Books About Becoming a Big Brother

Is your son about to become a big brother? One of the great ways to get him ready for a new sibling is to read books about becoming a big brother and about his upcoming new role. These books range from fun to facts to help the family prepare for the new addition!

books about becoming a big brother

Big Brother Books

Super Saurus. Ages 3-5

Author: Deborah Underwood. Illustrated: Ned Young
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
MSRP: $16.99

When Arnold’s parents bring home an egg and tell him he’s going to be an older brother, Arnold is not convinced. Arnold knows the egg could be anything…maybe even an egg of doom!

The New Baby. Ages 3-7

Author: Mercer Mayer. Illustrated: Mercer Mayer
Publisher: Random House
MSRP: $3.99

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has a brand-new baby sister in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s rocking her to sleep, helping change diapers, or pushing the stroller, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story.

Babies Don’t Eat Pizza. Ages 4-8

Author: Dianne Danzig. Illustrated: Debbie Tilley
Publisher: Dutton
MSRP: $16.99

Vetted by teachers, nurse educators, physicians, librarians, and parents, the book speaks to the real questions, perceptions and concerns that the author has heard from over 2,500 children about their baby siblings.

What Brothers Do Best. Ages 2-4

Author: Laura Numeroff. Illustration: Lynn Munsinger
Publisher: Chronicle Books
MSRP: $4.99

Brothers can push you on a swing, make music with you, and take you to the library. But what do brothers do best?

What Brothers Do Best. Ages 4-8

Author: Joanna Cole. Illustator:‎ Rosalinda Kightley
Publisher: Harper Festival
MSRP: $6.99

Told through the eyes of a new older brother, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and just how exciting welcoming a new member to the family can be.
Whether a preschooler, or an older sibling, these big brother books will get everyone excited about the growing family.

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