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Books for Toddler Big Brothers and Sisters

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On Mother's Lap - Ann Herbert Scott; Glo Coalson (Illustrator)
Call Number: E-N SCOTT
ISBN: 9780395589205
Publication Date: 1992-03-23
A small Eskimo boy discovers that Mother's lap is a very special place with room for everyone. Alaskan author.

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Brand-New Baby Blues - Kathi Appelt; Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
Call Number: E APPELT
ISBN: 9780060532338
Publication Date: 2009-12-29
A girl can be fed up with her new baby brother and sing the blues, but the new baby might get her to change her tune.

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Best-Ever Big Brother - Karen Katz
Call Number: EBB KATZ
ISBN: 9780448439143
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Big brothers understand that their little baby brothers and sisters must do some things differently until they get older

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Best-Ever Big Sister - Karen Katz
Call Number: EBB KATZ
ISBN: 9780448439150
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Big sisters understand that their little baby sisters must do some things differently until they get older

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Waiting for Baby - Annie Kubler (Illustrator)
Call Number: EBB KUBLER
ISBN: 9780859539739
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Full-color illustrations show a child helping his parents get ready to welcome a new baby.

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I'm a Big Sister - Joanna Cole; Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator)
Call Number: E COLE
ISBN: 9780688145095
Publication Date: 2004-10-05
A sister enumerates the joys of welcoming a new baby to the family and the advantages of already being "big."

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We Have a Baby - Cathryn Falwell
Call Number: E FALWELL
ISBN: 9780395620380
Publication Date: 1993-08-15
The arrival of a new baby is a cause for celebration, presenting opportunities to love, watch, touch, and care for the new family member

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Love the Baby - Steven L. Layne; Ard Hoyt (Illustrator)
Call Number: E LAYNE
ISBN: 9781589803923
Publication Date: 2007-01-31
An older brother at first resents his new sibling, but eventually he starts to love the baby

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You Were the First - Patricia MacLachlan; Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316185332
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
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.

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Lola Reads to Leo - Anna McQuinn; Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
Call Number: E MCQUINN
ISBN: 9781580894036
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
Lola reads story books to her new baby brother Leo, and even though Mommy and Daddy are busy, they still have time to read to Lola at bedtime

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One Special Day - Lola Schaefer; Jessica Meserve (Illustrator)
Call Number: E SCHAEFER
ISBN: 9781423137603
Publication Date: 2012-03-20
An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.

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Ruby's Baby Brother - Kathryn White; Miriam Latimer (Illustrator)
Call Number: E WHITE
ISBN: 9781846868641
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
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. Rhyming text.

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Hello in There! - Jo Witek; Christine Roussey (Illustrator)
Call Number: E WITEK
ISBN: 9781419703713
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
A comforting and imaginative book for every sibling-to-be


Books for Preschool Big Brothers and Sisters

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Sophie and the New Baby - Catherine Anholt; Laurence Anholt
Call Number: E ANHOLT
ISBN: 9780807575505
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Sophie waits through the seasons of the year for her sibling to be born and then experiences mixed feelings about the new baby.

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Big Brothers Don't Take Naps - Louise Borden; Emma Dodd (Illustrator)
Call Number: E BORDEN
ISBN: 9781416955030
Publication Date: 2011-06-14
Little brother Nick lists all the wonderful things his big brother does with him, preparing him to greet the new baby in the family

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Theo's Mood - Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Illustrator)
Call Number: E COCCA
ISBN: 9780807577783
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
A young boy's preschool classmates help him identify all the different moods he feels since the arrival of his new baby (happy, jealous, proud, afraid, and more).

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The Baby Sister - Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
Call Number: E DEPAOLA
ISBN: 9780399229084
Publication Date: 1996-03-18
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.

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Little Rabbit's New Baby - Harry Horse (Illustrator)
Call Number: E HORSE
ISBN: 9781561454310
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
Little Rabbit has looked forward to becoming a big brother, but when Mama brings home triplets, he quickly realizes that babies are not as much fun as he thought they would be.

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Bittle - Patricia MacLachlan; Emily MacLachlan; Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060009625
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
Nigel the cat and Julia the dog think they will have no use for the new baby in their house, but after awhile they realize that they have come to love her

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Bye-Bye, Baby! - Richard T. Morris; Larry Day (Illustrator)
Call Number: E MORRIS
ISBN: 9780802797728
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
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

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The Baby Swap - Jan Ormerod; Andrew Joyner (Illustrator)
Call Number: E ORMEROD
ISBN: 9781481419147
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
Caroline Crocodile goes to a baby shop to see if she can exchange her drooly brother, but finds that the baby panda is a fussy eater, the baby elephant too squirty--and her brother has reason to drool

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Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth! - Sarah Weeks; Robert Neubecker (Illustrator)
Call Number: E WEEKS
ISBN: 9781416986867
Publication Date: 2009-11-10
A disgruntled big sister reveals unpleasant facts about babies. But can she stay disgruntled?

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The New Baby at Your House - Joanna Cole; Margaret Miller (Photographer)
Call Number: J 306.875
ISBN: 9780688138981
Publication Date: 1998-03-16
A non-fiction book featuring photographs of real families, this book talks positively about what to expect when the new baby arrives at your house. Features notes for parents and caregivers.

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Big Sister Now - Annette Sheldon; Karen Maizel (Illustrator)
Call Number: J 306.8753 SHELDON
ISBN: 9781591472438
Publication Date: 2005-08-15
A little girl gets used to sharing her parents with her baby brother and realizes there are some benefits to being a big sister now. Includes a Note to parents

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Babies Don't Eat Pizza - Dianne Danzig; Debbie Tilley (Illustrator)
Call Number: J 649.10245 DANZIG
ISBN: 9780525474418
Publication Date: 2009-01-22
A straightforward, reassuring book aimed at children awaiting the arrival of a new baby in the family.


Welcome New Baby!

There's a new baby in your house! Congratulations! Being a big sister or brother can be exciting, but it can also be a difficult challenge. Here are some resources for helping the transition.

We have a Read It! Read It! Storypacket on New Babies with 9 picture books, a CD, and a toy all about new babies.


Favorite Books to Share with Baby

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Black on White - Tana Hoban (Illustrator)
Call Number: EBB Hoban
ISBN: 9780688119188
Publication Date: 1993-05-27
New baby eyes can't focus very well so these simple books with black and white shapes are perfect.

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I Love Colors - Margaret Miller (Illustrator)
Call Number: EBB Miller
ISBN: 9780689823565
Publication Date: 1999-06-01
Babies often respond first to pictures of other faces. Try a board book with close ups of babies such as the ones by Margaret Miller.

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Cuddle - Elizabeth Verdick; Marjorie Lisovskis
Call Number: EBB Verdick
ISBN: 9781575424231
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
Elizabeth Verdick has another great series of close up of baby faces in gentle black and white photos and colorful simple text. Perfect for sharing and reflecting the new baby's world back to them.

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Peek-A Who? - Nina Laden
Call Number: EBB LADEN
ISBN: 9780811826020
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
Babies love peek-a-boo and rhymes and this colorful book combines both.

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Hey Little Baby! - Heather Leigh; Geneviève Côté (Illustrator)
Call Number: E LEIGH
ISBN: 9781416989790
Publication Date: 2012-04-03
Welcomes a new baby into the world with thoughts of what it might accomplish in life.


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