Posts Tagged ‘new sibling’

My Sister Gracie by Gillian Johnson Leads to New Tricks for Fabio

Posted on January 30th, 2011 by Carolyn Hart

Storytime Standouts looks at picture book My Sister Gracie
My Sister Gracie – Written and illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Picture book published by Tundra Books




Fabio, an “only” dog, longs for a brother. He dreams of exploring a park, sharing a bone and playing together with his new buddy. Imagine Fabio’s surprise when his new brother is a sister – and not at all like the playful puppy he envisioned. Thankfully, teasing neighborhood dogs help Fabio appreciate and love his newly adopted sister, Gracie.

32 pages, recommended for children aged 3 to 5

My Sister Gracie at Amazon.com

My Sister Gracie at Amazon.ca

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The First Rule of Little Brothers – help older children cope with siblings

Posted on December 5th, 2008 by Carolyn Hart


Storytime Standouts looks at picture book The First Rule of Younger BrothersThe First Rule of Little Brothers written by Jill Davis, illustrated by Sarah McMenemy
Picture book published by Knopf Books for Young Readers





Oh dear, life can be awfully complicated when a younger brother or sister arrives on the scene. Before long, favourite toys are grabbed, tall towers are destroyed and ‘me too’ is an oft-heard phrase. For older children who are learning to get along with a little brother or sister, this picture book will ring true and inject some humor and insight into the experience.

One day I built the Empire State Building with blocks. It was huge! Taller than me! Then Bro-zilla walked into the room. CRASH!

Bright, colorful illustrations depict the two boys as they grow up. Good fun!

The First Rule of Little Brothers at Amazon.com

The First Rule of Little Brothers at Amazon.ca


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