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Explaining where babies come from

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Let's Talk About where Babies Come From: a book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies and families, by Robie H. Harris & Michael Emberley

"This clear, lively information book about sex and reproduction covers all the main areas: babies, reproduction, bodies, chromosomes, genes, growing up, love, health and lots more. The information is imparted simply and reassuringly with humorous commentary from an inquisitive bird and a squeamish bee and very friendly full-colour cartoon-strip illustrations."

Made With Love: how babies are made, by Kate Petty & Charlotte Middleton

"In this informative and friendly picture book, children can find simple answers to big questions about how they came to be born. 'Where did I come from?' asks the curious daughter. 'You grew in my tummy. Everyone in the world was once a baby in their mum's tummy,' answers Mum."

My Amazing Journey: a first look at where babies come from, by Pat Thomas & Lesley Harker

"Using beautiful but realistic artwork, Pat Thomas and Lesley Harker take the subject of reproduction and birth and explain the facts, gently but seriously, for the very youngest of readers."

Where Babies Come From, by Rosemary Stones & Nick Sharratt

"This illustrated book explains accurately, honestly and in a relaxed way where babies really come from. When a new baby is on the way, this friendly book is an ideal family resource."

Where Did I Come From? A first look at sex education, by Claire Llewellyn & Mike Gordon

"Where Did I Come From? takes a look at human reproduction. Written for young children, the book gently explains how babies grow inside their mothers, how life begins and how babies are born."

Mummy, Mummy, What's in Your Tummy?, by Sarah Simpson-Enock & Linzi West

"Every day Mummy's tummy gets bigger and bigger but what could be inside? A fairy with wings? A boat painted blue? The Man in the Moon? This little child just can't wait to see what it could be."

What's Inside Your Tummy, Mummy?, by Abby Cocovini

"The perfect book for introducing a young child to the concept of where babies come from and how they grow. This book is ideal for sharing and discussing all the changes going on inside 'Mummy's tummy'."

How Did I Begin?, by Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom

"How Did I Begin? is a friendly introduction to the facts of life for young children that follows the story of a new life from the moment of conception to the birth of a baby. The book invites lots of discussion and provides answers to all those questions."

Where Do Babies Come From?, by Katie Daynes & Christine Pym

"This is a simple but effective book that explains the facts of life to young children with easy, comprehensive text. Lift the flaps to see how baby animals and people are born, why babies cry, and how they learn to speak."

Let's Talk about the Birds and the Bees, by Molly Potter & Sarah Jennings

"It's natural for young children to have questions about their bodies and where they came from, but it can seem a daunting task to answer honestly so that they understand the subtleties of puberty, sex, reproduction and relationships, and are comfortable with their bodies.

"This books uses clear, easy to understand language to answer complex questions about sex and relationships, and covers all manner of tricky subjects from puberty to consent with delicate accuracy and honesty."