Celebrating National Siblings Day!

Brooke Shearouse  //  Apr 10, 2017

Celebrating National Siblings Day!

Today is National Siblings Day, and in addition to spending some time with our siblings, we’re also reading some great books from Scholastic to celebrate. Check out the roundup below!

I Am a Big Brother/ I Am a Big Sister (Ages 3 and under) by Caroline Jayne Church: Share the joys of becoming a big brother and a big sister in these two board books just right to prepare an older brother or sister for an expanding family.

Army Brats (Ages 8–12) by Daphne Benedis-Grab: When the Bailey family moves to an army base, Tom, Charlotte, and Rosie have lots to do. They get to make new friends, visit the huge pool, and, unfortunately, deal with the base bully. As they explore their new home, they quickly realize there is a mystery on the base. They know it’s up to them to figure out the base’s secrets—and prove to everyone that no bully can keep the Bailey kids down.

Kinda Like Brothers (Ages 8–12) by Coe Booth: It was one thing when Jarrett's mom took care of foster babies who needed help. But this time it's different. This time the baby who needs help has an older brother—a kid Jarrett's age named Kevon. Everyone thinks Jarrett and Kevon should be friends—but that's not gonna happen. Jarrett doesn't think it's fair that he has to share his room, his friends, and his life with some stranger. He's gotta do something about it—but what?

Revenge of the Flower Girls: A Wish Novel (Ages 8–12) by Jennifer Ziegler: The Brewster triplets, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney, would usually spend their summer eating ice cream, playing with their dog, and reading about the US presidents. But this year they're stuck helping their big sister, Lily, plan her wedding. Burton, Lily's groom-to-be, is not nice or fun, and he looks like an armadillo. The triplets can't stand to see Lily marry someone so wrong for her, so they'll stop at nothing to delay Lily's big day. But will sprinklers, a photo slideshow, a muddy dog, and some unexpected allies be enough to prevent their sister and the whole Brewster family from living unhappily ever after?

Ghosts (Ages 8–12) by Raina Telgemeier: Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake—and her own.

Once Upon a Frog (Whatever After #8) (Ages 8–12) by Sarah Mlynowski: Out in paperback 4/25! Siblings Abby and Jonah are in for a surprise when the magic mirror in their basement pulls them into the classic story of "The Frog Prince." Abby knows how the tale goes: the princess kisses the frog, and he transforms into a handsome prince. Right? WRONG. Turns out the princess is spoiled and mean, and wants nothing to do with the kindly little frog. It's up to Abby and Jonah to help their new friend, the frog, while also making sure the story doesn't spin out of control. But things are never easy when you're fracturing fairy tales!

Hearts and Other Body Parts (Ages 14 and up) by Ira Bloom: What do a trio of teenage witch sisters, an enormous outcast, and a possibly blood-sucking hottie have in common? They are the kooky main characters in the hilarious debut Hearts & Other Body Parts by Ira Bloom. Smart, pretty, popular sister-witches Esme, Katy, and Ronnie rule their high school without relying on too much magic until their world is upended by two new students.

Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express (Ages 12 and up) by Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete, RJ Peete: In this powerful book, teenagers Ryan Elizabeth Peete and her twin brother, Rodney, who has autism, share their up-close-and-personal experiences on what it means to be a teen living with autism. Same But Different, explores the funny, painful, and unexpected aspects of teen autism, while daring to address issues nobody talks about. Same But Different underscores tolerance, love, and the understanding that everybody's unique drumbeat is worth dancing to.

Secret Language of Sisters (Ages 12 and up) by Luanne Rice: Roo is the good and responsible sister, the one who would never text and drive so Tilly thinks nothing of sending her sister multiple silly messages — until the day Roo looks away from the road and at her phone. That’s the day Roo gets in a terrible accident, the day the girls’ lives are completely upended. Roo wakes up paralyzed in an unfamiliar hospital. Everyone thinks she’s in a coma, but she can see, hear, and understand everything around her. She is trapped inside her own body, screaming to be heard. Tilly, grappling with her own overwhelming guilt and grief, desperately wants to stay connected to her sister, to heal her, but she doesn’t know how. Can Roo and Tilly use medicine, miracles, andthe power of sisterly love to make themselves whole again?