FRIENDS - see also SHYNESS
First come the zebra - BARASCH, L
A Masai boy and a Kikuyu boy initially view each other with suspicion until their combined efforts to rescue a baby lead to friendship and hope for inspiring relationships between the two tribes.
Lee and Low
I’m the best - COUSINS, L
Dog loves his friends, but he also thinks he’s the best at everything. The book shows how important it is to consider your friend’s feelings if you want to keep their friendship.
When a Zeeder met a Xyder - DOYLE, M & STEWART, J
Zeeder and Xyder are both lonely and looking for someone who is exactly like them.
Slowly they come to realise that friendship and love can embrace the differences between them.
Siddharth and Rinki - FARMER, A
An Indian boy feels lonely and out of place at his new English school, but adapts and makes friends, gaining a new sense of belonging.
What Are Friends For? - GRINDLEY, S
A story about a bear and a fox who are friends, but then fall out. All is resolved in the end.
My Best Friend - HINDS, P
A story about the ups and downs of friendship. Short, simple with attractive illustrations.
Leon & Bob - JAMES, S
Leon makes do with an imaginary friend until a boy his own age moves in next door.
Wally and Mae - KEMPSTER, C
A simple story with a strong message about how compromise can lead to friendship and new possibilities.
Oscar, Arabella and Ormsby - LAYTON, N
A book about friendship featuring prehistoric animals. The message is that even friends fall out sometimes.
Friends - LEWIS, K
Warm, simple story exploring friendship between young children.
Friends - LEWIS, R
Ambrose the rabbit wants to make friends but everyone is doing other things. Then his mum encourages him to join in and friendships develop.
Lucy's Quarrel - NORTHWAY, J
Realistic story about a quarrel between two friends with an appropriate ending.
Maggie’s Monkeys - SANDERS-WELLS, L
Maggie’s imaginary friends (pink monkeys) are accepted by most of her family, but it takes a while for reality obsessed Jack to accept how important they are to Maggie.
Ebb's New Friend - SIMMONS, J
Bird wants to be friends with Ebb the dog, but Ebb isn't so sure. But when bird disappears, it is Ebb who misses her the most.
Oscar needs a Friend - STIMSON, J
Oscar is desperate for a friend, but his first approaches to Olly aren't very successful.
Hi Harry - WADDELL, M
Harry, a tortoise, feels lonely and different from the other animals because he is slow and has no friends. All is resolved when he meets Sam, a snail.