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Friends (Dilemmas): Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • A Friend Like Ed by Karen Wagner Orchard, 1999
  • A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Bill & Pete by Tomie DePaola Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Earl's Too Cool For Me by Leah Komaiko Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • New Neighbors for Nora by Johanna Hurwitz Trophy Press, 2001
  • 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 8 to 12

  • A Smart Girls Guide to Friendship Troubles by Patti Criswell and Angela Martini American Girl, 2003
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo Candlewick, 2004
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Real Friends vs. the Other Kind by Annie Fox Free Spirit Publ, 2nd ed, 2009
  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks Avon, 1982
  • Think for Yourself: A Kid's Guide to Solving Life's Dilemmas and Other Sticky Problems by Cynthia MacGregor Lobster Press/Raincoast Books, 2003

Young Adult

  • I’ve Got This Friend Who: Advice for Teens and Their Friends on Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Risky Behavior and More by KidsPeace Hazelden Publ, 2007
  • Survivors Guide to Friends by Jeanette Baker Wayland, 1999

Books for Adults

  • Making Choices: Social Problem-Solving Skills for Children by Mark Fraser National Assoc. Social Workers Press, 2001
  • Mom, They're Teasing Me Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems by Michael Thompson an Lawrence Cohen Ballantine Books, 2002
  • The Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World - and Why it Matters for Their Success and Happiness by Kenneth Rubin Penguin Books, 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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