FRIENDSHIP & ANTI-BULLYING

Everything you need to help friendships blossom in your class...

Silvia and Bird 

by Catherine Raynor

Sylvia is the only dragon in the whole world, and she is very lonely - until one day, she meets Bird. Tiny and chirpy, so different from the huge dragon, Bird somehow changes Sylvia's life for ever. Colourful illustrations accompany this beautiful friendship story.

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The Bear Who Stared 

by Duncan Beedie Hegarty

Bear doesn't mean to be stare, he's just curious but too shy to say anything. But nobody likes being stared at and it soon gets Bear into trouble. Luckily a goggly-eyed frog helps Bear realise that sometimes a smile is all you need to turn a stare into a friendly hello.

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

by Rachel Bright

Two greedy squirrels both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces though the forest it heads down the river and - ARGH! - right into a waterfall! Working together is the only way to save themselves now! A hilarious tale about friendship and sharing.

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Monty the Manatee

by Natalie Pritchard

A charming, uplifting tale which explores themes of bullying and friendship and emphasises the importance of being kind. With vibrant illustrations and rhyming text. it's the perfect story for the classroom to encourage discussions and reflection around the impact of bullying. 

Sharing a Shell

by Julia Donaldson

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.

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Iris and Isaac 

by Catherine Rayner

Iris and Issac are NOT FRIENDS. Off they stomp, in a big huff, as far away from each other as possible. But as they stomp, they see funny, strange and wonderful things. If only the were together to share them. A story of friendship and asking for forgiveness.

Imaginary Fred

by Eoin Colfer

Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred. Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other.

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The Smartest Giant in Town 

by Julia Donaldson

George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help.

Boogie Bear 

by David Walliams

Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is loving life. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can’t get any worse. But they can…much worse! An outrageously funny book with a heartwarming message about celebrating difference in all its forms.

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Dandylion 

by Lizzie Finlay

When Dandylion joins Miss Gardener's neat and tidy class, chaos and fun follow. But after one messy incident too many he's told to go home - he just doesn't fit in. It doesn't take long, however, for everyone else to realise that too much neatness and order isn't always a good thing! 

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A Friend Like Simon

by Kate Gaynor

When an autistic child joins school, many children can find it difficult to understand why they are ‘different’. This story encourages other children to be mindful of the differences that exist and to also appreciate the positive contribution that an autistic child can make to the group.

My Friend Bear 

by Jez Alborough

Eddy is feeling sad and so is the Bear. They both wish they had a friend to talk to. All they’ve got are their teddies, and teddies can’t talk. Or can they? A great first look at friendship and feelings.

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