When the mysterious Philomena suggests that Grace Stanley get a job where her deceased brother's best friend, Jackson, works, the romance that quickly develops becomes complicated when Grace realizes that Jackson is stealing from the store. Original.
When Jessica sits next to Francis on a bench during recess, he's surprised to learn that she isn't actually alive--she's a ghost. And she's surprised, too, because Francis is the first person who has been able to see her since she died. Before long, Francis and Jessica are best friends, enjoying life more than they ever have. When they meet two more friends who can also see Jessica, the question arises: What is it that they have in common? And does it have something to do with Jessica being a ghost?
A sweet and heart-tugging story about bullying, friendship, and fitting in, perfect for readers of Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Paula and Maggie have been friends forever. Paula thinks Maggie is the best—until mean girl Veronica says otherwise. Suddenly, Paula starts to notice that Maggie is big and clumsy, and her clothes are sort of snuggish. Rather than sticking up for Maggie, Paula ignores her old friend and plays with Veronica instead. Luckily, when Veronica turns on Paula, Maggie’s true colors shine through. This moving friendship story has all the heart and emotion of The Giving Tree and Kevin Henkes's Chrysanthemum. The gorgeous artwork and important message make this a book to treasure. It’s truly a classic in the making.
Rambunctious and irrepressible Gemma has been best friends with Alice ever since they were born on the same day, so when Alice moves miles away to Scotland, Gemma is distraught over the idea that Alice might find a new best friend.
On the night of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, his frantic wife, Mary, calls for her best friend and confidante, Elizabeth Keckley, but the woman is mistakenly kept from her side by guards who were unaware of Mary Todd Lincoln's close friendship with the black seamstress. How did these two women--one who grew up in a wealthy Southern home and became the wife of the president of the United States, the other who was born a slave and eventually purchased her own freedom—come to be such close companions? With vivid detail and emotional power, Ann Rinaldi delves into the childhoods of these two fascinating women who became devoted friends and confidantes amid the turbulent times of the Lincoln administration.
When Raddie's grandmother dies, her friends work together to make a friendship quilt to help comfort her and to help her remember her grandmother. Social and emotional learning concepts include friendship, empathy, grief, and teamwork. Book includes a note to caregivers and story coaching activities. A Reader’s Theater version is available online so that children can benefit from dramatic interpretation.
Friends everywhere will love this magical adventure. It's perfect for Valentine's Day -- or any day! Rachel and Kirsty know all about being a good friend. After all, they're best friends! But when Florence the Friendship Fairy's magic memory book, ribbon, and bracelets disappear, friendships everywhere are in big trouble. Now kids can't stop arguing, just like Jack Frost's silly goblins! Florence has to find her missing magic, but she can't do it without Rachel and Kirsty. Can they help their new fairy friend -- and teach icy Jack Frost a thing or two about friendship? Find the magic items in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help save friendships everywhere!