From bickering to sharing to cuddling and compromise, these sibling stories are all warm-hearted and playful picture books about the many facets that happen in these relationships. Read with your kids. See what they recognize in themselves. See if any stories inspire something more…
Warm-Hearted Picture Books About Siblings
The Proudest Blue A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali, illustrated by Hatem Aly
The New Small Person by Lauren Child
Maple & Willow Together by Lori Nichols
The illustrations are adorably perfect for this sweet story about sisters who love to play with each other. Until they start fighting. But they don’t stay upset for long, they love each other too much. A wonderful sister story!
When Pigs Fly by James Burke
Milo and Georgie by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Josee Bisaillon SIBLINGS
Confiscated! by Suzanne Kaufman
How to Be a Bigger Bunny by Wendell and Florence Minor
A Few Blocks by Cybele Young
Older sister, Viola, knows how to get her little brother, Ferdie, to school. Even though he doesn’t want to go. Viola says, “Ferdie, look! I found your superfast cape! Quick– put on your rocket-blaster boots and we’ll take off.” And so she continues to imagine ships and islands, and kings and knights, all the way to . . . almost to school. Now it’s Ferdie’s turn to use some imagination to get Viola to school. You’ll love the beautiful urban images cut into the scenery, collaged on the white background – they’re gorgeous! Of course, you’ll mostly love the imagination that carries these two siblings to school.
Me First by Max Kornell
A typical sibling argument is who gets to go first. Hal and Marth compete and argue non-stop. It’s driving their parents crazy. But when the duo goes exploring on their own and encounter several harrowing firsts, they begin to treat each other differently.
Violet and Victor Write The Best-Ever Bookworm Book by Alice Kuipers, illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Philomena’s New Glasses by Brenna Maloney
Rosie & Rex A Nose for Fun! by Bob Boyle
The main characters are a girl who wants to play tea party princesses and a boy who is obsessed with robots. Just when there seems to be no hope for a together play compromise, a real, huge, and tons-of-fun robot comes to help these siblings.
Hazel is excited for her sister Twig’s first birthday. As the two prepare for the party and friends and family arrive, Hazel explains how at Twig’s first birthday called a doljabi, Twig will get to pick something that signifies her life’s path. Twig’s choice surprises everyone! What will it mean? They’ll have to wait and see. Muted watercolor illustrations with a sweet sister story illuminates a special Korean tradition.
The Big Fuzzy by Caroline Castle , illustrated by Daniel Howarth
A Dark, Dark Cave by Eric Hoffman, illustrated by Corey R. Tabor
What a wonderful celebration of pretend play and imagination! A brother and sister bravely explore the dark cave where they see bats flying, and crawling things until their dad lifts the blanket of their fort and tells them they are being too loud and will wake the baby. What will they do next? How about horses?
My Little Sister and Me by Maple Lam
Today is a big day for this big brother — he gets to walk his little sister home from the bus stop all by himself. As they journey home, you see a caring big brother and sister relationship that ends in a sweet thank you note from little sister to big brother.