Do you have a best friend that lives far away? Is there someone you miss dearly that you only get to see once in a while? Long distance friendships can be difficult, but they can also be some of the most rewarding relationships. If you’re looking for a book to help your child understand the ups and downs of a long distance friendship, check out this list of the best children’s books about long distance friends.
1. The Magic School Bus Goes to Mars by Joanna Cole
When the kids in Ms. Frizzle’s class get lost on a field trip to Mars, they have to rely on their long distance friends to help them find their way back home. This fun and educational book teaches kids the importance of communication and teamwork in a long distance friendship.
2. Pen Pals by Grace Lin
When two girls exchange letters, they quickly become friends. But when one of the girls moves away, they must find new ways to stay in touch. This heartwarming story shows the power of a long distance friendship and how it can change over time.
3. The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
This sweet book tells the story of two friends who are separated by distance but are connected by an invisible string. No matter how far apart they are, the string always brings them back together. A perfect book for kids who are missing their long distance friends.
4. We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
This New York Times bestseller follows the story of a young boy named Auggie who has a facial deformity. When he starts school, he’s nervous about making friends. But he quickly learns that distance doesn’t matter when it comes to friendship. This book is perfect for kids who are facing their own challenges with long distance friendships.
5. The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf
In this classic picture book, a box of crayons learns the importance of working together, even when they don’t all agree. When the crayons are separated, they quickly realize that they’re better off together. A perfect book for kids who are struggling with long distance friendships.
Do you have a favorite book about long distance friends? Share it in the comments!