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Title: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: EspressoChick on November 05, 2012, 08:54 AM
Hello BlueBoarders, :)

I would welcome book suggestions, especially pbs for twins. Any recommendations?

I have a set of twin girls on my holiday shopping list and would like to get them a book about twins, they like to read. They are 6, so older pbs and perhaps chapter books would be a good match for them? I welcome your thoughts, thank you so much!

:) Abby
Title: Re: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: Josiecv on November 06, 2012, 08:26 AM
My favorite recently is No Two Alike: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11477109-no-two-alike

I haven't read it, but a friend with twins *loved* The Twins' Blanket: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9808407-the-twins-blanket
Title: Re: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: Sara on November 06, 2012, 02:37 PM
I like "Take Two: A Celebration of Twins" by Jane Yolen and J. Patrick Lewis. It's a PB collection of poems about twins, and includes fun facts on each page about twins, like the heaviest at birth, the oldest, difference between fraternal/identical, etc.

I bought it for my 12-year-old twin girls, and they enjoyed perusing it (even though they consider themselves past PB age), so I'm sure it would bring lasting reading pleasure to 6-year-olds.
Title: Re: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: Anne Marie on November 06, 2012, 02:59 PM
Margaret O'Hair's TWIN TO TWIN.

Meg used to hang out here quite a bit in the old days.
Title: Re: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: ecb on November 06, 2012, 03:04 PM
Thank you for this thread! My DB and SIL are expecting their first children--twin girls--soon. These are great suggestions. One question: they're a mixed race family, and the twins are fraternal. Is the Yolen book pretty diverse in terms of illustrations?
Title: Re: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: eecoburn on November 06, 2012, 04:33 PM
There is a set of early chapter books called Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin that would be perfect for 6 year olds.
Title: Re: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: CarrieF on November 06, 2012, 08:09 PM
They're sort of (OK, very) dated, but my son has been enjoying some Bobbsey Twins mysteries recently.
Title: Re: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: Sara on November 06, 2012, 08:57 PM
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One question: they're a mixed race family, and the twins are fraternal. Is the Yolen book pretty diverse in terms of illustrations?

ecb: yes; paging through, it appears to be fairly diverse.
Title: Re: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: stephg on November 06, 2012, 11:21 PM
I have 9 yo twin girls. They LOVED Margaret O'Hair's Twin to Twin.  There's also the series by Julia Devillers Trading Faces; Times Squared and Take Two. :)
Title: Re: looking for pb books about twins
Post by: kiperoo on November 07, 2012, 03:17 AM
My five-year-old twin girls ADORE Ling and Ting. :-)