Top 7 Best Books for New Siblings

Children can go through all sorts of emotions when a new baby arrives. They may be delighted to have a new sibling, but worried that everyone will forget about them! These books gently show little ones what to expect when a new sibling arrives, and remind them that despite a new arrival, they'll always be deeply loved.

Top 7 Best Books for New Siblings

1. The New Baby Sticker Book

Anne Civardi | Toddlers

Perfect for toddlers, this sticker book will help children understand what it will be like to have a new sibling in the family in an exciting, engrossing way - with stickers! Kids will love personalising their book with over 50 fun stickers, and will be more open to discussing the idea of a new baby.

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2. Topsy and Tim: The New Baby

Jean Adamson | 3+

Featuring the much-loved fun-loving twins Topsy and Tim, this book is all about the emotions a child might feel when a new baby arrives. Topsy and Tim's friend Tony feels rather jealous when his mum holds baby Jack, but he soon realises that there are many advantages to being a big brother - and his mum has ingenious ways of involving him!

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3. There's a House Inside My Mummy

Giles Andreae & Vanessa Cabban | 5+

From the bestselling author of Giraffes Can't Dance comes this vibrant picture book, which explains to little ones exactly what's going on inside Mummy's tummy when a new baby is on the way. This tender, heart-warming and gently humorous story is perfect for expectant siblings.

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4. Usborne First Experiences: The New Baby

Usborne & Anna Civardi

This light-hearted and inviting book, featuring delightful illustrations by Stephen Cartwright, shows little ones what to expect when a new baby arrives in an amusing and engaging way. It provides plenty of gorgeous pictures to look at and discussion topics to talk about.

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5. The New Royal Baby

Timothy Knapman | 3+

The Prince is not happy. Everyone used to clap and cheer when he had his first bath or got his firth tooth, but now they're only interested in the new royal baby - even though all it does is cry! However, it's up to him to find out what the royal fuss is about and make his new sibling smile. This gorgeously-illustrated and heart-warming title is great for showing little ones how they can get involved in looking after a new sibling.

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6. Sophie and the New Baby

Catherine & Laurence Anholt | 5+

This book tackles the topic of a new baby with sensitivity and gentle humour. Sophie is thrilled about the idea of a new baby brother or sister, but once the baby actually arrives, she's not so sure! A beautiful story complemented by delicate illustrations, this book is perfect to share with little ones about to welcome a new baby into the family.

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7. Oxford Reading Tree with Biff, Chip and Kipper: First Experiences: A New Baby!

Rod Hunt | 5+

In this engaging book, a new baby arrives early, and Sam and his little brother Leo stay with Kipper and get ready to welcome the new arrival. This fun and sensitively-written story is great for reading together, and will familiarise your child with what to expect when a new baby arrives. It features much-loved characters your child will adore, and includes practical tips and ideas.

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  • ADBJI 5 years +
    Giles Andreae
    5 years +
    • £5.59
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    From Giles Andreae, the author of Giraffes Can't Dance, comes a colourful picture book perfect for explaining what's going on in Mum's tum when a new baby is on the way. Inspired by the questions his son asked, the author has created a gentle and tender story of a little boy waiting for his new brother or sister to arrive. Told with humour and a simple rhyming text, this is the perfect picture book for all expectant brothers and sisters.

  • AEACP 5 years +
    Laurence Anholt
    5 years +
    • £6.89
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    With gentle humour and a light, sensitive touch, Laurence Anholt tackles the feelings of a little girl who is thrilled about the idea of a new baby brother or sister but not so sure once the baby actually arrives! Beautiful illustrations by Catherine Anholt make this a gorgeous book to share with any little ones about to welcome a new arrival into the family.

  • AMWJW
    Timothy Knapman
    • £6.89
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    When a new royal baby arrives on the scene, the Prince is not happy. Everyone used to clap and cheer when he had his first bath or got his first tooth. Now people are only interested in the new baby's antics, but all this baby does is cry! It's up to the Prince to discover what all the royal racket is about and find a way to make his new sibling smile.
  • APNYP Toddlers
    Anne Civardi
    Toddlers
    • £4.89
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    This is a colourful and fun new take on a timeless series designed to introduce young children to unfamiliar situations in an amusing and friendly way. Stickers can be used throughout the stories to replace key words and help young children build their vocabulary. Each title features Stephen Cartwright's delightful illustrations, providing lots to look at and talk about. It is an ideal starting point for young children and adults to discuss first experiences. It includes over 50 stickers and "I found the duck!" reward stickers.
  • APMZF Toddlers
    Anna Civardi
    Toddlers
    • £4.49
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    This book is designed to introduce young children to unfamiliar situations in an amusing and friendly way. It features Stephen Cartwright's delightful illustrations, providing lots to look at and talk about. It provides an ideal starting point for young children and adults to discuss first experiences. Other titles in this series include: Going to the Doctor; "Going to School"; and, "Moving House".
  • AMKMK 5 years +
    5 years +
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    What do you know about babies? Kipper helps his friend to get ready for the arrival of a new baby in his family. When the baby arrives early Sam and his little brother Leo stay with Kipper and prepare to welcome the new baby home into their family. This entertaining and sensitively written story is perfect for reading together, packed with facts and humour to familiarise your child with what to expect from a first experience such as the arrival of a baby brother or sister. First Experiences with Biff, Chip & Kipper have been carefully created to help parents explore the wider world with their child, talk about shared feelings and emotions, and build vocabulary through the fun activities included in every book. Each book also includes practical tips and ideas for you to use when reading together. This series is linked to Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper -the UK's best-selling home reading series, and is supported by free eBooks and advice for parents at www.oxfordowl.co.uk . Biff, Chip & Kipper are characters from the Oxford Reading Tree series, which is used in 80% of primary schools.
  • TOX2 3 years +
    Jean Adamson
    3 years +
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    The adventures of fun-loving twins Topsy and Tim can help youngsters cope with tricky first experiences and Topsy and Tim: New Baby, by Jean Adamson, is a reassuring read if your toddler is about to become a big brother or sister.

    Topsy and Tim's friend Tony feels a bit jealous when his mum holds baby Jack but he soon discovers that there are lots of advantages to being big! And his mum has clever ways of involving him!