Books for New Brothers & Sisters

Are you expecting a new baby in your family? Here are some books that may help your older child get ready for the big day.

Barber, Nicola
J306.8753 BARBE

All the major events around the arrival of a new sibling are covered in this colorful and engaging book. Your readers will learn how to welcome, share with, and care for the newcomer.
Sheldon, Annette

Jake feels displaced when the heaps of adult attention he's accustomed to divert to his new baby sister. He also frets about the duties of being a big brother. The boy's reaction is to become extremely helpful to Mom and understanding of her need for rest. This brings forth the desired praise and privileges of growing up. The simple sentences are stilted and remind readers of the author's intent to instruct.
Sheldon, Annette

"A little girl gets used to sharing her parents with her baby brother and realizes there are some benefits to being a big sister now. Includes a Note to parents"--Provided by publisher.
Feiffer, Kate

Oliver Keaton wants a baby brother more than anything but when he gets a baby sister instead, he sets out with his dog Chaplin to trade his sister for the perfect baby brother.
Beale, Jake

Four-year-old Daniel Tiger invites young viewers directly into his world, giving them a kid's eye view of his life and making them feel like one of his neighbors. Episodes include: The Tiger Family Grows; Daniel Learns About Being a Big Brother; The Baby is Here; Time for Daniel; There's Time for Daniel, and Margaret Too; Playtime is Different; and The Playground is Different with Baby.
Sullivan, Sarah

Starting before she is even born, Mike writes letters to his baby sister telling her what it is like to be her older brother.
Witek, Jo

A comforting and imaginative book for every sibling-to-be. Truly delightful!
Church, Caroline

"With the arrival of a new baby comes many transitions, and big sisters may need a little extra tender loving care to adjust to a new family situation. This sweet story with adorable toddler illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church is just right to share with and prepare an older sister getting ready for an expanding family,"
Langdon, Karen
J306.875 LANGD

Andreae, Giles

A child shares the joy of a new baby sibling, from the messy hair above a little forehead to the two ticklish feet below pudgy ankles.
Ross, Tony

"We're going to have a baby," said the king. "Oh, goody!" said the Little Princess. "I want a sister!" The Little Princess discovers she can't always get what she wants..."--back cover.
Gaydos, Nora

A new baby is coming home, and big brother does not know what to expect. Share this story with the new big brother in your family to help him understand how he can be a part of the new baby's life, how important he is to you, and how wonderful being a brother really can be!
Gaydos, Nora

A little girl learns the joys and responsibilities of being big sister for the new baby in her family.
Bercun, Brenda

Amanda's mommy is pregnant and Amanda is going to be a big sister. In this story Amanda learns about preparing for the new baby's arrival and what it truly means to be a big sister.
Amadeo, Diana M.

When her baby sister is born too soon, Sarah does not understand what is going on until a nurse explains the tubes and wires and her mother reminds her that God is with tiny Amy, even in the hospital.
Allen County Public Library
KIT J306.875 NEW-BA

Kit includes nine picture books, one DVD, and one parent guide, all intended to help families and siblings welcome a new baby home.
Hewitt, Sally
J306.875 HEWIT

"Case studies and helpful advice for kids about how to welcome a new baby brother or sister into their family" --Provided by publisher.
Woodson, Jacqueline

When Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born.
Anholt, Laurence

Sophie waits through the seasons of the year for her sibling to be born and then experiences mixed feelings about the new baby.
Allen County Public Library
KIT J612.6, NO. 2

Kit includes eight picture books, one DVD, and one parent guide, all intended to help families and siblings welcome a new baby home.
Child, Lauren

Elmore Green likes being an only child, so when his parents bring a new small person, his baby brother, into the house he is not pleased and does his best to keep the new small person out of his life.
Kantorovitz, Sylvie

A very young boy tells his teddy bear about his mixed feelings over the premature birth of his new sibling, and his guilty resentment at the adult's preoccupation with the tiny baby.
Fuller, Rachel (Illustrator)

"The arrival of a new sibling can be a confusing and frustrating time for a toddler. This book offers help to prepare them for the downfalls and delights of having a younger brother or sister."
Shields, Brooke

A little girl welcomes her new baby sister home from the hospital and takes joy in telling and showing her all the activities and experiences they will share.
Landolf, Diane Wright

Cameron is always ready to help when his baby sister cries, whether by handing wipes to his father during a diaper change or finding the nursing pillow for his mother, until one day, when no one else can stop Sadie's tears, her big brother succeeds and gets a wonderful reward.
Murkoff, Heidi
J649.122 MURKO

Answers children's questions about what new babies look like, what they do and don't do, and what having one around the house will really be like.
Ashman, Linda

A young boy describes how he is no longer "king" now that there is a new baby in the house, but then his family helps him enjoy the change.
Bunting, Eve

A little boy is certain that his expectant mother will give birth to a baby brother.