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Whether your child is struggling to fit in at a new school, dealing with a conflict with a friend, or just looking for a fun story about the joys of friendship, these books offer something for everyone.
Through relatable characters and engaging stories, these books teach children important life skills such as empathy, communication, and problem-solving.
By sharing these books with the children in your life, you can help them develop the social and emotional skills they need to build healthy relationships and navigate the complexities of human interaction.
Well-meaning Henry Huggins would do anything to get the bike of his dreams. But every idea he has keeps falling flat. Selling bubble gum on the playground gets him in trouble with his teacher.
There’s the paper route, but Henry’s dog Ribsy nearly ruins that with his nose for mischief.
Even pesky little Ramona Quimby manages to get in the way of Henry’s chance at a bike. But it’s with the help of his best friend Beezus that there may be a way. After all—with a friend by your side, anything is possible.
Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech masterfully weaves this tender and intuitive story told in free verse about a young girl beginning to understand the many rhythms of life, and how she fits within them.
A fun new boy has just moved in next door to Grace’s best friend, Mimi. When Grace has to go away on a family trip during school, she is terrified that when she comes back Mimi will be best friends with Max instead!
After her trip, not only does it seem her fear has come true, but Mimi is even friends with the disgusting Sammy. Now Just Grace has to team up with two other Graces in her third-grade class for a school project, including the Big Meanie.
Ever since their first publication in the 1940’s, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers. There are lots of children on Hill Street, but no little girls Betsy’s age.
So when a new family moves into the house across the street, Betsy hopes they will have a little girl she can play with. Sure enough, they do—a little girl named Tacy.
And from the moment they meet at Betsy’s fifth birthday party, Betsy and Tacy becoms such good friends that everyone starts to think of them as one person—Betsy-Tacy.