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Hi Everyone,

I'm currently writing a PB about a pair of best friends and looking for some comparisons.

What are some of your favorite recently published friendship-centered picture books?  Here are a few that I found:
* Harry and Horsie and its follow up Cookiebot,
* Ame Dyckman's Boy and Bot,
* Oliver Jeffers' Lost and Found,
* Tammi Sauer's Nugget and Fang.

Any more would be appreciated! Thanks!

#1 - June 30, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Kate DiCamillo's Bink and Gollie and Mo Willems Elephant and Piggie books, although I think they are considered and easy reader and not PB. I still read them to my kids like PB's.
#2 - July 05, 2013, 02:00 PM
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SAYA AT SPEED
RULES OF THE GAME
TEST CASES
TWISTER RESISTERS
CRASH COURSE
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Our very own Salina Yoon's Penguin and Pinecone. :love5:
#3 - July 05, 2013, 02:56 PM

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Duck & Goose by Tad Hills
Chick 'n' Pug by Jennifer Sattler
#4 - July 05, 2013, 03:50 PM

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Olivier Dunrea's Gossie books--Gossie and Gertie; Ollie the Stomper
Candace Ryan's Moo Hoo and Ribbit Rabbit
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Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever--or Snack Time? By Tammi Sauer
#6 - July 06, 2013, 06:21 AM
GRAVE IMAGES, Scholastic Press 2013
FOREMAN FARLEY, Grosset & Dunlap 2014

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BOOT AND SHOE, Marla Frazee (Oct 2012)
#7 - July 06, 2013, 08:19 AM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
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Also, SMITTEN, by David Gordon (2007)

and MAC AND CHEESE is a great rhyming easy reader series by Sarah Weeks.
#8 - July 06, 2013, 08:22 AM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
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Oooooh, great question! I'm researching the exact same thing right now. Taking notes - thanks pbcookie!
#9 - July 10, 2013, 05:03 PM

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Wooby & Peep by Cynthea Liu (Feb. 2013)
#10 - July 10, 2013, 08:15 PM
COMING SOON: Making a Friend*Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants*A Little Chicken*Nugget & Fang, the SEAquel*The Farm that Mac Built & MORE

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Here are a few of my favorites:

Otis and the Puppy by Loren Long
Cherry and Olive by Benjamin Lacombe
Scrawny Cat by Phyllis Root
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Clink by Kelly DiPucchio
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino

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#12 - July 11, 2013, 06:12 AM

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Forgive me for crass self-promotion, but the new VAMPIRINA BALLERINA HOSTS A SLEEPOVER is about friendship.  Out July 23. :)
#13 - July 11, 2013, 06:23 AM
VAMPIRINA IN THE SNOW (Disney-Hyperion, 2018)
BUSY-EYED DAY (Beach Lane Books, 2018)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
among others

I haven't read it yet, but UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT by Bob Shea looks hilarious. I just ordered it.
#14 - July 11, 2013, 06:58 AM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
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Audrey Vernick's BOGART AND VINNIE.
#15 - July 11, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Wow! These are great. Thank you all so much for the ideas. I'm off to the library to check some out.

Good luck with your book, JenniB!
#16 - July 11, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Liz Garton Scanlon's NOODLE & LOU
#17 - July 14, 2013, 02:33 PM
FLYING THE DRAGON (Charlesbridge, 2012)
A LONG PITCH HOME (Charlesbridge, 2016)

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Bug and Bear by Ann Bonwill is a favorite of mine!
#18 - July 15, 2013, 01:26 AM

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TOOT & PUDDLE?  FROG & TOAD?  BINK & GOLLIE?
#19 - July 15, 2013, 09:48 AM

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This is a little different in the way it's done, but I consider "Leonardo, the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems to be an excellent friendship book.
#20 - July 16, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Friends by Helme Heine. It's about three friends: a pig, a chicken, and a mouse. They go around town on a bike. The pig and mouse work the pedals while the chicken steers the handlebars. They spend all day pursuing their common interests, but they they each have different needs when it comes to sleeping, so they happily separate at night to their own homes. Great book.

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Some great titles mentioned here. I'll add:
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
Farfallina and Marcel by Holly Keller
And not a PB: Frog and Toad.
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#22 - July 16, 2013, 08:16 AM
BOUND (Bodach Books, 2018)
TEN EASTER EGGS (Scholastic, 2015)
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I love Boy and Bot and of course, Tammi's Nugget and Fang. SO CUTE!!!

Here's one:

 THE STORY OF FISH AND SNAIL by Deborah Freedman
#23 - July 16, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Brianna Bright Ballerina Knight series

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Ollie & Claire is a new one from Tiffany Strelitz Haber and it's really cute.
#24 - July 18, 2013, 06:14 PM
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DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS - Putnam (coming in 2020)

BAT AND RAT. Really wanted this to be an early reader when I ordered it, it isn't. But it's cute and wacky.

I think Candlewick's Big Bear/Little Bear books are classic friend stories, but some see just parent. More old and gold: The Old Man and  his Door. Tough Boris. Best Friends for Frances. Tops and Bottoms.
#25 - July 29, 2013, 04:28 PM
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