Rhyming picture book about the arrival of a new baby, told from a toddler’s viewpoint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A young child’s questions , hopes and fears for his soon-to-arrive new sibling are answered affectionately, and with humour by his family.
An illustrated month by month account of mum’s pregnancy.
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.
A simple account of preparations for and birth of a new baby sister in an extended family situation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A little girl learns to cope with, and even like, her new baby brother. Big, expressive pastel illustrations.
This portrait of a new baby in a close family circle is warm and welcoming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
A familiar situation - child feeling ignored by distracted parents at the time of the birth of the baby.
National Childbirth Trust
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