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At KidVentures, this week, our theme is “Friends Forever.”  Just because Valentine’s Day is over, doesn’t mean that we have to stop spreading the love!  We are also have been have tons of fun at our Scholastic Book Fair (click here for dates and times).  What better way to celebrate friendship and reading by highlighting the top 5 best friend pairs found in books?  Here’s our pick:

1. Calvin and Hobbes

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Technically, these two beloved characters from Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes aren’t technically from a book but their loyal-to-the-end friendship was too precious not to add to this list.  No matter how many zany adventures Calvin drags Hobbes into, the stuffed tiger is a faithful friend.  Calvin’s over-active imagination keeps Hobbes alive in his mind and our hearts.

2. Charlotte and Wilbur

Top 5 Best Friends | Kid VenturesThis unforgettable pair defines true love and sacrifice for a friend.  Charlotte works tirelessly to save Wilbur’s life out of her devotion to the sweet and innocent pig.  Wilbur equally adores Charlotte and would do anything for her.  Who could ask for anything more in a friendship?

3.  Peter Pan and Tinkerbell

This famous pair might be the best depiction of what friendship is really like.

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They fight, make fun of each other, and create jealousy and anger.

At the end of the day though, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell would die for each other.  They are a great reminder that friends are people too and people aren’t perfect.  But it is our love which makes us stronger together.


4. Dorothy and Toto

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Who said best friends have to be people?  When people sometimes let us down, a loyal canine can be man’s (or in this case, girl’s) best friend. Our fourth pair of best friends are Dorothy and Toto from  L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz.

5. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet

No list of book best friends would be complete without this iconic pair.  Winnie the Pooh and Piglet provide the perfect balance of out-going and introverted personalities and are loyal to the bitter end.

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