OK - so, on a whim, I checked out a plethora of children's books on pregnancy and birth from the local library. I believe I checked out around 5 in all. Of all of them, I liked Dr. Sear's book the best (surprise surprise). It included the children in the process more than the others and didn't assume a mother would be birthing in a hospital setting. It shows mom being checked with a fetoscope and talks about the changing family dynamics more than the others I read.
It read like a children's story - not to complex, with lots of pointers on how to answer the 'inquisitive child's' questions. I only wish there were a DVD accompaniment to this. :o)
I would love to add this to my library. :o)
Dori Hillstead-Butler wrote a good book on pregnancy and birth that, unlike Sears' book, did a great job of explaining how a baby is made. The rest of it, though, I think was not as well done as Sears' book as, like all others in the Juvenile section, assumed a mom would be in a hospital, hooked up to an EFM, and in a gown. It reads somewhat like "WTEWYE" or "Your Pregnancy Week by Week".1