A big sister compares what she can do with a new baby's abilities, and talks about her special relationship with her parents—very reassuring to children who are having trouble adjusting to a certain new member in the family.
In this companion book to I'm a Big Sister, similarly filled with playful illustrations, Joanna Cole reveals the perks of being a big brother. This book also ends with advice to parents on guiding kids through this tricky transition.
It's not just kids who have a hard time with a new baby: McDuff the Dog feels left out when baby arrives. This self-aware pup, totally in touch with his emotions, helps kids understand it's normal to feel bummed by a baby.
A cartoon bird and a bee (of course!) provide age-appropriate info to kids about their bodies, along with some comic relief. Kids learn facts, starting with differences between girls' and boys' bodies, and getting into topics you weren't sure how to handle. Kids will be fascinated, you'll be relieved.
This classic portrayal of a young boy who's less than happy with his baby sister's arrival is full of charm and wit. As Peter's furniture is being painted pink for his new baby sis, he makes a getaway with the last piece of blue furniture—but has a breakthrough. So will your child!
Children adore this heartwarming account of a mother's first year with her child, from first cry to first birthday. They'll learn how remarkable their own birth is—and just how loved they are.
Lily, a mouse, resents her new baby brother, and would love to get rid of him. Then her cousin visits and makes fun of the baby. Surprise, surprise: Lily comes to his defense. Hopefully, your kid will get the hint!
Kyle is used to sitting on his mother's lap to talk, rest, and listen to stories, but the bigger his pregnant mother's belly grows, the smaller the lap gets. Deep sigh. Happily, once his brother is born his mom's lap has room for both of them, reassuring young readers about the new babies in their own lives.
A baby? Cute? Tom's not buying it—his new sibling has disrupted his favorite routines, like going to the park and playing games with Mom & Dad. Tom gets over it when his parents explain his role as a big brother, and how the baby will grow up to be like him. Your kid will get the message, too.
Bold photos of sibling toddlers and their new babies reveal the perks of being a Big Brother and Big Sister. Simple rhymes make this an extra-fun read: "You can crawl?/Watch me go/I go fast/You go slow!"
Antonia always wanted a little sister, but when her parents adopt Mei Mei from China, she's not all that psyched: The baby cries and lot and is a big attention hog. Waah! But as Mei Mei grows, the two become BFF's—inspiring your kids to play nice as well.
Benny's over his new baby sis, Delilah; she's nothing but trouble. But one night, when she won't stop crying, Benny makes a monkey face at her, she smiles, and suddenly he's proud to be the big bro. Watercolor illustrations, outlined in ink, add to the book's many charms.