For national sibling day, I’m sharing a book list of children’s books about siblings. These books about brothers and sisters may inspire a little love between your own kiddos, or they may provide a little sense of validation for the tough feelings that sometimes come with these special relationships. Perhaps the little brother or sister in your home will relate to the little sister in Secret Tree Fort as she desperately tries to tempt her older sister into her tree for to play.If your kiddos share a room, they may have felt like Mia from Mia Moves Out when she becomes so frustrated with sharing her bedroom with her brother that she packs a bag and leaves home!
I hope you’ll find one of these books or another favorite story that celebrates the love between siblings today.
Siblings Day originated in 1995 by the Siblings Day Foundation. “Sibling Day follows the spirit of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s,” the Sibling Day Foundation stated. “It is an uplifting celebration honoring people who have shaped our values, beliefs and ideals.”
Here’s a few fun facts about siblings in America:
- 89% of Americans have siblings.
- 36% of Americans would choose to be the older sibling.
- 31% of Americans would choose to be the youngest sibling.
- More than half (62%) of Americans with no siblings wish they had a sibling.
And now for your sibling day book list…
Kids Books About Siblings:
Secret Tree Fort by Brianne Farley
This little sister has quite the imagination as she tries to tempt her big sister into joining her in her amazing secret tree fort. The big sister with her head in a book is uninterested. Will she change her mind?
Mia Moves Out by Miranda Paul
Mia has had enough of sharing a bedroom with her messy little brother and decides to move out, but will she find that there’s no place like home?
Little Miss, Big Sis by Amy Rosenthal
Little Miss is all to excited as the prepares for her new role as “Big Sis.”
Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn
When Lola becomes a big sister, the first thing she wants to share is her love of reading.
Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep by Joyce Dunbar
In this sweet bedtime story, a little brother asks his older brother to lull him to sleep with “something happy,” and the big brother’s response is all too perfect.
Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
Adjusting to a new sibling can be difficult. Peter is not pleased that things around the house are being painted pink for his new baby sister!
Maple & Willow Together by Lori Nichols
Sisters don’t always get along, but they can learn to navigate conflicts and have fun like Maple and Willow.
My Sister, Daisy by Adria Karlsson
This big brother just loves his little brother, but one day his younger sibling and best friend says she’s actually his little sister. It’s a surprise, but he finds she’s the same person she always was and is still his best friend.
Charlie and Lola Series by Lauren Child
This fun and whimsically illustrated series is a joy to read as big brother Charile helps guide little sister Lola in this own way and with his big brother wisdom.
Ling and Ting Series by Grace Lin
These early readers about twin sisters a fun for kids to read on their own. Whether they are twins, have a sibling who is mistaken for a twin sometimes, or just know some twins, these stories can help validate the fact that twins are “Not Exactly the Same!”
Happy Sibling Day!