FRIENDSHIP & KINDNESS BOOKS
Topic Books about Friendship, Kindness and Anti-Bullying for Children in EYFS & KS1
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.
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
There once was a boy and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost. They set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all. A beautiful story of loneliness and friendship.
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 special prize: THE LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces though the forest it heads right into a waterfall! Working together is the only way to save themselves now. A hilarious tale about friendship and sharing.
Monty the Manatee
An uplifting tale which explores themes of bullying & friendship and emphasises the importance of being kind. With vibrant illustrations and rhyming text, it's a 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. A great book for appreciating the value of friendship and sharing.
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.
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.
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