithful Plum

By: Richard Bernstein

BOOK TALK
 
A story about following your dreams and beating the odds, this fascinating account of one girl’s struggle to go from the remote farmlands of China to the world’s stages will...

The Pain and the Great One

By: Judy Blume
illustrated by: James Stevenson

MEET THE PAIN:
My sister's name is Abigail. I call her The Great One because she thinks she's so great. Who cares if she's in third grade and I'm just in first?

MEET THE GREAT ONE:
...

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Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One

By: Judy Blume
illustrated by: James Stevenson

BOOK TALK
Jake and Abigail Porter have names for one another.  He calls her "The Great One" because she thinks she is so great.  She calls him "The Pain" because he is.  Jake only eats "white foods,"...

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By: John Boyne

Berlin 1942
When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to...

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3 Willows

By: Ann Brashares

BOOK TALK
 
Entering high school marks a new chapter in a young person's life, which is marked by many changes. Not only do you change schools but your body changes, your attitudes and desires...


3 Willows

By: Ann Brashares

BOOK TALK
Entering high school marks a new chapter in a young person's life, which is marked by many changes. Not only do you change schools but your body changes, your attitudes and desires can change,...

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

By: Ann Brashares

BOOK TALK
Once upon a time, four best friends shared a pair of magical pants; pants that became the glue that held them together during their summers apart. Can they work their magic one last time...