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.

Not Exactly the Same!

Age: 5-8

Beginning readers will cotton to Ling and Ting, identical twins who, like twins the world over, bristle a bit when outsiders marvel at their external sameness. What makes this early reader (and its follow-ups) really charming, besides the fun plot and vibrant illustrations, is the way it’s organized into six individual chapters, preceded by a table of contents, just like a big-kid book!

Available at indiebound.org, $3.99.

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

— Emma Bland Smith