Baby-sitters, Supa Buddies, and BFFs: some our favorite book best friends

Guest Blogger  //  Jun 7, 2019

Baby-sitters, Supa Buddies, and BFFs: some our favorite book best friends

Happy National Best Friends Day! 

From saving the world to navigating school, these book best friends prove there's nothing you can't do with a team on your side. We rounded up some of our favorite best friend duos and groups who have taught us what being a friend is all about. 

George and Harold from the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

    • George and Harold became best friends in kindergarten, and they've been sharing laughs, writing comics, and fighting crime together ever since.

    Dog Man and Li'l Petey from the Dog Manseries by Dav Pilkey

      • Li'l Petey lives with Dog Man and their remarkable robot pal, 80-HD. Most of the time, they're a family, but sometimes, they're the Supa Buddies!

      Gale and Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

        • Katniss has been hunting with her best friend Gale in District 12 since they were kids. She trusts no one more with her life and the lives of her family, especially after she's called into the Hunger Games.

        Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

          • "But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them." - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

          Pencil and Eraser from Perfect by Max Amato

            • Persnickety Eraser and fun-loving Pencil are an unlikely pair, but eventually, they learn to become perfect pals.

            Hector and Louie from Best Friends in the Universe by Stephanie Watson  

              • “Wanna know why we’re best friends?”—Hector 
              • “There are five million reasons.”—Louie

              Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn from The Baby-sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin

                • Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are The Baby-sitters Club! Whatever comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on them to save the day. They’re the best friends you'll ever have!

                Blue, Gansey, Noah, Adam and Ronan from The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stievater

                  • Blue and The Raven Boys in The Raven Cycle are tied together by an epic quest – but also by a deep and all-encompassing friendship that only deepens as they get closer to their goals.

                  Emily and Navin from the Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi

                    • Emily and Navin face terrifying dangers with the help of a mechanical rabbit named Miskit and a robotic crew, proving that working together, they can defeat all odds.

                    Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark from the Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey 

                      • Bad guys are doing good deeds...whether you want them to or not! They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys... and they even smell like bad guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark are about to change all of that, together.

                      Danny and Madison from Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk

                        • Danny needs a perfect friend, but sometimes making (or creating) one is a lot easier than keeping one!

                        Bird and Squirrel from the Bird and Squirrel series by James Burks

                          • Squirrel is afraid of his own shadow, and Bird doesn't have a care in the world, but together they make the perfect friendship!

                          Aster and Charlie from the Witch Boy series by Molly Knox Ostertag

                            • Aster feels like there’s no one he can confide in about his dream of being a witch, until he meets Charlie and discovers how powerful it is to have someone accept you for who you are. 

                            The cutest pairs from We Belong Together by Joyce Wan

                              • Joyce Wan’s adorable board book is an ode to companionship, starring adorable pairs like peanut butter and jelly, pencil and paper, and bacon and eggs!

                              Magdalys and the Dactyl Hill Squad from the Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older 

                                • “The Dactyl Hill Squad had become the closest thing she’d ever known to a family besides her actual siblings.”- Dactyl Hill Squad 

                                Melissa and Kelly from George by Alex Gino

                                  • With the help of her best friend Kelly, Melissa comes up with a plan so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

                                  Paris, Fuse, and Kya from Spin by Lamar Giles

                                    • Frenemies Kya and Fuse have to put aside their differences to solve the murder of their best friend, rising star DJ ParSec.

                                    Kimi, Bex, and Atsuko from I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

                                      • In this adorable romantic comedy about finding yourself, finding love, and finding your passion, Kimi is constantly supported by her best friends Bex and Atsuko, who all encourage each other to become their ultimate selves.


                                      If your young reader is picking up one of these books, make sure they're logging their reading minutes in the Scholastic Read-A-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge!