You can find these recommended books in JE Picture Books, shelved alphabetically by the author's last name. Nonfiction books about babies are shelved in JE306.87 and J306.87. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
BlackallThe Baby Tree
After several false explanations, a young boy learns where babies come from. Includes advice on explaining reproduction.
JE Blackall
BrownMonkey: Not Ready for the Baby
Monkey is not thrilled that a new baby is coming.
JE Brown
Cocca-LefflerTheo's Mood
Theo's classmates help with his mixed feelings about the new baby.
JE Cocca-Leffler
Edwards Room for the Baby
A family gets the baby's room ready.
JE Edwards
FrazeeThe Boss Baby
Boss baby gets every single thing he wants.
JE Frazee
Gliori Where Did That Baby Come From?
A creature wonders where his squeaky, leaky sibling came from and whether it should be set free.
JE Gliori
HeosQueen Dog
With a new baby in the house, Queen Dog is no longer the center of attention.
JE Heos
HoltWaiting for Gregory
A young girl eagerly awaits the birth of her cousin, but she's confused by the way relatives answer her questions.
JE Holt
KanevskyHere is the Baby
Follows a day in the life of a baby, from waking to bedtime.
JE Kanevsky
KatzNow I'm Big!
A big sister marvels about all the things she can do, from dressing herself to reading to her baby sister.
JE Katz
KeatsPeter's Chair
When Peter discovers his baby furniture is being painted pink for the new baby, he decides to save his old chair.
JE Keats
LundTell Me My Story, Mama
As they await the arrival of a new baby, a mother tells her young daughter of the time when they waited for her to be born.
JE Lund
MackallThere's a Baby in There!
A four-year-old chimpanzee finds it hard to believe that a baby is growing inside his mother's belly.
JE Mackall
McAllister15 Things Not to Do with a Baby
. . . for example, don't send your baby to cuddle with an octopus!
JE McAllister
PatzBabies Can't Eat Kimchee
A baby sister is too young to dance ballet or eat spicy food.
JE Patz
PlecasBah! Said the Baby
Family members try to figure out what "Bah!" means.
JE Plecas
PuttockThe Baby That Roared
When a bundle appears on their doorstep, Mrs. Deer thinks her wish for a baby has been granted. Mr. Deer is not so sure.
JE Puttock
ReiserMy Baby and Me
Photographs and simple text portray babies and their toddler siblings.
JE Reiser
RossI Want a Sister
A little princess insists that the new baby will have to be a girl.
JE Ross
Salerno Harry Hungry!
Baby Harry eats all the food in the house, then goes out to find more.
JE Salerno
SchaeferOne Special Day
An energetic and imaginative boy becomes a big brother.
JE Schaefer
ScottOn Mother's Lap
An Inuit boy finds his mother's lap big enough for him and the baby.
JE Scott
TarpleyTen Tiny Toes
Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate a new baby.
JE Tarpley
VamosBefore You Were Here, Mi Amor
Family prepare for their new baby. Spanish words are woven into the text.
JE Vamos
Van LeeuwenBenny and Beautiful Baby Delilah
Benny is not pleased when the new baby, Delilah, arrives.
JE Van Leeuwen
White Ruby's Baby Brother
Ruby learns how important a big sister can be.
JE White
WilsonWhat's in the Egg, Little Pip?
Little Pip the penguin comes to terms with the new egg in the house.
JE Wilson
WoodsonPecan Pie Baby
When Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that their special bond will disappear forever.
JE Woodson
YoungDon't Eat the Baby
Tom is disturbed when relatives say they want to eat the baby up.
JE Young
YumThe Twins' Little Sister
Twin sisters worry about a new baby getting all the attention.
JE Yum
ZiefertWaiting for Baby
Max talks and sings to the baby in his mother's tummy, hoping to coax it into the world.
JE Ziefert

Last Updated: 2/19


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