Friendship-themed book giveaway

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We’re giving away some friendship-themed books for your little buddies to enjoy during the new school year! Making new friends can be daunting, so, why not sit down with your little one and enjoy a book all about the joys of making friends!

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For ages 0-5


By Tom Percival

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Bloomsbury.
  • Suitable for ages 0-5.

A heart-warming book about navigating the daunting world of making new friends. This book is the perfect introduction to your child’s understanding of emotional health, confidence and building self-esteem.

By Lu Fraser and Sarah Massini

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Bloomsbury.
  • Suitable for ages 0-5.

This endearing story about little Witchling, Lilly takes the reader on her journey to make a new friend. The book is teamed with magnificent illustrations and a fun rhyming text for your little one to enjoy.

By Penny Tassoni and Mel Four

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Bloomsbury.
  • Suitable for ages 0-5.

Penny Tassioni is a leading Early Years education consultant, author and trainer who has written delightful and accessible books for young children. This charming book will support children's confidence when building strong friendships. The book is also accompanied by simple language and colourful illustrations for your child to enjoy.

Why not print out this Time to Make Friends Poster?

By Felicity Brooks

  • We have 5 copies to give away, thanks to Usborne.
  • Suitable for ages 0-5.

This charmingly illustrated picture book explores the benefits of having friends, looking at different types of friendship and what happens when friends fall out and make up.

By Joe Todd-Stanton

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Nobrow Press.
  • Suitable for ages 0-5.

This book explores unexpected friendship when lonesome mouse Julian has an unexpected dinner guest, the fox. The two are wary at first but soon begin to enjoy a lovely dinner together.

Why not try these activities inspired by Joe Todd-Stanton's book?

A Mouse Called Julian activities

By Simona Ciraolo

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Nobrow Press.
  • Suitable for ages 0-5.

This beautiful picture book explores shyness and friendship and is sure to resonate with children across the world.

By Francesca Sanna

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Nobrow Press.
  • Suitable for ages 0-5.

This modern tale explores overcoming fear in new and unfamiliar environments. This book helps young children to understand what it might be like for new children to their school or town. Teaching empathy and the importance of sharing experiences with others.

Why not try these activities inspired by Francesca Sanna's book?

Me and My Fear Activity Kit


For ages 5-8


By Barry Timms and Sean Julian

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Little Tiger.
  • This book is suitable for ages 5-8.

Two friends have a terrible quarrel, but, who will be the first to say sorry? Will apology fix their friendship? This book is an important lesson to children about meaningful apologies.

By Lauren Ace and Jenny Lovlie

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Little Tiger.
  • This book is suitable for ages 5-8.

Following the adventures of four boys, this exciting book tells the story of lifelong friendships that are put to the test.

By Robin Boyden

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Quarto Group.
  • This book is suitable for ages 5-8.

A heartfelt picture book about the power of making friends. Gerald has everything he needs, a routine which suits him just fine. However, when Gerald meets two new mice friends, he forgets all about his routine. Will Gerald learn that having people to share experiences with is a lot more fun?

By Molly Potter and Sarah Jennings

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Bloomsbury.
  • Suitable for ages 5-8.

What makes us a good friend? What makes a not so good friend? Best-selling author, Molly Potter has offered up practical advice for children in this humorous and informative book. There is also information for parents and carers about how to deal with children who are experiencing friendship difficulties.

By Iszi Lawrence

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Bloomsbury.
  • Suitable for ages 5-8.

Twelve year old Billie watches a plane crash from the sky and is left wondering whether the pilot survived? When she gets involved with the Air Transport Auxiliary, she realises it may be more than she bargained for. This WWII story is brilliant for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Emma Carroll. A story of inspiration and courage.

By Amanda Mcardie

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Walker.
  • Suitable for ages 5-8.

Friendships are precious. However, at a young age, they can be difficult to navigate. Amanda Mcardie's book is the perfect lesson to children about meeting new people, standing up for one another and celebrating their differences. A great tool to help children start speaking about their emotions.

By Petr Horacek

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Walker.
  • Suitable for ages 5-8.

"Do you think this is the best place in the world?". The Hare and his friends set out on an adventure to discover where the most beautiful place is. However, they quickly discover that no where is perfect without friends to enjoy it with. An enjoyable lesson to children about the importance of friendship.

By Lucy Cousins

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Walker.
  • Suitable for ages 5-8.

An enjoyable and interactive book for young children. Lift the flaps to help Maisy find her friends.

By Simon Mole

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Quarto Group.
  • This book is suitable for ages 5-8.

This charming poem tells the story of self-confidence in the path to making friends. David knows he needs a kite to fit in at Fivehills, but, when other kids tell him it's not quite right, will he follow his own path or go against his instincts? Simon Mole teaches the lesson of self-assurance in the path to making friends.

By Laura Henry-Allain MBE

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Penguin Random House.
  • This book is suitable for ages 5-8.

This powerful book introduces children to the important topic of racism and anti-racism through accessible language and relatable examples. Importantly, teaching them what to do when they come across racism. My Skin, Your Skin is a lesson in self-love, self-esteem and self-worth - the perfect introduction to your child's learning journey.

By Zoë Tucker

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Quarto Group.
  • This book is suitable for ages 5-8.

This inspiring book tells the story of the first moon landing, who the people were and how they made it happen. Neil, Buzz and Mike together formed the Apollo 11 crew. Their friendship and teamwork brought them together to achieve a giant leap for mankind.

By Zoë Tucker

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Quarto Group.
  • This book is suitable for ages 5-8.

Mary Jackson and Czarnecki's friendship allowed them achieve greatness, such as, sending astronauts to the moon. Although they came from completely different backgrounds, they taught each other so much. This story celebrates the power of friendship and teamwork in making the world a better place.

By Lucy Bowman

  • We have 5 copies available to give away, thanks to Usborne.
  • This book is suitable for ages 5-8.

Part of the bestselling Sticker Dolly Dressing series. Dress three best friends for a night at the movies, a sleepover, a horse-riding lesson and lots more fun activities.

By Malachy Doyle and Denise Hoyle

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Bloomsbury.
  • Suitable for ages 5-8.

Dusty the fox cub and her friends set out to find 101 daffodils to prove the arrival of spring. Will they be able to find them all and prove it really is spring? This beautifully illustrated book is brilliant for children learning to read.


For ages 9-12


By Jion Sheibani

  • We have 3 copies available to give away, thanks to Penguin Random House.
  • This book is suitable for ages 9-12.

Sohal worries a lot. When he wakes up one morning, he finds his worries; Hurt, Fail, Anger, Big and Alone have come to life. Now Sohal has to work on keeping his new worry friends under control.

By Serena Patel

  • We have 5 copies to give away, thanks to Usborne.
  • This book is suitable for ages 9-12.

Part of the award-winning Anisha, Accidental Detective series. Following Anisha and her best friend Milo on another mischievous adventure.

By Jen Carney

  • We have 3 copies available to give away, thanks to Penguin Random House.
  • This book is suitable for ages 9-12.

This contemporary adventure follows B.U.G through the turbulent world of friendship. B.U.G becomes suspicious when the new girl at school knows a little too much about the theft of Mrs Robinson's purse and grows close to her Best Friend Layla.

By Chitra Soundar and Amber Huq

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Bloomsbury.
  • Suitable for ages 9-12.

Sindhu and Jeet are always on detective duty. When they travel from India to England, their detective work doesn't stop. This exciting detective story is just another of Chandra Soundar's over 50 children's books published across India, the UK and the US.

By Ros Roberts

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Little Tiger.
  • This book is suitable for ages 9-12.

This heartfelt story about friendship and finding your voice in the big wide world follows James and his best friend Digger the dog. When Digger falls ill, who will James talk to it all about?

By Paul Coomey

  • We have 3 copies to give away, thanks to Little Tiger.
  • This book is suitable for ages 9-12.

A hilarious adventure story following newbie in town, Stick Boy. How will he and his new friends cope when they are faced with uncovering suspicious HomeBots, who are taking over every home in Little Town.

Why not try these activities inspired by Paul Coomey's book?

How to draw Stick Boy activity

By Jacqueline Wilson

  • We have 3 copies available to give away, thanks to Penguin Random House.
  • This book is suitable for ages 9-12.

A new Victorian novel by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson. When Lucy Locket runs away from home, she meets street performer Kitty. They form a friendship and together, navigate homelessness during Victorian England. However, they soon find themselves under threat from thieves and the dreaded Workhouse!

By Abigail Balfe

  • We have 3 copies available to give away, thanks to Penguin Random House.
  • This book is suitable for ages 9-12.

Abigail tells her story from being an autistic child who found the 'normal' world a difficult place to fit into. This beautiful and informative book is perfect for children who have ever felt 'different' or out of place.

By Jenny Pearson

  • We have 5 copies to give away, thanks to Usborne.
  • This book is suitable for ages 9-12.

The super funny, heart-warming adventure of three boys, one summer holiday and a few miracles along the way, from award-winning author Jenny Pearson. Lots of activities to go with this book such as spot the difference, true or false, etc. All can be found on the weblink.

By Clare Povey

  • We have 5 copies to give away, thanks to Usborne.
  • This book is suitable for ages 9-12.

This enchanting book set in Paris is a story of friendship, courage and the power of imagination. Will Bastien Bonlivre and his friends Alice, Theo and Sami be able to overthrow his villainous brother who is threatening to spread fear across the city?