The United States Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August to be Friendship Day back in 1935. This year, Friendship Day (or Dia del Amigo in Spanish) falls on Sunday, August 7. “Friendship” is a popular theme in childrens’ books. The United Nations named Winnie the Pooh the world’s Ambassador of Friendship in 1997.
So what would you like to do on Friendship Day? Hang out with your Best Friend? Call a friend you haven’t talked to for a while? Make a craft for a friend? Read a book with a friendship theme? The possibilities are endless!
Some books with a friendship theme:
Wanted: Best Friend, by A.M. Monson ; Brothers, by Yin; Best Friends for Frances, by Russell Hoban; Frog and Toad are Friends, by Arnold Lobel; Alien and Possum: Friends no Matter What, by Tony Johnston; Cork & Fuzz: Short and Tall, by Dori Chaconas; Andy and Tamika, by David A. Adler; Drita my Homegirl, by Jenny Lombard; Lowji Discovers America, by Candace Fleming; The Cay, by Theodore Taylor; The Clockwork Three, by Matthew Kirby; Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick .