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Friends Rock: Books, etc.

This Friday the primary school celebrates friendship throughout the day and after (with the Friends Rock social event).

Karl has collected some teaching resources together (see the PDFs in the Google Apps Shared Folder titled “Friends Rock”) as well as a list of online links (see the Diigo list: Friends Rock: Friendship Day).

The library also has plenty of books about friends (see the following Resource Lists).

Over 100 books are in the “Friendship” list, though there are obviously thousands that could qualify.  If I’ve left your favorite book about friendship off it, please let me know.

Classic friendship pairs in children’s literature include:

  • Frog & Toad — by Arnold Lobel
  • George & Martha — by James Marshall
  • Willy & Hugh — by Anthony Browne

More recent ones include:

  • Cat & Fish — by Joan Grant
  • Sheep & Goat – by Marleen Westera
  • Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley — by Aaron Blabey
  • Little Beauty & the gorilla — in Anthony Browne’s “Little Beauty” (which is based on the real-life friendship told in the book “Koko’s Kitten” by Dr. Francine Patterson)
  • Bink & Gollie — by Kate DiCamillo
  • James & Eamon — in “A Couple of Boys have the Best Week Ever” — by Marla Frazee
  • Dog & Bear — by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Cowboy & Octopus — by Jon Scieszka

One of our new books is a wordless exploration of the choices we can make every day in terms of friendship and inclusion.

“WHAT IF a boy found a beach ball and kicked it into the ocean? WHAT IF two seals found it and began to play? WHAT IF a third seal appeared on the beach looking for a friend?

In this spare and deceptively simple book, Laura Vaccaro Seeger shows us the same story with three different outcomes, each highlighting the possibility in possibilities.Youngest children will enjoy this visit to the beach and the chance to guess what happens when different choices are made.”

Come into the AMK library and browse through the basket of picture books on friendship — find something to share with your class on Friday.

A similar basket will be delivered to Kathryn (KMc) in Tampines tomorrow morning.

Image of clasped hands: via Flickr: Esellee

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