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Almost Always Best, Best Friends

Illustrated by Apryl Stott

About The Book

From the creator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light comes a heartwarming new story about big feelings and the joy that comes from sharing friends.

Poppy is GREAT at being a best friend. She and her best, best friend Clementine spend EVERY DAY together making crafts, having adventures, and working on their bookmark business…Well, ALMOST every day. When Clementine spends an afternoon playing with someone new, Poppy fears she might be losing her best, best friend.

With some help from her dad, Poppy finds the words to share what’s in her heart with Clementine. But Poppy may not be the only one with hurt feelings. Together, Poppy and Clementine learn they don’t need to be afraid to talk about big feelings. And now with their friendship mended and stronger than ever, perhaps their dynamic duo has room to grow into a trio of best, best friends.

About The Author

Photo courtesy of the author

Apryl Stott loves telling stories, reading, and drawing. She always has paper, a pencil, and a sharpie in her bag for drawing emergencies. Her debut picture book, Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light, was a New York Times bestseller. Apryl also wrote and illustrated Almost Always Best, Best Friends and Find Your Brave: A Coco and Bear Story. Learn more at AprylStottDesign.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the author

Apryl Stott loves telling stories, reading, and drawing. She always has paper, a pencil, and a sharpie in her bag for drawing emergencies. Her debut picture book, Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light, was a New York Times bestseller. Apryl also wrote and illustrated Almost Always Best, Best Friends and Find Your Brave: A Coco and Bear Story. Learn more at AprylStottDesign.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 22, 2022)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534499096
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD500L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

"A tender tale of friendship, kindness, and forgiveness."

– Kirkus Reviews

"Stott’s perceptive story offers an empathic approach to navigating hurt feelings and challenging social dynamics."

– Publishers Weekly

"Perceived threats to a friendship can be scary, and this story explores navigating changes by reaching out and communicating. It also includes helpful coping mechanisms that are easy to replicate. Great for the SEL shelves."

– School Library Journal

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