Getting Along With Others: Picture Books

Favorite picture books promoting social awareness. For more, please browse the JE150s. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
BoganVirgil & Owen
Virgil the penguin finds a polar bear and tries to claim it as his own, but the polar bear wants to make his own choices.
JE Bogan
BramsenJust a Duck?
Duck and Cat discover that being yourself can win friends.
JE Bramsen
ClantonRex Wrecks It!
Every time Gizmo and Sprinkles build something, Rex wrecks it! Can they find a way to make playtime fun for everyone?
JE Clanton
CousinsI'm the Best
Dog's constant boasting makes his friends sad,so they find a way to teach him what it means to be a good friend.
JE Cousins
DunkleeMe, Too!
When a new girl moves to their neighborhood, Annie becomes worried that she may lose her best friend.
JE Dunklee
GudeWhen Elephant Met Giraffe
Elephant is bold and giraffe is quiet, but they appreciate each other.
JE Gude
HoodCarrot and Pea
Carrot and Pea have their differences, but they are great friends.
PE Hood
ItaniBest Friend Trouble
Hanna and Lizzy think their friendship is over, but it's only "best friend trouble."
JE Itani
Jahn-CloughMy Friend and I
New friends have a fight and discover they miss each other.
JE Jahn-Clough
KirkYou Are not My Friend, but I Miss You
A sock monkey becomes angry with a stuffed dog but realizes that he may not have been a good friend, either.
JE Kirk
KolarDo You Want to Play?
One friend helps another explore the ins and outs of friendship.
JE Kolar
LamsteinI Like Your Buttons
Compliments start a chain reaction of goodwill, good deeds, and thoughtfulness.
JE Lamstein
LatimerPig and Small
Pig and Bug work to find something they both enjoy doing.
JE Latimer
LongScribble and Ink
Scribbles and Ink squabble over the best use for a box of cheese.
JE Long
LundquistCat and Bunny
Should Cat and Bunny welcome others who want to play with them?
JE Lundquist
MarshallGeorge and Martha
Stories about George and Martha, who are good friends.
JE Marshall
NaylorKing of the Playground
Kevin learns to deal with a bossy kid at the neighborhood playground.
JE Naylor
NicholsMaple & Willow Together
Maple and Willow smooth over a rough patch in their friendship.
JE Nichols
OramMy Friend Fred
Grace learns that the very best friends are the ones who share.
JE Oram
RosenThis Is Our House
George finds it fun to include others.
JE Rosen
A pictorial introduction to diversity paves that way for inclusiveness.
JE Rotner
RussoSophie Sleeps Over
Sophie is one of two best friends at a sleepover.
JE Russo
SauerNugget & Fang
How can Fang convince Nugget and his friends to play with him?
JE Sauer
SheaUnicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great
Envy turns to admiration and then friendship between Goat and Unicorn.
JE Shea
UdryLet's Be Enemies
James and John are best friends, but James always wants to be boss.
JE Udry
Van HoutFriends
Little monsters laugh and play, but also tease, argue, and make up.
JE Van Hout
WallaceThe Kindness Quilt
Minna's kindness project involves the whole school.
JE Wallace
WatkinsRude Cakes
Rude Cakes have a lot of mistaken notions about how to live well--but they can learn!
JE Watkins
WillemsTime to Say Please
Identifies prime circumstances in which saying "please" is a good idea.
JE Willems

Last Updated: 2/19


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