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All about friends

New schools and new environments can present challenges for making friends, but we value our friends for a reason, and kindergartners will appreciate this list of books, all packed with wisdom on the timeless theme of friendship.

By GreatSchools Staff

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Letters from a Desperate Dog

Letters from a Desperate Dog by Eileen Christelow
Clarion Books (2006), $16

Narrated from the perspective of Emma, the eponymous "desperate dog," this book captures the problems that arise from interactions between humans and pets, describing poor Emma's search for advice on how better to communicate with her owner. Readers will be able to relate to this witty — and creative — imagining of the inner life of a frustrated pet.