Brothers and Sisters

Starters by Lissa Price

Starters by Lissa Price

Imagine a future where teens rent their bodies to senior citizens who want to relive the moments of their youth. In Starters by Lissa Price, this is exactly what happens. A genocide spore killed everyone who wasn't vaccinated in time. Left behind are the very young and the very old. Many children are left without parents or caretakers. They must survive in an unfriendly world where they are viewed as unattended minors and are forced to resort to any means possible in order to survive.  If a teen agrees to rent out their body to a senior, they are paid a substantial sum of money. It is very enticing to a starving and homeless teenager.

The Trouble With Sisters and Robots

By By Steve Gritton

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After frantically trying to stop his out of control robot from turning everything it touches into metal, Kyle finally listens to his little sister's advice. JE Fic Gri
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A Theory of Relativity

By Jacquelyn Mitchard

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The one-year-old orphan of accident victims becomes the focus of a conflict between her uncle and her grandparents who differ on who will raise the little girl, and how. (Catalog summary)
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The Art of Mending

By Elizabeth Berg

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Laura Bartone anticipates her annual family reunion in Minnesota with a mixture of excitement and wariness. Yet this year’s gathering will prove to be much more trying than either she or her siblings imagined. As soon as she arrives, Laura realizes that something is not right with her sister. Forever wrapped up in events of long ago, Caroline is the family’s restless black sheep. When Caroline confronts Laura and their brother, Steve, with devastating allegations about their mother, the three have a difficult time reconciling their varying experiences in the same house. But a sudden misfortune will lead them all to face the past, their own culpability, and their common need for love and forgiveness. (From the catalog summary)
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Talk, Baby!

By Harriet Ziefert and Emily Bolam (illustrator)

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Max is glad his mother brings home a baby sister, but he begins to get impatient as he spends a whole year trying to teach her to talk. JE Fic Zie.
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Ruthie's Gift

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Just before the beginning of World War I, eight-year-old Ruthie, who lives with her parents and six brothers on a farm in Indiana, wishes for a sister and tries to behave like the lady her mother wants her to be. J Fic Bra
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Our Only May Amelia

By Jennifer L. Holm

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As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899. J Fic Hol
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Caddie Woodlawn

By Carol Ryrie Brink

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The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. J Fic Bri
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You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch

By Pat Hutchins

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After years as the youngest child, it is finally Titch's turn to hand down some clothes to the brand new baby. JE Fic Hut.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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