Submitted by county youth coordinator Janis!
Not Yet, Rose by Susanna Leonard Hill. This is a great book for a young child who is waiting for a new baby to arrive in their family. Every morning, a young hamster races into her parents' bedroom and asks, "Is the baby here yet?" and each time they answer, "Not yet, Rose." Rose can't decide whether she wants a sister or a brother, and at one point she decides that she doesn't want a baby at all, but her mother encourages her by telling her what a good big sister she will be. When a brother is born, she carefully holds him, marvels at how tiny he is, and sings to him until he falls asleep in her arms. The book ends neatly with Rose's parents asking if her arms are tired and she replies, "Not yet." This book helps older siblings adjust to their new roles of big brother or sister. See this book listed in our catalog