Celebrate Siblings With Young Readers!

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National Siblings Day is April 10. We all know that brothers and sisters can vacillate between extremes, being best buddies one day and bitter rivals the next.  Whatever your kids happen to be feeling about one another at this moment, here are some excellent books centered around this special relationship:

Julius, the Baby of the World In Kevin Henkes’s perceptive and heartfelt story, Lilly is the best big sister ever… until her brother Julius is born!

My Baby and Me works on several levels: Babies will love examining the cheerful photographs of kids at play, while older children will reflect on their remarkably advanced development (relative to that of their younger siblings).

I Love You the Purplest Two brothers- one rambunctious and the other pensive- find reassurance that their mother loves them each for their own unique personalities.

What Sisters Do Best celebrates all the wonderful things brothers and sisters can do: making music, teaching you how to swim, playing pretend, pushing you on a swing, and, best of all, giving "you lots and lots of love".

Sisters & Brothers This book is a perfect nonfiction title for preschoolers.  Exquisite cut- and torn-paper collage realistically depicts  various sibling relationships in the animal world. And there is just enough text to inform young readers without overwhelming them.