February 16, 2012

Is there a new baby coming to your house?

 A bibliography of resources for parents and older brothers and sisters:

Picture Books
All Picture Books are shelved by the FIRST THREE LETTERS of the author's last name.

When the New Baby Comes, I'm Moving Out  
Alexander, Martha G.    P-ALEXAND
When his mother begins fixing up his old things for the new baby, Oliver makes it clear that he has no interest in becoming a big brother.

Arthur's Baby 
Brown, Marc Tolon    P-BROWN
Arthur isn't sure he is happy about the new baby in the family, but when his sister asks for his help with the baby, Arthur feels better.

Jin Woo
Bunting, Eve    P-BUNTING
Davey is dubious about having a new adopted brother from Korea, but when he finds out that his parents still love him, he decides that having a baby brother will be fine.

Will It Be a Baby Brother?    
Bunting, Eve    P-BUNTING
A little boy is certain that his expectant mother will give birth to a baby brother.

There’s Going to Be a Baby    
Burningham, John & Oxenbury, H.     P-BURNING
A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.

I’m a Big Brother    
Cole, Joanna    P-COLE
A child eagerly welcomes home his new baby brother. Includes tips for parents on helping big brothers cope with the arrival of a baby.

I’m a Big Sister    
Cole, Joanna    P-COLE
A sister enumerates the joys of welcoming a new baby to the family and the advantages of already being "big."

The Lapsnatcher    
Coville, Bruce    P-COVILLE
After he talks with an adult who was once a lap snatcher, Jacob begins to feel differently about his new baby sister.

Angel Baby    
Cummings, Pat    P-CUMMING
In her mother's eyes, Amanda Lynne's baby brother is a perfect angel, but to Amanda the baby doesn't always seem so angelic.

The Baby Sister    
dePaola, Tomie    P-DEPAOLA
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.

Little Brown Bear and the Bundle of Joy   
Dyer, Jane    P-DYER
When Little Brown Bear learns that his parents are expecting a “bundle of joy”, he sets out to discover what that means and is not at all happy with what he learns.

We Have a Baby    
Falwell, Cathryn    P-FALWELL
The arrival of a new baby is a cause for celebration, presenting opportunities to love, watch, and care for the new family member.

The Boss Baby   
Frazee, Marla    P-FRAZEE
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.

Star of the Week: a Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies with Sprinkles   
Friedman, Darlene    P-FRIEDMA
As her turn to be "Star of the Week" in her kindergarten class approaches, Cassidy-Li puts together a poster with pictures of her family, friends, and pets, and wonders about her birth parents in China.

Bernard Wants a Baby
Goodman, Joan E.    P-GOODMAN
Bernard the young elephant hopes for a baby brother and gets more than he wished for.

Shirley's Wonderful Baby
Gregory, Valiska     P-GREGORY
Shirley doesn't share her family's sentiment that their new baby is wonderful until Ms. Mump, the babysitter, comes to visit.

Happy Birth Day  
Harris, Robie H.    P-HARRIS
A mother tells her child about its first day of life from the moment of birth through the end of the birth day.

Hi, New Baby!  
Harris, Robie H.    P-HARRIS
A father recalls his young daughter's first reaction to her new baby brother.

Julius, the Baby of the World
Henkes, Kevin    P-HENKES
Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit.  (Available in Audiobook)

Ten Days and Nine Nights: an Adoption Story  
Heo, Yumi    P-HEO
A young girl eagerly awaits the arrival of her newly-adopted sister from Korea, while her whole family prepares.

Not Yet, Rose  
Hill, Susanna L.    P-HILL
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.

Baby Talk    
Hiatt, Fred    P-HIATT
Joey finds that he can connect with his new baby brother by speaking his own special language with him.

A Baby Sister for Frances
Hoban, Russell    P-HOBAN
When things change around the house after her baby sister is born, Frances decides to run away—but not too far.

That New Animal  
Jenkins, Emily     P-JENKINS
The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, comes to their house.

Peter's Chair  
Keats, Ezra Jack    P-KEATS
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.

Geraldine's Blanket 
Keller, Holly    P-KELLER
When her mother and father insist that Geraldine get rid of her baby blanket, she finds a new way to keep it with her all the time.

Love the Baby 
Layne, Steven L.    P-LAYNE
Big brother bunny does not like it at all when a new baby arrives, and he refuses to "love" the baby like everyone said, until one night when he heard the baby cry and no one went to him.

Every Year on Your Birthday
Lewis, Rose    P-LEWIS
Each year on the birthday of her adopted Chinese daughter, a mother recalls the moments they have shared, from the first toy to the friends left behind in China.

How To Be a Baby-- By Me,the Big Sister
Lloyd-Jones, Sally    P-LLOYD
An all-knowing big sister gives her baby sibling lessons in being a baby.

Too Small for Honey Cake
Lobel, Gillian    P-LOBEL
Little Fox learns that his daddy still loves him even though there is a new baby in the house.

Froggy's Baby Sister
London, Jonathan    P-LONDON
Froggy hoped for a brother to play with so he is disappointed with his new baby sister, but only until she is starts learning from her big brother.

MacLachlan, Patricia    P-MACLACH
Nigel the cat and Julia the dog think they will have no use for the new baby in their house, but they soon realize that they love her.

Our New Baby
Maisner, Heather    P-MAISNER
Amy is excited about the arrival of a new brother or sister, but her brother isn't happy with the changes in his family until the baby arrives.

Just Add One Chinese Sister
McMahon, Patricia    P-MCMAHON
A little girl named Claire helps her adoptive mother create a scrapbook about her arrival in America from China when she was a baby.

Bye-Bye, Baby!
Morris, Richard    P-MORRIS
Felix does not like his new baby sister and thinks his parents should take her back, but a trip to the zoo makes him realize that she might not be as bad as he first thought.

Alligator Baby
Munsch, Robert N.    P-MUNSCH
A little girl takes matters into her own hands after her brother is accidentally born in a zoo and her parents repeatedly bring home the wrong baby.

What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home
Murkoff, H. Eisenberg   PC-MURKOFF
Answers children's questions about what new babies look like, and what having one around the house will really be like.

Wish for You
Novak, Matt    P-NOVAK
A rhyming story with illustrations and simple text celebrating the addition of a child to a family.

The White Swan Express
Okimoto, Jean Davies    P-OKIMOTO
Across North America, people in four different homes prepare for a special trip to China, while four baby girls in China await their new adoptive parents.

The New Baby
Packard, Mary    P-PACKARD
A boy is a little jealous of his new baby brother until Mommy gives him a hug and the new baby gives him a smile.

We Belong Together: a Book About Adoption and Families
Parr, Todd    P-PARR
Simple text and illustrations teach children about the tangible and emotional needs adoptive families fulfill for one another.

Mommy Far, Mommy Near: an Adoption Story
Peacock, Carol A.    P-PEACOCK
Elizabeth, who was born in China, describes the family who has adopted her and tries to sort out her feelings for her unknown mother.

A Pocket Full of Kisses  
Penn, Audrey    P-PENN    
Chester Raccoon is worried that his mother does not have enough love for both him and his new baby brother.

Back into Mommy's Tummy
Robberecht, Thierry     P-ROBBERE
Summary: Jealous of her soon-to-be-born baby brother, a five-year-old girl wants to return to the security of her mommy's "tummy" but soon discovers that the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages.

We Wanted You
Rosenberg, Liz    P-ROSENBE
Parents tell how they waited and prepared for the baby that they wanted so much.

Hannah's Baby Sister
Russo, Marisabina     P-RUSSO
Hannah, who is sure that the new baby in her family is going to be a girl, eagerly looks forward to having a little sister.

House of Joyful Living
Schotter, Roni    P-SCHOTTE
A young girl loves her apartment building where neighbors enjoy spending time together, but she becomes very jealous when the new baby her mother is expecting takes attention away from herself.

Waiting for May
Stoeke, Janet Morgan    P-STOEKE
A young boy looks forward to the day when a new sister, who will be adopted from China, joins his family.

Mama Elizabeti    
Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie    P–STUVE
When her mother has a new baby, Elizabeti is given charge of her younger brother and finds it more difficult to take care of him than it was to care for her rock doll.

Elizabeti's Doll    
Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie     P-STUVE
When a young Tanzanian girl gets a new baby brother, she finds a rock, which she names Eva, and makes it her baby doll.

Once Upon a Baby Brother
Sullivan, Sarah    P-SULLIVA
Lizzie, who loves to tell and write stories, is surprised to discover that much of her storytelling inspiration comes from her messy baby brother.

Are You There, Baby Bear?
Walters, Catherine    P-WALTERS
While waiting for the family's new baby, a young bear approaches various animals looking for his new brother or sister.

Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth!
Weeks, Sarah    P-WEEKS
A disgruntled big sister reveals unpleasant facts about babies.

McDuff and the Baby
Wells, Rosemary    P-WELLS
McDuff enjoys reading the paper with Fred and taking walks in the woods with Lucy, but all that changes when they bring a new baby home.

What’s in the Egg, Little Pip?
Wilson, K. & Chapman, J. P-WILSON
Little Pip the penguin comes to terms with the presence of an Egg, which will soon hatch into a little brother or sister.

A Baby for Grace
Whybrow, Ian    P-WHYBROW
When her parents bring home their new baby, Grace must adjust to a new presence in the household.
A Chair for Always
Williams, Vera    P-WILLIAM

Rosa is excited when her new cousin, Benji, is born, but when Grandma wants to remove a beloved armchair, Rosa puts her foot down and insists that the chair, just like Benji, is a member of the family.

Preschool DVDs are shelved by the FIRST THREE LETTERS of the Title. 

Hey, What About Me?
A video guide for brothers and sisters of new babies.

Peter’s Chair
DVD P SNOWY  (on Snowy Day DVD)
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.

Parent Center Nonfiction DVDs are shelved with the Nonfiction materials in the Parent Center area.

How to Make the Best of Sibling Rivalry
Fay, Charles
PC Nonfiction DVD 649.14
Teach your kids how to get along with others.  Included are simple and practical ways for setting limits without waging war, staying calm when your kids aren’t, helping your kids learn to take responsibility for resolving their own issues, and putting an end to arguing and manipulation.

Non-Fiction Books
The J nonfiction books are located by their call number in the Juvenile section of the Library.  The PC nonfiction selections are located by their call number in the Parent Center area.

Hello Benny! 
Harris, Robie H.
J Nonfiction     305.231 HARRIS
Benny learns many things during the first year of his life. Information about infant development is included.

New Baby Arrives
Barber, Nicola
J Nonfiction    306.87 BARBER
Mom is having a baby.  Included are: Getting ready – Meeting the baby Welcoming the baby – Sharing – Helping with the baby – Bath time – Naming the baby – First birthday – Baby words.

Welcoming Your Second Baby
Lansky, Vicki.
PC Nonfiction    649.1 LANSKY
Provides short and simple suggestions, along with book and media resources to help parents and siblings with the arrival of the new baby.

Baby Science: How Babies Really Work!
Douglas, Ann
J Nonfiction            649.122 DOUGLAS
A book for children with colorful pictures and short paragraphs to help them understand how babies develop and what their needs are.

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Sibling Rivalry
Borden, Marian Edelman
PC Nonfiction        649.14 BORDEN
Contains practical ideas for sibling relationships in various situations, including step-families and latch-key children.

From One Child to Two: What to Expect, How to Cope, and How to Enjoy Your Growing Family
Dunn, Judy
PC Nonfiction            649.143 DUNN
From an internationally recognized expert in the field of sibling relationships, this book gives parents the information, emotional support and reassurance they need to handle the stress - and relish the joys - of raising two children.

Siblings Without Rivalry
Faber, Adele
PC Nonfiction      649.143 FABER
Presents ways to reduce the antagonism between siblings, covering such topics as communication, comparisons, sibling roles, fights, the past, and times when the parents are not home.  Includes a further reading list.

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