Browse by tag: brother


There's a House Inside My Mummy
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Vanessa Cabban
How this book may help: Providing a reassuring introduction to pregnancy and child birth for the very young.
This rhyming book is narrated by a small boy, who describes his mother's pregnancy in a positive... read more

Tags: facts of life, brother, family, new baby, sibling, sister

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Tinysaurus
Author: Sheryl Webster
Illustrator: Jan Fearnley
How this book may help: May help a child who is feeling fed up about being the youngest and not being able to do some of the things an older sister or brother gets to do.
Tinyasaurus comes from a family of dinosaurs. He is the youngest but is fed up with getting told he... read more

Tags: brother, co-operation, emotions, family, sibling, sister

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How Are Babies Made? (Flip Flap)
Author: Alistair Smith
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A good choice for a child who is curious about how babies are made, how they grow inside their mother, and what happens when they are born. It is factually accurate but also simple enough for very young children and is not sexually explicit.
This non-fiction picture book answers many questions a curious child may have about pregnancy and... read more

Tags: brother, facts of life, mother, new baby, sister

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Ever So Ever So
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Sarah Nayler
How this book may help: This book may help to explore disgruntled feelings between an older sister and a new baby arriving home. It is hard to accept the adoration and attention mum and dad are giving to new baby sister Susan.
A new baby coming home can be very difficult for the older sister to accept. Especially as mum and... read more

Tags: new baby, mother, jealousy, father, family, brother, anger, sibling

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There's Going to Be a Baby
Author: John Burningham
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
How this book may help: Prepares a child for the birth of a sibling, guiding a young reader through the excitement of pregnancy towards the birth of a brother or sister to love.
A little boy is told that there is going to be a baby and so begins a series of questions about... read more

Tags: brother, mother, new baby, sibling, sister

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Just Like You Did
Author: Marjorie Newman
Illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max
How this book may help: Acknowledging feelings of anxiety or jealousy that can sometimes come up when a new baby arrives. Reassuring children that despite the fact life has changed, they are still special and loved by their parents.
The story starts as Tom is just about to have a new baby brother or sister arrive. He watches... read more

Tags: sibling, relationships, new baby, jealousy, growing up, family, emotions, brother, anger

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Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep
Author: Joyce Dunbar
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: May comfort a child who is experiencing bad dreams or who is afraid of the dark.
Little bunny Willa is scared to go to sleep as she's worried she may have a bad dream. Big brother... read more

Tags: nightmares, fears, fear of the dark, brother, anxiety, phobias, sibling, sister

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

You're All My Favourite
Author: Sam McBratney
Illustrator: Anita Jeram
How this book may help: Reassuring a child their parents love them and their siblings equally.
Three sibling bears start to worry that they can't ALL be "the most wonderful baby bears in the... read more

Tags: brother, emotions, family, love, new baby, sharing, sister

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Our Stripy Baby
Author: Gillian Shields
Illustrator: Paula Metcalf
How this book may help: Encourages children to accept the fact that everyone is different. This book may help a child who is struggling to come to terms with having a sibling with special needs.
The characters in this book are purple alien-like creatures with coloured spots on their skin. Zara... read more

Tags: new baby, family, diversity, disability, brother, being different, behaviour, sister

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Wilbie's Gift
Author: Sally Chambers
Illustrator: Sally Chambers
How this book may help: Acknowledging some common uncertainties a child may have associated with a new baby in the house.
Wilbie the duck spots a pair of fantastic trainers in a shop window. He asks his Dad if he can have... read more

Tags: brother, new baby, sister

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Where Did That Baby Come From?
Author: Debi Gliori
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: The book reflects the frustration of the toddler in a sympathetic way at the presence of a new sibling and the pictures present plenty to talk about and laugh at with a young child as you go through the tale.
This book deals with the arrival of a new baby in the home of a toddler. It is written from the... read more

Tags: brother, emotions, family, jealousy, new baby, sibling, sister

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Topsy and Tim: The New Baby
Author: Jean and Gareth Adamson
Illustrator: Belinda Worsley
How this book may help: A positive yet realistic view of what it's like to have a new baby sibling. Acknowledges that children often feel jealous when a new sibling arrives.
One of a popular series of books featuring boy and girl twins Topsy and Tim. Topsy and Tim the... read more

Tags: new baby, jealousy, family, brother

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I am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed (Charlie and Lola)
Author: Lauren Child
Illustrator: Lauren Child
How this book may help: A good starting point for a discussion on the importance of good bedtime habits!
Lauren Child's popular sibling duo Charlie and Lola have a place in many young children's... read more

Tags: brother, co-operation, sibling, sister

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My Little Brother
Author: Debi Gliori
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: Promoting tolerance between siblings.
A big sister lists the reasons why her little bother - I mean brother! - is a pest, and her efforts... read more

Tags: brother, new baby, sibling

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Share!
Author: Anthea Simmons
Illustrator: Georgie Birkett
How this book may help: This book may help to explore disgruntled feelings between an older and a younger baby sibling who at about 6 months is starting to want to play with their toys and things. It is hard to share everything and resentment can build up inside.
Sharing can seem difficult and a bit unfair, especially with a younger baby brother wanting to pull... read more

Tags: brother, co-operation, compliance, sharing, sibling, sister

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

Maggie's Monkeys
Author: Linda Saunders-Wells
Illustrator: Abby Carter
How this book may help: Shows that having imaginary friends is nothing to be afraid of.
Maggie has a family of pink monkeys in the fridge. This doesn’t bother the rest of the family... read more

Tags: brother, co-operation, sister

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The Perfect Baby
Author: Tony Bradman
Illustrator: Holly Swain
How this book may help: It may help an older sibling cope with the bringing home of a new baby.
When baby William was brought home from hospital he was not quite what his big sister Lucy was... read more

Tags: sibling, new baby, jealousy, family, brother, sister

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Our Baby Inside
Author: Mick Manning
Illustrator: Brita Granstrom
How this book may help: A positive yet realistic view of what it's like to have a baby – explaining to children where they come from.
This engaging book uses half-page flaps to reveal how a baby grows inside its mother’s tummy. It... read more

Tags: brother, family, new baby, sister

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When the World Was Waiting for You
Author: Gillian Shields
Illustrator: Anna Currey
How this book may help: Understanding and celebrating the arrival of a new baby.
A family of rabbits prepares for the much-anticipated arrival of a new baby by decorating the... read more

Tags: brother, new baby, sibling, sister

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No, Baby, No
Author: Grace Nichols
Illustrator: Eleanor Taylor
How this book may help: A good choice for an older sibling to set expectations of what it is like to have a baby in the household. Featuring a multi-cultural family.
Baby is busy doing all the things babies love to do, like exploring the kitchen, chewing up... read more

Tags: sibling, multicultural, diversity, brother, sister

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It's Not Fair!
Author: Anita Harper
Illustrator: Mary McQuillan
How this book may help: Children with a baby brother or sister may identify with this story, which acknowledges the advantages and disadvantages of being the older sibling.
The central character in this picture book (a young cat) feels that lots of things about having a... read more

Tags: brother, emotions, family, jealousy, new baby, sibling, sister

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Not Me!
Author: Nigel McMullen
Illustrator:
How this book may help: This book presents a slightly different view of an older sibling's attitude to his younger brother. A lovely book for demonstrating the special relationship that can exist between two brothers.
Jack thinks Kenny is the best little brother in the world - when things go wrong Kenny is there to... read more

Tags: brother, new baby, sibling

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Russell's World
Author: Charles A, Amenta III
Illustrator: Monika Pollak
How this book may help: A book about autism
This is the story of Russell and his family. Russell has autism and this book explains some of his... read more

Tags: autism, brother, family, sibling

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Croc and Bird
Author: Alexis Deacon
Illustrator: Alexis Deacon
How this book may help: Children living in families to which they are not biologically related will enjoy a story that shows the ties of love to be stronger than the ties of biology.
Croc and Bird both hatch from eggs side-by-side and assume they are brothers. Alone on the beach... read more

Tags: family, brother, adoption, sibling

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My Big Brother, Boris
Author: Liz Pichon
Illustrator: Liz Pichon
How this book may help: Shows children that teenage siblings, although they spend more time with their friends and sometimes argue with Mum and Dad, will always love them and remain part of the family.
Little Croc has tons of fun with his big brother Boris until he starts spending more time with his... read more

Tags: relationships, friends, family, co-operation, brother, behaviour, sibling

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The Tunnel
Author: Anthony Browne
Illustrator: Anthony Browne
How this book may help: Siblings frequently struggle to get along. This book will help brothers and sisters recognise the love that underlies their sometimes fraught relationship.
Rose and Jack do not like doing any of the same things and argue all the time when they are... read more

Tags: anxiety, brother, co-operation, family, friends, relationships, sister

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Just Because
Author: Rebecca Elliott
Illustrator: Rebecca Elliott
How this book may help: Promoting tolerance and celebrating diversity. May help children to realise that those with disabilities can achieve as much as those who are able-bodied.
Publisher's summary: "'My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can't walk, talk, move around much, cook macaroni,..." read more

Tags: brother, being different, disability, love, sister, wheelchair

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Baby on Board
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Sarah Nayler
How this book may help: A good starting point to discuss the facts of life with young children. May help to set expectations of how a mother's pregnancy will change life for an older sibling.
Publisher's summary: "The story traces the 9 months during which a family await the birth of a new baby. Written from the..." read more

Tags: brother, facts of life, new baby, sister

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We'll Paint the Octopus Red
Author: Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Illustrator: Pam DeVito
Publisher's summary: "As six-year-old Emma anticipates the birth of her new baby brother or sister, she vividly imagines..." read more

Tags: disability, brother, Down's syndrome, new baby

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My Brother is Different: A Book for Young Children Who Have a Brother or Sister with Autism
Author: Louise Gorrod
Illustrator: Beccy Carver
Publisher's summary: "Written by a mother of a child with autism and beautifully illustrated in full colour, this book..." read more

Tags: autism, behaviour, brother, disability, sister

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Our New Baby
Author:
Illustrator: Rebecca Finn
How this book may help: A positive, fun introduction to the arrival of a new baby for very young children
Publisher's summary: "This reassuring book about the birth of a younger sibling is designed especially for toddlers and..." read more

Tags: brother, jealousy, new baby, sibling

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