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.
Kids Books About Friendship
Bad Apple: A Tale of FriendshipMarlo meets the Elder Bird (Feathered Friendship)Stick and StoneFriends to the End: The True Value of FriendshipWhen Friendship Followed Me HomeHow to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them (Dino Life Guides for Families)Join In and Play (Learning to Get Along®)Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book)How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?Thank You for Being YouMaking Friends Is an Art!The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With FriendsBear’s New Friend (The Bear Books)Strictly No ElephantsThe Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for OthersDo You Want to Be My Friend? Board BookThe Snail and the Whale
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!