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Share A Book - 18 Months - 2 Years

 Share A Book
Suggestions for Parents of Preschool Children: Ages 18 months - 2 years
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All By Myself!
Aliki 
A child shows all the things he has learned to do all on his own.

Quiet in the Garden
Aliki
Sitting quietly in his garden, a little boy observes the eating habits of birds, bugs, butterflies, and other small animals. Includes instructions on how to make your own garden and a detailed illustration of plants typically found in a garden.

Raisin Rodriguez and the Big-Time Smooch: A Novel
Judy Goldschmidt 
Still corresponding through her blog with her friends who live across the country, thirteen-year-old Raisin records her hopes and worries as she tries to obtain her first kiss from the long-lashed and cinnamon-scented CJ Mullen.

Runaround
Helen Hemphill
In Kentucky in the 1960s, partly as revenge against her older sister for publicly embarrassing her, eleven-year-old Sassy decides to make the handsomest boy in the neighborhood her boyfriend, but first she has to find out what makes a boy like a girl, and how to know when he does.

Lily B. on the Brink of Love
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Aspiring author and eight-grader Lily Blennerhassett hones her writing skills as her school newspaper's advice columnist while also trying to get her first crush, The Boy, to notice her.

The Wedding Planner's Daughter
Coleen Murtagh Paratore 

Willa, a romantic girl who wants a father, tries to find a husband for her mother, Cape Cod's most popular wedding planner. Twelve-year-old Willa Havisham is a classics reader, a cherry-cordial eater, and quite possibly the world's worst wisher. But when she and her glamorous single mother, Stella, move to Bramble, Cape Cod, Willa's wishes begin to come true. Before Willa can marry off her mother, or dance with her adorable crush, Joseph, a pit gets stuck in the wishing well. Lots of humor, hope, and lots of love in one hopelessly romantic modern fairy tale!

Amelia's Itchy-Twitchy, Lovey-Dovey Summer at Camp
Mariss Moss 
Despite the hard mattresses, biting bugs, and exhausting hikes, Amelia finally begins to enjoy her time at sleepaway camp with the help of her new friends, but when she gets her first serious crush on a boy named Luke, Amelia is stunned to find out that Carly likes him too and so must find a way to win his heart without losing her newest best friend.

Prince William, Maximillian Minsky and Me
Holly-Jane Rahlens 
In Berlin, thirteen-year-old Nelly Sue Edelmeister--a self-described nerd and aspiring astronomer--gains a greater understanding of herself and those around her as she develops her first crush, considers whether to go through with her bat mitzvah, and tries out for the basketball team.

Love, Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli
Still moping months after being dumped by her Arizona boyfriend Leo, fifteen-year-old Stargirl, a home-schooled free spirit, writes "the world's longest letter" to Leo, describing her new life in Pennsylvania.

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love
Lauren Tarshis

Seventh-grader Emma-Jean Lazarus uses her logical, scientific mind to navigate the mysteries of the upcoming Spring Fling, her friend Colleen's secret admirer, and other love-related dilemmas.

So Totally Emily Ebers
Lisa Yee 

In a series of letters to her absent father, twelve-year-old Emily Ebers deals with moving cross-country, her parents' divorce, a new friendship, and her first serious crush.

FOR GRADES 7 and older

 I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
Ally Carter 
As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission. Spy fiction with broad stroke of humor and improbablility.

The Kissing Diary
Judith Caseley
As thirteen-year-old Rosie Goldglitt contemplates kissing the boy she has a crush on, she tries to navigate the many complications in her life, including her horrible name, her nemesis Mary Katz, her parents' divorce, and her mother's new boyfriend.

The One Where the Kid Nearly Jumps to His Death and Lands in California: A Novel
Mary Hershey
Alastair, a thirteen-year-old who calls himself "Stump" because of his amputated leg, must face a summer at his wealthy but estranged father's beach house in Los Angeles, where he meets his stepmother, falls in love with a teenaged soap opera star, and decides to train for a race with a former Olympic swim coach. 

Falconer's Knot: A Story of Firars, Flirtation and Foul Play
Mary Hoffman
Silvano and Chiara, teens sent to live in a friary and a nunnery in Renaissance Italy, are drawn to one another and dream of a future together, but when murders are committed in the friary, they must discover who is behind the crimes before they can realize their love. 

Keturah and Lord Death
Martine Leavitt 
When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.

EVER 
Gail Carson Levine

Fourteen-year-old Kezi and Olus, Akkan god of the winds, fall in love and together try to change her fate--to be sacrificed to a Hyte god because of a rash promise her father made--through a series of quests that might make her immortal.

The Smile
Donna Jo Napoli
In Renaissance Italy, Elisabetta longs for romance, and when Leonardo da Vinci introduces her to Guiliano de Medici, whose family rules Florence but is about to be deposed, she has no inkling of the romance--and sorrow--that will ensue.


A Pearl Among Princes

Coleen Murtagh Paratore
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Gracepearl feels her deceased mother guiding her toward a decision between life on a remote, agrarian island with her childhood love, or somewhere far away with a young man in training to be a prince.

Accidental Love
Gary Soto 
After unexpectedly falling in love with a "nerdy" boy, fourteen-year-old Marisa works to change her life by transferring to another school, altering some of her behavior, and losing weight.

 

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