Check out this collection of friendship stories just for kids! These picture books and chapter books are recommended for children ages 6-12.

  • Button and Bundle
    McLellan, Gretchen Brandenburg

    Button, very sad and lonely after moving away from her first and best friend, Bundle, feels better after sending her doll, Petal, back to Bundle and her doll, Rose.

  • My new friend is so fun!
    Willems, Mo

    Gerald the elephant and Snake fear that Piggie and Brian Bat will have so much fun together they will no longer need their best friends.

  • You will be my friend!
    Brown, Peter

    Lucy, a young bear, starts her day determined to make a new friend but her enthusiasm leads to all sorts of problems until, just as she is about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her.

  • Boy + Bot
    Dyckman, Ame

    A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences.

  • Little Bot and Sparrow
    Parker, Jake

    "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"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Frog and Toad are Friends
    Lobel, Arnold

    The adventures of best friends Frog and Toad, including Frog's suffering a bad cold and Toad's embarrassment over his unflattering bathing suit, are accompanied by material on the origins of books in the "I Can Read" series.

  • Monkey & Robot
    Catalanotto, Peter

    Best friends Monkey and Robot, who laugh and jump up and down when they are happy, enjoy a variety of activities.

  • Everybody needs a buddy
    Preller, James

    Third-graders Deon, Kym, Lizzy, and Connor, armed with Miss Zips' persuasive tips, set out to convince the PTA to use their cash surplus to put a "buddy bench" on the playground.

  • Friendroid
    Vaughan, M. M

    Told through journal entries, twelve-year-old Danny and his best friend Slick recount how their friendship begins and when they discover Slick's true identity and ultimate fate.

  • The Right Hook of Devin Velma
    Burt, Jake

    Even though he suffers from social anxiety, twelve-year-old Addison agrees to help his best friend achieve social media fame while at a nationally-televised NBA game.