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Keyword: brothers and sisters

Pablo Finds a Treasure

Poulin, Andrée (Author)
Malenfant, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Books, brothers and sisters, bullying, family life, garbage, poverty, survival, treasures
 
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Beatrice Doesn’t Want To

Numeroff, Laura Joffe (Author)
Munsinger, Lynn (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2008. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Books, brothers and sisters, libraries, reading, responsibility, storytelling
 
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Salsa: A Cooking Poem

Argueta, Jorge (Author)
Tonatiuh, Duncan (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bilingual text, brothers and sisters, cooking, figurative language, food, metaphors, ordinal numbers, Spanish
 
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The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water

Merino, Gemma (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, crocodiles, dragons, identity, individuality, overcoming fears, surprise endings
 
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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Toten, Teresa (Author)
Doubleday Canada 2013. 264 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, dysfunctional families, family life, first romantic relationships, friendship, identity, mental health, multigenre, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, peers, self-esteem
 
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Twisted

Anderson, Laurie Halse (Author)
Penguin Random House 2013. 262 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, dysfunctional families, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, graffiti, male protagonist, school life, self-esteem, socio-economic disparity
 
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All Good Children

Austen, Catherine (Author)
Orca 2011. 304 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, brothers and sisters, company towns, creativity, dystopia, first-person narration, friendship, school life, socio-economic disparity, technology
 
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Compass South

Larson, Hope (Author)
Mock, Rebecca (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2016. 224 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, boats, brothers and sisters, historical fiction, journeys, pirates, survival, treasures, twins
 
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Fish in a Tree

Hunt, Lynda Mullaly (Author)
Penguin Random House 2015. 278 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Alice in Wonderland, brothers and sisters, bullying, disabilities, dyslexia, family life, first-person narration, identity, intertextuality, reading, school life, self-esteem
 
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

Larson, Hope (Author/Illustrator)
L'Engle, Madeleine (Author)
Macmillan 2015. 416 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adaptations, brothers and sisters, female protagonist, friendship, illustrations (monochrome), mathematics, physics, resilience, science fiction, self-discovery, space travel, supernatural, time travel
 
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Rules of the House

Barnett, Mac (Author)
Myers, Matthew (Illustrator)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2016. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, courage, humour, monsters, rules, vacation
 
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I See Reality: Twelve Short Stories About Real Life

Kendall, Grace (Editor)
Macmillan 2016. 296 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Addiction, adolescence, breakups, brothers and sisters, choices, first romantic relationships, friendship, identity, LGBTQ, multiple authors, sexuality, short stories, violence
 
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I Used to Be Afraid

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Anxiety, brothers and sisters, everyday life, fear, first-person narration, illustrations (collage), interactive books, overcoming fears
 
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I’ll Give You the Sun

Nelson, Jandy (Author)
Penguin Random House 2015. 380 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, brothers and sisters, family life, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, forgiveness, healing, loss, multiple narrators, twins
 
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Anna Carries Water

Senior, Olive (Author)
James, Laura (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books 2014. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, country life, family life, growing up, Jamaica, learning new skills, water
 
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The War That Saved My Life

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker (Author)
Penguin Random House 2015. 316 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, England, families, first-person narration, foster parents, identity, loss, physical disabilities, self-esteem, transformation, World War II
 
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Wolfie the Bunny

Dyckman, Ame (Author)
OHora, Zachariah (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2015. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adoption, bears, brothers and sisters, friendship, humour, rivalries
 
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Saving Red

Sones, Sonya (Author)
HarperCollins 2016. 442 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, empathy, family life, first romantic relationships, forgiveness, friendship, homelessness, mental health, novels in verse
 
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Theo’s Mood

Cocca-Leffler, Maryann (Author/Illustrator)
Albert Whitman 2013. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Babies, brothers and sisters, family life, feelings, school life
 
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The Bad Birthday Idea

Valentine, Madeline (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Apologies, birthdays, brothers and sisters, gender roles, gifts, jealousy, toys
 
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Friends With Boys

Hicks, Faith Erin (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 224 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, fantasy, gender roles, ghosts, homeschooling, identity, illustrations (monochrome), Nova Scotia, paranormal, relationships, school life, youth
 
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Nix Minus One

MacLean, Jill (Author)
Pajama Press 2013. 290 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, bullying, figurative language, grief, identity, Newfoundland and Labrador, novels in verse, self-determination
 
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The Cat in the Hat

Seuss, Dr. (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2009. 64 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bilingual text, brothers and sisters, cats, humour, stories in rhyme, strangers
 
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The Legend of Lightning & Thunder

Ikuutaq Rumbolt, Paula (Author)
Rioux, Jo (Illustrator)
Inhabit Media 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Arctic, brothers and sisters, folktales, Inuit, orphans, pourquoi tales
 
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Nobody Knows

Tanaka, Shelley (Author)
Groundwood Books 2012. 144 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, brothers and sisters, child abandonment, dysfunctional families, film, Japan, survival, tragedy
 
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Max and Ruby in Pandora’s Box

Wells, Rosemary (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1998. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, curiosity, Greek mythology, illustrations (watercolours), Pandora, rabbits, retelling
 
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Hansel and Gretel

Lesser, Rika (Author)
Zelinsky, Paul O. (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1996. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, fairy tales, missing persons, overcoming adversity, parent-child relationships, villains, witches
 
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Morris’s Disappearing Bag

Wells, Rosemary (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2001. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, Christmas, family life, gender roles, gifts, rabbits, sharing, toys
 
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Johnny Kellock Died Today

Dyer, Hadley (Author)
HarperCollins 2007. 192 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, cousins, family life, first-person narration, friendship, Nova Scotia, runaways, socio-economic disparity
 
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The Silence of Our Friends: The Civil Rights Struggle Was Never Black and White

Long, Mark (Author)
Demonakos, Jim (Author)
Powell, Nate (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2012. 202 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: African Americans, American history, brothers and sisters, civil rights, friendship, illustrations (monochrome), Mark Long, memoir, racism, segregation, social justice
 
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The Nowhere Box

Zuppardi, Sam (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, brothers and sisters, cardboard boxes, creativity, friendship, play, rivalries
 
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Peter’s Chair

Keats, Ezra Jack (Author/Illustrator)
1998. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Babies, brothers and sisters, changes, family life, jealousy, sharing
 
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Blankets

Thompson, Craig (Author/Illustrator)
Drawn & Quarterly 2015. 592 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, dysfunctional families, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, identity, illustrations (black and white), memoir, religions
 
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Winter Is for Snow

Neubecker, Robert (Author/Illustrator)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, comparisons, imagery, poetic language, stories in rhyme, winter
 
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When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry...

Bang, Molly (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2004. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Anger, brothers and sisters, family life, feelings, self-expression, sharing
 
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While You Were Napping

Offill, Jenny (Author)
Blitt, Barry (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2014. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, dreams, exaggeration, imagination, sleep, teasing
 
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Loula and the Sister Recipe

Villeneuve, Anne (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, family life, fantasy, imagination, pets
 
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Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake

Kaplan, Michael (Author)
Jorisch, Stéphane (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, family life, food, mischief, patience, rabbits
 
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From Lands of the Night

Mollel, Tololwa (Author)
McCalla, Darrell (Illustrator)
Red Deer Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, brothers and sisters, customs, healing, music, spirituality, traditional remedies
 
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Loula Is Leaving for Africa

Villeneuve, Anne (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, family life, frustration, imagination, journeys, runaways
 
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Read Me a Story, Stella

Gay, Marie-Louise (Author/Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Books, brothers and sisters, illustrations (watercolours), questions, reading, storytelling
 
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The Roses in My Carpets

Khan, Rukhsana (Author)
Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Afghanistan, brothers and sisters, first-person narration, hope, refugees, resilience, rugs, war
 
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Sidney, Stella, and the Moon

Yarlett, Emma (Author/Illustrator)
Templar 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Accidents, brothers and sisters, cooperation, illustrations (collage), sharing, twins
 
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Good Morning Sam

Gay, Marie-Louise (Author/Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, clothing, everyday life, independence, routines
 
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6
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Stella, Princess of the Sky

Gay, Marie-Louise (Author/Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, day and night, exploration, imagery, imagination, questions, sky
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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K
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I Like Old Clothes

Hoberman, Mary Ann (Author)
Barton, Patrice (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2012. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, clothing, consumerism, imagination, recycling, stories in rhyme
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ELA
K
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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6
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Ish

Reynolds, Peter H. (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, brothers and sisters, creativity, drawing, perceptions, self-confidence, self-expression
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
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ELA
K
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ESL
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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6
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Fog Island

Ungerer, Tomi (Author/Illustrator)
Phaidon 2013. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, brothers and sisters, dreams, Ireland, islands, supernatural
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
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ELA
K
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6
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ESL
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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6
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5

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato

Child, Lauren (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, eating habits, metaphors, non-traditional text layout, preferences
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
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ELA
K
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5
6
1
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5
ESL
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6
1
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5

Koala Lou

Fox, Mem (Author)
Lofts, Pamela (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1994. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, koalas, mothers, Olympic Games, perseverance, unconditional love
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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2
3
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ELA
K
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6
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ESL
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