Sunday, March 21, 2021

Baby, Where Are You?

 

Baby, Where Are You? 
by Aimee Spiller 
Language: English 
MaddyCakes Publishing, LLC, 2021. 
10 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: A journey like no other...how far will you go to get your little one? Join Mommy and Poppy bird as they travel high, low, and everywhere in between to build their family. A great read for the littles, and wonderful gift for parents who created their family through adoption or fertility treatments, 'Baby, Where Are You?', is a tale of perseverance and reflects on the unbreakable hope and love for family.

Whirlwinds to Rainbow: The Story of Us

 

Whirlwinds to Rainbow: The Story of Us 
by Mark Morrison 
illus. by Michael Briones 
Language: English 
Bombproof Family, 2020.
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578733854 ; 9780578733852
Summary: A triumphant tale of resolve and hope. This book is an uplifting story that sheds light on the sometimes long and difficult road to creating a family. Written through an eternally grateful father's eyes, Whirlwinds to Rainbow: The Story of Us, celebrates the women who have fought or continue to fight the storms of infertility, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy struggles. The story is an emotional, yet empowering tale that paints a heroic portrait of how the "Rainbow Baby" came to exist and focuses on the fact that a mother's resolve is the most powerful force on the planet. Children will love the exciting and colorful warriors, ninjas, dragons, storms, and rainbows, while parents will relive the emotional experience of realizing that hope is alive and well! 

Prinsesse Petra og prinsesseslangen : jagten på babydukkens forældre

 

Prinsesse Petra og prinsesseslangen : jagten på babydukkens forældre 
by Louise Dalskov Helbo Jul 
illus. by Xenia Eline Bjerrum 
Language: Danish 
Kbh. : BoD, 2020. 
35 sider : alle ill. i farver 
ISBN: 9788743027850 ; 8743027857 
Summary: En tidlig morgen finder Prinsesse Petra en ensom babydukke i sofaen. Hun er sikker på, at den savner sine forældre, og sammen med Prinsesseslangen tager hun ud på en lang tur for at finde dem. Undervejs i deres søgen møder de flere forskellige væsner, der alle lærer prinsesserne om forskellige måder at blive til på. Kom babydukken mon ud af et æg? Lå den i maven på sin mor? Var den engang et frø, der blæste i vinden? Og hvor er dens forældre dog henne nu? Løsningen på gåden om babydukkens forældre viser sig at være ganske anderledes, end prinsesserne troede. Bogen her er en tilblivelsesfortælling, som gør os klogere på både mælkebøttefrø, haletudser, slangeæg, gravide maver, sædceller, ægceller, sæddonation og dukkefabrikker. Vigtigst af alt handler bogen om, at forældreskab kan være mange forskellige ting, når bare kærligheden er til stede. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Creating Me!

 

Creating Me! 
by Lynn Polin and Drew Polin  
illus. by Mike Goldstein 
Language: English 
Bowkers, 2021. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1735642010 ; 9781735642017 
Summary: Family-building is hard. Answering a child’s question of “How was I made?” after undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) is even harder. My family-building story has been a 6-year journey consisting of 10 in-vitro fertilization cycles. When my 4-year-old daughter asked, “Mommy, how was I made?” I wasn’t prepared to break down the complexity of the truth into simplified language. That’s how this all came to be. "Creating Me" is a customizable children’s book series for parents to explain conception through assisted reproductive technology (ART). With a balance of scientific and kid-friendly language, this personalized text is a beautiful way for any family to be able to share their conception story with their child(ren). 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Die Glockenelfen

 

Die Glockenelfen 
by Gabi Deeg 
illus. by Friederike Ablang 
Language: German 
Windy Verlag GmbH, 2021. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3948417083 ; 9783948417086
Summary: In einem Land, das fern und nah, erdacht und echt ist, leben Glockenelfen. Das Elfen-Paar Firella und Amander wünscht sich sehnlich ein Baby – doch es klappt nicht, so sehr sie es auch versuchen. Die Zeit vergeht, ohne dass die Blüten in Firellas Garten zu leuchten beginnen und ihren Wunsch erfüllen. Als ein kleiner Vogel unerwartete Hilfe anbietet, machen sich die beiden Glockenelfen auf einen langen Weg. Eine poetische Elfengeschichte oder eine Fabel für Kinder, die auf ungewöhnliche Weise in diese Welt getreten sind? „Die Glockenelfen“ ist beides. Sie zeigt, wie ein Glockenelfenpärchen einen neuen Weg geht, um endlich Eltern zu werden. Mit Liebe, Mut und Beharrlichkeit. 

Die Geschichte von Herrn und Frau Igel: Einfühlsames Bilderbuch über unerfüllten Kinderwunsch & Identität

 

Die Geschichte von Herrn und Frau Igel: Einfühlsames Bilderbuch über unerfüllten Kinderwunsch & Identität 
by Michaela Rosenbaum 
illus. by Claudia Fries 
Language: German 
Windy Verlag GmbH, 2020. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3948417164 ; 9783948417161
Summary: Eine Tier-Fabel für Kinder, die sensibilisiert: Bleib dir selbst treu! Herr und Frau Igel haben sich lieb und wünschen sich ein klitzekleines Igel-Baby. Doch Frau Igel wird einfach nicht schwanger. Sie fragen die Tiere des Waldes: die Kaninchen mit ihren zahlreichen kleinen Langohren, die Wildschweine mit ihren vielen Frischlingen und zuletzt die schlaue Eule. Aber all die gut gemeinten Ratschläge helfen dem Igel-Paar nicht weiter. Als sie sich schließlich auf das besinnen, was Igel gerne tun, hat das Warten endlich ein Ende ... Einfühlsam und mit einem Augenzwinkern erzählt Michaela Rosenbaum in ihrem Kinderbuch „Die Geschichte von Herrn und Frau Igel“ die Odyssee eines Paares auf ihrem Weg zum erfüllten Kinderwunsch. Witzig und kindgerecht erklärt: Nicht jeder Ratschlag passt zu dir! Ob Möhren essen, sich im Schlamm suhlen oder nachts auf einem Ast sitzen: Manchmal ist es schwierig, ein Kind zu bekommen, auch wenn man die Tipps anderer befolgt. Doch jeder muss einen eigenen Weg zum Glück finden. Sich verbiegen und gegen seine Natur handeln, helfen nicht. Das sensible Thema „Kinderwunsch“ wird in dieser Tier-Fabel leicht und kindgerecht erklärt. Darüber hinaus werden zwei wichtige Botschaften vermittelt: „Jeder ist anders.“ und „Bleib dir selbst treu.“! Thema „Kinderwunsch“ - lustig verpackt als Bilderbuch zum Vorlesen für Kinder ab 4 Jahren Man muss nicht immer Ratschläge anderer befolgen: eine Tier-Fabel mit dem Fokus auf Selbsttreue Erwachsene verstehen: Warum Mama und Papa traurig sind, dass es mit dem Geschwisterchen nicht klappt Verkürzt die Wartezeit aufs Baby: Einfühlsam und kreativ erzählte Aufklärungsgeschichte für Geschwisterkinder und solche, die es werden wollen. 

Ich bin ein Kinderwunsch-Wunschkind: Ein Erzähl- und Erklärbuch für Kinder

 

Ich bin ein Kinderwunsch-Wunschkind: Ein Erzähl- und Erklärbuch für Kinder 
by Ruthild Schulze 
illus. by Constanze Guhr 
Language: German 
Stadelmann Verlag, 2020. 
84 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3943793834 ; 9783943793833 
Summary: Jann ist 8 Jahre alt und geht in die 2. Klasse. Eines Tages kommt eine Hebamme in seine Schule und erzählt den Kindern von ihrer Arbeit. Sie erklärt ihnen, was während einer Schwangerschaft im Körper der Mutter passiert und wie ein Kind geboren wird. Wie ein Baby entsteht, das hat Jann bereits von seinen Eltern erfahren, als er wissen wollte, woher seine kleine Schwester kommt. Dass bei ihm aber alles ganz anders war, erfährt er jetzt, als er seiner Mutter vom Besuch der Hebamme erzählt. Er hört zum ersten Mal Wörter wie Kinderwunsch- Zentrum , Petrischale und Brutschrank . Und freut sich, dass seine Eltern diesen schwierigen Weg gegangen sind, weil sie sich ihn, Jann, so sehr gewünscht haben. 

Nanette's Barrette: Inspired by the True Story of a Family Dream Fulfilled Through Surrogacy

 

Nanette's Barrette: Inspired by the True Story of a Family Dream Fulfilled Through Surrogacy 
by Nathan Chan 
illus. by Catherine Lee 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
29 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798708959867 
Summary: Families come in all forms, shapes and sizes. Nanette's Daddy wanted to be a Parent so badly because he had so much love to give to his little one. Nanette's Barrette is inspired by real-life events / true story of their journey to how they met and how they interact with the world around them, to teach others about how diverse families exist and come together. This children's book demonstrates acceptance and the quest of one parent wanting to meet his beloved child. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Storia di un Bambino al Microscopio

 

Storia di un Bambino al Microscopio 
by Lucia Maroni 
illus. by Anna Formilan 
Language: Italian 
[Italy]: Publistampa, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9788885726376 
Summary: Questo libro è stato pensato da una mamma per raccontare al proprio bambino com'è nato, attraverso la procreazione medicalmente assistita. Un libro concepito perché altre mamme e papà possano trovare le immagini e le parole per raccontare ai propri bambini "nati al microscopio" un pezzettino della loro storia, con sincerità, tenerezza e rispetto. Età di lettura: da 6 anni. 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Pas De Petite Soeur Pour Maélia

 

Pas De Petite Soeur Pour Maélia 
by Nelly Havette 
illus. by Julie Machado 
Language: French 
Independently published, 2019. 
31 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1795284668 ; 9781795284660
Summary: Maélia est une enfant unique, aujourd'hui âgée de 10ans, qui, très tôt, ne comprend pas pourquoi elle n'a ni petite sœur ni petit frère.Ce livre pour enfants raconte le parcours du combattant de ses parents, désireux d'avoir un deuxième enfant.Il n'est pas toujours évident pour des parents d'expliquer à leur enfant des sujets liés à la stérilité, la fertilité, les fécondations in vitro. Ce livre, écrit pour répondre aux questions de Maélia, est plus particulièrement destiné aux enfants âgés de 3 à 8 ans qui ne comprennent pas pourquoi ils n'auront jamais de petite sœur ou petit frère. Il permet aux parents d'expliquer à leur enfant avec des mots simples, doux et justes une situation difficile, aux obstacles souvent nombreux pour mettre au monde naturellement un enfant.Il donne aussi de l'espoir en entrouvrant la porte vers l'adoption. 

Con sinh ra từ trái tim mẹ (You were born from my heart)

 

Con sinh ra từ trái tim mẹ (You were born from my heart) 
by Thị Hồ Điệp Phan 
illus. by Nhật Nam Đỗ 
Language: Vietnamese and English 
 Hà Nội [Vietnam] : Nhà xuất bản Lao Động, Hà Nội [Vietnam] : Thái Hà books, 2020. 2020. © 2019. 
35 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9786043010008 ; 6043010003 
Summary: Children's story about a kid who is being raised by a single mother. The kid was born from artificial insemination. 

My Daddies, the Princess and the Fairy: Simple words and pictures to explain surrogacy to children

 

My Daddies, the Princess and the Fairy: Simple words and pictures to explain surrogacy to children 
by Yoann Ortega 
illus. by Christelle Ponche 
Language: English 
2021. 
Summary: My Daddies, the Princess, and the Fairy lead children from 3 to 5 years old to understand surrogacy through simple words and illustrations boosting their imagination. The story is told by a young girl born through surrogacy. She explains to her Panda how she was born and how her dads founded her family… all with a lot of love and imagination. Through this story, the notions of homoparentality, family, surrogate, or donor are discussed… A stepping stone to stimulate discussions between parents and children. 

The Magic Egg Book

 

The Magic Egg Book 
by Shauna Nicholson-Kelly 
illus. by Maris June Findling 
Language: English 
Dancing Moon Press, 2021. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1945587598 ; 9781945587597
Summary: On sunny day on Woodpecker Farm, the eggs hatched and the baby chicks tumbled out into the world. But not all of the mama hens had babies of their own. Sometimes it takes kindness and a little bit of magic to make a family. How do you explain to a child that their family may have been created differently than other families but is still just as beautiful? A new children's picture book was created by a mom who asked herself that very question. The Magic Egg Book, by Shauna Nicholson-Kelly, tells the story of a mama hen and a baby chick who find one another other in a special way.

2 Bee Dads

 

2 Bee Dads 
by Kevin D. Knezevic-Maragh 
illus. by Dirk Gunning 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798685634825 
Summary: This is a book to help Gay Dads explain the surrogacy process to their children. The book provides a colorful and simple explanation of how a gay couple can create a family regardless of sexuality to welcome a child into a loving home.

Creating Our Miracle

 

Creating Our Miracle 
by Erin H. Azzopardi 
illus. by Indira Ogunbiyi 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798657552607 
Summary: Written for children who are born through the process of IVF and Sperm Donation. To gain a better understanding of how they are created. 

Auston the Magical Egg

 

Auston the Magical Egg 
by Stephanie Macri and Vince Macri 
illus. by Nicholas Mueller 
Language: English 
Friesen Press, 2021. 
col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1525594451 ; 9781525594458
Summary: When a little boy named Auston notices a bird's nest in his backyard, with a mommy bird and her three little eggs, he is very excited. He watches them for days until the eggs hatch and become little baby birds! It's truly amazing, but he has so many questions! He starts to wonder where he came from. He even wonders if he started out his life as a tiny egg, just like the adorable little birds. He has no idea that his mommy has an amazing story to tell him, about eggs, babies, and doctors who help Mommies and Daddies create them when they can't manage on their own. He learns that his parents needed that kind of help too, and that they needed to work really hard just to have him, after years of trying. Hearing her story, Auston learns how very special he is, and just how loved and wanted he has always been. 

Our Mama's Surrogacy Journey

 

Our Mama's Surrogacy Journey 
by Amanda M. Harden 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798595546416 
Summary: "Our Mama's Surrogacy Journey" tells the story of surrogacy through the eyes of children. Narrated by Eli and Ella, children of a surrogate, this illustrated 32-page book introduces the surrogacy journey. As a first-time surrogate, I wanted to provide my children with books to enhance their experience of the surrogacy journey. Not finding many options available, I decided to write my own book based on my experience. A surrogacy journey affects the entire family, and I loved involving my children in all the steps. "Our Mama's Surrogacy Journey" is tailored for children of surrogates, but is a great resource for all children as it embraces the diversity of families. 

Eve Gets A Sister: A story about egg donation, frozen embryo transfers and the journey to become a family

 

Eve Gets A Sister: A story about egg donation, frozen embryo transfers and the journey to become a family
written and illustrated by Heather L. Genik 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798707279188 
Summary: As a follow up to "How Monkey Bears Are Made", this book addresses adding a sibling through frozen embryo transfer. Heather and Eve travel together to meet the doctors who made Eve. The book also addresses the ups and downs of becoming a big sister. 

How Monkey Bears Are Made: A story about egg donation and the journey to become a family

 

How Monkey Bears Are Made: A story about egg donation and the journey to become a family 
written and illustrated by Heather L. Genik 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
29 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798706106997 
Summary: After many years of trying to have a baby, Heather Monkey and Murray Bear decide to accept a donation of eggs from Heather's friend Henny. This book tells the story of creating a family through egg donation. It is written in easy to understand language, directed at children of all ages. This book addresses creating embryos using donor eggs, without going into all the gory details, making it ideal for young children. This makes the perfect bedtime story, to tell your children how they came to be, as the story is written in such a way that kids can relate to it. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

My Little Fungi

 

My Little Fungi 
written and illustrated by Tim J. Horton 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
29 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798566609478 
Summary: The whimsical rhyming voice of a Daddy-to-be Mushroom takes us on a guided journey through his vivid imagination as he envisions all of the wonderful learning adventures he is preparing to share with his “little fungi". We experience a glimpse of pain as the years pass showing Mommy and Daddy Mushroom still without their “wee lad or lass.” A quick message of hope follows as Daddy Mushroom introspectively soul-searches for strength and understanding. Finally, we see the long-awaited moment of beauty where Daddy and Mommy’s dream takes form with Baby Mushroom soundly sleeping in front of them and a tear forms in Daddy’s eye. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

For You

 

For You 
by Robbyn Danyluk 
illus. by Marina Hellervik 
Language: English 
Friesen Press, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1525581678 ; 9781525581670 
Summary: For You is a book about what it takes for some parents to finally have a child of their own. Infertility is an all-too-common hurdle that many people must overcome when wishing to grow their family, and reproductive assistance is often needed in order to make their dreams come true. There are not many children's books currently on the market that talk about fertility treatments. Thus, with compassion, honesty, and hope, Robbyn Danyluk-who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to conceive-addresses the difficulties that surround infertility, speaking to both the children created through reproductive technology, as well as to the parents who have gone through or are going through-IVF and other fertilization processes. 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Once Upon a Now: The Epic Tale of Assisted Reproduction

 

Once Upon a Now: The Epic Tale of Assisted Reproduction 
Language: English 
[Spain]: 2020. 
p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 29.7cm. 
Summary: There are many different types of family. And many ways of becoming parents. “Once upon a now” narrates the journey that families formed through assisted reproduction go on. 

The Bird Family: An Egg Donation Story

 

The Bird Family: An Egg Donation Story 
by Sofia Bird 
Language: English
2020 
ASIN: B085XLVZ46 
Summary: Mama Bird and Papa Bird wanted to have baby birds, but sometimes our dreams are hard to reach They asked for help from Doctor Owl. 

Juliana's Journey

 

Juliana's Journey 
by Diana Boles 
Language: English 
2013 
12. p. : col. ill. 
ASIN: B00BEKX156 
Summary: This is an allegorical tale about a courageous chicken who wanted a family of her own. She endures numerous setbacks and is eventually forced her to make a treacherous journey to receive the help she needs. This tale mirrors my own difficulties with infertility. Difficulties, which were successfully overcome with the help and support of my Ob-Gyn, Dr. Walter Daniell, and Dr. Jay Nemiro of the Arizona Center of Fertility Studies http://www.acfs2000.com. 

The Seed Giver

 

The Seed Giver 
by C. J. Reed 
illus. by Katherine Davenport 
Language: English 
2020
23 p. : col. ill. 
ASIN: B08JKKPQM1 
Summary: The story of The Seed Giver offers parents of children born in alternative families (through embryo adoption, egg or sperm donor, or through traditional adoption) a way to introduce the concept of an intentional giver and a grateful recipient, that when brought together by God, fulfill a divine purpose and plan. It is broadly applicable in its message, yet speaks specifically to alternative families. It is timeless in its delivery, yet timely for the growing number of families that are created in non-traditional ways. 

Families Grow

 

Families Grow 
by Dan Saks 
illus. by Brooke Smart 
Language: English 
Rise x Penguin Workshop, 2021. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0593223675 ; 9780593223673 
Summary: This warm appreciation of love invites the youngest readers to share in the joy and excitement of expecting families. The lyrical, rhyming text subtly references pregnancy, surrogacy, and adoption, gently touching on the different ways a family can grow. The book's celebratory yet comforting tone incites both appreciation and understanding, leaving readers with a lasting message of unconditional familial love. Includes a simple glossary at the end.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Baking a Baby

 

Baking a Baby 
by Lauren Knight 
illus. by Chelsi Nance 
Language: English 
[Australia]: Clear Knight Publishing, 2020.
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: Baking a Baby is an engaging tool to assist parents who want to introduce concepts such as donors, surrogates, assisted reproduction, and adoption to their children through simple and immersive illustrations. Baking a Baby is the perfect introduction to the ingredients needed for making a baby – Eggs, Sperm, and a Tummy for the baby to grow. It reinforces the message that it doesn't matter who the ingredients come from or how the baby is baked; it's those who love and care for you that count. Baking a Baby normalises diversity, with characters of different sexuality, race, and appearance. 

Mein allerschönstes Geschenk: Ein Buch für alle Wunschkinder, die von Anfang an mit einer Mama in einer Ein-Eltern-Familie aufwachsen

 

Mein allerschönstes Geschenk: Ein Buch für alle Wunschkinder, die von Anfang an mit einer Mama in einer Ein-Eltern-Familie aufwachsen 
by Hanna Schiller 
Language: German 
Books on Demand, 2020. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 21 cm. 
ISBN: 375199873X ; 9783751998734 
Summary: Immer mehr Singlefrauen werden mithilfe einer Samenspende Mama. Dieses liebevoll illustrierte und personalisierbare Kinderbuch richtet sich an Kinder ab 2 Jahre, die über eine anonyme oder offene Samenspende entstanden sind, ganz gleich ob sie durch medizinische Unterstützung oder im privaten Rahmen gezeugt wurden. Es ist auch ein Buch für die mutigen Mütter, die diesen Weg gegangen sind. Das Buch ist aus der Perspektive der Mutter geschrieben, die, genauso wie ihr Kind, keinen Namen trägt. Sie erklärt ihrem Kind, das sowohl Junge, als auch Mädchen oder divers sein kann, warum es auf dieser Welt ist, ohne dabei biologische Details zu nennen. Auch taucht der Spender nicht als Begriff auf, weil die Erfahrung zeigt, dass jede Solomutter ihre eigene Bezeichnung für diesen wählt. Dadurch können sich alle Spenderkinder und ihre Solomütter in der Erzählung wiederfinden. Darüber hinaus ist im Buch Platz für Bilder des Kindes, von der Mama und von Freunden und Familie. Auch gibt es Felder zum Ausfüllen, um das Buch noch persönlicher zu machen. 

Il viaggio di Blastociccio

 

Il viaggio di Blastociccio 
by Paola Russo
illus. by Clara Esposito 
Language: Italian 
Rotas, 2019. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 22 cm. 
ISBN: 8894983331 ; 9788894983333 
Summary: Dopo essersi svegliato sotto un albero custode, un pinguino parte per l'avventura più importante che gli toccherà vivere: trovare la sua casa. Come nascono i bambini? Da dove arrivano? C'è qualcuno che li va a prendere? C'è qualcuno che li porta all'indirizzo giusto? È vero che ci sono tanti modi di raccontare l'inizio della storia di ognuno, perché è vero che ci sono tanti modi di venire al mondo: nell'incontro intimo e caldo di una mamma e di un papà, dentro un laboratorio freddo in un vetrino sotto un microscopio, in un Paese lontano prima di arrivare tra braccia nuove e cariche di attesa. Ma per tutti esiste un posto in cui si svegliano i sogni ed è lì che comincia il viaggio di ogni bambino. 

El laboratorio magico

 

El laboratorio magico 
by Berta Cortez-Lobao Sineiro 
Language: Spanish 
[Spain]: Editorial Circulo Rojo, 2020. 
46 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9788413633121 
Summary: ¿Qué pasa cuando te esfuerzas en conseguir algo y tú solo no puedes? ¿Lo vas a abandonar o vas a luchar por tu sueño? Quizás haya una forma que aún no conoces… Un cuento en el que el amor, las relaciones, la esperanza y las ilusiones constituyen el punto de partida para lograr tu deseo. 

Sharing Seeds: A donor sperm story for mummy, daddy and children

 

Sharing Seeds: A donor sperm story for mummy, daddy and children 
by J.R. Silver 
Language: English 
JR Silver, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1838225609 ; 9781838225605 
Summary: Sharing Seeds is a feel-good short IVF book for parents and children (ages 3 and up), telling just one of the many blessed tales of much-loved children conceived via IVF. This children's book about IVF focuses on a family's donor sperm journey, told in a traditional and light-hearted way, brought to life by some beautiful and colourful illustrations. The perfect book for parents to read to and with their children, whether conceived via sperm donor or otherwise, to sensitively introduce to youngsters the diverse origins of some very special IVF children. 

Robo-Babies

 

Robo-Babies 
by Laura Gallagher 
illus. by Nicci Martin 
Language: English 
Owlet Press, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1913339041 ; 9781913339043 
Summary: Following the birth of her miracle baby - from the one viable embryo - Laura decided to create a story that allowed other families to talk about and celebrate the many different ways that babies arrive into the world. This magical story for preschool children introduces a variety of robot families and their babies, of all shapes and sizes, and explains, in simple terms, the different ways families can be formed as well as the range of emotions parents can feel in relation to starting a family. Robo-Babies is a warm and gentle story for sharing with children who perhaps arrived into their families down a more complicated path, but is also perfect for sharing with all children as a way to normalise the many different ways babies can meet their parents. 

A Lemon Tree for Wilshire

 

A Lemon Tree for Wilshire 
by Gina Thornton 
illus. by Bonnie Lemaire 
Language: English 
Gina Thornton, 2020. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781777078614 
Summary: A Lemon Tree for Wilshire is the story of a young superhero and his magical expedition to fulfill his greatest desire, to grow his family tree. With his adorable (but slightly barky) puppy by his side, this young superhero will find blue seas that sparkle like diamonds in the sun, gardens as bright as rainbows, and the most magnificent lemon trees one could ever imagine. Most importantly, he will find what he’s looking for in a very unexpected way. With its underlying themes of hope, perseverance, kindness, and life’s unexpected gifts, A Lemon Tree for Wilshire is a story for families growing through alternative paths to parenthood. 

Yes, You Can My Little One

 

Yes, You Can My Little One 
by Kathy Quarles 
illus. by Rosalia Destarisa 
Language: English 
For Good Media, 2020. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: A touching story that reveals many ways of creating a family. In a series of heartfelt moments, Katie and her mother imagine the different paths to having a family that her life may take. From pregnancy to surrogacy, many concepts are referenced in a sweet and easily understandable way. 

How Do You Make a Baby?

 

How Do You Make a Baby? 
written and illustrated by Anna Fiske 
Language: English 
Gecko Press, 2020. 
80 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1776572858 ; 9781776572854 
Summary: In How Do You Make a Baby? Anna Fiske answers the questions all children are curious about: How does a baby get into the mother's stomach? Who can make a baby, and how is it actually done? With comic illustrations and a playful tone, this is a funny and factual book about an eternally relevant topic, giving parents and children a starting point for discussion. 

Happy Together, a surrogacy story

 

Happy Together, a surrogacy story 
by Julie Marie 
illus. by Ashley Lucas 
Language: English 
Happy Together Children's Book, 2020. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1733357289 ; 9781733357289 
Summary: Happy Together, a surrogacy story, is a heartwarming book to help introduce the concept of surrogacy to a young child. A story told through clear language and cheerful illustrations, readers will join Mommy and Daddy bear on the journey to fulfill their greatest wish of becoming parents. With help from a doctor, mommy's egg, and daddy's seed, a baby grew in a surrogate's tummy and was welcomed with great joy. 

The Wish

 

The Wish 
by Nille Horgen 
Language: English 
Blurb, 2020. 
48 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781715198633 ; 1715198638 
Summary: "The wish" a LGBTQI+ Childrensbook. 

My Mommy Is A Basket: Our Journey As A Surrogate

 

My Mommy Is A Basket: Our Journey As A Surrogate 
by Kya Buchanan 
illus. by C. J. Love 
Language: English 
Kya Buchanan, 2020. 
31 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578727234 ; 9780578727233 
Summary: Meet Joy! A bright and cheerful little girl whose mother is about to be a surrogate. Journey with her as she asks questions and learns what it means for your parent to carry a baby for another family. A great way to talk to young children about surrogacy and even pregnancy. 

A Wonderful Story: Some Insights on Artificial Conception

 

A Wonderful Story: Some Insights on Artificial Conception
by Gianpiero D. Palermo, MD, PhD 
Language: English 
Readersmagnet LLC, 2020. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781952896743 ; 1952896746 
Summary: This delightful picture book explores the issue of assisted conception in reassuringly simple terms. Children and parent's concerns, worries, and questions about this difficult subject are made accessible and approachable. 

An IVF Journey : Sailing By Love

 

An IVF Journey : Sailing By Love 
written and illustrated by Si Yao Shining Li
Languages: English and Chinese 
Si Yao Shining Li , 2020. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578768283 ; 9780578768281 
Summary: Having a healthy child has a long-life significant meaning in family construction for all the couples who desire to be parents. Not every couple could be lucky as they wished in their fertility journey. With the development of modern assisted reproductive technologies, more and more infertile couples have been benefited from the new technologies and become parents in the end. However, assisted reproductive technologies involve complicated medical procedures, and in most of the cases those procedures are only applied to the female partner, therefore, it requires them psychologically and physically to undertake more. The love in marriage and good couple relationship is the most powerful strength to overcome infertility difficulties and build up a good attitude on medical treatment. 

Uniquely Me: "in how I came to be" An IVF story

 

Uniquely Me: "in how I came to be" An IVF story 
by Sonya Blackburn 
illus. by Decorris Smith 
Language: English 
Outskirts Press, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781977229892 
Summary: A family story about Mya, a 4-year-old preschooler, that reflects with her parents on what are the qualities that make her unique. She discovers that what made her unique is not only her interesting characteristics but is also in how she was born into this world through in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. 

I Dreamed of You: the story of an egg donor baby

 

I Dreamed of You: the story of an egg donor baby 
by Lori Metz 
illus. by Cayla Samano 
Language: English 
Outskirts Press, 2020. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781977230263 
Summary: I Dreamed of You, the story of an egg donor baby, tells the story of how the parent and child came to be together. It allows the mother a way to open up this critical conversation and to embrace all of the love, caring, nurturing, and desire she gave to her child from contemplation to birth and beyond. It takes so much love to tell how the child came to be, and this is a love story. 

Hazel and the Extraordinary Gift of Hope: A Child's Story about Secondary Infertility

 

Hazel and the Extraordinary Gift of Hope: A Child's Story about Secondary Infertility 
by Shawandie Beale 
illus. by Meri Rehman 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798687653305 
Summary: Hazel is getting big. She takes good care of her doll and toys. She thinks it's time to upgrade to Big Sister. In this story of hope, a family navigates through Secondary Infertility together- they're a team. They support each other as they dream of what it would be like to grow their family. Secondary Infertility can be different for everyone. But one thing remains- hope. This book will encourage parents and children alike, with vibrant pictures and a message that is sure to make aching-hearts smile. Infertility is not just a woman problem or a man problem- it's affects the whole family. Learn about teamwork, empathy, and the joy of imagination in this story of extraordinary hope. Great for ages 3-10 and adults, too! 

Our dream came true

 

Our dream came true 
by Holly Jade Gill 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798551688952 
Summary: This is an LGBT surrogacy story between a married couple and their best friend. This picture book goes through all the stages of this important family decision. 

Embaby Elio

Embaby Elio 
by Christina Oberon 
illus. by GetYourBookIllustrations.com 
Language: English 
KOKO Press, 2020. 
42 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781733076814 
Summary: Elio was created in a different way than most babies. He is determined to grow from an embryo into the baby of mommy and daddy's dreams. How will he get from their dreams into their arms? Come join Elio on his bumpy adventure to meet his mommy and daddy! 

Missing Magic: Talking Infertility (Big Topics For Little Kids)

Missing Magic: Talking Infertility (Big Topics For Little Kids) 
by J. B. May 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
47 p. : col.. ill. : cm. 
ISBN: 9798678881991 
Summary: Missing Magic is a fairy tale that touches on real-life fertility struggles that countless couples and families face every day. In this story, we discover that two royal families who live on opposite sides of the kingdom are both struggling to conceive a child. While one couple suffers the loss of a pregnancy, the other battles the hardships of never being able to conceive. Both families seek the help of three magic witches (fertility doctors and adoption) in order to grow their families. This is a gentle way of explaining fertility struggles to young children and a sweet tale that proves no matter how you create a family love is still love. 

The Surrogate Chicken


The Surrogate Chicken
 
by Cirla Cole 
illus. by Kenneth Cole 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798689207216 
Summary: After I finished writing my first book: “All we wanted was a child”. I thought to myself: “How I am going to explain to my child what surrogacy is? How I am going to teach him what infertility is?” That’s when the idea came to me to write a story for small children to understand a little bit about surrogacy and infertility.I did read this book to our son who was born via surrogacy and he understood the concept of the message.Our son did help us with the last illustration. I hope your child will enjoy reading this book. 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

אַבָּא וְאַבָּא יָצְאוּ לַדֶּרֶךְ

אַבָּא וְאַבָּא יָצְאוּ לַדֶּרֶךְ 
by Dvir Dahan 
illus. by Roi Rahamim 
Language: Hebrew 
[Israel]: 2019. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: 
Available: https://headstart.co.il/project/54805#utm_source=instagram_page_01_12&utm_medium=instagram&utm_campaign=HS_Dvir_Dahan_54805

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Nurturing a Seed: A Story of Surrogacy

Nurturing a Seed: A Story of Surrogacy 
by Mardi Palan 
illus. by Amy Suha Kuttab 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1719582661; 9781719582667 
Summary: Join two children as they discover how a surrogacy is similar to nurturing a seed. This is a story of completing a surrogacy for a family that did not have all the necessary materials to grow their special plant. With the support of the community, it is made possible. This metaphor is also great for preparing future surrogates on their journey. Authored by Mardi Palan who surrogated twins for an Israeli couple, this true story can be found on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and National Public Radio (NPR). This book is also translated into Hebrew, which is read from the back cover to the middle. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1719582661

Different Just Like Us

Different Just Like Us 
by Lexi Layton and Tammi Croteau Keen 
illus. by Eddie Yeung and Joycelyne Guerra
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1973887460 ; 9781973887461
Summary: “If love is what makes us different, then I hope everyone can be different, just like us.”Nine-year-old Lexi shares the story of her very special family and how it came to be. It might not look just like yours, but it’s full of fun and love. Lexi hopes all children can be kind to one another, no matter what their families look like on the outside. A portion of proceeds from sales will benefit Carrollwood Day School. Five-star review from Readers' Favorite for Different Just Like Us: Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited bythe BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies. Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite: "Let's get to know Lexi and her family in the storybook Different Just Like Us by Lexi Layton with Tammi Croteau Keen. She has a dog, Teddy, and a puppy, Toby, who are half-siblings because they have the same dad. Lexi loves dogs and she loves to bake. She has her own business which is making treats for dogs. Sometimes she spends the money she gets from selling the dog treats and sometimes she saves it. Her family also helps her in making the treats and selling them. They have fun together and they all love music. Every family is different and Lexi is proud of her family. She has two moms and she loves both of them. Her older brother Logan is strong and healthy and he likes to work out. Lexi's favorite story is the one about how she was created. Lexi is happy with her life and the way things are. Her life is filled with love and she doesn't want to change anything. The book tackles the concept of donor children from a child's perspective and teaches children to love each other irrespective of what their families are. The story is about kindness and acceptance and the illustrations bring the concept and the characters alive for young readers. It is a good story to read out to children in classrooms to encourage them to be kind to each other, no matter what their background is. Every family is different and it is important to accept people for what they are and celebrate them. Stories like this are wonderful for children because it makes it easy for them to understand the concept in an interesting way without sounding complicated and difficult."You can learn more about Lexi Layton with Tammi Croteau Keen and "Different Just Like Us" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/different-just-like-us where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1973887460