Friday Five

Northeast LibraryStaff Picks

Friday Five

Expecting a new brother or sister

Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are looking at good reads for little kids who are expecting a new sibling in their family.

I'm a Big Sister and I'm a Big Brother 
by Joanna Cole

Enumerates the joys of welcoming a new baby to the family and the advantages of already being "big."

There's Going to Be a Baby 
by John Burningham, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.

What's in There? All About Before You Were Born 
by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Two siblings are excited to have a new memeber of the family. This nonfiction book follows the stages of pregnancy and childbirth in a matter-of-fact and comfortable way suitable for preschoolers. 

What's Inside Your Tummy, Mommy? 
by Abby Cocovini

Uses life-size illustrations to show the growth and development of a baby inside the womb from the first month until birth.

One Special Day
by Lola Schaefer, illustrated by Jessica Meserve

An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.