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Resources for Parents

Inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement by the Washington State Twin Registry. If you know of a resource you think we should include here, please send an email to

Multiples groups can provide a great deal of support for parents of twins of all ages! Below are just some of the groups in the Pacific Northwest area. If you have a group that you’d like to see on this list, please send it to us!


  • Multiples of America (a.k.a. National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club) is a network of more than 320 clubs representing over 25,000 parents of twins and higher order multiples.

Greater Pacific Northwest

The Internet has many resources for parents of twins! Below are some online resources you may find useful or interesting. Inclusion in this list does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the UW Twin Registry.

Many books have been written to help parents of twins: during pregnancy, early childhood, and beyond. Some of these books are shown below. The books are sorted into the categories of Twin Pregnancy, Twin Pregnancy through Early Childhood, and Parenting Twins, although there is probably some overlap in these categories. Listing these books here does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the Washington State Twin Registry.

Twin Pregnancy

  • The Baby Bump: Twins and Triplets Edition: 100s of Secrets for Those 9 Long Months with Multiples on Board by Carley Roney
  • Dad’s Guide to Twins: How to Survive the Twin Pregnancy and Prepare for Your Twins by Joe Rawlinson
  • Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy by Gila Leiter and Rachel Kranz
  • When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy, 3rd Edition by Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein

Twin Pregnancy through Early Childhood

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More: 101 Stories Celebrating Double Trouble and Multiple Blessings by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Susan M. Heim
  • Double Duty: The Parents’ Guide to Raising Twins, from Pregnancy through the School Years (2nd Edition) by Christina Tinglof
  • The Everything Twins, Triplets, and More Book: From pregnancy to delivery and beyond–all you need to enjoy your multiples (Everything Series) by Pamela Fierro
  • Juggling Twins: The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies from Pregnancy to the Toddler Years by Meghan Regan-Loomis
  • Raising Twins: From Pregnancy to Preschool by Shelly Vaziri Flais
  • Raising Twins: Parenting Multiples from Pregnancy Through the School Years by Shelly Vaziri Flais
  • Twins by Carol Cooper
  • Twins 101: 50 Must-Have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood From Doctor M.O.M. by Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin
  • Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life, Second Edition by Connie Agnew, Alan Klein and Jill Alison Ganon
  • Twin Sense: A Sanity-Saving Guide to Raising Twins — From Pregnancy Through the First Year by Dagmara Scalise
  • Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice From Pregnancy Through the First Year (for Parents of Twins and Multiples) by Cheryl Lage
  • What to Do When You’re Having Two: The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy Through the First Year by Natalie Diaz

Parenting Twins

  • Double Time: How I Survived—and Mostly Thrived—Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins by Jane Roper
  • Double Time: A Helpful Book of Schedule Keeping for Twins by Lynn Lorenz
  • Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children by Joan Friedman
  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins: A Step-by-Step Program for Sleep-Training Your Multiples by Marc Weissbluth M.D.
  • Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! (La Leche League International Book) by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada
  • Oh Yes You Can Breastfeed Twins! …Plus More Tips for Simplifying Life with Twins by April Rudat
  • Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples by Christina Tinglof
  • Ready or Not…Here We Come! The REAL Experts’ Guide to the First Year with Twins by Elizabeth Lyons
  • Ready or Not…There We Go! The REAL Experts’ Guide to the Toddler Years with Twins by Elizabeth Lyons
  • Twin Set: Moms of Multiples Share Survive and Thrive Secrets by Christina Boyle and Cathleen Stahl

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.


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Astrotwins series by Mark Kelly
    Grades 3-7 (ages 8-12)
    A team of middle schoolers prepares for blastoff in this adventure from the author of the New York Times bestselling Mousetronaut, based on the childhoods of real-life astronauts Mark Kelly and his twin brother Scott.
  • 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.


Twins, Mac & Madi books by Linda Herron
Grades K-4 (ages 1-8)
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Linda Herron knows firsthand what it is like to grow up as an identical twin. In fact, the most wonderful part of her childhood was spending time with her best friend and twin sister. Because Linda recognizes the unique bond-and the unique challenges-that being a twin entails, she was inspired to create a series of children’s stories about being an identical twin.

  • Mac & Madi’s Surprise
  • Mac & Madi Get Sporty

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


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.

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.

The books listed below are for very young children. They are sorted by type of book: Board Books, Other Fiction Books, Activity Books, and Books for Siblings of Twins. Listing these books here does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the Washington State Twin Registry.

Board Books

  • Bathtime for Twins by Ellen Weiss (author) and Sam Williams (Illustrator)
  • Playtime for Twins by Ellen Weiss (author) and Sam Williams (illustrator)
  • Two is for Twins by Wendy Cheyette Lewison (Author) and Hiroe Nakata (Illustrator)

Activity Books

  • Twin Sisters Sticker Paper Dolls (Dover Little Activity Books Paper Dolls) by Robbie Stillerman

Books for Siblings of Twins

  • Mommy’s Having Twins!: A Book For The Big Brother by Jennifer Nevadomski and Juliana D’Alessio
  • My Friend Paris books: This series of books addresses the issues a child goes through as the older sibling of twins.
    • I’m Having Twins by Paris Morris
    • My Twins are Coming Home by Paris Morris
    • My Twins’ First Birthday by Paris Morris
    • My Twins’ First Halloween by Paris Morris
    • My Twins’ First Christmas by Paris Morris and Jackie Singer

Other Fiction Books

  • Just Like Me (Revised Edition) (Rookie Ready to Learn) by Barbara J. Neasi (Author) and Johanna Hantel (Illustrator)
  • Little Miss Twins (Mr. Men and Little Miss) by Roger Hargreaves (Author, Illustrator)
  • Take Two!: A Celebration of Twins by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen (Authors) and Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
  • Twin Brothers by Stephanie Heider (Author)
  • Twin to Twin by Margaret O’Hair (Author) and Thierry Courtin (Illustrator)
  • Twins in the Park (Ready-to-Reads) by Ellen Weiss
  • Two Snowflakes by Jennifer Miller
  • Twins Stories by Yael Manor (for children ages 2-4)
    • Children Books: Ethan and Emma are Twins (Twins Stories)
    • Children Books: Ethan in the Kingdom of the Toothbrushes (Twins Stories)
    • Children Books: Isabel the Ointment (Twins Stories)
    • Children Books: The Green Twins (Twins Stories)
    • Children Books: The Food Revenge (Twins Stories)