The Friendship Guide

  • Illustrated By: Andrea Armstrong
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:making friends, being a good friend, relationships, peers, give and take
  • Available:02/11/2025
  • Lexile:630L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:M

Friendship is important—and life would be so dull without it!

Friendships are essential for social-emotional learning and mental health, but sometimes children struggle with making and keeping friendships. In The Friendship Guide, child psychologist Jillian Roberts outlines central ideas on how to be the best friend you can be. Alongside each of the principles is a scenario showing how it relates to real life—at the playground, at the park, at school or on a playdate. For parents, guardians and kids themselves, it can be difficult to recognize what makes friendships work. With this book, readers will have a comforting and straightforward resource to help guide them toward a lifetime of beautiful friendships.

Praise for Jillian Roberts:

"This book handles a sensitive topic with kindness, compassion, and empathy...A good beginning look at how to broach a complicated topic that's filled with positivity and hope."—Booklist, for On the News

"Gentle but straightforward...[A] reassuring backdrop for the big questions being discussed." —Publishers Weekly, for What Happens When a Loved One Dies?

"A cheery and buoyant introduction to timely and imperative topics for young readers; especially useful in a guidance setting."—School Library Journal, for Under Our Clothes