Good Friends and Good Friend Books

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” – Unknown

We celebrated the New Year with my dear friend from high school. Sharing a new beginning with an old friend was a perfect way to spend the weekend.

True friends are hard to find, and I am happy to say there are some very special people in my life I call my true friends. They are rare treasures and light up each day of my life.

Books can be your friends, too. Some of my favorite books are about friends and friendships. Four series immediately pop into my head. The Frog and Toad series written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, the Mouse and Mole series written and illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee, the Cork and Fuzz series written by Dori Chaconas and illustrated by Lisa McCue, and the Ivy and Bean series written Annie Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall are perfect selections for young readers who are looking for books about friends. Each of the series has endearing characters, playful humor, and artwork that enhance the stories. The Ivy and Bean books are longer and are great for a more advanced reader. These books are a fun read whether they’re read alone or shared with an adult.                

It’s a new year. It’s a good time to make new friends be it a book or a real person. As the song goes “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.” A good friend makes your heart sing!

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