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Be a Friend
by Salina Yoon Details
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree... But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship--and how special he truly is!
Big Friends
by Linda Sarah Details
Best friends Etho and Birt love going up Sudden Hill and sitting in simple cardboard boxes imagining they are kings, soldiers, astronauts, or pirates until Shu asks to join them, and their "two-by-two rhythm" is disturbed.
Boom, Snot, Twitty: This Way That Way
by Doreen Cronin Details
Three friends decide which way to go to find the perfect spot to spend the day.
Hello, My Name is Ruby
by Philip C. Stead Details
Ruby, a very small bird in a very big world, is looking for a friend, so she introduces herself.
Hey, Duck!
by Carin Bramsen Details
A plucky duckling attempts to befriend a cat that just wants to be left alone.
I Am Going!
by Mo Willems Details
Piggie ruins a perfectly good day by telling Gerald the elephant that she is going, sending him into a panic.
Jasper & Joop
by Olivier Dunrea Details
Jasper is a small white gosling who likes to be tidy and his friend Joop is a small gray gosling who likes to be messy.
Little Bot and Sparrow
by Jake Parker Details
A picture book about a robot who befriends a sparrow and learns both about happiness and loss when his best friend must fly south for the winter.
Ten Things I Love About You
by Daniel Kirk Details
Rabbit makes a list of the things he loves about Pig, but needs Pig's help deciding what to write.
The Friend Ship
by Kat Yeh Details
A lonely hedgehog sets out on an adventure to find friendship.
Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great
by Bob Shea Details
Envy turns to admiration and finally to friendship for Goat and Unicorn.
Very Special Friends
by Jane Chapman Details
Mouse waits by the river for her Special Friends one fine day, joined by Rabbit, Frog, and Turtle, who stop to see why she is there and stay to keep her company as insects, other creatures, and a single cloud pass their way.
Wooby & Peep: a Story Of Unlikely Friendship
by Cynthea Liu Details
When Peep leaves the city to live in the country with her pet iguana, her new neighbor, Wooby is concerned but tries to be polite and neighborly, even when her efforts to become his friend lead to disaster.
Updated 01/25/2017

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