A New Baby Is Coming To Our House!
Here is a list of great titles for parents looking for books about a new baby joining the household.
- Angel Mae: A Tale From Trotter Street by Shirley Hughes.
"Mae is excited about the new baby in her family and her part in the school Christmas play."
- Angelina's Baby Sister by Katherine Holabird
"Angelina's excitement over the arrival of a new baby turns to jealousy when her little sister becomes the center of attention."
- Aren't You Lucky by Catherine Anholt.
"A little girl learns about the joys and challenges of being a new big sister."
- Arthur's Baby by Marc Brown
"Arthur isn't sure he is happy about the new baby, but when his sister asks for his help, he feels much better."
"A non-fiction look at waiting for and welcoming a new baby. Includes information on how babies are born, adoption, babies with special needs, and dealing with feelings."
- Babies, Babies, Babies by Tessa Dahl
"A new baby is on the way and big brother and sister want to know all about babies of every sort."
- A Baby's Coming to Your House! by Shelley Moore Thomas.
"Simple, straight-forward text describes the changes that come with a new baby."
- A Baby for Grace by Ian Whybrow
"When Grace tries to help get ready for the new baby, she hears a lot of No's."
- Baby on the Way by William Sears, M.D.
"Physical and emotional realities for mommies are linked to things a child can understand."
- Baby Says by John Steptoe
"A baby and big brother figure out how to get along."
- The Baby Sister by Tomie De Paola
"When he learns that his mother is going to have a baby, Tommy is very excited, and hopes for a sister."
- A Baby Sister for Frances by Russell Hoban
"Frances has a new baby sister, and it seems that no one has time for her."
- Bear and Roly-Poly by Elizabeth Winthrop
"When Nora brings home a new baby sister for Bear, he's surprised by how big she is, how much she cries and how much she likes his attention and songs.."
- Big Brother Dustin by Alden Carter
"Dustin, a boy with Down's Syndrome, helps his family prepare for the birth of his baby sister."
- Bittle by Patricia MacLachlan
"Nigel the cat and Julia the dog think they will have no use for the new baby in their house, but after awhile they realize that they have come to love her."
- Brand-new Baby Blues by Kathi Appelt
"Sharing with a baby may be hard. but realizing that someday he won't be just a baby, but a brother gives a new sister a new outlook."
- Christina Katerina and the Great Bear Train by Patricia Lee Gauch
"Not happy that a new baby sister is coming home from the hospital. Christina Katerina takes her toy bears on a train journey all over the neighborhood."
- Daisy and the Egg by Jane Simmons.
"Daisy the duck waits for her new sibling to hatch."
- Dancing by Denys Cazet.
"Alex's father sings a song to reassure him that he is still loved, even though there is a new baby in the house."
- Daniel's Dog by Jo Ellen Bogart
"A young boy adjusts to the arrival of his new baby sister with the help of his imaginary dog, Lucky."
- Franklin's Baby Sister by Paulette Bourgeois
"Franklin is thrilled to discover he will be a big brother in the spring!"
- Froggy's Baby Sister by Jonathan London
"Froggy hoped for a brother to play with, so he is disappointed with his new baby sister, Pollywogilina, but only until she is old enough to start learning from her big brother."
- Geraldine's Baby Brother by Holly Keller
"Geraldine resents all the attention her baby brother gets until she spends some time with him."
- Happy Birth Day by Robie H. Harris
"A mother tells her child about its first day of life from the moment of birth through the end of the birth day."
- Hello Baby by Charlotte Doyle
"Homer discovers what babies can and cannot do when his mother brings home his new brother Leo."
- Hello Baby! by Lizzy Rockwell
"A young boy describes how a new baby is growing inside his mommy and tells what it is like when his new sister comes home from the hospital."
- Henry's First Moon Birthday by Lenore Look
"A young girl helps her grandmother with preparations for the traditional Chinese celebration to welcome her new baby brother."
- Hi, New Baby! by Robie H. Harris
"A father recalls his young daughter's first reactions to her new baby brother."
- How You Were Born by Joanna Cole.
"With a blend of simple facts and warm feelings, this book describes how babies grow inside their mothers, how they are born, and what newborns are like."
- I Kissed the Baby by Mary Murphy.
"Various animals tell how they saw, fed, sang to, tickled and kissed the new duckling."
- Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes.
"Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house until Cousin Garland comes to visit."
- Just Like Me by Jan Ormerod.
"Even though her baby brother is bald like an egg and moves like a puppy, a little girl decides that he is really just like her."
- Little Bear is a Big Brother by Jutta Laugreuter.
"Little Bear is excited about becoming a big brother until his friends start telling him all the bad things about babies."
- Little Brown Bear and the Bundle of Joy by Jane Dyer.
"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."
- Little Monster Did It! by Helen Cooper.
"A small girl's favorite stuffed toy seems to be responsible for a series of 'accidents' that begin to occur when her baby brother arrives."
- Love That Baby! by Kathyrn Lasky.
"Describes how babies look, eat, talk, play, sleep, and more."
- Me Baby! by Riki Levinson.
"Danny seeks attention when his aunts and uncles come over to see the new baby."
- Mr. Bear's New baby by Debi Gliori.
"Mr. and Mrs. Bear and 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."
- My Big Brother by Valorie Fisher.
"Photographs and simple text depict a big brother from the point of view of his baby sibling."
- The New Baby by Mercer Mayer.
"Little Monster learns what you can and cannot do with a new baby."
- The New Baby at Your House by Joanna Cole.
"Simple, reassuring text prepares children for the ups and downs of living with a newborn."
- Olly and Me by Shirley Hughes.
"Olly and his big sister have a good time together, whether dancing, walking in the park with their parents, or playing with friends."
- On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott.
"A small Eskimo boy discovers that Mother's lap has room for everyone."
- The Other Dog by Madeline L'Engle.
"The family poodle protests at first when the master and mistress bring home a new "dog" to share with the household."
- Peek-A=Boo!: 101 Ways to Make a Baby Smile by Sheila Hanly.
"This books shows parents and older siblings interacting with smiling babies."
- Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
Peter gets jealous when his baby things are given to his new baby sister. He eventually comes to see that he is too big for his old crib and chair, and helps Dad paint them for the baby.
- A Pocket Full of Kisses by Audrey Penn.
"Chester Raccoon is worried that his mother does not have enough love for both him and his new baby brother."
- Pushkin Meets the Bundle by Harriet Zeifert.
"Pushkin the dog tries to adjust to the changes when his owners bring home a new baby."
- Russell's Secret by Johanna Hurwitz
"When Russell decides to stay home from nursery school and be a baby just like his new sister, he discovers that being treated like a baby when you are a big boy is no fun at all."
- Sam's New Baby by Jan Godfrey.
"Sam's family prepares for the arrival of a new baby, and talks about how every person is uniquely created by God."
- Silly Baby by Judith Casely.
"Lindsay does not welcome her new baby sister at first, but the realization that she was once a baby helps change her mind."
- Silly Baby by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.
"When Beth's new baby brother arrives, she notices all the things he cannot do. Until Grandma shares with Beth what is good about babies."
- Sophie and the New Baby by Laurence Anholt.
"Sophie waits through the seasons of the year for her sibling to be born and then experiences mixed feelings about the new baby."
- Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth! by Sarah Weeks.
"Sophie is here to tell the reader the truth about babies, now that she has one in her house. With humor, Sophie dispels myths of 'cuteness.' But maybe there is something appealing about the new baby. Just don't let him know you think so."