Books about friendship

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'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.

  • The Storm Swimmer

    Author: Clare Weze

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Storm Swimmer

    Author: Clare Weze

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    When Ginika meets a boy who lives in the sea, they strike up a secret friendship - but what will happen when he gets ill? A v…

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  • Let’s Stick Together

    Author: Smriti Halls Illustrator: Steve Small

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Let’s Stick Together

    Author: Smriti Halls Illustrator: Steve Small

    Interest level: 4-5

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    Squirrel and Bear are the best of friends, but sometimes they don’t see things in quite the same way. For instance, when Squirrel …

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  • Our Tower

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Richard Johnson

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Our Tower

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Richard Johnson

    Interest level: 4-5

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    Three children find the magic in their tower block – showing that nature and adventure is for everyone. A beautifully illustrated,…

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  • Finding My Voice

    Author: Aoife Dooley

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Finding My Voice

    Author: Aoife Dooley

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    When Frankie starts secondary school, she wants to make friends and be cool, but also be herself and not be too different. How can…

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  • Lost and Found

    Author: Oliver Jeffers

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Lost and Found

    Author: Oliver Jeffers

    Interest level: 3-5

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    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 fi…

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  • Matilda

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Matilda

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 8+

    This modern fairy-tale with a brilliantly inspiring young heroine is one of Roald Dahl's best loved stories.

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  • Skellig

    Author: David Almond

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Skellig

    Author: David Almond

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 11+

    Exploring a ramshackle garage with his new-found friend Mina, Michael discovers a strange, magical creature who needs his help.&nb…

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  • Noughts and Crosses

    Author: Malorie Blackman

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Noughts and Crosses

    Author: Malorie Blackman

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    Callum is a Nought but his best friend Sephy is a Cross - the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in the country.

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  • Winnie-the-Pooh

    Author: A A Milne Illustrator: E H Shepard

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Winnie-the-Pooh

    Author: A A Milne Illustrator: E H Shepard

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 7+

    No child's library could be complete without A A Milne's stories about Pooh, Christopher Robin and their friends in the Hundred Ac…

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Author: E B White Illustrator: Garth Williams

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Author: E B White Illustrator: Garth Williams

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

    This is the tale of how a little girl named Fern - with the help of a friendly talking spider called Charlotte - saved her pig, Wi…

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