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The Baby Bump: Twins and Triplets Edition. Carly Roney, $26.95

100's of secrets for those nine long months with multiples on board!


The Baby Sleep Solution: a Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours a Night. Suzy Giordano & Lisa Abidin, $17.50

Using the tried and true techniques of behavior modification and sleep training, Suzy Giordano has earned reputation as “The Baby Coach,” helping families get a better night’s sleep. This is one of the few sleep books that pays attention to the particular needs of parents with multiples. Herself the mother of five children, including a set of twins, Giordano has worked with families of singletons, twins, triplets and quadruplets.


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More — 101 Stories Celebrating Double Trouble and Multiple Blessings. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Susan Meim, $16.95

Twins and multiples are all over the news these days. Co-author Susan M. Heim, a well-regarded expert on twins, has collected stories that highlight the special bond twins share, the joys and challenges of raising multiples, the multiple blessings of being a twin or having them in the family, and adventures in raising triplets and quadruplets, too! Anyone interested in twins, triples, and more, will enjoy these inspirational, humorous, and touching stories.

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Dad's Guide to Twins: How to Survive the Twin Pregnancy and Prepare for Your Twins. Joe Rawlinson, $18.95

When you find out that you are expecting twins, you are in total shock. Your mind races with a million questions and you start to stress out about what to do to get ready. This guide will help you be prepared and ready to tackle life the next several months without having to wade through a lengthy book you don't have time to read. It is perfect for the expectant twin dad whether your twins are your first and second children or ninth and tenth.


Double Duty: the Parents’ Guide to Raising Twins from Pregnancy through the School Years, 2nd Edition. Christina Baglivi Tinglof, $22.95

The classic guide — now updated and revised — provides parents with practical tips and strategies for the everyday challenges of parenting twins.


Double Time: How I Survived — and Mostly Thrived — through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins. Jane Roper, $18.50

Jane Roper never expected she’d have twins — or that they’d be such a spirited twosome. She didn’t expect that finding the right balance of work and home would be so tricky. And she certainly didn’t expect to grapple with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder during her daughters’ toddler years. But she also didn’t anticipate how much joy, laughter, and self-discovery motherhood would bring.

Full of warmth, honesty, occasional advice, and a generous helping of humor, DOUBLE TIME is a smart and engaging account of the first three years with multiples, and a refreshingly candid and vulnerable look at clinical depression.

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Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia, $21.99 (ages 3-7)

Anna Hibiscus wakes up one morning to discover the bump in her mother's belly was not one — but two new baby brothers! It’s going to be a big adjustment for everyone, especially Anna Hibiscus. Luckily, her family knows that while two babies mean double the trouble, it also means double the love.


The Early Birds: a Mother’s Story of Our Times. Jenny Minton, $17.95

In the winter of 2002, Jenny Minton delivered twin boys. She was thirty-one weeks pregnant, and her boys, conceived through in vitro fertilization, were more than two months early. Both boys were placed on immediate life support, and for sixty-four days they hovered, critically ill, in the neonatal intensive care unit of a New York City hospital. With impeccable restraint, in sharp, unforgettable scenes, Minton takes readers into the heart of an experience that is both singular and — with a significant increase in twin births over the last twenty years, and a commensurate rise in premature births — increasingly common. She offers moving interrogations of science and fate, and the role of providence in conception. THE EARLY BIRDS describes the glorious triumphs of ordinary life, even as it wrestles with the unanswerable questions that remain.


Emotionally Healthy Twins: a New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children. Joan Friedman, $17.00

From pregnancy through young adulthood, parenting multiples offers unique challenges. This book helps parents to foster their children’s individual strengths while helping them to cherish their unique sibling bonds.

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Having Twins and More: a Parent's Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth and Early Childhood, 3rd edition. Elizabeth Noble, $27.95

More women than ever are having twins, triplets and more, thanks to advances in assisted reproduction as well as the effects of having a first pregnancy later in life. In this newly revised version of her classic work, Elizabeth Noble has provided expectant parents with everything they need to make safe, informed choices and give birth to healthy babies. This comprehensive guide emphasizes optimal health as well as addressing the physical and emotional adjustments to bearing and raising multiples.


Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins: a Step-by-Step Program for Sleep Training Your Multiples. Marc Weissbluth, $16.50

Sleep-training multiples presents a unique set of challenges. This invaluable guide will not only get your babies to sleep through the night but help you stay healthy and rested so you can enjoy the many blessings of having more than one!


I'm Having Twins! Paris Morris, $20.75

I’m Having Twins is about a 3-year old girl named Paris who comes to terms with her parents adding twin siblings to their family mix. The book takes Paris through the trials and tribulations of a twin pregnancy from the big sister’s perspective and shows her how they are really hers, too, easing her transition to being a sibling.

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It Gets Easier: Surviving Twins During Their First Year. Tracey Egan, $19.95

No one prepares parents for the moment when they leave hospital, but what about when they have not just one, but TWO newborn babies? Drawing on her own personal experience as a mother of twins, It Gets Easier is a comprehensive guide to preparing for the arrival of twins and all the decisions that must be made after the birth.

It Gets Easier contains detailed guidance on everything that parents need to know, from changing nappies and understanding your babies’ cries (are they hungry, is it wind or colic?) to knowing the milestones that your babies will reach in their first year (teething, sitting up alone, eating solid food and eventually, crawling). Packed with plenty of handy tips and advice, It Gets Easier provides the guidance and reassurance that all parents desperately need until it, does, get easier.


It's Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy to Adolescence. Susan Heim, $21.95

Raising any child is a challenge, but what happens when they come as a pair? In this complete guide to raising multiples from infancy through the high-school years, Susan Heim offers the insight and advice that only a mother of multiples can give. IT'S TWINS! arms parents with the information they need, from decisions about breast-feeding versus formula and classroom placement, to dispelling myths about twins and ensuring equal treatment while fostering individuality and combating competitiveness. Best of all, IT'S TWINS! outdoes all those "dry" parenting manuals by offering chatty, bite-size bits of real-world wisdom and experiences from other moms and dads at various stages of twin-rearing, making this guide not just informative but entertaining as well.


Juggling Twins. Meghan Regan-Loomis, $29.99

The best tips, tricks and strategies from pregnancy to the toddler years.

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Ling & Ting, Not Exactly the Same! Grace Lin, $5.50

Ling and Ting are twins — they look alike, they dress alike — but they are not exactly the same!


Lucy and Henry are Twins. Elizabeth Winthrop, illustrated by Jane Massey, $22.99

Join Lucy and Henry as they have an adventurous day!


Multiples: More of Everything DVD, Volume One — Prenatal & Birth.  InJoy Videos, $39.99 Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Multiples: More of Everything DVD, Volume Two —– Postpartum & Breastfeeding. InJoy Videos, $39.99 Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

This two-volume series prepares parents for the special challenges of having twins or more through the experiences of other families. Stories of twin and triplet pregnancies, births and first-year developmental milestones will inform and encourage viewers.

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One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned about Everyone’s Struggle to Be Singular. Abigail Pogrebin, $22.00

In One and the Same, journalist Abigail Pogrebin presents a tapestry of twinship, weaving science reporting and personal memoir with the revelatory stories of other twins —  such as two sisters who stopped speaking for three years; football stars Tiki and Ronde Barber, who admit their twinship comes before their marriages; a pair of bawdy, self-proclaimed “twin ambassadors” who have created a media empire around their twinness; and brothers whose shared genetic anomaly wrought unspeakable tragedy. In this stirring account, Pogrebin shows how living identical is both a celebration of sameness and a struggle for singularity that defines us all.


Parenting School Age Twins and Multiples. Christina Baglivi Tinglof, $23.95

From a mother of 10-year-old twins, your guide to navigating the issues of raising multiples as they enter the school years. For every multiple that graduates from diapers and cribs to science fair projects and double-dating, there’s a parent facing a whole new host of concerns. Based on extensive research and dozens of parent interviews, Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples provides you with practical, parent-tested tips and advice to address the unique challenges of raising older multiples and help you and your kids thrive through the school years and beyond.


Raising Twins After the First Year. Karen Gottesman, $21.50

Everything you need to know about bringing up twins, from toddlers to preteens.

 

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Take Two! A Celebration of Twins. J. Patrick Lewis & Jane Yolen, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, $20.00 (4 yrs and up)

Old twins, new twins, famous twins, not-at-all-alike twins, side-by-side twins, let's play twins, not-yet twins, mirror twins — all kinds of twins come together in a collection of original poems. From a wave and a wink, to a twin switcheroo these whimsically illustrated poems and mini facts will leave even singletons with a twinkle in their eyes. Here is the perfect book to share with the twins in your life — and everyone who loves them.


The Twin Kangaroo Treasure Hunt: a Gay Parenting Story. Carmen Martinez Jover, illustrated by Rosemary Martinez, $22.95

A sweet children’s story of how two kangaroos, Jack and Sam, have their own twins by means of an egg donor and surrogacy. This cheerful book helps children understand the complicated methods related to their conception in a simple and loving way.


Twin Sense: a Sanity-Saving Guide to Raising Twins from Pregnancy through the First Year. Dagmara Scalise, $19.95

Practical solutions to the real-life problems of raising multiples in the first year.

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Twin Set: Moms of Multiples Share Survive & Thrive Secrets. Christina Boyle & Cathleen Stahl, $18.00

Twin Set provides a parent-to-parent support network and shares indispensable solution-oriented advice... and a few laughs along the way. There’s also a Mommy Doc and Daddy Doc onboard, two pediatricians who contribute medical perspectives on various issues, in addition to special features from experts ranging from a financial planner to a nutritionist. This encouraging and essential guide will help you savor — not just survive — life as a time-crunched parent of multiples.


Twin to Twin. Margaret O'Hair, $19.99

A simple rhyme and appealing cartoon artwork make this picture book a fun read-aloud for young children, twins or not. The boy-girl twins begin their journey as infants and as the pages turn they grow into toddlerhood.


The Twins' Blanket.  Hyewon Yum, $20.50

These look-alike twins have always shared everything — their room, their toys, a crib, and, since the day they were born, a blanket. But as they grow into new beds, they need new blankets, too. Now they face a new dilemma: they don't know how not to share.

Told from the perspective of two five-year-olds, THE TWINS' BLANKET playfully illuminates squabbles and affection between young siblings. Yum's minimalistic art astutely captures these twins' emotions as they toss, turn, and tug their new and old blankets — and embrace their growing independence.

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Twins 101: 50 Must-Haves Tips for Pregnancy though Early Childhood from Doctor MOM. Kanh-Van Le-Bucklin, $21.95

Dr. Le-Bucklin is a pediatrician who is also a mother of twins, and her book on pregnancy and parenting with multiples offers this unique and much-needed perspective.

Twins 101 features practical advice and well-researched information in an easy-to-read format. From maintaining a healthy twin pregnancy to meeting the daily challenge of caring for twins, Twins 101 guides families through each stage with insightful tips, practical advice, useful resources, and inspirational stories.


TWINS: a Practical Guide to Parenting Multiples from Conception to Preschool. Katrina Bowman & Louise Ryan, $23.95

Based on extensive research as well as their own and other twin parents' experiences of pregnancy, birth and twin toddlers, Katrina and Louise offer sound practical advice that is backed up by medical practitioners and health professionals where relevant. Detailed information with user-friendly explanations of medical jargon is peppered with amusing and moving stories of catastrophe, chaos and coping. There are at-a-glance hints and survival tips at the end of each chapter and easy-reference tables of information throughout.

The number of multiple births is rapidly increasing due to IVF and the older age range of new mothers. More people are having twins (or multiples) than ever before. This is the book they have to have.

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Twins: the Practical and Reassuring Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year. Katy Hymas & Carol Cooper, $18.00

With lively anecdotes and a host of twin-tested tips, this book gives you all the tools you need to prepare for the birth and to parent your twin babies with confidence.


Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life, 2nd Edition. Connie Agnew, Alan Klein & Jill Alison Ganon, $23.99

This comprehensive guide for all parents preparing for a multiple birth is filled with practical advice from specialists who work with expectant mothers and their twins every day. Twins! provides complete information on pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum experience.


Twins and Supertwins: a Handbook for Early Childhood Professionals. Eve-Marie Arce, $39.95

This practical handbook helps educators to support the unique needs of multiples in their physical, social, language and emotional development. Based on current research and observations in preschool settings, this book helps educators foster relationships with parents and create guidelines within your setting for working with twins, triplets and higher multiples.

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Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice from Pregnancy through First Year. Cheryl Lage, $21.95

A hybrid of prescriptive "how-to" guidebook and intimate diary, Twinspiration recounts with unabashed personal detail the tribulations and triumphs of a twin pregnancy and first year of life with twins. Incorporating a conversational, humorous tone throughout, Cheryl Lage provides a double dose of user-friendly suggestions, real-life advice, and heartfelt empathy.


Two is for Twins. Wendy Cheyette Lewison, $8.50

Twins, as you can plainly see, are just as two as two can be!


When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads, 3rd Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy. Barbara Luke & Tamara Eberlein, $26.99

This practical, nutrition-based program has been used to lower the common complications of a multiple pregnancy, resulting in healthier babies.

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Complete Booklist

The Baby Bump: Twins and Triplets Edition. Carly Roney, $26.95

The Baby Sleep Solution: a Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours a Night. Suzy Giordano & Lisa Abidin, $17.50

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More — 101 Stories Celebrating Double Trouble and Multiple Blessings. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Susan Meim, $16.95

Dad's Guide to Twins: How to Survive the Twin Pregnancy and Prepare for Your Twins. Joe Rawlinson, $18.95

Double Duty: the Parents' Guide to Raising Twins from Pregnancy through the School Years, 2nd Edition. Christina Baglivi Tinglof, $22.95

Double Time: How I Survived — and Mostly Thrived — through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins. Jane Roper, $18.50

The Early Birds: a Mother’s Story of Our Times. Jenny Minton, $17.95

Emotionally Healthy Twins: a New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children. Joan Friedman, $17.00

Having Twins and More: a Parent's Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth and Early Childhood, 3rd edition. Elizabeth Noble, $27.95

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins: a Step-by-Step Program for Sleep Training Your Multiples. Marc Weissbluth, $21.00

It Gets Easier: Surviving Twins During Their First Year. Tracey Egan, $19.95

It's Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy to Adolescence. Susan Heim, $21.95

Juggling Twins. Meghan Regan-Loomis, $29.99

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Multiples: More of Everything DVD, Volume One — Prenatal & Birth.  InJoy Videos, $39.99 Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Multiples: More of Everything DVD, Volume Two — Postpartum & Breastfeeding.  InJoy Videos, $39.99 Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned about Everyone's Struggle to Be Singular. Abigail Pogrebin, $22.00

Parenting School Age Twins and Multiples. Christina Baglivi Tinglof, $23.95

Raising Twins after the First Year. Karen Gottesman, $21.50

Twin Sense: a Sanity-Saving Guide to Raising Twins from Pregnancy through the First Year. Dagmara Scalise, $19.95

Twin Set: Moms of Multiples Share Survive & Thrive Secrets. Christina Boyle & Cathleen Stahl, $18.00

Twins 101: 50 Must-Haves Tips for Pregnancy though Early Childhood from Doctor MOM. Kanh-Van Le-Bucklin, $21.95

TWINS: a Practical Guide to Parenting Multiples from Conception to Preschool. Katrina Bowman & Louise Ryan, $23.95

Twins: the Practical and Reassuring Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year. Katy Hymas & Carol Cooper, $18.00

Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life, 2nd Edition. Connie Agnew, Alan Klein & Jill Alison Ganon, $23.99

Twins and Supertwins: a Handbook for Early Childhood Professionals. Eve-Marie Arce, $39.95

Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice from Pregnancy through First Year. Cheryl Lage, $21.95

When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads, 3rd Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy. Barbara Luke & Tamara Eberlein, $26.99

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Books for Kids

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia, $21.99 (ages 3-7)

I'm Having Twins! Paris Morris, $20.75

Ling & Ting, Not Exactly the Same! Grace Lin, $5.50

Lucy and Henry are Twins. Elizabeth Winthrop, illustrated by Jane Massey, $22.99

Take Two! A Celebration of Twins. J. Patrick Lewis & Jane Yolen, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, $20.00

The Twin Kangaroo Treasure Hunt: a Gay Parenting Story. Carmen Martinez Jover, illustrated by Rosemary Martinez, $22.95

Twin to Twin. Margaret O'Hair, $19.95

The Twins' Blanket. Hyewon Yum, $20.505

Two is for Twins. Wendy Cheyette Lewison, $8.50

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