Books to welcome a new sibling

We are enjoying our new little bundle of sweetness!As with any special occasion, we’ve been reading a few books to help our girls with the transition of a new baby brother in the house. Most libraries should have a lot of books available when it comes to sibling issues, but these three were our favorites.

I’m a Big Sister by Joanna Cole (I’m a Big Brother version is also available)
The Sweet Bee has read this book multiple times. It’s perfect for a two and half year old. It does a good job of explaining what a little baby is like (“Too little to walk. Too little to talk.” etc), and emphasizes the important job of a big sister.

Julius the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
Lily doesn’t see anything special about the new baby, and just wishes he would go away. But she eventually has a change of heart and becomes his fiercest protector.

A Baby Sister for Frances by Russell Hoban
With a new baby in the house, no one has time for Frances anymore. She decides to run away (to another part of the house) but comes back when she hears how much her parents miss her.

It is also quite apparent that most popular children’s book characters have a book dealing with a new sibling in the home. We like these two.
The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Arthur’s Baby by Marc Brown

Check out this list for more books about siblings and new babies.

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2 thoughts to “Books to welcome a new sibling”

  1. What a darling photo!

    Those are good books! We've read most of them, but hadn't seen the Joanna Cole one. I love Frances the badger–those books are great.

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