Children's Books About the Value of Friendship

Friendship is one of the most important values during childhood, so it's essential that the little ones learn to understand everything that this entails. 
Children's Books About the Value of Friendship

Last update: 04 May, 2021

Values are an essential part of a person’s life. Acquiring them from a young age will make children see feelings and things from another perspective. More specifically, friendship is one of the values that the little ones grasp first. For this reason, we’ll offer you a selection of books about the value of friendship that are ideal both at home and in classrooms.

Children have friends, however, they don’t always understand the value of friendship. As this concept can be difficult to explain, one of the best tools to do so is through children’s books. Characters and stories in books are simple examples that children immediately understand.

Children’s books on the value of friendship

The Harry Potter Collection

Despite not being the central theme of this fantastic and successful collection of books, the value of friendship is present from the very first pages. The bonds of friendship between Harry, Ron, and Hermione will make children realize the importance of having people around them who are always willing to help them and even sacrifice for them.

This collection is ideal for children from the ages of 9 and up; where friendships begin to be more unbreakable than ever. The books will fascinate young people since they include quick, simple, and engaging texts.

Children's Books About the Value of Friendship

After the Rain

This wonderful illustrated album was awarded the VII Compostela International Prize for Illustration Albums in 2015. The story’s protagonists are animals. What’s most striking about this album are its illustrations, which contrast in the darkness of its pages with striking colors.

As for its text, there are many values and messages that can be extracted from it. However, we’ll focus on the importance that the book gives to the value of friendship.

The story shows the need to trust the people around you and, above all, those who have previously shown a willingness to help you.

Another issue that has a close relation to the value of friendship is prejudice. On many occasions, we judge people by their first impressions. However, these aren’t the ones that count since we must first get to know people.

The Kalandraka publishing house, one of the specialists in the world of children’s and young people’s literature, deals with other really important topics in this book, such as self-esteem, survival, and loneliness.

More children’s books on the value of friendship

The Great Big Book of Friends

This book will delight the kids in the house and it’s ideal for children from ages 5 and up. In these pages, we’ll find all the types of friendships that we can have: individual, group, with relatives, even with pets.

Children's Books About the Value of Friendship

This book is full of illustrations and a beautiful text that will help kids know that all friendships are valid.

All For One and One For All

As we’ve already said on many occasions, humanizing animals will always be a fantastic tool to teach children. On this occasion, a series of extremely important values is present in the story.

As you read, you’ll know how the protagonist, the Meliton mouse, has a slight difficulty walking. This makes him rethink the idea of fulfilling his dream: to go around the world.

However, he decides to set out and on this great journey, he’ll meet many other characters who also have their own difficulties. This way, the book shows us that, despite our differences, the help of others is extremely important to move forward. 

Respect, acceptance, and also the value of friendship and people who provide support so we can achieve our dreams are just some of the most outstanding values of this fantastic book by publishing house Vicens Vives.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Rowllin, J. K. (1997). Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal. Editorial Salamandra.
  • Cerro, M. (2015). Después de la lluvia. Kalandraka.
  • Hoffman, M. (2018). El gran libro de los amigos. Juventud.
  • Weninger, B. (2013). Todos para uno y uno para todos. Vicens Vives.

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