A range of titles to help your children adjust to a new baby in your home:
BACK INTO MUMMY'S TUMMY by Thierry Robberecht.
On her fifth birthday, a little girl has an unusual request : she wants to go back into her mommy’s tummy. That way she’d never have to go to bed early. She could listen to grown-up talk. And she’d always be close to her mommy. But could it also be because there’s a baby in her mommy’s tummy already. Vibrant, playful exaggerated illustrations convey a child’s complex emotions about anticipating a new baby and capture the gentle humour of this fresh take on sibling rivalry.
BARFBURGER BABY, I WAS HERE FIRST by Paula Danzinger.
Why do grown-ups pay so much attention to babies? Babies… they just burp, barf, and poop…. Jonathan can’t stand it. He liked being the only kid in the family, even when they called him Jonathan Pookie Bear. But now Barburger Baby is home and family life is changing.
BERNARD WANTS A BABY by Joan Elizabeth Goodman.
Bernard the elephant can’t wait for his mother to come home from the hospital with his new baby. He told his mother the exact kind of baby he wanted: a baby that doesn’t cry or spit up. Above all, he wanted a baby brother. Waiting for his mother to bring his baby brother home seems like an eternity to Bernard. When the big day arrives, Bernard gets more than he wished for – a lot more.
CUTHBERT’S BABIES by Pamela Allen.
When Cuthbert’s mother brings home not one baby brother, but four baby sisters, no one seems to have any time for Cuthbert. So Cuthbert wishes for someone to play with, someone BIG and BAD. All the three pirates who answer his call are exactly what Cuthbert wished for…
DADDY’S HAVING A HORSE by Lisa Shanahan.
Mummy is having a new baby and Caitlin is delighted. But she’s not as excited as her brother, Lachlan. He is sure that Daddy’s having a horse! Everyone will love this funny, tender story about what not to expect when your mum is expecting.
DAISY AND THE EGG by Jane Simmons.
Daisy’s Auntie Buttercup is sitting on four eggs: three of her own and one for Mamma Duck. Daisy is so excited – soon she will have a little brother or sister. But hatching an egg isn’t always that easy as Daisy soon finds out.
DEAR BABY: LETTERS FROM YOUR BIG BROTHER by Sarah Sullivan.
There’s a baby on the way. Mike is very excited and looking forward to becoming a big brother. The letters he writes to the baby during their first year together form a special keepsake – and a funny, honest tribute to the ups and downs of sibling relationships.
HELLO BABY by Jenni Overend.
Celebrate the birth of a baby at home with warmth and honesty and joy. This book is for the whole family. NB. This book has explicit illustrations.
HI NEW BABY! By Robie H. Harris.
A new baby makes everyone happy – mums, dads, grandmas, grandpas. But when you’re the one used to being the baby in the family, it’s nor so simple. Excitement, disappointment, curiosity, disgust, anger pride… a new baby may make you feel all of these and more. But don’t worry – as this book reveals, being ‘big’ is a special thing too!
IT’S QUACKING TIME! by Martin Waddell.
When Mummy Duck lays a pale blue egg, Duckling doesn’t know what it is. Could it really be that he – and Grandpa – started that way too? And just how long will he have to wait before it’s quacking time at the lake?
LITTLE BROWN BEAR AND THE BUNDLE OF JOY by Jane Dyer.
Owl, Horse, Pig and Frog each have a bundle of joy. Now Little Brown Bear’s mama and papa say they are getting one, too. But whatever could it be?
MAMA OUTSIDE, MAMA INSIDE by Dianna Hutts Aston.
A soon-to-be mother has lots to do before the arrival of a baby – whether she’s a bird weaving her nest in a tree outside or a woman setting up a nursery inside her home. In this heartwarming picture book, Mama outside and Mama inside share a common love for their babies, as they sing, feed and care for these new lives.
MCDUFF AND THE BABY by Rosemary Wells.
When Fred and Lucy bring home a new baby McDuff the dog is worried! Ever since McDuff moved in, it’s been just three of them. Is there really room for one more in their family?
MY NEW BABY by Lynn Breeze. (board book)
Little one will love sharing this delightful story about a new baby in the family.
MY NEW BABY illustrated by Annie Kubler (board book without words).
A simple book about a new baby in the family.
MY NEW BABY by Jeannette Rowe.
Flip the flaps to reveal why new babies are so special.
MY NEW SISTER by Rebecca Hunter. (catalogued at 306.875HUN)
First experiences can be exciting, but they can be worrying too. In this book Bethan Evans tells you about her new sister.
THE NEW BABY by Anne Civardi. (catalogued at 305.232CIV)
This introduces young children, in an amusing and friendly way to situations they might find themselves in when there is a new baby on the way.
THE NEW BABY AT YOUR HOUSE by Joanne Cole.
If you have a child and your expecting a baby, then this book will help your child understand what’s happening to you, to him, and to his family – and the ‘Note to Parents” will help you.
NOBODY ASKED ME IF I WANTED A BABY SISTER by Martha Alexander.
Everyone thinks the baby is wonderful. All except Oliver. He puts her in a wagon and tries to give her away to the first taker. But no matter how hard Oliver tries, nobody seems to want his baby sister.
OUR NEW BABY (First Experiences series. Board book)
Real pictures, bright colours and easy to read story about a new baby in the family.
OUR NEW BABY by Catherine Deveny (catalogued at 612.63DEV)
Five-year-old Dominic explains to other kids about pregnancy, labour and birth, and what fun it is to have a new baby in the family.
OUR NEW BABY by Dawn Sirett. (board book)
Sam is going to have a new baby brother or sister! Find out how he and his family get ready for the new baby.
PRINCESS PENELOPE TAKES CHARGE by Todd Mack.
Penelope wanted to be a big sister. So when her parents announced that they are having a baby she is overjoyed. That is, until she meets her new sibling and discovers a few royal surprises.
TIP THE MOUSE ‘S MOTHER IS GOING TO HAVE A BABY by Anna Casalis.
Tip the Mouse would like a little brother or sister for his birthday. His parents explain that it’s not that simple. When a catastrophe is averted, Tip the Mouse learns what it means to be a responsible big brother. How does he do it?
WAITING FOR BABY illustrated by Annie Kubler (board book without words).
A simple book about waiting for the new baby.
WAITING FOR THE BABY by Harriet Ziefert.
Max’s mommy is going to have a baby and Max wants to meet his new brother or sister. But why can’t he see the baby now? He talks to his mother’s tummy, even sings to it, yet nothing seems to make the baby get here faster. Waiting for Baby is a perfect book for big brothers- and sisters-to-be.
WAITING FOR THE SUN by Alison Lohans.
Each summer day Mollie wakes up and hopes that today the baby will be born. Waiting for the baby is like waiting for the sun to come up – it takes its own sweet time.
WHEN THE NEW BABY COMES, I’M MOVING OUT by Martha Alexander.
A new baby is coming and taking over everything. Oliver’s mother wants tot give the baby his old things. Doesn’t she know that his crib is now a cage for wild animals? And that his high chair is a launching pad for space ships? Oliver can’t even sit on his mother’s lap anymore. The baby takes up all the room and isn’t even born yet!
WHEN YOU GET A NEW BABY by Sharon Jennings. (board book)
Sometimes it’s hard to share Mommy and Daddy – and even your toys – with a new baby in your family. But guess what? It might be fun.
WHERE DID THAT BABY COME FROM? By Debi Gliori.
Where did that baby come from and can we take it back? It wails and squeaks, its nappy leaks – it’s an insomniac!
WILL YOU MIND THE BABY, DAVY? By Brigitte Weninger.
Mother Rabbit is going to have a new baby. All the Rabbit family is excited - all except Davy, the youngest. “I thought I was your baby,” he tells his mother.