Best Friends Day is June 8!

By Kat La Mantia | May 3 2023 | AllGiftPop CultureBlogAdultsChildren'sGeneral

We all get by with a little help from our friends. Tell your bestie how much they mean to you on Best Friends Day and every day with books celebrating the value of friendship!

Do their witty comebacks remind you of Dorothy from Golden Girls? Are they the chef of the group like Monica from Friends? Does their sharp, logical thinking bring you back down to Earth like Spock? Show them how iconic they are with gifts featuring legendary pop culture friendships!

And of course, best friends from childhood are the ones we never forget. Celebrate the joy of friendship with books for kids all about best friends. From Mickey and friends to Betty and Veronica to Strawberry Shortcake and her berry best friends, children will love to have a way to tell their favorite partner(s) in crime, “Thank you for being a friend.”

Me, You, Us (Best Friends)
A Book to Fill Out Together
978-0-593-42161-1
A fun and revealing journal to fill out with your best friend
$15.00 US
Jan 11, 2022
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Paperback
208 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Golden Rules: Wit and Wisdom of The Golden Girls
978-1-5247-9211-4
What better way to thank someone for being a friend than to share this fabulous book with them? It's packed with the inimitable wit and wisom of everyone's favorite ladies--Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia!
$12.99 US
Jul 16, 2019
5-3/4 x 5-1/2
Hardcover
48 Pages
Penguin Workshop

Art of Coloring: Golden Girls
9781368078634
$12.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
7-5/8 x 10-7/8
Paperback
128 Pages
Hyperion Avenue

The Golden Girls Cookbook: Cheesecakes and Cocktails!
Desserts and Drinks to Enjoy on the Lanai with Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia
9781368077675
$22.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
7 x 9
Hardcover
160 Pages
Hyperion Avenue

Golden Girls: Thank You For Being A Friend
9781368047487
$14.99 US
Feb 11, 2020
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Hyperion Avenue

The Golden Girls Mad Libs
World's Greatest Word Game
978-0-451-53403-3
Finally! A Mad Libs for fans of the Golden Girls!
$5.99 US
Mar 07, 2017
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years

Friends Mad Libs
World's Greatest Word Game
978-0-593-52318-6
Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and the perfect gift or activity for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories all about everyone's favorite sitcom: Friends!
$5.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs

The Star Trek Book of Friendship
You Have Been, and Always Shall Be, My Friend
978-1-63774-051-4
Star Trek has energized friendships for over 50 years. Whether it’s exploring a convention, beaming into a movie theater, or joining in on a landing party watch party, generations have been as united in their love of the franchise’s bold storytelling and stunning action as they are in the honest fully realized relationships of their favorite characters.  Created by fans for fans, with a foreword from Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips, this is a first-of- its-kind, fully authorized celebration of Star Trek’s most enduring and endearing friendships, including Kirk and Spock, Picard and Data, Janeway and Seven of Nine, Bashir and Garak, and more!  Whether you and your pals think of yourselves as a Sulu and Chekov, a Burnham and Tilly, or even an Archer and Porthos, this is the perfect book to gift to your best Trek friend or keep for yourself! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to benefit The Planetary Society, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. 
$18.00 US
May 10, 2022
6 x 6
Hardcover
128 Pages
Smart Pop

I Love Lucy: The Joys of Friendship
978-0-7893-3976-8
I Love Lucy's Lucy and Ethel are TV's original BFFs. This celebration of their friendship is the perfect way to share the laughter, joy, and love of best girlfriends.
$19.95 US
Mar 30, 2021
7 x 7
Hardcover
128 Pages
Universe

We Should Not Be Friends
The Story of a Friendship
978-0-525-65493-3
A NEW YORKER BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • A warm, funny, irresistible memoir that follows an improbable and life-changing college friendship over the course of forty years—from the best-selling author of The End of Your Life Book Club • “A rare view of male friendship.”—NPR“Moving…salted with Schwalbe’s well-established literary intelligence and a palpable empathy.” —The New York Times Book Review
$29.00 US
Feb 21, 2023
5-5/16 x 7-7/8
Hardcover
336 Pages
Knopf

Radical Friendship
Seven Ways to Love Yourself and Find Your People in an Unjust World
978-1-61180-811-7
A guide to developing and maintaining lasting friendships that transcend difference.
$17.95 US
Aug 24, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
232 Pages
Shambhala

Find Your People
Building Deep Community in a Lonely World
978-0-593-19338-9
The New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head offers practical solutions for creating true community, the kind that's crucial to our mental and spiritual health.
$25.00 US
Feb 22, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
272 Pages
WaterBrook

Let's Talk About Friendship
A Guide to Help Adults Talk With Kids About Friendship
978-0-7440-6344-8
Start the conversation and help children open up about peer relationships with Let’s Talk About Friendship.
$19.99 US
Nov 29, 2022
4-3/4 x 6-5/16
Cards
50 Pages
DK

Friendship Is Forever
978-0-593-37714-7
Learning the importance of friendship is easy with this sweet board book that fosters social-emotional development..
$8.99 US
Jan 04, 2022
7 x 7
Board Book
22 Pages
Rodale Kids
Age 0-3 years

Sweet Valley Twins: Best Friends
(A Graphic Novel)
978-0-593-37647-8
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jessica and Elizabeth are ready to take on middle school . . . but are they ready to take on each other? The New York Times bestselling world of Sweet Valley returns in these all-new graphic novel adaptations!
$20.99 US
Nov 01, 2022
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Random House Graphic
Age 8-12 years

Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship
978-1-64576-985-9
Archie's first-ever original graphic novel, starring everyone's favorite BFFs Betty and Veronica!
$14.99 US
Sep 08, 2020
6 x 9
Paperback
144 Pages
Archie Blue Ribbon
Age 12 and up

Billy and Rose: Forever Friends
978-1-5362-1419-2
Billy and Rose, friends with different ideas, always end up coming together in these charming stories from masterful creators Amy Hest and Kady MacDonald Denton.Best friends Billy and Rose, an industrious sheep and a laid-back pig, sometimes see things differently. When they play catch, Rose insists that Billy throws too high, and he counters that she throws too low. While Rose thinks washing clothes is the world’s biggest chore, Billy contends that playing the cello holds that distinction. Still, these endearing friends always find a way to work things out: What if Billy plays a cello serenade for Rose while she does her laundry? After all, what they really want is to be together. These four sweet stories by beloved children’s author Amy Hest are filled with gentle wit and enhanced by Kady MacDonald Denton’s delightfully expressive illustrations.
$16.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
6 x 9
Hardcover
48 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

Best Friends Forever
978-0-593-38681-1
Meet Strawberry and her berry best friends in this 8x8 storybook with stickers!
$6.99 US
Jan 11, 2022
8 x 8
Paperback
24 Pages
Penguin Young Readers Licenses
Age 3-5 years

Best Friends
978-0-399-55369-1
Can you have more than one best friend? This relatable Step into Reading story is for every young reader navigating new friendships.
$5.99 US
Sep 05, 2017
6 x 9
Paperback
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-6 years

We Love Friendship Day! (PAW Patrol)
978-0-399-55877-1
Celebrate Friendship Day with Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol in this full-color storybook!
$4.99 US
Dec 27, 2016
8 x 8
Paperback
16 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Spectacular Friendship Bracelets
A Step-by-Step Guide to 34 Sensational Designs
978-1-62354-081-4
Share the love with 34 chic and fun friendship bracelet designs you can make for you and your friends.
$9.95 US
May 03, 2016
8 x 9
Paperback
80 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 7-10 years