Tag Archives: Siblings

BIG FOR CHRISTMAS (Sweet Valley Twins)

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description The twins wish they were grownups when they are invited to the biggest Christmas party ever and their parents won’t let them go, but a shocking transformation has occurred when they wake up the next morning.

“More More More,” Said the Baby (A Caldecott Honor book)

Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin,and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you. Amazon.com Review From beneath the tickles, kisses, and unfettered affection showered on them by grownups, the children in Vera B. Williams’ Caldecott Honor Book cry out for “more more more!” The […]

Twin to Twin

Author: Margaret O’Hair Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Double born. Twice the blessing. Double kids. Twice the messing. Twins mean double the kisses and double the fun. It’s double the joy for everyone!

Runaway

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description “It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.” Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she’s had enough. She’s run away before and always been caught quickly. But she’s older and wiser now–she’s twelve–and […]

Spot Bakes a Cake

Author: Eric Hill Publisher: Puffin Product Description Celebrate summer with Spot and his friends in these brand-new lift-the- flap editions! Kids can still lift the flaps to bake a cake and to spend time with Spot and his grandparents, but now their favorite puppy will be featured in a colorful new design. For the first […]

The Invisible String

Author: Patrice Karst Publisher: DeVorss & Company Product Description NOW IN IT’S 8th PRINTING!!! 28,000 copies sold & the strings are still reaching all over the World! “That’s impossible”, said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they’re all connected by this thing called an Invisible String. “What kind of string”? They asked […]

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Author: Marc Brown Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Arthur is certain that this Christmas will be perfect–lots of snow, a beautiful tree, and a delicious turkey dinner. But when it doesn’t snow, D.W. decorates half the tree with trolls and unicorns, and Dad decides to make an authentic ancient Christmas dinner, […]

Angels and Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories

Author: Katherine Paterson Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Aminister, trying to help a boy find his father, winds up in jail on Christmas Eve. A mother copes with the death of her infant. A father searches for his runaway son. A widower takes in an outspoken foster child who tests the limits of his generosity. In […]

Story of a Girl

Author: Sara Zarr Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother’s best friend–Deanna Lambert’s teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of “school slut,” she longs to escape a life defined by […]

Olivia

Author: Ian Falconer Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Have fun with Olivia… dressing up singing songs building sand castles napping (maybe) dancing painting on walls and — whew! — going to sleep at last. Amazon.com Review Olivia would be Eloise, if Eloise were a pig. She is good at singing 40 very loud songs and is […]

Merry Un-Christmas

Author: Mike Reiss Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The first Un–Christmas classic from the bestselling team of How Murray Saved Christmas. When Noelle wakes up every morning, she must put her new pony in the backyard with all of her other ponies and her new bike in the garage with all of her other bikes. It […]

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones, No. 2)

Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in black-and-white by Denise Brunkus. Trouble crops up because of an unusual misunderstanding–Junie B. starts to think that her newborn brother is really a baby monkey! “Chapter book readers will be laughing at Junie’s antics as well as her way with words.”–Booklist.

I’m Going to be a Big Sister

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: Brenda Bercun Publisher: Nurturing Your Children Press Product Description Amanda’s mommy is pregnant and Amanda is going to be a big sister. In this story Amanda learns about preparing for the new baby’s arrival and what it truly means to be a big sister. Winner of the iParenting Media Book Awards […]

The Seven Chinese Sisters

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Kathy Tucker Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company Product Description (Ages 5-8) Once there were seven Chinese sisters who lived together and took care of each other. Each one had a special talent. When baby Seventh Sister is snatched by a hungry dragon, her loving sisters race to save her. In Kathy […]

Beezus and Ramona

Rating: (48 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary’s wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older […]

Fablehaven

Rating: (182 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Deseret Book Company Product Description “The dialogue snaps and sizzles. . . like Harry Potter, Fablehaven can be read aloud in a family with as much pleasure for grownups as for children. . . Do yourself a favor, and don’t miss the first novel by a writer who […]

The Sorceress

Rating: (78 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description Book Three in the New York Times bestselling series. Nicholas Flamel’s heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie […]

Amelia’s Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Marissa Moss Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Product Description A Note from the Author — Amelia! “I don’t know what’s worse — sharing a dorm with girls I don’t know or sharing one with a girl I know too well — my sister, Cleo. This school trip is a major […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope

Rating: (236 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided. Snicket’s saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto

Rating: (249 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Warning: Your day will become very dark – and possibly damp – if you read this book. Plan to spend this spring in hiding. Lemony Snicket is back with the eleventh book in his New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #9: The Carnivorous Carnival

Rating: (210 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Everybody loves a carnival! Who can fail to delight in the colourful people, the unworldly spectacle, the fabulous freaks? A carnival is a place for good family fun – as long as one has a family, that is. For the Baudelaire orphans, their time […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #13: The End

Rating: (320 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Dear Reader, You are presumably looking at the back of this book, or the end of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you read the end from the beginning of the beginning of […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril

Rating: (221 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed! Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What […]

The True Gift: A Christmas Story

Rating: (43 reviews) Author: Patricia MacLachlan Publisher: Atheneum Product Description All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents’ farm. It’s always the perfect trip — walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be […]

A Christmas Without Elizabeth (Sweet Valley Twins)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description When the entire school thinks she has stolen the money raised for the Christmas party–money she has secretly given to a homeless family–Elizabeth wishes she has never been born, and a friendly Christmas angel gives her wish.

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research […]

I’m a Big Sister

Rating: (95 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description My Big Boy Potty My Big Girl Potty When You Were Inside Mommy Sharing is Fun

Max’s Christmas Stocking (Max Board Books)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Rosemary Wells Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description Everybody’s favorite bunnies celebrate Christmas and Valentine’s Day in two adorable shaped board books just right for toddlers. When Santa mixes up their stockings, Max and Ruby are in for a big surprise on Christmas morning! And when Ruby uses all the candy to […]

Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven)

Rating: (72 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Very strange things are afoot at Fablehaven. Someone or something has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. Seth discovers the problem early, but as the infectious disease spreads, it becomes clear that the preserve cannot hold out for long. […]

The Complete Ramona Collection

Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Kids everywhere feel connected to Ramona’s unique way of looking at the world as she tries to adjust to new teachers, feels jealous about Susan’s curls, and is secretly pleased by Yard Ape’s teasing. The scrapes she gets herself into—like wearing pajamas to school or accidentally making egg […]

The New Baby at Your House

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description It’s natural for children to be concerned about the arrival of a new baby at their house. Most big brothers and sisters feel loving and tender one minute, angry or jealous the next. With over forty vivid full-color photographs and a clear, supportive textby award-winning […]

The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Jude Watson Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Product Description A Clue found in Book 3 sends Amy and Dan jetting off to find out just what’s behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And […]

The Magician’s Elephant

Rating: (59 reviews) Author: Kate DiCamillo Publisher: Candlewick Product Description In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected — and making the extraordinary come true. What if? Why not? Could it be? When a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan […]

Witch & Wizard

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night […]

Goldilicious (Pinkalicious)

Rating: (25 reviews) Author: Victoria Kann Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Being Pinkalicious is pinkatastic, especially when she’s accompanied by her pet unicorn, Goldilicious. Goldie is a roller-skating, kite-flying, high-jumping unicorn who will protect Pinkalicious from the evil wizardry of her little brother, Peter. Together, Pinkalicious and Goldilicious can conquer anything! This enchanting follow-up to the […]

The Magic Christmas (Sweet Valley Twins Magna Editions)

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description Given a pair of antique dolls by their grandparents, Jessica and Elizabeth learn that the dolls are a family legacy from a past generation of twins and that they have magical powers.

The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Patrick Carman Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description JOIN ANYTIME TO PLAY FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN! WHERE ARE AMY AND DAN CAHILL? The two kids were last seen in Egypt, hunting for one of the 39 Clues that could make them the most powerful people on earth. But no one has […]

The Greek Who Stole Christmas (Diamond Brother Mysteries)

Author: Anthony Horowitz Publisher: Puffin Product Description Tim Diamond is the worst detective in the world—he couldn’t find his nose with both hands and a road map. Luckily, his younger brother, thirteen-yearold Nick, is the real brains behind the operation! It’s Christmastime, and once again, Tim and Nick are flat broke. Luckily for them, a […]

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Jon Scieszka Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, […]

Just Listen

Rating: (121 reviews) Author: Sarah Dessen Publisher: Puffin Product Description when Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend—the popular and exciting Sophie—she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. but then she meets owen—a loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to […]

The Sorceress (Secrets Imrtl Nicholas Flamel)

Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Fablehaven

Rating: (102 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Aladdin Product Description For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite. Kendra and […]

The Thief Lord

Rating: (392 reviews) Author: Cornelia Funke Publisher: The Chicken House Product Description Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious character who calls himself the “Thief Lord.” Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring […]

Go Long! (Kickoff)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Product Description It’s Tiki and Ronde’s second year on their junior high school football team, the Hidden Valley Eagles. The eighth-grade season is here, and the boys have come together as a team. Now key starters, Tiki and Ronde are ready […]

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Rating: (184 reviews) Author: Gennifer Choldenko Publisher: Puffin Product Description Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. It’s 1935 and twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that’s home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, […]

Kickoff!

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber Publisher: Aladdin Product Description “Hut! Hut! Go long, Tiki!” Tiki and Ronde’s twelfth summer is winding down — the nights are gettingshorter and the evenings cooler. That means two things: The first day of junior high is just a few days away, and it’s almost the start […]

The Rules of Survival

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Nancy Werlin Publisher: Puffin Product Description For Matt and his sisters, life with their cruel, vicious mother is a day-to-day struggle for survival. But then Matt witnesses Murdoch coming to a child’s rescue in a convenience store, and for the first time, he feels a glimmer of hope. When, amazingly, Murdoch […]

Rules (Apple Signature)

Rating: (71 reviews) Author: Cynthia Lord Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She’s spent years trying to teach David the rules from “a peach is not a funny-looking apple” to […]

I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed (Charlie and Lola)

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Publisher: Candlewick Product Description It’s bedtime for Charlie and Lola, the hilarious siblings from I WILL NEVER NOT EVER EAT A TOMATO. Night owl Lola likes to stay up coloring and scribbling and wriggling and bouncing and chattering. Lola never gets tired. How can big brother Charlie convince her it’s time […]

Ish

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Publisher: Candlewick Product Description A creative spirit learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than “getting it right” in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT. Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere. Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. […]