This is not a serious look at birth but an amusing, tongue-in-cheek treatment for older children.
Pictures may be somewhat graphic for some tastes.
Soft pastel illustrations accompany this gentle story which manages to convey the time scale of pregnancy by incorporating changing seasons and important days, e.g. Christmas and birthday. A young child is given some idea of how long the wait for a new brother or sister will be!
Birth from a Christian perspective. Can be read as a picture book or by opening flaps to reveal more biological information, although physical conception is glossed over
Beautifully photographed and sensitively told, this book documents the nine months from conception to birth including photographs of the actual birth. Ideal for parents or carers who want to share a book on the subject that isn't illustrated by cartoons or trying to be funny.
An amusing, readable account of where babies come from, without too much anatomical detail. Attractive illustrations.
Natural questions answered truthfully in clear attractive format with bright illustrations.
Comic treatment of the facts which are nevertheless clearly and responsibly presented. Accompanied by cartoon illustrations.
An ideal book for a child to look at by themselves.
Quite detailed, covering all aspects from conception to initial baby care; includes premature babies, twins and animal babies.
Unlikely to offend, but definitely needs parental help.
The whole family gather and help as Jack's baby brother is born in their front room. An unusual description of birth that is both realistic and tender. This book could prepare a child who may take part in such an experience, but its graphic pictures make it a book to share with an adult for reassurance and explanation.
Clear text looks at the changes for both mother and baby. Ideal for discussion and flaps may encourage participation.
A thoughtful explanation of sex, pregnancy and birth told in a straightforward way, but with warmth and wonder.
Gentle story of a cat having kittens and the kittens being found homes.
Sharing stories about various situations can put a child’s mind at ease and make transitions and new experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.
National Childbirth Trust
Offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood
tel 0300 330 0770