The Power of Friendship

Everyone needs friends. The beautiful thing about people is that we are all different. These differences is what makes friendships truly magical! Here is a list of books all about overcoming hurdles and the power of friendship.

Nugget & Fang: Friends Forever- or Snack Time?

Tammi Sauer & Michael Slack

Nugget and Fang are the best of friends who love to do everything together. Things begin to change when it is time for Nugget to go to school. The new environment makes Nugget, who happens to be a minnow, question whether or not a minnow and a shark can be friends.  If you are asking yourself why that matters, then I probably forgot to mention that Fang is a shark. Join these two best friends under the sea for a deep sea adventure and a story about friendship, diversity and the beauty of differences.

Tips for success: There are some awesome and sassy characters in this story. Try to do voices for each character. Don’t worry about sounding silly or your “performance”.  Kids are a great audience and they will love whatever you do!

To the Sea

Cale Atkinson

Meet Tim and Sam, two unlikely friends from two completely different worlds. This story shows the power of friendship as Tim helps his new friend find his way back home. This short story touches upon a lot of topics including loneliness, creative problem solving and perseverance. 

Tips for success: Let this story inspire a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activity! Think of a problem and come up with possible solutions by drawing them out just like Tim.

This story is a great opportunity to discuss how your little one can help others.


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