Appelt, Kathi. Brand-New Baby Blues. The arrival of a new little brother has his big sister singing the blues.
Ashman, Linda. When I Was King. 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.
Banks, Kate. This Baby. While waiting for it to be born, a young child wonders what its new sibling will be like.
Borden, Louise. Big Brothers Don’t Take Naps. Little brother Nick lists all the wonderful things his big brother does with him, preparing him to greet the new baby in the family.
Bradman, Tony. Daddy’s Lullaby. When a dad comes home late from work, he and the baby are the only ones awake.
Broach, Elise. What the No-Good Baby is Good For. Tired of all the trouble his no-good baby sister causes, John tells his mother the baby has to go and she agrees, but as John packs the baby’s suitcase, he realizes there are some things he likes about his sister, too.
Brown, Marc Tolon. Monkey: Not Ready for the Baby. Monkey is not ready to welcome a new baby to the family.
Bunting, Eve. Will It Be a Baby Brother? A little boy is certain that his expectant mother will give birth to a baby brother.
Bunting, Eve. You Were Loved before You Were Born. A mother shares with her child all the ways in which family members and friends were loving and welcoming before the child was even born.
Burningham, John. There’s Going to Be a Baby. A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.
Child, Lauren. The New Small Person. Colorful illustrations show Elmore adapting to the ups and downs of life with a little brother.
Cole, Joanna. I’m a Big Brother. A simple book describing what a new baby is like and how a big brother can help.
Cole, Joanna. I’m a Big Sister. A simple book describing what a new baby is like and how a big sister can help.
Cote, Nancy. It’s All About Me! Tells in rhyme about a baby boy getting bigger, and welcoming one baby and then another into his family.
Crystal, Billy. I Already Know I Love You. A grandfather tells his soon-to-be-born grandchild all the things they’re going to do together.
Cuetara, Mittie. Baby Business. Twenty-four silly rhymes about babies doing everything from getting dressed to getting sick.
Cuneo, Deborah. Little Dragon and the New Baby. Can Little Dragon ever get used to the idea of being a big brother?
Cutler, Jane. Darcy and Gran Don’t Like Babies. Darcy and her grandmother discuss why they don’t like the new baby, although maybe deep down they do.
Dyer, Jane. Little Brown Bear and the Bundle of Joy. When Little Brown Bear learns that his parents are expecting “a bundle of joy,” he sets out to discover what that means and is not at all happy with what he learns.
Eaddy, Susan. Poppy’s Best Babies. At first Poppy is thrilled by her twin baby sisters, and delighted that her grandmother has come to help–but soon she finds that the two babies are taking up all the adult’s time and energy, and she starts to feel angry and neglected.
Feiffer, Kate. But I Wanted a Baby Brother! 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.
Fisher, Valorie. My Big Brother. Baby’s eye-view pictures of a wonderful big brother.
Fleming, Candace. Smile, Lily. The whole family tries to get Lily to stop crying, but only her big brother knows how.
Fleming, Candace. This is the Baby. Rhyming story of a baby who hates to get dressed.
Freedman, Claire. Oops-a-Daisy. As little Daisy Rabbit struggles to learn how to hop, her mother points out other baby animals having trouble with their lessons until Daisy realizes that everyone needs practice when trying something new.
Gliori, Debi. Mr. Bear’s New Baby. Mr. and Mrs. Bear and the other forest animals despair of ever getting Baby Bear to stop crying and go to sleep, but Small Bear knows just how to solve the problem.
Goodman, Joan E. Bernard Wants a Baby. Bernard the elephant wants one baby brother who doesn’t cry, but instead his family has triplets. At first they’re too much trouble, but Bernard decides they’re cute.
Gorbachev, Valeri. Shhh! A little boy tries to be quiet while his baby brother takes a nap.
Gregory, Valiska. Shirley’s Wonderful Baby. Shirley doesn’t like her baby brother very much, but when the babysitter thinks he’s revolting, Shirley begins to appreciate him.
Hall, Algy Craig. Fine as We Are. Little Frog was living happily with his mom on the pond until a multitude of new frog babies appeared in the pond and they all wanted to be just like their older sibling.
Harris, Robie H. Happy Birth Day. A mom remembers what the first day of her daughter’s life was like.
Harris, Robie H. Hi New Baby!A dad and his daughter remember what she did when the new baby came home. At first it made her nervous, but then she grew to like him.
Henkes, Kevin. Julius, the Baby of the World. Lily doesn’t like her little brother until her cousin insults him, and then she comes to his defense.
Henson, Heather. Angel Coming. A little girl waits for the angel, a Frontier Nursing Service midwife, who will bring her new baby brother or sister.
Henry, Steve. Nobody Asked Me. Bo was content to be an only cat, but after a while, he decides that having a brother is not so bad.
Hiatt, Fred. Baby Talk. Joey learns how to talk in baby language to his new baby brother.
Hill, Susanna Leonard. Not Yet, Rose.While impatiently waiting for the birth of a new baby brother or sister, Rose imagines the things they will do together and how her life will change.
Holt, Sharon. Did My Mother Do That? With the promise of hearing about the day she was born, Holly and her father first imagine the birth of several different animals, including chickens, kittens, and kangaroos.
Horse, Harry. Little Rabbit’s New Baby.Little Rabbit has looked forward to becoming a big brother, but when Mama brings home triplets, he quickly realizes that babies are not as much fun as he thought they would be.
Hosford, Kate. Mama’s Belly. A little girl expresses curiosity and excitement for the coming birth of her baby sister while her parents tenderly reassure her of love’s ability to expand with their growing family.
Huang, Rebecca. Bobo and the New Baby. When his owners bring a baby home, Bobo the dog competes for attention.
Hughes, Shirley. Olly and Me. Poems and anecdotes about a little girl and her baby brother Olly.
Jenkins, Emily. That New Animal. The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, comes to their house.
Kornell, Max. Bear with Me.A boy at first is angry when his parents suddenly welcome a giant bear named Gary into their family, but eventually he and Gary learn to get along.
Landolph, Diane Wright. What a Good Big Brother! 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.
Lloyd-Jones, Sally. How to be a Baby. A big sister explains to her new baby sister all the advantages and disadvantages of being a baby.
Lobel, Gillian. Too Small for Honey Cake. Little Fox learns that his Daddy will love him even though there’s a new Baby Fox.
Lund, Deb. Tell Me My Story, Mama. A little girl wants to hear the story of when her mom was pregnant with her, and knows the new baby will have its own story too.
Mallery, Sydra. A Most Unusual Day. Caroline is anxious all day at school, nervous about her newly-adopted sister’s arrival from far away
MacLachlan, Patricia. Before You Came. A mother relates how she spent time before her child arrived, then passes on a gift of days paddling a red canoe, reading in a pillow-filled hammock until dark, and watching the moon rise at night.
McQuinn, Anna. Lola Reads to Leo. Lola reads storybooks to her new baby brother, Leo, and even though Mommy and Daddy are busy, they still have time to read to Lola at bedtime.
Novak, Matt. A Wish for You. A rhyming story with illustrations and simple text celebrating the addition of a child to a traditional family.
Newman, Marjorie. Just Like Me.At first Tom doesn’t like all the attention his new brother is getting, but then he realizes that the baby will get bigger, just like Tom did.
O’Keefe, Susan Heyboer. Baby Day. Rhymes telling of a baby’s day with his mom and dad.
Orlean, Susan. Lazy Little Loafers. While walking to school, lugging a heavy backpack through New York City one morning, a disgruntled child questions why babies are so lazy, spending their days on useless activities such as napping and babbling rather than getting jobs.
Patz, Nancy. Babies Can’t Eat Kimchee! A baby sister must wait to grow up before doing big sister things, such as ballet dancing and eating spicy Korean food.
Penfold, Alexandra. We are Brothers, We are Friends. A brother explains to his new baby brother all the fun adventures they will have together because they are brothers and friends.
Puttock, Simon. The Baby That Roared. When a little bundle appears on the Deer’s doorstep, Ms. Deer thinks her wish for a baby has come true while Mr. Deer is more wary, but the little one will not stop roaring and those who try to help keep disappearing.
Reiser, Lynn. My Baby & Me. Told in the voice of the big brother or sister ranging from two to four years in age, the relationship, bond, and responsibilities of an older sibling to the new baby in the family is celebrated through the love, understanding, and acts of kindness shared between the two.
Robberecht, Thierry. Back into Mommy’s Tummy.Jealous of her soon-to-be-born baby brother, a 5 year old girl wants to return to the security of her mommy’s “tummy,” but soon discovers that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages.
Rock, Lois. Now We Have a Baby. Simple picture book tells what babies are like and why it’s so important to love them.
Rockwell, Lizzy. Hello Baby. A young boy describes how his baby sister grew in his mommy’s womb, and then tells about her first day home and how they took care of her.
Rodman, Mary Ann. Surprise Soup. When Kevie’s mother has a baby, Kevie, his older brother, and their father make soup for when the new baby comes home.
Romanova, Yelena. The Perfect Friend. Archie the dog wants a friend, but the new baby takes up everyone’s time. In the end, though, the baby is the perfect friend.
Saltzberg, Barney. Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Baby? Although everyone else seems thrilled, Cornelius B. Mud is not happy with the arrival of his new sibling, especially since he is stealing all the attention and can’t do anything fun, but with time, Cornelius changes his tune and soon realizes that being a big brother can be quite special after all!
Schaefer, Lola M. One Special Day. An energetic and imaginative young boy becomes a big brother.
Sheldon, Annette. Big Sister Now. A little girl describes her transition from “the baby” to “the big sister.”
Shields, Gillian. When the World Was Waiting for You. Illustrations and simple rhyming text tell the story of a family anticipating the birth of a baby.
Shipton, Johnathon. Baby Baby Blah Blah Blah! When her parents tell her that they are expecting a baby, Emily sets to work on a list of pros and cons.
Simmons, Jane. Daisy and the Egg. A little duck waits for her mom’s new egg to hatch.
Sykes, Julie. Little Tiger’s Big Surprise. Little Tiger worries because all his friends have babies in their families, and he thinks they look like a lot of bother, but when he meets the new baby in his family, he decides it’s not so bad.
Tillman, Nancy. On the Night You Were Born. The moon, wind, rain, and a variety of animals celebrate the special occasion that is the birth of a child.
Walton, Rick. Baby’s First Year! In rhyming text, the milestones of Baby’s first year are celebrated.
Wigersma, Tanneke. Baby Brother. Mia writes a letter to grandmother with all the details of her cat having kittens, and by the way, her mother also had a baby boy.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Pecan Pie Baby. 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.
Parent and Teacher
Danzig, Dianne. Babies Don’t Eat Pizza: A Big Kids’ Book about Baby Brothers and Baby Sisters. A straightforward, reassuring book aimed at children awaiting the arrival of a new baby in the family.
J P&T 306.875 Bar. Barber, Nicola. A New Baby Arrives.Mom is having a baby — Getting ready — Meeting the baby — Welcoming the baby — Sharing — Helping with the baby — Bath time — Naming the baby — First birthday — Baby words.
J P&T 306.875 Hew. Hewitt, Sally. Our New Baby. Case studies and helpful advice for kids about how to welcome a new baby brother or sister into their family.
306.875 Rus. Rusch, Elizabeth. Ready, Set … Baby! Anna and Oliver talk about all the things to expect when a new baby arrives in the family, including what the baby may look like, the sounds that a baby makes, how to entertain a baby, and why a baby may be awake in the middle of the night.
J 612.6 Coc. What’s Inside Your Tummy, Mommy? Uses life-size illustrations to show the growth and development of a baby inside the womb from the first month until birth.