Top 10 Books for the New Big Sibling

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by Erin Dower

A new baby in the family is a big adjustment for an older sibling and often brings a mix of emotions. During your pregnancy, pick up some of these picture books about becoming a big brother or big sister to ease the transition and help generate excitement for your older kids. Looking for more tips? Watch this Cloudmom video for simple ways to involve your older child with your family's new addition. Looking for more? Use our Book Finder tool to search for new books for kids of all ages!

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Books for Big Sister or Brother, There's Going to Be a Baby by Burningham

There's Going to Be a Baby by John Burningham


A husband-and-wife team wrote and illustrated this sweet story about parents sharing the news of a new baby who will be coming "when it's ready, in the fall, when the leaves are turning brown and falling." Over time, the big-brother-to-be in the story goes from worrying about the new baby to getting excited about his new in-home playmate.

Recommended Ages: 4-8

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Next: Babies Don't Eat Pizza: A Big Kids' Book About Baby Brothers and Baby Sisters by Dianne Danzig

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