Picture Books ~ Friends

Alsenas, Linas
Hello My Name is Bob
JUV 398.8.A4613h

Bob the bear feels very boring, especially compared to his lively friend Jack, but in the end he realizes that every bear is different and the two of them can still be friends. 2009.

Berger, Carin
Forever Friends
JUV 398.8.B45343f

In the spring, a blue bird awakens a rabbit and invites him to play, and they enjoy every day together until it is time for the bird to fly south for the winter, with a promise to return again next spring. 2010.

Bottner, Barbara
Wallace's Lists
JUV 398.8.B659w

Devoted to making lists about everything in his life, Wallace the mouse discovers the joys of spontaneity and adventure when he becomes friends with his neighbor Albert. 2004.

Carlson, Nancy
How to Lose All Your Friends
JUV 398.8.C1976ht

Offers advice on the kinds of things to do if you don't want to have any friends. 1994.

Cave, Kathryn
That's What Friends Do
JUV 398.8.C315t

Two fantastical creatures celebrate their friendship, and share the joys of giving and receiving in true friendship. 2004.

Côté, Genèvieve
Me and You
JUV 398.8.C8252m

A celebration of friendship and individuality. 2009.

Crimi, Carolyn
Don't Need Friends
JUV 398.8.C8678d

After his best friend moves away, Rat rudely rebuffs the efforts of the other residents of the junkyard to be friendly, until he and a grouchy old dog decide that they need each other. 1999.

Hallinan, P.K.
That's What a Friend is
JUV 398.8.H156t

Describes friendship in rhymed text and illustrations. A celebration of the joys of childhood friendships told in lighthearted verse. 1977.

Heine, Helme
JUV 398.8.H364f

Good friends always stick together, that is what Charlie Rooster, Johnny Mouse and Percy, the pig, always said - and that is what they did all day long. 1982.

Hobbie, Holly
Toot and Puddle
JUV 398.8.H6519t

Two friends, live together in Woodcock Pocket. One goes off to see the world, while one decides to stay home. This is the story of their wonderful adventures both far away and right at home all year long. 1997.

Hoberman, Mary Ann
And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends
JUV 398.8.H653a

A brother and sister learn that friendship is better that fighting and they soon spread their message all over the world. 1999.

Holmes, Janet A.
Me and You
JUV 398.8.H7362m

Little rabbit can do many things such as hop and skip, ride up a hill. But what is the very best thing about doing all these things? It's doing them with you! 2008.

Keller, Holly
Help! A Story of Friendship
JUV 398.8.K283he

Mouse hears a rumor that snakes do not like mice and while trying to avoid his former friend, Snake, he falls into a hole from which neither Hedgehog, Squirrel, nor Rabbit can help him out. 2007.

McPhail, David
Budgie & Boo
JUV 398.8.M241bu

Budgie grows flowers and Boo grows vegetables, and they are the best of friends. 2009.

Murphy, Stuart
Emma's Friendwich
JUV 398.8.M957ef

After moving to a new home, Emma makes friends with the girl next door. Includes questions about the text and notes to parents about visual learning. 2010.

Russo, Marisabina
A Very Big Bunny
JUV 398.8.R921v

Amelia is so big that she is always last in line at school and none of the other students will play with her, but a special new classmate teaches her that size is not always the most important thing. 2010.

Siminovich, Lorena
Alex and Lulu
JUV 398.8.S5894a

Meet best friends Alex and Lulu. Alex loves having noisy, exciting adventures, and Lulu likes painting and making things. Even though they are different, they always have fun together. Until Alex begins to worry that they might be too different, that they might actually be opposites! Discover what opposites really are in this quirky story that celebrates differences. 2009.

Waddell, Martin
Hi, Harry! 
JUV 398.8.W115hi

A tortoise tries to find someone who will play with him at his own speed. 2003.