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Children's Fiction Siblings

Lilly Babysits her Brother

by (author) Brenda Bellingham

illustrated by Clarke MacDonald

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Sep 2013
Siblings, Beginner
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 9


Lilly is finally old enough to babysit her brother Mac for the day, and she's thrilled because she gets to use her mom's smartphone! It's gearing up to be an exciting day -- until the hyper-allergic Mac discovers a dead bird. Lilly has to do her best to keep Mac safe and happy without ruffling anyone's feathers.

About the authors


Brenda Bellingham
a été travailleuse sociale, enseignante et maman avant de se consacrer à
son métier d'auteure à plein temps. Brenda a écrit de nombreux livres pour
enfants dont Les dragons ne lisent pas de livres, avec Paul et
Lili, Storm Child, et sept livres dans la série Lilly.
Elle vit à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.


Brenda Bellingham is a mother and former school teacher who rediscovered writing in her late forties. Her numerous children's books include Storm Child, a Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection, and several titles in the Lilly series. Brenda lives in Victoria, B.C.

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CLARKE MACDONALD is an illustrator and graphic designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Editorial Reviews

"this early chapter book fills the requisite for young readers moving from picture books to novels. The 49 pages have plenty of white space, the chapters are short with full page black and white drawings for every chapter, and a simple plot line will help young readers with the transition."

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"I was really pleased to read this pleasant little book. There was a charming relationship described here by Brenda Bellingham. She captured a very nice relationship between Lilly and Mac through the play time and help they provided one another." Highly Recommended 4/4 stars

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"This is a cute story about Lilly and how she cares for her brother. It involves problem solving, responsibility, and love. It is a relatively easy read, not too long for a reluctant reader but involved enough to keep interest. I would recommend this as a good early reader book."

Sandra Knabe, Teacher

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