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Alison Marcotte is a Chicago-based picture book writer. She’s passionate about writing stories that are authentic, funny, hopeful, and filled with heart. She is a member of SCBWI, Chicago Writers Association, the Authors Guild, and the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, and she’s a freelance writer for American Library Association’s American Libraries magazine.

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Seeking Best Friend

Illustrated By: Diane Ewen

When a child sends out an open call for a best friend, the most unlikely candidates apply for the job. But when each candidate disappoints, the child's list of requirements grows longer and longer--and more and more ridiculous! Only when she discovers that the way to find a friend is through being a good friend does she finally find the right person for the position.

This humorous picture book is sure to make you laugh and will spur great conversations with children about what it means to be a good friend.

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