Sibling Stories


In honor of the award-winning Fan Brothers, the following list includes books that feature siblings







I’ll Give You the Sun
By: Jandy Nelson

Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking.  Ages 14 and up

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
By: Jordan Sonnenblick

The life of eighth-grader Steven Alper, already complicated by his friendship with two girls and a prodigious talent for drumming, is turned upside down when his five-year-old brother Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia.  Ages 12 and up

By: Raina Telgemeier

Raina can’t wait to be a big sister.  But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be.  Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, grouchy, baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself.  Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, when something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along.  They are sisters, after all.  Ages 8-12

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
By: Jenny Han

Keeping private love letters written to five secret crushes she has had, Lara Jean Song finds her personal life going from imaginary to out of control when the letters are unexpectedly mailed.  Ages 12 and up

The Things a Brother Knows
By: Dana Reinhardt

Although they have never gotten along well, seventeen-year-old Levi follows his older brother Boaz, an ex-Marine, on a walking trip from Boston to Washington, D.C. in hopes of learning why Boaz is completely withdrawn.  Ages 12 and up

Where Things Come Back
By: John Corey Whaley

Seventeen-year-old Cullen’s summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin’s death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother’s sudden disappearance.  Ages 14 and up

Rot & Ruin
By: Jonathan Maberry

In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother’s footsteps and become a bounty hunter.  Ages 13 and up

Whiskey & Charlie
By: Annabel Smith

Twin brothers and polar opposites, Whiskey and Charlie, realize the importance of their failing relationship after a freak accident puts one brother in a coma and the other contemplates life without the other.  Ages 14 and up


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