Author: Katrina Streza
Publisher: Xist Publishing
All She Wants is a Friend When a little girl goes for a walk outside, she sees plenty of animals that could be a perfect playmate for her. Can she get them to stick around and play? A fun bilingual picture book in both English and Spanish for preschoolers and other young children with lots of prepositions, perfect for classroom use.
Author: Joshua B. Lambee
Publisher: Daniel Darden
In any other age, WHAT I SAW AT THE DANCE would likely be banned & in this age probably be called blasphemous as they resurrect book burning. As in some cases of blasphemy & most cases of book burning, the participants don't fully comprehend what they've read. WHAT I SAW AT THE DANCE is a delightful, well written coming of age story that challenges the stereotypes & awakens the senses to the possibilities. A true Love story.
Author: Kimberly Willis Holt
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Piper is excited to move to a new state and catch up with old friends. But the move doesn't go as smoothly as she expected: Piper has trouble feeling accepted in her new surroundings. But then she meets Arizona Smiley. Arizona is an avid stamp collector and bowls in a league. Piper is intrigued by Arizona's originality and before long, she wins Arizona's affections, and the two become great friends. This move turns out to be the best one yet, and Piper is eager to spread her trademark "Get Off the Bus" catchphrase once again.
Author: Nick Soulsby
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
I Found My Friends recreates the short and tempestuous times of Nirvana through the musicians and producers who played and interacted with the band. The guides for this trip didn't just watch the life of this legendary band—they lived it. Soulsby interviewed over 150 musicians from bands that played and toured with Nirvana, including well-known alternative and grunge bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Dead Kennedys, and Butthole Surfers, as well as scores of smaller, but no less fascinating bands. In this groundbreaking look at a legendary band, readers will see a more personal history of Nirvana than ever before, including Nirvana's consideration of nearly a dozen previously unmentioned candidates for drummer before settling on David Grohl, a recounting of Nirvana's famously disastrous South American shows from never-before-heard sources on Brazilian and Argentine sides, and the man who hosted the first ever Nirvana gig's recollections of jamming with the band at that inaugural event. I Found My Friends relives Nirvana's meteoric rise from the days before the legend to through their increasingly damaged superstardom. More than twenty years after Kurt Cobain's tragic death, Nick Soulsby removes the posthumous halo from the brow of Kurt Cobain and travels back through time to observe one of rock and roll‘s most critical bands as no one has ever seen them before.
Author: Alice Leszek
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Alice is a girl no different from any girl growing up today in America. She lives in Africa but has dreams and a family she loves and who loves her. Soon her life becomes nothing like what most girls here have to encounter. War becomes a looming threat and causes financial loss and periodic separation from loved ones. Gossip leads to mistrust and broken hearts. HIV and AIDS becomes a source of confusion and fear. An antiquated system of marriage leads to homelessness and total lonliness. A friendship is reconcilliated but turns into her biggest curse of all. All the while a relationship with God is all Alice can truly count on.
Author: Linda Bullion Meek
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Beckie and Wade had only been married for one year when Wade was taken from this world. The tragedy happened while he was on his way to work. Beckie was shocked when she learned she wasn’t the only beneficiary on Wade’s insurance policy. Stephanie, a four-year-old little girl, was also named. Beckie sets out to find Stephanie and quickly becomes friends with the family. This story shows you how to become a friend and assist others in their time of need. Will Beckie get her life back together? How does Stephanie fit into her life?
Author: Salina Yoon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship--and how special he truly is! At its core, this book is a heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage, and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt "different." Countless readers and reviewers have fallen in love with Salina Yoon. Now, she showcases her talent in a brand new way, wrapping a simple yet emotionally rich text in a special package. The gorgeous final book will feature uncoated paper, a highly designed jacket, and a debossed art inset on the case. Awards for Salina Yoon A Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick (Be a Friend) A Scholastic Teachers Top 10 Picture Book (Penguin's Big Adventure) A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year (Stormy Night) An NPR Best Book (Found) Winner of the 2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book (Found)
Author: Dr. John Townsend
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Our world has diluted the meaning of friendship, but the reality is, there’s nothing like the sustaining strength of true-blue, forever friends. Still, many people are convinced that they’ll never find such lifelong connections—or that they don’t need them. In this encouraging book, best-selling author and psychologist John Townsend delivers hope and help for making these relationships a reality—and for making them even better if you’ve already got a “bestie.” His eight principles for building the very best kind of friendship, along with his shared experiences within his own friendships (including mistakes he’s made), will move every reader to aspire to deeper connections and to stay the course when challenges arise. Townsend’s simple but profound concepts are sure to transform readers’ relationships and keep them from missing out on one of life’s greatest and most essential joys: the joy of having a best friend.
Author: Sadanand Dhume
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
A nation once synonymous with tolerance, Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, and the world's most populous Muslim country, now finds itself in the midst of a profound shift toward radical Islam. Sadanand Dhume, a Princeton-educated Indian atheist with a fondness for literary fiction and an interest in economic development, travels to Indonesia to find out how a society goes from broad inclusiveness to shrill intolerance in the space of a generation. His traveling companion is Herry Nurdi, a young Islamist who hero-worships Osama bin Laden. Together, their travels span mosques and discotheques, prison cells and dormitories, sacred volcanoes and temple ruins, forging an uneasy friendship that offers a first-hand look into the crucible of radical Islam's future. With Indonesia's first presidential election in five years scheduled for April 2009, My Friend the Fanatic is a disturbing and poignant journey through the battleground for Islam's future.