Books about friendship
'We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
'Even longer,' Pooh answered.
Can you imagine Pooh without Piglet? Or Frodo without Sam?
Here are some children's books that celebrate the power, fun and wonder of friendship.
After all, we can all do a bit more when we're supported by our friends.
When the spoilt and bad-tempered Mary is orphaned at the age of ten, she is sent from India to live with her hunchback uncle on the Yorkshire Moors. This classic novel is a satisfying and absorbing read.
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Once there was a sad, lonely penguin who appeared at the door of a young boy. The boy decided he must be lost, so he set off to find his home.
Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake
This modern fairy-tale with a brilliantly inspiring young heroine is one of Roald Dahl's best loved stories.
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Exploring a ramshackle garage with his new-found friend Mina, Michael discovers a strange, magical creature who needs his help. A contemporary classic.
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
Callum is a Nought but his best friend Sephy is a Cross - the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in the country.
Author: Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley is a normal American kid, albeit one with a habit of getting into (and out of) trouble.
Author: J K Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
After the misery of life with his ghastly aunt and uncle, Harry Potter is delighted to have the chance to embark on an exciting new life at the Hogwart's School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.
Author: A A Milne Illustrator: E H Shepherd
Publisher: Egmont Books
No child's library could be complete without A A Milne's stories about Pooh, Christopher Robin and their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Author: E B White Illustrator: Garth Williams
This is the tale of how a little girl named Fern - with the help of a friendly talking spider called Charlotte - saved her pig, Wilbur, from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs.
Author: JRR Tolkein
The first part of J R R Tolkien's epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings, this is the story of young hobbit Frodo Baggins, who finds himself faced with an immense and terrible duty.
Author: Morag Hood
Publisher: Two Hoots
Colin is a carrot, and Lee is a pea. An amusing and deceptively simple look at friendship and difference, this is a lovely book for young readers.