Here to Help: Books about New Babies

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By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.

Whether a family is waiting for a baby to arrive, or learning how to care for a new baby, or just interested in babies in general – these picture books for young children explore the different questions and topics that surround babies.

Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. The children’s librarian at your neighborhood library is also here to help, with suggestions for additional titles on topics of interest–or feel free to suggest some titles to us.  New books are always being added to the collection.

15 Things Not to Do with a Baby

A list of silly “don’ts” culminates in loving “do’s” for one big sister as a family welcomes a new baby into the family.

Big Brother Daniel

Daniel Tiger is so excited to meet his new sister! Baby Margaret is very little, and she needs lots of care from Mom and Dad. But not to worry –big brother Daniel is here to help!

My New Baby

A new addition to the family is exciting, but the experience can also be worrying and confusing for siblings.

The New Small Person

Elmore Green likes being an only child, so when his parents bring a new small person, his baby brother, into the house he is not pleased and does his best to keep the new small person out of his life.

One Special Day

An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.

Ready, Set... Baby!

Big siblings Anna and Oliver know what it’s like to have a new baby, and they’re ready to give kids the scoop what to expect when a new baby brother or sister is on the way!

The Very Tiny Baby

A very young boy tells his teddy bear about his mixed feelings over the premature birth of his new sibling, and his guilty resentment at the adult’s preoccupation with the tiny baby.

Waiting for Baby

This book offers help to prepare toddlers for having a younger brother or sister.