Thursday, April 10, 2014

Books for Sibling Day (Sister edition)

Happy International Siblings Day!

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Reading books is a big thing around here. For Penny's first birthday we asked our guests to opt for bringing their favorite childhood books as gifts in lieu of a card. Since then we've been amassing tons of books about a variety of topics and the arrival of Penny's new baby sister, Ruby, was a great opportunity for teaching her about sibling relationships and preparing her for the big change that we're all going through.

Here's a list of some of the books that we've been loving lately:

Sisters by David McPhail
Two sisters compare how they are very different...but also very alike.

I'm a Big Sister // I'm a Big Brother by Joanna Cole
The new baby experience from the eyes of the big sister.

Babies Don't Eat Pizza: A Big Kids' Book About Baby Brothers and Baby Sisters by Dianne Danzig
Sharing the different ways we take care of the new baby.

Franklin's Baby Sister by Paulette Bourgeois
Beloved Franklin the Turtle shares about his wait for his new baby sister. 

I love Amy Krouse Rosenthal's memory books. I filled out a pregnancy journal for my pregnancy with Penny and found myself referring back to it during my pregnancy with Ruby. A more modern version of a baby book, the Big Sibling Book not only asks more relevant questions but it also lets the older sibling tell the story too! It's rated for ages 2+ and working on it with Penny has been a fun way to help her be a part of Ruby's story too. 

Did you help your older child through the transition
 of becoming a big sister or big brother through books? What were your favorites?

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  1. Cool list- I need some books like these. In my case, it would be for a big brother. I have one book I really like- The Berenstain Bears Book. It was actually mine lol for when my mom found out she was expecting my little brother.

  2. Adorable pic! I love seeing this list as I'm due with girl #2 in a couple months. I'll have to get a few of these books for big sister. :)



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