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Arthur and the Baby
Author Marc Brown
Illustrator Marc Brown
Publication date November 30, 1987
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 0316110078
Publication Order
Preceded by
Arthur's Teacher Trouble (1986)
Followed by
Arthur's Birthday (1989)

Arthur and the Baby, originally published as Arthur's Baby, is the 12th book in the Arthur Adventure series. It was written and illustrated by Marc Brown, and published by Little, Brown and Company, on November 30, 1987.

It became adapted into episode 11 of Season 1 with the same title, plus its direct sequel D.W.'s Baby.


  • This is Kate's (who is an additional member of the Read family) first appearance. Even though this is her introduction in the series, many of the earlier books were even sequels to this book, and Kate was not a character until this book.
  • In 2011, the title was changed to Arthur and the Baby. This is because of the fact that Kate is Arthur's sister, while a person's baby literally refers to their own kids.


  • In the living room scene where D.W. diapers her dolls for practice, the stairs were next to the living room door like the previous books; but in the later scenes, the stairs were moved over to the far back as a redesign in the TV series.
  • When David and Jane Read said that they are waiting 6 months for the baby to arrive, Arthur was wearing glasses, even though the events of Arthur's Eyes seem to take place only approximately a month and a half before Kate was born.