the child who is the big brother or sister, bringing home a new baby can be
an exciting or overwhelming experience. The following books were selected to
help children understand this transition and welcome the new family member.
Describes the activities and changes involved in having a
new baby in the house and the feelings experienced by the older brothers and
A young boy helps his mother take care of his baby
Brown, Marc Tolon
Arthur isn't sure he's happy about the new baby in
the family, but when his sister asks for his help in handling the baby,
Arthur feels much better.
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.
De Paola, Tomie
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.
Lilly is consumed with jealousy upon the arrival of her
new baby brother, but she changes her mind during a festive family
celebration her parents put on in honor of baby Julius.
Stoeke, Janet Morgan
Minerva Louise finds changes at the house with red
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