Andrew C. HOW BABIES ARE MADE.
Simple, informative text and bright cut
paper pictures explain how reproduction occurs in
plants, chickens, dogs, and humans.
Roslyn. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY BABY.
In this photo essay with simple text, a
little boy explains his mother's pregnancy, the
birth and care of the baby, and his feelings about
having a new baby in the family. (Preschool-Grade
Robert B. SO THAT'S HOW I WAS BORN!
When Joey's friend Lisa tells him how
babies are made, he doesn't believe her and asks
his parents for the truth. Conversational language
and clear, simple illustrations introduce the
differences between males and females and how
reproduction occurs. (Grade 1-Grade 3)
Joanna. HOW YOU WERE BORN.
Cole uses simple, reassuring language to
explain the process of conception and birth.
Photographs depict a wide range of families.
Joanna. MY PUPPY IS BORN.
Wonderful color photographs and a simple
text show the birth and growth of Norfolk terrier
puppies through the eyes of a little girl.
Fred. THE NEW BABY.
Fred Rogers gives a realistic look at the
changes that occur in a family after a baby
arrives. Photographs depict a wide range of
families. (Preschool-Grade 1)
Martha. NOBODY ASKED ME IF I WANTED A BABY
Oliver dislikes the attention showered on
his new baby sister so he tries to give her away.
But he changes his mind when his sister prefers him
to the new family he has found to take her.
Catherine. AREN'T YOU LUCKY!
When the new baby arries everyone tells
big sister, "aren't you lucky"; but big sister
doesn't feel lucky and behaves badly. This attitude
ends when she learns her value as a big sister.
Lawrence. WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH A.J.?
A.J. responds to his new baby sister with
anger and jealousy. It takes time for him to
realize his important and unique place in the
family. (Grade 1-Grade 3)
Tony. BILLY AND THE BABY.
Billy's parents take special care to prepare him
for the baby's arrival even though Billy appears to
be unconcerned. When the baby does arrive, Billy
gives her a present he has been preparing all
along. (Preschool-Grade 2)
Lucille. EVERETT ANDERSON'S NINE MONTH
After learning to accept a new father, Everett must
then learn to accept a new half-sister.
Pat Lowery. WAITING FOR BABY JOE.
Baby Joe has been born prematurely and needs
special care at the hospital. His big sister Missy
eagerly awaits his arrival home. Clear, simple text
complements the soft tone of the black and white
photgraphs. (Preschool-Grade 2)
Dorothy. WILL THERE BE A LAP FOR ME?
A bright, simple picture book in which Kyle misses
his "special place," his mother's lap, while she is
pregnant. Once the baby is born, Kyle also misses
his mother's attention. (Preschool-Grade 1)
Tessa. BABIES, BABIES, BABIES.
A brother and sister ask their pregnant mother
questions about human and animal babies. Bright,
colorful illustrations add to the simple,
informative text. (Preschool-Grade 1)
Katharine. ANGELINA'S BABY SISTER.
Angelina couldn't wait to be a big sister until she
discovered that nobody had time for her anymore.
Chihiro. A NEW BABY IS COMING TO MY
A quite story about a little girl's waiting for her
new baby brother's joyous arrival home from the
hospital. (Preschool-Grade 1)
Ezra Jack. PETER'S CHAIR.
When father starts painting Peter's old baby things
pink, Peter decides to leave home. He soon
realizes, though, that he has outgrown these things
and the baby needs them. (Preschool-Grade 2)
Jan. 101 THINGS TO DO WITH A BABY.
Simple captions explain 101 illustrations of things
to do with a new baby. (Preschool-Grade 2)
Bernadette. DAVID'S WAITING DAY.
David has been waiting a long time for the new
baby. Finally he and his grandmother welcome
everyone home. (Preschool-Grade 2)
by Kim Shapiro, Faneuil Branch, Boston Public