Written by Courtney Adamo and Esther van de Paal
Illustrated by Lizzy Stewart
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2017. Informational.
Sweet illustrations accompany informative text in 9 Months, a gentle nonfiction book about
pregnancy. 9 Months shows how a baby grows month-by-month and also answers the question
“How is Mama feeling?” throughout the progression of her pregnancy. The page layouts are
welcoming and filled with fun and interesting “Did You Know” questions, size comparisons,
development milestones, and even facts about other baby animals.
This book is endorsed by Dr. Pippa Kyle, a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the London Ultrasound Center. 9 Months would be appropriate, engaging, and useful for any child who has a sibling on the way.