Books About Friendship

Just like a real-life friend, books about friendship can be both entertaining and comforting for kids. This list of some of our favorite friendship-related stories is sure to strike a chord with the young readers in your house.

Browse Books About Friendship

 
Gentle story of friendship, patience, and storytelling.
By Philip C. Stead
(2012)
 
Touching tale of dog-frog friendship depicts cycle of life.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
 
Sweet playdate story promotes friendship and free play.
By Jacky Davis
(2015)
 
Engaging stories spotlight charming, relatable characters.
By Arnold Lobel
(2003)
 
Upbeat tale of friendship is great for beginning readers.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2013)
 
Heartwarming look at surprises and friendship.
By Mo Willems
(2011)
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A great buddy tale for beginning readers.
By Karen English
(2008)
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Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
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Mouse makes a ballerina his friend in charming tale.
By Jan Carr
(2014)
 
Teased girl learns self-acceptance in fun friendship tale.
By Julianne Moore
(2012)
 
Piggie will fly in this spunky read-aloud.
By Mo Willems
(2007)
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Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2010)
 
A sure hit with kids starting chapter books.
By Annie Barrows
(2007)
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(2003)
 
Nate cleans up his act to save a friendship in funny read.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2013)
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2015)
 
Magical start of bestselling Potter phenomenon.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
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Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
 
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(2006)
 
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(2011)
 
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
 
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
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Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
 
Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
 
Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2003)
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Moving Depression-era story of friendship, loneliness, fate.
By John Steinbeck
(2010)
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Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
 
Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
 
Sweet friendship tale of isolated teen boy pen pals.
By Leah Thomas
(2015)
 
Compelling friendship carries tale of author and teen boy.
By Aidan Chambers
(2012)