The Best of Friends

A unique social and emotional program for schools and clinics

About the program

The Best of Friends™ (BoF) program is a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program designed for schools and clinics. Winner of the prestigious Australian Book Industry Innovation Award (2016);  shortlisted  for the London Book Fair International Excellence Award (2016); The Speech Therapy Australia Book of the Year Award; and Educational Publisher’s Awards (Primary, 2015) it was developed by Educational and Developmental psychologist, Dr. Kimberley O’Brien and the Quirky Kid team. Creatively crafted to cover the key areas of SEL and the Australian Curriculum and tried and tested in the clinical setting for over 15 years and incorporating research derived from schools and PhD research, BoF combines engaging materials with effective techniques to overcome common social and emotional issues.

What is included?

Quirky Kid is renowned for producing beautiful resources and the elements included in the BoF program are no different. An engaging individual workbook combining stories by Barbara Gonzalez, illustrations by Connah Brecon and interactive activities provide the perfect platform for curriculum delivery. Teachers and facilitators have access to the program workbook, program + an activities manual and lesson plans for the various learning stages. All accompanied by assisted implementation, training, supervision and customer support from the Quirky Kid team. Download a Program Summary.

How can we use the program?

The program is already in use Australia-wide. The BoF program has a comprehensive implementation, training, evaluation and monitoring plan. Schools can choose from a target (small group) or universal (classroom) format. We will provide all the implementation assistance required, including training, supervision and support for key staff members, free of charge!



Quirky Kid is a unique child and family psychology clinic and publishing house based in Sydney, Australia. We provide therapeutic intervention, assessments and workshops to clients aged 2 to 18 years. We are constantly inspired by the young clients who visit us at Quirky Kid HQ and draw on their influences when developing and sourcing our resources. Our products have sold over 6,000 copies world-wide. Visit our website at for more information.

Let’s Meet

Find out more about the program and why St Catherine’s in NSW, Sacré Cœur School in Victoria and St Peter and Pauls in the ACT have already joined us. We would love to come to your school or invite you to one of our offices. Skype is also an option. If you can’t wait, please call +61 2 9362 9297.

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