An Award-Winning Book Club for Kids
Shop Now

A List of Terrific Kids Books About Twins

Fun, tender, and meaningful aspects of twin relationships are explored in children's literature.

The unique relationships shared by twins are discussed across a broad range of literature, both in fiction and nonfiction, from beginner board books to novels to biographies.

In this list, we focus on twins in children’s literature. We’ve rounded up the very best books exploring all parts of being a twin, from showing some of the harder situations twins face to sharing the many adventures twins have together. Our list includes board books perfect for infants and toddlers age 0 to 2, picture books great for elementary school age children, and chapter books good for late elementary school through early middle school age kids. The list can be filtered by book type to make it easy for you to find age relevant books.

Whether you’re a twin yourself, have always wanted a twin, or just like to read about twins, these children’s books offer terrific stories about the unique relationships shared by twins. As you see peruse our list, please share with us any of your favorites we didn’t include!

Share this list

Top 10 Books About Twins

#1
Add to list
Ruby Holler
Written by Sharon Creech
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

“You are now entering Ruby Holler, the one and only Ruby Holler! Your lives are never going to be the same—“

“Trouble twins” Dallas and Florida are orphans who have given up believing there is such a thing as a loving home. Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric older couple who live in the beautiful, mysterious Ruby Holler, but they’re restless for one more big adventure. When they invite the twins to join them on their journeys, they first must all stay together in the Holler, and the magic of the place takes over. Two pairs of lives grow closer and are changed forever.

Buy book
$6.99
Bookshop
$5.94
Amazon
$5.19
Used $-0.06
Prices as of Feb 25
#2
Add to list
The Templeton Twins Have An Idea
Written by Ellis Weiner & illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let’s say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometime confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins—adults—named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, kidnapped. Wouldn’t it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Now in paperback, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn’t?!). And now, there’s more!

Buy book
$6.99
Bookshop
$5.94
Amazon
$5.99
Used $0.34
Prices as of Feb 25
#3
Add to list
Bathtime for Twins
Written by Ellen Weiss & illustrated by Sam Williams
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm
I absolutely love the illustrations in this book--they remind me of one of my favorite books from my childhood. I think this board book has a great amount of text in it, and I like that it has a storyline. It's especially fun to have it talk about the many fun things that come with twins, and it's a great bath-time or getting-ready-for-bed book.
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Bathtime fun, times two! An adorable duo heads for the tub in this board book companion to Playtime for Twins. Splashy, sploshy, splish. We are little fish! A delightful set of twins show what a blast bathtime can be in this playful board book. Expect grins and giggles from little ones as these funny siblings splash, have tea, play peek-a-boo, and more, until it’s time to say “good night.” Bubbly, rhyming text from Ellen Weiss and soft, charming illustrations by Sam Williams bring this playful story to life.

Buy book
$7.99
Bookshop
$6.79
Amazon
$7.99
Used $7.99
Prices as of Feb 25
#4
Add to list
By My Brother's Side
Written by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, and Robert Burleigh & illustrated by Barry Root
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Introduces twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber, who worked hard to overcome obstacles and became National Football League stars, one as runningback for the New York Giants, the other as cornerback for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$13.59
Used $-0.65
Prices as of Feb 25
#5
Add to list
Two Is for Twins
Written by Wendy Cheyette Lewison & illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

What makes two? All sorts of things. A bicycle’s wheels. A bluebird’s wings. And twins, as you can plainly see, Are just as two as two can be. This brightly illustrated board book is a buoyant, bouncy ode to the joys of twindom. Perfect for children who are twins, and just as perfect for children who aren’t!

Buy book
$7.99
Bookshop
$6.79
Amazon
$7.99
Used $7.99
Prices as of Feb 25
#6
Add to list
Lost and Found
Written by Andrew Clements & illustrated by Mark Elliott
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm
The idea of having a twin and swapping places has always seemed intriguing, but Lost and Found does a great job demonstrating what such an experience might actually be like, along with teaching the valuable lessons of being honest and loving the family you have!
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one.

Buy book
$7.99
Bookshop
$6.79
Amazon
$7.99
Used $7.99
Prices as of Feb 25
#7
Add to list
Little Miss Twins
Written & illustrated by Roger Hargreaves
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Travel to Twoland where two friends can be double the fun fun!!

Buy book
$4.99
Bookshop
$4.24
Amazon
$4.99
Used $4.99
Prices as of Feb 25
#8
Add to list
Twin to Twin
Written by Margaret O'Hair & illustrated by Thierry Courtin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-8

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!

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$13.99
Used $1.59
Prices as of Feb 25
#9
Add to list
No Two Alike
Written & illustrated by Keith Baker
Thoughts from Mr. Staccato
Can you find two snowflakes that are exactly the same? Almost, almost, but not quite. The story is simple with cute winter illustrations of two birds exploring the forest. This book also exists as a board book and I think it's a better fit as such.
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Follows a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey through a winter landscape, where everything everywhere, from branches and leaves to forests full of trees, is unique.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$12.99
Used $1.31
Prices as of Feb 25
#10
Add to list
A Twin Is to Hug
Written by Boni Ashburn & illustrated by John Nez
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Hand in hand, side by side, a twin is your friend. Every step of the way, from beginning to end. Having a twin can be great! With a twin, you have a lifelong bond, a partner in crime, and a food-I-don’t-want-to-eat eater. But with a twin, you also have to share, and take turns, and compare. It’s not always easy, but for better or worse, a twin is a friend who will always be by your side. With a small trim and expressive illustrations, this package will make the perfect gift for the expectant mother or twin in your life.

Buy book
$14.99
Bookshop
$12.74
Amazon
$14.99
Used $14.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Table of Contents
Scroll to books about Twins and...

Books About Twins and Brothers

Add to list
Lost and Found
Written by Andrew Clements & illustrated by Mark Elliott
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm
The idea of having a twin and swapping places has always seemed intriguing, but Lost and Found does a great job demonstrating what such an experience might actually be like, along with teaching the valuable lessons of being honest and loving the family you have!
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one.

Buy book
$7.99
Bookshop
$6.79
Amazon
$7.99
Used $7.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
By My Brother's Side
Written by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, and Robert Burleigh & illustrated by Barry Root
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Introduces twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber, who worked hard to overcome obstacles and became National Football League stars, one as runningback for the New York Giants, the other as cornerback for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$13.59
Used $-0.65
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
The House in Poplar Wood
Written & illustrated by K. E. Ormsbee
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13

Haunted Mansion meets Stranger Things

★ “A smart, thrilling mystery” -Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Magical elements, evocative, intelligent writing, and ever-ratcheting suspense.”-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The foreboding atmosphere perfectly matches the dark mystery and high stakes confronting the middle-schoolers.” –Booklist

For as long as the Vickery twins can remember, Lee and his mother have served Memory, while Felix and his father assist Death. This is the Agreement. But one Halloween, Gretchen Whipple smashes her way into their lives. Her bargain is simple: If the twins help her solve the murder of local girl Essie Hasting, she’ll help them break the Agreement. The more the three investigate, however, the more they realize that something’s gone terribly wrong in their town. Death is on the loose, and if history repeats itself, Essie’s might not be the last murder in Poplar Wood. Simultaneously heartwarming and delightfully spooky, The House in Poplar Wood is a story about a boy’s desire to be free, a girl’s desire to make a difference, and a family’s desire to be together again.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$10.79
Used $1.33
Prices as of Feb 25
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. The Crossover - New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙ 2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults ∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙ Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book ∙ Kirkus Best Book “A beautifully measured novel of life and line.”—The New York Times Book Review “With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering,” announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he’s got mad beats, too, that tell his family’s story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander. Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story’s heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.

  2. Island of Dragons, Volume 7 - Twins Alex and Aaron Stowe are put to the ultimate test to fulfill their destinies and save both Quill and Artimé from the deadliest enemy the cities have ever faced in the thrilling conclusion of the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Unwanteds series, which <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>called “<i>The Hunger Games </i>meets Harry Potter.” <p/>Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artimé with the help of a surprise ally. United at last, they’re exploring exciting new territory. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them, and danger strikes when they’re most vulnerable. <p/>Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can’t hope to win alone. Loyalties will be tested, and powerful new abilities will emerge on both sides of the war that could change everything. <p/>Will Artimé finally know peace or will all that Alex and his people have fought for be destroyed forever?

  3. Island of Graves, Volume 6 - On the brink of war, the fates of both Artimé and Quill are at stake in book six of the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Unwanteds series, which <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>called “<i>The Hunger Games </i>meets Harry Potter.” <p/>Alex and Aaron Stowe are at a crossroads. <p/>Everything Aaron has worked so hard to build in Quill has crumbled. Fallen from the height of power and influence and left for dead in a foreign place, Aaron has lost everything, and now he must humbly beg for food from those who saved his life. <p/>In Artimé, Alex chooses his people over his brother and abandons his search for Aaron, closing the door on that relationship forever. The Artimeans need his focus now more than ever as they face the terrifying power of a new enemy who has taken control of Quill–the notoriously evil Gondoleery Rattrapp. <p/>Desperate to stop her, Alex embarks on a risky mission to enlist help from an unlikely ally, and along the way he’s determined to rescue a lone sailor from monstrous beasts with mysterious origins–a sailor who just might show Alex a different world. As he prepares for an epic war with all of Quill and Artime hanging in the balance, Alex must place his faith in a reckless plan…and hope that he and all of his friends make it through alive.

  4. Island of Fire - The fate of Artimé is at stake--and an unlikely alliance could redeem it--in book three in the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series.

Books About Twins and Social Themes

Add to list
Little Miss Twins
Written & illustrated by Roger Hargreaves
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Travel to Twoland where two friends can be double the fun fun!!

Buy book
$4.99
Bookshop
$4.24
Amazon
$4.99
Used $4.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
The Tapper Twins Go to War
Written & illustrated by Geoff Rodkey
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

This bestselling first book in the Tapper Twins series is a hilariously authentic showcase of what it’s like to be in middle school in our digitally-saturated world, told as a colorful “oral history” with photos, screenshots, text messages, chat logs, and online gaming digital art.

Twelve-year-old twins, Claudia and Reese, who couldn’t be more different…except in their determination to come out on top in a vicious prank war. But when the competition escalates into an all-out battle that’s fought from the cafeteria of their New York City private school all the way to the fictional universe of an online video game, the twins have to decide if their efforts to destroy each other are worth the price.

Buy book
$13.99
Bookshop
$11.89
Amazon
$13.99
Used $13.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Jake and Lily
Written & illustrated by Jerry Spinelli
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

This is a story about me, Lily. And me, Jake. We’re twins and we’re exactly alike. Not exactly! Whatever. This is a book we wrote about the summer we turned eleven and Jake ditched me. Please. I just started hanging out with some guys in the neighborhood. Right. So anyway, this is a book about goobers and supergoobers bullies clubhouses true friends things getting built and wrecked and rebuilt and about figuring out who we are. We wrote this together (sort of) so you’ll get to see both sides of our story. But you’ll probably agree with my side. You always have to have the last word, don’t you? Yes!

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$16.99
Used $16.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. One of a Kind - In this wry and witty picture book, an only child learns that in a classroom of multiples, individuality can be awesome. All the kids in Lysander Singleton’s class are either twins or triplets, which means Lysander Singleton is the only “only child” at Twin Oaks Elementary. He tries to do what he can to fit in—making photocopies of himself, or attempting to play games with the other kids—though his efforts are usually met with unfortunate results. But when it comes time for the schoolwide Twindividuation competition, a series of events meant to encourage individuality, Lysander quickly realizes that being the only “only child” does have its advantages—and that being unique isn’t such a bad thing after all.

  2. Fearless Mirabelle and Meg - A fun and exuberant picture book about twin sisters with very different talents. Mirabelle and Meg Moffat are twins, and their mom and dad are famous circus acrobats. Mirabelle is fearless. She promises to be the most topsy-turvy, upside-down acrobat of all. Unlike Meg, who is afraid of heights. But with a grand new show featuring Mirabelle about to open, it soon becomes clear that there is at least one thing that does scare Mirabelle. Could it be time for Meg’s talent to shine?

  3. Efrén Divided - “We need books to break open our hearts, so that we might feel more deeply, so that we might be more human in these unkind times. This is a book doing work of the spirit in a time of darkness.” –Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street Efrén Nava’s Amá is his Superwoman–or Soperwoman, named after the delicious Mexican sopes his mother often prepares. Both Amá and Apá work hard all day to provide for the family, making sure Efrén and his younger siblings Max and Mía feel safe and loved. But Efrén worries about his parents; although he’s American-born, his parents are undocumented. His worst nightmare comes true one day when Amá doesn’t return from work and is deported across the border to Tijuana, México. Now more than ever, Efrén must channel his inner Soperboy to help take care of and try to reunite his family.

  4. Kickoff! - Hut! Hut! Go long, Tiki!

Books About Twins and Culture

Add to list
Lisa and Lottie
Written by Erich Kastner
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

When they meet for the first time at summer camp, two ten-year-old girls discover they are twins and plot to bring their divorced parents together again.

Buy book
$12.95
Bookshop
$11.01
Amazon
$12.95
Used $12.95
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
The Salmon Twins
Written & illustrated by Caroll Simpson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In her third book inspired by First Nations’ stories, children’s author and illustrator Caroll Simpson explains the significance of community values. She introduces readers to a world of creatures like Sea Lion, Killer Whale, Dogfish and Kingfisher. Her dramatic tale of young twins and their transformation shows how working together keeps a community healthy. When new twins are born in a mythical Pacific Coast village, everyone celebrates because the birth of twins is a rare occasion; twins are the children of the salmon. But when the twins grow selfish and greedy, Thunderbird transforms them into a Two-Headed Sea Serpent. Can the Serpent’s heads learn to work together? The question becomes more important when the salmon don’t run up the river and the villagers start to go hungry. The Serpent’s heads have to co-operate with each other to solve the mystery and restore the salmon run. Written for children aged 3 to 10, this charming story is illustrated with Simpson’s distinctive colour paintings that celebrate First Nations culture. A glossary of mythical creatures and sea life provides informative teaching points and invites further exploration of West Coast cultures. Also available in hardcover.

Buy book
$24.95
Bookshop
$21.21
Amazon
$24.95
Used $24.95
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Astrid and Apollo and the Soccer Celebration
Written by V. T. Bidania & illustrated by Dara Lashia Lee
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

At the Hmong July Fourth Soccer Festival, Astrid and Apollo are excited to join their dad as he watches his favorite soccer team compete. But when they have to babysit their little sister, Eliana, too, they don’t know what snack she keeps asking for. To keep her from crying, they buy almost everything they see at the festival. Will they end up with a whole stroller full of yummy food?

Buy book
$6.95
Bookshop
$5.91
Amazon
$6.95
Used $6.95
Prices as of Feb 25
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. From Texas with Love - The most exciting road trip in history continues! In this fourth book in the thrilling, New York Times bestselling adventure series, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald discover that everything really is bigger in Texas--including the danger!

  2. Astrid and Apollo and the Fishing Flop - It’s the twins’ first time fishing. Astrid and Apollo can’t wait to ride on their Uncle Lue’s fast boat and get goofy pictures with all the fish they catch. But Apollo keeps catching things that are not fish! When a storm brings them to shore, Apollo starts to feel like he’s a fishing failure. Can the twins turn the day around and help Apollo find the fun in fishing?

  3. Astrid and Apollo and the Happy New Year - Dressed in their traditional New Year clothes, Astrid and Apollo attend the Hmong New Year Festival. While at the noisy and jam-packed celebration, they accidentally become separated from their family and end up lost in the crowds. Follow along on their adventure as they try to find their way back to their mom, dad, and little sister, Eliana.

  4. Astrid and Apollo and the Starry Campout - Astrid is afraid of the dark and doesn’t want to go on her family camping trip. But her twin brother, Apollo, is excited. When they encounter scary things such as crawly bugs and the creepy dark, Apollo helps his twin through them. And when they encounter the scariest thing of all, Astrid might just be the one to save the starry campout.

Want to see books about culture?

Books About Twins and Friendship

Add to list
A Twin Is to Hug
Written by Boni Ashburn & illustrated by John Nez
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Hand in hand, side by side, a twin is your friend. Every step of the way, from beginning to end. Having a twin can be great! With a twin, you have a lifelong bond, a partner in crime, and a food-I-don’t-want-to-eat eater. But with a twin, you also have to share, and take turns, and compare. It’s not always easy, but for better or worse, a twin is a friend who will always be by your side. With a small trim and expressive illustrations, this package will make the perfect gift for the expectant mother or twin in your life.

Buy book
$14.99
Bookshop
$12.74
Amazon
$14.99
Used $14.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Root Magic
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

"A poignant, necessary entry into the children's literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything I want in a book!"--Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$16.99
Used $16.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
York: The Clockwork Ghost
Written & illustrated by Laura Ruby
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

National Book Award finalist Laura Ruby returns with the middle chapter in her epic alternate-history adventure—a journey that will test Tess, Theo, and Jaime and change their lives forever. It was only a few weeks ago that the Biedermann twins, Tess and Theo, along with their friend Jaime Cruz, followed the secrets of the Morningstarrs’ cipher further than anyone had in its century-and a-half history—and destroyed their beloved home in the process. But the Old York Cipher still isn’t solved. The demolition of 354 W. 73rd Street only revealed the next clue in the greatest mystery of the modern world, and if Tess, Theo, and Jaime want to discover what lies at the end of the puzzle laid into the buildings of New York by its brilliant, enigmatic architects, they will need to press on. But doing so could prove even more dangerous than they know. It is clear that the Morningstarr twins marshaled all the strange technology they had spent their lives creating in the construction of the Cipher, and that technology has its own plans for those who pursue it. It’s also clear that Tess, Theo, and Jaime are not the only ones on the trail of the treasure. As enemies both known and unknown close in on them from all sides and the very foundations of the city seem to crumble around them, they will have to ask themselves how far they will go to change the unchangeable—and whether the price of knowing the secrets of the Morningstarrs is one they are willing to pay.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $17.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. The Magic Looking Glass - Meet Jack and his talking chicken Betsy, Red, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and a host of other Little Legendsas they have fantastic new adventures!Get to know your favorite fairytale characters like never before in this magical new book series. A cutting has been stolen from the magical Story Tree, and it’s up to twins Hansel and Gretel to get it back. With the help of their new friend Wolfie, they find a secret fortress in the forest and a Magic Looking Glass that promises to help them. But things are not always what they seem! Can Wolfie and the twins save the day, or will the Magic Look Glass have the last laugh?

  2. The Hotel Between - A magical hotel, a mysterious tree, and a cryptic story about their missing father leads twins Cam and Cass on a worldly adventure in this enchanting debut novel that’s perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and Wildwood. Twins Cam and Cass have never known their parents. They’ve been told their mother died, and Cass is certain their father abandoned them. Cam isn’t so sure. He wants to prove her wrong; he must. Cam’s wish is soon granted in the form of a glistening, golden sign with elaborate flourishes that reads: The Hotel Between. With doors that open to countries all over the world, magical trollies, charmed corridors that can be altered on a whim, stone elephants that turn to life, sweets made from rocks; everything is possible in The Hotel. Cam has a hunch his father is somehow connected to this magical place, and may even be lost within its hidden halls. Every journey has its risks, and The Hotel Between is full of dangerous secrets. If Cam’s not careful, his stay may be over before his vacation has even started.

  3. Zacktastic - On his tenth birthday, Zack learns from his uncle that he is descended from a long line of genies and before he has a chance to process this information, he is whisked through a bottle portal and sent on his first assignment.

  4. Alexander Hamilton: Little Lion - Now that the twins have begun to settle into their new lives at Elm Medona, they delve deeper into The Treasure Chest and uncover more about the Pickworth family, including the disappearance of their great-uncle Thorne and the theft of priceless family artifacts. In this adventure, The Treasure Chest transports Felix and Maisie to tropical St. Croix in 1772. There they meet a young man named Alexander Hamilton who is about to embark on a journey to New York. Felix and Maisie aren’t sure why The Treasure Chest has brought them to meet Alexander, but they are determined to not let him out of their sights . . .even if that means stowing away on the very ship he is sailing off on!

Books About Twins and Magic

Add to list
The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide
Written by Chris Colfer
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12
The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!
Buy book
$19.99
Bookshop
$16.99
Amazon
$9.89
Used $0.35
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Worlds Collide
Written by Chris Colfer & illustrated by Brandon Dorman
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12
The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!
Buy book
$9.99
Bookshop
$8.49
Amazon
$8.99
Used $2.74
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
A Grimm Warning
Written by Chris Colfer & illustrated by Brandon Dorman
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12
In the third book in the New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories.
Buy book
$9.99
Bookshop
$8.49
Amazon
$8.99
Used $1.07
Prices as of Feb 25
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Beyond the Kingdoms - Fairy tales are just the beginning.

  2. The Enchantress Returns - After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.

  3. Island of Legends - Uncover adventure and dangerous secrets in book four of the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Unwanteds series, which <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>called “<i>The Hunger Games </i>meets Harry Potter.” <p/>When hundreds of lights appear across the sea during Artimé’s first annual masquerade ball, the party is over. Artimé is under attack, and Alex, the magical world’s young mage, must prove he can handle his newfound leadership. <p/>Alex receives no help from Aaron, his scheming twin brother. Instead of rallying Quill to help defend their island, Aaron disappears and happens upon a dangerous secret hidden in the jungle–one with the potential to give him the power he desperately desires. <p/>Even in the midst of battle Alex hasn’t forgotten his promise to rescue his new friend Sky’s mother from the volatile Pirates Island, a rocky volcano that randomly spits fire and sinks beneath the ocean’s surface with little warning. Once the rescue team is on the way, friendships are tested and the stakes are high. Ultimately the team discovers there are more creatures than they ever imagined in the waters surrounding their island chain–and not all of them are friendly. <p/>Adventure, danger, legendary creatures, exotic beasts, and the most unusual island so far rise up to challenge Alex and his friends from Artimé in this thrilling continuation of Lisa McMann’s The Unwanted series.

  4. Island of Silence - The second book in the middle-grade dystopian fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews calls "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter," by New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann.

Want to see 25 more books about twins and magic ?

How about books about magic?

Books About Twins and Cousins

Add to list
The Triple Play Twins
Written by David A. Kelly & illustrated by Mark Meyers
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9
Batter up! Baseball action and exciting whodunits star in this chapter book series! Next up is Minnesota!
Buy book
$5.99
Bookshop
$5.09
Amazon
$5.99
Used $5.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Anna Hibiscus
Written by Atinuke & illustrated by Lauren Tobia
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always somebody to laugh or play with. She loves to splash in the sea with her cousins and have parties with her aunties. But more than anything else in the world, Anna Hibiscus would love to see snow.

Add to list
July Jitters
Written by Ron Roy
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! <BR>July is for Jitters… <BR>In the seventh book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - the mayor is having a special Fourth of July contest; the person whose pet has the best Independence Day costume gets to be mayor for a day! Bradly, Brian, Nate, and Lucy transform Polly the pony into Thomas Jefferson and Pal the dog into the Declaration of Independence. But when the pet parade rolls around, the animals are nowhere to be found! Maybe they have stage fright. Can the kids find their dressed-up pets and calm them down betfore the Fourth of July fun begins? <BR>Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are pefect for emerging readers and any kid who loves mysteries!

Buy book
$12.99
Bookshop
$11.04
Amazon
$12.99
Used $12.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. May Magic - In the fifth book of the Calendar Mysteries–a new early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives–twins Bradley and Brian Pinto are getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day by treating their mom to a show by Hypo, the world’s greatest hypnotist. Brian hopes that if Hypo can hypnotize his mom into loving ducks, then she will let him raise ducks in their backyard. But when the Pinto family gets home from the show, the twins’ mom starts acting strange. She splashes in the bathtub for hours, she leaves corn kernels all over, and–could it be?–she quacks! Bradley thinks his mom has actually “turned into a duck!” How did this happen? Can Bradley and Brian, with help from their friends Lucy and Nate, turn their mom back into their mom?

  2. February Friend - Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy follow clues to find whoever left a rabbit in their first-grade classroom on Valentine’s Day, because they are worried the rabbit will get sick and die of loneliness.

  3. October Ogre - Carve out family time for this Halloween read starring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

Want to see books about cousins?

Books About Twins and Adventure And Adventurers

Add to list
Author's Odyssey
Written by Chris Colfer & illustrated by Brandon Dorman
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12
The fifth book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!
Buy book
$9.99
Bookshop
$8.49
Amazon
$7.49
Used $2.59
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey
Written by Chris Colfer
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12
The fifth book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!
Buy book
$19.99
Bookshop
$16.99
Amazon
$12.99
Used $2.13
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Treasure Hunters
Written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein & illustrated by Mark Shulman and Juliana Neufeld
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life and I Funny comes a brilliantly original new adventure series, jam-packed with action, humor, and heart! The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents mysteriously disappear, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They’ll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit by an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents–and find out if they’re still alive.

Buy book
$7.99
Bookshop
$6.79
Amazon
$5.74
Used $-0.06
Prices as of Feb 25
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. The Last Guardian - Opal Koboi, the power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate humankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies, and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include animals, or two curious little boys named Myles and Beckett Fowl? Can Artemis and Holly stop Opal and prevent the end of the world?

  2. Mission Unstoppable - The most exciting road trip in history begins! In this action-packed, New York Times bestselling adventure, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald embark on a family vacation you'll have to read to believe.

  3. The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop - Eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily are recruited by a talking cat to assist her and M16 in foiling the dastardly plans of their great-great-uncle, a chocolatier who used magic to make a candy that bestows immortality.

  4. Ella and Owen 8: The Worst Pet - In book eight of the Ella and Owen series, the dragon twins finally make it home, only to find it overrun with uncontrollable gremlins! Ella and Owen return home to chaos caused by their dad’s destructive new pet gremlins. Then Owen remembers that hair from a unicorn’s mane puts gremlins to sleep, and a new adventure begins! Can the dragon twins convince the unicorns to help them restore peace to their home?

Books About Twins and Dragons

Add to list
Dragon Bones
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the second novel in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

The Artiméans have suffered some devastating blows.

After years of peace, the recent daring adventure of twins Thisbe and Fifer Stowe have brought about dire consequences. Thisbe has been captured, Fifer is injured, and Sky is lost at sea. The twins’ older brother Alex, head mage of Artimé, is paralyzed with fear of losing anyone else he loves. Fifer must convince him to finally trust her to help in the battle ahead now that their true enemy has been revealed.

Meanwhile Thisbe is trapped underground in the catacombs, where the ancient dragon rulers are buried. Along with fellow prisoners, Thisbe’s job is to transport dragon bones from her crypt to the extracting room, where others extract the magical properties dormant in the bones. When it appears no one is coming back to rescue her, Thisbe must train in secret, trying to learn how to control her fiery magic and use it to escape. As her situation becomes more grave, she might even have to align herself with the ultimate evil.

Unfortunately it’s a risk she has to take.

Buy book
$8.99
Bookshop
$7.64
Amazon
$8.99
Used $8.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Dragon Ghosts
Written by Lisa Mcmann
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the third novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

Devastated by loss and hampered by war, Fifer struggles to regroup and continue the search for her twin. Meanwhile Thisbe, pounded by images of Grimere’s dark history, contemplates her abandonment and considers leaving Rohan behind in a risky move that could take her home…or to her death.

Buy book
$18.99
Bookshop
$16.14
Amazon
$10.99
Used $1.49
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Elementals: Scorch Dragons
Written & illustrated by Arnie Kaufman
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The struggle for power heats up in book two of this heart-stopping adventure series about siblings with magical shapeshifter powers, from New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman. After the fateful battle between the ice wolves and the scorch dragons, Anders and his twin sister, Rayna, have been reunited. But there’s no time to celebrate. The temperature all over Vallen is starting to drop. And Anders quickly learns that the wolves have stolen a weather-altering artifact called the Snowstone, and every dragon, including Rayna, is now in danger. Desperate to broker peace, Anders enlists the help of a few new flame-breathing friends to stop the wolves’ next plan of attack. Together, these former rivals must go on a dangerous quest to find the scattered pieces of the Sun Scepter, the only artifact that can counteract the Snowstone. Because if either device goes unchecked, all hope for a truce will be lost.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$11.99
Used $1.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Ella and Owen 3: Knights vs. Dragons, Volume 3 - The third book in the Ella and Owen series sees the dragon siblings on the wrong side of Fright Mountain, coming face-to-face with knights in shining armor, who just happen to hate dragons. Uh-oh! <p/>Twin dragons Ella and Owen are on the wrong side of Fright Mountain–the side where there are castles and knights in shining armor. But these knights hate dragons! <p/>Will Ella and Owen find their way home before the knights catch them?

  2. Ella and Owen 5: The Great Troll Quest, Volume 5 - In book 5 of the Ella and Owen series, the twins have to make good on their promise to grant the trolls a wish-one that is much more cuddly and fluffy than Ella and Owen could have imagined. . . . <p/>Ella and Owen have been captured by two giant trolls! In order to escape, they have to grant the trolls a wish. And what the trolls wish for are . . . puppies! But all the puppies in the land have been taken by an evil Cyclops! <p/>Will Ella and Owen find a way to grant the trolls’ wish?

  3. Ella and Owen 2: Attack of the Stinky Fish Monster!, Volume 2 - In this second book in the Ella and Owen series, the dragon siblings find themselves face-to-face with a stinky fish monster! <p/>Ella and Owen return home to discover something horrible: They forgot their mom’s birthday! They set out on a new adventure to collect the ingredients to make her a birthday cake, but Ella and Owen don’t get very far before finding themselves face-to-face with a grumpy wizard, a glittery pixie, and a stinky fish monster! <p/>Will the dragon twins be able to defeat the stinky fish monster and give their mom the best birthday present ever?

  4. Ella and Owen 4: The Evil Pumpkin Pie Fight!, Volume 4 - In this fourth book in the Ella and Owen series, the dragon siblings run up against an evil pumpkin king, a hungry spider, and a witch. On top of that, they have to deal with an army of pumpkins that want to fight with pie, when all the twins really want to do is get home without getting lost. <p/>As the fourth book in the Ella and Owen series begins, Ella’s sense of adventure gets the twins in trouble–yet again! The siblings are stuck outside at night, unsure of where they are, when a light in the distance intrigues Ella. The two end up meeting an evil pumpkin king, traveling through a graveyard to meet with a witch, and getting caught in a spider’s web. In order to get a map from the pumpkin king so they can find their way home, they even have to help an army of pumpkins fight the witch! Just in time for Halloween, this new addition to the fun dragon-y series has lots of spooky, scary bits while being filled with non-stop action and silliness. <p/>This early chapter book series has it all–humor, adventure, a dash of some gross-out stuff, and just the right mixture of sibling rivalry/love. Black and white illustrations with dragon details galore on every page add to the enjoyment, making Ella and Owen’s world pop on each page.

Want to see books about dragons?

Books About Twins and Sisters

Add to list
Twinderella, a Fractioned Fairy Tale
Written & illustrated by Corey Rosen Schwartz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Have you heard the story of Cinderella? Well, you don’t know the half of it.

Cinderella had a twin sister, Tinderella. They each did half the housework, half the mending, and half the mean step-sister tending. But when they meet only one prince, what will they do?

The whole story has twice the magic and double the fun!

From the author The Three Ninja Pigs comes the fractioned fairy tale of Cinderella and her less-famous sister.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $17.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
Oddity
Written by Sarah Cannon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Join a tough eleven-year-old as she faces down zombie rabbits, alien mobs, and Puppet Cartels while trying to find her missing twin in Sarah Cannon’s imaginative middle-grade debut, Oddity. Welcome to Oddity, New Mexico, where normal is odd and odd is normal. Ada Roundtree is no stranger to dodging carnivorous dumpsters, distracting zombie rabbits with marshmallows, and instigating games of alien punkball. But things haven’t been the same since her twin sister, Pearl, won the town’s yearly Sweepstakes and disappeared . . . Along with her best friend, Raymond, and new-kid-from-Chicago Cayden (whose inability to accept being locked in the gym with live leopards is honestly quite laughable), Ada leads a self-given quest to discover Oddity’s secrets, even evading the invisible Blurmonster terrorizing the outskirts of town. But one of their missions goes sideways, revealing something hinky with the Sweepstakes . . . and Ada can’t let it go. Because, if the Sweepstakes is bad, then what happened to Pearl? Praise for Oddity: “I’ve never read anything like this wonderful book. An infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters have a story they want to share with you, and they’re going by the name Sarah Cannon so as to be inconspicuous. Do yourself a favor and take Oddity from their little monkey fingers.” —Adam Rex, author of The True Meaning of Smekday “This book grabbed me from page one. Wild, whacky, and yet utterly believable. You will love Ada and ODDITY!” —Sage Blackwood, author of Jinx “Sarah Cannon is puppet master of this delightfully dark and hilariously creepy debut. Herein, you’ll find excitement, adventure, and heart–and I don’t just mean the kind you’d be likely to discover, still beating (perhaps even beatboxing), in a jar at the local Oddity grocery.” —Heidi Schulz, New York Times Bestselling author of Hook’s Revenge “Readers will be hooked from the first page. . . . Like Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, Cannon’s work takes a sardonic tone, blending humor, darkness, suspense, and the enduring metaphorical battle of good vs. evil. . . . Featuring a diverse cast of characters, this fantasy is chock-full of adventure and agency, making it a must-buy and a must-read for most middle graders.” —School Library Journal “Utterly endearing. A charming, enjoyable thrill ride with memorable characters, crazy creatures, and a theme about the importance of family.” —Booklist “This blend of the absurd and the supernatural is perfect for the imaginative young reader who appreciates eerie occurrences and a little wicked puppetry but isn’t quite ready for the button-eyed beldam in Coraline.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Buy book
$7.99
Bookshop
$6.79
Amazon
$7.99
Used $7.99
Prices as of Feb 25
Add to list
The Lion and the Mouse, Narrated by the Timid But Truthful Mouse
Written by Nancy Loewen & illustrated by Cristian Luis Bernardini
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-8

She’s always been the “invisible” twin, but when her sister reneges on a promise to the king of beasts, a timid mouse chews her way into the spotlight. This sweet, fractured twist on a classic Aesop’s fable, told from the mouse’s point of view, celebrates kindness and bravery of all sizes. Includes a condensed version of the original tale.

Buy book
$27.99
Bookshop
$23.79
Amazon
$22.83
Used $10.14
Prices as of Feb 25
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Bamboo for Me, Bamboo for You! - Panda twins, Miranda and Amanda, frolic, fight, and fuss over their favorite treat—bamboo—in this playful, vibrant picture book. Panda twins Miranda and Amanda love bamboo so much it’s the only treat they want to eat! But in between bamboo breakfast, bamboo lunch, and bamboo dinner, the sisters play hide and seek; watch the other silly zoo animals; argue and make up; and compete for their mother’s love, before they turn in for the night—dreaming, of course, of bamboo!

  2. Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! - Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles. Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving–people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.

  3. Not Exactly the Same! - Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles. Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving–people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.

  4. Jacob Have I Loved - The remarkable Newbery-winning classic about a painful sibling rivalry, and one sister’s struggle to make her own way. Sara Louise Bradshaw is sick and tired of her beautiful twin Caroline. Ever since they were born, Caroline has been the pretty one, the talented one, the better sister. Even now, Caroline seems to take everything: Louise’s friends, their parents’ love, her dreams for the future. For once in her life, Louise wants to be the special one. But in order to do that, she must first figure out who she is . . . and find a way to make a place for herself outside her sister’s shadow.

Want to see books about sisters?

Suggested Links