Best Children's Books About Sisters

19 Children's Books About Sisters

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Little Women  book
#1
Little Women
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-14

Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her publisher. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. Little Women was an immediate commercial and critical success, and readers demanded to know more about the characters. Alcott quickly completed a second volume (entitled Good Wives in the United Kingdom, although this name derived from the publisher and not from Alcott). It was also successful. The two volumes were issued in 1880 in a single work entitled Little Women. Alcott also wrote two sequels to her popular work, both of which also featured the March sisters: Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Although Little Women was a novel for girls, it differed notably from the current writings for children, especially girls. The novel addressed three major themes: "domesticity, work, and true love, all of them interdependent and each necessary to the achievement of its heroine's individual identity."

Andi Unexpected book
#2
Andi Unexpected
Written by Amanda Flower
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The first in a new middle-grade mystery series, in Andi Unexpected, twelve-year-old Andi Boggs, discovers evidence of her forgotten namesake, a missing relative, which leads her into a family mystery rooted in the Great Depression.

The Two Princesses of Bamarre book
#3
The Two Princesses of Bamarre
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

When plague strikes Bamarre, Princess Addie must fulfill an ancient prophecy. Brave and adventurous, Princess Meryl dreams of fighting dragons and protecting the kingdom of Bamarre. Shy and fearful, Princess Addie is content to stay within the safety of the castle walls. The one thing that the sisters share is their unwavering love for each other. The tables are turned, however, when the Gray Death leaves Meryl fatally ill. To save her sister, meek Princess Addie must find the courage to set out on a dangerous quest filled with dragons, unknown magic, and death itself. Time is running out, and the sisters' lives—and the future of the kingdom of Bamarre—hang in the balance.

Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick book
#4
Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick
Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

One peppermint stick. Two sisters. See sibling rivalry turn to sweet solidarity.

Stand in My Shoes book
#5
Stand in My Shoes
Written and illustrated by Bob Sornson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 8-9

After her sister explains the meaning of empathy to her, Emily decides to pay closer attention to the struggles those closest to her endure.

Petal's Problems book
#6
Petal's Problems
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

During the month of June, Petal, one of the eight Huit octuplets, gets her power, which she uses to great advantage when Crazy Aunt Serena tries to kidnap Rebecca and throw her off the Eiffel Tower while the rest of the family attends a wedding.

The Sisters Eight Book 7: Rebecca's Rashness book
#7
The Sisters Eight Book 7: Rebecca's Rashness
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

When Rebecca demonstrates superhuman strength she brings unwanted publicity to the Huit octuplets, but much greater danger is in store when she acquires the power to shoot fire from her fingertips.

Zinnia's Zaniness book
#8
Zinnia's Zaniness
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

With the arrival of August, Zinnia, the youngest of the Huit octuplets, eagerly anticipates getting her power and gift, both of which hold big surprises that are revealed to the sisters on their 8th birthday, in the penultimate episode of the Sisters Eight saga. Simultaneous.

The Final Battle... for Now book
#9
The Final Battle... for Now
Written and illustrated by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

The Huit octuplets, each of whom has now discovered her power and received her gift, finally learn where their parents are, but before they can attempt a rescue they must face the Other Eights and a very scary aunt.

Stardust book
#10
Stardust
Written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Briony May Smith
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it’s finding Mom’s lost wedding ring or winning the costume prize, her big sister always shines brighter. A story about how everything and everyone is made of stardust and we all shine in different ways

Little Women book
#11
Little Women
Written by Louisa May Alcott and illustrated by Francesca Rossi
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-18

From the time it was written back in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has enchanted young readers, who identify with the realistic and lively personalities of the four March sisters. Growing up as the Civil War rages, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy face the challenges and difficulties of life—and, sometimes, each other. Francesca Rossi’s wonderful illustrations are perfect for the contemporary audience.

Zoe's Room (no Sisters Allowed) book
#12
Zoe's Room (no Sisters Allowed)
Written and illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

"Queen" Zoe protests having her sister Addie move from their parents' room into her realm, but on the fourth night she has reason to be glad for a roommate.

The Sister Book book
#13
The Sister Book
Written and illustrated by Todd Parr
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Bestselling and beloved creator Todd Parr brings his trademark wit and wisdom to this celebration of all different kinds of sisters! Some sisters are big. Some sisters are little. Some sisters want to be scientists. Some sister want to be mermaids. All sisters are a special part of your family! Following up on his family classics The Mommy Book, The Daddy Book, The Grandma Book, and The Grandpa Book, Todd Parr turns to siblings! With his trademark childlike art, Todd celebrates all different kinds of sisters. Whether they are older or younger, enjoy helping in the kitchen or the garage, live with you or live far away, sisters are always a specia part of your family. This sibling celebration is perfect for sisters of all ages, and for older girls and boys who are expecting a new little one.

Annie's Adventures book
#14
Annie's Adventures
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

On New Year's Eve, the octuplets Huit--Annie, Durinda, Georgia, Jackie, Marcia, Petal, Rebecca, and Zinnia--discover that their parents are missing, and then uncover a mysterious note instructing them that each must find her power and her gift if they want to know what happened to their parents. Simultaneous.

Pride and Prejudice book
#15
Pride and Prejudice
Written by Gill Tavner, Jane Austen and illustrated by Ann Kronheimer
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-11

Since its publication in 1813, Pride and Prejudice’s blend of humor, romance, and social satire have delighted readers of all ages. In telling the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and their five daughters, Jane Austen creates a miniature of her world, where social grace and the nuances of behavior predominate in the making of a great love story.

Durinda's Dangers book
#16
Durinda's Dangers
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

One month after their parents' disappearance, the third-grade Huit octuplets deal with a malfunctioning refrigerator and try to win the love of the only boy in their class at Valentine's Day, while Dorinda discovers her special power and gift. Simultaneous.

Georgia's Greatness book
#17
Georgia's Greatness
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

As the Huit octuplets prepare for a St. Patrick's Day parade, Georgia discovers her powers and uncovers the substitute teacher's secret.

Jackie's Jokes book
#18
Jackie's Jokes
Written and illustrated by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

April Fools' Day is long and hard for the third-grade Huit octuplets, but it is nothing compared to the challenges of Tax Day, through which Jackie discovers her special power and gift and learns more about their parents' mysterious disappearance. Simultaneous.

Marcia's Madness book
#19
Marcia's Madness
Written by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and illustrated by Lisa K. Weber
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Questions! Questions! Questions! The Sisters Eight have so many questions and so few answers! Luckily, one more month means they'll get a few answers. Marcia's month is about to begin. You remember Marcia, right? The sensible one? The one who would never do anything . . . crazy?

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