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Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite cover’s with that characteristic.
Author: John Steptoe
Genre: Children's Books
NATURAL HOSPITAL BIRTH
Author: Cynthia Gabriel (Twitter)
Genre: Non Fiction, Parenting, Health
These days, many mothers-to-be find themselves torn between the desire for a natural childbirth with minimal medical intervention and the peace of mind offered by instant access to life-saving technology that only a hospital can provide. In Natural Hospital Birth, doula Cynthia Gabriel asserts that there is no good reason that women in North America should not be able to have both. She shows expectant mothers what they can do to avoid unnecessary medical interventions and how to take initiative and consciously prepare for the kind of birth they want to have. Also included are inspiring stories from other women who know firsthand that natural birth in the hospital is possible. With this book, mothers-to-be will be equipped with the knowledge they need to ensure a satisfying hospital birth that they will look back on with peace and joy.
EXPERIMENTING WITH BABIES
Author: Shaun Gallagher (Twitter)
Babies can be a joy—and hard work. Now, they can also be a 50-in-1 science project kit!
This fascinating and hands-on guide shows you how to re-create landmark scientific studies on cognitive, motor, language, and behavioral development—using your own bundle of joy as the research subject. Simple, engaging, and fun for both baby and parent, each project sheds light on how your baby is acquiring new skills—everything from recognizing faces, voices, and shapes to understanding new words, learning to walk, and even distinguishing between right and wrong.
Whether your little research subject is a newborn, a few months old, or a toddler, these simple, surprising projects will help you see the world through your baby’s eyes—and discover ways to strengthen newly acquired skills during your everyday interactions.
Your Baby Week by Week
Author: Simone Cave
Genre: Non Fiction, Parenting
Guides abound on what to expect during each week of pregnancy, but when the baby finally arrives many parents are unprepared to face the weeks of unpredictability and worry that a newborn brings. Full of advice, information, and reassurance, each chapter in this insightful guide covers just one week of a baby’s development and—ideal for tired and anxious parents—the week is divided into sections so that they quickly find the information they’re looking for. All of the basics are covered—sleep, feeding, crying, washing, play, and development—and handy tips for checking a baby’s progress are also included. Clearly written and filled with vital information, this is an encouraging and practical guide to help new parents through the crucial first six months of parenthood.
A STRANGER THING
Author: Ever-Expanding Universe, Book #2
Author: Martin Leicht (Twitter)
Genre(s): YA, Science Fiction, Aliens, Humor
In this witty, adventurous sequel to Mothership, which Publishers Weekly called “a whole lot of fun” Elvie Nara is back on earth—but her life (including her new baby) is still pretty out there!
Pregnancy was pretty rough for sixteen-year-old Elvie Nara, what with the morning sickness, constant food cravings, and the alien race war she found herself in the middle of. But if she thought giving birth to an extraterrestrial’s baby would be the hard part, she was sorely mistaken.
After Elvie somehow has a baby girl, the always-male Almiri completely wig out. Suddenly Elvie’s supposed allies have shipped her—along with her father, her best friend, Ducky, and her maybe-boyfriend, boneheaded Almiri commando Cole Archer—off to a remote “retention facility” (aka alien jail) in Antarctica. Talk about cold. But things really get complicated when a new group of hybrid aliens arrive with information that sends Elvie’s world spinning. Before long, Elvie is trekking across the bottom of the Earth with a band of friends and frenemies to uncover the secrets of her own origin. Will Elvie ever be able to convince the Almiri that a conspiracy to conquer the planet is a greater threat than a sixteen-year-old girl and a newborn who won’t stop crying?