Friendship for children is something that is exciting and difficult at the same time. Most kids love playing with others but some can have trouble sharing. Some kids are naturally kind and others have trouble. Some kids can stand up for themselves and others with no issues while others find that awkward. Some kids are outgoing by nature and others tend to be shy. Friendship has many parts and it doesn’t always come easy to everyone. These friendship books are a fantastic way to help children see how to be a good friend, how to share, and how to communicate with other kids.
These 25+ books about friendship are fabulous for one on one reading with your child at home or as part of a classroom library. They will be helpful to include in a unit about friends or independently. We have fallen in love with many of these books in our house and hope that you find the same luck.
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Kids Books About Friendship
Elephant and Piggie Friendship Books by Mo Willems
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book)I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Dealing with Bullies
Stick and StoneStrictly No ElephantsThe Snail and the Whale (Original Score)Bear’s New Friend (The Bear Books)Do You Want to Be My Friend?When Friendship Followed Me HomeThe Big UmbrellaFriends to the End: The True Value of Friendship
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them (Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families)Join in and PlayMaking Friends Is an Art!Thank You for Being You
These friendship books are excellent for helping children through the happy and the difficult times of being a friend as a kid. They can help prepare kids for something new or reiterate what they already know.
Do you have a favorite friendship book that didn’t make our list? Comment below, we’d love to hear!