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A Beginner's Guide to Goodbye

by Melanie Mosher
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: death & dying, siblings

Every summer, Laney's family visits their cottage on Tidnish Beach. Summertime on Nova Scotia's north shore is slow and sweet: there are long days in the water until fingers turn pruney, bottomless glasses of cherry Kool-Aid, and bonfires with the other families summering along the shore. But this year the baking heat and bright red sand provide co …

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Graffiti Knight

by Karen Bass
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: europe, parents, siblings

After a childhood cut short by World War II and the harsh strictures of Nazi Germany, sixteen-year-old Wilm seeks freedom of expression in a city governed by brutal police and oppressive Soviet forces. His graffiti successfully embarrasses the police, but it also endangers the people Wilm holds dear.

After a childhood cut short by war and the harsh …

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The Jigsaw Puzzle King

by Gina McMurchy-Barber
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: special needs, siblings, new experience

Being yourself isn’t always easy.

 

When you’re new in school, all you want is to fit in. When eleven-year-old Warren and his family move to a new city, his twin brother, who has Down syndrome, attracts too much attention for Warren’s liking. Bennie’s different and doesn’t care about it. But while Bennie may be oblivious to those who are cu …

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The Monster Sisters and the Mystery of the Unlocked Cave

by Gareth Gaudin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: action & adventure, siblings, monsters

When a quiet seaside town is suddenly overrun by hundreds of giant monsters, two young sisters are the only ones prepared to handle the situation. Using their keen interest in architecture, local history, folklore and gymnastics, the two girls attempt to not only stop the monsters' rampage but also figure out why it's happening. The story is set i …

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The Monster Sisters and the Mystery of the Unlocked Cave

by Gareth Kyle Gaudin
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: siblings, monsters, action & adventure

When a quiet seaside town is suddenly overrun by hundreds of giant monsters, two young sisters are the only ones prepared to handle the situation. Using their keen interest in architecture, local history, folklore and gymnastics, the two girls attempt to not only stop the monsters' rampage but also figure out why it's happening. The story is set in …

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The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster

by Cary Fagan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings, siblings, humorous stories

Who is Gretchen Oyster? The discovery of a series of mysterious handmade postcards distracts Hartley from trouble at home. A poignant novel for fans of Rebecca Stead and Holly Goldberg Sloan.

Hartley Staples, near-graduate of middle school, is grappling with the fact that his older brother has run away from home, when he finds a handmade postcard th …

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Ancient Fall

by Jaime Lee Mann
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 13
  • Grade: 2 to 8
tagged: siblings, fantasy & magic

Vengeful Mother Earth has finally decided to fight back against the humans who, under the power of a dark curse, have been abusing her for centuries.

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Iggy's World

by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: siblings, insects, spiders, etc., humorous stories

Fourteen-year-old Iggy comes from a famous family. Well, sort of. His dad directs a cheesy sci-fi Web series, his mom writes for it, and his sister has a successful YouTube channel. Iggy doesn’t have the acting bug, so he feels like an outsider. Wanting to prove himself, Iggy starts his own podcast about what interests him: insects.
But it’s …

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