Even if your little sprouts seem to set up a grudge match over just about everything: choosing the Friday night movie, toppled LEGO towers, and endless hours of she-touched-me-again, in the end, a brother or sister is a built-in best friend. (Who better to help drive Mom crazy or snicker with at Dad’s creative cooking?). Flip through the album to see our picks for best picture and chapter books celebrating the ultimate family bond.

Stella and Roy Go Camping

Age: 3-8

On a backpacking trip with his mom and sister, Roy is excited to test out his new animal track identification skills. The story ends with an exciting encounter with a large animal, and throughout, the beautiful block print illustrations make the magic of the mountains jump off the page. Nature lovers will want to make this one a regular read.

Available at indiebound.org, $14.95.

What’s your favorite book about siblings? Share with us in a comment below!

— Emma Bland Smith