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Nikki & Deja (2009)

Author: Karen English [link to author's website]
Illustrator: Laura Freeman

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflon Harcourt
Number of pages: 80 pages

Meet Nikki and Deja, who live next door to each other and are best friends. They do everything togetherwatch Saturday morning cartoons, play jacks, jump double Dutch at recess, and help each other with their homework for Mrs. Shelby's third-grade class. But when an arrogant new girl arrives and Nikki and Deja form a club that would exclude her, the results are not what they expect. This warm, easy-to-read chapter book from an award-winning author captures all the joys and complexities of elementary school lifeparticularly friendships and cliqueswith finesse and humor.

ISBN 13: 978-0547133621
Reading Level (grade): Pre K-3