New Baby

Amy Schwartz

Older siblings will especially enjoy hearing about the first two weeks in a baby's life, including the oohs and aahs from relatives, and being fed, diapered, and held. JE Fic Sch

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban (illustrator)
Angelina's excitement over the arrival of a new baby turns to jealousy when her little sister becomes the center of attention. JE Fic Hob.
Marc Brown
Arthur isn't sure he is happy about the new baby in the family, but when his sister asks for his help in handling the baby, Arthur feels much better. JE Fic Bro.
Tomi DePaola
When he learns his mother is going to have a baby, Tommy is very excited and hopes that the baby will be a sister. JE Fic DeP
Fran Manushkin and Ron Himler (illustrator)
Everyone in the family tried to bribe the new baby into being born, but a kiss from Father finally dos it. JE Fic Man.
Jane Cutler and Susannah ryan (illustrator)
Darcy and Gran are not happy about the idea of a new baby coming, but then change their minds after the birth. JE Fic Cut.
Clara Vulliamy
Ellen and her stuffed toy, Penguin, have difficulty adjusting to a new baby brother. JE Fic Vul.
Susan Meyers and Marla Frazee (illustrator)
Describes babies and the things they do from the time they are born until their first birthday. JE Fic Mey.
Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark (illustrator)
Franklin the turtle anxiously awaits the arrival of spring as he looks forward to the birth of his new baby sister and the prospect of becoming a big brother. JE Fic Bou.
Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz (illustrator)
Froggy hoped for a brother to play with so he is disappointed with his new sister, Pollywogilina, but only until she is old enough to start learning from her big brother. JE Fic Lon.
Marisabina Russo

Hannah is so sure the new baby will be a girl that she has even picked out a name for her – how will she feel when baby Benjamin arrives home? JE Fic Rus

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

Robie Harris and Michael Emberley (illustrator)

A baby's first day of life is lovingly recounted in words and pictures. JE Fic Har

Suggested for ages 4 - 6

Lizzy Rockwell

A little boy describes the arrival of his baby sister, from the time his mother is pregnant until they return from the hospital. JE Fic Roc

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Catherine and Laurence Anholt
Rhyming text, from the perspective of older siblings, describes the characteristics and behavior of babies. JE Fic Anh.
Sally Lloyd-Jones and Sue Heap (illustrator)
An all knowing big sister gives her baby sibling lessons on being a baby. JE Fic Llo.
Hush and Marla Frazee (illustrator)
In an old lullaby, a baby is promised an assortment of presents from its adoring parents. JE Fic Hus.
Marla Frazee

A jealous little girl and her new baby brother star in this humorous version of an old folk lullaby. JE Fic Hus

Suggested for up to age 5

Mary Murphy
Various animals tell how they saw, fed, sang to, tickled and kissed the new baby. JE Fic Mur.
Robin Ballard
A young boy helps his mother take care of his baby brother. JE Fic Bal.
KSevin Henkes
Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit. JE Fic Hen.
Rebecca Bond

Grandparents, parents and young brother all contribute to the beautiful cradle for the new baby. JE Fic Bon

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Helen Cooper

A small girl's favorite plush toy seems to be responsible for the mischievous "accidents" that begin occurring when a new baby brother joins the household. JE Fic Coo

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers (illustrator)
McDuff enjoys reading the paper with Fred and taking walks in the woods with Lucy, but all that changes when they bring a new baby home. JE Fic Wel.
Emily Arnold McCully
The youngest mouse in a large family discovers excitement and frustration when a new baby arrives. JE Fic McC.
Anne Herbert Scott

A small Eskimo boy discovers that Mother's lap is a very special place with room for everyone. JE Fic Sco

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

Debbi Chocolate

An extended African-American family celebrates the birth of a baby boy. JE Fic Cho

Suggested for ages 2 - 6

Eloise Greenfield and John Steptoe (illustrator)
A child's disappointment and jealousy over a new baby sister are dispelled as he becomes aware of the importance of his new role as a big brother. JE Fic Gre.
Valisk Gregory and Bruce Degen (illustrator)
Shirley doesn't share her family's sentiment that their new baby is wonderful until Mrs. Mump, the babysitter, comes to visit. JE Fic Gre.
Harriet Ziefert and Emily Bolam (illustrator)
Max is glad his mother brings home a baby sister, but he begins to get impatient as he spends a whole year trying to teach her to talk. JE Fic Zie.
Kathy Henderson; illustrated by Tony Kerins

The first year of baby's life is described by her devoted older brother. JE Hen

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Eve Bunting; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

A little girl is not crazy about her new twin sisters, but she gradually grows to love them. JE Fic Bun.

Suggested for ages 3 - 8

Vera Rosenberry
The arrival of Vera's new baby sister makes her feel displaced, so her grandfather helps create a special spot, just for her. JE Fic Ros.
Harriet Ziefert and Emily Bolam (illustrator)
When Max learns that his mommy is going to have a baby, he talks and sings to his unborn sibling but he can't seem to make the baby come out sooner. JE Fic Zie.
Cathryn Falwell
The arrival of a new baby is a cause for celebration, presenting opportunities to love, watch, touch and care for the new family member, JE Fic Fal.
Jenni Overend; illustrated by Julie Vivas

Jack tells how his mother has the new baby at home, with the midwife and all the family members gathered around. JE Fic Ove.

Suggested for ages 5 - 12

Pat Hutchins

After years as the youngest child, it is finally Titch's turn to hand down some clothes to the brand new baby. JE Fic Hut.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Amy Hest; illustrated by Jill Barton

Hot Stuff may be the new baby, but Baby Duck is boss! JE Fic Hes.

Suggested for ages 3 - 6