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Making Friends: Resource List

Ages 3 to 8

  • A Friend Like Ed; by Karen Wagner; Orchard, 1999
  • Just My Friend and Me; by Mercer Mayer; Golden, 1998
  • Make Friends, Break Friends; by Peggy Burns; Raintree, 2004
  • Making Friends; by Fred Rogers; Econo-Clad, 1999
  • Pumpkin Soup; by Helen Cooper; Picture Corgi, 1998
  • Two Little Pigs Make Friends; by Gyles Brandreth; Madcap, 1998
  • Will I Have a Friend?; by Miriam Cohen; Econo-Clad, 1999

Ages 9 to 12

  • How Kids Make Friends: Secrets for Making Lots of Friends, No Matter How Shy You Are; by Lonnie Michelle; Freedom Pub Co, 1997
  • How To Be A Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them; by Laurene Krasny Brow; Little Brown & Co, 1998
  • Making Friends; by Sarah Levete; Copper Beech Books, 1998
  • Notes from the Dog; by Gary Paulsen; Wendy Lamb Books, 2009
  • The Care and Keeping of Friends; illustrated by Nadine Westcott; Pleasant Company Publications, 1996

Young Adult

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Friendship for Teens; by Ericka Lutz, Alpha Books, 2001
  • On Friendship: Book for Teenagers; by Kimberly Kirberger and Colin Mortensen; Health Communications, 2000
  • Survivors Guide to Friends; by Jeanette Baker; Wayland, 1999

Books for Adults

  • Don’t Call Me Shy: Preparing Shy Children for a Lifetime of Social Success; by Laurie Adelman; LangMarc Publ, 2007
  • Friends Forever: How Parents Can Help Their Kids Make and Keep Good Friends; by Frankel; Jossey-Bass, 2010
  • Making Friends: A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Child’s Friendships; by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer; Da Capo, 2009
  • Nobody Likes Me: Helping Your Child Make Friends; by Elaine K. McEwan; Harold Shaw Pub, 1996
  • The Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World — and Why It Matters For Their Success and Happiness; by Kenneth Rubin; Viking, 2002
  • Unwritten Rules Of Friendship: Simple Strategies To Help Your Child Make Friends; by Natalie Elman and Eileen Kennedy-Moore; Little, Brown, 2003
Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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