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Marilou Keeps a Camel

by Raymond Plante, illustrated by Marie-Claude Favreau, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: siblings, lions, tigers, leopards, etc.

Marilou and her father are keeping Camelot, a camel, in their garden for a few days. Meanwhile Marilou's father is building a new enclosure for the camel at the zoo which will be like the desert.
After Marilou has taken her pet camel for a tour of her neighbourhood, they take him back to the zoo. Marilou sees that Camelot will be well protected in …

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Stella, Princess of the Sky

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, imagination & play

Another adventure begins in this book in the Stella and Sam series as the pair explores the wonders of the natural world. A vast luminous sky, the sun, the stars and the rising moon form the backdrop for their nocturnal expedition. As they encounter raccoons, fireflies, tree frogs and bats, Sam wonders if the moon can swim, if the sun wears pajamas …

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Under a Prairie Sky

by Anne Laurel Carter, illustrated by Alan & Lea Daniel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, country life

As a storm looms in the prairie sky, a boy must ride out to find his wayward younger brother, Will. He dons his red serge coat and stetson hat, saddles up and begins the search. ""You can't hide from a Mountie,"" he calls, but Will roams far, eluding him as the storm closes in. The storm threatens, the older boy searches, confident and determined, …

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There You Are

by Joanne Taylor
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: siblings, friendship

Nominated for the CLA's Children's Book of the Year Award for 2005

Finalist for the 2005/2006 Hackmatack Award

World War II is not long past and life is returning to normal in Cape Breton’s lovely Margaree Valley. But Jeannie Shaw is achingly lonely. Among the thirteen families in her community, there is no one who is potential friend material, and …

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Double Spell

by Janet Lunn
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: siblings, toys, dolls, puppets

“Ever since we’ve had this doll,” Elizabeth said hesitantly, “we’ve had funny things happen the same dreams and knowing things and stuff like that.”
Twins Jane and Elizabeth are twelve years old and have outgrown dolls. Nevertheless, on a cold wet spring Saturday they find themselves in an antique store, inexplicably drawn to a smal …

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Good Morning, Sam

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, imagination & play, daily activities

"I'll help you get dressed," said Stella.

"No," said Sam. "I can do it by myself."

But Sam takes a roundabout route to getting dressed and, as usual, his big sister Stella is there to help … but this time Sam has the last laugh. Vibrant and humorous, Marie-Louise Gay's stories and pictures explore the endearing, intimate scenes of young childhood.

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The Secret World of Og

by Pierre Berton
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, humorous stories, siblings

The Canadian Classic, written by Pierre Berton and illustrated by his daughter, Patsy is now a 26 episode animated children’s series on CBC television beginning Saturday, September 9, 2006. Berton often cited The Secret World of Og as his favourite of his forty-seven books. It has sold more than 200,000 copies in four editions.

The series follows …

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Willy's Noisy Sister

by Elizabeth Crary, illustrated by Susan Avishai
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: siblings
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Alligator Baby

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: new baby, siblings

 

A classic Munsch tale about a new baby in the family — with a zany twist, of course!

 

One night Kristen’s mom goes off to the hospital to have a baby. But Dad gets lost on the way, and ends up at the zoo instead. When they get home, Kristen takes one look at the baby and says, “That’s not my baby brother — it’s an alligator!” So the p …

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Brothers

by Debbie Bailey, illustrated by Susan Huszar
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: siblings, photography

The Talk-About-Books series is designed to enhance a baby or toddler’s first collection of books.

Brothers explores a young child’s world using photographs of a variety of children in natural settings, interacting with their brothers.