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Favorite preschooler book for a new baby on the way?

I'm looking for some good stories to read to my 4-year old to help her prepare emotionally for the new baby. Preferably something that takes about 10-15 minutes for me to read to her.

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Asked by cypressandsage at 8:36 AM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • i read the book the new baby , by mercer mayer....

    Answer by jenn660 at 8:59 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • "I'm a Big Sister Now" by Joanna Cole.

    My son had the "brother" version of it and LOVED it. We read that thing over and over and over....when he found out his friend was going to be a big brother about 8 months after my daughter was born, Logan (then age 2) said to me, "Someone should get him that big brother book. It really helped me!" ha!

    Answer by ldmrmom at 11:07 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • We Have a Baby, by Cathryn Falwel.
    Simple text and illustrations. What can you do with a new baby?

    The New Baby by Fred Rogers.
    For toddlers and preschoolers. Nice photos of families working together and sharing.

    Our New Baby, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison.
    Great photos and simple text for very young children.

    How A Baby Grows, by Nola Buck.

    My Baby Brother Has Ten Tiny Toes, by Laura Leuck.

    101 Things to do with a Baby, by Jan Ormerod.

    Spot's Baby Sister, by Eric Hill.

    Sisters, by Debbie Bailey & Susan Huszar.

    Baby Born, by Anastasia Suen.

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 2:34 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

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    Julius, the Baby of the World, by Kevin Henkes.
    Lilly thinks all the attention given to her baby brother Julius is “disgusting!” but then she finds inside herself a fierce love and protectiveness.

    A Baby for Max, by Kathryn Lasky and Maxwell Knight.
    A small boy's view of his new baby sister--as told in his own words, with black and white photos.

    Will there be a lap for me? by Dorothy Corey.
    When a boy’s mother is pregnant, her lap gets smaller and smaller. After the baby is born, she is very busy, but she makes some special time for her older son.

    When the New Baby Comes, I’m Moving Out, and Nobody Asked Me if I Wanted a Baby Sister, by Martha Alexander
    Oliver expresses his feelings about having a baby sister.

    Alligator Baby, by Robert Munsch.
    A silly spoof, where the older sister is the hero!

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 2:35 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • Aren't You Lucky! by Catherine & Laurence Anholt.
    The big sister doesn’t feel very lucky to have this new baby around. family with baby

    Big Brother, Little Brother, by Penny Dale.
    Brothers can make each other feel better.

    A New Baby at Koko Bear's House, by Vicky Lansky.
    Includes tips for parents at the bottom of each page.

    Oonga Boonga, by Carol Thompson.
    The big brother is the only one who can calm the baby.

    A Place for Ben, by Jeanne Titherington.
    Ben’s baby brother moves into his room.

    Waiting for Baby and Talk, Baby! by Harriet Ziefert.
    Fun books—kids like them.

    How You Were Born, I’m a Big Brother and I’m a Big Sister, by Joanna Cole

    Arthur's Baby, by Marc Brown.
    Lift-the-flap boardbook.

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 2:36 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • Pinky and Rex and the New Baby, by James Howe.
    For older school-aged kids. Rex’s family adopts a new baby, and she tries to be a perfect big sister, while worrying that her parents will forget about her.

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 2:37 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

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