Make a Friend Day
Everyone needs a friend.
A friend is someone who accepts you for who you are and still likes you.
A friend laughs with you and cries with you.
A friend is always there for you.
In order to have a friend, you must be a friend.
Today is Make a Friend Day. If you see someone who might need a special someone in their life, put yourself out there and give them a chance. It’s a win-win for all!
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” ~Thomas Aquinas
Children need to know how to make friends, too. The books below deal with friendship and are wonderful resources to share with young children.
Stick and Stone written by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
The Other Side written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat
Non-fiction Picture Book:
Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig M. Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu
Frog and Toad Are Friends written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole written and illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee
Cork and Fuzz written by Dori Chaconas and illustrated by Lisa McCue
Sam and the Firefly written and illustrated by P. D. Eastman