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Welcoming and preparing for a new family member
I Am A Big Sister
With the arrival of a new baby comes many transitions, and big sisters may need a little extra tender loving care to adjust to a new family situation. This sweet story with adorable toddler illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church is just right to share with and prepare an older sister getting ready for an expanding family.
I Am a Big Brother
With the arrival of a new baby comes many transitions, and big brothers may need a little extra tender loving care to adjust to a new family situation. This sweet story with adorable toddler illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church is just right to share with and prepare an older brother getting ready for an expanding family.
I'm A Big Sister
"Someone new is at our house," begins this loving, reassuring celebration of sisterhood from trusted author Joanna Cole. Told through the eyes of a new older sister, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and just how exciting welcoming a new member to the family can be.
Just Me and My Little Brother
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is thinking about all the things he and his new little brother will do together in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether the brothers go trick-or-treating, build a snowman, or ride bikes together, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to celebrate the special bond between brothers!
My New Baby
There is so much to find out when a baby is born! What does it smell like, and when will it walk? When does it sleep, and what does it like to eat? A new addition to any family is exciting, but the experience can also be worrying and confusing for siblings. Coping with the new situations and emotions that arise can be very challenging. This series of four board books deals with the anticipation of waiting for the new baby, the excitement of the arrival itself, and the beginnings of the special relationship that develops between siblings. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage further dialogue between reader and child.
Olivia: A Guide to Being a Big Sister
Olivia explains what being a big sister is all about in this storybook with stickers that’s perfect for older siblings! Olivia loves being a big sister to her brothers, Ian and William, and she’s sharing her favorite tips for older siblings in this funny guidebook. Everyone’s favorite pig gives humorous advice on how to help Mom with the stroller, how to help the baby sleep, how to share toys, and more.
Ollie (Gossie & Friends)
Friends Gossie and Gertie are waiting and waiting for Ollie to hatch. They try poking, listening, even sitting on top of his egg—but Ollie just won’t come out. Ollie is Ollie and he will decide when it’s time to hatch. Fans of Gossie and Gossie and Gertie will find Ollie just as charming and delightful as the first two books. Any toddler that has had to wait for a new brother or sister will find Ollie irresistible.
The New Baby
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has a brand-new baby sister in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s rocking her to sleep, helping change diapers, or pushing the stroller, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to help a soon-to-be older sibling welcome a younger one!
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