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New brother or sister

Za-za's Baby Brother

Books are a great way of preparing a toddler or younger child for the a new sibling, or to help them understand and connect with a new arrival.

  • The Baby's Catalogue

    Author: Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 3+

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  • The Baby's Catalogue

    Author: Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 3+

    This book's packed with lots of baby pictures and baby items. It's great for learning and making up stories - this fantastic book …

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  • I'm Big Now

    Author: Anthea Simmons Illustrator: Georgie Birkett

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • I'm Big Now

    Author: Anthea Simmons Illustrator: Georgie Birkett

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    When her little brother is born, a little girl realises she is no longer the baby!

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  • My Sister is an Alien

    Author: Rachel Bright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • My Sister is an Alien

    Author: Rachel Bright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

    Alfie's new baby sister, Ruby, looks, sounds and smells like an alien. Alfie is convinced she often cries for home. He decides to …

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  • Lulu Reads to Zeki

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Lulu Reads to Zeki

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

    Lulu has a new baby brother - little Zeki, who sleeps a lot and cries a lot too. Luckily, Lulu has a book for every situation. So …

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  • There's Going to be a Baby

    Author: John Burningham Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • There's Going to be a Baby

    Author: John Burningham Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    A mother tells her little boy that ‘there’s going to be a baby’, but the little boy doesn’t like the sound of this – he doesn’t th…

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  • Just Because

    Author: Rebecca Elliott

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Just Because

    Author: Rebecca Elliott

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    This uplifting book focuses on a sibling relationship, as a little boy affectionately describes his older sister

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  • The New Small Person

    Author: Lauren Child

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The New Small Person

    Author: Lauren Child

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    An endearingly funny story, featuring Lauren Child's heart-warming illustrations, about the arrival of a new sibling and the havoc…

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  • Lulu and the Noisy Baby

    Author: Camilla Reid Illustrator: Ailie Busby

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Lulu and the Noisy Baby

    Author: Camilla Reid Illustrator: Ailie Busby

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 4+

    Mummy and daddy have some great news for Lulu - she is going to be a big sister! This is an absolutely adorable book about adaptin…

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  • Baby Ruby Bawled

    Author: Malaika Rose Stanley Illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Baby Ruby Bawled

    Author: Malaika Rose Stanley Illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 7+

    Theo loves his baby sister Ruby who is happy as long as she is awake and being entertained. But Ruby simply will not sleep: not at…

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  • Wolfie the Bunny

    Author: Ame Dyckman Illustrator: Zachariah O’Hora

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5

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  • Wolfie the Bunny

    Author: Ame Dyckman Illustrator: Zachariah O’Hora

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5

    Dot the bunny does not want a little brother – especially if that brother is a wolf! This book is an absolute delight to rea…

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  • You and Me

    Author: Rachel Fuller

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • You and Me

    Author: Rachel Fuller

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 4+

    Explore and talk about what will change when a new baby arrives

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