Sisterly love

These books are thoughtful, helpful and delightful most of the time, but sisters can be tricky, too, especially if you’re trying to welcome a baby sister home (and become a Big Brother) or if you’re trying to become a Big Sister (to your new baby brother).  Even not having a sister can be hard, especially when you have triplet brothers!

 

Maple & Willow Together

These two sisters are best friends who do everything together — hide-and-seek, catching grasshoppers and even sharing a secret language. Sometimes, however, big sisters can be bossy. And sometimes little sisters can be frustrating! But for Maple and Willow — illustrated in a cute style reminiscent of Peanuts — the fighting doesn’t last long. They realize they can’t be apart — because even apologizing to your sister can be fun.

By Lori Nichols

Ages 3 and up

 $16.99

 

Loula and the Sister Recipe

Loula’s three brothers, the “Rotten Pirate Triplets,” don’t want to play with her. What she really needs is a sister. But when she asks her parents to make one for her, they tell her it’s not that easy. “It’s like making a cake,” her father says, trying to explain. Perfect! Loula can follow a recipe. She sets out with her loyal sidekick, Gilbert, the family’s chauffeur, to do just that. Loula doesn’t return with a sister exactly, but she finds something that comes pretty close. 

By Anne Villeneuve

Ages 3–7

 $16.95

 

Tell Me What to Dream About 

That’s what Little Sister says to Big Sister. Big Sister presents her sibling with a variety of wild ideas — all fantastically illustrated — including eating teeny waffles with tiny animals; living in a tree-house town; and inhabiting a world of in which everything’s furry. Little Sister is wary of each idea, but then the girls hit on the perfect idea for a dream — and they can barely keep their eyes open.

By Giselle Potter

Ages 3–7

 $17.99

 

I Am a Big Sister!

With the arrival of a new baby comes many transitions, and big sisters may need a little extra tender loving care to adjust. This sweet board book, featuring an adorable toddler, seems just right for an older sister getting ready to welcome a sibling. (I Am a Big Brother! is available from the same author-illustrator.)

By Caroline Jayne Church

Ages 2–4

 $6.99

 

Here She Is!

Little Bear can’t wait to have a new baby sister. But shortly after Baby Anna arrives, he finds he isn’t having much fun. Why does he feel so lonely and frustrated? Can he find a way to enjoy his new life?

By Catherine Leblanc

Illustrated by Eve Tharlet

Ages 3–5

 $17.99