Do you love kids’ books? Do you have more than one child? Well you’ve come to the right post. I’ve compiled a short but still comprehensive guide to some of my kids’ favorite books about siblings. Okay, not all of them are about siblings but all of these books involve sibling.This isn’t a trial it’s a helpful article about books. Let’s remember that.
Kids with siblings fight, play, fight, share, love, fight some more and play some more but above all, they grow up together and will always share a bond that extends long after we’re done raising them.
Of course for now I just wish they’d stop fighting.
The Seven Chinese Sisters 1 of 7
This is really one of my favorite books so it's lucky both my twins are into it right now. All of the sisters have a different skill (one can talk to dogs -another makes great soup) and together they help save their youngest sister from a dragon. It's a great story about sisters working together. Too my kids haven't really gotten the take-away from it. No matter, the book is on regular rotation and hopefully will stay that way for awhile. I should mention before someone beats me to it in the comments because they think I'm dum that the book is based on the original The Seven Chinese Brothers which I'm about to mention so calm down.
The Seven Chinese Brothers 2 of 7
So The Seven Chinese Brothers is very similar to The Seven Chinese Sisters except that it takes itself a little (lot) more seriously and it's a lot longer. But...it's very creative and a great uplifting story about brothers helping brothers to KICK ASS (but with less violence than my description just implied.
Pirates Don’t Change Diapers 3 of 7
Have you read this book already? If so you already know that it's a sequel to another book about Jeremy Jacob and pirates (I didn't read that book which should tell you that you don't need to have read it to enjoy this one). But what's great about this book is how Jeremy Jacob is looking out for his baby sister throughout his hunt for the pirates' treasure. He basically tells the pirates that nothing will get done until his sister is fed and cared for. This is nothing like my older daughter but a mom can dare to dream.
Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique 4 of 7
You already know I love Fancy Nancy. But this is one of my favorites in the bunch. Nancy tries to surprise her little sister Jo Jo with a birthday present she'll love but also save up for a present for herself. Of course she ends up realizing she has to sacrifice in order to please her little sister and she does the right thing. Again, a mom can dare to dream.
Big Sister Little Sister 5 of 7
All of my kids love this book. And why shouldn't they? It's about sisters. The big sister does everything first like wear lipstick and get flowers from a boy. She also gets to stay up later and act older. But she'll never be as good at being a little sister as her little sister. I swear it's good. I'm not doing it justice. Cute, short and good pictures.
Tikki Tikki Tembo 6 of 7
A classic, I know. My daughter Matilda loves this story about two Chinese brothers one with a very very long name; so long that it almost causes tragedy. You can't read this book more than three times without memorizing the boy's whole name (a name that I do know but can't spell off the top of my head -stop it! I do so know it!)
Sheila Rae, The Brave 7 of 7
In Sheila Rae the Brave, Sheila is the big sister who is not afraid of anything! She has so much self confidence and bravado that when she shows off by going pretty far from home she gets lost. Luckily her little sister saves the day. Don't you just love everything by Kevin Henkes? If you haven't read Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse you really haven't lived. So get on it and while you're at it, get these books too!
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