Books About A New Baby In Your Family

We often get asked for book recommendations about preparing children for a new sibling. To make it a bit easier I’ve put together a list of the books we have about new babies, being a big brother or sister, and what a new baby in the family means.

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On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
I’m Going To Be A Big Sister by Brenda Bercun
I’m going To Be A Big Brother by Brenda Bercun
We Have A Baby by Cathryn Falwell
Babies Don’t Eat Pizza by Diana Danzig
There’s A House Inside My Mummy by Giles Andreae (also available as a board book)
What To Expect When The New Baby Comes Home by Heidi Murkoff
My New Baby by Jeannette Rowe
Hello Baby by Jenni Overend
I’m A Big Brother by Joanna Cole
I’m A Big Sister by Joanna Cole
There’s Going To Be A Baby by John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury
And Baby Makes 4 by Judith Benjamin
Best-Ever Big Brother by Karen Katz
Best-Ever Big Sister by Karen Katz
Angelina and the New Baby by Katharine Holabird
What Brothers Do Best by Laura Numeroff
What Sisters Do Best by Laura Numeroff
The New Small Person by Lauren Child
Hello Baby by Lizzy Rockwell
Now We Have A Baby by Lois Rock
The New Baby by Mercer Mayer
Surprise Baby by Naomi Kissiedu-Green
A New Baby Arrives by Nicola Barber
I’m Having Twins by Paris Morris
Waiting For Baby by Rachel Fuller
My New Baby by Rachel Fuller
Mummy, Mummy What’s In Your Tummy by Sarah Simpson-Enock
The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Our Water Baby by Amy MacLean
Stupid Baby by Stephanie Blake
What Baby Needs by William Sears, Martha Sears and Christie Watts Kelly
Baby On The Way by William Sears, Martha Sears and Christie Watts Kelly

For parents of children with autism this book is written with those special circumstances in mind, though it’s still going to be useful to other families.
Babies Are Noisy : A Book for Big Brothers and Sisters Including Those on the Autism Spectrum by Anne-Marie Harrison

The last book on the list is for those questions about where the new baby brother or sister came from, or where they came from.
Where Did I Come From by Peter Mayle

If there is another book you used to help your child deal with the changes that come with a new baby in the family we would love to hear about them in a comment below.


Author: Jessica

I was a teacher for six years before becoming a Young People's Services Librarian. I taught everything from kindy to year seven and I'm really excited to be working towards greater early literacy with the children of Cockburn.

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