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Sibling Rivalry: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • I Was Born to be a Sister; by Akaela Michels-Gualtieri; Platypus Media, 2001
  • I'll Fix Anthony; by Judith Viorst; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Ish; by Peter Reynold; Candlewick, 2004
  • My Brother, My Sister and Me; by Pat Thomas; Barron's Educational, 2000
  • Queen of the World; by Thomas Yezerski; Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000
  • That's Not Fair!; by Stephanie Roehe; Mine Edition/Penguin, 2005
  • The Dot; by Peter Reynold; Candlewick, 2003
  • The Pain and the Great One; by Judy Blume; Yearling, 1995
  • The Very Worst Monster; by Pat Hutchins; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Wilbur Waited; by Gill Davies; Sterling Publishing, 2001
  • You're All My Favorites; by Sam McBratney; Candlewick Pres, 2004

Ages 8 to 12

  • Bratty Brothers and Selfish Sisters: All About Sibling Rivalry; by RW Alley; One Caring Place, 2007
  • Dynamite Dinah; by Claudia Mills; Macmillan, 1990
  • Oh, Brother — Oh, Sister!: A Sister's Guide to Getting Along; by Brooks Whitney; American Girl, 1999
  • Ramona and Her Mother; by Beverly Cleary; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • The Great Brain; by John Fitzgerald; Dial, 2000
  • What About Me: 12 Ways To Get Your Parents' Attention Without Hitting Your Sister; by Eileen Kennedy-Moore; Parenting Press, 2005

Young Adult

  • If I Had One Wish...; by Jackie Koller; Little, 1991
  • Jacob Have I Loved; by Katherine Paterson; Library Reproduction Services, 2000
  • Sons From Afar; by Cynthia Voight; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Won't Know Till I Get There; by Walter Dean Myers; Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Books for Adults

  • The Everything Parent’s Guide to Raising Siblings: Eliminate Rivalry, Avoid Favoritism, and Keep the Peace; by Linda Sonna; Adams Media, 2006
  • Mom, Jason's Breathing On Me! The Solution to Sibling Bickering; by Anthony Wolf; Ballantine Books, 2003
  • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too; by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish; Avon Books, 1998
  • Understanding Sibling Rivalry; by T. Berry Brazelton; Da Capo Press, 2005
Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2011-02-10
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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