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Books to prepare children for the arrival of a new baby and becoming a big brother or sister.
Brand-New Baby Blues by
Call Number: JP Appelt
The arrival of a new little brother has his big sister singing the blues.
The Baby Tree by
Call Number: JP Blackall
After learning that his parents are expecting a baby, a young boy asks several people where babies come from and gets a different answer from each before his parents have a chance to give the right answer. Includes advice on answering questions about reproduction.
The New Small Person by
Call Number: JP Child
Elmore Green starts life as an only child, but one day everything changes. When the new small person arrives, it seems that everybody might like it more than Elmore. Elmore’s parents say that he can’t be angry because the small person is only small. Elmore wants the small person to go back to wherever it came from. Then, one night, everything changes...
Babies Don't Eat Pizza by
Call Number: JP Danzig
With kid-friendly honesty and humor, Babies Don't Eat Pizza informs and reassures children experiencing babies joining their families. Debbie Tilley's fun, whimsical illustrations highlight the book's lighthearted, yet sensitive, tone.
But I Wanted a Baby Brother! by
Call Number: JP Feiffer
Oliver is thrilled that his mother is expecting a baby and convinced that his new sibling will be the brother of his dreams. Imagine his shock and disappointment when a little sister shows up instead! Oliver is determined to do what it takes to find a boy baby—even if that means trading in his sister— but when his hilarious efforts are unsuccessful, he comes to realize that no one can take the place of his family’s lovable new addition…even if she’s a girl.
The New Baby and Me by
Call Number: JP Kidney (NEW)
A new baby is on the way! What will he be like? This family of five children all have their own ideas about the new baby--will he be a pirate or painter? A scientist or a dreamer? But there's one thing they haven't thought of...
The New Baby by
Call Number: JP Mayer
In this charming picture book about a new addition to the family, Little Critter learns that a new baby sister is on the way. But things don't go as planned, and as the new baby takes up more of mom and dad's time, Little Critter begins to wonder what he was so excited about in the first place.
More Picture Books
Loretta's Gift by
Call Number: JP Miller
Loretta and her parents are so excited that Aunt Esme and Uncle Jax are having a baby! When Gabe arrives, Loretta thinks he is the best baby on the block! Everyone showers him with gifts, but Loretta doesn't know what to give. Can she think of the perfect gift for her baby cousin?
Call Number: JP Nichols
When Maple is tiny, her parents plant a maple tree in her honor, and she and her tree grow up together. Then Maple becomes a big sister, and finds that babies have their loud days, too. Fortunately, Maple and her beloved tree know just what the baby needs.
What Sisters Do Best by
Call Number: JP Numeroff
A flip book celebrating all the wonderful things brothers and sisters can do together, from climbing trees and sharing snacks to playing sports and making music. After reading what brothers do best, simply flip the book over and enjoy the story again from a sister's perspective!
The Brother Book by
Call Number: JP Parr
A celebration of all different kinds of brothers, perfect for children expecting new siblings.
The Sister Book by
Call Number: JP Parr
A celebration of all different kinds of sisters, perfect for children expecting new siblings.
One Special Day by
Call Number: JP Schaefer
Does having a new brother or sister make you into MORE than you already are? Spencer is about to find out. He's as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything changes. Now Spencer is strong, funny, wild, brave, free... and gentle, too.
Twin Trouble by
Call Number: JP Wells
Max and Ruby prepare for a new baby sibling--only to find out they are getting two of them!
The Twins' Little Sister by
Call Number: JP Yum
Being twins means having two of almost everything. But these two little girls have only one mom. Now that Mom is having a baby, the twins will have a little sister. But Mom has only two arms. Who's going to hold the baby's hand? Luckily, once the baby arrives, the twins learn that there is more than enough love to go around.
A Baby Sister for Frances by
Call Number: JE Hoban
With a new baby sister in the house, Frances is feeling quite forgotten. Mother doesn’t have time to iron Frances’s favorite dress, her parents don’t appreciate her new song, and there are no raisins for her oatmeal. So Frances decides to run away, and she does—but not too far.
You're Getting a Baby Sister! by
Call Number: BB Higginson
A baby sister is joining the family! That's great news, but older siblings may be a bit uncertain. Fortunately for them, this rhyming board book addresses what to expect.
You're Getting a Baby Brother! by
Call Number: BB Higginson
Everyone is delighted that a baby brother is joining the family—but older siblings may be slightly unsure. Fortunately for them, this rhyming board book addresses what to expect.
Where Do Babies Come From?
It's Not the Stork! by
Call Number: J 612.6 Harris
Young children are curious about almost everything: why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? IT'S NOT THE STORK! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions.
Nine Months by
Call Number: J 612.64 Paul
A soon-to-be big sister and her parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby in the family. Alternating panels depict what the family is experiencing in tandem with how the baby is growing.
What's Inside Your Tummy, Mommy? by
Call Number: OVERSIZE J 7612.63 Cocovini
The perfect book for introducing a young child to the concept of how babies grow. Every month the life-size drawings give parent and child an opportunity to explore how big the baby is in comparison to everyday objects, along with providing information about the umbilical cord, the womb, and the baby's developments each month.