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Weird Little Robots Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls find friendship and love of science in engaging story.
By Carolyn Crimi
(2019)
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The Boy at the Back of the Class Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant, adventurous refugee story highlights kid activism.
By Onjali Q. Rauf
(2019)
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Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loony library game is all about fiction -- and empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Katt vs. Dogg Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun tale skewers prejudice and those who profit from it.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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The Midnight Gang Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zany, poignant tale of kids stuck in a London hospital.
By David Walliams
(2018)
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Tumble & Blue Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy and girl team up to find new fates in magical adventure.
By Cassie Beasley
(2017)
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Little Bigfoot, Big City: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tender, wise look at tested friendship amid paranormal plot.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2017)
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.
By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
(2017)
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Real Friends Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Painfully honest, hopeful memoir of coping with frenemies.
By Shannon Hale
(2017)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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Moo Book Poster Image
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Moo
age 8+
City kids meet cow in fun tale of empathy, perseverance.
By Sharon Creech
(2016)
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The Littlest Bigfoot: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Misfits find common ground, friendship in quirky fantasy.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2016)
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Emily Windsnap Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mermaid-human girl finds friends, family in fun adventures.
By Liz Kessler
(2012)
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Spirit Week Showdown: Magnificent Mya Tibbs, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
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Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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Ruby on the Outside Book Poster Image
age 8+
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
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The Imaginary Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
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Friendship Over: The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
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Big Nate Lives It Up: Big Nate, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
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