Reviews and Blog Posts: Friendship

Boom! : (or 70,000 light years)

by Mark Haddon

DPL Rating:
4

What would you do if you overhead two of your teachers talking in what sounds like a made up language? Well, Jim and Charlie decide they have to find out what's going on, and that leads to an adventure of a scale they'd never imagined! You'll be laughing all the...

The strange case of Origami Yoda

by Tom Angleberger

DPL Rating:
0

Dwight is a pretty strange kid and isn't super popular at school. One day, he shows up with an origami Yoda finger puppet on his hand that gives out advice. The weird thing: Yoda is always right! The force really is with origami Yoda! Yoda helps kids do better in...

Nature Girl

by Jane (Jane Alice) Kelley

DPL Rating:
3

Megan is stuck in VT with her artist parents for the summer. She'd rather be home in NYC, or with her best friend, Lucy, who is in MA for the summer. Here, there is no internet, no cell phone reception, and no TV. There IS mandatory art time every morning...

Cupcake : a journey to special

by Charise Mericle Harper

DPL Rating:
0
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Cupcake is just plain vanilla and he was left behind when all the fancier cupcakes were chosen first. Candle is just a plain birthday candle - he does not sparkle, he is not skinny or a number. Together, the two try all different combinations to make Cupcake seem like a...

Secret science alliance and the copycat crook

by Eleanor Davis

DPL Rating:
4

Julian the ultra nerd has moved to a new town, and decides to try to act like everyone else so that he won't be teased and can make friends. But it's hard to turn off your super-smart brain! After Julian reveals his smarts, he receives an encrypted note, which eventually...

Otis

by Loren Long

DPL Rating:
0

Otis is a happy tractor who works hard on the farm. When a bawling baby calf joins the farm, Otis' "putt puff puttedy chuff" is the only thing that soothes her. Otis and the calf become friends, but soon Otis is replaced by a big, yellow tractor. One day the...

Ned's new home

by Kevin Tseng

DPL Rating:
0

Ned the worm has found the perfect home Until it begins to rot! Where will Ned live now? Join him as he looks for a new place to live, makes new friends, and learns what doesn't make a good home.

Wild things

by Clay Carmichael

DPL Rating:
4

This is the story of learning to trust and finding your family. Zoe is an orphan who basically raised herself, even before her mother died. She's sent to live with Uncle Henry, who is a famous heart surgeon turned withdrawn sculptor. He tries to relate to Zoe, but his moods...

No castles here

by A. C. E Bauer

DPL Rating:
3

Augie scrapes by, trying to be invisible and not attract the notice of the bullies in his neighborhood. Recent events in his life are making Augie more noticeable. He has a new friend, Walter, from the Big Brother program. He's joined the school chorus. And he's been reading a seemingly...

Slob

by Ellen Potter

DPL Rating:
3

Owen is the fattest kid in school. It wasn't always that way, but things have changed for him recently. Owen has a lot to figure out. Luckily, he's got a near genius IQ, and a knack for inventing things, like a receiver that can pick up TV signals from the...

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