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The New Baby     View List as Printable PDF

Books for Preschoolers

Pregnancy & Baby Development

A CHILD IS BORN

A CHILD IS BORN
by Nilsson, Lennart
J PC 612.3 NIL


A RIDE ON MOTHER'S BACK: A DAY OF BABY CARRYING AROUND THE WORLD

A RIDE ON MOTHER'S BACK: A DAY OF BABY CARRYING AROUND THE WORLD
by Bernhard, Emery
J 392.13 BER
Explores the ways in which people from a variety of cultures carry their young ones, and describes what children see and learn as they are carried.

BEFORE YOU WERE BORN: THE INSIDE STORY!

BEFORE YOU WERE BORN: THE INSIDE STORY!
by Douglas, Ann
J 612.63 DOU
A poetric recounting of how the birth of a child changes the lives of the parents.

GROW! BABIES!

GROW! BABIES!
by Gentieu, Penny
J 305.231 MAN
Photographs follow nineteen babies as they grown from birth to the age of one year.

LET ME EXPLAIN: A STORY ABOUT DONOR INSEMINATION.

LET ME EXPLAIN: A STORY ABOUT DONOR INSEMINATION.
by Schnitter, Jane
J 306.874 SCH
A little girl explains how she was conceived through artificial insemination and that although she has genes from her mother and a donor, her dad is her only father.

Love that baby! a book about babies for new brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends

Love that baby! a book about babies for new brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends
by Lasky, Kathryn
J 305.232 LAS
Describes how babies look, eat, talk, play, sleep, and more.

MOMMY'S IN THE HOSPITAL HAVING A BABY

MOMMY'S IN THE HOSPITAL HAVING A BABY
by Rosenberg, Maxine
J 618.4 ROS
Describes the care that mothers and babies receive in the hospital and tells chldren what to expect if they go to visit their new brother or sister.

NEW BABY AT YOUR HOUSE

NEW BABY AT YOUR HOUSE
by Cole, Joanna
J 306.875 COL
describes the activities and changes involved in having a new baby in the house and the feelings experience by the older brothers and sisters.

OH, BABY!

OH, BABY!
by Stein, Sara Bonnett
J 305.232 St
Text and photographs of different infants describe many things babies can do.

WELCOMING BABIES

WELCOMING BABIES
by Knight, Margy Burns
J 392.12 KNI
Describes birth customs from around the world.

 

Pregnancy & Baby Development

BABY FOR SALE

BABY FOR SALE
by Koller, Jack French

When Peter feels he cannot put up with his baby sister Emily any longer, he puts her in his wagon and goes around the block to see if any of the neighbors want to buy her.

BABY HEARTS AND BABY FLOWERS

BABY HEARTS AND BABY FLOWERS
by Charlip, Remy

A rhymed tale describing all sorts of babies and things associated with babies, ending with a baby bed and a wish for sweet dreams

BABY LOVES

BABY LOVES
by Lawrence, Michael

Baby's attention is fickle to all the wonderful things he encounters throughout the day, but his parents' love for him is constant.

BABY TALK

BABY TALK
by Hiatt, Fred

Joey finds that he can connect with his new baby brother by speaking his own special language with him.

Before you were here, mi amor.

Before you were here, mi amor.
by Vamos, Samantha R.
JEASY VAM
Family members lovingly prepare for arrival of a new baby. Spanish words are woven throughout the text.

EVERYWHERE BABIES

EVERYWHERE BABIES
by Meyers, Susan

Describes babies and the things they do from the time they are born until their first birthday.

GOOD AS GOLDIE

GOOD AS GOLDIE
by Palatini, Margie

Goldie the big sister lists all the things that she can do that Nicholas her baby brother cannot.

HAPPY BIRTH DAY

HAPPY BIRTH DAY
by Harris, Robie H.

A mother tells her child about its first day of life from the moment of birth through the end of the birth day.

HELLO BABY!

HELLO BABY!
by Rockwell, Lizzy

A young boy describes how a new baby is growing inside his mommy and tells what it is like when his new sister comes home from the hospital.

HELLO BENNY!

HELLO BENNY!
by Harris, Robie H.

Benny learns many things during the first year of his life. Includes nonfiction information about infant development.

ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN

ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN
by Frasier, Debra

The earth celebrates the birth of a newborn baby.

TADPOLES

TADPOLES
by James, Betsy

Molly likes her tadpoles better than her baby brother Davey but admires Davey's growth over a period of several months and compares it to the development of her tadpoles. Includes instructions for caring for tadpoles.

TALK, BABY!

TALK, BABY!
by Ziefert, Harriet

Max is glad when his mother brings home a baby sister, but he begins to get impatient as he spends a whole year trying to teach her to talk.

TEENY, TINY BABY

TEENY, TINY BABY
by Schwartz, Amy

A two-week-old baby describes the many activities he enjoys, both at home and out in the busy city.

THE BABY DANCES

THE BABY DANCES
by Henderson, Kathy

Recounts the development of a baby, from birth to rolling over, crawling, standing, and finally walking.

THE BABY GOES BEEP

THE BABY GOES BEEP
by O'Connell, Rebecca

A baby makes various sounds as he explores the world around him.

WAITING FOR BABY

WAITING FOR BABY
by Ziefert, Harriet

When Max learns that his mommy is going to have a baby, he talks and sings to his unborn sibling but he can't seem to make the baby come out sooner.

WELCOME LITTLE BABY

WELCOME LITTLE BABY
by Aliki

A mother welcomes her newborn infant and tells what life will be like as the child grows older.

WELCOME WITH LOVE

WELCOME WITH LOVE
by Overend, Jenni

A family helps Mom deliver her baby at home.

What's inside

What's inside
by Ashbe, Jeanne
JEASY
A young boy wonders what is inside of things, including his pregnant mother.

WHEN I WAS LITTLE: A FOUR-YEAR-OLD'S MEMOIR OF HER YOUTH

WHEN I WAS LITTLE: A FOUR-YEAR-OLD'S MEMOIR OF HER YOUTH
by Curtis, Jamie Lee

A four-year-old describes how she has changed since she was a baby

 

Adoption

AN MEI'S STRANGE AND WONDROUS JOURNEY

AN MEI'S STRANGE AND WONDROUS JOURNEY
by Molnar-Fenton, Stephan

Six-year-old An Mei tells the story of how she was born in China and came to live in America.

God found us you

God found us you
by Bergren, Lisa Tawn
JEASY BER
When Little Fox asks his mother to tell his favorite story, Mama Fox recounts the day he arrived in her life, from God to her arms.

GUJI GUJI

GUJI GUJI
by Chen, Zhiyuan

Crocodile Guji Guji was raised by a family of ducks. One day he met 3 crocodiles who told him that he was not a duck. They ask Guji Guji to help them trap ducks. Guji Guji then tricked the crocodiles and saved duck family.

HORACE

HORACE
by Keller, Holly

Horace, an adopted child, realizes that being part of a family depends on how you feel and not how you look.

HOW I WAS ADOPTED: SAMANTHA'S STORY

HOW I WAS ADOPTED: SAMANTHA'S STORY
by Cole, Joanna

A young girl tells the story of how she came to be her parents' child through adoption.

I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY CAKES

I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY CAKES
by Lewis, Rose A.

A woman describes how she went to China to adopt a special baby girl. Based on the author's own experiences.

KOALA FOR KATIE

KOALA FOR KATIE
by London, Jonathan

On a trip to the zoo, Katie gets a special present that helps her realize how much her adoptive parents love her.

Motherbridge of love

Motherbridge of love
by Masse, Josee
JEASY MAS
A poem to explain birth parents and adoptive parents to an adopted child.

OVER THE MOON: AN ADOPTION TALE

OVER THE MOON: AN ADOPTION TALE
by Katz, Karen

A loving couple dream of a baby born far away and know that this is the baby they have been waiting to adopt.

PINKY AND REX AND THE NEW BABY

PINKY AND REX AND THE NEW BABY
by James, Howe

Determined to be a good big sister, Rex starts spending all her time with the baby her family has adopted, making her neighbor Pinky fear that he has lost her friendship.

Star of the week: a story of love, adoption, and brownies with sprinkles.

Star of the week: a story of love, adoption, and brownies with sprinkles.
by Friedman, Darlene
JEASY FRI
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 birthparents in China.

TELL ME A REAL ADOPTION STORY

TELL ME A REAL ADOPTION STORY
by Lifton, Betty Jean

A parent tells an adopted child about coming to the family.

TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT I WAS BORN

TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT I WAS BORN
by Curtis, Jamie Lee

A young girl asks her parents to tell her again the cherished family story of her birth and adoption.

THE WHITE SWAN EXPRESS: A STORY ABOUT ADOPTION

THE WHITE SWAN EXPRESS: A STORY ABOUT ADOPTION
by Okimoto, Jean Davies

In China, the moon shines on four baby girls, fast asleep in an orphanage. Far away in North America, the sun rises over four homes as the people who live there get ready to start a long, exciting journey. This lovely story of people who travel to China to be united with their daughters describes the adoption process step by step and the anxiety, suspense, and delight of becoming a family. Told with tenderness and humor, and enlivened by joyous illustrations, The White Swan Express will go straight to readers' hearts.

THROUGH MOON AND STARS AND NIGHT SKIES

THROUGH MOON AND STARS AND NIGHT SKIES
by Turner, Ann Warren

A boy who came from far away to be adopted by a couple in this country remembers how unfamiliar and frightening some of the things were in his new home, before he accepted the love to be found there.

 

Living With A New Sibling

A BABY FOR GRACE

A BABY FOR GRACE
by Whybrow, Ian

When her parents bring home their new baby, Grace must adjust to a new presence in the household.

A BABY SISTER FOR FRANCES

A BABY SISTER FOR FRANCES
by Hiatt, Fred and Hoban, Russell

When things change around the house after her baby sister is born, Frances decides to run away--but not too far.

A DROP OF RAIN

A DROP OF RAIN
by Yee, Wong Herbert

Everyone in the family thinks that baby is crying and tries to cheer him up until it is revealed that it is not tears but drops of rain that are on baby's face.

A POCKET FULL OF KISSES

A POCKET FULL OF KISSES
by Penn, Audrey

Chester Raccoon is worried that his mother does not have enough love for both him and his new baby brother.

ANGEL MAE: A TALE OF TROTTER STREET

ANGEL MAE: A TALE OF TROTTER STREET
by Hughes, Shirley

The Christmas season at Mae's house is enlivened by the arrival of a new baby and Mae's appearance in a Christmas play.

ANGELINA'S BABY SISTER

ANGELINA'S BABY SISTER
by Holabird, Katharine

Angelina's excitement over the arrival of a new baby turns to jealousy when her little sister becomes the center of attention.

ARTHUR'S BABY

ARTHUR'S BABY
by Brown, Marc Tolon

Arthur isn't sure he is happy about the new baby in the family, but when his sister asks for his help in handling the baby, Arthur feels much better.

BABY BRAINS

BABY BRAINS
by James, Simon

Even though the new baby of Mr. and Mrs. Brains is very intelligent, they realize that he is still just a baby.

BIRDHOUSE FOR RENT

BIRDHOUSE FOR RENT
by Ziefert, Harriet

Uses the perspective of a birdhouse to depict two chickadees building a nest inside and raising their babies.

BITTLE

BITTLE
by MacLachlan, Patricia

Nigel the cat and Julia the dog think they will have no use for the new baby in their house, but after awhile they realize that they have come to love her.

BOUNCING TIME

BOUNCING TIME
by Hubbell, Patricia

An exuberant infant bounces through the day's activities, including a trip to the zoo.

Brand-new baby blues

Brand-new baby blues
by Appelt, Kathi
JEASY APP
The arrival of a new little brother has his big sister singing the blues.

BUBBA AND BEAU, BEST FRIENDS

BUBBA AND BEAU, BEST FRIENDS
by Appelt, Kathi

When Mamma Pearl washes their favorite blanket it's a sad day for best friends Bubba and Beau, but it gets worse when she decides the baby boy and his puppy need baths, too.

BUNNY AND ME

BUNNY AND ME
by Greenspun, Adele Aron

Simple text and photographs present Baby and Bunny playing together.

Chance

Chance
by Regan, Dian Curtis
JEASY
Unhappy at home, a newborn baby packs up his blankey and other prized possessions, leaves the farm, and spends a year visiting and learning from bears, monkeys, sea lions, and other creatures.

COME! SIT! SPEAK!

COME! SIT! SPEAK!
by Simon, Charnan

Ariel Kazunas wants a puppy but gets a baby sister instead.

Cornelius P. Mud, Are you ready for Baby?

Cornelius P. Mud, Are you ready for Baby?
by Saltzberg, Barney
JEASY SAL
There's a new baby in the house, and Cornelius realizes he's not quite ready.

DANCING

DANCING
by Cazet, Denys

Alex's father sings a song to reassure him that he is still loved, even though there is a new baby in the family.

DARCY AND GRAN DON'T LIKE BABIES

DARCY AND GRAN DON'T LIKE BABIES
by Cutler, Jane

Darcy and Gran are not happy about the idea of a new baby coming, but they change their minds after the birth.

Elizabeti's doll

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

ELLEN AND PENGUIN AND THE NEW BABY

ELLEN AND PENGUIN AND THE NEW BABY
by Vulliamy, Clara

Ellen and her stuffed toy, Penguin, have difficulty adjusting to a new baby brother.

HEY, LITTLE BABY!

HEY, LITTLE BABY!
by Buck, Nola

A sister displays her new abilities and independence to her younger brother and mother with a promise that she will teach her brother all of these things when he grows older.

HI, NEW BABY!

HI, NEW BABY!
by Harris, Robie H

A father recalls his young daughter's first reactions to her new baby brother.

I CAN'T TALK YET, BUT WHEN I DO

I CAN'T TALK YET, BUT WHEN I DO
by Markes, Julie

A baby recites the benefits of having an older sibling for sharing, fun, and love.

IRIS AND WALTER AND BABY ROSE

IRIS AND WALTER AND BABY ROSE
by Guest, Elissa Haden

Iris's baby sister Rose is a very, very fussy baby, and Grandpa takes Iris out for a special day without the baby.

JULIUS, THE BABY OF THE WORLD

JULIUS, THE BABY OF THE WORLD
by Henkes, Kevin

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.

LITTLE TIGER'S BIG SURPRISE

LITTLE TIGER'S BIG SURPRISE
by Sykes, Julie

Little Tiger's mother is going to have a baby, but when Little Tiger sees the new babies in the other animals' families he is sure he does not want one of his own.

MAMA ELIZABETI

MAMA ELIZABETI
by Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie

When her mother has a new baby, Elizabeti is given charge of her younger brother and finds it more difficult to take care him than it was to care for her rock doll.

MAMA, COMING AND GOING

MAMA, COMING AND GOING
by Caseley, Judith

Big sister Jenna recalls the funny things that Mama forgot to do after baby Mickey was born.

MCDUFF AND THE BABY

MCDUFF AND THE BABY
by Wells, Rosemary

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.

MR. BEAR'S NEW BABY

MR. BEAR'S NEW BABY
by Gliori, Debi

Mr. and Mrs. Bear and the other forest animals despair of ever getting Baby Bear to stop crying and go to sleep, but Small Bear knows just how to solve the problem.

Not yet, Rose

Not yet, Rose
by Hill, Susanna
JEASY HIL
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.

ON MOTHER'S LAP

ON MOTHER'S LAP
by Scott, Ann Herbert

The illustrator created new illustrations which are different from the older ed.
A small Eskimo boy discovers that Mother's lap is a very special place with room for everyone.

One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters

One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters
by Schaefer, Lola M.
JEASY SCH
An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.

ONE UP, ONE DOWN

ONE UP, ONE DOWN
by Snyder, Carol

Katie is so busy helping to take care of her new twin brothers she does not notice that she has grown as well.

PETER'S CHAIR

PETER'S CHAIR
by Keats, Ezra Jack

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.

PUSHKIN MEETS THE BUNDLE

PUSHKIN MEETS THE BUNDLE
by Ziefert, Harriet

Pushkin the dog, once the apple of his owners' eyes, tries to cope with the arrival of a new baby to the house.

PUSHKIN MINDS THE BUNDLE

PUSHKIN MINDS THE BUNDLE
by Ziefert, Harriet

Pushkin the dog is initially jealous of the new baby in the household, but eventually they reconcile their differences.

ROSIE'S BABIES

ROSIE'S BABIES
by Waddell, Martin

As her mother gets her baby brother ready for bed, a young girl describes how she takes care of her own babies--stuffed animals--doing the same things that her mother does.

SHIRLEY'S WONDERFUL BABY

SHIRLEY'S WONDERFUL BABY
by Gregory, Valiska

Shirley doesn't share her family's sentiment that their new baby is wonderful until Ms. Mump, the babysitter, comes to visit.

SILLY SALLY

SILLY SALLY
by Franco, Betsy

A little boy finds different ways to make his baby sister smile.

SMILE, LILY!

SMILE, LILY!
by Fleming, Candace

Family elders try everything to stop baby Lily from crying, but only her little brother knows exactly what to do.

Supersister

Supersister
by Cadena, Beth
JEASY CAD
A young girl does all kinds of things around the house to help her pregnant mother, proud that when the new baby comes she is going to be "a super sister."

THE BABY SISTER

THE BABY SISTER
by 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.

THE CRANE GIRL

THE CRANE GIRL
by Charles, Veronika Martenova

Feeling that the arrival of a new baby has stopped her parents from loving her, Yoshiko goes to live among the cranes, whose magic transforms her into one of their young for a while.

THE NEW BABY

THE NEW BABY
by Rogers, Fred

Explains the needs of toddlers faced with a new baby in the family and some of the changes and disruptions the baby can cause in the life of the older brother or sister.

THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN

THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN
by McCormick , Wendy

As he waits at home with his aunt for his baby sister to be born at the hospital, a young boy hears what his aunt did while waiting for him to be born.

There's going to be a baby

There's going to be a baby
by Burningham, John
JEASY BUR
A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.

THIS BABY

THIS BABY
by McClelland, Julia

Andrew the bear sulks when he thinks about the new baby that is coming to his family, until his parents tell him how much they are going to need his help.

TOES ARE TO TICKLE

TOES ARE TO TICKLE
by Roddie, Shen

A preschooler and her baby brother happily demonstrate what they do with the things they encounter every day.

WHAT BABY WANTS

WHAT BABY WANTS
by Root, Phyllis

Various family members try to stop Baby from crying, but only his brother figures out what he wants.

WILL THERE BE A LAP FOR ME

WILL THERE BE A LAP FOR ME
by Corey, Dorothy

Kyle misses his time on Mother's lap while she is pregnant and is happy when the birth of his baby brother makes her lap available again.

WOULD THEY LOVE A LION

WOULD THEY LOVE A LION
by Denton , Kady MacDonald

Feeling neglected because of the family's new baby, Anna transforms herself into different animals hoping to be noticed.

YOU'RE THE BOSS, BABY DUCK

YOU'RE THE BOSS, BABY DUCK
by Hest, Amy

When her parents make such a fuss over their new baby, Baby Duck feels neglected, until Grandpa helps her to realize that she is still important.

 

"Starring the New Baby"

A PACKET OF SEEDS

A PACKET OF SEEDS
by Hopkinson, Deborah

When a pioneer family moves west the mother misses home so much that she will not even name the new baby until her daughter thinks of just the right thing to cheer her up.

BIG BROTHER DUSTIN

BIG BROTHER DUSTIN
by Carter, Alden R

A boy with Down Syndrome helps his parents and grandparents get ready for the birth of his baby sister and chooses the perfect name for her.

BLACKBERRY BOOTIES

BLACKBERRY BOOTIES
by Gardella, Tricia

Mikki Jo is able to trade the blackberries she picks for what she needs to make a special present for her baby cousin.

Born yesterday: the diary of a young journalist

Born yesterday: the diary of a young journalist
by Solheim, James
JEASY SOL
A baby who plans to grow up to be a writer records thoughts and events in a private journal.

COUNTING KISSES

COUNTING KISSES
by Katz, Karen

A family tries to woo the baby in sleep with a countdown of kisses on every darling part of her body

GINGER

GINGER
by Voake, Charlotte

When Ginger the cat gets fed up with dealing with her owner's new kitten, it takes drastic measures to make the two of them friends.

GRUMP

GRUMP
by Wong, Janet S

A very tired and slightly grumpy Mommy falls asleep before Baby at naptime.

HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES

HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES
by Newman, Leslaea

Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, to hands, two pets and two mommies.

HENRY'S FIRST-MOON BIRTHDAY

HENRY'S FIRST-MOON BIRTHDAY
by Look, Lenore

A young girl helps her grandmother with preparations for the traditional Chinese celebration to welcome her new baby brother.

I ALREADY KNOW I LOVE YOU

I ALREADY KNOW I LOVE YOU
by Crystal, Billy

A grandfather dreams of all the things he will do with his new grandchild.

I KISSED THE BABY!

I KISSED THE BABY!
by Murphy, Mary

Various animals tell how they saw, fed, sang to, tickled, and kissed the new duckling.

I LOVED YOU BEFORE YOU WERE BORN

I LOVED YOU BEFORE YOU WERE BORN
by Bowen, Anne

A grandmother tells all the things she thought about before her grandchild was born.

Itsy-bitsy babies

Itsy-bitsy babies
by Wild, Margaret
JEASY WIL
A boodle of itsy-bitsy babies twiddle their toes, play peek-a-boo, try on hats, and get lots of cuddles and kisses.

JIGGLE JOGGLE JEE!

JIGGLE JOGGLE JEE!
by Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe

Baby goes for a rollicking ride on a jiggling, joggling locomotive.

LARKY MAVIS

LARKY MAVIS
by Cole, Brock

Having found a tiny baby in a peanut shell, Larky Mavis calls him Heart's Delight and carries him around as he grows bigger, to the confusion and anger of the adults around her.

LILY AND THE PRESENT

LILY AND THE PRESENT
by Ross, Christine

Lily searches the stores for the perfect big, bright, and beautiful present for her new baby brother.

LITTLE HOUSE, LITTLE TOWN

LITTLE HOUSE, LITTLE TOWN
by Beck, Scott

Evokes a gentle rhythm of life slowed down with a new baby.

LOOK AT THE BABY

LOOK AT THE BABY
by Johnson, Kelly

Pictures and a simple rhyme celebrate babies, from their tiny toes to their round cheeks.

LOVEYKINS

LOVEYKINS
by Blake, Quentin

A woman rescues a baby bird blown from his next in a storm and proceeds to care for him with gourmet food, cozy blankets, and walks in a stroller, but eventually her "Loveykins" is ready to try his wings.

Midnight babies

Midnight babies
by Wild, Margaret
JEASY
Baby Brenda and her friends have fun at the Midnight Cafe, enjoying a "wibble wobble" dance, a "jiggly-joggly" treat, and a dip in the sprinklers before going home to bed.

MOMMY LOVES HER BABY: DADDY LOVES HIS BABY

MOMMY LOVES HER BABY: DADDY LOVES HIS BABY
by Morrow, Tara Jaye

Rhyming text compares the love Mommy and Daddy have for their baby to the various things that animals love to do.

My baby

My baby
by Winter, Jeanette
JEASY
As she waits for her baby to be born, a young African woman describes some of the sights and sounds of her Mali homeland as she creates a beautiful bogolan cloth for her child.

NAUGHTY

NAUGHTY
by Castle, Caroline

Two naughty babies, a zebra and a hippo, get in trouble when they persist in playing instead of going to sleep.

ONE LITTLE SPOONFUL

ONE LITTLE SPOONFUL
by Aliki

The simple rhyming text and illustrations playfully depict the interaction between a mother and child at mealtime and the mess that's created.

OUR TEACHER'S HAVING A BABY

OUR TEACHER'S HAVING A BABY
by Bunting, Eve

As the months pass during first-grade teacher Mrs. Neal's pregnancy, her class gets involved writing letters to the baby, thinking up possible names for it, and designing a baby room on the bulletin board.

ROSIE AND TORTOISE

ROSIE AND TORTOISE
by Wild, Margaret

Rosie the hare is afraid to hold her premature baby brother because he seems so fragile until their father tells her a special story about a tortoise and a hare.

THAT NEW ANIMAL

THAT NEW ANIMAL
by Jenkins, Emily

The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, comes to their house.

THE DAY THE BABIES CRAWLED AWAY

THE DAY THE BABIES CRAWLED AWAY
by Rathmann, Peggy

A boy follows fives babies who crawl away from a picnic and saves the day by bringing them back.

THE LITTLE CAT BABY

THE LITTLE CAT BABY
by Ahlberg, Allan

A couple go to Nurse Doodle's Baby Shop and find a little cat baby to be their very own.

THE OTHER DOG

THE OTHER DOG
by L'Engle, Madeleine

The family poodle protests at first when the master and mistress bring home a new "dog" to share the household.

THE WRIGGLY, WRIGGLY BABY

THE WRIGGLY, WRIGGLY BABY
by Clerk, Jessica

A very active baby ventures from his home to the firehouse, the zoo, the circus, and the beach, eluding his parents, until he finds himself alone and discovers that he misses them.

THIS IS THE BABY

THIS IS THE BABY
by Fleming, Candace

A cumulative rhyme enumerating all the items of clothing that go on the baby who hates to be dressed, from the diaper often a mess to the jacket woolen and plaid.

TRUELOVE

TRUELOVE
by Cole, Babette

When a new baby arrives, Truelove the dog must teach his family that there is enough love to go around.

TWO SO SMALL

TWO SO SMALL
by Hutchins, H. J

While traveling with his goat and cart to visit his grandmother, a young boy loses his way and finds himself in the land of the giants confronted by a very unhappy giant baby.

WHERE WILD BABIES SLEEP

WHERE WILD BABIES SLEEP
by Purmell , Ann

Baby animals are depicted in their nighttime environments in this bedtime book for young children.

WHERE'S THE BABY

WHERE'S THE BABY
by Hutchins, Pat

When Grandma, Ma, and Hazel Monster want to find Baby Monster, they follow the messy trail he has left.

YOU ARE SPECIAL, LITTLE ONE

YOU ARE SPECIAL, LITTLE ONE
by Tafuri, Nancy

A variety of babies are featured such as: agama lizard, arctic tern, pickerel frog, brown trout, common yellowthroat, and human; all asking the question, "How am I special?"

 

New Baby in Spanish

DANY, QUIERES CUIDAR A TU HERMANITA?

DANY, QUIERES CUIDAR A TU HERMANITA?
by Weninger, Brigitte

Davy, formerly the youngest in the Rabbit family, is not happy about the arrival of a new baby, but he is surprised at what happens when he holds her for the first time.

EL DIA QUE NACISTE

EL DIA QUE NACISTE
by Harris, Robie H.

A mother tells her child about its first day of life from the moment of birth through the end of the birth day.

LA NUEVA HERMANITA DE FRANCISCA

LA NUEVA HERMANITA DE FRANCISCA
by Hoban, Russell

When things change around the house after her baby sister is born, Frances decides to run away--but not too far.

LOS OSOS BERENSTAIN Y UN BEBE, SON CINCO

LOS OSOS BERENSTAIN Y UN BEBE, SON CINCO
by Berenstain, Stan

Sister Bear is upset by all the attention her new baby sister is receiving.

MIAMOR

MIAMOR
by Cole, Babette

When a new baby arrives, Truelove the dog must teach his family that there is enough love to go around.

SALLY, LA DIVERTIDA

SALLY, LA DIVERTIDA
by Franco, Betsy

A little boy finds different ways to make his baby sister smile