Adding a new member to your family is a joyous time. But it can also add a little stress to your household, especially for the little ones you’ve already been blessed with.
Here is a list of books that will hopefully help make the transition of adding a baby to your family a little smoother for your children. The following books cover topics such as how babies are made, becoming a big sibling, what to expect when and after baby arrives, and breastfeeding.
Wonderfully Made is an excellent book that introduces a young child to the wonder of God’s creation – the wonder and miracle of birth. From conception in the womb through the nine months within the mother’s womb Danika Cooley takes us on a journey of discovery… the discovery of life. Recommended for ages 5-11.
Now you can discover the inside view of the amazing human body…with the help of fantastic fold-out flaps. Find out what happens to the food that you swallow. See how a baby grows in its mother. Take a look at how you see, hear, smell, taste and touch. This volume contains three Flip-Flap titles: What happens to your food?, How do your senses work?, and How are babies made? Recommended for ages 4+.
Isn’t it amazing that you were once inside Mommy? With clear inviting text and lively illustrations, Joanna Cole and Maxie Chambliss introduce young children to the concepts of pregnancy and childbirth–from the time they begin as one tiny cell to the joyful moment when their parents welcome them into the world. Recommended for ages 4-8.
It’s the mystery of mysteries-what’s going on inside a pregnant woman’s belly? That’s what Jennifer Davis’s older children wanted to know while she was expecting the younger. So to explain, she wrote BEFORE YOU WERE BORN, now with 102,000 copies in print, a joyful lift-the-flap book that tells the parallel story of mother and baby during the nine months of pregnancy. Recommended for ages 2-6.
Before I Was Born explains in age-appropriate language the basic nature of sexual intercourse between a husband and wife and discusses conception, fetal development, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Where Do Babies Come From? (For boys or girls)
This book, the second in the newly revised Learning About Sex series, will guide you in the often difficult task of introducing and explaining human sexuality. Through simple, age-appropriate text and pictures, children will better understand how a baby develops and discover that each person is special and important! Recommended for ages 6-8.
A long-standing favorite with Christian parents, The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made will help you teach your children about families, babies, and sexual intimacy from a joyful Christian perspective. Uniquely set against the backdrop of God’s creation and our role in it, this book is an excellent place to begin presenting the information, feelings, and attitudes you would like to share with your children about the truly wonderful way babies and families are made. Recommended for ages 3-12.
When a family brings a new baby home, there are many changes. Older siblings may find it hard to understand the needs of the new baby, as well as the demands placed on mom and dad. Based on the attachment-parenting theories of the foremost authorities on parenting and childcare, William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N., this book clearly explains baby’s needs. The text emphasizes how siblings can be helpers to both baby and parents, while forging their own relationships with “their baby,” and outlines the positive aspects of being an older girl or boy. Here is a warm, insightful book that will help the whole family joyously and lovingly welcome the newest member into their lives. Recommended for age 8-12.
The arrival of a new sibling can be a confusing and frustrating time for a toddler. This book offers help to prepare them for the downfalls and delights of having a younger brother or sister. Recommended for ages 1+.
“Someone new is at our house,” begins this loving, reassuring look at brotherhood from trusted author Joanna Cole. Told through the eyes of a new older brother, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, and reminds new brothers that they are just as special as ever. Recommended for ages 4-8.
While Jenna’s new baby brother is being breastfed, she learns the importance of nursing and looks forward to her own time with Mom and Dad and her special Feeding Time Toys.
Best Milk is a delightful children’s book that helps explain and normalize breastfeeding. The colorful book demonstrates breastfeeding as natural and normal. Inside you will find animals nursing, different breastfeeding positions, baby-wearing, the convenience of breastfeeding anywhere, pumping, and all while still keeping the older sibling involved. Best Milk is a perfect tool to prepare your child for the arrival of a new baby!
To celebrate the release of Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth by Danika Cooley, I am hosting a wonderful giveaway with the rest of the launch team. The giveaway includes a hardcover copy of the book, along with several other books and products your family is sure to enjoy. The total value of the giveaway is nearly $600!
Here is what you could win:
Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth by Danika Cooley – hardcover $9.99 value
Wonderfully made is an excellent book that introduces a young child to the wonder of God’s creation – the wonder and miracle of birth. From conception in the womb through the nine months within the mother’s womb Danika Cooley takes us on a journey of discovery… the discovery of life.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13
Touch of Life First Trimester Fetal Models $89.95 value
Sculpted from real-life photos, these four fetal models representing weeks 7, 8, 9, and 10 after conception have a personality of their own, and the life-like feel of the skin brings home the humanity of the preborn baby in its first trimester of life. Accurately portrayed thanks to medical descriptions and photos, these little samples of life are a great educational tool for helping to understand the wonder of the early stages of human development.
Bible Road Trip Year One Curriculum (includes Lower and Upper Grammar Notebooking Journals $60 value
The Bible Road Trip Year One Curriculum is a 463-page digital PDF download of the full Bible Road Trip Year One curriculum for all five levels, preschool through high school. The Bible Road Trip Year One Curriculum includes the Parent / Teacher Guide and 32 weeks of curriculum schedules for all grades.
$100 Amazon Gift Card $100 value
Enjoy shopping Amazon with a gift of $100 + an adorable bookmark.
Big Bible Science: Experiment and Explore God’s World by Erin Lee Green (Ages 5-11) $12.99 value
Big Bible Science helps children and those who teach them to explore God’s World and God’s Word through real live science experiments. There are twenty-one different units taking students through scientific concepts such as Gravity, Friction, Animal Classification and the Nervous System.
My 1st Books and More by Carine MacKenzie and Philip Ross (ages 4-7) $15.99 value
Who is God? What does he do? Can I know Jesus? Why did he die? Children always have questions about God. They want to know what it means to be a Christian and who Jesus is. My 1st Books and More gives a year’s worth and more of bible readings, devotions and memory verses.
Living Water in the Desert: True Stories of God at Work in Iran by Rebecca Davis $8.99 value
One man was overcome by the missionary’s kindness. Another was stopped by a vision of men in blue. One became sick and tired of his own religion. Another saw a man named Jesus in a dream, coming to him on a donkey. A girl found a strange book on the floor of the library and visited a secret prayer meeting. All of them eventually came to Jesus Christ for His full and free salvation, becoming missionaries to their own people. Seventeen chapters tell true stories of the Living Water pouring out on the country of Iran, even up to the present day.
Lights in a Dark Place: True Stories of God at Work in Colombia by Rebecca Davis (ages 7-12) $8.99 value
Colombia has been known as a land of violence, but God is at work! Even though the Colombian people have reacted with violence to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God has delivered people from burning houses . . . God has healed ones who cursed . . . God has given people dreams and visions . . . God has rescued kidnapers . . . God has conquered demons of darkness. Read fourteen true stories of the Light of the World shining in the land of Colombia, South America.
Jungle Doctor’s Monkey Tales by Paul White $8.99 value
The wisdom of monkeys is proverbially small. They never could remember not to get too near to the hind feet of zebra, nor to throw coconuts at Chewi the leopard, nor to look into the eyes of snakes. Luckily for his little nephews, Uncle Nyani, the only survivor of a family of seven, is always near at hand to tell them how they can live to be as old as he is!
Jungle Doctor’s Tug-of-War by Paul White (ages 5-11) $8.99 value
Even by monkey standards, young Toto is pretty dim! Those baddies of the jungle, Crunch the Crocodile, Mbisi the Hyena, Slinki the Jackal, Vibi the Vulture and Gnark the crow look as though they are going to have an easy time finishing him off. However, Toto soon finds himself in the middle of a tug-of-war, for his real friends, Elephant, Giraffe, Parrot and Hornbill are determined to rescue him from the clutches of the jungle underworld.
The Bible’s Big Story: Salvation History for Kids by James M. Hamilton Jr. $4.99
With easily remembered rhymes and Bible verses take your child through the span of Salvation History from Creation to the Fall, the Flood to the Exodus, the Exile to the Crucifixion and beyond… James M. Hamilton writes about real history, God’s Salvation History, and our future.
1000s of topical pages, themes, and designs . . . Perfect for any subject or study A to Z!
Art Study ♦ Copywork ♦ Character Study ♦ Famous Men & Women ♦ Geography (state/country studies, continental, world maps) ♦ History of the Ancient World, Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, and Modern Times ♦ Music Study ♦ Nature Study ♦ Science ♦ Timelines ♦ and more!
A customizable home management planner for every area of your life that craves order.
Hal and Melanie Young: Mom & Dad Special: Raising Real Men (book + audiobook) plus a free registration to both Boot Camp 9-12 AND Boyhood Boot Camp. $101 value
If this is God’s chosen gift to us, then why does it seem so hard? How can we prepare these boys to serve God when we can barely make it through the day? Isn’t there a better way? The answer is yes.
When You Lie Down: Lullabies and Scripture Songs CD $12.97 value
These twelve songs remind us that true rest, comfort and hope come from God alone. This music is an awesome way to experience God’s Word with your baby, kids and family. You will discover that this album will be a powerful addition to use in your personal time with God.
Seeds Onesie- Psalm 139:13-14 $14.97 value
Seeds Family Worship Onesie featuring Psalm 139:13-14 on the front with a small Seeds logo on the back.
Cultivating Responsibility: Parenting Wisdom for Ages 9-12 by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN $14.99 value
The later elementary age years are among the greatest times to build responsibility in children. Heart transformation takes place when parents use other tools than behavior modification.
Elementary Foundations: Parenting Wisdom for Ages 5-8by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN $14.99 value
Many new things happen during the ages of 5-8. Children start school, develop significant friendships, learn to think abstractly instead of just concretely, and have a greater ability to draw close to God. Parenting during this stage produces a number of challenges and opportunities so you’ll want to be prepared.
Join us for the Wonderfully Made Facebook Release Party on Thursday, April 21. We’ll have even more giveaways and freebies, too! The party begins at 9pm EST, and you can RSVP on the event page