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."
- Big Sister Now by Annette Sheldon
"Kate is used to being the baby until little brother Daniel comes along, and she must learn her new role as the big 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."
- Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn.
"When baby Leo is born, Lola reads to him to make him happy, but her parents still have time to read to her, too."
- Love That Baby! by Kathyrn Lasky.
"Describes how babies look, eat, talk, play, sleep, and more."
- Maple by Lori Nichols.
"A nature-loving little girl's favorite playmate is her maple tree, until the day she's surprised with a baby sister."*
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."
- One Special Day by Lola Schaefer.
"Spencer is a wild, loud, dangerous boy until he becomes a big brother. Then he learns that he can also be gentle."
- 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."
- Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson.
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.
- 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."
- Surprise Soup by Mary Ann Rodman.
"While waiting for Mama Bear to come home from the hospital with the new baby, Kevie and his dad make soup. Of course, because he's a big brother now, Kevie knows a lot, even the secret ingredient."
- Tell Me My Story, Mama by Deb Lund.
"As they look forward to the arrival of a new baby, a mother tells her young daughter of the time when they waited for her to be born."
- That New Animal by Emily Jenkins.
"The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, comes to their house."
- That New Pet by Alane Ferguson.
"The household animals are puzzled by the tailless, featherless, noisy, messy new pet their owners bring home- it's a baby!."
- There's Going to Be a Baby! by John Burningham.
"This book brings to life the anticipation and nervous feelings of waiting for a new baby to arrive."
- This Baby by Julia McClelland.
"Andrew the bear sulks when he thinks about the new baby, until his parents tell him how much they are going to need his help."
- The Very Worst Monster by Pat Hutchins.
"When her relatives fawn over her new baby brother, Hazel sets out to prove that she's still the very worst monster."
- Waiting for Baby by Tom Birdseye.
"A child eagerly awaits the arrival of his baby sister, and imagines all the things they'll do together."
- Waiting for Baby by Harriet Ziefert.
"When Max learns that his mommy is going to have a baby, he talks and sings to his unborn sibling, but he can't seem to make the baby come out sooner."
- We Have a Baby by Cathryn Falwell.
"The arrival of a new baby is cause for celebration."
- What Baby Needs by William Sears, M.D..
"Describes how the anticipation of a new baby is an opportunity for the family to support each other."
- When I was King by Linda Ashman.
"Sharing the throne is hard and new babies can mess things up. But when being an older brother and all the 'grown up' things he can do gets noticed by his mom, sharing doesn't seem so hard."
- When the Teddy Bears Came by Martin Waddell.
"Many teddy bears arrive along with the new baby, but Tom's mother makes sure that there is still room for him."
- Where do Babies Come From? by Angela Royston.
"Simple text describes how plants, birds, animals, and humans develop."
- Where did that Baby Come From? by Debi Gliori
"A creature wonders where his strange younger sibling came from- a squeaking, leaking baby that should surely be set free."
- Will You Mind the Baby, Davy? by Brigitte Weninger.
"Davy the rabbit is surprised at what happens when he holds his baby sister for the first time."
- Will You Still Love Me? by Jean Baptiste Baronian.
"Polo's parents are acting strangely,and he thinks they must not love him any more, but then he learns that he will soon become a big brother."
- You're the Boss, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest.
" Grandpa helps Baby Duck to adjust to her role as a big sister."
- You're a Brother, Little Bunny by Maribeth Boelts.
"Life isn't quite the same for Little Bunny after baby Kale is born, but he learns to love being a big brother."
- Za-Za's Baby Brother by Tessa Dahl.
"Za-Za the zebra must adjust to her brother's arrival."