Best Kids Books About Twins

The 11 Best Books For and About Twins

Updated Feb. 19, 2019

Whether you're a twin yourself, have always wanted a twin, or just like to read about twins, we've rounded up the very best books with about twins! Their stories will share with you the best parts about being a twin, some of the harder situations they get put in, and the many adventures they have together.

Little Miss Twins book
Little Miss Twins
Written and illustrated by Roger Hargreaves
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

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

Twin to Twin book
Twin to Twin
Written by Margaret O'Hair and 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!

No Two Alike book
No Two Alike
Written and illustrated by Keith Baker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7
Thoughts from Mr. Stacatto

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.

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.

One of a Kind book
One of a Kind
Written by Ariel S. Winter and illustrated by David Hitch
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

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.

Lucy and Henry Are Twins book
Lucy and Henry Are Twins
Written by Elizabeth Winthrop and illustrated by Jane Massey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Lucy and her twin brother Henry take a trip to the park, where they each do their own thing, together.

A Twin Is to Hug book
A Twin Is to Hug
Written by Boni Ashburn and 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.

Twice As Nice book
Twice As Nice
Written and illustrated by Nicole Rubel
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Presents facts, anecdotes, studies, opinions, and advice on the topic of twins.

The Salmon Twins book
The Salmon Twins
Written and 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.

Take Two! book
Take Two!
Written by Jane Yolen, J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Sophie Blackall
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A collection of original poems by the current children's poet laureate celebrates the joys and mischief of twinhood while sharing twin facts.

Fraturtles book
Written and illustrated by Keith Greenstein
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

"How come fraternal twins are called twins when they don't look alike?" That's the most common question fraternals ask (and are asked) when they're young. Not only does Fraturtles answer that question, but it does so through a fun, easy-to-understand story about a twin who comes to realize that having a twin isn't about sharing their looks. It's about sharing their lives.

By My Brother's Side book
By My Brother's Side
Written by Robert Burleigh, Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber and 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.

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