Three Early Chapter Book Series Center Friendship in the 'Frog and Toad' Tradition | Read-Alikes

These series about friend duos will appeal to young children just starting to read independentlyand watching the streaming show on Apple TV.  

Frog and Toad. Streaming now on Apple TV. TV-Y.

This animated adaptation of Arnold Lobel’s classic children’s books stars white actor Nat Faxon as Frog and Black actor Kevin Michael Richardson as Toad.



"Bink & Gollie" series by Kate DiCamillo. Candlewick.
K-Gr 3–Odd-couple friends Bink and Gollie, both white, are fast friends who hang out together all the time. Told with humor and heart, these episodic chapter books explore their everyday adventures.

"Ling & Ting" series  by Grace Lin. Little, Brown.
Gr 1-3–Just because they look similar doesn’t mean that Chinese American twin sisters Ling and Ting behave anything alike. This amusing early chapter book series filled with interconnected stories and goofy wordplay will appeal to fans of character duos.

"Henry and Mudge" series by Cynthia Rylant. S. & S.
Gr 1-3–In this sweet, feel-good chapter book series inseparable best pals  Henry, who is white, and his dog Mudge have small adventures. Hand this series to readers looking for classic early chapter book series.

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