Saturday, August 9, 2014

What We've Been Reading Lately...

Well, it's been a while since I've posted here. I'm pretty terrible at blogging. Life has become increasingly busy around here. I'm expecting our second child-a little boy-and due in just three days! So...I've been pretty preoccupied. :)

We didn't tell Mia about the pregnancy until we found out the baby's sex in the Spring. Ever since then, we've been reading A LOT of books about new babies. I thought I'd share our favorites here.

Since we are dealing with an older sister who is getting a baby brother in our family...most of the books that we've read have had similar situations. Often, these books are published with two options-for a big sister or for a big brother...or for having a baby brother or having a baby sister. Although, I do think children can learn from books with family situations different from their own as well.

Arthur's Baby - Marc Brown 

Baby on the Way - William and Martha Sears 

The Baby Tree - Sophie Blackall 

Hello in There!: a Big Sister's Book of Waiting - Jo Witek 

How to be a Me, the Big Sister - Sally Lloyd-Jones 

I'm a Big Sister - Joanna Cole 

Julius, Baby of the World - Kevin Henkes 

Maple - Lori Nichols 

Minnie and her Baby Brother - Melanie Walsh 

Mommy, Mommy, What's in Your Tummy? - Sarah Simpson-Enock

Now I'm Big! - Karen Katz 

Sophie and the New Baby - Catherine and Laurence Anholt 

Snuggle the Baby - Sara Gillingham 

Theo's Mood: a Book of Feelings - Maryann Cocca-Leffler 

Welcome with Love - Jenni Overend 

What Baby Needs - William and Martha Sears 

What's Inside Your Tummy, Mommy? - Abby Cocovini 

What's in There?: All About Before You Were Born - Robie H. Harris 

You're Getting a Baby Brother! - Sheila Sweeny Higginson

You Were the First - Patricia MacLachlan