Little Rabbit's New Baby by Harry Horse
This is my favorite of all the "new baby" books we've read together. You may remember me writing about it a few months ago.
That New Animal by Emily Jenkins
This one was funny to both of us because it's told from the perspective of two dogs. It's not really a "big sister" book, but I feel like Juliet might kind of think of Lucia as some sort of "animal" at this point, so it was fitting.
Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
This is the Peter of The Snowy Day, so it was fun to read about him getting a baby sister. He's not really happy about how his crib, high chair, and other belongings are being painted pink for little Susie. But eventually, he makes peace with it and offers to help his dad paint his chair pink for her. The illustrations are GORGEOUS. I love anything Keats.
Baby's Don't Eat Pizza by Dianne Danzig
This book really gets into the all the details about an upcoming baby. It shows illustrations of a baby inside the womb (complete with umbilical cord! Juliet loved this part) to a scene at the hospital where the baby has just been pushed out. It talks about how babies cry a lot and make messes and need special care. There's a lot of information, but it provides a great starting place to start talking about all the new things coming your older child's way.
Such a Silly Baby by Steffanie and Richard Long
This book is a fun book to read and is just about a baby in general. (Babies are now a hot topic of conversation around the house. ) While this doesn't actually "prep" your child, it's just a fun way to continue exploring the baby theme.
How to Be a Baby by Me the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd Jones and Sue Heap
This one is pretty long and is directed at big sisters-to-be, but it's fun and Juliet enjoyed it. We didn't always read every word on every page, but we had fun discussing the illustrations.
Here are a few more that we liked...
Hey Little Baby! by Nola Buck
Welcome, Little Baby by Aliki
I'm a Big Sister by Ronne Randall
Sorry, I couldn't find a cover image for this one, but we loved it. My friend Amanda let us borrow it and it has been well read.
What are your favorite "new baby" books?