Books for soon-to-be and new siblings
located in the Children’s Room of
the Bedford Free Public Library.
E Bunting – Will It Be a Baby Brother?
A little boy is certain that his expectant mother will give birth to a baby brother.
E Burningham – There's Going to Be a Baby.
A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.
E Cadena – Supersister.
A young girl does all kinds of things around the house to help her pregnant mother, proud that when the new baby comes she is going to be a super sister.
E De Paola – The Baby Sister.
When he learns that his mother is going to have a baby, Tommy is very excited and hopes that the baby will be a sister.
E Dyer – 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.
E Elkin – Samuel's Baby.
Samuel announces during show-and-tell that he is having a baby and soon his classmates are expecting everything from twins to puppies, but while Samuel teaches them how to hold and diaper a newborn, he has some qualms about becoming a big brother.
E Woodson – 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.
E Anholt – Sophie and the New Baby.
Sophie waits through the seasons of the year for her sibling to be born and then experiences mixed feelings about the new baby.
E Ashman – 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.
E Brown – Arthur’s Baby.
Arthur isn't sure he is happy about the new baby in the family, but when his sister asks for his help in handling the baby, Arthur feels much better.
E Falwell – We Have a Baby.
The arrival of a new baby is a cause for celebration, presenting opportunities to love, watch, touch, and care for the new family member.
E Feiffer – 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.
E Gliori – Where Did That Baby Come From?
A creature wonders where his strange younger sibling came from--a squeaking, leaking baby that should surely be set free.
E Gregory – Shirley’s Wonderful Baby.
Shirley doesn't share her family's sentiment that their new baby is wonderful until Ms. Mump, the babysitter, comes to visit.
E Harris – Hi, New Baby!
A father recalls his young daughter's first reactions to her new baby brother.
E Harris – Mail Harry to the Moon!
Harry's older brother, unhappy that the new baby seems to have taken over, dreams up imaginative ways to get rid of him.
E Henkes – Julius, the Baby of the World.
Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit.
E Hest – You’re the Boss, Baby Duck!
When her parents make such a fuss over their new baby, Baby Duck feels neglected, until Grandpa helps her to realize that she is still important.
E Keats – Peter’s Chair.
When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.
E Keller –Geraldine’s Baby Brother.
Geraldine resents all the attention her baby brother gets, until she spends some time with him.
E Lobel – Too Small for Honey Cake.
Little Fox learns that his daddy still loves him even though there is a new baby in the house.
E Root – What Baby Wants
Various family members try to stop Baby from crying, but only his brother figures out what he wants.
E Saltzberg – Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Baby?
There's a new baby in the house, and Cornelius realizes he's not quite ready.
E Sheldon – Big Sister Now: A Story About Me and Our New Baby.
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.
E VanLeeuwen – Benny & Beautiful Baby Delilah.
Benny is not pleased when his new baby sister, Delilah, arrives at his house, until he makes her smile.
E Weeks – Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth.
A disgruntled big sister reveals unpleasant facts about babies.
Baby – Special Settings
(Premature, Twins, Triplets, Adoption, Half-Brother/Sister)
E Boyd – Sam is My Half-Brother.
A young girl, fearful that her newborn half-brother will get all the attention, is reassured of her father's love.
E Bunting – Jin Woo.
Davey is dubious about having a new adopted brother from Korea, but when he finds out that his parents still love him, he decides that having a baby brother will be fine.
E Gliori – New Big Sister.
A young girl describes her mother's pregnancy, from the first bout of morning sickness to the joyful delivery of twins.
E Goodman – Bernard Wants a Baby.
Bernard the young elephant hopes for a baby brother and gets more than he wished for – triplets!
E Horse – 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.
E Smith – Twice Mice.
Though perfectly content to be an only mouse, Theolonius learns to love his new twin sisters.
E Sugarman – Rebecca’s Journey Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Stein and their young sons Gabe and Jacob adopt a baby girl from Vietnam.
Parent Shelf, J 306.875/Col – Waiting for Baby Joe.
Text and photographs describe what happens when Missy's brother Joe is born prematurely and needs special care in the hospital, disrupting family routines and causing Missy to feel confused and left out.
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J 305.232/Las – Love That Baby!: A Book About Babies for New Brothers, Sisters, Cousins, and Friends.
Describes how babies look, eat, talk, play, sleep, and more.
J 305.87/Dan – Babies Don’t Eat Pizza: The 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.
Parent Shelf, J 305.232/Mur – What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home.
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.
Parent Shelf, J 306.875/Civ – The New Baby.
Lucy and Tom help prepare their home for the new baby's arrival, go to the hospital for the delivery, and help welcome their new sister, Susie, into the world and into their home.
Parent Shelf, J 306.875/Col – The New Baby at Your House.
Describes the activities and changes involved in having a new baby in the house and the feelings experienced by the older brothers and sisters.
Parent Shelf, J 306.875/Gre – Our New Baby.
Discusses the fun and frustration of coping with being a big brother or sister to a new baby, the disruption to the normal family life, and the sharing of the parents' time, attention, and love.
Parent Shelf, J 306.875/Tho – A Baby’s Coming to Your House!
Diverse families talk about what to expect with a new baby, from Mommy’s belly getting bigger to what it’s like after the baby has arrived.
Parent Shelf, J 618.24/Sea – Baby on the Way.
Explains how Mommy feels during pregnancy and makes suggestions as to what siblings can do to help prepare for the new baby. Also included are some basic medical questions and answers “for the very curious.”
Prepared by: Nancy Tegeler, Children’s Librarian
Bedford Free Public Library
www.bedfordlibrary.net -- May, 2011