Top 10 Books for Older Siblings New Baby

Books for Older Siblings: Are you excited for your newborn child? You’re certainly not alone. These books will tackle what you need to do so you can properly welcome your new child into the world and hopefully educate you on what you need to do to prepare your family for the going of the new baby. There are some children’s books that are appropriate for your kid but that would still depend on age. Yes, you can’t assume a new baby would appreciate any type of book. Also, it would be hard to assume their siblings would be able to take care of the new baby right away. We will also teach you the right age for your new baby’s siblings to be able to take care of him or her. There is a right time for everything and all it takes is a bit of patience. We guarantee you will learn a lot about welcoming a new baby after reading this
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Books for Older Siblings

Ame Dyckman

The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can–and might–eat them all up! Dot tries to get through to her parents, but they are too smitten to listen. A new brother takes getting used to, and when (in a twist of fate) it’s Wolfie who’s threatened, can Dot save the day?

Use Your Words, Sophie

Rosemary Wells

Sophie knows lots of words, but she doesn’t always use them.  It’s more fun to speak in hyena talk or space language.  “Use your words, Sophie!” urge her parents, but Sophie just won’t.

But when her new baby sister arrives, Sophie is the only one who can find out what she really wants.  

Use Your Words, Sophie is the third book about the irrepressible two-year old who is wonderful, terrible, and always lovable.

Katherine Hannigan

The picture book debut by Katherine Hannigan, the award-winning, bestselling author of Ida B, introduces the effervescent Gwendolyn Grace, an alligator with a new sibling and only one thing on her mind—having fun! Pitch-perfect and a great choice for fans of Pete the Cat and the Pigeon books by Mo Willems.

Gwendolyn Grace, a preschool alligator in a pink tutu, wants to play. But her mother insists that she pipe down, because the baby is trying to sleep. Gwendolyn Grace can’t quite believe it, and in this funny call-and-response, all dialogue and action picture book, she questions her mother relentlessly about what is allowed (not much) and not allowed (a lot). It all ends happily, though, when Mom, baby, and Gwendolyn Grace play a noisy game together. Lots of drama, lots of noise, and lots of funny moments make this picture book debut an ideal choice for story times and for families with new siblings.

Lazy Little Loafers

Susan Orlean

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief comes a smart, hilarious take on what babies contribute or don’t to the world.   Ever experienced stroller envy? Ever wished you were applauded just for walking across a room? Ever wanted to loaf about the park on a blanket in the middle of a school day with nothing on your agenda but being relaxed and happy? Then you should be a baby. They’ve got it made.   In this charming, droll story, a world-weary older sister ponders the question, why don’t more babies work? Her answers, hilariously tinged with resentment, offer up a wickedly accurate picture of just how great babies

Little Miss, Big Sis

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, this is the perfect book for children expecting a new sibling.

The big news is this: Little Miss becomes a big sis! Little Miss learns the wonders of becoming a big sister as she and her family celebrate the momentous arrival of a new baby.

From Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds, the creators of Plant a Kiss, comes a charming story about Little Miss, who is about to become a big sis. A perfect gift for any child becoming a big brother or sister and any expecting families!

Robie Harris

Nobody told this older brother that having a new little brother would mean big changes, and he’s FED UP! It’s time to mail Harry to the moon so life can go back to the way it was before Harry: No more spit-up! No more grabbing! No more wailing in the night! But along the way, baby Harry might just help our hero see that being a big brother means more than just a big nuisance-it means adventure and friendship, too.

Known for their keen grasp of the ups and downs of childhood, bestselling author-illustrator team Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley offer kids and parents a lively look at the lighter side of getting along with the baby in the house.

Andrea Cheng

Last year, Anna learned how to be a good friend. Now that her family has adopted a baby girl from China, she wants to learn how to be a good sister. But the new year proves challenging when the doctor warns that the baby isn’t thriving. Can Anna and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that saves the day? In this heartwarming sequel to The Year of the Book, readers will be just as moved by Anna’s devotion to her new sister as they will be inspired by her loving family and lasting friendships.

Splat the Cat: Splat and the New Baby

BY ROB SCOTTON

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Rob Scotton is back with a brand-new jacketed hardcover Splat the Cat adventure. Join Splat as he finds out he’s going to be a big brother—to a surprising little guest!

Splat the Cat can’t wait to be a big brother. So when his mom brings home a special little guest, Splat races from his room, slides down the banister, and skids across the hall, only to find his mom holding . . . a crocodile?! It’s not the baby Splat was expecting, but he’s determined, no matter how messy, smelly, and tricky it gets, to be the best big brother he can be!

This Splat the Cat adventure by bestselling author and illustrator Rob Scotton is both funny and endearing. Energetic art and hilarious text make Splat the Cat and the New Baby a perfect addition to this classic, lovable series.

BY ROSE TAHE AND NANCY BO BLOOD

The First Laugh Ceremony is a celebration held to welcome a new member of the community. As everyone–from Baby’s nima (mom) to nadi (big sister) to cheii (grandfather)–tries to elicit the joyous sound from Baby, readers are introduced to details about Navajo life and the Navajo names for family members. Back matter includes information about other cultural ceremonies that welcome new babies and children, including man yue celebration (China), sanskaras (Hindu) and aquiqa (Muslim).

BY SYDRA MALLERY

Something rather extraordinary is happening in Caroline’s life today . . . her family is adopting a new baby sister! A warm and loving story about school, family, siblings, and adoption, for anyone eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new sibling.

Today is a very unusual day! Caroline wakes up late, forgets her socks, and feels strange all the way to school. She tries to help her teacher, but everything is mixed up today and all Caroline manages to do is make a great big mess. Finally, the school day ends and Caroline rushes outside to greet her parents, who are having a rather extraordinary day themselves. In their arms they hold Caroline’s new baby sister, who has just arrived from far away.