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Pivik Learns from Takannaaluk

Inuktitut Edition

by Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, illustrated by Hannah Barrett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, siblings, polar regions, native american

In this story from West Greenland, one young girl tries to teach her mischievous little sister a lesson by telling her the Inuit traditional story of Takannaaluk.

Pivik is the laziest little sister! She is always complaining about helping Anaana and stealing the best food for herself. Fed up, her big sister, Ukaleq, seizes the chance to teach Pivik …

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Dan Auta

An African Tale

by José Ortega y Gasset, illustrated by Piet Grobler, translated by Elisa Amado, afterword by Dr. Federico Allodi & Minab W. Yetbarek
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: african, monsters, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology, siblings

An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids 

Kids 9 to 12 will laugh out loud while reading this adventurous graphic novel, which brings an African folk tale to life for a new audience. 

When Sarra's parents die, they leave her with an important warning: never let Dan Auta, her little brother, cry. But Dan Auta loves to make trouble. He hitches a ride on t …

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The Secret of the Jade Bangle

by Linda Trinh, illustrated by Clayton Nguyen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: siblings, prejudice & racism, asian american

“Engaging and empowering” —STARRED review, Nonstop Reader

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in. 

Organized and introspective nine-year-old Anne Nguyen misses her Grandma Nội, a lot …

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My Sister's Girlfriend

by Gail Marlene Schwartz & Lucie Gagnon
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: lgbt, siblings, emotions & feelings

Fifth grader Talia Cohen-Sullivan isn't sure how she feels about boys, crushes, and the love thing even though her best friend, Carmen, is already dreaming about kissing--and it's only September. Losing her mom to cancer a few years ago made Talia afraid of change, though she still has her big sister, Jade, to help her through hard times. But when …

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A Wonderful Bigness

by Diana Daly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: special needs, siblings

In this touching, often humorous remembrance, Diana Daly introduces young readers to her smart, funny, and caring great-aunties and -uncles – six remarkable people who lived with skeletal dysplasia at a time when the condition was not well understood. Daly intertwines older family stories with her own memories to create fond portraits of little p …

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Jessi's Secret Language (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #12): A Graphix Book (Adapted edition)

by Ann M. Martin, illustrated by Chan Chau
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: siblings, adolescence, friendship

A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by Eisner-nominated artist Chan Chau!

 

Jessi recently moved to Stoneybrook and is one of the newest members of The Baby-sitters Club. She's getting ready to start regularly sitting for the BSC's newest charge, Matt Braddock. Matt has been Deaf since birth and uses sign language to communicate, so J …

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Butt Sandwich & Tree

by Wesley King
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: siblings, mysteries & detective stories, special needs

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wesley King comes a tender and grounded middle grade mystery about brothers, basketball, and a young boy on the autism spectrum.

Eleven-year-old Green loves his devoted older brother, Cedar, a popular basketball star, but that doesn’t mean he wants to follow in his footsteps. He doesn’t r …

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