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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.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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