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Books About Friendship

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It's International Friendship Day on 30th July! 

Books about friendship can be a huge help in teaching kids to navigate making and keeping friends, as well as in dealing with bullying and being left out, so what better way to celebrate Friendship Day than by picking up a great book?

We have put together our list of the best children’s books about friendship, including preschool books, non-fiction chapter books and older fiction - from heartwarming stories of friendship to books about making friends and friendship issues too.


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2022-07-01
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Oona and the Shark

Oona is one determined little mermaid, but she faces her biggest challenge yet in trying to make friends with Stanley the shark. Whatever will she do? A fun-filled and gorgeously illustrated celebration of friendship, creativity and perseverance.

Oona loves to share her inventions with her friends. They're big and bold and loud - just like her!

But there's one underwater creature who doesn't seem to enjoy Oona's company, or her creations.

And that's Stanley the shark!

Oona's latest hopping, chopping and popping inventions just make him angry.

Oona may not know what Stanley likes, but she does know what he doesn't. And maybe that's a good place to start. Because mermaids never stop trying . . . not when there's a friend out there to make.

From the New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and featuring the extraordinary illustrative talents of Raissa Figueroa, the dynamic partnership behind Oona.

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The Elephant Detectives

A charming, funny adventure about missing elephants and finding friends. It's the perfect kind of day until Alan's elephant goes missing! Lucky for him, Edie's an Elephant Detective and she knows exactly where to look. Together they examine doughnut shops, investigate dinosaur bones, and search the skies from a cable car, but they can't find him anywhere! Will Alan EVER find his elephant? And might he also find a new friend along the way?

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All About Friends

Why do we need friends? How can we make friends? And what makes a good friend? This charmingly illustrated book explores the benefits of having friends, looking at different types of friendships, and what happens when friends fall out and make up. Includes helpful notes for grown-ups on talking to children about friendships, dealing with conflicts and imaginary friends.

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The Boy Who Got Accidentally Famous

From million-copy bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud story for readers of 8 and up that takes you on a roller-coaster ride of fame and friendship...

Nothing extraordinary has ever happened to Billy Smith. In fact, every single thing about him is ordinary, including his name. But when a documentary crew turns up at Billy's school to film the new TV series School Daze , everything changes.

Billy shouldn't stand out: all the other kids are much more interesting than him. But when remixes of his boring class presentation go viral, Billy finds himself accidentally an overnight star. With his friends Bo and Rinor by his side, his life turns into a whirlwind of red carpets, TV shows, albums and even the possibility of meeting Sunshine De Marto - the coolest girl on the planet. But as everyone knows, fame comes with a price...

The Boy Who Got Accidentally Famous is an epically entertaining tale, brought to life with illustrations by the brilliant Steven Lenton, which asks the question - what if everyone suddenly knew your name...?

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How To Hide An Alien

Life isn't easy, especially if you're from another planet...
With his space-pod destroyed, the Star Boy is adapting to life on Earth with help from his friends Kiki and Wes, but Kiki's long list of don'ts is a constant reminder of how hard it is to pass for a convincing human.
But more troubling for the Star Boy is the strange pings and pangs he's experiencing, and the hard-to-hide electrical surges that are worrying his human rescuers. And when the Star Boy accidentally channels his true form on to the whiteboard of every class at Riverside Academy, things reach a whole new level of panic. With frenzied reports of an alien sighting trending on social media, how can Kiki and Wes keep their friend safe?
A heart-warming and otherworldly sequel to HOW TO BE A HUMAN , for fans of Tamsin Winter, Cath Howe and Ross Welford.

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The Amazing Edie Eckhart: The Amazing Edie Eckhart: Book 1

A sparky middle-grade series from TV comedian Rosie Jones. Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and DORK DIARIES.

'Fresh, funny and ultra cool' - Jacqueline Wilson

Hello! My name is Edie Eckhart and I'm eleven years old. I'm a little bit different. I have a disability called cerebral palsy, so I talk slowly and fall over a lot. It's never really bothered me because I've never known anything else.

Edie Eckhart is Excited with a capital E to start secondary school with her best friend Oscar - the fish to her chips, the bananas to her custard. But when she and Oscar are put into different tutor groups on their first day, Edie is devastated. Who will play secret hangman with her in class? Who will she eat sausage rolls with?

But while she's plotting her reunion with Oscar, she accidentally gets cast as the lead in the school play. As Edie discovers a passion for performance, she also finds new friendships, talents, and dreams. After all, it's easy to shine on and off the stage when you're Amazing with a capital A.

'This book is as funny and warm as a sausage roll. I loved it!' Jenny McLachlan, author of Land of Roar

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Enjoyable and uplifting. Everyone needs an Edie Eckhart in their lives.' Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G

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Picture Books about Friendship

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younger fiction 6+ about friendship

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Older Fiction 9+ about Friendship

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Non-Fiction books about friendship

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