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Best Friends: A Lunch Time Treat

by Jeanne Maree Iacono and Bernadette L. Shih

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Best Friends

A Lunch Time Treat

A Beginning-To-Read Book


Jeanne Maree Iacono and Bernadette L. Shih

Illustrated By Mara Breene

BEST FRIENDS: A Lunch Box Treat is about Bing and Maree’s new friendship.  Although the two are from different cultures, they experience common feelings young children have on their first day of kindergarten. 

This delightful story and engaging art captures the attention of young readers. The grade level vocabulary builds social confidence and reading skill as it invites beginning readers to enjoy reading the story again and again.

About the Authors:

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Jeanne Maree Iacono is a teacher and an educational writing specialist who creates material for children. She has also been a managing editor for an international educational children’s publisher. She is a freelance writer in the fields of photojournalism and fiction for children and adults. Jeanne Maree is the contributing author of over a hundred scientific biographies for Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia 9th and 10th editions.  She has had mystery stories published in Highlights for Children, and is the author of over a dozen children’s books


Bernadette L. Shih was born in China and came to the United State of America as a young woman. She is the recipient of the Shakespeare Award for Poetry and is the author of many books including this one as well as Love: Leap of the Heart and a Sweet Tear, Song of Life, Ling Ling: The Most Beautiful Giant Panda In the World, and Becoming American.

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Mara Breene is an artist and writer. Her credits include Best of Show and First Place in local art competitions. Her artwork and writing has been published in student literary magazines and newspapers. Mara currently publishes her own line of note cards.

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