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Welcoming New Baby

You've read all of the baby books. You've installed the baby seat in the car. And you're mentally prepared for long sleepless nights. But what about the new big brother or sister? Change is so hard for the little ones, especially when it involves taking precious time away from mom or dad. These books about welcoming a new baby into the house will ease the pain for the soon-to-be big brother or sister and let them know that new siblings aren't so bad.


I'd Rather Have an Iguana by Heidi Stetson Mario
Amazon Says: When a new baby joins the family, it's hard for his big sister to be excited. She's grossed out by smelly diapers. She misses riding bikes and hunting for frogs in the swamp w more...
Amazon Says: When a new baby joins the family, it's hard for his big sister to be excited. She's grossed out by smelly diapers. She misses riding bikes and hunting for frogs in the swamp with Mom. And, no matter how hard he tries, Dad just can't seem to get her braids right. Somehow, a pet iguana seems much more appealing than a baby brother! At least that's how it seems at first. . . The first-person narrative perfectly captures the voice of this irascible, yet loveable, heroine, while the comedic artwork further explores the nuances of a familiar family predicament. less...
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Amazon Says: Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Has she been too mean to her little br more...
Amazon Says: Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Has she been too mean to her little brother? Too sloppy? Eating too much junk food? Try as she might to find out what's on the agenda, her parents won't reveal anything before the meeting. As far as Clementine is concerned, the agenda should be something like: "We're getting a gorilla." But no, it's something entirely different. "We're talking about a new baby," says her father. "A brother or sister for you two. What do you think about that?" NO THANKS! is what Clementine thinks. After all, four is the perfect number for a family. There are four sides to a table, not five. Will Clementine learn to make room for one more? Readers will chuckle at Clementine's unique perspective on the age-old issue of sibling rivalry. less...
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Sam's New Baby by Jan Godfrey
Amazon Says: Sam is looking forward to the birth of the b aby in his mummy''s tummy. But like many children, he is not sure about the changes this will bring to his family. ' more...
Amazon Says: Sam is looking forward to the birth of the b aby in his mummy''s tummy. But like many children, he is not sure about the changes this will bring to his family. ' less...
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A New Baby Arrives by Nicola Barber
Amazon Says: This photographic book tells the story of the arrival of a new baby into the family, and explores the confusing and often worrying feelings that a child might experience when more...
Amazon Says: This photographic book tells the story of the arrival of a new baby into the family, and explores the confusing and often worrying feelings that a child might experience when a younger brother or sister comes along. It provides an ideal starting point for young children and adults to discuss first experiences. 'The Big Day' series is aimed at helping young children to understand and cope with change. Using simple sentences, the books offer guidance through first experiences such as moving house, starting school and going to hospital. less...
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Amazon Says: "Another fine addition to the continuing saga of Everett Anderson and his family, this book welcome's a new baby to share the family's love."--Young Children. more...
Amazon Says: "Another fine addition to the continuing saga of Everett Anderson and his family, this book welcome's a new baby to share the family's love."--Young Children. less...
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Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn
Amazon Says: We all know how much Lola loves books. In this third book in the Lola series (LOLA AT THE LIBRARY and LOLA LOVES STORIES), Lola has a new baby brother and she can’t wait to more...
Amazon Says: We all know how much Lola loves books. In this third book in the Lola series (LOLA AT THE LIBRARY and LOLA LOVES STORIES), Lola has a new baby brother and she can’t wait to share her love of reading with him. Lola gets ready for little Leo’s arrival by reading books about brothers and sisters and picking out the perfect stories that she just knows her little brother will love. Even when her mom’s tummy gets "bigger and bigger," and even when she’s tired, Mom makes sure there is time for Lola and her stories. When the baby is finally here, Lola takes on the role of big sister—she helps her mommy and daddy around the house and tells Leo stories to cheer him up when he cries. LOLA READS TO LEO proves that it’s never too early to become a reader! less...
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Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
Amazon Says: Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats's award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, "Pete more...
Amazon Says: Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats's award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, "Peter's Chair," "A Letter to Amy," and "Goggles!" are available in paperback exclusively from Puffin. "A more charming or contemporary child than Peter...is hard to bring to mind." -- "Library Journal" less...
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Amazon Says: A six-year-old girl tells 101 things she can do with her baby brother. more...
Amazon Says: A six-year-old girl tells 101 things she can do with her baby brother. less...
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Amazon Says: The New York Times praised this best-selling picture book as "adorable, original, well-illustrated and fabulous." In this first book in the How-To Series (which includes How T more...
Amazon Says: The New York Times praised this best-selling picture book as "adorable, original, well-illustrated and fabulous." In this first book in the How-To Series (which includes How To Get Married and How to Get a Job), the know-it-all big sister narrator tells it like it is: When you're a baby you don't read books. You eat them. You don't know how old you are, or even if you're a boy or a girl. And you have to keep a special plug in your mouth to stop your scream from coming out. But one day, you won't be little anymore, and then you'll be taller and smarter, and actually quite clever. Like the narrator. And you'll be able to share memories of what it was like when you were little with your incredible Big Sister.   less...
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Lapsnatcher by Bruce Coville
Amazon Says: After he talks with an adult who was once a lapsnatcher, Jacob begins to feel differently about his new baby sister. more...
Amazon Says: After he talks with an adult who was once a lapsnatcher, Jacob begins to feel differently about his new baby sister. less...
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Sophie and the New Baby by Laurence Anholt
Amazon Says: Sophie likes to play with her rag doll, but then her mother tells her the big, important secret. "Soon you'll have a real live person to play with. We're going to have a new b more...
Amazon Says: Sophie likes to play with her rag doll, but then her mother tells her the big, important secret. "Soon you'll have a real live person to play with. We're going to have a new baby." Sophie likes this idea, but the baby takes so long to arrive that she sometimes forgets all about it. When her new brother is finally born, he's quite a disappointment. He can't play with Sophie, and he needs Sophie's mom and dad all the time. Worst of all, Mom and Dad seem to like him a lot. One day, Sophie shouts at the sky, "I don't want that baby anymore!" less...
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Amazon Says: When big sister Ellen first meets her new baby brother, her beloved stuffed toy, Penguin, thinks that he does not care for the baby, who receives most of the attention, until more...
Amazon Says: When big sister Ellen first meets her new baby brother, her beloved stuffed toy, Penguin, thinks that he does not care for the baby, who receives most of the attention, until he becomes pivotal in helping to stop the baby's crying. less...
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Mr. Bear's New Baby by Debi Gliori
Amazon Says: Mr. and Mrs. Bear and the other forest animals despair of ever getting Baby Bear to stop crying and go to sleep, but Small Bear knows just how to solve the problem. more...
Amazon Says: Mr. and Mrs. Bear and the other forest animals despair of ever getting Baby Bear to stop crying and go to sleep, but Small Bear knows just how to solve the problem. less...
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Big Like Me by Ruth Finkelstein
Amazon Says: Benny has always been a little brother who needed a helping hand. But when Mommy comes home with a new baby girl, he turns into a big brother! Will Benny find anything he and more...
Amazon Says: Benny has always been a little brother who needed a helping hand. But when Mommy comes home with a new baby girl, he turns into a big brother! Will Benny find anything he and his newborn sister can do together? less...
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Go-Go Gorillas by Julia Durango
Amazon Says: From bicycles to jalopies, Go-Go Gorillas has all the vehicles you need for one wild ride! Aunt Minerva in her rollerblades, Cousin Clementine in her hot air balloon, and litt more...
Amazon Says: From bicycles to jalopies, Go-Go Gorillas has all the vehicles you need for one wild ride! Aunt Minerva in her rollerblades, Cousin Clementine in her hot air balloon, and little ol’ Granny in her plane all help lead the way as a total of ten gorillas use crafty forms of transportation and answer King Big Daddy’s call to come and hear the news: A baby gorilla is born! With an irresistible refrain and rollicking, read-aloud rhymes, this vividly illustrated adventure is an instant vehicle for fun! less...
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Amazon Says: What fun! What excitement! What a nuisance. At least that's the way Sister Bear feels. If it isn't being fed, burped, or diapered, it's being dandled, cuddled, or kitchy-kitch more...
Amazon Says: What fun! What excitement! What a nuisance. At least that's the way Sister Bear feels. If it isn't being fed, burped, or diapered, it's being dandled, cuddled, or kitchy-kitchy-kooed. Yes, Sister's pretty fed up with the fuss everyone's making over the new baby. Even the dolls make her angry, because they remind her of the baby. Then Sister gets a special homework assignment and, with a little help from wise old Mama, comes to believe that this new baby might just be a nifty addition to the Bear clan. less...
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Bad Baby Brother by Martha Weston
Amazon Says: Tessa is ready to play with her brand-new baby brother, but Willy is no fun at all. He won't look at her book or admire her toys. And Mom and Daddy never get mad at him even w more...
Amazon Says: Tessa is ready to play with her brand-new baby brother, but Willy is no fun at all. He won't look at her book or admire her toys. And Mom and Daddy never get mad at him even when he's bad! less...
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Waiting for Baby by Tom Birdseye
Amazon Says: A child eagerly awaits the arrival of a new baby in the family. more...
Amazon Says: A child eagerly awaits the arrival of a new baby in the family. less...
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Amazon Says: When her parents bring home their new baby, Grace must adjust to a new presence in the household. Any soon-to-be sibling -- and of course, any parent expecting the arrival of more...
Amazon Says: When her parents bring home their new baby, Grace must adjust to a new presence in the household. Any soon-to-be sibling -- and of course, any parent expecting the arrival of a newborn -- will find the simple, rhythmic text easy to identify with and a joy to read aloud. Friends and relatives will find this tenderly illustrated book the ideal new baby gift they have been searching for. less...
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Lisa's Baby Sister by Anne Gutman
Amazon Says: When Lisa’s baby sister arrives, everyone makes a big fuss–everyone but Lisa. Grandma is all excited, Dad can’t snap enough photos, Lisa’s big sister Victoria has to s more...
Amazon Says: When Lisa’s baby sister arrives, everyone makes a big fuss–everyone but Lisa. Grandma is all excited, Dad can’t snap enough photos, Lisa’s big sister Victoria has to show off the baby to all of her friends, and of course, Mom is always busy feeding the baby or changing her diaper. No one pays much attention to Lisa until she begins playing her flute very loudly just outside the baby Lila’s room. And then one of Victoria’s friends proclaims that this very cute little baby looks just like Lisa. It isn’t long before Lisa becomes a proud big sister and even takes Lila to school for show and tell. less...
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We Have A Baby by Cathryn Falwell
Amazon Says: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The arrival of a new baby is a cause for celebration, presenting opportunities to love, watch, touch, and care for the new family member more...
Amazon Says: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The arrival of a new baby is a cause for celebration, presenting opportunities to love, watch, touch, and care for the new family member. less...
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Amazon Says: The riotously funny Lilly, last seen in Chester's Way (Greenwillow), thinks her new baby brother, Julius, is disgusting -- if he was a number, he would be zero. But when Cousi more...
Amazon Says: The riotously funny Lilly, last seen in Chester's Way (Greenwillow), thinks her new baby brother, Julius, is disgusting -- if he was a number, he would be zero. But when Cousin Garland dares to criticize Julius, Lilly bullies her into loudly admiring Julius as the baby of the world."Julius is the baby of the world," said his parents. But Lilly, his older sister, disagreed. She thought he was disgusting. She hoped he would go away. But he didn't. He stayed and stayed and stayed. Nothing her parents said or did could change Lilly's mind about Julius. But when Cousin Garland had a thing or two to say about the situation, Lilly had a change of heart. less...
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New Baby Train by Woody Guthrie
Amazon Says: All aboard! Every young child wants to know: 'where do babies come from?' In this book, Woody Guthrie provides an imaginative answer: 'the new baby train!' Rambunctious and re more...
Amazon Says: All aboard! Every young child wants to know: 'where do babies come from?' In this book, Woody Guthrie provides an imaginative answer: 'the new baby train!' Rambunctious and reassuring at the same time, this sing song story will have readers giggling all the way down the track. Frazee's beaming babies and vintage style will send this book roaring off the shelves. less...
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Amazon Says: It's natural for children to be concerned about the arrival of a new baby at their house. Most big brothers and sisters feel loving and tender one minute, angry or jealous the more...
Amazon Says: It's natural for children to be concerned about the arrival of a new baby at their house. Most big brothers and sisters feel loving and tender one minute, angry or jealous the next. With over forty vivid full-color photographs and a clear, supportive textby award-winning author Joanna Cole, this revised edition of a much-loved classic will prepare children for the ups and downs of having a new baby in the house."Should help small children sort out and deal with the turbulent mixed feelings that assail them when a new baby comes home." --Benjamin Spock, MD., author of Baby and Child Care less...
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Amazon Says: In this story, Kate - a new big sister - explains her feelings of being left out and forgotten when her baby brother Daniel arrives. She experiences the typical confusion and more...
Amazon Says: In this story, Kate - a new big sister - explains her feelings of being left out and forgotten when her baby brother Daniel arrives. She experiences the typical confusion and mixed emotions that result from having to share her parents with a new and demanding sibling. But with wit and a resourceful nature, Kate explores her new role and achieves the confidence to embrace her little brother. Includes a "Note to Parents" by psychologist and author Jane Annunziata, PsyD. less...
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Amazon Says: The perfect gift for any child with a new baby in his life - whether he welcomes the baby with frowns and sighs or open arms. When a new baby arrives, it might look li more...
Amazon Says: The perfect gift for any child with a new baby in his life - whether he welcomes the baby with frowns and sighs or open arms. When a new baby arrives, it might look like all she does is sleep and eat. But babies are fascinating - as this lovingly created volume proves! It answers such important questions as: What do babies eat? What does all that baby babble really mean? What games do babies love to play? And what does it mean when they cry (as they so often do)? less...
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Hello Baby! by Lizzy Rockwell
Amazon Says: A small boy feels the baby kick inside his mother's tummy, hears the baby's heartbeat during a visit to the doctor, and finally gets to say hello in person after the baby is b more...
Amazon Says: A small boy feels the baby kick inside his mother's tummy, hears the baby's heartbeat during a visit to the doctor, and finally gets to say hello in person after the baby is born. Narrating the story himself, the boy shares what fascinates him: how the baby grows inside the womb, unpacking his old baby clothes, and hearing about the day he was born. When the baby arrives home at last, the boy tells how she eats and sleeps and cries, and how it takes a mother, a father, and a new big brother to make this baby feel at home. Told in simple words and charming pictures, this book lets children know just what to expect when Mom's expecting. less...
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