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Friendship

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A Friend for Henry by  Jenn Bailey
Henry would like to find a friend at school, but for a boy on the autism spectrum, making friends can be difficult, as his efforts are sometimes misinterpreted, or things just go wrong--but Henry keeps trying, and in the end he finds a friend he can play with.
A Friendship Yarn by Lisa Moser
Neighbors Porcupine and Badger find their close friendship sorely tested when they accidentally knit from opposite ends of the same piece of yarn.
Dust Bunny Wants a Friend by  Amy Hevron
A lonely dust bunny tries to make friends with passing creatures with no success, until a broom sweeps him under the bed and he finds more friends like him.
Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! by Cori Doerrfeld
Two best friends understand that saying goodbye to one experience means saying hello to the next, but that does not make it easier when one friend has to move away.
How to Two by David Soman
A child's solitary day at the playground turns into a park-wide adventure as he learns how to play with nine new friends.
I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey
A little porcupine just wants a hug, but all the other animals shy away from his prickly spikes--except for a snake.
My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano
Two girls quickly become best friends, even before they learn one another's names.
Pepper and Frannie by  Catherine Lazar Odell
Confident Frannie convinces cautious Pepper to give skateboarding a try, but Pepper's attempts are not all smooth sailing. Luckily, she has a supportive and enthusiastic friend to cheer her on and help her realize her potential.
Rita & Ralph's Rotten Day by Carmen Agra Deedy
Rita and Ralph live on neighboring hills and they are best friends, until a silly accident while goofing around ends up with both of them angry and unhappy--and they both need to find a way to heal the break in their relationship.
The Girls by  Lauren Ace
As little girls, Lottie, Leela, Sasha, and Alice share friendship and support in the shade of an apple tree, which last even after they grow to be adults.
The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier
Fox enjoys quiet boat rides and watching the sunrise, but Chick is noisy and hyperactive and frequently disrupts their adventures--nevertheless they remain friends and enjoy their time together.
We Are (Not) Friends by Anna Kang
Being friends is so much fun. But when a new pal shows up, everything changes...Suddenly three's a crowd...
What About Harry? by Derek Anderson
Best bear friends Harry and Sam engage in a little friendly competition, but as each event intensifies, Harry's jealousy of Sam's success grows, leaving Harry to decide what is more important--being the best or having a best friend.
Where Is My Balloon? by  Ariel Bernstein
While holding his friend Owl's red balloon, Monkey accidentally pops it then tries to substitute other objects before confessing his deed.
Updated 03/12/2020