Siblings – for under 8 years old

Cally and Jimmy: Twins in Trouble book cover

Siblings are brilliant for teaming up with to have adventures. This selection of exciting stories star brothers and sisters having all sorts of fun together.

Picture books about siblings

Books about siblings for children over 8

Books about siblings for teens

  • My Naughty Little Sister

    Author: Dorothy Edwards Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
    Publisher: Farshore
    Interest age: 5+
    Reading age: 7+

    This affectionate portrait of family life is the story of a naughty three-year-old sister who is obstinate, inquisitive and full of mischief.

  • A Dinosaur Ate My Sister

    Author: Pooja Puri Illustrator: Allen Fatimaharan
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Interest age: 9-11
    Reading age: 8+

    Genius inventor Esha Verma is on the brink of winning the Brain Trophy, when she accidentally sends her sister back to the age of the dinosaurs. Funny and fast-paced STEM adventure.

  • Two Terrible Vikings

    Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Steve May
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 6+

    Hack and Whack are two terrible Viking twins who love stealing, raiding islands, and being generally horrible! Early readers will love this hysterical trio of stories from the creator of Horrid Henry.

  • I Swapped My Brother on the Internet!

    Author: Jo Simmons iIllustrator: Nathan Reed
    Publisher: Bloomsbury
    Interest age: 7-11
    Reading age: 7+

    Every child with a sibling should read this book. This cautionary tale will make children yelp in agreement, roll around with laughter but ultimately leave them appreciating their brother or sister a little bit more. 

  • Cally and Jimmy: Twins in Trouble

    Author: Zoe Antoniades Illustrator: Katie Kear
    Publisher: Andersen Press
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 6+

    Four funny, touching short stories ideal for newly confident readers and reflective of a diverse, inclusive family. 

  • Bringing Back Kay-Kay

    Author: Dev Kothari
    Publisher: Walker Books
    Interest age: 9+
    Reading age: 9-11

    When Lena’s older brother goes missing, she knows she must find him. But what secrets will she uncover? A gripping mystery set in contemporary India, with themes of family expectations and the importance of the arts.  

  • My Super Sister

    Author: Gwyneth Rees Illustrator: Lydia Monks
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
    Interest age: 6+
    Reading age: 7+

    Sensible Emma and her naughty little sister Saffie love having superpowers. The only problem is that Mum and Dad don't want anyone to find out about their very unusual gifts.

  • A Double Detectives Medical Mystery: Diagnosis Danger

    Author: Roopa Farooki
    Publisher: Oxford
    Interest age: 9-11
    Reading age: 9+

    When their friend is viciously attacked, twin medical detectives Ali and Tulip are on the case. But can they assess the crime correctly and diagnose the villain behind it? Compelling reading that manages to combine entertaining slapstick with creepy villains.

  • Snow Sisters: The Silver Secret

    Author: Astrid Foss Illustrator: Monique Dong
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 6+

    This exciting chapter book with black-and-white illustrations is the first in a series about the magical triplets. Encompassing magic, love, loyalty and bravery, it's a delightful adventure for confident young readers.

  • The Worst Thing About My Sister

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt  
    Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books
    Interest age: 7+
    Reading age: 8+

    Sisters Marty and Melissa just about manage to get along until they are forced to share a bedroom. Soon they are fighting every day, and to make things worse, Marty finds herself in trouble at school too.

  • Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent

    Author: Pippa Curnick
    Publisher: Hodder
    Interest age: 6-9
    Reading age: 7+

    This hilarious gem from Pippa Curnick is her debut as both author and illustrator, and it’s completely brilliant, immersing the reader in magic and a lovely brother-sister relationship.