Monday, April 17, 2017

Meeting my brother

Meeting my brother 
by Jennifer L. Dukoff 
illus. by Charles Berton 
Language: English 
Jennifer L. Dukoff, 2017. 
24 p : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692874038 ; 9780692874035 
Summary: Meeting My Brother is a heartwarming, one of a kind children's book about donor conceived siblings meeting and becoming family. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692874038/ref=sr_1_2

Monday, April 10, 2017

Mummy's journey: a sperm donation fairy tale

Mummy's journey: a sperm donation fairy tale 
written and illus. by Anja Reiler 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017.
Summary: The author of this book is the mother of a girl that was conceived with the help of a donor, at a fertility clinic in Denmark. She wanted to start early on to explain to her daughter why she didn’t have a father, but she struggled to find age appropriate literature. She therefore decided to write her own book. The book uses simple language and colourful illustrations to explain that it is possible to have a child as a single mother, without a father. It is about donor conception and assisted reproduction, explained to young children. It is tried and tested on her daughter, a number of children of different ages and their parents, as well as child care professionals. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Mummys-journey-sperm-donation-fairy-ebook/dp/B06XF53WFS/

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Dancing on Daddy's shoes

Dancing on Daddy's shoes 
by Gabriel Dietsch 
illus. by Ashley Lucas 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2017. 
52 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1545240698 ; 9781545240694
Summary: Knowing how to talk to your children about In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) may be awkward, but this book allows you to share a beautiful story of how Ella came to be and hopefully open dialogue among your family. Even if IVF is not a topic in your house then share the love story between a father and his daughter. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Daddys-Shoes-Gabriel-Dietsch/dp/1545240698/

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Penny's Pocket: a tale about bringing a sibling home through gestational surrogacy

Penny's Pocket: a tale about bringing a sibling home through gestational surrogacy
written and illus. by Elizabeth K. Hebl, M.D. 
Language: English 
Doctor Mom Books, 2017. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 0692847723 ; 9780692847725 Summary: A tale of a family of o'possums who use a gestational surrogate to bring home their second child. This is a children's book to help understand infertility and gestational surrogacy. It is intended for children under the age of 8. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Pennys-Pocket-sibling-brought-gestational/dp/0692847723/

All you need is love: celebrating families of all shapes and sizes

All you need is love: celebrating families of all shapes and sizes 
by Shanni Collins 
Language: English 
London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1785922513 ; 9781785922510
Summary: All families come in different shapes and sizes, but they are all special when they love and respect each other. These rhyming stories are a celebration of the diversity of families and encourage inclusion and acceptance in a child's relationships. By promoting diversity and understanding in family life and elsewhere, these stories support a positive approach to life at a young age, which fosters strong mental health and well-being. Each page is dedicated to a different family, with stories exploring adoption, fostering, disability, race, gender, and illness. Filled with humour and delightfully illustrated, children will love reading these stories with friends, family and in school again and again. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/All-You-Need-Love-Celebrating/dp/1785922513/

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Blib, Blob, and Blub

Blib, Blob, and Blub 
written and illus. by Bianca Neumann-May
Language: English 
Bianca Neumann-May, 2017. 
24 p. ; col. ill. ; cm. 
Available: http://lifegavemelemons.co.uk

Saturday, January 14, 2017

It took three to make me

It took three to make me 
by Jacqui Cooper 
illus. by Bill Wood
Language: English 
[Australia] : Carlton, Vic. Jacqui Cooper, 2017. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781863959773 ; 1863959777
Library catalog record: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/7296364?lookfor=title:(it%20took%20three%20to%20make%20me)&offset=1&max=99211