BookYou Asked For It: Books about New Babies

Browse the list below for a selection of great books about new babies. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.

Cover Image Brand-New Baby Blues
Appelt, Kathi, 1954-
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2010.

The arrival of a new little brother has his big sister singing the blues.

Cover Image When I Was King
Ashman, Linda.
New York : HarperCollins, c2008.

A young boy describes how he is no longer "king" now that there is a new baby in the house, but then his family helps him enjoy the change.

Cover Image Will it be a Baby Brother?
Bunting, Eve, 1928-
Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2010.

A little boy is certain that his expectant mother will give birth to a baby brother.

Cover Image There's Going to be a Baby
Burningham, John.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.

A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.

Cover Image Supersister
Cadena, Beth.
Boston : Clarion Books, 2009.

A young girl does all kinds of things around the house to help her pregnant mother, proud that when the new baby comes she is going to be "a super sister."

Cover Image Theo's Mood
Cocca-Leffler, Maryann, 1958- author, illustrator.

Members of Theo's class help him understand his feelings about becoming a big brother.

Cover Image I'm a Big Sister
Cole, Joanna.
New York : HarperCollins, 2010.

Cover Image The Most Important Gift of All
Conway, David, 1970-
Columbus, Ohio : Gingham Dog Press, 2006.

Ama wants to give her new baby brother the gift of love as her grandma has suggested, so she goes in search of this important present.

Cover Image The Baby Sister
De Paola, Tomie.
New York : Putnam's Sons, c1996.

When he learns that his mother is going to have a baby, Tommy is very excited and hopes that the baby will be a sister.

Cover Image Bye-Bye Baby Brother!
Dempsey, Sheena, author.

Tiring of a newborn sibling who demands all her busy mother's attention, Ruby gets bored with endless solo activities and imagines creative ways to make her baby brother disappear, adventures that become so much fun that she decides to tag along.

Cover Image Samuel's Baby
Elkin, Mark.
Berkeley : Tricycle Press, c2010.

Samuel announces during show-and-tell that he is having a baby and soon his kindergarten classmates are expecting everything from twins to puppies, but while Samuel teaches them how to hold and diaper a newborn, he has some qualms about becoming a big brother.

Cover Image But I Wanted a Baby Brother!
Feiffer, Kate.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2010.

Oliver Keaton wants a baby brother more than anything but when he gets a baby sister instead, he sets out with his dog Chaplin to trade his sister for the perfect baby brother.

Cover Image Starring the Boss Baby as Himself!
Frazee, Marla.
New York : Beach Lane Books, c2010.

From the moment he arrives, it is obvious that the new baby is boss and he gets whatever he wants, from drinks made-to-order around the clock to his executive gym.

Cover Image Waiting for Baby
Fuller, Rachel.
Swindon : Child's Play, c2009.

"Deals with the anticipation of waiting for the new baby, the excitement of the arrival itself, and the beginnings of the special relationship between siblings"--P. [4] of cover.

Cover Image Hi, New Baby!
Harris, Robie H.
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2000.

A father recalls his young daughter's first reactions to her new baby brother.

Cover Image Angel Coming
Henson, Heather.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2005.

A family makes preparations, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the angel who will come up the mountain bringing a new baby.

Cover Image Not Yet, Rose
Hill, Susanna Leonard.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2009.

While impatiently waiting for the birth of a new baby brother or sister, Rose imagines the things they will do together and how her life will change.

Cover Image A Baby Sister for Frances
Hoban, Russell.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, 1993.

When things change around the house after her baby sister is born, Frances decides to run away--but not too far.

Cover Image Now I'm Big
Katz, Karen.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013.

A little girl contrasts all of the amazing things she can do for herself that had to be done for her when she was a baby, from dressing herself to reading to her baby sister.

Cover Image Peter's Chair.
Keats, Ezra Jack.
New York, Harper & Row [1967]

When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.

Cover Image Love the Baby
Layne, Steven L.
Gretna, La. : Pelican Pub. Co., c2007.

An older brother at first resents his new sibling, but eventually he starts to love the baby.

Cover Image You Were the First
MacLachlan, Patricia.

Reminds firstborn children that they will always special--even if another child or children follow--because they have been the first to do many things, including teaching their mother and father to be parents.

Cover Image Big Sisters Are the Best
Manushkin, Fran.

The story follows a young girl as she helps to care for the new baby in her family.

Cover Image Bye-Bye, Baby!
Morris, Richard T., 1969-
New York : Walker & Co., 2009.

Felix does not like his new baby sister and thinks his parents should take her back, until a trip to the zoo makes him realize that she might not be as bad as he thought.

Cover Image Just Like You Did
Newman, Marjorie.
New York : Walker & Company, 2006.

Tom is not happy about the arrival of his new baby brother until his parents show that change can be a positive experience.

Cover Image Surprise Soup
Rodman, Mary Ann.
New York : Viking, 2009.

When Kevie's mother has a baby, Kevie, his older brother, and their father make soup for when the new baby comes home.

Cover Image Vera's Baby Sister
Rosenberry, Vera.
New York : Henry Holt, 2005.

The arrival of Vera's new baby sister makes her feel displaced, so her grandfather helps create a special spot, just for her.

Cover Image Will You Still Love Me?
Roth, Carol.
Chicago, Ill. : Albert Whitman, 2010.

Through rhyming text, young animals and a little boy are reassured that their mothers will still love them after a new baby--or kittens, or cub--arrives.

Cover Image Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Baby?
Saltzberg, Barney.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.

There's a new baby in the house, and Cornelius realizes he's not quite ready.

Cover Image Phoebe and Digger
Springstubb, Tricia.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.

"When Mama got a new baby, Phoebe got a new digger. And before long, everyone needs a trip to the park...but then a big girl with grabby hands sntaches Digger away from Phoebe. Phoebe tries to use her words, but they don't work. What can she do? Will she ever get Digger back?"--Dust jacket.

Cover Image Before You Were Here, Mi Amor
Vamos, Samantha R.
New York : Viking, 2009.

Family members lovingly prepare for arrival of a new baby. Spanish words are woven throughout the text.

Cover Image Benny & Beautiful Baby Delilah
Van Leeuwen, Jean.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2006.

Benny is not pleased when his new baby sister, Delilah, arrives at his house.

Cover Image Ruby's Baby Brother
White, Kathryn (Kathryn Ivy)

When her mother brings new baby Leo home, Ruby feels left out until she realizes that she has the important job of being a big sister.

Cover Image Hello in There! : A Big Sister's Book of Waiting
Witek, Jo.

A comforting and imaginative book for every sibling-to-be.

Cover Image Don't Eat the Baby!
Young, Amy.

Tom is not entirely sure how he feels about his new baby brother, Nathaniel, but he is very concerned that all of their relatives say they want to eat Nate.

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