Reading is an amazing pastime for kids and for adults. You should keep an awesome library whether with real books or inside of an electronic device. Either way, make plenty of books available for your family and reap the rewards. These books about Friendship for Kids are full of fun, but also teach a valuable lesson about being a great friend and choosing great friends. Enjoy!
Books About Friendship for Kids
From stories to facts to coloring – these books will help you teach your kids everything there is to know about Friendship!
1. Find out: * who can be your friend * how to show someone you would like to be friends * how to handle bosses and bullies * the best ways to be a friend and ways not to be a friend * ways to settle an argument with a friend.
2. Meet Brown the least used pencil in the box. He s tall, geeky and lonely. Brown envies Red, Purple, Blue and all the other pencils who have fun coloring and playing together. Dark Green is trustworthy, Pink listens well, Orange has fun, and everybody likes Red! Brown doesn’t smile very often because he doesn’t get used much and hardly ever needs sharpening. When Brown asks the other pencils why no one likes him, he discovers that to have friends, he needs to be a good friend. If Brown learns to use all of the friendship skills the other pencils have, he can make friends and have fun too!
3. Through the story of a little boy named Felix, this charming book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them, too. As he goes about his day, Felix interacts with different people — his sister Anna, his grandfather, other family and friends. Some people are happy, but others are grumpy or sad. Using the metaphor of a bucket and dipper, Felix’ grandfather explains why the happy people make Felix feel good, while the others leave him feeling bad — and how Felix himself is affecting others, whether he means to or not.
4. This book gives girls everything they need to know about making new friends and making the most of the friendships they already have. Includes quizzes, crafts, and thoughtful advice, including tips and true friendship stories from girls.
5. When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other’s sentences. But apples aren’t supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called “rotten” and “bad apple.” At first, Mac doesn’t know what to do–it’s never easy standing up to bullies–but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he’d rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without.
6. Kids learn how to build the five Social Competencies Assets: planning and decision making, interpersonal competence, cultural competence, resistance skills, and peaceful conflict resolution. Stories, tips, and ideas help them get along better with others and stay true to themselves.
7. How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges By Nadine Briggs and Donna Shea offers social skills and friendship advice presented in an easy to read, reference guide format. While geared toward elementary school kids, many teens and adults report they are finding these tips to be a helpful resource.
8. As night settles in on the barn, the animals notice something foul in the air. It doesn’t take them long to discover the source. Will Marty the farting cow be able to cut back on cutting the cheese? Or will his blasting bowels blow the other animals right out of the barn?
9. Pomodoro Penguin Makes a Friend is a rhyming children’s picture book for ages 3-8, perfect as either a bedtime story for younger children or read-along book for early/beginner readers. Join a little red, pasta-loving penguin named Pomodoro on his quest to cure boredom and find friendship. Pomodoro encounters a bully,but in the end, it is his love of all things pasta that helps him find an unlikely dinner partner!
I hope you and your kids have fun learning about Friendship as part of your homeschooling year!