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The Best Books About Friendship

“What are the best books about Friendship?” We looked at 396 of the top Friendship books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 24 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Friendship” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 350+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 24 Friendship Books



24 .) A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin Stead.

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Delightful Childrens Books
  • The Measured Mom

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day—”Ah-choo!”—he woke up with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn’t make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests. Philip C. Stead’s gently humorous tale of friendship and dedication is illustrated by his wife Erin E. Stead’s elegant drawings, embellished with subtle hints of color.

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23 .) Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Read Brightly
  • Stylist

Loudmouthed, redheaded Cee Cee Bloom has her sights set on Hollywood. Bertie White, quiet and conservative, dreams of getting married and having children. In 1951, their childhood worlds collide in Atlantic City. Keeping in touch as pen pals, they reunite over the years … always near the ocean. Powerful and moving, this novel follows Cee Cee and Bertie’s extraordinary friendship over the course of thirty years as they transform from adolescents into adults. A bestselling novel that became a hugely successful film, Beaches is funny, heartbreaking, and a tale that should be a part of every woman’s library.

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22 .) Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

Lists It Appears On:

  • About Great Books
  • Goodreads
  • Read Brightly

When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she’s directed, her mother gets described as a “tap-dancing child abuser.” Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.

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21 .) Friendship by Emily Gould

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • BuzzFeed
  • Hello Giggles

A novel about two friends learning the difference between getting older and growing up Bev Tunney and Amy Schein have been best friends for years; now, at thirty, they’re at a crossroads. Bev is a Midwestern striver still mourning a years-old romantic catastrophe. Amy is an East Coast princess whose luck and charm have too long allowed her to cruise through life. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed for bohemian in her mid-twenties: temping, living with roommates, drowning in student-loan debt. Amy is still riding the tailwinds of her early success, but her habit of burning bridges is finally catching up to her. And now Bev is pregnant. As Bev and Amy are dragged, kicking and screaming, into real adulthood, they have to face the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart.

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20 .) Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobe

Lists It Appears On:

  • About Great Books
  • PBS
  • The Measured Mom

Celebrate the power of friendship with Frog and Toad—a Caldecott Honor Book! From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be. These five adventurous tales are perfect for Level 2 beginning readers. The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor (Frog and Toad Together), a Caldecott Honor (Frog and Toad are Friends),

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19 .) George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends by James Marshall.

Lists It Appears On:

  • Delightful Childrens Books
  • PBS
  • The Measured Mom

35 Stories. George and Martha: not, as one might think, the first president and his spouse, but two hippopotamuses created by the singular talent of James Marshall. For the past quarter century, these stories have entertained, intrigued, and delighted readers of all ages. The portly animals have also taught us, in a humorous and lighthearted way, about what it means to be a true friend. A man with a talent for friendship, James Marshall defined its very essence in his stories about the world’s two best friends. In this volume, all thirty-five episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created.

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18 .) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Lists It Appears On:

  • About Great Books
  • BuzzFeed
  • Nina Badzin

Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry. Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined. Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.

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17 .) How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? by Jane Yolen

Lists It Appears On:

  • About Great Books
  • Pre-K Pages
  • The Measured Mom

The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their fourth original dinosaur board book, a fun guide to friendship and playing nicely with others. What if a dinosaur’s friends come to play? Does he mope, does he pout if he can’t get his way? Does he hide all his dump trucks, refusing to share? Does he throw his friends’ coloring books up in the air? Time and time again, children are told to “play nice.” This brilliantly illustrated board book is packed with rhymes that will teach children how. Mark Teague’s laugh-aloud illustrations, along with Jane Yolen’s playful text, will show children that “playing nice” can be easy and fun. Perfect for parents to read aloud with their children, this book is as humorous as it is instructive.

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16 .) Just As Long As We’re Together by Judy Blume

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Mighty Girl
  • About Great Books
  • Betty

Rachel is Stephanie’s best friend. Since second grade, they’ve shared secrets, good and bad. Now in seventh grade, Alison moves into the neighborhood. Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, because Stephanie really likes Alison. But it looks as if it’s going to be a case of two’s company and three’s a crowd. Can the girls’ friendship be saved?.

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15 .) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Goodreads
  • Hello Giggles

Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with �woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the �girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

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14 .) My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Hello Giggles
  • Read Brightly

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense and generous hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her two protagonists.

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13 .) Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Pre-K Pages
  • The Big To Do List

When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor? Author Beth Ferry makes a memorable debut with a warm, rhyming text that includes a subtle anti-bullying message even the youngest reader will understand. New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld imbues Stick and Stone with energy, emotion, and personality to spare. In this funny story about kindness and friendship, Stick and Stone join George and Martha, Frog and Toad, and Elephant and Piggie, as some of the best friend duos in children’s literature.

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12 .) Sula by Toni Morrison

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookstr
  • Early Bird Books
  • Goodreads

This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines from their close-knit childhood in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. Nel Wright has chosen to stay in the place where she was born, to marry, raise a family, and become a pillar of the black community. Sula Peace has rejected the life Nel has embraced, escaping to college, and submerging herself in city life. When she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel and a wanton seductress. Eventually, both women must face the consequences of their choices. Together, they create an unforgettable portrait of what it means and costs to be a black woman in America.

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11 .) The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Penguin
  • Read Brightly

A fiercely beautiful debut blazing with emotion: a major first novel about friendships made in youth and how these bonds, challenged by loss, illness, parenthood, and distance, either break or sustain. Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but can’t quite be good to, Lorrie Ann is luminous, surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best friend’s life. Until a sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy: things fall apart, and then fall apart further-and there is nothing Mia can do to help. And as good, kind, brave Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question just who this woman is and what that question means about them both. A staggeringly arresting, honest novel of love, motherhood, loyalty, and the myth of the perfect friendship that moves us to ask ourselves just how well we know those we love, what we owe our children, and who we are without our friends.

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10 .) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Lists It Appears On:

  • About Great Books
  • Betty
  • Goodreads

Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn’t look all that great: they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they’re great. She’d love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they’re fabulous. Lena decides that they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Even Carmen (who never thinks she looks good in anything) thinks she looks good in the pants. Over a few bags of cheese puffs, they decide to form a sisterhood and take the vow of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . the next morning, they say good-bye. And then the journey of the pants — and the most memorable summer of their lives — begins.

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9 .) Toot & Puddle: You Are My Sunshine by Holly Hobbie.

Lists It Appears On:

  • Delightful Childrens Books
  • PBS
  • The Measured Mom

It’s a glorious day in Woodcock Pocket. The sun is shining, the birds are singing . . . and Toot is moping. So, Puddle makes Toot’s favorite dessert at dinnertime, takes him out for a little adventure, and even throws a party, but nothing seems to cheer up his friend. Then a big thunderstorm with lots of mud rocks Woodcock Pocket and changes everything. With light-hearted humor and exquisitely detailed watercolor paintings, Holly Hobbie tells the story of two pigs and their enduring friendship.

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8 .) You Are Friendly by Todd Snow and Melodee Strong.

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Delightful Childrens Books
  • Pre-K Pages

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7 .) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookstr
  • Early Bird Books
  • Goodreads
  • Read Brightly

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

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6 .) Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Delightful Childrens Books
  • PBS
  • The Measured Mom

It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipes for turning your best enemy into your best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.

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5 .) Holes by Louis Sachar

Lists It Appears On:

  • About Great Books
  • Betty
  • BuzzFeed
  • Read Brightly

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten- pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys “build character” by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.

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4 .) The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Lists It Appears On:

  • About Great Books
  • BuzzFeed
  • Goodreads
  • Read Brightly

In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. With wit and wisdom, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between these four women and their American-born daughters. As each reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined…

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3 .) The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookstr
  • Bustle
  • Early Bird Books
  • Hello Giggles

The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City,

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2 .) The Group by Mary McCarthy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookstr
  • Bustle
  • Early Bird Books
  • Goodreads

Mary McCarthy’s most celebrated novel follows the lives of eight Vassar graduates, known simply to their classmates as “the group”. An eclectic mix of personalities and upbringings, they meet a week after graduation to watch Kay Strong get married. After the ceremony, the women begin their adult lives: Traveling to Europe, tackling the worlds of nursing and publishing, and finding love and heartbreak in the streets of New York City. Through the years, some of the friends grow apart and some become entangled in each other’s affairs, but all vow not to become like their mothers and fathers. It is only when one of them passes away that they all come back together again to mourn the loss of a friend, a confidante, and most importantly, a member of the group.

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1 .) The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Lists It Appears On:

  • About Great Books
  • Hello Giggles
  • PBS
  • The Measured Mom

“Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.” So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.

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The 350+ Additional Best Books About Friendship Of All-Time



# Books Authors Lists
(Books Appear On 2 List Each)
25 A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara Bookstr
Early Bird Books
26 Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons Lorna Landvik Goodreads
Read Brightly
27 Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery Betty
Goodreads
28 Best Friends for Frances Russell Hoban.
Delightful Childrens Books
The Measured Mom
29 Bob and Otto Pre-K Pages
The Measured Mom
30 Code Name Verity Elizabeth Wein
About Great Books
Betty
31 Everything is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer Bustle
BuzzFeed
32 Farfallina and Marcel A Mighty Girl
The Measured Mom
33 Female Friends Fay Weldon Bookstr
Early Bird Books
34 Four Feet, Two Sandals A Mighty Girl
Colours Of Us
35 Hot Flashes Barbara Raskin Bookstr
Early Bird Books
36 How to be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them Laurene Brown.
Delightful Childrens Books
The Measured Mom
37 How to make an American Quilt Whitney Otto Goodreads
Stylist
38 Hunter’s Best Friend at School Laura Elliott.
Delightful Childrens Books
The Measured Mom
39 It Stephen King BuzzFeed
Goodreads
40 Jane and Prudence Barbara Pym Bookstr
Early Bird Books
41 Leonardo, the Terrible Monster PBS
The Measured Mom
42 Lost and Found Oliver Jeffers Childhood 101
The Measured Mom
43 Margaret and Margarita A Mighty Girl
Colours Of Us
44 My Friend Rabbit Eric Rohmann
About Great Books
The Measured Mom
45 Now You Know Susan Kelly Bookstr
Early Bird Books
46 Small Changes Marge Piercy Bookstr
Early Bird Books
47 Summer Friends Holly Chamberlin Bookstr
Early Bird Books
48 Summer Sisters Judy Blume
About Great Books
Goodreads
49 Talk Linda Rosenkrantz Bookstr
Early Bird Books
50 The Best Friends Book Todd Parr. Colours Of Us
Delightful Childrens Books
51 The First Wives Club Olivia Goldsmith Goodreads
Stylist
52 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer Goodreads
Stylist
53 The Help Kathryn Stockett
About Great Books
Goodreads
54 The Other Side A Mighty Girl
Colours Of Us
55 The Perks of Being A Wallflower Stephen Chbosky Betty
Bustle
56 The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
About Great Books
PBS
57 The Sandwich Swap A Mighty Girl
Colours Of Us
58 The Selfish Crocodile PBS
The Measured Mom
59 The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat Edward Kelsey Moore Goodreads
Read Brightly
60 Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Ann Patchett Goodreads
Nina Badzin
61 Wonder R.J. Palacio
About Great Books
Read Brightly
62 Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka
The Big To Do List
The Measured Mom
63 You Shall Know Our Velocity! Dave Eggers Bustle
BuzzFeed
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
64 …And Ladies of the Club Helen Hooven Santmyer Goodreads
65 11 Birthdays Read Brightly
66 A Friend For Mole Nancy Armo
The Big To Do List
67 A Good Yarn (Blossom Street, #2) Debbie Macomber Goodreads
68 A Little Book About Friendship Samantha Kurtzman-Counter
About Great Books
69 A Porcupine Named Fluffy
The Measured Mom
70 A Rainbow of Friends Colours Of Us
71 A Separate Peace John Knowles Nina Badzin
72 A Single Thread (Cobbled Court Quilts, #1) Marie Bostwick Goodreads
73
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Friendship Troubles
A Mighty Girl
74
A Smart Girl’s Guide: Drama, Rumors, & Secrets
A Mighty Girl
75 A Visit from the Goon Squad Jennifer Egan BuzzFeed
76 A Year on Ladybug Farm (Ladybug Farm #1) Donna Ball Goodreads
77 All Summer LongNew! A Mighty Girl
78 Amos and Boris
The Measured Mom
79 Amy and Louis Libby Gleeson Childhood 101
80 And The Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini BuzzFeed
81 Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging Louise Rennison Betty
82 Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral Kris Radish Goodreads
83 Another Brooklyn Jacqueline Woodson Bookriot
84 Armond Goes to a Party: A Book about Asperger’s and Friendship Nancy Carlson
About Great Books
85 As You Like It William Shakespeare Goodreads
86 Astrid and Veronika Linda Olsson Goodreads
87 Awkward A Mighty Girl
88 Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4) Debbie Macomber Goodreads
89 Bad Girl Creek (Bad Girl Creek #1) Jo-Ann Mapson Goodreads
90 Barefoot Elin Hilderbrand Goodreads
91 Beach Girls Luanne Rice Goodreads
92 Bear Feels Scared Karma Wilson
The Big To Do List
93 Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo
About Great Books
94 Before Everything Victoria Redel Bookriot
95 Beloved Toni Morrison Goodreads
96 Best Best Friends Margaret Chodos-Irvine
The Big To Do List
97 Best Friends Forever Amy Key (editor) Five Books
98 Between Sisters Kristin Hannah Goodreads
99 Big Al,
The Measured Mom
100 Big Dog and Little Dog,
The Measured Mom
101 Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Goodreads
102 Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans Joanne DeMaio Goodreads
103 BobNew! A Mighty Girl
104 Boy + Bot
The Measured Mom
105 Break in Case of Emergency Jessica Winter Bookriot
106 Breakaway A Mighty Girl
107 Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) Stephenie Meyer Goodreads
108 Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship Robert Garfield
About Great Books
109 Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
About Great Books
110 Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven (Elmwood Springs, #3) Fannie Flagg Goodreads
111 Cat’s Eye Margaret Atwood Five Books
112 Charlotte’s Web E.B. White
About Great Books
113 Chester’s Way Kevin Henkes.
Delightful Childrens Books
114 Circle of Friends Maeve Binchy Goodreads
115 Come Home Already! Jory John Childhood 101
116 Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1) Sophie Kinsella Goodreads
117 Copygirl Anna Mitchael Goodreads
118 Corduroy Don Freeman
About Great Books
119 Cork & Fuzz: Best Friends,
The Measured Mom
120 Counting by 7s Read Brightly
121 Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell Goodreads
122 Crazy Hair Day Barney Saltzberg.
Delightful Childrens Books
123 Days With Frog and Toad Arnold Lobel.
Delightful Childrens Books
124 Dead Poets Society N.H. Kleinbaum BuzzFeed
125 Divergent Veronica Roth
About Great Books
126 Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners Laurie Keller.
Delightful Childrens Books
127 Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Bustle
128 Duck, Duck, Goose Pre-K Pages
129 Each Kindness Jacqueline Woodson and E. B. Lewis.
Delightful Childrens Books
130 Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert Goodreads
131 El Deafo A Mighty Girl
132 Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell Hello Giggles
133 Everything Everything Nicola Yoon Betty
134 Everything I Know About Love Penguin
135 Faith, Hope, and Ivy June A Mighty Girl
136 Faking Friends Penguin
137 Fangirl Rainbow Rowell
About Great Books
138 Feelings Aliki.
Delightful Childrens Books
139 Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1) Kristin Hannah Goodreads
140 Forget Me Not A Mighty Girl
141 Fox Makes Friends
The Measured Mom
142 Freak the Mighty Rodman Philbrick
About Great Books
143 Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Fannie Flagg Goodreads
144 Friends Are the Best! PBS
145 Friends to the End: The True Value of Friendship Bradley Trevor Greive
About Great Books
146 Friends Helme Heine.
Delightful Childrens Books
147 Friends Rob Lewis.
Delightful Childrens Books
148 Friends
The Measured Mom
149 Friends,
The Measured Mom
150
Friends: Making Them and Keeping Them
A Mighty Girl
151 Friendshape Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Big To Do List
152 Friendship Factor Alan Loy Mcginnis
About Great Books
153 Girls in White Dresses Jennifer Close Goodreads
154 Girls Like Us A Mighty Girl
155 Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life Carol McCloud and Penny Weber.
Delightful Childrens Books
156 Harriet the Spy Read Brightly
157
Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin
The Measured Mom
158 Home Front Kristin Hannah Goodreads
159 Home Is Where My People Are: The Roads That Lead Us to Where We Belong Sophie Hudson
About Great Books
160 Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores James Howe.
Delightful Childrens Books
161 House of Leaves Mark Z. Danielewski BuzzFeed
162 How Full Is Your Bucket? for Kids Tom Rath, Maurie J. Manning and Mary Reckmeyer.
Delightful Childrens Books
163 How Kind Pre-K Pages
164 How Should a Person Be Sheila Heti Hello Giggles
165 How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow Monica Sweeney Childhood 101
166 How to Be a Friend: A Book about Friendship Molly Wigand
About Great Books
167 How to Grow a Friend Colours Of Us
168 How to Lose All Your Friends PBS
169 How to Make Friends as an Introvert: Discover Introvert-Friendly Ways to Meet New People, Improve Your Social Skills, and Make New Friends Nate Nicholson
About Great Books
170 Hugs from Pearl
The Measured Mom
171 I Can Share
The Measured Mom
172 I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This A Mighty Girl
173 I Will Always Write Back A Mighty Girl
174 I Will Surprise My Friend!
The Measured Mom
175 If I Stay Gayle Forman
About Great Books
176 In Jesse’s Shoes,
The Measured Mom
177 In Twenty Years: A Novel Allison Winn Scotch Nina Badzin
178 Invincible Summer Alice Adams Bookriot
179 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Mindy Kaling Bustle
180 Jamaica and Brianna Colours Of Us
181 Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë Goodreads
182 Juna’s Jar A Mighty Girl
183 Just My Friend and Me
The Measured Mom
184
Kat and Meg Conquer The World
A Mighty Girl
185 Kindred Spirits, Forever Wacky Friends Suzy Toronto
About Great Books
186
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
A Mighty Girl
187 Leon and Bob Colours Of Us
188
Let’s Pretend We Never MetNew!
A Mighty Girl
189 Letters for Scarlet: A Novel Nina Badzin
190 Liar & Spy Read Brightly
191 Lies We Tell Ourselves A Mighty Girl
192 Lily and Dunkin A Mighty Girl
193 Little Blue and Little Yellow PBS
194 Little Blue Truck PBS
195 Living the Dream Lauren Berry Bookriot
196 Llama llama & The Bully Goat Anna Dewdney
The Big To Do List
197
Lumberjanes, Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy
A Mighty Girl
198 Maddi’s Fridge A Mighty Girl
199
Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel
A Mighty Girl
200 Making Friends with Billy Wong A Mighty Girl
201 Me and You Geneviève Cote
The Big To Do List
202 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden Goodreads
203 Molly and Mae: A Friendship Journey Danny Parker Childhood 101
204 Moon Rabbit,
The Measured Mom
205 Mrs. Katz and Tush Colours Of Us
206 MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend Rachel Bertsche
About Great Books
207 My Ántonia (Great Plains Trilogy, #3) Willa Cather Goodreads
208 My friend Amy Colours Of Us
209 My Friend Bear PBS
210 My Friend Has Autism
The Measured Mom
211 My Friend is Sad PBS
212 My Friend Isabelle A Mighty Girl
213 My Friend Jamal Colours Of Us
214 My Friend Maggie Hannah E. Harrison Childhood 101
215 My Friend the Monster
The Measured Mom
216 My Friends PBS
217 My Last Best Friend Read Brightly
218 My Two Blankets Colours Of Us
219 My Year of Epic Rock A Mighty Girl
220 Mysterious Skin Scott Heim BuzzFeed
221 Nerdy Birdy Tweets Aaron Reynolds Childhood 101
222 Nest A Mighty Girl
223 Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro BuzzFeed
224 Night Road Kristin Hannah Goodreads
225 Nina is not OK Penguin
226 Ninth Ward Read Brightly
227 No English Colours Of Us
228 Nobody’s Cuter than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship Melanie Shankle
About Great Books
229 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
About Great Books
230 Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy A Mighty Girl
231 Otis and the Tornado
The Measured Mom
232 Out of My Mind Read Brightly
233 P.S. I Love You Cecelia Ahern Goodreads
234 Paper Chains A Mighty Girl
235 Patty Jane’s House of Curl Lorna Landvik Goodreads
236 Paulina and Fran Rachel B Glaser Five Books
237 Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky BuzzFeed
238 Peyton Place Grace Metalious Goodreads
239 Pieces of Happiness Penguin
240 Pink and Say Colours Of Us
241 Pink Tiara Cookies for Three Maria Dismondy Childhood 101
242 Poindexter Makes a Friend
The Measured Mom
243 Poppleton and Friends
The Measured Mom
244 Prayers for Sale Sandra Dallas Goodreads
245 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Goodreads
246 Raymie Nightingale A Mighty Girl
247 Real Friends A Mighty Girl
248 Remix Non Pratt Betty
249 Roller Girl A Mighty Girl
250 Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter A Mighty Girl
251 Rose Under Fire A Mighty Girl
252 Ruby Lee and Me A Mighty Girl
253 Rules Cynthia Lord
About Great Books
254 Saving CeeCee Honeycutt Beth Hoffman Goodreads
255
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend
The Measured Mom
256 Share and Take Turns,
The Measured Mom
257 Sharing Time Elizabeth Verdick and Marieka Heinlen.
Delightful Childrens Books
258 Should I Share My Ice Cream? Mo Willems.
Delightful Childrens Books
259 Sick Day for Amos McGee Pre-K Pages
260 Since You’ve Been Gone, Morgan Matson Betty
261 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares Nina Badzin
262 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See Goodreads
263 Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1) Emily Giffin Goodreads
264 Spellbook of Lost and Found Penguin
265 Square Cat,
The Measured Mom
266
Stand Up For Yourself And Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way
A Mighty Girl
267 Star Scouts A Mighty Girl
268 Strictly No Elephants Lisa Mantchev Childhood 101
269 Summer of the Gypsy Moths Read Brightly
270 Summerlost A Mighty Girl
271 Sweetwater Creek Anne Rivers Siddons Goodreads
272 Swing Time Zadie Smith Bookriot
273 Tales of Sex & Suburban Lunacy Helen Argiro Goodreads
274 Talk Before Sleep Elizabeth Berg Goodreads
275 Tallgrass Sandra Dallas Goodreads
276 Tara Road Maeve Binchy Goodreads
277 Tell Me Lies Jennifer Cruise Stylist
278 That’s What Friends Are For
The Measured Mom
279 The 5 Love Languages Singles Edition Gary D Chapman
About Great Books
280 The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion Fannie Flagg Goodreads
281 The Almost Terrible Playdate Richard Torrey Childhood 101
282
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel Box Set
A Mighty Girl
283 The Bean Trees (Greer Family, #1) Barbara Kingsolver Goodreads
284 The Book Thief Markus Zusak BuzzFeed
285 The Bridesmaid Guide: Modern Advice on Etiquette, Parties, and Being Fabulous Kate Chynoweth and Neryl Walker
About Great Books
286 The Bridget Jones series Helen Fielding Stylist
287 The Burning Girl Claire Messud Bookriot
288 The Color Purple Alice Walker Goodreads
289 The Crayon Box That Talked Shane Derolf
About Great Books
290 The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder Rebecca Wells Goodreads
291 The Enchanted April Elizabeth von Arnim Goodreads
292 The entire Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling Hello Giggles
293 The Fairiest Fairy A Mighty Girl
294 The Fault in Our Stars John Green
About Great Books
295 The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1) Kate Jacobs Goodreads
296 The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women’s True Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away edited Jenny Ofill and Elissa Schappell Nina Badzin
297 The Friendship Test Penguin
298 The Gift of Nothing,
The Measured Mom
299 The Girl and the Bicycle A Mighty Girl
300 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) Stieg Larsson Goodreads
301 The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship Jeffrey Zaslow Goodreads
302 The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood Goodreads
303 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers BuzzFeed
304 The Hundred Secret Senses Amy Tan Goodreads
305 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
About Great Books
306 The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd Goodreads
307 The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler Goodreads
308
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand up for Others
The Measured Mom
309 The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go Elisa Gabbert and Kathleen Rooney Bustle
310 The Kindness Quilt Pre-K Pages
311 The Kitchen God’s Wife Amy Tan Goodreads
312 The Kitchen House Kathleen Grissom Goodreads
313 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
About Great Books
314 The Knitting Circle Ann Hood Goodreads
315 The Last Summer Ann Brashares Goodreads
316 The Lemonade Club A Mighty Girl
317 The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
About Great Books
318 The Lion and the Mouse Pre-K Pages
319 The Love Goddess’ Cooking School Melissa Senate Goodreads
320 The Lying Game Ruth Ware Bookriot
321
The Miscalculations of Lightning GirlNew!
A Mighty Girl
322
The Museum of Intangible Things
A Mighty Girl
323 The Myth of You and Me: A Novel Leah Stewart Nina Badzin
324 The Name Jar Yangsook Choi.
Delightful Childrens Books
325 The One and Only Ivan Read Brightly
326 The Outsiders S.E. Hinton
About Great Books
327 The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap Paulette Mahurin Goodreads
328 The Persian Pickle Club Sandra Dallas Goodreads
329 The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster Hello Giggles
330
The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate
A Mighty Girl
331 The Question of Miracles A Mighty Girl
332 The Recess Queen
The Measured Mom
333 The Robber Bride Margaret Atwood Goodreads
334 The Same Sweet Girls Cassandra King Goodreads
335 The Saving Graces Patricia Gaffney Goodreads
336 The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults Elizabeth Laugeson and John Elder Robison
About Great Books
337 The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd Goodreads
338 The Secret Mothers’ Club Penguin
339 The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes BuzzFeed
340
The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens
A Mighty Girl
341 The Silent Wife Kerry Fisher Stylist
342
The Social Success Workbook for Teens
A Mighty Girl
343 The Sookie Stackhouse Series Charlaine Harris Stylist
344 The Stephanie Plum series Janet Evanovich Stylist
345 The Story of Fish and Snail
The Measured Mom
346 The Story of My Life Helen Keller Goodreads
347 The Summer List Amy Mason Doan Goodreads
348
The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide: Ten Tips for Making Friends, Avoiding Drama, and Coping with Social Stress
A Mighty Girl
349 The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield Goodreads
350 The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough Goodreads
351 The Way Back Home PBS
352 The Way of the Ninja
The Measured Mom
353 The Wednesday Sisters Meg Waite Clayton Goodreads
354 The Women’s Room Marilyn French Goodreads
355 The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion BuzzFeed
356 The Year of Pleasures Elizabeth Berg Goodreads
357 The Year of the Baby Colours Of Us
358 The Year of the Book Colours Of Us
359 The Year of the Dog Read Brightly
360 The Year of the Fortune Cookie Colours Of Us
361 The Year of the Three Sisters Colours Of Us
362 Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston BuzzFeed
363 This Charming Man Marian Keyes Stylist
364 Those Pesky Rabbits Ciara Flood Childhood 101
365 Those Shoes Maribeth Boelts and Noah Z. Jones.
Delightful Childrens Books
366 Tiger and Badger Emily Jenkins Childhood 101
367 Tomas Loves…: A Rhyming Book about Fun, Friendship Jude Welton
About Great Books
368 Tru and Nelle A Mighty Girl
369 True Blend Joanne DeMaio Goodreads
370 True Colors Kristin Hannah Goodreads
371 Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom
About Great Books
372 Turtles All The Way Down A Mighty Girl
373 Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street, #5) Debbie Macomber Goodreads
374 Under A Painted Sky A Mighty Girl
375 Uni the Unicorn A Mighty Girl
376 Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann Goodreads
377 Vera’s New School Vera Rosenberry.
Delightful Childrens Books
378 We Have Always Lived in the Castle Shirley Jackson Bustle
379 We’re Amazing 1, 2, 3 A Mighty Girl
380 Weathercock Glen Duncan Five Books
381 What Alice Forgot Liane Moriarty Goodreads
382 What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love Carole Radziwill
About Great Books
383 When Friendship Hurts: How to Deal with Friends Who Betray, Abandon, or Wound You Jan Yager
About Great Books
384 Where Are You Going? To See My Friend Eric Carle
The Big To Do List
385 Where the Heart Is Billie Letts Goodreads
386 Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? Lorrie Moore Five Books
387 Whole Latte Life Joanne DeMaio Goodreads
388 Wiggle-Dee-Dee: A Story About Friendship Ellen S. Cromwell
About Great Books
389
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
The Measured Mom
390 Will Grayson Will Grayson John Green Betty
391 Willow Finds A Way A Mighty Girl
392 Windy and Whirly
The Measured Mom
393 Winter Garden Kristin Hannah Goodreads
394 Without You Geneviève Cote
The Big To Do List
395 Wolfie and Fly A Mighty Girl
396 You Will Be My Friend! Pre-K Pages


22 Best Friendship Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
A Mighty Girl 55 Mighty Girl Books About the Power of Friendship | A Mighty Girl
About Great Books Top 50 Books About Friendship – About Great Books
Betty 11 of the best YA books that are all about friendship – Betty – Betty.me
Bookriot 2017’s Best Books About Female Friendships – Book Riot
Bookstr 12 Books About Adult Friendship to Read with Your BFF | Bookstr
Bustle 12 Books You Should Read With Your Best Friend – Bustle
BuzzFeed 19 Books You Should Read With Your Closest Friends – BuzzFeed
Childhood 101 The Very Best Picture Books About Friendship for Kids – Childhood101
Colours Of Us 18 Multicultural Children’s Books about friendship | Colours of Us
Delightful Childrens Books 25 Children’s Books About Friendship | Delightful Children’s Books
Early Bird Books 12 Books About Friendship in Adulthood – Early Bird Books
Five Books The Best Books on Friendship | Five Books
Goodreads Best Adult Female Friendship Books (549 books) – Goodreads
Hello Giggles 9 books about friendship to help you celebrate National Best Friends …
Nina Badzin 10 Great Books About Friendship – Nina Badzin
PBS Children’s Books for Building Friendships – Adventures in Learning
Penguin 8 books about female friendship – Penguin Books
Pre-K Pages Books About Friendship and Kindness – Pre-K Pages
Read Brightly 12 Books About Friendship for Middle Grade Readers | Brightly
Stylist A list of best books about female friendship written by female authors …
The Big To Do List How To Be A Good Friend: The Best Kids Books About Friendship …
The Measured Mom A Giant List of Books about Friendship – The Measured Mom

 

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