If You Like Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems

Try these other early-reader books about friendship.


Compiled by:
Lisa Champelli
Cat the Cat, Who is That

Mo Willems
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Wil)

An exuberant cat introduces readers to her friends.


Cork and Fuzz

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

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


Fox and His Friends

Edward Marshall
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mar)

In three separate episodes Fox wants to play with his friends, but duty in one form or another interferes.


Frog and Friends

Eve Bunting
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Bun)

Frog and his friends are alarmed by a strange object that appears on his pond, share a thoughtful—if scratchy—gift, and meet a hippopotamus that has run away from the zoo.


Frog and Toad are Friends

Arnold Lobel
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Lob)

From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be.


George and Martha
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mar)

Relates two episodes in the friendship of two hippopotamuses.


Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures

Cynthia Rylant
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Ryl)

Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.


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.


Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race

Cynthia Lord
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Lor)

Hot Rod Hamster enlists the help of his friend Dog to build a super sleek soap box racer for the Wacky Whatever Race.


Mac and Cheese

Sarah Weeks
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Wee)

Two cats who are as different as night and day are nevertheless best friends.


Monkey and Elephant

Carole Schaefer
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Sch)

In three episodes two friends cool off on a hot day, sing songs, and outsmart some riffraff wildcats.


New Pig in Town

Lisa Wheeler
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Wh)

Fitch the wolf and Chip the pig strike up an unlikely friendship because they discover something in common.


Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends

Kate McMullan
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER McM)

Pearl and Wagner, a rabbit and a mouse, work together to build a robot for their science project.


Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete

James Dean
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Pete Dea)

Garnering attention after painting a picture of his new pet goldfish, Pete the cat receives so many requests to make paintings for his neighbors that he devises an uproarious solution.


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.


Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole

Wong Yee
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Yee)

Mouse and his downstairs neighbor, Mole, discover that when they help each other, housecleaning and other daily tasks are much easier.