Welcoming Babies

by Margy Burns Knight

Other authorsAnne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2018



New Edition! Welcoming Babies draws from experiences around the world to show the diverse ways in which the human family welcomes new life.

This redesigned edition features updated content and new backmatter with additional ways of welcoming babies around the world.

It’s a powerful concept, exploring the routines and rituals of a child’s first year in diverse cultures and traditions and introducing readers to babies from tiny Luke, who is spending his first days of life in an incubator, to Kasa, who is being introduced to the sunrise by her grandmother. Nontraditional families―biracial, adoptive, and single-parent―are included. The ways in which babies are welcomed into the world are wonderfully varied yet strikingly kindred. Welcoming Babies is equally appropriate as a gift to new parents or grandparents and a read-aloud for babies.

This item was purchased with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. Institute of Museum and Library Services: http://www.imls.gov


Tilbury House Publishers (2018), Edition: 2nd, 40 pages


Original language



0884486419 / 9780884486411

Physical description

40 p.; 8.4 x 7.8 inches


1 copy
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