Friendship Is . . .
Author: Lisa Swerling, Ralph Lazar
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Friendship is. . . A big welcome at the airport, wearing the same outfit by accident, letting you show off, coming to the rescue, and so much more! From Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, famed illustrators and the authors of Happiness Is. . ., this adorable gift book illustrates the very best things about friendship. The charming, make-you-smile illustrations hit just the right note and give us hundreds of reasons to appreciate our friends. A universally appealing gift for birthdays, holidays, or a little pick-me-up, this cheerful collection is the perfect way to say "thank you for being a friend!"
Happiness expert Karen Salmansohn presents a colorful gift book that celebrates the very best things about friendship--from the silly to the supportive--all with her patented brand of humor and wit. There are millions of reasons to appreciate your friends, and this adorable gift book covers the top 50 of them! Inspired by self-help guru Karen Salmansohn's popular illustrated witty sayings, this humorous and stylishly designed book illustrates the sweetest, craziest, truest, and most memorable things about friendship. It's the perfect way to let favorite friends know how much they are loved and to inspire them with words of encouragement--while making them laugh so hard they snort their Caramel Macchiato out their nose. It's a fun and loving gift to give besties for birthdays, holidays, or when you feel they need some cheering on or cheering up! Friends Forever Wherever Whenever lets your friends know they're priceless, whether you've known each other for years or just recently met.
Presents a cartoon that depicts the special bond between friends, that thrives on swapping books, mutual reblogs, and the happiness felt when together, known as friend-love.
Friends to the End
Author: Bradley Trevor Greive
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
A gift-appropriate tribute to friendship is presented in an updated edition that incorporates new hand-colored photographs and illustrated end papers, combining the author's lighthearted narrative on the indelible role of friendship in everyday life with whimsical animal photography. By the best-selling author of The Blue Day Book.
My Friend Leonard
Author: James Frey
Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring. The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) who helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, of course, James, damaged perhaps beyond repair by years of crack and alcohol addiction-and by more than a few cruel tricks of fate. James embarks on his post-rehab existence in Chicago emotionally devastated, broke, and afraid to get close to other people. But then Leonard comes back into his life, and everything changes. Leonard offers his "son" lucrative—if illegal and slightly dangerous—employment. He teaches James to enjoy life, sober, for the first time. He instructs him in the art of "living boldly," pushes him to pursue his passion for writing, and provides a watchful and supportive veil of protection under which James can get his life together. Both Leonard's and James's careers flourish…but then Leonard vanishes. When the reasons behind his mysterious absence are revealed, the book opens up in unexpected emotional ways. My Friend Leonard showcases a brilliant and energetic young writer rising to important new challenges—displaying surprising warmth, humor, and maturity—without losing his intensity. This book proves that one of the most provocative literary voices of his generation is also one of the most emphatically human.
Author: Alexander Nehamas
My Best Friend Will
Author: Jamie Lowell, Tara Tuchel
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Jamie describes her best friend Will, who has autism, and how he is the same as her and different from her.
24K gold-plated charm that you may keep on the ribbon bookmark or wear on a bracelet. 80-page hardcover book. 3-1/4" wide x 4" high. Through thick and thin or rain and shine, a good friend will stick by you, no matter what. This little book is a collection of quotes from thinkers to comedians, from Winston Churchill to Winnie the Pooh. Each quote celebrates the bonds we share with the people who know us best: our friends, the family we choose.
Happiness Is . . .
Author: Lisa Swerling, Ralph Lazar
Publisher: Penguin UK
From Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling, famed illustrators and the authors of Me without You, this adorable gift book illustrates 500 things to be happy about. Happiness is . . . an unexpected bouquet, cheese, fixing something, a good high-five, and so much more! The charming, make-you-smile illustrations hit just the right note—not too sappy, not too sweet—and remind us that there are dozens of things to be happy about every day.
A young boy named Charlie describes the activities he shares with his friend Isabelle, a girl with Down Syndrome.
Love in the Friend Zone
Author: Molly E. Lee
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
The only thing worse than not being able to tell your best friend you’re head over heels in love with him? Having to smile and nod when he enlists your help to ensnare the girl of his dreams. Braylen didn’t even want to go to Lennon Pryor’s epic graduation-night party, but when Fynn begs her to be his “wingwoman,” she can’t deny him. Talking up her BFF—how he’s magic behind a camera, with a killer sense of humor and eyelashes that frame the most gorgeous blue eyes in the history of forever—is easy. Supporting his efforts to woo someone so completely wrong for him? Not so much. Fynn knows that grad night is his last shot before leaving for college to find true love. And thanks to Bray, he gets his chance with the beautiful Katy Evans. But over the course of the coolest party of their high school careers, he starts to see that perhaps what he really wants has been in front of him all along. Bray’s been his best friend since kindergarten, though, and he’d rather have her in his life as a friend than not at all. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one epic party, complete with every high-schoolers-gone-bad shenanigan, and two best friends whose sexual chemistry is off the charts...if only they’d succumb to it. Each book in the Grad Night series is STANDALONE: * Love in the Friend Zone * Love Between Enemies
Whether next door or in the next time zone, our friends provide some of our most important relationships. We cherish time spent with them, endure time spent apart, and look forward to the next time we can have coffee or rush to greet them as they walk toward our door. And nothing warms our hearts like reading stories of true friendship. Collecting over fifty true stories from some of today's best writers, Dawn Camp offers readers a chance to sit back and experience the gift of friendship. With its beautiful photographs and poignant prose, this collection is a great gift for a dear friend and the perfect pick-me-up any time you need a boost. Contributors include Crystal Paine, Liz Curtis Higgs, Tsh Oxenreider, Myquillyn Smith, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Lisa-Jo Baker, Jessica Turner, Lysa TerKeurst, Bonnie Gray, Holley Gerth, Renee Swope, and many more.
How We Roll
Author: Natasha Friend
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Quinn is a teen who loves her family, skateboarding, basketball, and her friends, but after she's diagnosed with a condition called alopecia which causes her to lose all of her hair, her friends abandon her. Jake was once a star football player, but because of a freak accident—caused by his brother—he loses both of his legs. Quinn and Jake meet and find the confidence to believe in themselves again, and maybe even love.
Author: Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Christine McLaughlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Children everywhere want to fit in with a group, resist peer pressure, and be good sports--but even the most socially adept children struggle at times. But after reading this ... guide on their own or with a caring adult, kids everywhere [may] be [more] equipped to face any friendship challenges that come their way"--Amazon.com.