These entertaining stories about a new baby in the family and babies in general about babies can be followed with craft projects, including a “Hush” door hanger. Make copies of the illustration of the mother saying “Hush” in the Minfong Ho book, and make it into a door hanger. Families can hang it on the child’s bedroom door during bedtime storytime. You could also distribute muslin squares for children to decorate with markers, as mini-quilts.
Ho, Minfong. HUSH: A THAI LULLABY. Children will join in the repeated “Hush,” and laugh at the animal noises in this charming book.
Hest, Amy. THE BABIES ARE COMING! One dozen babies prepare to come to lapsit storytime at the library.
Charlip, Remy. SLEEPYTIME RHYME. Purple-hued illustrations and a brief rhyming text combine for a delightful bedtime story.
Meyers, Susan. EVERYWHERE BABIES. Rhyming story showing a wide diversity of parents and babies.
Aliki. HUSH LITTLE BABY. The traditional nursery song.
Scott, Ann Herbert. ON MOTHER’S LAP. Showing an Inuit mother and her toddler and baby, listeners will rock back and forth during this story of sibling rivalry.
Henkes, Kevin. JULIUS, THE BABY OF THE WORLD. Lilly is annoyed at her baby brother, but defends him when cousin Garland teases him.
Hutchins, Pat. WHERE’S THE BABY? The monster family looks for baby brother, following the muddy footprints.
Cooke, Trish. SO MUCH. Told in a Jamaican cadence, a diverse family embraces the baby.
Root, Phyllis. WHAT BABY WANTS. Different family members try to make Baby stop crying.
Mahy, Margaret. BOOM, BABY, BOOM, BOOM! Baby drums on all kinds of things in the kitchen.
Blackstone, Stella. BABY ROCK, BABY ROLL. Three babies run, sing, dance, and play in this rhythmic story. Also read BABY HIGH, BABY LOW.