Family and Friends
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- We are Best Friends by Aliki. Morrow, 1999. When Robert's best friend Peter moves away, both are unhappy, but they learn that they can make new friends and still remain best friends.
- Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond. Front Street, 1996. A bug takes a walk and is joined by other animals along the way.
- Biscuit's Big Friend by Alyssa Satin. Capucilli. HarperTrophy, 2003. An easy-reader telling another story of someone who wants to do everything a bigger friend does.
- Gossie & Gertie by Olivier Dunrea. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. Gossie and Gertie are best friends and everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie goes too—except when she doesn’t and sometimes that’s even better.
- Owen and Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff et al. Scholastic, 2006. Details through text and photographs the special bond shared by Owen, an orphaned hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year-old giant tortoise.
- Horace and Morris, But Mostly Dolores by James Howe. Atheneum, 1999. Three mice friends learn that the best clubs include everyone.
- Houndsley & Catina Plink and Plunk by James Howe. Candlewick Press, 2009. Houndsley and his friend Catina face their fears, encourage each other and share special times.
- Lottie’s New Friend by Petra Mathers. Atheneum, 1999. When a new bird moves nearby, Herbie the duck worries that his friend Lottie the chicken doesn’t care about him anymore.
- Emma Kate by Patricia Polacco. Philomel, 2005. Emma Kate and her best friend, a toy elephant, share many activities and even have their tonsils out at the same time!
- Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka. Scholastic, 1993. Another exploration of the process of becoming friends told in minimal words and expressive illustrations.
- Timothy Goes to School by Rosemary Wells. Dial, 1981. Timothy learns about being accepted and making friends during the first week of his first year at school.
- Watch Out! by Jan Fearnley. Candlewick Press, 2004. Wilf, a very energetic mouse who gets in a bit of trouble when he does not listen to his mother, makes her a special surprise.
- Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. Harper Collins Books, 1999. A mother dog tries to teach her pup how to bark, and is surprised at why he wasn't learning.
- Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri. Greenwillow Books, 1984. A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling.
- My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough. Candlewick Press, 1998. Eddie and his teddy bear meet a very big bear in the woods, and Eddie and the big bear become good friends.
- A Friend for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke. Dutton Children's Books, 1997. When Minerva Louise, a curious chicken, mistakes a baby crib for a rabbit hutch, she searches for the rabbit and in the process discovers new additions around the house.
- Who Loves Me? by Patricia MacLachlan. Joanna Cotler Books, 2005. At bedtime, a cat in the window reassures a little girl that family members, friends, her dog, and even her brother love her.