Fiction books for children and teens

Below are some novels featuring twins that children and teens may enjoy. The books below are grouped by single books and books that are part of a series. Within each group, the books are sorted by gender of the twin pairs.

The ages and grades are recommendations only. Listing these books here does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the Washington State Twin Registry.

Books about boy-girl twin pairs

The Salmon Twins by Caroll Simpson
Ages 3-10

Mitch and Amy by Beverly Cleary
Grades 2-7 (Ages 8 – 12)

Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Grades 3-7 (Ages 8 – 12)

The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith and Brett Helquist Grades 3-7 (Ages 8 and up)

You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
Grades 7-10

The One (Chloe Gamble) by Ed Decter and L. J. Burns
Grades 9 and up (Ages 14 and up)

Books about boy-boy twin pairs

The Brothers Schlemiel by Mark Binder
Grades 2 and up (Ages 7 and up)

The Mirror’s Tale: A Further Tales Adventure (Further Tales Adventures) by P. W. Catanese
Grades 4-8 (Ages 9-13)

Many Waters (Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet) by Madeleine L’Engle
Grades 6 and up (Ages 10 and up)

Truancy Origins by Isamu Fukui
Grades 8 and up

Books about girl-girl twin pairs

The Twin’s Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Grade 7 and up

Stranger With My Face by Lois Duncan
Grades 7 and up (Ages 12 and up)

Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret
Grade 5 and up (Ages 10 and up)

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
Grades 8 and up

Series featuring boy-girl twin pairs

The Bobbsey Twins series
Grades 3-8 (Ages 9 and up)
This series was published under the pseudonym Laura Lee Hope, but was actually written by many people. The 72 books in the series were published from 1904- 1979. A separate series of 30 books was published from 1987- 1992. The books are about the adventures of the Bobbsey family, which includes two sets of boy-girl twins. Some books are still available in print. Many have been converted to digital format and may be found free on the Internet.

Hollow Earth Series by Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman
Grades 3-7 (Ages 8-12)
Hollow Earth
Bone Quill (Hollow Earth)

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott
Grades 7 and up (Ages 12 and up)
The Alchemyst
The Magician
The Sorceress
The Necromancer
The Warlock
The Enchantress

Frontier Magic Trilogy by Patricia C. Wrede
Grades 7 and up (Ages 12 and up)
Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic)
Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic)
The Far West (Frontier Magic)

The Templeton Twins Series by Ellis Weiner
Grades 3-7 (Ages 8 – 12 years)
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1
The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book 2

Series featuring boy-boy twin pairs

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Grades 4-7 (Ages 9 and up)
Twins Fred and George Weasley appear in all 7 books of this series.

Series featuring girl-girl twin pairs

Destiny and Faith books by Teddy O’Malley
Grades 1-4 (ages 6-10)
Destiny and Faith Go To Twincentric Academy!
Destiny And Faith’s Summer Adventures

Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal
Grades 4-7 (Ages 9 and up)
These books describe the lives of identical girl twins who attend Sweet Valley High School. There are 152 books in the series.

Sweet Valley Kids series by Francine Pascal
Grades K-3 (Ages 5-8)
This is a spin-off series about the same identical girl twins when they were 7-year-old second graders. There are 88 books in the series.

The Dopple Ganger Chronicles series by G.P. Taylor
Grades 3 and up (Ages 8 and up)
The First Escape (The Dopple Ganger Chronicles)
The Secret of Indigo Moon (The Dopple Ganger Chronicles)
The Great Mogul Diamond (The Dopple Ganger Chronicles)

Twins series by Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy
Grades 4-8 (Ages 9 and up)
Trading Faces
Take Two
Times Squared
Double Feature
Triple Trouble

Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy by Michelle Zink
Grades 7 and up (Ages 12 and up)
Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy)
Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy)
Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy)

Midnight Twins Trilogy by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Grades 7 and up (Ages 12 and up)
The Midnight Twins (Midnight Twins Novels)
Look Both Ways (Midnight Twins)
Watch for Me by Moonlight: A Midnight Twins Novel

Series about twins written in the early to mid-20th century

The Twin Books are a series of 26 books written by Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937). She was an author, educator and illustrator. The twins in all the books except one are boy/girl twins (The Spanish Twins are 2 boys). Each book is set in a different country or in a different time period in American history. The age of the twins in the stories ranges from 2 to 12 years. Some of these books are available in print. Others have been re-released in electronic format. For a summary of the plot of most of these books, click here.

The Page Twins Series, by Dorothy Whitehill, is 13 books about twin sisters who were separated and didn’t know about each other until they were brought together. The twins are age 13 at the beginning of the series, and they grow older as the series progresses. They get married in book #7 and the series continues for another 6 books. Some of these books are in the public domain, and others may be available in print.