Books for When a New Baby Joins the Family

Recommendations from Katie

 

Little Miss, Big Sis Board Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062993441
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Published: HarperFestival - March 31st, 2020

The perfect picture book for children expecting a new sibling, from the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Dear Girl, I Wish You More, and Yes Day, Amy Krouse Rosenthal.


It's Big Brother Time! (My Time) Cover Image
By Nandini Ahuja, Catalina Echeverri (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062884374
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Published: HarperFestival - March 23rd, 2021

Baby’s loud. Baby’s messy. Sometimes Baby really smells. Maybe Baby just doesn’t know the rules? Good thing it’s big brother time—he can show Baby how to be the best baby ever!


It's Big Sister Time! (My Time) Cover Image
By Nandini Ahuja, Catalina Echeverri (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062884381
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Published: HarperFestival - March 23rd, 2021

Baby’s loud. Baby’s messy. Sometimes Baby really smells. Maybe Baby just doesn’t know the rules? Good thing it’s big sister time—she can show Baby how to be the best baby ever!


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
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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.