By Jacqueline Woodson
DB 85925, BR 21665, Available as BARD Download
August returns to Brooklyn to settle the affairs of her father after his death. When she chances upon one of her best friends from childhood, Sylvia, on the train, she reminisces about growing up in the 1970s with Sylvia and her other best friends, Angela and Gigi. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.
Anything but Typical
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
DB 68936, BR 18768, Available as BARD Download
Sixth-grader Jason Blake is autistic--a silent boy who has trouble fitting in with neurotypicals. He prefers to communicate on the Storyboard web site, where he meets PhoenixBird, a girl who likes his writings. What will happen when they attend the Storyboard convention and meet in person? For grades 4-7. Schneider Family Book Award. 2009.
Back to Front and Upside Down!
By Claire Alexander
Stan is excited about making a birthday card for his school principal--until he tries to write a message. For Stan, letters come out back to front and upside down. But a friend convinces him to be brave and ask for help. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. Schneider Family Book Award. 2012.
By Susan Mallery
DB 74395, Available as BARD Download
Wounded army veteran Michelle Sanderson returns to her family's Puget Sound island inn that is now run by her onetime friend, single mom Carly Williams. The women attempt a working relationship despite their past betrayals and current problems. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
By Cathy Holton
DB 78648, Available as BARD Download
Four former college friends reunite at a North Carolina beach house twenty-three years after graduation. Lola, Annie, Mel, and Sara relive the past, confront misunderstandings, reveal secrets, and reestablish their commitment to stay in touch. And one decides to drastically change her life. Some strong language. 2009.
Because of Winn-Dixie
By Kate DiCamillo
DB 50679, BR 12917, Available as BARD Download
Ten-year-old India Opal and her preacher dad move to a new town in Florida during the summer. Opal is lonely until she adopts a big stray dog she names Winn-Dixie. The two soon make friends with the local librarian, the pet store manager, and a nearly-blind elderly neighbor. For grades 3-6. 2000.
A Blue and Gray Christmas
By Joan A. Medlicott
DB 70886, BR 18817, Available as BARD Download
When a historic restoration crew unearths a rusty box, friends Grace, Amelia, and Hannah discover it contains the diaries and letters of two soldiers--one Southern and one Northern--chronicling the Civil War era in Covington, North Carolina. The women track down the men's descendants and arrange a reunion. 2009.
A Brand-new Day with Mouse and Mole
By Wong Herbert Yee
DB 88546, BR 19340, Available as BARD Download
After moths eat holes in Mole's shirts and pants, Mouse helps him buy new clothes and surprises him by patching his old clothes in a special way. Meanwhile Mole finds a new use for an old tire to surprise Mouse. Commercial Audio. Print/Braille. For grades K-3. 2008.
A Gift for Tia Rosa
By Karen T. Taha
DB 26745, Available as BARD Download
Carmela loves her elderly neighbor, Tia Rosa, and can hardly wait for her to return home from the hospital and get well. Carmela is saddened and upset when Tia Rosa dies, for she wanted to surprise her with a gift. But when Tia Rosa's granddaughter is born, Carmela at last finds a gift for Tia Rosa. For grades K-3.