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Five Favourite Friendship Reads

Celebrate all things friendship with our five favourite friendship reads! From fun-filled activity books to heartwarming picturebooks and gripping fiction, there’s something here for all ages to get stuck into.

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Pip and Posy: Best of Friends

Written by Pip and Posy
2-5
A brand-new, fun-filled sticker activity book for fans of Pip and Posy everywhere. Come and meet Pip and Posy, best friends who love to play and laugh, and get stuck into the fun and games that bring these two together. Join Pip and Posy and their friends as you use…
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Frank and Bert

2-5
Winner of the Nottingham Children's Book Award 2023! A hilarious new picture book from author of The Suitcase, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros - with neon ink throughout! Frank and Bert are the best of friends and they LOVE to play hide and seek. But Bert the bear isn't quite as good at…
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Marvellous Margot

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
2-5
Have you met Margot? She is cheerful, helpful and kind - the very best kind of friend! It's a marvellous day in the big city. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and Margot has made a delicious cake for her best friend, Oscar! Margot takes her little red…
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The Insiders

Written by Cath Howe
9-12
Secrets. Lies. Promises. Sometimes keeping things inside is dangerous. Callie, Ted, Zara, and Nico are best friends. More than friends - they're like family to each other. But since being embarrassed at school in a practical joke gone wrong, Ted has stopped talking to the rest of the gang. And…
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Looking for Emily

Written by Fiona Longmuir
9-12
A hugely gripping, fast-paced mystery adventure, with brilliant twists and turns, from a fresh and exciting new voice in children's books. When twelve-year-old Lily moves to the sleepy seaside town of Edge, she's sure that nothing exciting is ever going to happen to her again. But when she stumbles upon…
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