10 Best Sibling Characters From Children's Books

Your kids will love the siblings in these books who can be loving or competitive, and fast friends or fierce enemies.
By Allison McDonald
Apr 07, 2016



Apr 07, 2016

Siblings are stuck together quite happily at times, other times despite their best efforts they'd prefer nothing better than to by separated by two oceans. A sibling is your oldest playmate and your cruelest critic — no matter what, your sibling is there for you when you need it. At least that is how siblings are portrayed in these ten books that would not be the same without these amazing relationships. The list is in no particular order, but feel free to share your favorite siblings from books on the Scholastic Parents Facebook Page!


The Weasleys from Harry Potter: The series wouldn't be the same without this large, diverse, and loving family. They show Harry everything he has missed out on and welcome him in as one of their own.

Meg, Beth, Jo, and Amy March from Little Women: Each sister has something about her that readers can relate to. The beauty of these characters is heightened when they are together as sisters.

Charlie and Lola from The Charlie and Lola Series: This is a wonderful series of picture books where silliness reigns and strong-willed siblings are a must. The author captures the pecking order in families perfectly with this realistic and funny sibling pair.

Percy Jackson and Tyson from The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series: In this fantasy series, Percy Jackson learns he doesn’t have to do everything alone, and relying on family is OK. One of the family members he relies on is his brother, the cyclops Tyson.

Katniss and Prim Everdeen from The Hunger Games: Katniss saves Prim, but we all know that Prim is stronger than she looks. Katniss is brave because she must protect her sister; without Prim, Katniss wouldn't participate in the games, and the story simply wouldn’t have been the same.

Ramona and Beezus from The Ramona Series: Like all little sisters, Ramona just wants to be friends with Beezus. When you are younger and a bit of a pest that’s hard — who can blame Beezus for thinking Ramona is a pest? This relationship is central not only to the series but for Ramona herself.

Jack and Annie from The Magic Treehouse Series: Their sibling dynamic keep this brother–sister duo going even when you aren’t so sure they should.

Sheila Rae and Louise from Sheila Rae, the Brave: How else would Sheila learn it’s OK not to be brave all the time if Louise wasn’t there for her? This pair teaches readers that being brave means asking for help when you need it.

Greg, Rodrick, and Manny from The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series: I want to visit the Heffley house! These brothers are funny exaggerations of what a teen, middle schooler, and preschooler is like. The brotherly love isn’t overflowing but the hilarity is.

The Misadventures of The Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy: This book is a must read! Each brother is fully developed and the deep character development sets up some of the funniest sticky situations you’ll ever read.

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