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KIDS

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Ages 3-5

Friendship

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A Friend Is ... by  Lisa Thiesing
For many reasons and through many seasons, people need friends in their lives. Whether sniffing a sweet flower or star gazing, building a snowman or jumping into a pile of leaves, ice skating or playing hide and seek...who better to share everything with than a friend?
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.
Can I Play Too? by  Samantha Cotterill
A young boy building a train track with his friend is headed for trouble until a teacher steps in and helps him learn social cues of anger and happiness.
Dozens of Doughnuts by  Carrie Finison
A generous but increasingly put-upon bear makes batch after batch of doughnuts for her woodland friends without saving any for herself.
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina
Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela's best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi and cat. But not after today, not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until it's time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special.
Frank and Bert by  Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
This laugh-out-loud picture book follows best friends Frank and Bert as they play hide-and-seek, but when Bert isn't so good at hiding (despite thinking he is), Frank must decide between winning or making Bert happy.
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.
I Don't Care by Julie Fogliano
Two friends share their delight in the little things that set them apart, and the big things that bring them together.
Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend by Alice Schertle
Beep! Beep! Have you heard the news? There is someone new on the farm! All the animals are curious and cautious about the newcomer--what will he be like? Does he neigh like a horse or oink like a pig? Does he have fur or feathers? Does he swim? Does he fly? Luckily, Blue knows just the thing to help his friends, old and new, feel at home! Making new friends can be scary, but being kind is easy. Little Blue's Beep! was loud and clear: We are very glad you're here!
My Friend by Taye Diggs
Two best friends have each other's backs. When one friend sees the other doing something unkind, he steps in to show his friend the correct behavior.
Ollie and Augustus by  Gabriel Evans
Ollie and his dog, Augustus, do almost everything together: painting, riding bikes, digging (Ollie's favorite), and collecting sticks (Augustus's favorite). So as Ollie is getting ready to start school, he's a little worried. Won't Augustus be lonely during the day? Ollie has just the idea: a sign that reads Wanted: Friend for Augustus. But good friends, as it turns out, are hard to find. Luckily, Ollie and Augustus aren't just any kind of friends -- they're best friends, and nothing will ever change that. Endearingly illustrated with scratch-scratchy appeal, this is a tale for animal lovers and new school-goers alike.
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 All-Together Quilt by Lizzy Rockwell
Jennifer and her friends at the community center are making a quilt. They begin with lots of colorful fabrics and an idea. Then they measure, cut, stitch, layer and quilt. It's the work of many hands, many hours and many stories. And the result is something warm and wonderful they can all share. Lizzy Rockwell tells the heartwarming story of a diverse group of people coming together to make things both lasting and beautiful-- a quilt and friendship.
The Welcome Wagon : A Cubby Hill Tale by Cori Doerrfeld
Cooper Cub hops on his scooter and travels through town, gathering his friends to welcome the new family moving into town, but what will the newcomers be like and what kind of changes will they bring to Cubby Hill?
We Are Going to Be Pals! by Mark Teague
A talkative cattle egret explains to a rhinoceros that in addition to having a symbiotic relationship, they also have a friendship built on communication, kindness, and a respect for boundaries.
You Go First by  Ariel Bernstein
Cat learns that being a good friend means trying new things and putting others first.
Updated 08/10/2023