Please support the ASLC with Free Registration and get access to all our reviews

Author: Kerley, Barbara
Publisher: National Geographic
Year Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781426319051
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

With a Friend by Your Side

Reviewed by:

The essence of friendship is demonstrated through exquisite photographs, primarily  of children, from around the world, engaged in activities that express friendship – caring, sharing a moment, playing together, helping another, supporting each other…The sparse, lyrical, poetic text expands on this message of friendship depicted in over 30 full page colour photographs.  With a Friend by Your Side will inspire conversations about friendship, the antithesis of bullying, and the pictures will help children “see” the feelings and actions associated with friendship.  The end pages include quotes about friendship from famous people, and vocabulary associated with the concept.  There is also a map of the world pinpointing where every photograph originated, and showing that friendship is indeed a global experience.  A useful picture book for discussions on Global Connections (a strand in Alberta’s Social Studies curriculum).

Kirkus review: “The concept of friendship earns itself another tribute picture book, this time with crisp, stunning photographs to match.”



twitter
Wish on All the Stars
Schroeder, Lisa
ISBN: 9781338195774
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Prolific author Lisa Schroeder has written a sequel to “See You on a Starry Night” that can be read as…...

This content is for members only. Membership is free so please take a minute to sign up and read the review.

Please Sign Up or Login Register
Cursed
Silverstein, Karol Ruth
ISBN: 9781580899406
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Debut author and screenwriter Karol Ruth Silverstein pens an empowering and emotionally-charged novel about a teen with juvenile arthritis, based…...

This content is for members only. Membership is free so please take a minute to sign up and read the review.

Please Sign Up or Login Register
Something Like Gravity
Smith, Amber
ISBN: 9781534437180
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

New York Times best-selling author Amber Smith, who is an advocate for increased awareness of gender violence as well as…...

This content is for members only. Membership is free so please take a minute to sign up and read the review.

Please Sign Up or Login Register
Teen Titans: Raven
Garcia, Kami
ISBN: 9781401286231
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Young adult author Kami Garcia writes her debut graphic novel with artist Gabriel Picolo, producing the first amazing installment of…...

This content is for members only. Membership is free so please take a minute to sign up and read the review.

Please Sign Up or Login Register
© Copyright 2021 all rights reserved.