Becoming a brother or sister can be scary if children don’t know what to expect. Many children struggle with anxiety and fear they may lose the attention and love of their parents. However, with enough preparation, love, and reassurance, children can come to understand that being a sibling is a wonderful thing! We want our children to know that brothers and sisters are gifts.

Books are a fantastic way to introduce your child to the idea of a new baby. As you read with your child, not only are you showing love, you are building their confidence and providing the information they need to be able to cope with the changes ahead.

Books About Babies

Picture Books About New Babies – Becoming a Brother or Sister

1. There’s Going to be a Baby by John Burningham

2. Waiting for Baby by Harriet Ziefert

3. I’m a Big Brother by Joanna Cole

4. The New Baby by Mercer Mayer

5. Babies Don’t Eat Pizza: A Big Kids’ Book About Baby Brothers and Baby Sisters by Dianne Danzig

6. Baby on the Way by William Sears, M.D.; Martha Sears, R.N.; and Christie Watts Kelly

7. My New Baby by Rachel Fuller

8. The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby by Stan and Jan Berenstain

9. A New Baby is Coming! A Guide for a Big Brother or Sister by Emily Menendez-Aponte

10. Hello Baby! by Lizzy Rockwell

11. Best-Ever Big Sister by Karen Katz

12. The New Baby by Fred Rogers

13. What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home by Heidi Murkoff

14. The New Baby at Your House by Joanna Cole

15. On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott

16. We Have a Baby by Cathryn Falwell

17. Now We Have a Baby by Lois Rock

18. I’m a Big Sister by Joanna Cole

19. I’m Having Twins by Paris Morris

20. You and Me by Rachel Fuller

21. The Super Incredible Big Sister by Jennifer Dewing (personalized)

22. The Super Incredible Big Brother by Jennifer Dewing (personalized)

23. My Mom’s Having a Baby by Dori Hillestad Butler

24. The Berenstain Bears and Baby Makes Five by Stan and Jan Berenstain

25. The New Baby by Ruth Shane


Share this book list with anyone you know who is having their second child!

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