Tuesday, November 4, 2014

10 Picture Books For Siblings of New Babies

A common request in libraries I've worked in has always been suggested books for preschool children who are about to become older siblings. Here are ten options that have satisfied many parents.
  • There’s Going to be a Baby
    by John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury
    By speculating as to what the new baby will be like as it grows up, a little boy accepts his new role as big brother. 
  • Brand-New Baby Blues
    by Kathi Appelt and Kelly Murphy
    A big sister sings the blues about the ways her newborn brother has changed her life, but soon her resentment turns to love.
  • Pecan Pie Baby
    by Jacqueline Woodson and Sophie Blackall
    As she and her mom await the arrival of the new baby, Gia worries about how their relationship will change when the new addition joins their family.
  • Julius, the Baby of the World
    by Kevin Henkes
    Lilly isn't crazy about new baby brother Julius until a cousin begins to tease him and she comes to his defense. 
  • Peter’s Chair
    by Ezra Jack Keats
    The new baby at Peter's house is using all of his old things, which prompts him to consider running away. 
  • One Special Day
    by Lola M. Schaefer and Jessica Meserve
    Spencer shares a lot in common with various animals - he has the strength of a bear and the speed of a horse! But when his baby sister is born, he also finds that he has a quiet, gentle side just perfect for interacting with a new sibling.   
  • A Baby Sister for Frances
    by Russell and Lillian Hoban
    After her sister Gloria is born, Frances decides to run away and live under the dining room table.
  • That New Animal
    by Emily Jenkins and Pierre Pratt
    Marshmallow and Fudge Fudge, the family pets, don't much like the new baby... at least not until Grandpa tries to hold him. 
  • How To Be a Baby-- By Me, the Big Sister
    by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Sue Heap
    A knowledgeable big sister explains everything babies do.  
  • A Friend for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
    Minerva Louise, a chicken, notices a lot of new things happening around the house, but can't quite connect the dots to figure out that a baby has arrived.
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