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New Baby

   
 

There’s a HOUSE inside my MUMMY - ANDREAE, G

Rhyming picture book about the arrival of a new baby, told from a toddler’s viewpoint.

Orchard

2001

9781841213132

2+

Aren't You Lucky! - ANHOLT, C

A toddler is not convinced that she is lucky to have a baby brother, until he is old enough for her to help.  Lots of familiar situations to talk about.

Bodley Head

1990

9780370314518

4+

Sophie and the New Baby - ANHOLT, C

Sophie loves the new baby - at first.  But it comes as a big shock when she finds out it's staying for good.  A gentle story, useful in that the time factor is well illustrated.

Orchard

1995

9781852139186

5+

Billy and the Baby - BRADMAN, T

Billy's parents include him in the planning for the new baby, but Billy has his own surprising and special present for his new sister.  Nicely understated.

Collins

1997

9780001982307

4+

The Perfect Baby - BRADMAN, T

Lucy is not happy with her new baby brother, but the alternatives from the hospital are much worse!  An entertaining look at a child’s attitude to the new addition with a positive outcome.

Egmont

2009

9781405206914

3+

There’s going to be a baby - BURNINGHAM, J

A young child’s questions , hopes and fears for his soon-to-arrive new sibling are answered affectionately, and with humour by his family.

Walker

2010

9780744549966

4+

My Mum’s Having a Baby! - BUTLER, D

An illustrated month by month account of mum’s pregnancy.

Cat’s Whiskers

2006

9781903012741

6+

My Baby Sister - CHICHESTER CLARK, E

Humber has to adjust to a new baby sister who takes Mum’s attention. A comforting story of a toddler adjusting to a new baby, featuring a familiar picture book character.

HarperCollins

2009

9780007273249

2+

The new baby - CIVARDI, A

A simple account of preparations for and birth of a new baby sister in an extended family situation.

Usborne

2000

9780746041116

3+

. . . along came Eric - CLARKE, G

A humorous look at sibling rivalry.  Nigel has difficulty accepting the attention Eric receives but eventually they get along well.  Then mum has another baby . . .  Could provide a useful talking point with a jealous sibling.

Andersen

1991

9780862643133

5+

Little Monster Did It! - COOPER, H

Lively and funny story of a big sister's jealous bid for attention.  The 'Little Monster' who gets the blame for her antics is a wickedly appealing character.

Doubleday

1995

9780385406208

3+

What’s Inside Your Tummy, Mummy? - COCOVINI, A

A book that explains exactly what goes on inside a pregnant mummy’s tummy.  Will help to prepare for the arrival of a new brother or sister.

Red Fox

2007

9781862303607

3+

Za-Za's Baby Brother - COUSINS, L

Za-Za feels left out when the new baby arrives but when he's the only one she can cuddle she finds he's not so bad after all.  A warm brightly illustrated book.

Walker

1995

9780744570267

2+

New BIG Sister - GLIORI, D

It's a big surprise to discover that mum's having a baby.  This gentle and funny story will be reassuring to any soon-to-be big sister.

Walker

1994

9780744536102

3+

Baby on board - GRAY, K

A very funny look at pregnancy for older children, presented in a cartoon picture book style.  Deals with the facts about the growing embryo as well as the impact on family life.

Hodder

2004

9780340878019

8+

Hi new baby! - HARRIS, R H

A little girl learns to cope with, and even like, her new baby brother.  Big, expressive pastel illustrations.

Walker

2000

9780744556261

3+

New Born - HENDERSON, K

This portrait of a new baby in a close family circle is warm and welcoming.

Frances Lincoln

1999

9780711212626

3+

Disgusting Denzil - KRAILING, T

When Denzil the monster’s baby sister is born, Denzil feels pushed out and ignored.  Gradually he comes to realise that she is something to be proud of.  A humorous approach to a common situation.

OUP

2002

9780199194872

6+

Waiting for Baby - KUBLER, A (illustrator)

A lovely book for a very young child, showing a little boy helping his parents get ready for the arrival of a new baby.  Colourful heart-warming pictures give a positive, exciting feel to this book.

Child’s Play

2001

9780859539739

1+

Love that baby! - LASKY, K

A book about babies for new brothers, sisters, cousins and friends.  Describes their habits, eating and what they like to do.  Lovely introduction to new babies.

Walker

2005

9781844287581

3+

Too Small for Honey Cake -  LOBEL, G

Little Fox feels pushed out when Baby Fox arrives, but becomes much happier when his mother makes his favourite cake which the baby is too small to eat.

Orchard Books

2006

9781843629481

3+

Our New Baby -  MAISNER, H

Ben and Amy feel very differently about their soon to arrive baby sibling.  Amy (the oldest) is excited, but Ben (younger) is frightened that things will change.  Story is reassuring and discusses how Ben is made to feel better.

Kingfisher

2004

9780753409961

3+

Something Special -  MOON, N

Friday was 'special' day in Charlie's class but he can't think of anything special to take.  Then he discovers his new baby sister is more special than he realised.

Orchard

1995

9781852139230

3+

Izzie’s Idea - POWELL, J

When Izzie’s baby brother Ben arrives home he takes up everyone’s time with feeding and changing and bathing.  When Ben cries and cries, Izzie solves the problem with smiles all around.

Watts

2003

9780749651626

5+

Cornelius P. Mud, are you ready for baby?  -  SALTZBERG, B

A new baby brother may not be able to do much yet, but Cornelius is good at being a brother.  A humorous story with lively illustrations of great appeal!

Candlewick

2009

9780763635961

3+

Dear Baby: letters from your big brother - SULLIVAN, S

Mike, who is waiting for a new brother or sister, writes letters to “her” before and after the birth about his hopes and fears.  His friend also has a new baby sister and the letters contain his reactions as well

Walker Books

2006

9780744593693

5+

When the Teddy Bears Came - WADDELL, M

A new baby seems to get all the attention but an older brother needs to know he's loved too.  A simple reassuring story, beautifully illustrated.

Walker

1994

9780744525694

3+

A Baby for Grace - WHYBROW, I

A familiar situation - child feeling ignored by distracted parents at the time of the birth of the baby.

Kingfisher

1998

9780753402061

3+

 
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