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I'd love to tap the collective wisdom of this list. I'm looking for some picture books that feature a rivalry between two characters. It does not have to be sibling rivalry, although that would work. A couple of books I've found so far are
Pirate vs. Pirate by Mary Quattlebaum
The Tale of Pip and Squeak by Kate Duke

Thanks for any leads that are similar to these.

Carrie
#1 - March 31, 2012, 12:13 PM
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DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS - Putnam (July, 2020)
DON'T HUG DOUG (Spring, 2021)

Hmmmm...three that come to mind off the top of my head are Don't Need Friends by Carolyn Crimi, The Remarkable Friendship of Mr. Cat and Mr. Rat by Rick Walton, and Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb.


(^Although these may be, in part, more in the "clash" than "competition" category.)
#2 - March 31, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine is a new one authored by Knopf editor Alison Wortche (I might be butchering that spelling -- Kurtis?).
#3 - March 31, 2012, 01:09 PM
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MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE, Sterling, 2016

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SHARK VS. TRAIN!
#4 - March 31, 2012, 01:10 PM

"Dirty Joe, The Pirate": Sibling rivalry between brother and sister pirate.
#5 - March 31, 2012, 01:46 PM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
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I'm not sure if this strictly fits your requirement--it's not really a versus situation--but I think ENEMY PIE by Derek Munson/Tara Callahan King is wonderful. It's about a young kid whose dad invites his school enemy over to play.
#6 - March 31, 2012, 03:05 PM

You may want to take a look at YOU'RE MEAN, LILY JEAN! by Frieda Wishinsky.
#7 - March 31, 2012, 04:02 PM
ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO! Candlewick, 2017
LOUD LULA, Two Lions 2015
CALIFORNIA HISTORY FOR KIDS, CRP
FARMER MCPEEPERS Rising Moon

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Thanks, these are great recommendations!

Diana, Dirty Joe sounds hilarious! I'm looking forward to reading that one.

...feeling thankful for this board, and for interlibrary loan...

Carrie
#8 - March 31, 2012, 05:30 PM
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DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS - Putnam (July, 2020)
DON'T HUG DOUG (Spring, 2021)

Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine is a new one authored by Knopf editor Alison Wortche (I might be butchering that spelling -- Kurtis?).

Sorry, I'm just seeing this now. You spelled it right, and I love Allison's book -- what makes it wonderful for me is how the hero Rosie rises above the rivalry. She sort of "defeats" her rival but it's through kindness and not done out of rivalry, she just does what she loves to do. Great story.
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The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neil. . .
#10 - May 20, 2012, 07:13 PM
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My PB is:
What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention Without Hitting Your Sister
(Parenting Press)

Here's the trailer (2 min):
A gentle remedy for sibling rivalry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGwRZfKJkco
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TWO OF A KIND by Jacqui Robbins. It's about rivalry between girls at school, with a hint of mean girls. It's wonderfully written and illustrated.
#12 - May 22, 2012, 10:09 PM
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