Being friendly means being interested in other people.
This is a list of children’s picture books that are about friendliness and social skills. I’ve included these books because, in addition to a positive message, they are fun to read. Some are funny, or have great illustrations, and all of them held my attention and the attention of my kids. I hope you enjoy them, too.
Here is an idea to help jump-start a discussion about this virtue with kids:
Try the VirtueGame! It teaches 10 virtues in a fun, engaging way.
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! By Mo Willems
Pigeon is persuaded to share his hot dog with a clever little duckling.
George and Martha
Owen & Mzee, the True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Hatkoff and Kahumbu
An orphaned hippo made friends with a giant tortoise. The book is filled with actual photos of the rescue of the hippo and his developing friendship. This book shows that it takes effort to make new friends.