Books for When a New Baby Joins the Family

Recommendations from Katie

 

Babymoon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763688523
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2019


The house is hushed. The lights are low.
We’re basking in a newborn glow.

Inside the cozy house, a baby has arrived! The world is eager to meet the newcomer, but there will be time enough for that later. Right now, the family is on its babymoon: cocooning, connecting, learning, and muddling through each new concern. While the term “babymoon” is often used to refer to a parents’ getaway before the birth of a child, it was originally coined by midwives to describe days like these: at home with a newborn, with the world held at bay and the wonder of a new family constellation unfolding. Paired with warm and winsome illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal, Hayley Barrett’s lyrical ode to these tender first days will resonate with new families everywhere.


You Are New: (New Baby Books for Kids, Expectant Mother Book, Baby Story Book) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452161563
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 12th, 2019

"A delightfully assured debut picture book . . . a true standout." The New York Times


First Laugh--Welcome, Baby! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897945
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 14th, 2018

In Navajo families, the first person to make a new baby laugh hosts the child's First Laugh Ceremony. Who will earn the honor in this story?


There's Going to Be a Baby Cover Image
By John Burningham, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763672652
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Published: Candlewick - August 5th, 2014

“Delights on many levels. . . . A gorgeous book, full of warmth, spirit, and imagination.” — Booklist (starred review)


Pecan Pie Baby Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147511287
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Published: Puffin Books - October 17th, 2013

A sweet addition to the family is coming! Written by National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall.


Crescendo Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781592702558
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - March 19th, 2019

Crescendo is a visual and poetic celebration (poem by Paola Quintavalle) of the transition to motherhood, featuring gorgeous watercolor illustrations from Alessandro Sanna that follow the transformation of a mother's shape throughout her pregnancy, artfully and gracefully delineated not only by images of a mother's profile, but by rich, sweeping scenes from nat


Maple Cover Image
By Lori Nichols, Lori Nichols (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984812988
Availability: Backordered
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 7th, 2019

Lori Nichols’ enchanting debut features an irresistible, free-spirited, nature-loving little girl who greets the changing seasons and a new sibling with arms wide open.


Little Big Girl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803739123
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Published: Dial Books - November 8th, 2016

A touching picture book about an older sister's unconditional love for her new baby brother


The New Small Person Cover Image
By Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763699741
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

Lauren Child tells the familiar tale of a less-than-welcome sibling with subtlety, insight, affection, and humor.


I'm a Big Sister Cover Image
By Joanna Cole, Rosalinda Kightley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061900624
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2010

With an author's note about what big siblings need—extra guidance, reassurance, love—and sweet, engaging artwork, it's no wonder that nearly 4 million families have chosen I’m a Big Sister and its companion book, I’m a Big Brother, to prepare their young ones for their first big transition.


I'm a Big Brother Cover Image
By Joanna Cole, Rosalinda Kightley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061900655
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2010

With an author's note about what big siblings need—extra guidance, reassurance, love—and sweet, engaging artwork, it's no wonder that nearly 4 million families have chosen I’m a Big Brother and its companion book, I’m a Big Sister, to prepare their young ones for their first big transition.


You're Getting a Baby Brother! Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442420212
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Published: Little Simon - February 7th, 2012

A baby brother is on the way! Older siblings will love this board book primer on how to receive their new addition.

Everyone is delighted that a baby brother is joining the family—but older siblings may be slightly unsure. Fortunately for them, this rhyming board book addresses what to expect: “You’ll have to take turns. Does he know how to play? No, he does not.


You're Getting a Baby Sister! Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442420502
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Published: Little Simon - February 7th, 2012

A baby sister is on the way! Older siblings will love this board book primer on how to receive their new addition.

A baby sister is joining the family! That’s great news, but older siblings may be a bit uncertain. Fortunately for them, this rhyming board book addresses what to expect: “Your sister will drool. She will smell. She will scream.