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.

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Bear Has a Story to Tell Book Poster Image
Gentle story of friendship, patience, and storytelling.
By Philip C. Stead
(2012)
(2012)
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City Dog, Country Frog Book Poster Image
Touching tale of dog-frog friendship depicts cycle of life.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
(2010)
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Sweet playdate story promotes friendship and free play.
By Jacky Davis
(2015)
(2015)
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Engaging stories spotlight charming, relatable characters.
By Arnold Lobel
(2003)
(1970)
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Upbeat tale of friendship is great for beginning readers.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2013)
(2009)
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Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! Book Poster Image
Heartwarming look at surprises and friendship.
By Mo Willems
(2011)
(2011)
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Sweet tale of friendship in luscious fall country setting.
By Mike Curato
(2017)
(2017)
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A great buddy tale for beginning readers.
By Karen English
(2008)
(2007)
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Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
(2015)
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Mouse makes a ballerina his friend in charming tale.
By Jan Carr
(2014)
(2014)
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We're Going to Be Friends Book Poster Image
Retro art, collage bring fond school-day lyrics to life.
By Jack White
(2017)
(2017)
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Teased girl learns self-acceptance in fun friendship tale.
By Julianne Moore
(2012)
(2007)
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Today I Will Fly! An Elephant and Piggie Book Book Poster Image
Piggie will fly in this spunky read-aloud.
By Mo Willems
(2007)
(2007)
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Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
By Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
(2010)
(2010)
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Friendship tale a sure hit with kids starting chapter books.
By Annie Barrows
(2007)
(2007)
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Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(2003)
(1908)
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Nate cleans up his act to save a friendship in funny read.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2013)
(2013)
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Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2015)
(2014)
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Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
(1998)
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Misfits find common ground, friendship in quirky fantasy.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2016)
(2016)
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Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
(2005)
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Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
(2012)
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Riveting, poignant drama explores kindness, friendship.
By Leslie Connor
(2018)
(2018)
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Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
(2015)
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Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(2006)
(1977)
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Hopeful tale of girl's response to friend's brain damage.
By Miriam Spitzer Franklin
(2015)
(2015)
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Smart, heartfelt portrayal of lonely, science-loving tween.
By Erin Teagan
(2017)
(2016)
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A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
(2005)
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Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(2011)
(1972)
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Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
(2010)
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Charming, must-read story of friendship and self-acceptance.
By Kat Yeh
(2017)
(2017)
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Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
(2013)
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Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2016)
(2015)
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Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
(2013)
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Imaginative, emotional tale of BFFs torn apart in time.
By Leila Sales
(2016)
(2016)
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Friendships tested in clever tween-texting romcom.
By Rachel Vail
(2017)
(2017)
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Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
(2013)
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Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2003)
(2001)
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Moving Depression-era story of friendship, loneliness, fate.
By John Steinbeck
(2010)
(2002)
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Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
(2012)
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Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
(2012)
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Sweet friendship tale of isolated teen boy pen pals.
By Leah Thomas
(2015)
(2015)
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Stirring story examines power of friendship, grief, and art.
By Jeff Zentner
(2017)
(2017)
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Compelling friendship carries tale of author and teen boy.
By Aidan Chambers
(2012)
(2012)
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Dark, moving foster-kid story shows power of friendship.
By Robin Roe
(2017)
(2017)
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Witty jibe at consumer frenzy older kids will get.
By Jon Agee
(2008)
(2007)
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Poignant story of friends, faith, first love in rural South.
By Jeff Zentner
(2016)
(2016)
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Memorable story of friendship, loss, and family secrets.
By Nina LaCour
(2017)
(2017)
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