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New Baby

The Perfect Baby
The Perfect Baby
By Bradman, Tony
Illustrator Swain, Holly
2010-05 - Egmont Books (UK)
9781405227551Check Our Catalog

Lucy's new baby brother, William, is noisy and smelly, so Lucy insists he be returned to the hospital, as she'd like to try another baby brother instead. …More

Will It Be a Baby Brother?
Will It Be a Baby Brother?
By Bunting, Eve
Illustrator Spiegel, Beth
2010-09 - Boyds Mills Press
9781590784396Check Our Catalog

A baby is on the way. Edward's family is very excited, and so is Edward. There is so much to do and so many things to think about. Then the big day comes. Will Edward's mom come home with his brother or sister? Full color. …More

There's Going to Be a Baby
There's Going to Be a Baby
By Burningham, John
Illustrator Oxenbury, Helen
2010-09 - Candlewick Press (MA)
0763649074Check Our Catalog

In a first-time creative pairing, two of the world's most treasured picture book creators combine a warm, timeless story with illustrations both freshly enchanting and wonderfully nostalgic to offer a truly delightful book for new siblings-to-be. Full color. …More

Samuel's Baby
Samuel's Baby
By Elkin, Mark
Illustrator Wummer, Amy
2010-07 - Tricycle Press
9781582463018Check Our Catalog

Samuel will be a big brother soon, and on Monday during show-and-tell he announces that he is having a baby. Before long, his kidergarten classmates join in the fun and by Friday, each of them is "expecting" to add a new member to the classroom family--from triplets to a beagle to a stegosaurus and even a dump truck!
But Samuel's excitment dampens as he worries about sharing his toys with the new baby, stinky diapers, and too much crying. Maybe having a baby isn't all fun and games after all.
Can Samuel's eager friends and a caring teacher help him to be ready for the big day? …More

Silly Baby
Silly Baby
By Fitzpatrick, Marie-Louise
Illustrator Fitzpatrick, Marie-Louise
2010-08 - Frances Lincoln Ltd
9781845079512Check Our Catalog

Beth has a new baby brother. He cries, he poos, he gets all the attention. Silly, silly Baby! But grandma shows Beth that he is small and soft and can smile at his big sister -- and Beth thinks that maybe he isn't so silly after all. This charming story about a child learning to cope with a new baby in the family is simply but very effectively written, and is complemented by beautifully expressive illustrations that have wide appeal. Perfect for every family with a second or third baby, it also meets the needs of early years curricula in helping children to understand that sharing is good. It follows Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick's highly popular "Silly Mommy, Silly Daddy" and "Silly School, " which also feature Beth and her family. …More

Waiting for Baby
Waiting for Baby
By Fuller, Rachel
2010-02 - Child's Play International
9781846432750Check Our Catalog

A new addition to the family is exciting, but the experience can also be worrying and confusing for siblings. Coping with the new situations and emotions that arise can be very challenging. This board books deals with the anticipation of waiting for the new baby. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage dialogue between reader and child. Illustrations. …More

Not Yet, Rose
Not Yet, Rose
By Hill, Susanna Leonard
Illustrator Rutten, Nicole
2009-09 - Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
9780802853264Check Our Catalog

As Rose anxiously awaits the birth of the familys new baby, she isnt sure what to expect about her new role as big sister. She isnt sure whether she wants a baby brother or a baby sister; actually she isnt sure she wants a new baby at all! But when her new little brother actually arrives, suddenly everything seems just right. / Susanna Leonard Hills text perfectly captures the excitement and apprehension of children anticipating the arrival of a new baby, and Nicole Ruttens sweet hamster characters make this an ideal story for siblings-to-be. …More

Lola Reads to Leo
Lola Reads to Leo
By McQuinn, Anna
Illustrator Beardshaw, Rosalind
2012-02 - Charlesbridge Publishing
9781580894036Check Our Catalog


What Baby Needs
What Baby Needs
By Sears, William
Illustrator Andriani, Renee W.
Joint Author Sears, Martha
2001-09 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
0316788287Check Our Catalog

With assuring, simple text, "What Baby Needs" tells soon-to-be older siblings about a new baby's needs and demands and suggests ways that they can participate in the baby's care. Full color. …More

Pecan Pie Baby
Pecan Pie Baby
By Woodson, Jacqueline
Illustrator Blackall, Sophie
2010-10 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
0399239871Check Our Catalog

2011 Boston Globe Horn Book Picture Book Honor

Gia is tired of hearing about the new baby. What's going to happen to Gia's nice, cozy life with Mama once it's born? Woodson and Blackall have created a heartwarming story for kids adjusting to the idea of a new family member. Full color. …More


Last Updated: 4/12/13