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Sisters and Brothers

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It's a complicated dynamic. Here are some great picture books that delve into sibling stories.
Rosie and Buttercup

Rosie and Buttercup

edition:Hardcover
tagged : siblings

“I don't want a baby sister.” Does Rosie really mean it? Her baby sister, Buttercup, has been a bit of a handful lately. She won't leave Rosie alone, she cries at opera-singer level and whistles when she sleeps.

Before Buttercup came along, Rosie's life was blessed. Her schedule was filled with dance and voice lessons. Best of all, she didn't have to share her pet crickets, Eenie and Meenie, with anybody. Things get so bad that Rosie decides to give her little sister away --- to a good home, …

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Hoogie in the Middle

Hoogie in the Middle

edition:Hardcover

Sometimes Hoogie feels like the hole in the middle of a donut. She isn't big and dependable like her sister Pumpkin. She isn't tiny and sweet like her brother Tweezle. She's just . . . Hoogie. Every day she hears, "You're too big for this" and "You're too small for that" until there's such a big little pain inside of her that she doesn't know what to do. Luckily Mom and Dad are there to show her what a very special place the middle can be.

Stephanie McLellan's rhythmic text uses an exuberance of …

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In the Tree House

In the Tree House

by Andrew Larsen
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

An evocative story about two brothers who are growing up (one faster than the other), an unusual summer night and a special tree house that proves childhood is not just a time but also a place.

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Loula and the Sister Recipe

Loula and the Sister Recipe

illustrated by Anne Villeneuve
edition:Hardcover

Loula's three brothers, the Rotten Pirate Triplets, don't want to play with her. “Brothers,” mutters Loula, “the worst invention in the world.” She decides what she really needs is a sister, one just like her. So naturally, she asks her parents to make one for her. Only, it's not that easy. Her father explains, “Making a sister is . . . well, it's like making a cake. You need the right ingredients.” To make a sister, they say, you need a papa and a mama, butterflies in the stomach, a …

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Tweezle into Everything

Tweezle into Everything

edition:Hardcover

Pumpkin was the first. Hoogie came next. Tweezle is the baby. But babies grow up, and Tweezle is ready to be a big boy now - and he knows just how to prove it. For some reason, Mom isn't thrilled when he helps with the dishes (Splash! Crash!). Dad isn't delighted when he hunts through the closet (Blam! Slam!). Pumpkin and Hoogie say he's way too little to touch their stuff. But when an even smaller friend needs help, Tweezle's big idea might just save the day. The endearing monster family introd …

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Dogs Don't Eat Jam

Dogs Don't Eat Jam

by Sarah Tsiang
illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

New babies have a lot to learn; lucky for them, the older sibling in this delightful picture book is here to tell them everything they have to remember … and look forward to. Whether it’s advice on turning regular people into parents, learning how to go—and stop—or figuring out the most important words (Mama! Dada! Up!), Dogs Don’t Eat Jam is filled with useful tips and lessons from an experienced older sibling that will help newborns navigate the uncertainties of their new world.

Follo …

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Virginia Wolf

Virginia Wolf

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a “wolfish” mood --- growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing “so that what …

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Book of Big Brothers

Book of Big Brothers

by Cary Fagan
illustrated by Luc Melanson
edition:Hardcover

What is it like being the youngest of three brothers? In this wonderful story author Cary Fagan gives us a true-to-life picture of growing up in such a family -- from the adventure and fun to the mischief and mishaps. The brothers camp out in the backyard, accidentally set the neighbor's tree on fire, play football in the living room and even hold a funeral for their pet lizard. And although the older brothers can be mean sometimes, the youngest is usually in on the fun and delights in their cra …

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