Author – Mary Hoffman
Illustrator – Ros Asquith
There are all different types of friends. Best friends, groups of friends, imaginary friends and more. There are great things about friendships and some not so fun things too.
This book talks about friendships in their many forms – good, and not so good, and how to tackle any problems that may occur along the way. With lots of questions and jokes, this book can start conversations between a parent, teacher or relative and their young person.
(Friends, Making Friends, Falling out, Arguments, Quarrels,
Author/Illustrator – Rob Biddulph
Sid Gibbons is in trouble. He blames an imaginary monster for all the havoc he has caused. When he is sent to his room, that very monster appears from the hatch in his ceiling.
Sid climbs to Kevin’s brightly coloured land of purple trees and jelly leaves. He sees other strange creatures and is invited to Kevin’s to play.
Sid sees an opportunity to be as naughty as he’s ever been, with no-one to answer to. But when Kevin gets the blame for Sid’s behaviour, Sid finally realises the result of his actions.
(Friendship, Kindness, Responsibility)
Author – Jen Campbell
Illustrator – Kate Harnett
Franklin is a book-loving dragon. But every time he tries to share his love of books, everyone runs away afraid. Until he meets Luna. She loves books as well as dragons, and she helps him share his love with the local townspeople.
Author / Illustrator – Aki
The weather girls love having fun together through the seasons. A fun, rhyming story about all the outside activities throughout the year the weather girls share.
Author – Ann Stott
Illustrator – Bob Graham
Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. They quickly decide that Alex’s dolls can drive Jack’s trucks. They enjoy their time in the sandpit even more together.
(Working together, Compromise, Diversity, Differences)
Author – Jim Helmore
Illustrator – Richard Jones
In Caro’s new house, everything is white. Ceilings, walls and even the doors. But something is hiding in all that white. A new friend called The Snow Lion. He helps her settle in and encourages her to play with other children she sees outside. A gentle story about fitting in and meeting new people.
(Fitting in, Friendship, Brave, New places, New people)
Title Author / Illustrator
Why can’t I play? Elizabeth Hawkins / Bill Bolton
Leave me alone Kes Gray / Lee Wildish
Penguin and Pinecone Salina Yoon
Side by Side Rachel Bright / Debi Gliori
Nanny Fox Georgie Adams / Selina Young
The Adventures of Beekle Dan Santat
Doctor Hoof Diana Kimpton / Garry Parsons
Ribbit Rabbit Candace Ryan / Mike Lowery
My Best, Best Friend Lauren Child / Carol Noble
Crow Leo Timmers
Freckleface Strawberry Best Friends Forever Julianne Moore / LeUyen Pham
You can be a Friend Tony & Lauren Dungy / Ron Mazellan
Fox makes Friends Adam Relf
Robby & Hoot Joy Cowley / Phillip Fickling
Chill Carol Thompson