Friendship Picture Books

What Grew in Larry’s Garden

Written by Laura Alary, Illustrated by Kass Reich Grace lives in your average neighborhood. All the houses are close together and everyone has a small yard. However, her neighbor Larry is different; he turned his entire backyard into a garden. Grace helps him tend to the plants and together they solve problems on how to …

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The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick

Written by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by David Spencer From the author of The Day the Crayons Quit comes a humorous “buddy” book. This story is full of contrasts: positive outlook vs. negative outlook; adventure vs. trials; etc. Huggie sees life full of challenges and danger. His stark reality is that bad things WILL happen and …

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Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

Written by Andrew Larsen, Illustrated by Anne Villeneuve Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden is a touching tale of family and friendship. As Vincent stays with his aunt Mimi for the summer, he does not anticipate what adventures he will have. As his new friendship blooms, so do the mysterious “dirt balls” that Aunt Mimi …

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Wintercake

Written and Illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins Thomas has saved apples, berries, plums, apricots, grapes, and cherries all year in preparation for his wintercake (known to us as fruitcake.) On Winter’s Eve Thomas has lost his basket of fruit and is heartbroken. He believes that without the traditional wintercake the holiday is ruined. His friend …

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