When children can relate to something they are reading their perceived value of reading increases; if children can't connect with what they are reading it becomes more difficult for them to stay engaged.  Friendships exist in many different forms and are something that lots of children experience difficulties with.  Being able to read about how other people approach and manage their relationships with others can be a powerful way to help children reflect on and examine their own friendships.

All of these books are brilliant in their own way but each one showcases friendship from a different angle.

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