This is Part Four of a Six Part Series on the 50 Books Every Child Should Read Before they Turn 8.
All of these books teach valuable life lessons on:
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An imaginary friend is looking for someone perfect to give him the perfect name. Friendship is all about sharing experiences and imagination together.
Chris Van Dusen (2011)
A king suffers from a huge ego and is cursed so his head gets bigger and bigger. After asking for forgiveness he finds love and friendship from someone willing to help.
Mercer Mayer (1998)
Little Critter is excited about all the things he can do with his little brother and teach him. His little brother must grow up before he can do them.
Janell Cannon (2005)
A cockroach that is tired of being
Eoin Colfer/ Oliver Jeffers (2015)
An imaginary friend is sad when he begins to disappear after children outgrow him but when he meets another imaginary friend their friendship becomes real.
Janice Levy/ Bill Slavin (2014)
Patricia Polacco (2009)
All families do not look the same but as long as they love and support each other they are family. This book helps young readers see that even if a family looks different than your own, the experiences are still the same.