Best Friends Forever! by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

This ode to unconditional love is a brand new adventure for New York Times best-selling BFFs Stick and Stone, in which Stick searches for his family tree and discovers the importance of found family and forever friends.

Stick has always wanted to find his family tree. It’s probably big and beautiful! Is it an oak? A maple? What other sticks might he meet?

Stone is happy to accompany his friend on the journey to find the tree he comes from—until it gets dark, and a bit scary in the forest. . .

With bright, engaging illustrations from best-selling creator Tom Lichtenheld, Beth Ferry’s story explores the importance of learning about our roots, as well as the ability of friends and found family to help us grow strong in heart and mind.


Stick and Stone charmed me in their first book “Stick and Stone.” At first apart, they discover they’re better together as best friends. But Stick still wants to find his “family tree” (literally). What’s a bestie if not to go with a buddy on a search like that? But what will they find as they go through “valleys and creeks and high mountain peaks?” Why another friend who learned the value of that in the first book, too. It’s never too late to be a new buddy.

Simple rhymes and lovely illustrations tell the story of friendship, found family, and being there for your friends in a way that children will understand. I can’t wait to see what Stick and Stone will be up to next. A


Pst – and be sure to look at the end pages and the illustration below to check out the different leaves from various trees.

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Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 25 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there’s no TSTL characters and is currently reading more fantasy and SciFi.

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