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Looking for a list of the best children's books about new babies?

There’s nothing more precious than a brand new baby, and those sweet baby snuggles somehow seem to more than compensate for just about anything. But there’s no doubt about it. Whether this is your first baby and you’re entering into the world of parenthood or if there’s a sibling (or more!) already in the picture with mixed feelings about sharing your attention with this new addition, a new baby will rock your world. Mom and Dad may want to read “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” but it’s not the only book you should pick up, particularly if you have little people in your life. This list has some of our favorites to help with putting into words how mom (and dad!) are feeling, preparing siblings for what’s to come (be they excited, nervous and frustrated!) and just plain showcasing the joy that comes with each new addition to a loving family!

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Robobaby
Written & illustrated by David Wiesner
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Robots are much more than machines in the emotionally resonant world of Robobaby, where the arrival of a new baby in a robot family is a festive occasion. Iconic picture book creator David Wiesner captures the excitement as Lugnut (father), Diode (mother), and big sister Cathode (Cathy) welcome the newcomer. Cathy, with her handy toolbox and advanced knowledge of robotics and IT, is ignored while the adults bungle the process of assembling baby Flange, with near catastrophic results. As the frantic, distracted adults rush about aimlessly, Cathy, unobserved, calmly clears up the technical difficulties and bonds with her new baby brother. Robobaby is a shout‑out for girl scientists and makers, and a treat for all young robot enthusiasts.

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Mummy, What's in Your Tummy?
Written & illustrated by Bernardita Romero
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

What’s that growing in Mummy’s tummy? Could it be a rabbit or a crocodile? With lyrical text, gentle humor, and a sweet representation of the mother-child relationship, this imaginative story is the perfect way to help older siblings prepare for a new baby’s arrival with joy and excitement. Colorful mixed-media illustrations make this an attractive gift book for growing families.

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A New Baby for Birdie
Written by Clever Publishing
board book
Recommend Ages: 5-6

Birdie is learning to fly! Soon, he is flapping his wings high above the forest. He’s not a baby anymore… and when Birdie returns to the nest, he discovers a surprise - Mama has laid an egg. Birdie is going to be a big brother! Join our little feathered friend as he explores the delightful expectations and bashful apprehensions of adding a sibling to the family.

Perfect way to introduce a new sibling!

Sweet storytelling and beautiful illustrations are enjoyable and accessible for all family members.

Portable, sturdy format is just right for the little hands of kids on the go.

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Wishes For Little One
Written by Sandra Magsamen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Perfect for baby showers, Wishes for Little One is a heartfelt picture book that also functions as a guest book. Filled to the brim with Sandra Magsamen’s adorable illustrations and heartwarming text, this book makes a high-quality keepsake of an unforgettable day!

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Grow, Baby, Grow!
Written by Mertixell Martí & illustrated by Xavier Salomó
board book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

See baby grow and develop month by month with 9 stunning, life-size pop-ups! Grow, Baby, Grow! artistically and poetically illustrates the growth of a baby before birth by comparing him or her to something wonderful and familiar: a pearl on the beach, a cherry on a limb, a starfish in the sea. Grow, Baby, Grow! is a beautiful treasure for expecting mothers, new arrivals, and curious siblings-to-be.

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  • Next to You: A Book of Adorableness - When it comes to new babies, friends, or other loved ones, we should remind them of just how darling they are. But are they cuter than a piglet in a sweater? A basket of baby chicks? An elephant calf taking a bath? Of course! Sweet, funny, irreverent, but above all, cute, this keepsake-size book is perfect for both gift-giving and cuddly story times.

  • Baby's First Bank Heist - Move over, Bonnie and Clyde, because there’s a new criminal mastermind in town . . . Baby Frank! Baby Frank is dangerously cute, and he’s about to pull off the most daring baby bank heist ever. Why? His parents say that he can’t have a pet—“pets are for older kids,” “be happy with your teddy,” and “they cost too much to keep,” they say. What’s a baby to do . . . ? Rob a bank, of course! You have been warned . . . With eye-catching illustrations from Guardian cartoonist Stephen Collins, this laugh-out-loud rhyming text is Boss Baby meets Mission Impossible.

  • Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth - Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child—and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers’ user’s guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet’s terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver’s signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.

  • Hello in There!: A Big Sister's Book of Waiting - B is for Bookworm -

    This book is so perfect for anyone with a little one and expecting another, especially if your first is going to be a big sister. :) I loved that this book has the interactive flaps to open and see the baby growing inside mom's tummy, and it's a great way to help show little children what's happening during pregnancy and help them grasp that there's a baby in mommy's tummy. The illustrations in this book are also so darling. The text is all things big sister is saying to her little sibling, full of thoughts little ones may have when mom's pregnant.

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The Blur
Written by Minh Lê & illustrated by Dan Santat
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet a child with superhero-like abilities . . . and the parents who are racing to keep up with her in this sweetly funny picturebook about the blur of childhood, from the award-winning creators of Drawn Together. From the very beginning, there was something different about this child… An ultrasonic voice. Fantastically elastic limbs. Super-magnetic powers. But it wasn’t until the child took her first steps that she became: THE BLUR! Nothing can stand in her way as she takes the world by storm: always on the move and darting into danger! All too soon, she is zipping through the days, and zooming over the years… Framed as an origin story, here is a fun superhero romp for kids, filled with bold and bright illustrations, that will pull at the hearstrings of every parent.

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You Are My Happy
Written by Hoda Kotb & illustrated by Suzie Mason
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

A #1 New York Times bestseller and Amazon Best Books of the Year selection!From Hoda Kotb, the Today show co-anchor and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I’ve Loved You Since Forever, comes a bedtime snuggling book about gratitude for the things in life–both big and small–that bring us happiness.As mama bear and her cub cuddle together before closing their eyes for a good night’s sleep, they reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy.Inspired by her own nighttime routine with her daughters, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine, Kotb creates another beautiful treasure for parents and children to enjoy together. With charming and lush illustrations from bestselling artist Suzie Mason, this soothing yet playful lullaby explores the simple joy of taking a moment to be grateful.Makes a lovely gift for baby showers, Mother’s Day, and more.

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Bunny Roo, I Love You
Written by Melissa Marr & illustrated by Teagan White
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

A warm and tender welcome to the world!

In a gorgeous picture book that’s playfully sweet and visually captivating, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr and talented new illustrator Teagan White celebrate the many ways parents make their new babies feel at home.

The world can seem like a big, bewildering place for new babies—fortunately, their mamas know just how to soothe and comfort them. Through enchanting scenes portraying all kinds of mama animals looking out for their little ones, the mother in this story reassures her baby, and young children everywhere, that their caretakers will always love them and keep them safe. This beautiful picture book has the feel of a classic and its heartwarming premise should make it a family favorite.

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Baby Be Kind
Written & illustrated by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Easy-to-read, rhyming text provides examples of how to show kindness that even a baby will want to try.

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Hands On!
Written by Anne Wynter & illustrated by Alea Marley
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Hands On! is a joyful board book celebration of a baby’s journey from crawling to taking their very first steps. The perfect board book for babies and their parents to share!A great gift for expecting and new parents, Hands On! sweetly encapsulates this special time in a baby’s development.Plus don’t miss Anne Wynter and Alea Marley’s One Big Day, a celebration of baby’s first birthday and a wonderful companion gift for showers and other celebrations of milestone toddler events.Hand in handLeft, right, leftHands out wideStep, step, step…

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  • Little You - Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that celebrates the potential of every child. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, read or sung to all the little people in your life—and the new little ones on the way!

  • Famously Phoebe - B is for Bookworm -

    The cutest book for new big siblings adjusting to their new baby sibling! This book is creative, fun, entertaining, and has an important lesson inside. The illustrations are really cute, too!

  • When the World Was Waiting for You - B is for Bookworm -

    This is such a great book about welcoming a new baby, talking about the before and after. The illustrations are amazingly sweet and pair perfectly with the rhyming text.

  • My Brother the Duck - A new sibling book with humor, heart, and a dash of the scientific process sure to delight young readers. Is Stella’s new baby brother a duck? All the evidence seems to be pointing in that direction, but Stella knows that scientists can’t just wing it. Further research is definitely required. This sweet and silly book is just ducky for new siblings, fledgling scientists and anyone who loves a good laugh. • Read-aloud books for children and siblings • New baby gift for siblings • Pat Zietlow Miller has published numerous children’s books, including the critically acclaimed Be Kind. Picture-book-reading new siblings who enjoyed The New Small Person, Little Miss Big Sis, and Julius Baby of the World will love the sweet and silly humor of My Brother the Duck.

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If Kisses Were Colors
Written by Janet Lawler & illustrated by Alison Jay
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, any day, this tender little board book celebrates the immeasurable love of a parent for a child- warmer than a wool blanket, sturdier than an oak tree, brighter than a rainbow. Lyrical verse is complemented by Alison Jay’s delicate, whimsical paintings. A perfect baby shower gift and bedtime book, this timeless gem will soothe and delight adults as well as their babies and toddlers.

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One Big Day
Written by Anne Wynter & illustrated by Alea Marley
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

One Big Day is a board book celebration of that very special day–a baby’s first birthday. The perfect gift for babies and their parents to share! One Big Day and Anne Wynter and Alea Marley’s companion book, Hands On!, about a baby’s journey from crawling to taking their very first steps, are joyful read-alouds.Together or separately, both books make happy gifts for showers, birthdays, and other celebrations of milestone baby and toddler events.One big boxOne big bowOne big cakeOne big blow…

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Littles: And How They Grow
Written by Kelly DiPucchio & illustrated by A.G. Ford
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

In the beloved tradition of Robert Munsch’s Love You Forever and Emily Winfield Martin’s The Wonderful Things You Will Be comes a beautiful rhyming ode to babies from a New York Times bestselling author/illustrator duo–perfect for baby showers, first birthdays, and anytime babies are celebrated. In this unforgettable, squeal-filled, tear-inducing love song to babies and how quickly they grow up, author Kelly DiPucchio’s heart-tugging rhyme meets the gorgeous, dimple-cheeked, multicultural babies of illustrator AG Ford. With adorable scenes from the busy life of a “little”–peekaboo, feedings, tantrums, giggles–and a final scene that reminds us how they become big kids all too soon, this is the ideal gift for any new parent and their child.

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Babymoon
Written by Hayley Barrett & illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Thoughts from The Fun Uncle
This is a fun book for little families that are expanding or for little ones that are just curious about life with newborn babies. The story is very sweet and loving, with equally fun and sweet illustrations. The story is sure to make anybody ponder on the joys- and forget the struggles- of welcoming newborns into the family.
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

In a perfect gift for new and expectant parents (and siblings), a gentle story pays tribute to the wonder and emotion of a family’s first quiet days with a newborn. 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.

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The New Small Person
Written & illustrated by Lauren Child
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom
This is a great story about an only child who finds himself no longer the only child around. It does a fantastic job of showing some of the struggles of adapting to life with a sibling. I really like that it takes you through a journey starting at a new baby, but also some of the frustrations of having a slightly older little sibling who sometimes gets into your stuff and wants to follow you around and wear your clothes. Lest you worry this is only about sibling frustration, fret now—it also brings the reader around to how nice it can be too. In fact, life might actually be a lot more fun with a little person around ;)
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Feeling jealous when a new sibling arrives, little Elmore Green becomes frustrated when the “small person” knocks over his things and licks his jelly-bean collection until a special night when their relationship changes. By the award-winning author of the Charlie and Lola series.

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  • Little Big Girl - A touching picture book about an older sister’s unconditional love for her new baby brother Matisse is a little girl in a big world. Despite her size, she gets to have all sorts of grand adventures, like seeing the big sights of the city, making big messes, and taking big naps when her little body is all tuckered out. But when Matisse meets her baby brother, she realizes that she isn’t so little after all- She’s a big sister! And it’s great fun to show this new little person what wonders this big world has in store. With warmth and joy, Claire Keane showcases a gorgeous retro-inspired style to tell this tender tale of unconditional sibling love.

  • Welcome to Your World - Traverse the animal kingdom for a gorgeous celebration of the joys of a new baby – and the pleasure of introducing that baby to the wide world – in the perfect gift for new parents. Welcome, little baby,
    round your mama curled.
    Welcome, little baby.
    Welcome to your world.
    With lyrical language and stunning illustrations, Welcome to Your World takes readers from ice-capped mountains to the depths of the sea. Tender scenes between animals and their babies encourage families to join in the loving bond that connects them to one another and to the wonders of our planet. This beautiful book is ideal for sharing with new babies, new parents, and children just venturing out in the world, as best-selling author Smriti Prasadam-Halls and acclaimed illustrator Jaime Kim provide both a celebration of nature and a gentle reminder to protect it.

  • Little Miss, Big Sis - The Book Snob Mom -

    This book is a beautiful take on the (mostly) sunny side of sibling love. I appreciated the positive, upbeat tone and message and how excited, loving and caring this big sis is right from the beginning. The short writing style (in rhyme) and spunky illustrations perfectly compliment each other to create one cohesive story that will give you all the feels.

  • All We Know - New York Times bestselling artist Jane Dyer and acclaimed author Linda Ashman collaborate on this tender story of a mother’s unconditional love for her child.A seed knows how to sprout. A lamb knows how to bleat. A bee knows where the nectar is to make the honey sweet. Stars shine, seasons change, and waves rise and fall. Invoking the majestic beauty of the natural world, a mother affectionately explains that some things just come naturally–like a parent’s love. With poignant illustrations and a timeless theme, All We Know celebrates discovery, new life, and above all, the love between parent and child.

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Saturdays Are For Stella
Written by Candy Wellins & illustrated by Charlie Eve Ryan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 44-8

George loves Saturdays.

That’s because Saturdays mean time with Grandma Stella. The two of them love going on adventures downtown to visit the dinosaur museum and ride on the carousel! Even when they stay in, George and Stella have fun together, making cinnamon rolls without popping open a tube and sharing the biggest, best hugs.

Then one day Stella is gone, and George is ready to cancel Saturdays. But when a new addition to the family arrives, George finds a way to celebrate the priceless memories he made with his grandma―while making new ones too.

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Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born
Written by Miranda Paul & illustrated by Jason Chin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Join a family of three who spend nine whole months waiting, from a frosty winter through a sun-dappled summer, until finally . . . a baby is here. A Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor RecipientAn Outstanding Science Trade Book for StudentsA Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title A soon-to-be big sister and her parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby in the family. Alternating panels depict what the family is experiencing in tandem with how the baby is growing, spanning everything from receiving the news about the new baby to the excitement of its arrival. In this pregnancy book unlike any other one out there, watch what’s actually happening through meticulously detailed, actual size illustrations, perfectly paired with a lyrical yet informative text, and culminating in a warm, joyful birth scene. Complete with backmatter that includes an elaboration on pregnancy, a list of amazing things babies can do before they’re born, and more, Miranda Paul and Caldecott Honor Artist Jason Chin deliver another spectacular nonfiction picture book. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA Horn Book Best Book of the YearA Bank Street Best Book of the Year - Outstanding Merit

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I Am a Big Brother
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Share the joys of becoming a big brother!With the arrival of a new baby comes many transitions, and big brothers may need a little extra tender loving care to adjust to a new family situation. This sweet story with adorable toddler illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church is just right to share with and prepare an older brother getting ready for an expanding family.

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This Old Dog
Written by Martha Brockenbrough & illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When so much of the world is new, you want to go slowly. to stop and enjoy everything; hills to roll down, perfect-sized rocks, trees that seem to whisper their thoughts. It’s the same when you’re much, much older, and every time ‘round the seasons seems precious. Yet the folks in the middle (we know who we are) are always rushing, rushing, rushing. Appointments to make, trains to catch, places to be, FAST. That’s what makes the bond between old dog and the little girl so special. From the time she takes her first steps, old dog finds someone - at last! - who wants to go at the same pace he does. To walk with everywhere, through this wide, wonderful world. A love song to the bond between young and old, this book will make you want to sit right down and read to someone you care about.

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The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives
Written by Eloise Greenfield & illustrated by Daniel Minter
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

Through narrative and photographs, Eloise Greenfield highlights important aspects from a few hundred years of the lives of African American midwives and the people they selflessly served. Greenfield incorporates expressive poetry, which is paired with the evocative art of Daniel Minter to bring the powerful story of midwifery to life. The poem “Africa to America” begins the journey, while “The Women,” concludes it with a note of gratitude. Also included is a piece titled “Miss Rovenia Mayo,” which pays tribute to the midwife who caught newborn Eloise.

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  • I Loved You Before You Were Born - “Just right for sharing on Grandma’s lap.” (Publishers Weekly)A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby’s soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time.Finally, the baby arrives and Grandma is ready with a very special message: Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you.With soft but realistic watercolor illustrations and sentimental and lyrical text, I Loved You Before You Were Born perfectly captures a grandmother’s feelings as she anticipates the birth of her grandchild.A perfect gift for baby showers and for Grandparents Day!

  • Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go! - An introduction to the world of Dr. Seuss–for babies and babies-to-be! Artfully adapted almost entirely from Ted Geisel’s work, this introduction to the world of Dr. Seuss is a must for expectant parents and new babies! In simple rhymed verse, author Tish Rabe extolls the joys awaiting newborns when they meet the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Yertle the Turtle, the Great Birthday Bird, the Grinch, and twenty-five other beloved Seuss characters. Written to be read aloud to babies and babies-to-be (yes, babies in utero!), the book includes a brief introduction by Mrs. Dr. Seuss–Audrey Geisel–revealing how she and Ted were fascinated by the idea that babies could hear sounds while still in the womb–and might actually respond to the voices of their parents. A perfect gift for baby showers and newborns, Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! is the ideal way to nurture a love of reading and Dr. Seuss in the very youngest children!

  • Our Subway Baby - This gentle and incredibly poignant picture book tells the true story of how one baby found his home. Some babies are born into their families. Some are adopted. This is the story of how one baby found his family in the New York City subway. So begins the true story of Kevin and how he found his Daddy Danny and Papa Pete. Written in a direct address to his son, Pete’s moving and emotional text tells how his partner, Danny, found a baby tucked away in the corner of a subway station on his way home from work one day. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together. Although neither of them had prepared for the prospect of parenthood, they are reminded, Where there is love, anything is possible.

  • Baby Cakes - The fifth book in a delicious new series by New York Times bestselling author Sheryl Berk and her cupcake-obsessed daughter, Carrie.From only child to big sister–Delaney needs a crash course in Baby 101!New cupcake club member Delaney is shocked to find out her mom is expecting twins! When her parents first tell her, the practical joker thinks they must be pulling her leg. For 10 years she’s had her parents–and her room–all to herself. She LIKED being an only child. But now she’s going to be a big sis.The girls for Peace, Love, and Cupcakes get together to bake cupcakes and discover Delaney is worried about what kind of big sister she will be. She’s never even babysat before! But her cupcake club friends tally to her side for a crash course in Baby 101.Includes recipes and tips to try at home!A sweet read.–Time for Kids praise for Recipe for Trouble

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I Used to Be Famous
Written by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie & illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Kiely’s been famous her entire life, but when a baby sister appears on the scene, she feels like a has-been. Now Kiely has to figure out how to gain back the attention of her adoring fans (her family), even if it means sharing the spotlight.

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I Am a Big Sister! / Ísoy Una Hermana Mayor! (Bilingual)
Written & illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Share the joys of becoming a big sister!With the arrival of a new baby comes many transitions, and big sisters may need a little extra tender loving care to adjust to a new family situation. This sweet story with adorable toddler illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church is just right to share with and prepare an older sister getting ready for an expanding family.La llegada de un bebé viene acompañada de nuevas experiencias, y las hermanas pueden necesitar un poco de tiempo y mucho cariño para adaptarse a la nueva situación familiar. Este hermoso libro, con ilustraciones adorables de Caroline Jayne Church, es perfecto para preparar a una futura hermana mayor para los cambios que traerá la llegada del bebé.

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Just Right Family: An Adoption Story
Written by Silvia Lopez & illustrated by Ziyue Chen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Meili, who is six years old and adopted from China, learns that her parents are going to adopt a baby from Haiti. She’s not happy. Why do they need a new baby? Their family is just right as it is. As Meili learns more about her new sibling and the importance of being a big sister, will she realize that a new addition can be just right for their family too?

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Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
Written by Jamie Lee Curtis & illustrated by Laura Cornell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, the New York Times bestselling team behind Today I Feel Silly and I’m Gonna Like Me, bring us a tender and funny picture book for every parent and child. Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born is a special celebration of the love and joy an adopted child creates for a family.

In asking her parents to tell her again about the night of her birth, a young girl relives a cherished tale she knows by heart. Focusing on the significance of family and love, this a unique and beautiful story about adoption and the importance of a loving family.

A beautiful adoption story, Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born also speaks to the universal childhood desire to know more about the excitement, awe, love, and sleeplessness that a new baby brings to a family.

Tell me again about the night I was born.

Tell me again how you would adopt me and be my parents.

Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms.

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I Sang You Down from the Stars
Written by Tasha Spillett-Sumner & illustrated by Michaela Goade
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

This unique baby book sings with Native cultural detail, while striking a universal chord in its celebration of the blossoming of love that comes with expecting and welcoming a new baby–with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade As she waits for the arrival of her new baby, a mother-to-be gathers gifts to create a sacred bundle. A white feather, cedar and sage, a stone from the river . . . Each addition to the bundle will offer the new baby strength and connection to tradition, family, and community. As they grow together, mother and baby will each have gifts to offer each other. Tasha Spillett-Sumner and Michaela Goade, two Indigenous creators, bring beautiful words and luminous art together in a resonant celebration of the bond between mother and child.

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  • It's Not the Stork!: A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends - From the expert team behind It’s Perfectly Normal and It’s So Amazing! comes a book for younger children about their bodies – a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence. Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls’ and boys’ bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? It’s Not the Stork! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child’s healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of. Back matter includes an index.

  • Mama's Belly - As a curious little girl awaits the arrival of her sister, she asks questions–easy ones like ‘Will she have freckles?’ and less-easy ones like ‘Will I have to share my blanket?’ She helps Mama and Dad prepare to meet little sister, singing her songs and knitting a new blanket to keep her warm once she’s here. But, the most important part of getting ready is taking care of Mama. When Mama can’t see her toes, she counts to make sure there’s still ten like before. When she’s too tired to sleep, the soon-to-be big sis draws her a magic energy machine. An honest and gentle exploration of the excitement and anxiety kids feel when welcoming a new family member, Mama’s Bellyis ultimately a celebration of motherly (and daughterly) love and a soothing story for older siblings that even with the spotlight on a new baby, there is always enough love for everyone.

  • Lola Reads to Leo - Lola reads story books to her new baby brother Leo, and even though Mommy and Daddy are busy, they still have time to read to Lola at bedtime.

  • I Loved You Before You Were Born: A Love Letter from Grandma - “Just right for sharing on Grandma’s lap.” –Publishers WeeklyA loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her first grandchild–dreaming of the baby’s soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes.Finally, the baby arrives and Grandma is ready with a very special message: Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you.With sturdy board book pages, soft, realistic watercolor illustrations, and lyrical text, I Loved You Before You Were Born is just right for reading on Grandma’s lap.A perfect gift for baby showers and for Grandparents Day!

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Baby on the Way
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Part of a two-book debut of the Sears Children’s Library picture books, this title provides helpful information for young children expecting a new brother and sister.

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Stay This Way Forever
Written by & illustrated by Lucy Fleming
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Celebrate the joy, wonder, and innocence of being a child with this love letter to the loved ones in your life that encourages them to celebrate their own special qualities now and into the future.Inspired by the endearing qualities she sees in her own son, Linsey Davis, ABC News correspondent and bestselling author of The World Is Awake and One Big Heart, has written another beautiful book that parents and grandparents can share with their little ones to let them know how special they are. With charming illustrations from bestselling artist Lucy Fleming paired with playful and heartwarming read-aloud rhymes, this book can help make a lasting impact on young minds as they discover their own unique qualities.Stay This Way Forever: Is a great read for ages 4-8 that celebrates diversityIs perfect for fans of Hoda Kotb, Ainsley Earhardt, Kelly Clarkson, Nancy Tillman, and Jamie Lee CurtisFeatures embossing accents on the coverIs the third book by bestselling author and ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis

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When Aidan Became a Brother
Written by Kyle Lukoff & illustrated by Kaylani Juanita
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

This sweet #ownvoices picture book celebrates the changes in a transgender boy’s life, from his initial coming-out to becoming a big brother.When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl’s room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing. After he realized he was a trans boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of life that didn’t fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life. Then Mom and Dad announce that they’re going to have another baby, and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning–from choosing the perfect name to creating a beautiful room to picking out the cutest onesie. But what does making things right actually mean? And what happens if he messes up? With a little help, Aidan comes to understand that mistakes can be fixed with honesty and communication, and that he already knows the most important thing about being a big brother: how to love with his whole self. When Aidan Became a Brother is a heartwarming book that will resonate with transgender children, reassure any child concerned about becoming an older sibling, and celebrate the many transitions a family can experience.

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Bad Kitty Meets the Baby
Written by & illustrated by Nick Bruel
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

Kitty’s owners are home with a big surprise for Kitty. But what is it? Kitty, reeling in horror, thinks it’s a . . . dog. The neighbor cats are convinced it’s a cat. But we all know that it’s really a BABY! With Nick Bruel’s trademark mix of antic humor (this time involving a Kitty game show and the Kitty Olympics–which the baby wins hands down), riotous illustrations, total mayhem, and Uncle Murray Fun Facts, this may be the funniest Kitty book yet, and the one that hits closest to home.Bad Kitty Meets the Baby is the winner of the 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards for Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year.

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Global Babies
Written & illustrated by The Global Fund For Children
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Presents photographs of babies from all over the world in their native costume and describes how all babies are special. On board pages.

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