Children's Books about Friendship

This month is International Friendship Month, and that’s something we can get onboard celebrating! Friendship is one of the best gifts in life, no matter what age you are. Be sure to pick a few books from this list and read them as a family this month. We can always use reminders of what it’s like to be a good friend.

Circle Round, by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Book cover for Circle Round as an example of childrens books about friendship

The Pirate Tree, by Brigita Orel

A Thousand White Butterflies, by Jessica Betancourt-Perez

All About Friends, by Felicity Brooks

A Friend for Henry, by Jenn Bailey

The Magic Boat, by Kit Pearson and Katherine Farris

The Magic Boat: Pearson, Kit, Farris, Katherine, Grimard, Gabrielle: 9781459814325: Books

When Charley Met Emma, by Amy Webb

The Snail and the Whale, by Julia Donaldson

The Not-So-Friendly Friend, by Christina Furnival

My Two Blankets, by Irena Kobald

The Friend Ship, by Kat Yeh

Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, by Edward Hemingway

The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister

Although January is International Friendship Month, every month is a good month to be a friend. Today is a great opportunity to start those conversations with your little one. As they talk about the people they know who make them feel accepted, encourage them to be a friend to others their age.