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.

The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight

Age: 3-7

Life lessons go down like candy when they’re set in a tree house and star Brother, Sister, Papa, and Mama (as always, clad in her blue, polka dotted-nightgown and cap). Here, the usually amicable siblings let a squabble develop into a full-blown battle. Bears— they’re just like us!

Available at amazon.com, $4.99.


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

— Emma Bland Smith