21 Best Big Sister Books to Get Your Child Ready to Be a Big Sis

Welcoming a new baby into the family is a joyous occasion, but it can also be a time of uncertainty for soon-to-be big sisters. Preparing your older child for this change is crucial for a smooth transition. A wonderful way to do this is through reading. Big sister books can help your child understand what to expect and get excited about their new role. Here’s a list of 21 delightful books that are perfect for getting your little one ready to be a big sister.

1. “I Am a Big Sister” by Caroline Jayne Church

A sweet story that highlights the positive aspects of being a big sister, with charming illustrations and simple text suitable for young children.

2. “You’re the Biggest” by Lucy Tapper and Steve Wilson

This book celebrates the new responsibilities and adventures of becoming a big sister, capturing the wonder of welcoming a new family member.

3. “The New Baby” by Mercer Mayer

Through the beloved Little Critter character, this story explores the mixed feelings a child might have about a new sibling.

4. “Big Sisters Are the Best” by Fran Manushkin

Focused on the fun aspects of being a big sister, this book is great for highlighting the positive changes a new baby brings.

5. “The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby” by Stan and Jan Berenstain

A classic story that addresses the arrival of a new sibling in the familiar and comforting setting of the Berenstain Bears’ treehouse.

6. “Maple” by Lori Nichols

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a girl named Maple who grows up alongside a tree and eventually shares it with her little sister.

7. “Lola Reads to Leo” by Anna McQuinn

Lola takes on the role of a reading big sister, showing how sharing books with a new sibling can be a special bond.

8. “Julius, the Baby of the World” by Kevin Henkes

A humorous and realistic portrayal of a big sister’s mixed feelings towards her new baby brother.

9. “Best-Ever Big Sister” by Karen Katz

A lift-the-flap book that engages young children in the story of becoming a big sister.

10. “Big Sister Now” by Annette Sheldon

This book addresses the concerns a child might have about sharing their parents’ attention with a new sibling.

11. “I’m a Big Sister” by Joanna Cole

Written by the author of “The Magic School Bus,” this story is both informative and comforting for new big sisters.

12. “Hello Baby!” by Lizzy Rockwell

A gentle and sweet story that introduces the idea of a new baby in the family.

13. “Waiting for Baby” by Rachel Fuller

A part of a series of books about welcoming a new sibling, perfect for preparing your child for the new arrival.

14. “Sisters” by David McPhail

A heartwarming book that explores the bond between sisters through simple and loving text and illustrations.

15. “The Super, Incredible Big Sister” by Jennifer Dewing

A personalized book that can be customized with your child’s and the new baby’s names, making your child feel like a true superhero.

16. “Miffy and the New Baby” by Dick Bruna

Miffy, the adorable bunny, gets a little sibling in this cute and straightforward story.

17. “Sophie and the New Baby” by Laurence Anholt

A story that realistically explores the feelings of an older sibling adjusting to a new baby in the family.

18. “Little Miss, Big Sis” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

A fun and rhyming book that celebrates the ups and downs of becoming a big sister.

19. “God Gave Us Two” by Lisa Tawn Bergren

For families looking for a faith-based approach, this book warmly illustrates how God blesses families with new additions.

20. “Monster Baby” by Sarah Dyer

A unique and playful take on the new baby topic, where a little girl imagines her new sibling as a cute little monster.

21. “What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best” by Laura Numeroff

This flip book shows both sides of the coin, celebrating what big sisters and big brothers can do.

Reading these books with your child can help them understand, accept, and get excited about their new role as a big sister. Each story offers a unique perspective on the changes and joys that a new sibling brings to a family. By sharing these stories, you can help your child feel included and important in this significant family milestone.

Happy reading, and congratulations on the new addition to your family! 📚💕

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