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Explaining where babies come from

To reserve any of the following books for parents/carers and children explaining where babies come from to your local library, click on the links to reserve them from our online catalogue, visit any of our libraries, or contact us on 01473 351249 or

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How to make a baby, by Anna Fiske

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.

Making a baby: an inclusive guide to how every family begins by Rachel Greener, Clare Owen

In this honest, accessible illustrated guide to how babies are made, young readers can find out exactly what is needed to grow a baby, from introducing the basic building blocks of life such as sperm and eggs, to explaining the different ways that these building blocks can be put together to create a family.

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."

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."

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."