Are you looking for a friendship storybook for your child, one which enforces on kids how to be a good friend? Or how about one on dealing with real friendship problems kids face in daily life. The below list covers a variety of them. Starting with fiction, how a T-rex learns to treat others to guide books on how to navigate real-world friendship crisis. Written for kids from ages toddlers to 12-years-old, this list has books for all ages.
Books About Being A Good Friend
Ryan T. Higgins (Author, Illustrator)
This friendship book is a laugh-out-loud funny book about the situation, Penelope a T-Rex, finds herself in. As she unexpectedly finds herself in a classroom of human kids, the T-Rex finds it tough to control the desire of eating her delicious classmates. The situation takes an even funnier turn when she discovers that the class pet likes Penelope’s finger. This book teaches kids to rethink their actions and treat others the way they would like to be treated. Suitable for preschoolers, this book delivers a very powerful message about how to be a good friend. Check here on Amazon.
Patti Kelley Criswell (Author), Stacy Peterson (Illustrator)
A guide for primary graders on how to be a good friend and retain the friendship. A good book for kids going through any kind of friendship problems. It offers practical tips and ideas about many situations kids at this age often find themselves in. Full of quizzes, crafts, and charming illustrations make this book a must-have navigation guide in the friendship books category. Check here on Amazon.
Vicki Milliken (Author), Pascal Han-Kwan (Illustrator)
Sharing is the first rule of being a good friend. and this children’s book teaches it beautifully. Merck, the five-year-old Golden Retriever, learns the lesson in sharing when – Charlie, a West Highland Terrier comes and starts using everything Merck owns. A delightful friendship and sharing story designed for toddlers and preschoolers. Check here on Amazon.
Trudy Ludwig (Author), Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
Nobody seems to notice Brian in the class. He is an invisible boy. But then a new student Justin comes. Brian befriends him and makes him feel welcome. Brian and Justin team up for a class project and Brian shines in class. This charming story tells how a simple act of kindness and friendship can transform lives. Every child feels invisible at some point in life. This friendship book is suitable for primary grade children. Check here on Amazon.
Gaurav Bhatnagar(Author), Lor Bingham(Editor), ePublishingeXperts(Illustrator)
This charming friendship narrates the story of how a sad little bunny made friends following its mother’s advice. This friendship story is about acceptance – of self and others. This entertaining story tells children never to judge others and what to do when someone is being mean – a piece of very good advice for being a good friend. A simple story- written for kids aged 4 to 8 years. Check here on Amazon.
Carolyn Larsen (Author), Tim O’Connor (Illustrator)
This friendship book is for preschoolers teaching them how it is important to be nice to others. Preschool is the formative years for attitudes and social skills. This storybook reminding children why one should not be rude and be nice works as a guide for many parents and teachers. It even explains the concept of emotions and how to make better choices. Check here on Amazon.
Patti Kelley Criswell (Author), Angela Martini (Illustrator)
This is a guidebook for kids on how to navigate real-world friendship problems. It teaches children how to handle situations starting from facing mean, nasty comments, bullies to what to do when friends grow apart or one wants to move on. Written for middle graders, this book is a teacher’s favorite for navigating difficult emotional classroom situations. Check here on Amazon.
Alicia Ortego (Author)
Kindness is the most important building block for any good and long-lasting friendship. This positive story teaches the children that how it is absolutely fine to make mistakes and apologize. The rhyming story and bright colorful illustrations make this book an easy read. A simple and powerful message for children of any age. Check here on Amazon.
Lisa Mantchev (Author), Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)
A boy finds out that a local pet club would not accept his pet elephant, so he starts a pet club of his own, where all unusual kinds of pets are welcome. This hugely popular charming story is about acceptance in friendship. It also teaches kids how it is important to stand with their friends no matter how tough the situation becomes. Children from preschoolers to grade 3 would enjoy this book. Check here on Amazon.
James J. Crist Ph.D. (Author)
This book is designed to help kids break the ice, to developing friendships, and overcoming friendship obstacles. Well-organized content with examples and many exercises and quizzes is perfect for all elementary and middle graders for navigating friendship situations. Real-life scenarios, written in conversational style make this book an easy read. Check here on Amazon.