You learned in the previous post that the Summer Reading Program started last week–There were already 270 children and teens signed up for it before we opened this morning! Most of those children are choosing their own books. For those of you with babies on the way or only just arrived, here are some books you may enjoy:
If today’s blog title looks like a movie title to you, you are correct! But did you know that this movie, as with many great movies, was first a book? What to Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff and Sharon Mazel was first published in 1984 and has remained so popular that it is in its third edition. Another book that helps to guide you before and during pregnancy is Get Ready to Get Pregnant: Your Complete Prepregnancy Guide to Making a Smart and Healthy Baby, by Michael C. Lu.
In addition to more books on getting and being pregnant, the library also has books on taking care of mom. Claire Mysko and Magali Amadeï have written Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby, a guide to help counteract the blues. Another good one is The New Mom’s Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby, by Jennifer Wider.
One of my co-workers is the proud grandmother of twin baby girls. If you, or someone you know, are expecting twins or more, take a look at Dagmara Scalise’s book, Twin Sense: A Sanity-Saving Guide to Raising Twins–From Pregnancy Through the First Year. In It’s Twins!: Parent-to-Parent Advice From Infancy Through Adolescence, Susan M. Heim goes beyond the first year to include high school.
Not expecting? Not to worry! There are plenty of other books @ your library!
Susan Hoppe — Reference Services Librarian