Books For Big Brothers or Sisters

If reading picture books is already part of your bedtime routine with your toddler, then incorporating some books about becoming a big brother or sister is a perfect way to use a familiar activity to talk about the new baby and what to expect.

There are plenty of options out there to pick from, but here are a few of the most popular titles that might make for a great stork delivery! 

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With an author's note about what big siblings need—extra guidance, reassurance, love—and sweet, engaging artwork, it's no wonder that nearly 4 million families have chosen I’m a Big Brother and its companion book, I’m a Big Sisterto prepare their young ones for their first big transition.  Told through the eyes of a new older brother/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.

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Big Brothers Are the Best / Big Sisters Are the Best by Fran Manushkin is a short-and-sweet board book that’s a great choice for early readers. “Big brothers get cupcakes/Babies get bottles” is one line it uses to explain the benefits of being an older sibling. 

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    For a quick and funny read that highlights both the good and bad aspects of becoming a big brother or sister then check out 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!

      If you want to make the delivery even more special, then take a look at the great options at Put Me In The Story  that allow you to make personalized versions of bestselling books for your kids.  Specifically, take a look at these titles to prepare your little one for their new role:

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      You're a Big Brother    You're a Big Sister

      A heartwarming story about the joy a new baby brings, You're a Big Brother (or You're a Big Sister) is a charming way to prepare your little one for a new brother or sister! You can personalize the book with your child's name, photo, and a special dedication message from you.  This book celebrates the best parts of an expanding family while assuring your little one that one thing will never change: your love for him!

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