Sunday, July 5, 2015

God's magical dust

God's magical dust 
written and illus. by Karolina Dembinska-Lemus 
Languages: English and Spanish 
Blurb, 2015. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: A bilingual children's book describing God' role in third party reproduction. First half is the English version; second half is the Spanish version. Includes relevant Bible quotes. 
Available: http://www.blurb.com/b/6199095-god-s-magical-dust

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wanted: A Journey to Surrogacy / Un viaje hacia la subrogación

Wanted: A Journey to Surrogacy / Un viaje hacia la subrogación 
by Carolina Robbiano 
illus. by Francesca Massai
Language: Spanish and English 
Archway Publishing, 2015. 
42 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1480817546 ; 9781480817548 
Summary: Two parents are doing everything they can to have a child. While they embark on a whimsical journey to build on their family, they dream about their baby, learn that love has no boundaries, and make the amazing discovery: there are many ways to have a baby. As they learn to see with new eyes, they begin the biggest adventure of their lives into the world of surrogacy –where they must rely on perseverance, courage, and hope to rise above the challenges. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Wanted-Journey-Surrogacy-viaje-subrogaci%C3%B3n/dp/1480817546/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435489458&sr=8-1&keywords=wanted+a+journey+to+surrogacy&pebp=1435489462369&perid=0DZD6C46VVY16V5F7V1R

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Wish

Wish 
by Matthew Cordell 
Language: English 
New York : Disney Hyperion Books, [2015]. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 23 cm.
ISBN: 9781484708750 ; 148470875X 
Summary: When an elephant couple decides it is time to have a child, unexpected challenges arise but, at last, the pair's deepest wish comes true. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/148470875X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Karla ønsker sig en far

Karla ønsker sig en far
by Pia Olsen and Karla Elena Olsen
illus. by Ina Kornelliussen
Language: Danish
Pia Olsen, 2015.
p. cm.
ISBN:
Summary:
Available:

El viaje al árbol de la vida

The journey to the tree of life
by Eduardo Leonelli
illus. by Sara Hernandez
Language: Spanish
Subrogalia Foundation, 2015.
p. cm.
ISBN: 9781326026950
Summary: Mom and Dad are two bunnies who want to distraction. After marrying, they realize that they can not have babies. That's why embark on a journey full of adventures to get their dearest wish: to be parents. Mom and Dad fight against fate by what nature has denied, embarking on an adventure that will take them to discover new worlds and even fairies and kings ... should seek help from your friend the cat and a magic spell ... get his cherished dream ?.
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/0-4-anos/el-viaje-al-arbol-de-la-vida/

Monday, May 11, 2015

¿Cómo llegué a este mundo? Libro para chicos que llegaron por subrogación

¿Cómo llegué a este mundo? Libro para chicos que llegaron por subrogación
Written and Illustrated by Darío Fernández 
Language: Spanish 
Argentina: Molinos de Viento, 2013. 
Summary: Este libro cuenta el proceso que deben emprender las personas que deciden formar su familia a través de subrogación. ¿Cómo llegé a este mundo? es un libro no sólo para niños sino también para sus padres, familiares y amigos. Es un relato simple que nos cuenta como es el proceso de subrogación y cuál es el motor que lleva a muchas parejas a tener sus hijos: el amor.
Available: http://www.ayconstanza.com/autores-independientes/como-llegue-a-este-mundo-libro-para-chicos-que-llegaron-por-subrogacion-de-dario-fernandez/

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mis mamás y yo

Mis mamás y yo : libro de recuerdos de bebé 
by Mundo Avolar 
Language: Spanish 
Valencia: Bostezo, 2014. 
48 p. : Col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9788494192623 
Summary: My mom and I and my mom and I are two pioneering publications for babies of families formed by women who, alone or as a couple, decide to have offspring. Two picture books where mothers may develop, with photographs and notes, the biographical journey of the first year of life of the newborn. They are the first of its kind to be published in Spain and Castilian. Arise that will fill a gap in such publications; both its graphic content and texts reflect their families to whom they are addressed. The diary of your baby. The treasure with stories, feats and anecdotes from their first year of life saved. A lasting memory of the great adventure that now Iniciais. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/mis-mamas-y-yo/978-84-941926-2-3/

Mi mamá y yo : libros de recuerdos de bebé

Mi mamá y yo : libro de recuerdos de bebé 
by Mundo Avolar 
Language: Spanish 
Valencia : Bostezo, 2015. 
48 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9788494192616 
Summary: My mom and I and my mom and I are two pioneering publications for babies of families formed by women who, alone or as a couple, decide to have offspring. Two picture books where mothers may develop, with photographs and notes, the biographical journey of the first year of life of the newborn. They are the first of its kind to be published in Spain and Castilian. Arise that will fill a gap in such publications; both its graphic content and texts reflect their families to whom they are addressed. 
Available: http://www.mundoavolar.com/producto/mi-mama-y-yo/

Noortje, over boomstammen en stambomen

Noortje, over boomstammen en stambomen
by Simone Scholtens 
illus. by Allen Beers
Language: Dutch 
ISBN: 9789492185013 
Article about the book: https://gaybyboom.nl/informatie/blog/Noortje-over-boomstammen-en-stambomen/

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Your story IVF

Your story IVF 
by Kylie and Mathew Hill 
illus. by Mathew Hill 
Language: English 
Balboa Press, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 9781504331340 ; 9781054331357
Summary: A children's book that explains the standard IVF* process to assist baby making.
Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1160971680/your-story-ivf

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mor og Kærlighedsbarnet - En solomor-barn familie bliver til

Mor og Kærlighedsbarnet - En solomor-barn familie bliver til 
by Signe Fjord 
illus. by Mikkel Brandt Møller 
Language: Danish 
Inspire & Empower Publishing Ltd., 2014. 
Available: http://www.selvvalgtsinglemor.dk/morogkaerlighedsbarnet/

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mama und das Wunschkind : Die Entstehung einer Solomama-Kind-Familie

Mama und das Wunschkind : Die Entstehung einer Solomama-Kind-Familie 
by Signe Fjord 
illustrated by Mikkel Brandt Møller 
Language: German 
Forlaget Inspire, 2015. 
ISBN: 9788792584755 
e-book available at: http://www.SoloMomtoaDonorChild.com

Saturday, April 4, 2015

FamIlle, je Vous aime : un livre sur la procréation médicale assistée, destiné aux jeunes enfants

FamIlle, je Vous aime : un livre sur la procréation médicale assistée, destiné aux jeunes enfants 
by Tammy Troute-Wood 
illus. by Brent Patrick Gough 
CreateSpace, 2011. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0986810711 ; 9780986810718 
Summary: Des millions d'enfants, à travers le monde, sont nés grâce à la procréation médicale assistée. Les experts recommandent de révéler l'histoire de leur conception aux enfants en l'adaptant à leur âge et à leur développement intellectuel. (Canadian Fertlity and Andrology Society, American Infertility Association, Donor Conception Network). FamIlle, je Vous aime est un outil méticuleusement conçu afin d' aider les familles à parler avec leurs jeunes enfants de la procréation assistée (incluant la FIV, le don d'œuf et de sperme et les mères porteuses). FamIlle, je Vous aime: Ce livre offre une histoire sur la procréation médicale assistée aux jeunes enfants entre 3 et 5 ans. Il projette de multiples et diverses images de la procréation assistée en utilisant un langage à la fois respectueux et précis de l'anatomie. Le livre offre de l'information aux parents sur la façon de préparer une discussion et de répondre aux questions. Les coloriages fournissent l'occasion d'engager une conversation sur les valeurs telles que l'amour, l'espoir et la famille. Un lexique permet d'utiliser d'autres mots pour ceux qui préfèrent un langage simple à la terminologie médicale. Enfin, le puzzle permet à toutes les familles de reconstituer et de célébrer leur propre histoire familiale. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/3586474

Friday, April 3, 2015

El safari de Zak

El safari de Zak 
by Christy Tyner 
illus. by Ciaee 
Language: Spanish 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1508652562 ; 9781508652564 
Summary: El libro El safari de Zak trata la concepción de hijos de familias homoparentales llevada a cabo mediante donante. Cuando los planes de Zak de ir de safari se ven arruinados por la lluvia, este decide darle al lector un recorrido guiado muy especial: el de su propia familia. Zak nos muestra cómo sus dos mamás se conocieron, se enamoraron y desearon más que nada en el mundo tener un bebé juntas. Así que decidieron hacer uno. En la primera mitad del libro, Zak nos cuenta sobre sus orígenes biológicos. Con un lenguaje simple pero preciso, Zak nos da información acerca de los óvulos y los espermatozoides, los donantes conocidos, los donantes anónimos de los bancos de esperma y la información genética que dicta quiénes somos. El entusiasmo de Zak, aunado a su curiosidad científica y a la gratitud que siente por los “genes maravillosos” que le tocaron, lo convierte en el guía perfecto para esta historia contemporánea sobre la concepción. La segunda parte del libro celebra la vida familiar. Las hermosas ilustraciones nos muestran las aventuras cotidianas de Zak y sus dos mamás: una comida familiar, un día de playa, una excursión o una convivencia con sus familiares y amigos. El safari de Zak pretende ser un punto de partida para muchas de las conversaciones que tendrás con tus hijos sobre cómo fueron concebidos y sobre su donante. El estilo del libro es honesto, informativo, relajado y fácil de comprender. Está pensado para niños de 4 a 8 años. ¿Quieres leerlo completo antes de comprarlo? La autora cree que tienes ese derecho. Lee el libro de manera gratuita en www.zaks-safari.com. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/El-safari-Zak-homoparentales-concebidos/dp/1508652562/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428057380&sr=1-5

Le safari de Zak

Le safari de Zak 
by Christy Tyner 
illus. by Ciaee 
Language: French 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : cil. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1507872860 ; 9781507872864 
Summary: Le safari de Zak est le récit d’un d’enfant conçu par un donneur dans une famille de deux mamans. Quand la pluie contrecarre le projet d’aventure en safari de Zak, celui-ci invite les lecteurs et lectrices à une visite très particulière de sa famille. Zak raconte comment ses parents se sont rencontrées et sont devenues amoureuses. Elles voulaient plus que tout avoir un enfant et ont décidé d’en concevoir un. Dans la première moitié du livre, Zak explique ses origines biologiques. Dans un langage simple, mais précis, il explique ce que sont les ovules et le sperme, ainsi que les donneurs connus et ceux qui proviennent d’une banque de sperme. Il explique également ce que sont les gènes, ces instructions qui nous rendent uniques. L’enthousiasme de Zak de même que sa curiosité scientifique et sa reconnaissance envers les « gènes extraordinaires » dont il a hérité en font un guide touristique tout désigné pour ce récit contemporain de la conception. La deuxième partie du livre célèbre la famille. Les magnifiques illustrations montrent Zak et ses deux mamans dans leur vie quotidienne, prenant des repas ensemble, jouant sur la plage, se baladant dans la nature et passant du temps avec des amis et la famille. Le safari de Zak cherche à fournir un point de départ pour des conversations avec vos enfants à propos de l’histoire de leur conception et leur donneur. Le safari de Zak est rédigé dans un style authentique, informatif, désinvolte et facile à comprendre. Il s’adresse plus particulièrement aux enfants de 4 à 8 ans. Souhaitez-vous lire le livre en entier avant de l’acheter? L’auteure croit que vous devriez pouvoir le faire! Lisez gratuitement le livre à www.zaks-safari.com. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/safari-Zak-enfant-donneur-famille/dp/1507872860/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427472601&sr=8-1&keywords=le+safari+de+zak

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Pea That Was Me: An IVF Story

The Pea That Was Me: An IVF Story 
written and illus. by Kimberly Kluger-Bell 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1503041425 ; 9781503041424 
Summary: "Reading this charming storybook to your preschooler is a wonderful way to introduce them to the fact that you wanted them very much but had trouble having them. Fortunately, a "very good doctor" helped mommy and daddy fulfill their dreams. The very basic fact that it takes an egg and a sperm to make a baby is introduced, making it a perfect platform for discussing In Vitro Fertilization with your child later on--when they become more aware of "how babies are made."" 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5042990

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Deseos, hadas, magos y semillas: cuentos para comunicar los orígenes en familias que han acudido a la donación reproductiva

Deseos, hada, magos y semillas: Cuentos para comunicar los orígenes en familias que han acudido a la donación reproductiva
compiled by David Poveda, María Isabel Jociles y Javier González-Patño 
Language: Spanish 
Departamento de Antropología Social of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, (España), 2015.
Available for free: http://www.infanciacontemporanea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/papers_infancia_c_vvaa_relatos2015.pdf

Sunday, March 22, 2015

All our wishes: Daddy and Papa have a child

All our wishes: Daddy and Papa have a child
written and illustrated by Charles Danziger
Language: English
Available online: http://boysinburbs.com/book/
Article about the book here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisoncaporimo/a-beautiful-family

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Families come in many forms

Families come in many forms
by Bella Mei Wong
illus. by Yoko Matsuoka
Language: English
Euclid Press, 2015.
Summary: Alex goes on a journey to find the perfect pet. He visits his friends and plays with a singing pig, a curious panda, and many other wonderful animals – depicted throughout by rhythmic text and charming illustrations. Along the way Alex meets his friends’ families – traditional, adopted, divorced, blended, IVF, same sex and others. These family forms are not presented as “different”, but are treated as a normal part of today’s world. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Families-Come-Many-Forms-Bella-ebook/dp/B00UAPZXJ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425730848&sr=8-1&keywords=families+come+in+many+forms+wong

Saturday, February 14, 2015

United by love : a happy adopted child

United by love : a happy adopted child 
written and illus. by Victoria Rikede 
Language: English 
Trafford, 2014. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781490738949 
Summary: This is dedicated to all the families that have either adopted their children/child or have children through surrogate mothers. The book is meant to be a guideline to the parents when they are informing their children on how they were conceived. It’s also meant as an awakening in the societies to get rid of the prejudices on adoption and surrogacy. 
Available: http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000626507/United-by-Love.aspx

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tell Your Story, Tell A Dream Birthday Cake: Princeliscious Reinvention

Tell Your Story, Tell A Dream Birthday Cake: Princeliscious Reinvention 
written and illus. by Angela Bermudez 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2014. 
26 p. : coll. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1502907585 ; 9781502907585 
Summary: The protagonists are an adopted princess from Sierra Leone, a princess who is a daughter of a single mother by choice, a princess whose lesbian mothers come from Iran and Mexico, and a transgender prince. Angela Bermudez, a 6 year old Latina New Yorker, self-published a radically different book to help other children like her see themselves in children's books. With her mom's help, Angela wrote this book, mostly during cross town bus and subway rides to and from school or to theater rehearsals. Angela combined phonetically complicated names, true and imaginary facts, with stories from her own life. She also borrowed stories from close friends and chosen family, who are mostly people of color, LGBT and undocumented immigrants living in New York City. Angela also drew all the illustrations in the book. 
Library of Congress Subject Headings: 
  • Immigration -- Juvenile fiction
  • Gender identity -- Juvenile fiction
  • Transgenderism -- Juvenile fiction
    Available: http://www.amazon.com/Tell-Your-Story-Dream-Birthday/dp/1502907585/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Sunday, February 8, 2015

    21st Century guide to the birds and the bees

    21st Century guide to the birds and the bees
    written by Belinda Messer and Rosie Luik 
    illus. by Jessica Smith 
    Summary: This book was carefully written to be suitable for all families to read with their children. We covered natural conception, IVF, surrogacy and donor's, fulfilling the space in the 'how a baby is made' book market and going that step further into the 21st century of how babies are conceived. Through beautiful illustrations and engaging content your children will be entrusted with the knowledge of how all the different types of conception occur. They will have a basic understanding of pregnancy and the birth of a baby. There are no surprising words and it is definitely not a 'too much information' book. We aim this book at children aged 7 and upwards. Or whenever your child is ready to start the conversation. 
    Available: http://store.iamextraspecial.com/product/i-am-extra-special-how-a-baby-is-made

    Saturday, January 24, 2015

    My Little Dish: The Story of Your Creation Through In Vitro Fertilization

    My Little Dish: The Story of Your Creation Through In Vitro Fertilization 
    by Sari Dennis 
    illus. by Linda Giacomazzo 
    Language: English 
    unpaged : col. ill. ; cm. 
    CreateSpace, 2014. 
    ISBN: 1502320479 ; 9781502320476 
    Summary: For every parent who has experienced that emotional roller coaster called infertility, this book has been written to provide you with a point at which you may begin to discuss your child's conception. Each of us has had a very different experience, very personal in nature from one another. With this is mind, the book has been authored in a generic fashion. This is a gentle yet descriptive starting point to have a conversation with your child, and to let them know about their conception. As your children grow older, you may want to provide more details and take them deeper into your experiences and the experience of infertility. You will also find special pages set aside for each parent. I encourage you to record your own thoughts and circumstances here, to specify them for your child so that they can relate to this information on a personal level. 
    Available: https://www.createspace.com/4991613

    The Dancing Fish and the Clever Crab

    The Dancing Fish and the Clever Crab 
    by Ms. Reen 
    illus. by MikeMotz.com 
    Language: English 
    27 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
    CreateSpace, 2015. 
    ISBN: 0692245367 ; 9780692245361 
    Summary: This book was written as an aid to parents who conceived a child via the use of donor egg or sperm. The target age group is between 2 and 10 years old. The decision whether to disclose the child's genetic origin's to him or her is an important one for parents. For those who choose to disclose, 'The Dancing Fish and the Clever Crab' makes it possible to approach this sensitive topic in an easy to understand way for young children, helping them to positively incorporate this aspect of their identity from an early age. The book was written by a Licensed Professional Counselor, specialized in the field of infertility. 
    Available: https://www.createspace.com/4840939

    Daddy's special gift

    Daddy's special gift 
    by Tracey Sainsbury 
    Language: English 
    London Women's Clinic, 2012. 
    Summary: Part of a series of books for egg sharers, egg donors, and sperm donors to share knowledge of their donation, a very special gift, with their own children. 
    Available online: http://www.bookemon.com/book_read_flip.php?book_id=168804&checke=c5c569db94d18c29328dd90b6da95ab8&inviter_id=169087&email=tracey.sainsbury%40londonwomensclinic.com

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

    Ebbe och ägget

    Ebbe och ägget
    by Petra Nilsson
    illus. by Linn Gustafsson
    Language: Swedish
    Vombat Förlag, 2014
    29 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 25 cm.
    ISBN: 9789186589424
    Summary: Ebbe is four years old. He wants a snake. Mommy wants a baby. She has told Ebbe how both babies and snakes are made. Mommy has received babyseed from a donor. Could it be that a snake-egg donor has left a snake egg for Ebbe? The book explores what a donor is and how sperm (babyseed) and eggs are donated so that there can be families.
    Summary: Ebbe är fyra år. Han vill ha en orm. Mamma vill ha en bebis. Hon har berättat hur både bebisar och ormar blir till. Mamma har fått bebisfrön av en donator. Kan det vara så att det är en orm-äggdonator som har lämnat ett ormägg till Ebbe? Boken utforskar vad en donator är för något och hur det går till när spermier (bebisfrön) och ägg doneras så att det ska kunna bli familjer.
    Available: https://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/ebbe-och-agget-9789186589424

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Mommy and the Love Child : A Solo Mom - Child Family is Created

    Mommy and the Love Child : A Solo Mom - Child Family is Created 
    by Signe Fjord 
    illustrated by Mikkel Brandt Møller 
    Language: English 
    Inspire & Empower Publishing Ltd., 2014. 
    ISBN: 9788792584441 
    Available as an ebook from: http://www.SoloMomtoaDonorChild.com
    Available in Danish here: http://www.selvvalgtsinglemor.dk/morogkaerlighedsbarnet/

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Meus pais e eu: a história de Max

    Meus pais e eu: a história de Max 
    by Helena Prado Lopes 
    illus. by Alessandra Tozi 
    Language: Portuguese 
    Helena Prado Lopes, 2014. 
    p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
    Available: helenaprado@globo.com

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Wie Lotta geboren wurde

    Wie Lotta geboren wurde 
    by Ka Schmitz and Cai Schmitz-Weicht 
    Language: German 
    Atelier 9¾, 2013. 
    22. p. : col. ill. ; 14 x 14 cm. 
    Summary: Dieses Buch erzählt, wie Lotta von ihrem Papa geboren wurde. Wie das geht? Ganz einfach: Er hat eben auch eine Babyhöhle im Bauch… Das Buch bietet kindgerechte Worte und Bilder zu Samenspende, Ein-Eltern-Familien und Transgeschlechtlichkeit an. Für Kinder ab etwa zweieinhalb Jahren. 
    Available: http://www.atelier-neundreiviertel.de/bilderbuecher-regenbogenfamilien/wie-lotta-geboren-wurde/

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Trip en Tux

    Trip and Tux 
    by Menno Malta 
    Language: Dutch 
    2014
    44 p. : col. ill. cm.
    ISBN: 9087593945 ; 9789087593940  
    Summary: Trip en Tux is vooral een vrolijk kinderboek, maar het is ook geschreven om het onderwerp van eicel/sperma donatie bespreekbaar te maken bij jonge kinderen. All proceeds from the book go to Unicef. 
    Available: http://www.tripentux.nl/

    La Búsqueda de Somy, un cuento de madres solteras por elección

    La Búsqueda de Somy, un cuento de madres solteras por elección 
    by Carmen Martínez Jover 
    illus. by Rosemary Martínez 
    Language: Spanish 
    32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
    ISBN: 6070084209 ; 9786070084201 
    Summary: Este libro es para ayudar a las madres solteras por elección a compartir con su hijo como fueron concebidos. Es un cuento de una ardilla, Somy y su deseo de ser madre. 
    Available: http://www.amazon.com/B%C3%BAsqueda-cuento-solteras-elecci%C3%B3n-Spanish/dp/6070084209/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414317593&sr=1-14

    La Quête de Somy, l'histoire d'un choix de devenir mère célibataire

    La Quête de Somy, l'histoire d'un choix de devenir mère célibataire 
    by Carmen Martínez Jover 
    illus. by Rosemary Martínez 
    Language: French 
    Carmen Martínez Jover, 2014. 
    32. p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
    ISBN: 6070084217 ; 9786070084218 
    Summary: C'est une histoire charmante d'un choix délibéré de devenir mère célibataire, une des nombreuses manières de fonder une famille. 
    Available: http://www.amazon.com/Qu%C3%AAte-lhistoire-devenir-c%C3%A9libataire-French/dp/6070084217/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414317217&sr=1-11

    Somy's Search, a single mum by choice story

    Somy's Search, a single mum by choice story 
    by Carmen Martínez Jover 
    illus. by Rosemary Martínez 
    Language: English 
    Carmen Martínez Jover, 2014.
    32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
    ISBN: 6070083970 ; 9786070083976 
    Summary: This is a story to help single mothers by choice to share with their child how they were conceived. Its is a story of a squirrel, Somy, and how she become a Mum. 
    Available: http://www.amazon.com/Somys-Search-single-choice-story/dp/6070083970/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414316995&sr=1-13

    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Perché hai due papà?

    Perché hai due papà? 
    by Francesca Pardi 
    illus. by A. Sanmartino and G. Torelli 
    Language: Italian 
    Milano : Lo Stampatello, 2014. 
    32 p. : col. ill. : cm. 
    ISBN: 8898312121 ; 9788898312122 
    Summary: La vera storia di una famiglia nata dall'amore di due uomini, con l'aiuto della gestazione di sostegno. Con parole semplici e lineari si spiega come nascono i bambini quando in famiglia nessuno può avere il pancione. Un racconto che aiuta a chiarirsi le idee, adulti e bambini. Età di lettura: da 6 anni. 
    Subject Headings:


    • Famiglie di fatto - Opere per bambini
    • Omosessualità maschile - Paternità - Opere per bambini 

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Piccola storia di una famiglia : perchè hai due mamme?

    Piccola storia di una famiglia : perchè hai due mamme? 
    by Francesca Pardi 
    illus. by BUM 
    Language: Italian 
    [Milano] : Lo stampatello, 2011. 
    [6] c. ill. 15x15 cm. 
    ISBN: 9788890579905 ; 8890579900 
    Summary: Meri e Franci si amavano, proprio come un uomo e una donna, e volevano avere una famiglia... Con parole semplici e chiare si racconta come nasce una famiglia omogenitoriale, cosa significa procreazione assistita e come succede che un bambino abbia due mamme. Età di lettura: da 6 anni. 
    Subject headings:

    • Famiglia di fatto - Opere per bambini
    • Omosessualità femminile - Maternità - Opere per bambini

      Available: http://www.lostampatello.com/catalogo1.html

      Friday, October 17, 2014

      Your story: How some special babies are made

      Your story: How some special babies are made 
      written and illus. by Gina Hashrard 
      Language: English 
      CreateSpace, 2014. 
      24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
      ISBN: 150077474X ;9781500774745 
      Summary: This is a book for young children who have been conceived by egg donation. Professional guidance dictates that the parents of egg-donor children may like to raise their child with the knowledge that they are from an egg-donor pregnancy. That way, the children can grow up with the knowledge of where they come from, and the fact will always be there, ready to be processed when they start to understand the facts of life. This book is intended to help parents with this task. It is targeted at very young children (aged 2 to 4 years), with lots of big pictures and few words. It explains how their parents fell in love but did not have a baby, so they went to the hospital and someone special gave them an egg. As with all books in the 'Your Story' series, there is a space for a picture of the child concerned on the last page. 
      Available: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150077474X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      Ruby's Story: An Embryo Adoption Journey

      Ruby's Story: An Embryo Adoption Journey 
      by W. Kathryn Clark and Joann Curtrara 
      illus. by Steve Kim 
      Language: English 
      40 p : col. ill. ; cm. 
      ISBN: 0990348202 ; 9780990348207 
      Summary: This heartwarming story describes the journey of how one family comes together through the miracle of Embryo Adoption. We join a mother recounting her embryo adoption journey to her daughter, Ruby, who is now around 5 years old. The mother is a single woman who was never able to find her "special someone" to start a family with; she is introduced to the donating family through a friend. The story provides an age-appropriate explanation of IVF, embryo adoption and genetic relationships, and also focuses on the social aspect of adoption. In the US alone there are half-a-million frozen embryos in storage that have been created for IVF. Once family building is complete, many parents struggle with the decision of what the next steps are for their frozen embryos. Embryo Adoption is a unique opportunity for couples and individuals experiencing infertility to build their own family by giving these embryos a home. 
      Available: http://www.amazon.com/Rubys-Story-Embryo-Adoption-Journey/dp/0990348202/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413548614&sr=8-1&keywords=Ruby%27s+Story%3A+An+Embryo+Adoption+Journey

      Tuesday, October 14, 2014

      Di mamma ce n'è una sola

      Di mamma ce n'è una sola 
      by Isabella Paglia 
      Language: Italian 
      Casalecchio di Reno (BO) : Fatatrac, 2012. 
      1 vol. (non paginato) : ill. 
      ISBN: 9788882222765 ; 8882222764 
      Summary: La parola mamma all'orecchio di ogni bambino suona magica. Ma chi è una mamma? Quante mamme può avere un bambino? Quanti modi esistono per venire al mondo? Una storia tenera, che scalda il cuore e fa sorridere e riflettere sulle diverse maniere che esistono per "arrivare" in una famiglia: il concepimento naturale, quello in provetta e l'adozione. Il tutto spiegato ai piccoli uditori da buffi bambini coloratissimi usciti dall'allegro pennello di Francesca Cavallaro con linguaggio semplice e comprensibile. Un libro divertente per educare ad argomenti importanti e attuali. Età di lettura: da 4 anni. 
      Available: http://www.amazon.it/Di-mamma-n%C3%A8-una-sola/dp/8882222764

      Sunday, October 12, 2014

      The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children

      The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children 
      written and illustrated by Kimberly Kluger-Bell 
      Language: English 
      CreateSpace, 2013. 
      24 p. col ill. cm. 
      ISBN: 1482621525 ; 9781482621525
      Summary: The Very Kind Koala is a charming picture book for young children which provides an introduction to surrogacy through the simple story of a koala bear and her husband who needed the help of a very kind koala to carry their baby in her pouch. Parents can begin reading this story to children as young as 3 years of age to begin the dialog about their own helpful surrogate. 
      Library of Congress Subject Headings:

      • Surrogate mothers -- Juvenile fiction
      • Mothers -- Juvenile fiction
      • Infertility -- Juvenile fiction

      Available: https://www.createspace.com/4184368

      The Seed, The Egg, and The Magic Love Tummy

      The Seed, The Egg, and The Magic Love Tummy 
      by Grandpa 
      Language: English 
      CreateSpace, 2014. 
      74 p. cm. 
      ISBN: 1499193696 ; 9781499193695 
      Summary: An illustrated first storybook, for under fives, designed to explain, in simple childlike terms, the process of IVF donor conception to children conceived as the result of sperm or egg donation. Fuzzy Bobbit is an inquisitive little rabbit who wants an answer to the question: "Where do babies come from?" He quizzes his little playmates, Frisky Rufus the red squirrel, Smartypants Slipper the weasel, and Bumble Firkin the shrew, but they are no use. So Fuzzy sets out to question the grown ups. His quest takes him far and wide through the forest. Along the way he meets a host of woodland creatures - Mr and Mrs Burrows, the moles, Colonel Knocker the woodpecker, Mr Skitter the squirrel, Doctor Barcode the badger, Nurse Prickles the hedgehog, and the Right Reverend Dr Plumage the kingfisher Bishop of Ash Grove. After an encounter with the French fox, Monsieur Renard and the Spanish dove, Signora Paloma, Fuzzy finds himself standing in front of his headmaster, Professor Hoot the owl. With the professor's help the little rabbit is finally able to unravel the mystery of The Seed, The Egg, and the Magic Love Tummy. 
      Available: https://www.createspace.com/4767853

      The extra button

      The extra button
      by Jules Blundell 
      illus. by Fefe 
      Language: English 
      Surrey Hills, Vic. : Michael Hanrahan Publishing, 2014.
      44 p. cm. 
      ISBN: 9780992418212 
      Summary: Benny and Rose wanted more than anything to have their own family. This is their journey. In this gorgeous picture book Jules uses a story about a gingerbread couple as a metaphor to explain the difficult concept of donor conception to young children.
      Library of Congress Subject Headings:


      • Parents -- Juvenile fiction
      • Childbirth -- Juvenile fiction
      • Childbirth 
      Available: http://www.amazon.com/The-Extra-Button-Jules-Blundell/dp/0992418208#

      Saturday, October 11, 2014

      Zak's safari : a story for donor-conceived kids of two-mom families

      Zak's safari : a story for donor-conceived kids of two-mom families
      by Christy Tyner
      illus. by Ciaee
      Language: English
      CreateSpace, 2014.
      33 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 22 cm.
      ISBN: 9781502325464 ; 1502325462
      My annotation: Narrated by a young boy, this is the story of how Zak’s family was made with the help of donor sperm. Zak takes the reader on a brief tour of how babies are made with sperm and egg, but explains that his parents didn’t have the sperm required because only men’s bodies have sperm and he has two moms. Zak explains how his parents visited a sperm bank and chose sperm from a catalog, making this the very first children’s book to describe the process of selecting sperm from a catalog. Zak also teaches his readers about “genes,” which carry secret instructions for how babies are to look as well. Zak’s tour of how babies are made is not as detailed as that in It takes love … but this is not a drawback. Zak explains just enough for his young readers to grasp early concepts around sperm donation. The book takes both a family-building approach and a child-conception approach because it explains the most basic details of how babies are made, while at the same time emphasizing that all families are made differently and that this is the way his family was made. The book employs the “helper” and the “nuts & bolts” scripts and is recommended for children ages 3-5.
      Library of Congress Subject Headings: 


      • Sperm banks -- Juvenile fiction
      • Artificial insemination -- Juvenile fiction
      • Lesbian mothers -- Juvenile fiction

      Available: http://www.zaks-safari.com/ 
      Available: https://www.createspace.com/4992334

      Friday, July 25, 2014

      The pea that was me : a two dads' egg donation and surrogacy story

      The pea that was me : a two dads' egg donation and surrogacy story 
      written and illus. by Kimberly Kluger-Bell 
      Language: English 
      CreateSpace, 2014. 
      17 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 22 cm. 
      ISBN: 1499746695 ; 9781499746693
      My annotation: This book, about egg donation and surrogacy in two-dad families, is part of the Pea that was me series written by licensed marriage and family therapist, Kimberly Kluger-Bell. It is not so much a story as it is a very simple explanation of how “the pea that was me finally came to be!” The child narrator, a green pea, explains to her readers that it takes eggs, sperm, and a tummy in order to make a baby pea. When the egg and sperm are put together inside a “lady’s tummy,” a pea gets “bigger and bigger and bigger” until it grows into a baby. She explains however that her dads did not have any eggs, nor did they have a tummy, so they visit a doctor who knew “a very kind lady” who had eggs, and “another nice lady” who would “be happy to carry their baby pea!” The book introduces very young children to the words, “eggs,” “sperm,” “donor,” and “surrogate,” and would be suitable for children ages 3-5 since it provides the most basic explanation for how babies are made. The book takes a child conception approach and employs both the “helper” and the “nuts & bolts” scripts.
      Available: https://www.createspace.com/4834676

      The pea that was me : a two moms' sperm donation story

      The pea that was me : a two moms' sperm donation story
      written and illus. by Kimberly Kluger-Bell 
      Language: English 
      CreateSpace, 2014 
      23 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 22 cm. 
      ISBN: 1495290042 ; 9781495290046 
      My annotation: Written by a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in fertility counseling, this is a book with a child narrator, represented by a baby pea, who explains how her two moms had her via donor sperm. She begins the story by asking the question, “where did the pea that was me come from?” They tell her that two things are required: eggs and sperm, which must be put together in order to grow a baby inside a mommy’s tummy. The narrator goes on to explain though that her moms didn’t have any sperm, without which you can’t make a baby, so they went to a doctor who told them “there was a very kind man who had lots of extra sperm” and would be happy to share it. So the doctor put the sperm from the man together with one of her mommy’s eggs and a baby pea started to grow. The book introduces several vocabulary words to young children: “sperm,” “egg,” and “donor,” as well as the concept that a doctor’s help was required in order for the baby pea that “finally came to be.” The book takes a child-conception approach and employs the “nuts & bolts” and the “helper” scripts. Recommended for children ages 3-5.
      Available: https://www.createspace.com/4631754

      Monday, July 21, 2014

      It takes love (and some other stuff) to make a baby

      It takes love (and some other stuff) to make a baby 
      by L. L. Bird 
      illus. by Patrick Girouard 
      Language: English 
      Catadon Press, 2014. 
      25 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 21 cm. 
      ISBN: 9780991522309
      My annotation: This wonderfully illustrated book explains how it takes three things to make a baby: sperm, an egg, and some love, and is a pretty detailed account of how babies are made with the help of donor sperm and a mommy’s egg. The book introduces children to several concepts and vocabulary words such as “ovaries,” “uterus,” “pregnant,” “sperm,” “egg,” “testicles,” “sperm donor,” and “sperm bank” and explains what each term means when it comes up in the context of the description of how babies are made in two-mom families. Children are told that a doctor helps put the sperm inside the mommy’s belly so that it could join with the egg, but also states that parents can sometimes do this on their own. No explanation of how that can happen though is included in the book. The book takes both a family-building approach because of its emphasis on the need for love in order to make a baby, and a child-conception approach because most of the book is about the brass tacks of how babies are made. The book employs the “helper” and “nuts & bolts” scripts and is recommended for children ages 5-8 because of the large vocabulary words introduced.
      Library of Congress Subject Headings: 


      • Artificial insemination, Human -- Juvenile literature
      • Reproduction -- Juvenile literature
      • Lesbian mothers -- Juvenile literature

      Available: http://www.catadonpress.com/ 
      Available: http://www.amazon.com/Takes-Love-some-other-stuff/dp/0991522303

      Saturday, July 19, 2014

      I am extra special: an IVF story

      I am extra special: an IVF story 
      by Belinda Messer and Rosie Luik 
      illus. by Jessica Smith 
      Language: English 
      2014 
      p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
      ISBN: 9780992538705
      Summary: Our first children's book in the "I Am Extra Special" series. An IVF story is aimed at children aged 4-10 years and explains how they were conceived using IVF. It is a beautifully illustrated story book dedicated to all the "Extra Special" babies of IVF. 
      Available: http://www.iamextraspecial.com/

      Tuesday, June 17, 2014

      Nora y Zoe: dos mamás para un bebé

      Nora y Zoe: dos mamás para un bebé 
      by Rosa Maestro 
      illus. by Barbara Guillén Feltrer 
      Language: Spanish 
      Masola.org, 2014. 
      28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
      ISBN: 8461693892; 9788461693894 
      Summary: Un cuento infantil, en el que dos mujeres se enamoran y deciden ser mamás. Recurren a las doctora Lola que les regalará una semillita mágica con la que lograr su sueño. Un cuento adaptado a los diferentes modelos de familia y hacer más visible las técnicas de reproducción asistida. 
      Available: http://www.amazon.es/Nora-Zoe-mam%C3%A1s-para-bebe/dp/8461693892/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403002435&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=nora+ya+zoe+maestro

      Unsere Familie: Ein Buch für Wunschkinder nach Samenspende, die mir ihrer Solomutter aufwachsen

      Unsere Familie: Ein Buch für Wunschkinder nach Samenspende, die mir ihrer Solomutter aufwachsen 
      by Petra Thorn and Margaret Ritter 
      illus. by Tiziana Rinaldi 
      Language: German 
      Mörfelden: Fam-ART-Verlag, 2014. 
      ISBN 9783945275023 
      Summary: Immer mehr alleinstehende Frauen setzen ihren Kinderwunsch mit Hilfe einer Samenspende um. Dieses Aufklärungsbuch ist für ihre Kinder geschrieben. Es beschreibt in einfacher Sprache und mit bezaubernden Bildern, wie Solomütter mit Hilfe einer medizinischen oder persönlichen Samenspende ein Kind bekommen und Familie werden können. 
      Available: http://www.famart.de/kinderbuecher/

      Thursday, May 15, 2014

      כלי נרגש מספור המפגש בין זרעון לבין ביצית : ספור של הפריה חוץ גופית ולדתו של "ילד מבחנה"

      כלי נרגש מספור המפגש בין זרעון לבין ביצית : ספור של הפריה חוץ גופית ולדתו של "ילד מבחנה" 
      by קריגר, אסתר. 
      Language: Hebrew  
      א. קריגר, 
      2013 
      col. ill. ; cm.

      Friday, April 4, 2014

      Welcome to the family

      Welcome to the family
      by Mary Hoffman
      illustrated by Ros Asquith
      Language: English
      London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2014.
      32 p. cm.
      ISBN: 9781847804617; 1847804616
      Summary: This book takes one element of The Great Big Book of Families – the arrival of new members into a family – and explores all the different ways a baby or child can become part of a family. The book includes natural birth within a nuclear family, adoption, fostering, same sex families and many other aspects of bringing babies or children into a family. The approach will follow the Great Big Book series, with twelve double spreads each exploring one theme, and including lots of humour, jokes and fun along the way. This is a unique information book, with an important and positive message – every family is different and every family is equally valid and special, no matter how or when the children arrive.
      Library of Congress Subject Headings:

      • Families -- Juvenile literature
      • Families

      Available: http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Family-Mary-Hoffman/dp/1847804616