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Parents' Primer: Birth & Babies


J BOARDBK L'Heureux, Christine Caillou: My Birth
Caillou: My Birth is a simple book about birth for infants.
J305.232 Douglas, Ann Baby Science: How Babies Really Work!
The straightforward information, candid photos and nifty hands-on activities in this book will make even the youngest sibling into a baby expert.
J305.232 Lasky, Kathryn Love That Baby!: A Book About Babies for New Brothers, Sisters, Cousins, and Friends
A loving mother tells about the special day her child was born and how on that same day around the world many other children were born and celebrated in a unique way.
J306.87 Cole, Joanna The New Baby at Your House
Describes the activities and changes involved in having a new baby in the house and the feelings experienced by the older brothers and sisters.
J306.875 Green, Jen Our New Baby
Discusses the fun and frustration of coping with being a big brother or sister to a new baby, the disruption of the normal family life, and the sharing of the parents' time, attention and love.
J612.6 COCOV Cocovini, Abby What's Inside Your Tummy, Mommy?
J649 Deutschbein, Mary Joan Maggie's Weaning
A little girl explains how she's grown past the breastfeeding relationship, how she was breastfed in the past, and how her baby sister now breastfeeds.
J649.1 Collman, Barbara J. Kid's Book to Welcome a New Baby: Fun for a Big Brother or Big Sister
Welcoming a new baby can be fun for a big brother and sister.
JE Alexander, Sue One More Time, Mama
A mother remembers the fireflies, afternoon rain, squirrels, geese, and other aspects of nature that she watched while waiting for her child to be born.
JE ALKO Alko, Selina I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother
A child in an interracial family wonders what his yet-to-be-born sibling will look like.
JE Amadeo, Diana M. My Baby Sister Is a Preemie
When her baby sister is born too soon, Sarah does not understand what is going on until a nurse explains the tubes and wires and her mother reminds her that God is with tiny Amy, even in the hospital.
JE Appelt, Kathi Someone's Come to Our House
The members of a family celebrate the arrival of a new baby.
JE Ballard, Robin When I Am a Sister
JE Bergren, Lisa Tawn God Gave Us You
Mama polar bear tells Little Cub that her birth was a gift from God.
JE Carlstrom, Nancy White Before You Were Born
A poetic recounting of how the birth of a child changes the lives of the parents.
JE DANZI Danziger, Paula Barfburger Baby, I Was Here First!
Five-year-old Jonathon is not pleased when neighbors and relatives come to visit and admire his new baby brother.
JE Davis, Jennifer Before You Were Big
A mother relates the milestones in her preschooler's life from the day she was born to her first birthday. Lift-up flaps compare current abilities to former ones, and "Fast Facts" provide more details about a baby's growth and development.
JE DYER Dyer, Jane Little Brown Bear and the Bundle of Joy
When Little Brown Bear learns that his parents are expecting "a bundle of joy", he sets out to discover what that means and is not at all happy with what he learns.
JE Falwell, Cathryn We Have a Baby
The arrival of a new baby is a cause for celebration, presenting opportunities to love, watch, touch and care for the new family member.
JE FRAZE Frazee, Marla The Boss Baby
From the moment he arrives, it is obvious that the new baby is boss and he gets whatever he wants…
JE Gentieu, Penny Wow! Babies!
A collection of photographs displaying human babies in a wide range of moods and situations.
JE Godfrey, Jan Sam's New Baby
Sam's parents explain the birth of his new baby sister.
JE HALL Hall, Algy Craig Fine As We Are
Little Frog worries about all the new frog babies until he begins to play with them.
JE HORSE Horse, Harry Little Rabbit's New Baby
Little Rabbit has looked forward to becoming a big brother, but when Mama brings home triplets, he quickly realizes that babies are not as much fun as he thought they would be.
JE Lund, Deb Tell Me My Story, Mama
As they look forward to the arrival of a new baby, a mother tells her young daughter of the time when they waited for her to be born.
JE MACLA MacLachlan, Patricia Before You Came
A mother relates how she spent time before her child arrived, then passes on a gift of days paddling a red canoe, reading in a pillow-filled hammock until dark, and watching the moon rise at night.
JE MAGSA Magsamen, Sandra Welcome Little One
JE Mayer, Mercer The New Baby
The new baby takes some getting used to, but she's worth it.
JE OLSON Olson, Toni Mama, Talk about When Max Was Born
[A story] "of Max's birth, which takes place at home in water. Max's older sister likes to hear about when Mama first learned that she was pregnant; about seeing the midwives; about preparing for Max's arrival and finally his birth in their living room..."--Cover back.
JE WALTO Walton, Rick Baby's First Year!
In rhyming text, the milestones of Baby's first year are celebrated.

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