25 Children’s Books About Friendship That Give Us All the Feels


Friendship is a beautiful thing, and children’s books have a unique way of sweetly illustrating the bond that can exist between friends. These 25 children’s books about friendship tug at our heartstrings and leave us feeling warm and fuzzy as we journey with our book buddies.

1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

2. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

3. Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

4. The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

5. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

6. Corduroy by Don Freeman

7. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

8. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

9. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

10. George and Martha by James Marshall

In these first ten books, readers will find classic tales of unlikely friendships, heartwarming stories of giving, and lessons in loyalty that stand the test of time.

11. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

12. Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

13. My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann

14. Little Bear’s Friend by Else Holmelund Minarik

15. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

16. Big Al by Andrew Clements

17. Lost in the Forest: A Deer Friends Adventure by Natsuko Shaw

18. Friends Stick Together by Hannah E. Harrison

19. I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoët

The next group of books introduces us to new friends who help each other through life’s challenges, explore imaginative worlds, or simply offer support when it is needed most.

20. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

21. The rescuers by Margery Sharp

22. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

23. Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney

24. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

25. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

Finally, this last set of books talks about the importance of kindness, which is the bedrock of any solid friendship.


Each of these 25 children’s books about friendship teaches us valuable lessons about the power of connection and the beauty in opening our hearts to one another. In a world where friendships can often feel fleeting or superficial, these stories remind us to cherish the people in our lives who matter most. No matter what age you are, it’s never too late to take a page from these books and create stronger bonds with those who make your world a better place. Happy reading!

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