Books For Independent Reading

Books for the Library Corner

newA Friend for Minerva Louise
by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Dutton 1997 (24p)
The daffy hen Minerva Louise mistakes a new baby's crib for a rabbit hutch and sets off to look for the new bunny.
newBiscuit Finds a Friend
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Harper 1997 (24p)
A playful puppy named Biscuit finds a lost duckling and helps the duckling, a new friend, find its way back to its mother.
newPiggy's Birthday Dream
by Anke de Vries
Front Street 1997 (32p)
Piggy is too shy to make friends with the other animals, but on her birthday they throw her a party, much to her surprise and delight.
Three Kind Mice
by Vivian Sathre
Harcourt 1997 (32p)
Three mice prepare a birthday surprise for their friend the cat, but the cat's curiosity makes keeping the surprise difficult.
Little Bean's Friend
by John Wallace
Harper 1997 (24p)
Little Bean is perfectly happy playing by herself until she discovers a friend on the other side of the garden wall.
Titch and Daisy
by Pat Hutchins
Greenwillow 1996 (32p)
Titch goes to a party, but is reluctant to join in the fun until he finds his friend Daisy.
Albert's Ballgame
by Leslie Tryon
Atheneum 1996 (32p)
When it's springtime in Pleasant Valley, Albert the duck and all of his animal friends play baseball
by Ann Herbert Scott
Philomel 1994 (32p)
As she waits in line with her mother at the post office, a small girl named Margarita greets everyone who passes by.

Books for Teachers to Read Aloud

newYou and Me: Poems of Friendship
by Sally Mavor
Orchard 1997 (32p)
Beautifully detailed fabric artwork illustrates poems celebrating friendship by Jack Prelutsky, Myra Cohn Livingston, Lucille Clifton, and others.
newMy Friend Harry
by Kim Lewis
Candlewick paper 1997 (32p)
James brings his stuffed elephant Harry with him everywhere, but he worries about Harry when he must leave him at home on the first day of kindergarten.
newRose and Sebastian
by Cynthia Zarin
Houghton 1997 (32p)
When Rose goes upstairs to find out who or what is making so much noise, she meets and becomes friends with a boy named Sebastian.
Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur!
by Syd Hoff
Harper (32p)
Danny invites his friend the dinosaur to his sixth birthday party in this sequel to Danny and the Dinosaur.
Wanted: Best Friend
by A. M. Monson
Dial 1997 (32p)
Cat advertises in the paper for a new playmate when his best friend, Mouse, refuses to play another game of checkers with him.
Jamaica's Blue Marker
by Juanita Havill
Houghton 1995 (32p)
Jamaica comes to understand the behavior of a mean boy when she realizes that he's moving away.
Sunflower House
by Eve Bunting
Harcourt 1996 (32p)
A young boy and his friends create a summer playhouse by planting sunflowers in a circle.
Hooray, a Piñata!
by Elisa Kleven
Dutton 1996 (32p)
Clara pretends her birthday piñata, a dog, is real and doesn't want it broken, but her friend Samson helps her solve the problem.

Books for Shared Reading

newBest Friends Think Alike
by Lynn Reiser
Greenwillow 1997 (32p)
Best friends Ruby and Beryl have a disagreement, but decide that playing together is better than playing alone.
Cat and Mouse
by Tomek Bogacki
Farrar 1997 932p)
A curious young mouse and a curious young cat meet in the meadow and become friends, despite what their mothers have taught them.
Sid and Sam
by Nola Buck
Harper 1996 (32p)
When friends Sid and Sam meet and sing a song together, Sid outsings Sam.
Dance Away!
by George Shannon
Greenwillow 1982 (32p) also paper
Rabbit's friends get tired of always dancing with him, but Rabbit's dancing saves them from becoming dinner for a fox.
Bein' With You This Way
by W. Nikola-Lisa
Lee & Low 1994 (32p)
A group of energetic children play together in a city park. Available in Spanish as La alegría de ser tú yo.

Now Available in Paperback

newSid and Sam
by Nola Buck
newBein' With You This Way
by W. Nikola-Lisa
Lee & Low
Jamaica and Brianna
by Juanita Havill
by David McPhail
Mouse's Birthday
by Jane Yolen
Lizzie and Her Friend
by David Martin
Ellen and Penguin
by Clara Vulliams