Parents And Soon To Be Parents

All of these books have been read and recommended by the parents of twins and multiples in our club. They have found them to be helpful, informative and relative to their situation. Sometimes the simplest tip picked up in a book can make all the difference.

Many of these books are available to borrow from us at no cost. They can be picked up at our coffee mornings and then returned at your convenience.

Title: Extreme Motherhood Extreme Motherhood is a great book telling the story of a family from the time they hear they have triplets on the way (to join their 1 year old daughter) to the first years of their life.

It is funny and honest, and although it is a very personal account I would say it is an essential read for every parent, not just those with multiples! View on Amazon

Author: Jackie Clune
Publisher: Macmillan
Available to Borrow: No
Title: Ready or Not . . . There We Go! In Ready or Not . . . There We Go!: The Real Experts’ Guide to the Toddler Years with Twins Elizabeth Lyons and her ‘multiples’ sorority of fellow mums with twins come to the rescue again in this hilarious, strategy-filled, tell it like it is guide to the toddler years with twins. View on Amazon
Author: Elizabeth Lyons
Publisher: Finn-Phyllis Press
Available to Borrow: Yes
Title: Round Behind The Ice House Round Behind The Ice House is aimed at teenagers, but may also be of interest to parents of multiples.  Interestingly the celebrated author Anne Fine is a sister to triplets herself.

It is a gripping and realistic tale about the changing nature of twin relationships, as Tom grows to realise that he doesn’t own his sister Cass and never can. View on Amazon

Author: Anne Fine
Publisher: Random House
Available to Borrow: No
Title: Twins and Multiple Births: The essential parenting guide Twins & Multiple Births: The Essential Parenting Guide From Pregnancy to Adulthood is a TAMBA recommended read and definately one that I read from cover to cover when I was pregnant.

The book covers everything – from pregnacy and childbirth through to adolesence. View on Amazon

Author: Dr Carol Cooper
Publisher: Vermillion
Available to Borrow: No

Young Twins and Siblings

All of these books have been read and recommended by the families in our club. They have found them to be helpful, informative and relative to their situation. Many of these books will help young twins and siblings of twins understand what it means to be a twin.

Title: Double Act Double Act tells the story of identical twin girls who are inseperable, especially since their mum died, so how will they cope with their Dad’s new girlfriend and a new home?

Jacqueline Wilson is always a popular choice, with children mainly finding her books between the ages of 9 and 11. View on Amazon

Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Random House
Available to Borrow: No
Title: Hello Twins Hello Twins has lovely illustrations and is great for families with multiples as it looks at how individual twins are as well as how special!

It is aimed at children aged 5 and under. View on Amazon

Author: Charlotte Voake
Publisher: Walker Books
Available to Borrow: No
Title: Just Like Me Just Like Me – aimed at children under 5 – is about identical twin girls Jennifer and Julie.

The author is a Mum of identical twin girls and so she really captures how individual the girls are. View on Amazon

Author: Barbara J Neasi
Publisher: Scholastic 2002
Available to Borrow: No
Title: Pea Pod Babies Pea Pod Babies is a beautifully illustrated book that emphasises the individuality of triplets as well as the undeniable bond between multiples.

Aimed at 5s and under. View on Amazon

Author: Karen Baicker and Sam Williams
Publisher: Handprint Books
Available to Borrow: No
Title: Postman Pat – The Pottage Twins The Pottage Twins includes the ever popular character of Postman Pat which focussing on the Pottage twins – Katy and Tom.  A great book for young twins or siblings aged 5 and under. View on Amazon
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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Available to Borrow: No
Title: The Chimp and Zee range of books The Chimp and Zee range of books are aimed at 5s and under and include the fun loving twins Chimp and Zee. (The authors themselves have twins and have tried to capture the ‘twin spirit’ in their stories!)

The books are widely available to buy or borrow from local libraries. View on Amazon

Author: Catherine and Laurence Anholt
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Available to Borrow: No
Title: Topsy and Tim (range of books) Topsy and Tim books are a range of stories many of which are based around everyday situations such as Starting school or Learning to swim. View on Amazon
Author: Jean Adamson
Publisher: Ladybird
Available to Borrow: No
Title: Triplet Tales Triplet Tales is aimed at children aged 5 and under. This colourful rhyming book is aimed at triplets. View on Amazon
Author: Hazel Cushion
Publisher: Accent Press 2004
Available to Borrow: No