Try these other early reader books about friendship. Although a little longer than the popular Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems, Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel also feature short sentences and vocabulary for children beginning to read independently.

Compiled by:
Lisa Champelli
Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Brian Selznick, David Serlin
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Sel)

Don't worry, Baby Monkey, Private Eye is on the case! Baby Monkey can help... if he can put on his pants!

Biscuit and the Big Parade

Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Cap)
Series: Biscuit

Even though Biscuit can't wait to watch the big parade, he is even more excited to try and march in it himself!

Cork and Fuzz

Dori Chaconas
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Cha)

A possum and a muskrat become friends despite their many differences. 

Fair and Square

Heather Ayris Burnell
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Bur)

Join Yeti and Unicorn as they figure out how to talk through the big feelings that often happen in friendships.

Flubby Is Not a Good Pet

J.E. Morris
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mor)
Series: Flubby

Flubby the cat might not do tricks, but he can be brave!

Friends Forever

Derek Anderson
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER And)
Series: Croc and Ally

Croc and Ally are two best friends who couldn't be more different. Join them as they learn how to love each other in the best ways possible!

Hi! Fly Guy

Tedd Arnold
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Arn)

When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.

I Want to Sleep Under the Stars

Mo Willems
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Wil)
Series: Unlimited Squirrels

Explore a lot of big feelings as The Squirrel pals get a bit carried away as they try to help Zoom Squirrel sleep under the stars.

Jack at Bat

Mac Barnett, Greg Pizzoli
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Bar)
Series: Jack book

It's the big game that will settle who he real champs are between the Ladies and the Brats! Can Jack, who is usually not allowed to bat, come through for his team?

Let's Go Swimming!

Norm Feuti
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Feu)
Series: Hello, Hedgehog

Cool off on a hot day with best friends Hedgehog and Harry as they go swimming, while learning how to be brave and have fun at the same time!

My Tooth Is LOST!

Drew Daywalt
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Day)
Series: Monkey & Cake

Cake tries to make Monkey feel better about losing his tooth but Monkey isn't buying it.. or the idea that the Tooth Fairy would either.

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover

Cece Bell
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Bel)

Rabbit is excited about the sleepover he has carefully planned for his friend Robot, but Robot has some different ideas about how things should go.

What This Story Needs Is a Vroom and a Zoom

Emma J. Virján
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Vir)
Series: Pig in a Wig

Join Pig in a cross-country race as they compete to win!

What's Your Favorite Favorite?

Bob Shea
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Shea)
Series: Ballet Cat

Ballet Cat and her cousin, Goat, try to outdo one another while putting on a show for their grandmother.