I’m a New Big Brother: A Pirate Pete book by Amanda Li (2013)

Pirate Pete is back and this time he has a new baby brother to play with! This book is a great way to introduce your child to some of the changes they may experience in the first few months of having a sibling; such as sharing attention from adults and learning to play gently with the new baby. The book also features a button which plays the sound of a baby giggling every time you push it. This story will show that having a sibling is the best thing ever!

I’m a New Big Sister: A Princess Polly book by Amanda Li (2013)

Princess Polly is also becoming a big sister and needs some reassurance that having a new royal baby in the house isn’t something to worry about. She now gets to be the baby’s number one helper! Showing throughout the excitement a new sibling can bring, this story features a giggling sound effect button that will entertain young readers and encourage them to help out with the baby.

Topsy and Tim: The New Baby by Jean & Gareth Adamson (2009)

Follow everyone’s favourite twins as they meet their friend Tony’s new baby brother, Jack. Tony was really excited at first to have a sibling but then he started to feel left out. So, it’s up to his mum, and Topsy and Tim to reassure Tony that Jack likes him and is very lucky to have Tony as his big brother.

Peppa Pig: Baby Alexander (2013)

This colourful board book is perfect for pre-schoolers who might have a new baby in their lives. Peppa’s cousin, Baby Alexander, has come to visit. He doesn’t really seem to do much though; all he can say is ‘goo-goo’. But then Peppa teaches him his very first word and it’s also a favourite one of hers. Puddles!

Best books for new siblings

Peppa Pig: George and the Noisy Baby (2015)

Peppa and George may be noisy, but they didn’t know babies were noisy too –  especially at night! Peppa and her family are off to have a sleepover at Cousin Chloe’s house. But during the night, everyone is woken up by Baby Alexander. He just won’t stop crying! It’s up to the family to figure out how to settle Baby Alexander. And all it takes is one very noisy Daddy Pig… A sweet and funny story that will help children understand some of the changes to expect when a new baby is born.

In the Night Garden: Nice and Quiet (2010)

Igglepiggle and his friends are trying to call to the Tombliboos to play their music nice and quiet. But they can’t hear them! Maybe the teeny tiny Pontipine children can help? Use this charming tale from In the Night Garden to prepare little ones for the extra noise that often comes with a new brother or sister! Plus, it’s a great story to read with them just before bedtime.

Hansel and Gretel: Ladybird First Favourite Tales (2014)

This beautifully illustrated book follows two of fiction’s most famous siblings. Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost in the woods and end up falling into the clutches of an evil witch. But the siblings work together and manage to escape! Told through lots of entertaining rhymes, this story will show your child how fun having a brother and sister can be.

Ladybird Sleepy Tales (2019)

Having a new baby in the house can be disruptive for an older sibling and you may find that their sleep is affected. The Ladybird Sleepy Tales collection has been developed with The Children’s Sleep Charity to create a selection of relaxing 15-minute audiobooks for bedtime. Ideal for young children to listen to when they need to wind down at night-time, you can also stick these stories on during feeding time or when you need baby to settle down.

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