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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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My Sister is an Alien
Author: Rachel Bright
Illustrator: Rachel Bright
How this book may help: This book would be a good choice for a child who is getting to grips with the birth of a brother or sister. It cleverly addresses the confusion children may sometimes feel about whether or not their new sibling is a permanent fixture in the household!
Alfie is crazy about space. His favourite things are: 1. aliens, 2. rockets, 3. the moon – in... read more

Tags: 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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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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Mine!
Author: Rachel Bright
Illustrator: Rachel Bright
How this book may help: A light-hearted way to introduce the concepts of sharing and co-operation to young children.
Twin girls Fifi and Frankie have very different tastes and preferences. While Fifi loves pink,... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, family, jealousy, politeness, sharing, sibling, sister

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My Baby Sister
Author: Emma Cichester Clark
Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark
How this book may help: Acknowledging that children may feel jealous of new siblings at first, but promoting their acceptance. May also comfort a child who is nervous about a loved one going to hospital.
Humber's Granny looks after him while his Mum goes away. She tells Humber that when she returns she... read more

Tags: sibling, new baby, jealousy, 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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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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Happy Hector
Author: Polly Dunbar
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
How this book may help: Helping children deal with sibling rivalry and sharing parental affections.
Hector is one of Tilly's toy friends, and loves being close to her. When Tilly's other toys decide... read more

Tags: co-operation, family, friends, sadness, sharing, sibling

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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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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:

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There's an Ouch in my Pouch!
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Garry Parsons
How this book may help: Gently explains to an older sibling that they are not 'being replaced' by a new baby, and their parents will love them just as much.
Little kangaroo is upset because his mother's pouch, which used to be so comfortable, is now all... read more

Tags: jealousy, new baby, sibling, sister

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

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

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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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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Titch
Author: Pat Hutchins
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Siblings relationships, particularly the youngest child
Titch is the youngest child in the family and always seems to get the smallest item, until the day... read more

Tags: sibling

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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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I Don't Like Gloria
Author: Kaye Umansky
Illustrator: Margaret Chamberlain
How this book may help: Jealousy and rivalry amongst siblings and young children
Colin the dog is not pleased - no-one has asked him if it's O.K. for Gloria the cat to come and... read more

Tags: cat, dog, jealousy, sibling

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Aunt Mary's Rose
Author: Douglas Wood
Illustrator: Leuyen Pham
How this book may help: An understanding of love and links across the generations, even when people are dead
Aunt Mary has a very special rosebush in her garden - she tells Douglas part of him can be found... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, family, grandparent, growing up, loss, love, sibling

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Martha in the Middle
Author: Jan Fearnley
Illustrator:
How this book may help: May help children who feel ignored or not special because they are the middle child.
Middle sibling Martha Mouse is fed up with being squashed between older sister Clara and little... read more

Tags: family, 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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Sometimes
Author: Rebecca Elliott
Illustrator: Rebecca Elliott
How this book may help: Children with siblings with long term illness
Toby's sister is very brave when she goes into hospital and Toby has to learn to be very brave as... read more

Tags: family, hospital, illness, love, serious illness, sibling, sister

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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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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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Spotty Dotty
Author: Miriam Moss
Illustrator: Joanna Mockler
How this book may help: An entertaining story to comfort a child who is ill with chicken pox
Publisher's summary: "Tilly loves spots! Any sort of spots! So when her twin brother, Toby, gets chickenpox, Tilly thinks..." read more

Tags: illness, sibling

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