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JPB    Alexander

Alexander, Sue.  NADIA THE WILLFUL.  When her favorite brother disappears in the desert forever, Nadia refuses to let him be forgotten, despite her father's bitter decree that his name shall not be uttered. c1983.


JPB    Alexander c.2

Alexander, Martha G.  NOBODY ASKED ME IF I WANTED A BABY SISTER.  Resenting the attention and praise lavished on his new baby sister, Oliver tries to give her away to several people in the neighborhood. [1971]


JPB    Arnstein

Arnstein, Helene S.  BILLY AND OUR NEW BABY.  Feeling jealous of his new baby brother, Billy wants to behave like a baby but realizes that it's more fun to be a big boy. [1973]


JPB    Bartone

Bartone, Elisa.  PEPPE THE LAMPLIGHTER.  Peppe's father is upset when he learns that Peppe has taken a job lighting the gas street lamps in his New York City neighborhood. c1993.


JPB    Berenstain

Berenstain, Stan.  THE BERENSTAIN BEARS: NO GIRLS ALLOWED.  Annoyed that Sister Bear always beats them at baseball and other "boy" type activities, her brother and the other male cubs try to exclude her from their new club. c1986.


JPB    Brown

Brown, Marc Tolon.  ARTHUR'S BABY.  Arthur isn't sure he is happy about the new baby in the family, but when his sister asks for his help in handling the baby, Arthur feels much better. c1987.


JPB    Brown

Brown, Marc Tolon. D.W. ALL WET.  D.W. bosses her brother Arthur into carrying her on his shoulders at the beach because she maintains that she hates the water, until she gets a big wet surprise. c1988.


JPB   Brown

Brown, Marc Tolon.  D.W.'S LIBRARY CARD.  After finally getting her first library card, Arthur's little sister D.W. tries to check out her favorite book, with humorous results. c2001.


JPB    Bunting

Bunting, Eve.  JIN WOO.  Davey is dubious about having a new adopted brother from Korea, but when he finds out that his parents still love him, he decides that having a baby brother will be fine. c2001.


JPB   Caple

Caple, Kathy.  THE WIMP.  Arnold the pig and his sister Rose give two bullying classmates a taste of their own medicine when Arnold decides he doesn't have to be a wimp anymore. c1994.

JPB    Carlson

Carlson, Nancy L.  LOUANNE PIG IN THE PERFECT FAMILY.  Louanne thinks she wants to be part of a big family until she spends a weekend with her friend George and his five sisters and four brothers. c1985.


JPB    Christelow

Christelow, Eileen.  OLIVE AND THE MAGIC HAT.  Playing with their father's hat, Olive and Otis Opossum accidentally drop it on Mr. Foxley who becomes convinced that the hat is magical. c1987.


JPB    DePaola

De Paola, Tomie.  MEET THE BARKERS: MORGAN AND MOFFAT GO TO SCHOOL.  Bossy Moffie and her quiet twin brother Morgie both enjoy starting school, especially getting gold stars and making new friends. c2001.


JPB    Dragonwagon

Dragonwagon, Crescent.  I HATE MY BROTHER HARRY.  Nobody believes Harry's little sister hates him, and even she is confused by the way he treats her. c1983.


JPB    Gay

Gay, Marie-Louise.  STELLA, FAIRY OF THE FOREST.  Stella's little brother, Sam, wonders whether fairies are invisible. Stella assures him that she has see hundreds of them and they are likely to find some.c2002.


JPB    Graham

Graham, Bob.  CRUSHER IS COMING!  Pete gets rid of his "baby toys" and hopes to impress his friend Crusher, a school football hero, when he visits after school, but Crusher ends up babysitting Pete's baby sister--and seems to enjoy it. 1988, c1987.


JPB    Gregory

Gregory, Valiska.  SHIRLEY'S WONDERFUL BABY.  Shirley doesn't share her family's sentiment that their new baby is wonderful until Ms. Mump, the babysitter, comes to visit. c2002.


JPB    Havill

Havill, Juanita.  JAMAICA TAG-ALONG.  When her older brother refuses to let her tag along with him, Jamaica goes off by herself and allows a younger child to play with her. c1989.


JPB    Havill

Havill, Juanita.  THE MAGIC FORT.  While playing in their "magic fort," an easily climbable tree, Kevin's brother Joseph breaks his arm, teaching both boys a lesson in responsibility and playing together. c1991.


JPB    Henkes

Henkes, Kevin.  JULIUS, THE BABY OF THE WORLD.  Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit. c1990.

JPB   Henkes

Henkes, Kevin.  SHEILA RAE'S PEPPERMINT STICK.  Louise wants a taste of her sister's peppermint stick, but Sheila Rae will not make it easy for her. c2001.


JPB    Hines

Hines, Anna Grossnickle.  BIG HELP.  Sam's little sister pesters him with her offers to "help," but he finds a caring way to keep her from bothering him. c1995.


JPB    Hoberman

Hoberman, Mary Ann.  AND TO THINK THAT WE THOUGHT THAT WE'D NEVER BE FRIENDS. A brother and sister learn that friendship is better than fighting and they soon spread their message all over the world.c1999.


JPB    Henkes

Henkes, Kevin.  JULIUS, THE BABY OF THE WORLD.  Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit. , c1990.


JPB    Heymans

Heymans, Annemie.  THE PRINCESS IN THE KITCHEN GARDEN.  As their father becomes more absorbed in his work, Matthew and his sister Hannah come to terms with their mother's death in very unusual ways. c1993.


JPB    Hines

Hines, Anna Grossnickle.  BIG HELP. Sam's little sister pesters him with her offers to "help," but he finds a caring way to keep her from bothering him. c1995.


JPB    Hoberman

Hoberman, Mary Ann.  AND TO THINK THAT WE THOUGHT THAT WE'D NEVER BE FRIENDS.  A brother and sister learn that friendship is better than fighting and they soon spread their message all over the world. c1999.


JPB    Hughes

Hughes, Shirley.  THE BIG ALFIE AND ANNIE ROSE STORYBOOK.  Presents experiences of nursery school student Alfie and his younger sister Annie Rose. 1989, c1988.


JPB    Hughes

Hughes, Shirley.  THE BIG ALFIE OUT OF DOORS STORYBOOK.  Preschooler Alfie has pleasant outdoor adventures with various family members, including his sister Annie Rose, Grandma, and Dad. c1992.


JPB    Hughes

Hughes, Shirley.  LUCY & TOM'S A.B.C.  Lucy and Tom introduce the letters of the alphabet while taking the reader on a tour of the people and places in their everyday life. c1986, c1984.

JPB    Hutchins

Hutchins, Pat.  TITCH.  Titch feels left out because he is so much smaller than his

brother and sister until he gets a little seed that grows bigger than anything they have. c1993.


JPB    Jonell

Jonell, Lynne.  IT'S MY BIRTHDAY, TOO! Christopher would rather have a dog than a little brother who ruins his birthday parties, but when his brother begins to act like a puppy Christopher has a change of heart. c1999.


JPB    Kraus

Kraus, Robert.  LITTLE LOUIE THE BABY BLOOMER.  Leo the tiger worries and wonders why his little brother can't do anything right, but his parents encourage Leo to be patient. c1998.


JPB    LeGuin

Le Guin, Ursula K.  A RIDE ON THE RED MARE'S BACK.  With the aid of her magic wooden horse, a brave girl travels to the High House in the mountains to rescue her kidnapped brother from the trolls. c1992.


JPB    Leonard

Leonard, Marcia.  GET THE BALL, SLIM. Twin brothers play ball with their dog Slim.



JPB    Leroy

LeRoy, Gen.  LUCKY STIFF!  Anabel resents the care and attention her parents give her baby brother until the day she plays the part of a baby with her friends. c1981.


JPB    Look

Look, Lenore.  HENRY'S FIRST-MOON BIRTHDAY.  A young girl helps her grandmother with preparations for the traditional Chinese celebration to welcome her new baby brother. c2001.


JPB    Mayer

Mayer, Mercer.  ME TOO!  Sharing with one's little sister can be an awful bother, but it has its rewards, too. c1983.


JPB    McDonald

McDonald, Megan.  THE GREAT PUMPKIN SWITCH.  An old man tells his grandchildren how he and a friend accidentally smashed the pumpkin his sister was growing and had to find a replacement. c1992.


JPB    McMullen

McMullen, Nigel.  NOT ME!  Whenever Jack does something wrong, he blames his little brother,

Kenny, who is too young to speak and doesn't care. 2001.


JPB    Milgram

Milgram, Mary.  BROTHERS ARE ALL THE SAME.  A group of children conclude that brothers and sisters are all the same no matter how they came into the family. c1978.


JPB    Murdocco

Murdocca, Sal.  BABY WANTS THE MOON.  Sonny worries about how much his baby sister will grow,especially when she seems to eat all the time. c1995.


JPB    Nilsson

Nilsson, Ulf.  LITTLE SISTER RABBIT.  While their parents are out gathering carrots, a young rabbit babysits his little sister for the first time. c1983.


JPB    O'Donnell

O'Donnell, Elizabeth Lee.  MAGGIE DOESN'T WANT TO MOVE.  Simon expresses his own sad feelings about moving by crediting them to his toddler sister, Maggie. c1987.


JPB    Pastuchiv

Pastuchiv, Olga.  MINAS AND THE FISH.  A young boy wishes to learn to swim so he can go fishing with his older brothers, but when a magic fish teaches him, his brothers no longer recognize him. c1997.


JPB    Polushkin

Polushkin, Maria.  BABY BROTHER BLUES.  As she describes a day in the life of her baby brother and the family's reactions to everything he does, a six-year-old girl decides that maybe she likes him after all. c1987.


JPB    Rheingrover

Rheingrover, Jean Sasso.  VERONICA'S FIRST YEAR.  Nine-year-old Nathan helps welcome his baby sister, who has Down's syndrome, into the family and eagerly anticipates the day when she will be able to ride his tricycle. c1996.


JPB    Ringgold

Ringgold, Faith.  AUNT HARRIET'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN THE SKY.  With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother. c1992.


JPB    Rogers

Rogers, Fred.  THE NEW BABY.  Explains the needs of toddlers faced with a new baby in the

family and some of the changes and disruptions the baby can cause in the life of the older brother or sister. c1985.


JPB    Ross

Ross, Christine.  LILY AND THE PRESENT.  Lily searches the stores for the perfect big, bright, and beautiful present for her new baby brother. c1992.


JPB    Sayre

Sayre, April Pulley.  IT'S MY CITY!: A SINGING MAP.  As a brother and sister head for the market for birthday party supplies, they sing a song describing the city sights, sounds, and smells they pass along the way.c2001.


JPB    Sendak

Sendak, Maurice.  OUTSIDE OVER THERE.  With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride. c1981.


JPB    Solomon

Solomon, Debra.  OH, SISTER!: GIGGLES, GASPS & GROANS GROWING UP TOGETHER. Relates the admirable and sometimes infuriating qualities of a sister. c1989.


JPB    Steig

Steig, William.  THE TOY BROTHER.  An apprentice alchemist finds that his despised kid brother is the only one who can help him when he concocts a potion which makes him the size of a peanut. c1996.


JPB    Stevenson

Stevenson, James.  WORSE THAN WILLY!  Complaining to Grandpa that their new baby brother is no fun, Mary Ann and Louie are surprised to hear that Grandpa's baby brother was the same way. c1984.


JPB    Stuve-Bodeen

Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie.  MAMA ELIZABETI.  When her mother has a new baby, Elizabeti is given charge of her younger brother and finds it more difficult to take care him than it was to care for her rock doll. c2000.


JPB    Udry

Udry, Janice May.  THUMP AND PLUNK.  When Thump thumps Plunk's doll Plunkit, an argument starts which their mother resolves. c1981.


JPB    Van Leeuwen

Van Leeuwen, Jean.  "WAIT FOR ME!" SAID MAGGIE MCGEE.  There are lots of disadvantages to being the smallest in her family--not being able to ride a bike, play basketball, or go to school--but after a long wait, Maggie grows up. c2001.


JPB    Vigna

Vigna, Judith.  DADDY'S NEW BABY.  A near disaster helps a child of divorced parents soften her feelings toward her father's new baby. c1982.


JPB    Wells

Wells, Rosemary.  MAX'S CHRISTMAS.  Despite his sister Ruby's admonitions, Max waits up on Christmas Eve to see Santa Claus coming down the chimney. c1986.

JPB    Wells

Wells, Rosemary.  MAX AND RUBY'S MIDAS: ANOTHER GREEK MYTH.  Ruby tries to keep her brother Max from eating so many sweets by reading him an altered version of the story of King Midas. c1995.


JPB    Wells

Wells, Rosemary.  MAX'S CHOCOLATE CHICKEN.  Max and his sister Ruby go on an egg hunt and vie with each other for the prize--a chocolate chicken. c1989.


JPB    Wells

Wells, Rosemary.  MAX'S DRAGON SHIRT.  On a shopping trip to the department store, Max's determination to get a dragon shirt leads him away from his distracted sister and into trouble. c1991.


JPB    Wells

Wells, Rosemary.  YOU ARE INVITED TO A BUNNY PARTY TODAY AT 3 PM .  Max and his big sister Ruby disagree about which of their toys to invite to Grandma's birthday party. c2001.


JPB    Weston

Weston, Martha.  BAD BABY BROTHER.  Four-year-old Tessa is impatient with her new baby brother William. c1997.


JPB    Zalben

Zalben, Jane Breskin.  BUSTER GETS BRACES.  After being fitted with braces, Buster copes with having to eat mushy foods and hearing his sister's teasing. c1992.







J    158.24    I31te

Arnold, Eric H. editor.  I'M TELLING!: KIDS TALK ABOUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS.  Boys and girls, ages ten to fourteen, describe their siblings best and worst qualities, remember special times and fights, and share observations about jealousy and sharing. c1987.


J    306.87    B217i

Banish, Roslyn.  I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT MY BABY.  A little boy explains his mother's pregnancy and childbirth, the care the newborn needs, and his feelings about his baby brother. c1982.


J    306.875    S447br

Senisi, Ellen B.  BROTHERS & SISTERS.  c1993.


YP    362.1    M612li



J    362.4    R813fi

Rosenberg, Maxine B.  FINDING A WAY: LIVING WITH EXCEPTIONAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS.  Photographs and text describe brother-sister relationships in which one sibling has a physical disability.c1988.


J    612.6    R813mo

Rosenberg, Maxine B.  MOMMY'S IN THE HOSPITAL HAVING A BABY.  Describes the care that mothers and babies receive in the hospital and tells children what to expect if they go to visit their new brother or sister. c1997.



J    A237tu

Adler, C. S.  TUNA FISH THANKSGIVING.  Thirteen-year-old Gilda's parents are getting a divorce, and she seems to be the only one interested in keeping the family together and looking out for her younger brother and sister. c1992.


J    B354ou

Bawden, Nina.  THE OUTSIDE CHILD.  Thirteen-year-old Jane tries to learn more about her half brother and sister after discovering that her seafaring father remarried ten years ago. c1989.


J      B658on

Blume, Judy.  THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE IS THE GREEN KANGAROO.  Freddy hates being the middle one in the family until he gets a part in the school play. [1982], c1981.


J    B811ru

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.  RUTHIE'S GIFT.  Just before the beginning of World War I, eight-year-old Ruthie, who lives with her parents and six brothers on a farm in Indiana, wishes for a sister and tries to behave like the lady her mother wants her to be. c1998.


J    B993n

Byars, Betsy Cromer.  THE NIGHT SWIMMERS.  With their mother dead and their father working nights, Retta tries to be mother to her two younger brothers but somehow things just don't seem to be working right. c1980.


J    B993su

Byars, Betsy Cromer.  THE SUMMER OF THE SWANS.  A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally handicapped brother gets lost. , c1981.


J    C167st

Calvert, Patricia.  THE STONE PONY.  Following the death of her multi-talented and beautiful older sister, JoBeth tries to bury her feelings of resentment and guilt by absorbing herself in the study of a stone pony from ancient Persia recently acquired by the local museum. c1982.


YP    C626to

Clements, Bruce.  TOM LOVES ANNA LOVES TOM.  Almost from the first moment he sees Anna, Tom knows that he loves her, and although she is cautious at first, they quickly develop a very special relationship. c1990.


YP    C754my

Conrad, Pam.  MY DANIEL.  Ellie and Stevie learn about a family legacy when their grandmother tells them stories of her brother's historical quest for dinosaur bones on their Nebraska farm. c1989.


YP    C851qu

Cottonwood, Joe.  QUAKE!: A NOVEL.  With their parents away at the 1989 World Series, fourteen-year-old Franny, her younger brother, and their cousin try to cope with the frightening events following an earthquake that destroys their home on Loma Prieta mountain. c1995.


YP    C913ru

Creech, Sharon.  RUBY HOLLER.  Thirteen-year-old fraternal twins Dallas and Florida have grown up in a terrible orphanage but their lives change forever when an eccentric but sweet older couple invites them each on an adventure, beginning in an almost magical place called Ruby

Holler. c2002.


J    D366b

Delton, Judy.  BACK YARD ANGEL.  Although ten-year-old Angel loves her little brother Rags dearly, the constant responsibility of taking care of him weighs heavily on her young shoulders. c1983.


J    D419bo

De Paola, Tomie.  BOSS FOR A DAY.  Moffie is ten minutes older than her twin brother, Morgie, and so she is always in charge, but when their mother says she is too bossy, Moffie decides to make Morgie boss for a day. c2002.


YP    D496wh

DeVito, Cara.  WHERE I WANT TO BE. After the death of her father, fourteen-year-old Kristie gradually sorts out her feelings about her older half brothers with whom she lives in a small Arizona town and about the mother who had left her years ago. c1993.


YP    D766fo

Draper, Sharon M.  FORGED BY FIRE. Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved.c1997.


YP   F33yo

Fenner.  YOLANDA'S GENIUS. After moving from Chicago to Grand River, Michigan, fifth  grader Yolonda, big and strong for her age, determines to prove that her younger brother is not a slow learner but a true musical genius.c1995.


YP    F894my

Weyr, Garret.  MY HEARTBEAT.  As she tries to understand the closeness between her older

brother and his best friend, fourteen-year-old Ellen finds her relationship with each of them changing. c2002.


J    G348on

George, Jean Craighead.  ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN.  Sam's peaceful existence in his wilderness home is disrupted when his sister runs away and his pet falcon is confiscated by a conservation officer.  c1990.


YP    G456no

Giff, Patricia Reilly.  NORY RYAN'S SONG.  When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, twelve-year-old Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity help her family and neighbors survive. c2000.


YP    H747ou

Holm, Jennifer L.  OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA.  As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899. c1999.


YP    J72he

Johnston, Julie.  HERO OF LESSER CAUSES.  In 1946 twelve-year-old Kely is devastated when her older brother Patrick is paralyzed by polio, and she starts a campaign to reawaken his waning interest in life.1993, c1992.


J    G462la

Gikow, Louise.  LABYRINTH.  Sarah's thoughtless remark that she wished the goblins would take her little brother lead her and the boy into the dangerous world of the goblin king. c1986.


J    G885up

Gruber, Wilhelm.  THE UPSIDE-DOWN READER.  Sitting opposite Tina while she does her homework, her younger brother Tim learns to read right along with her, only he does it upside down. c1998.


J    H553ma

Hermes, Patricia.  MAMA, LET'S DANCE: A NOVEL.  Abandoned by their mother after the death of their father, three youngsters are determined to keep their situation a secret so that the authorities will not split them up and send them to foster homes. c1991.


YP     H747ou

Holm, Jennifer L.  OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA. As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899. c1999.


J    H996gi

Hyland, Betty.  THE GIRL WITH THE CRAZY BROTHER.  Dana's fears and worries about moving across the country and making friends at a new school are made worse when her older brother is diagnosed as schizophrenic. c1987.


YP    J83co

Joseph, Lynn.  THE COLOR OF MY WORDS.  When life gets difficult for Ana Rosa, a twelve-year-old would-be writer living in a small village in the Dominican Republic, she can depend on her older brother to make her feel better—until the life-changing events on her thirteenth birthday. c2000.


J    K82f    c.2

Konigsburg, E. L.  FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER. Story about a young girl who runs away with her brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. c1967.


YP    K82si

Konigsburg, E. L.  SILENT TO THE BONE.  When he is wrongly accused of gravely injuring his baby half-sister, thirteen-year-old Branwell loses his power of speech and only his friend Connor is able to reach him and uncover the truth about what really happened.  c2000.


J    L921sw

Lowry, Lois.  SWITCHAROUND.  Forced to spend a summer with their father and his "new" family, Caroline, age eleven, and J.P., age thirteen, are given unpleasant responsibilities for which they are determined to get revenge. c1985.


J    M269mo

Manes, Stephen.  MONSTRA VS. IRVING.  Irving's plans to scare his bratty little sister Claire backfire when she drinks his mail-order magic potion and is transformed into a monster. 1991, c1989.


J    M119gh

McBratney, Sam.  THE GHOSTS OF HUNGRYHOUSE LANE.  The three mischievous Sweet children discover that their new house is home to three eccentric ghosts who want only to be left alone.  1989, c1988.


J    M169co

McNair, Joseph.  COMMANDER COATRACK RETURNS.  When thirteen-year-old Lisa's retarded five-year-old brother starts becoming more independent and growing away from her, and she finds herself disagreeing with an ultra-feminist friend, she begins a game of make-believe with a new boy at school which initially defends them both from life's hurts, but ultimately prevents them from dealing with real life. c1989.


J    M479ju

Mead, Alice.  JUNEBUG.  An inquisitive young boy who lives with his mother and younger

sister in a rough housing project in New Haven, Connecticut, approaches his tenth birthday with a mixture of anticipation and worry. , c1995.


J    M662b

Milton, Hilary H.  THE BRATS AND MR. JACK.  A brother and sister, ages 12 and 13, run away from their orphanage, determined to live on their own, and are befriended by an unusual old "bum" with a secretive lifestyle who finds them a luxurious, boarded-up mansion to live in. c1980.


YP    N155ot

Naidoo, Beverley.  THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH.  Smuggled out of Nigeria after their mother's murder, Sade and her younger brother are abandoned in London when their uncle fails to meet them at the airport and they are fearful of their new surroundings and of what may have happened to their journalist father back in Nigeria. c2001.


YP    N432em

Nelson, Theresa.  THE EMPRESS OF ELSEWHERE: A NOVEL.  When he and his younger sister agree to help their wealthy, elderly neighbor care for the capuchin monkey that keeps getting away from her, Jimmy also helps the woman's troublesome granddaughter deal with secrets from her family's past. c1998.


J    P278ha

Pascal, Francine.  THE HAND-ME-DOWN KID.  When a thief steals the bicycle she has secretly borrowed from her sister, 11-year-old Ari, in trying to recover the bike, learns a lot about dealing with people. c1980.


YP    P367ts

Peck, Richard.  THOSE SUMMER GIRLS I NEVER MET.  Drew and Steph, ages almost-sixteen and fourteen, reluctantly take a Baltic cruise with their heretofore unknown grandmother, a singing star of the 1940s, and have the experience of a lifetime. c1988.


YP    P514i

Pevsner, Stella.  I'M EMMA: I'M A QUINT.  Thirteen-year-old Emma, one of a set of quintuplets, struggles to maintain her individuality as she attends acting class, prepares for her half-sister's wedding, and auditions for a movie. , c1993.


YP    P514wo

Pevsner, Stella.  WOULD MY FORTUNE COOKIE LIE?  While worrying that her mom is plotting to move the family from their Chicago home, thirteen-year-old Alexis also wonders about the mysterious young man who seems to be shadowing her and her friend. c1996.


J    P524ri

Pfeffer, Susan Beth.  THE RIDDLE STREAK.  Since her older brother always wins at ping pong, checkers, and everything else, Amy decides to learn riddles in hope of finding some way she can beat him. c1993.


YP    R311go

Recorvits, Helen.  GOODBYE, WALTER MALINSKI.  In 1934, even though life is hard for Wanda Malinski and her family, she enjoys school, good times with her best friend, and a special relationship with her older brother.  c1999.


YP    R695cl

Rodowsky, Colby F.  CLAY.  After their parents divorce, eleven-year-old Elsie and her

younger brother Tommy, who is mentally "different," must deal with a terrible secret that causes them and their mother to move from place to place and stay in hiding. c2001.


J    R921sp

Ruelle, Karen Gray.  SPOOKIER THAN A GHOST.  Harry and his sister Emily are very much involved in the family's preparations for Halloween. c2001.


J    T327la

Terris, Susan.  THE LATCHKEY KIDS.  Eleven-year-old Callie tries to cope with her new responsibilities when the family's changed circumstances force them to move to a new San Francisco neighborhood and leave her in charge of her younger brother. c1986.


YP  T473br

Thompson, Julian F.  BROTHERS. When his idolized older brother leaves college for a mental health facility and then disappears, seventeen-year-old Chris follows him to the compound of an anti-government militia group and tries to rescue him.


J    T474my



J    W249sa

Wanous, Suzanne.  SARA'S SECRET.  At first Sara doesn't want anyone at her new school to know about her younger brother Justin who has cerebral palsy. c1995.


J    W727ed

Williams.  EDWIN AND EMILY (chapter book, 2nd grade) Edwin decides that his younger sister Emily is a pest, but nsometimes she's a nice pest. c1995.


YP    Y47sk

Yep, Laurence.  SKUNK SCOUT.  Teddy is not thrilled with the present his uncle gives him for

his tenth birthday--a camping trip for him and his younger brother--but on his first outing away from San Francisco's Chinatown, Teddy learns some interesting facts about nature, about his uncle, and about himself. c2003.


J    V891d

Voigt, Cynthia.  DICEY'S SONG.  Now that the four abandoned Tillerman children are settled in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginnings require love, trust, humor, and courage. c1982.


J    W187ey

Wallace, Bill.  EYE OF THE GREAT BEAR.  Eleven-year-old Bailey has a reputation for being a coward until the prophecy given him by an Indian medicine man in 1899 in Texas comes true when Bailey encounters a bear in the mountains of Montana. c1999.


J    W727ed

Williams, Suzanne.  EDWIN AND EMILY.  Edwin decides that his younger sister Emily is a pest, but sometimes she's a nice pest. c1995.


YP    W735da

Willis, Patricia.  DANGER ALONG THE OHIO.  Lost in the Ohio River Valley in May 1793, twelve-year-old Clare and her two brothers struggle to survive in the wilderness and to avoid capture by the Shawnee Indians. c1997.


YP     W895mi

Woodson, Jacqueline.  MIRACLE'S BOYS. Twelve-year-old Lafayette's close relationship with his older brother Charlie changes after Charlie is released from a detention home and blames Lafayette for the death of their mother. c2000.


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