Picture books about making & keeping friends

On the Night of the Shooting Star

On the Night of the Shooting Star

Amy Hest, Jenni Desmond

From bestselling author Amy Hest and illustrator Jenni Desmond comes a charming picture book about loneliness and making friends. 

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Bird, Balloon, Bear

Bird, Balloon, Bear

Il Sung Na

A shy bird wants to become friends with a bear, but the bear already has a friend--a big, red balloon.

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This Is Our House

This Is Our House

Michael Rosen, Bob Graham

A gentle tale for pre-schoolers, introducing the concept of sharing in the playground from multi award winning author and poet Michael Rosen.

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

Dan Santat

On one very special day an imaginary friend is born on an island far away. Here, he and his other imaginary friends play all day and each night they sit beneath the stars, hoping and waiting for their turn to be picked, to be...

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We Found a Hat

We Found a Hat

Jon Klassen

The multiple award-winning and bestselling Jon Klassen presents the final tale in his acclaimed and bestselling hat trilogy, giving his deadpan finale a surprising new twist...

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Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley

Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley

Aaron Blabey

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley are the best of friends. But they are different in almost every way. Pearl likes solving mysteries and moves rather fast in the world. Charlie likes taking baths and watching his garden grow. So...

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No One Likes a Fart

No One Likes a Fart

Zoe Foster Blake, Adam Nickel

A sweet, funny story about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are. Mostly, though, it's about a fart. And fart jokes. Loooots of fart jokes.

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 Read reviewMolly and Mae

Molly and Mae

Danny Parker, Freya Blackwood

Friendship is like a train journey.

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The New Kid

The New Kid

Marie Louise Fitzpatrick

A powerful story about the importance of being yourself.

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My Two Blankets

My Two Blankets

Irena Kobald, Freya Blackwood

A beautiful tale about friendship and culture, paired with award-winning Freya Blackwood's stunning illustrations

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 Special priceThe Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano

David Litchfield

A moving tale of exploration and belonging from an exciting debut author-illustrator.

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I Just Ate My Friend

I Just Ate My Friend

Heidi McKinnon

First published in Australia in 2017 by Allen & Unwin --Title page verso.

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Franklin's Flying Bookshop

Franklin’s Flying Bookshop

Jen Campbell, Katie Harnett

A magical story about a little girl and a dragon who dream up a plan to share their love of books and stories

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The Conversation Train

The Conversation Train

Joel Shaul

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to clearly explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book also...

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 Read reviewFlorette

Florette

Anna Walker

She'll miss the apple trees, the daffodils, and chasing butterflies in the wavy grass. But there's no room for a garden in the city. Oris there? Mae's story, gorgeously illustrated in watercolour, is a celebration of friendship,...

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The Fabulous Friend Machine

The Fabulous Friend Machine

Nick Bland

Popcorn is, quite simply, the friendliest chicken at Fiddlesticks farm! When she finds a Fabulous Friend Machine in the barn, she sets about making some brand new friends. But behind the screen of the Fabulous Friend Machine,...

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Hortense and the Shadow

Hortense and the Shadow

Natalia O'Hara, Lauren O'Hara

A haunting, original fairy tale from two sisters and dazzling debut picture book talents. Hortense hates that her shadow follows her everywhere. But one cold, dark night, when bandits surprise her in the woods, Hortense discovers...

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The Way Back Home

The Way Back Home

Oliver Jeffers

New cover reissue of this magical story from award-winning international bestselling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers.

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Triangle

Triangle

Jon Klassen, Mac Barnett

Multi-award-winning, bestselling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen conspire again on a slyly funny tale about some very sneaky shapes.

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge 30th Anniversary Edition

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge 30th Anniversary Edition

Mem Fox, Julie Vivas

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is a small boy who has a big name - and that's why he likes Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, because she has too. So when he finds Miss Nancy has lost her memory, Wilfrid determines to discover...

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Rainbow Fish

Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister

The Rainbow Fish, with his shimmering scales, is the most beautiful fish in the ocean. But he is proud and vain and none of the other fish want to be his friend - until he learns to give away some of his most prized possessions.

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Leonardo the Terrible Monster

Leonardo the Terrible Monster

Mo Willems

An exceptional tale of an unexceptional monster - laugh-out-loud picture-book fun from the creator of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and the Knuffle Bunny series.

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Library Lion

Library Lion

Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes

A wonderful addition to any child's library, this is the multiple award-winning and bestselling picture book about what happens when a lion visits a library.

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Perfectly Norman

Perfectly Norman

Tom Percival

Norman is thrilled to discover he grew a pair of wings overnight, but his excitement turns to doubt when he realizes he is now different from everyone else, causing him to question whether there is such thing as perfectly normal.

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The Bear and the Piano Sound Book

The Bear and the Piano Sound Book

David Litchfield

Hear the best-selling book The Bear and the Piano come to life with this special gift-edition sound book.

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The Snow Lion

The Snow Lion

Jim Helmore, Richard Jones

When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely. There's only so much exploring she can do by herself! It's not long though before she makes a new friend - The Snow Lion.

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Very Best of Friends

Very Best of Friends

Margaret Wild, Julie Vivas

Jessie and James live on a farm with lots of animals and a cat named William. James loves William but Jessie doesn't - even though she tries. When James dies, Jessie is very upset. Gradually, as life goes on, she comes to discover...

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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

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We're Going to be Friends

We’re Going to be Friends

Jack White, Elinor Blake

Jack White's new children's book based on the internationally loved White Stripes song.

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