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With a Friend by Your Side (Hardcover)
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With sweet thoughts about the value of friendship, this inspirational book preps young ones for the world beyond their own families. The striking photographs paired with poetic text will encourage more unplugged and imaginative play, help kids develop skills essential to their social and communicative development, and create a sense of belonging and security. Plus, we guarantee you'll finish the book wanting to hug a friend. A comprehensive afterword details the backstories of the incredible photos, which feature children and animals from around the world.
About the Author
Barbara Kerley is the author of National Geographic's A Cool Drink of Water, which received a starred review from School Library Journal and was named an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the NSTA/CBC, and You and Me Together, which was named an ALA Notable Book. Her third book for National Geographic, A Little Peace, was called "powerful" by School Library Journal and "stunningly beautiful," by the Boston Globe. It was named to the Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book List and a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2008. One World, One Day, her fourth NGS book received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and was named a Notable Social Studies Trade book. She also wrote Walt Whitman: Words for America, which was named a Sibert Honor book, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, a Caldecott Honor book, and What to Do About Alice?, a Sibert Honor book. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
"Gorgeous, vibrant photographs and simple, affirming text merge in this picture-book tribute to friendship…The photography’s diverse subjects and global settings attest that friends span ages, race, and gender, too.” — Hornbook
"...Excellent photographs of friends from around the world are paired with simple but touching text to demonstrate that all people need friends to care about. The photographs have a nice mix of young and old from places as close as Pennsylvania and California, to as far away as China and Jakarta... VERDICT The wonderful photography and gentle text make this a good choice to read aloud at the beginning of a discussion of friendship or to showcase what all humans have in common.." -- School Library Journal
"The text of this book talks about all friends can do and be. The photographs make it shine. Barbara Kerley catches the sparkle in the eyes of friends having fun together... This book is a work of art celebrating people – celebrating Friends." -- Sonderbooks Book Review