Best Twin Books
Raising twins or more is a constant education. Arming yourself with information and advice from those who've already been there is smart.
While there are some great sources of information about twin pregnancy and raising multiples on the web, you will probably want to also read a few twin books.
After all, you can read a book anywhere. . . during those hours of waiting at the doctor's office, on your lunch break or curled up in a chair at home. Plus, you'll want to gain as much insight into raising your twins as you can now because you won't have much time for reading once the babies arrive.
The list of recommended twin books below are ones that I have personally read or were suggested to me by other moms of twins or more. We've also included a few books that you can use with older siblings of twins to help them prepare for the twins' arrival, as well as some books about being a twin that you can read to your little ones as they get older.
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Twin Books about Pregnancy and Parenting
Having Twins And More: A Parent's Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood by Elizabeth Noble -
Great resource for expectant parents of twins to consult during the multiple birth experience.
When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Revised Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy by Barbara Luke & Tamara Eberlein - Explores the joys, terrors and ambivilence associated with carrying, delivering and coping with young multiples.
Twins 101: 50 Must-Have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood From Doctor M.O.M. by Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, MD - Dr. Lee-Bucklin shares her experiences as both a pediatrician and a mother of twins from pregnancy to infancy.
Twin Sense: A Sanity-Saving Guide to Raising Twins -- From Pregnancy Through the First Year by Dagmara Scalise - The author is the parent of three children under age 6, including three-year-old fraternal twins. She provides real-world advice on dealing with the many issues of caring for newborn twins.
Ready or Not Here We Come!: The Real Experts' Guide to the First Year With Twins by Elizabeth Lyons - Highlights the experiences and strategies of the author and a group of friends who met in a multiples birthing class and survived pregnancy and the first year with twins together.
Ready or Not . . . There We Go!: The REAL Experts' Guide to the Toddler Years with Twins by Elizabeth Lyons - The author and her "multiples sorority" tell it like it is again with a guide for the toddler years with multiples.
Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! (La Leche League International Book) by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada - This book provides valuable information on all aspects of parenting multiples with an emphasis on breastfeeding and attachment style parenting.
Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice From Pregnancy Through the First Year (for Parents of Twins and Multiples) by Cheryl Lage - Combination "how to" guidebook and personal diary to help mothers through pregnancy and the first year of their twins' lives.
Twin Set: Moms of Multiples Share Survive and Thrive Secrets by Christina Boyle & Cathleen Stahl - Based on an exclusive national survey of more than 300 moms of multiples, the book shares mom-tested, solution-oriented advice.
It's Twins!: Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy through Adolescence by Susan Heim - A mother of twins offers chatty, bite-sized bits of real-world wisdom and experiences from other moms and dads at various stages of twin rearing.
Raising Twins: What Parents Want to Know (And What Twins Want to Tell Them) by Eileen M. Pearlman & Jill Alison Ganon - Ms. Pearlman is a mother of twins and a family therapist. The book goes beyond traditional twin books to cover the early school years and adolescence. It includes candid interviews with twins of various ages throughout the book.
One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned About Everyone's Struggle to Be Singular by Abigail Pogrebin - Written by a twin and journalist, it explores the sticky issues that accompany being a twin. It includes interviews with twins in various walks of life.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins: A Step-by-Step Program for Sleep-Training Your Multiples by Marc Weissbluth - Written by a pediatrician of 35 years who founded the original Sleep Disorders Center at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital. He is also a professor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University School of Medicine.
Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children by Joan Friedman - Explores a new parenting twins philosophy with 7 simple concepts for raising emotionally healthy individuals while encouraging them to cherish their special sibling relationship.
Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples by Christina Tingleof - The book expertly guides you through your twins' school years from kindergarten to the drama-filled years of high school.
Books for Siblings of Twins
The books below were written by a real kid, Paris Morris, who shares her experiences as the older sibling of twins. Other titles available include My Twins First Halloween and My Twins First Christmas. Now age 10, Paris is working on four additional books to add to the series.
I'm Having Twins
My Twins are Coming Home
My Twins' First Birthday
Books for Twin Kids
Twin to Twin by Margaret O'Hair - Nicely illustrated picture book with rhyming text about boy-girl twins.
Hello Twins by Charlotte Voake - Story of boy-girl twins who are not like each other at all.
Twice As Nice: What It's Like To Be a Twin by Nicole Rebbel - Book designed for kingergarten through grade 3 kids. Shares facts about twins, quotes from twins, famous twins and lots of fun pictures and stories.
Just Like Me (Revised Edition) by Barbara J. Neasi - The story of Julie and Jennifer that teaches kids that no two people are exactly alike. . .even twins!
Two Times the Fun by Beverly Cleary - The beloved author, also a mom of twins, shares the adventures of Jimmy and Janet and shares how they are different but also have things in common.