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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

2010

9781600603655

5+

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.

Walker

2010

9781406323689

3+

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.

Doubleday

2006

9780385607933

5+

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.

Tamarind

2009

9781848530089

4+

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.

Kingfisher

1998

9780753401798

3+

My Best Friend - HINDS, P

A story about the ups and downs of friendship.  Short, simple with attractive illustrations.

Golden Books

1997

9780307114419

4+

Leon & Bob - JAMES, S

Leon makes do with an imaginary friend until a boy his own age moves in next door.

Walker

1997

9780744544893

4+

Wally and Mae - KEMPSTER, C

A simple story with a strong message about how compromise can lead to friendship and new possibilities.

North-South

2008

9780735822085

4+

Oscar, Arabella and Ormsby - LAYTON, N

A book about friendship featuring prehistoric animals.  The message is that even friends fall out sometimes.

Hodder

2007

9780340884546

5+

Friends - LEWIS, K

Warm, simple story exploring friendship between young children.

Walker

1997

9780744549362

4+

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.

Bodley Head

1999

9780370324784

3+

Lucy's Quarrel - NORTHWAY, J

Realistic story about a quarrel between two friends with an appropriate ending.

Frances Lincoln

2008

9781845078966

4+

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.

Candlewick

2009

9780763633264

5+

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.

Orchard

1998

9781860395253

3+

Oscar needs a Friend -  STIMSON, J

Oscar is desperate for a friend, but his first approaches to Olly aren't very successful.

Scholastic

1998

9780590543316

4+

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.

Walker

2003

9780744575934

3+

 
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