All the Small Wonderful Things

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All the Small Wonderful Things
Written by Kate Foster
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ISBN-13: 9781536242034
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All the Small Wonderful Things

author: Kate Foster

Eleven-year-old Alex knows that starting middle school will be a big change, and for an autistic person, change can be terrifying. He is sure that having a friend by his side will help. But how can he make one? Alex devises a plan to impress the kids at school by winning a trophy at the PAWS Dog Show with his trusty sidekick, Kevin the cockapoo. This should be a walk in the park, right? If only. It turns out that finding a friend is harder than Alex thought—unless, maybe, friendship is about something more than popularity. This charming story, told through Alex’s clear and honest voice, navigates relationships of all stripes between classmates, new neighbors, family, and, of course, a kid and his dog. After all, friendship isn’t one-size-fits-all—maybe it’s found in the small things where you least expect it.

“This book will appeal to readers who love dogs and want a story about how friendship often arrives unexpectedly—and a true friend will like you for you.” —Booklist
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1536242039 /  9781536242034
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Middle Grade Fiction / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
240 / 5 1/16" x 7 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Animals; School & Education; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Kate Foster writes children’s books about friends, family, and dogs. Originally from the southeast of England, she now lives on the beautiful Gold Coast in Australia with her family and rescue dogs.
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