How to Spot a Best Friend

Do you know how to find a best friend? Find out in this wonderful celebration of kindness and friendship!

Today, I will find a best friend! announces a little girl to her mother as they walk to school. Her mother reminds her that it’s only the first day of school, and finding a best friend might take some time. But the girl isn’t worried, because she knows exactly how to spot a best friend. A friend lends you a crayon. A best friend lends you a brand-new, extra-sharp green crayon, she explains. And so begins a whimsical exploration of what it means to be a best friend. Full of imagination and charm, this is the perfect picture book for little ones hoping to find–and be–a best friend at school.

Bea Birdsong is the author of I Will Be FierceSam’s First Word, and other books for children. She is also a writer for the education market and a former teacher who believes in the awesome power of books to educate, entertain, and empower. Bea lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and rescue dog. She invites you to follow her on Twitter @BeaBirdsong and visit her online at

Lucy Fleming has been an avid doodler and bookworm since childhood. She never quite grew out of having her head in the clouds, daydreaming. She specializes in children’s book illustration, where her love for designing quirky characters meets her passion for storytelling. Her clients include HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Little Tiger Press, and Oxford University Press. Lucy lives and works in a small town in England, with a cup of ginger tea in hand and her cat close by.


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