Books About Friendship

Just like a real-life friend, books about friendship can be both entertaining and comforting. Check out some of our favorite friendship stories for kids and teens that are sure to strike a chord with the young readers in your house. And you'll find other relatable books on these lists: Realistic Fiction for Tweens and Teens and Movies About Friends.

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Will You Be My Friend?

age 2+

Warm, happy adventure is sequel to beloved picture book.

By: Sam McBratney (2020)
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Bear Has a Story to Tell

age 3+

Gentle story of friendship, patience, and storytelling.

By: Philip C. Stead (2012)
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City Dog, Country Frog

age 3+

Touching tale of dog-frog friendship depicts cycle of life.

By: Mo Willems (2010)
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Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship

age 3+

Gentle teddy bear tale about gender identity.

By: Jessica Walton (2016)
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Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship

age 3+

Upbeat pro-tidying tale shows how mess can intrude on fun.

By: Marie Kondo (2019)
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Ladybug Girl and the Best Ever Playdate

age 3+

Sweet playdate story promotes friendship and free play.

By: Jacky Davis (2015)
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Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always

age 3+

Two tentacled best friends in four fun short stories.

By: Tao Nyeu (2012)
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Cornbread & Poppy

age 4+

Friendship tale is full of suspense and surprises.

By: Matthew Cordell (2022)
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Frog and Toad Are Friends

age 4+

Engaging stories spotlight charming, relatable characters.

By: Arnold Lobel (1970)
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Gossie and Gertie

age 4+

Upbeat tale of friendship is great for beginning readers.

By: Olivier Dunrea (2009)
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Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!

age 4+

Heartwarming look at surprises and friendship.

By: Mo Willems (2011)
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Little Elliot, Fall Friends

age 4+

Sweet tale of friendship in luscious fall country setting.

By: Mike Curato (2017)
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Nikki and Deja

age 4+

A great buddy tale for beginning readers.

By: Karen English (2007)
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Stick and Stone

age 4+

Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.

By: Beth Ferry (2015)
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Toe Shoe Mouse

age 4+

Mouse makes a ballerina his friend in charming tale.

By: Jan Carr (2014)
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We're Going to Be Friends

age 4+

Retro art, collage bring fond school-day lyrics to life.

By: Jack White (2017)
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Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away

age 5+

Moving story captures besties' last day as neighbors.

By: Meg Medina (2020)
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Freckleface Strawberry

age 5+

Teased girl learns self-acceptance in fun friendship tale.

By: Julianne Moore (2007)
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Good Rosie!

age 5+

Lonely dog makes friends in relatable picture book.

By: Kate DiCamillo (2018)
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Today I Will Fly!: An Elephant & Piggie Book

age 5+

Piggie will fly in this spunky read-aloud.

By: Mo Willems (2007)
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