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Our Preemie Adventure


The first book in the Preemie Adventure series; Our Preemie Adventure chronicles the journey that premature children and parents go through in the NICU. The book takes a humorous and heartwarming look at the milestones these children achieve as they work toward going home.


Written by a neonatologist and a micro-preemie dad, this book takes you on a fun RESPIRATORY ADVENTURE through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as seen from the point of view of different families around the world. Doc Fort (a true-life neonatologist) will be your tour-guide as we explain some of the breathing problems, treatments and equipment used to heal babies. The book prepares parents for NICU life and serves as a keepsake of their own personal journey for years to come. The use of humor, heartwarming images and educational tips will help to make the NICU experience one highlighted by milestones, memories, and laughter.

Our Respiratory Adventure: A NICU Story

Monster NICU


Monster NICU follows the story of one family who ends up in the NICU unexpectedly on Halloween night. The family suddenly discovers that it’s not just any NICU but one for MONSTERS!!! However, they soon realize that whether you’re a monster or human, the NICU can be a scary place for all families. Follow along on this wonderful adventure which highlights the ups, downs and milestones of NICU life with a very unique twist.

Small But Mighty

Small But Mighty is a beautifully illustrated children's book written specifically for a mother to read to her premature baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Follow her journey as she cares for her baby in the NICU, experiencing the joy, grief and unconditional love that comes with the birth of a preemie.

A NICU Christmas Adventure


A NICU Christmas Adventure is a book that shows the true spirit of Christmas with a message of hope to families worldwide. Follow three special children on their unbelievable journey with Santa Claus to help bring their siblings home from the NICU in time for Christmas. The book uses humor, beautiful illustrations and heartwarming stories inspired by real families to show life in the NICU. The book will serve as a keepsake for years to come and a reminder of the importance of family, especially in the hospitals and around the holidays.

A Trach Baby Story (I Made It)

A Trach Baby Story is the first title in the 'I Made It' book series. This book tells the story of one baby's journey to, and through, tracheostomy surgery. It's a story of survival, love, and representation. May families find comfort and hope in seeing him beat the odds and make it home! This story is inspired by my own trach baby.

Welcome to the NICU (I Made It) 

This story is a reassuring conversation between two families, one entering and one exiting the NICU. Sometimes, all you need to know is that you aren’t alone in the experience. From one NICU family to another, we are with you.

My Baby Is A Superhero

Experience the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through the eyes of a child and discover the best kept secret –There is a superhero inside us all! This book is based on the author’s family as they learned to navigate the NICU with their micro-preemie twins, born at 23 weeks.. The author & illustrator brilliantly transform the reality of the scary hospital world and requirements into a world outside of the hospital made for superheroes.

The Littlest Peanut

This beautifully illustrated gender-free hard-cover book includes positive poems, inspirational quotes, a growth chart, visitors chart and plenty of space for journaling, medical notes as well as other thoughtful pages important and specific to a preemie's journey in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Littlest Peanut was designed and created to feel just like any other baby book, with the exception that it's special for the NICU journey.

Our New Baby is in The NICU

A big brother is excited about the arrival of his new sibling. But when the new baby is born, the baby must stay in the NICU. The parents and hospital staff explain what the NICU is so that the big brother is not afraid of the things that he may see. They remind him that these things are helping his new baby sister, and it continues to be an exciting time for him - because he is still a new big brother!

Oops! I'm Early

This book is a message of hope for the parents of premature (preemie) babies. It's written in the words of a preemie, addressing his/her parents, giving them hope and reassurance about the future. The author was a premature baby herself. Another preemie baby book by this author is "Yippee! I'm Home".

Super HD, My Little Rocket

This book was created in honor of Helio Daniel Spigel’s miraculous victory from prematurity. Life doesn’t always go as planned; sometimes the challenges we face along the way to our future can seem daunting. In those moments, you are forced to confront difficulties and circumstances which will lead you to discover your strength.

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The Preemie Parent's Survival Guide to the NICU

The Preemie Parent’s Survival Guide is considered one of the best parenting books for those with preemie babies. The book has been written by us to tell you about the real experience of being in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU. No stone is left unturned in this in-depth survival guide as it will teach you how to deal with the many stressful situations in the NICU. 

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Big Sis Visits the NICU

In this delightful book the reader follows six-year-old Nicole, an excited brand-new big sis whose brother has been born six weeks early and is now a new patient in the neonatal intensive care unit or NICU. Nicole goes on a tour of NICU with Dr. Terri, the neonatologist, and learns all about the world of preemies, which is now the new world of her little brother, Charlie. This book will delight anyone who has had a premature baby, any sibling who has a brother or sister in the NICU, any former preemie wanting to know more about their first few days, and anyone who works in the unique world of the NICU.

The Moment You Were Born: A Story for You and Your Premature Baby

The Moment You Were Born is a gentle and soothing story for you and your baby as you share moments in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Includes a "Note to Parents and Caregivers" with more ideas about sharing the NICU experience and staying close to your baby.


What happens when a baby is born weeks or months before their due date? "Soon" takes the reader on a hopeful journey, honoring the fighting spirit of a preemie along the way. "Soon" fills this void by telling the story of a premature baby from birth to NICU to childhood in words a child can understand. Beautiful, realistic illustrations give a glimpse into the NICU world without overwhelming young children with too many tubes and wires. Families will treasure time spent turning the pages of "Soon" together and smiling with pride at how far they have come.

Hello, Little Love!: A Letter from a Parent to Their Baby in the NICU
Preemie Care: A Guide to Navigating the First Year with Your Premature Baby

Hello, Little Love is an inspirational book written from a NICU parent's perspective. As parents read this book to their baby it will create a special opportunity for both parent and baby to bond during their NICU stay. A child's most important connections are not merely to the various monitors found within the NICU, but to their parents. This book will help parents see beyond the overwhelming medical necessities of the NICU and instead see their beautiful baby.


The birth of a new baby is a time full of joy and wonder. But when your baby is born premature, that joy also comes with stresses and challenges.Written for parents, but full of practical advice for health care professionals alike, Preemie Care helps ease the unique preemie journey to health, with a comprehensive guide to the first year of life. Leading neonatal nurse specialists Karen Lasby and Tammy Sherrow draw on their decades of experience, empowering you with the knowledge and resources to give your little one the best possible start in life—in the NICU and beyond.

Peanut: A storybook for Mighty Preemie Babies

Little baby, I understand that life never goes exactly as planned, and that something so little can be something so grand." This is a story for small but mighty preemie babies. It's a story about love.

Sammie the Salmon

Sammie the Salmon is an adorable story about a salmon that was born very early and goes through all the same experiences as babies born prematurely. It’s a tale of love and letting go of fears associated with having a premature child.Sammie begins his life as a tiny little fish, but quickly grows into the “biggest salmon anyone had ever seen”! This is a story of hope meant to inspire other families with miracle babies. It is written by a mom of a baby born at 26 weeks, weighing 1 lb. 13 oz. Sam stayed in the NICU for three months.

Dear Baby Preemie: A Miracle in the NICU
Faces of the NICU

Dear Baby Preemie: A Miracle in the NICU has been a passion project for Jacque. The catalyst to write the book came from multiple people in Jacque's circle having premature children and simultaneously feeling alone in the process. As a preemie himself, Jacque felt more people needed to hear and visualize the mighty move of God in his parents' life concerning this epic event.


Let’s learn about some of the Faces of the NICU and the roles that they play in helping to take care of premature, medically fragile or ill infants.

Tiny Humans, Big Lessons: How the NICU Taught Me to Live With Energy, Intention, and Purpose
Go Preemies! Inspirational Stories of the World's Most Famous Preemies

In this remarkable book of personal and professional transformation, Sue Ludwig, a neonatal therapist, shares how her tiny patients in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) guided her to step off her hamster wheel of existence and into a new way of living. Through real patient stories, reflection, and practical tools, she reveals how, by following the lead of these in her care, she found her way to a more vibrant, purposeful, and impactful life than she ever imagined possible―and how you can, too.


This book showcases some of the most famous Preemies in history. The book uses amazing facts and amazing images to show what the small babies can do. 


This book takes readers on a journey with a micro premature baby named Kylo. Born weighing just 1 pound 3 ounces, Kylo may be small but that doesn’t stop him from being super! He’ll have to stay in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), which is way different from mommy’s belly, until he’s big and strong enough to go home. But adventure and growth await him during his hospital stay. This story follows Kylo on his journey to grow stronger and bigger.

Supreemie: Kylo's Journey through the NICU

 This faith-based book includes words of encouragement, positive affirmations, and a reminder of God's perfect plan. Whether this is a baby shower gift, a NICU Graduation gift, or just a positive book for kids in your life, this book is sure to bring hope and conviction to all who read it that they were born for a time such as this.

From Small Beginnings

I Needed the NICU Just Like You


I Needed the NICU Just Like You is a sweet children's book that shows babies what they went through, and that they are not alone. Colorful geometric illustrations and rhyming text reimagine the NICU experience as an amazing adventure. This book is perfect for children of any age but was developed specifically for toddlers as an introduction to their own NICU experience.

I was a Preemie Just Like You


I Was a Preemie Just Like You is a sweet children's book that shows preemies what they went through, and that they are not alone. Colorful geometric illustrations and rhyming text reimagine the NICU experience as an amazing adventure. This book is perfect for preemies of any age but was developed specifically for toddlers as an introduction to their own premature start

My Early Surprise: A Bedtime Story For Preemies

Are you looking for a colorful, rhythmic story to read to your preemie? Are you a family member or friend of a preemie parent? Are you a neonatologist or a NICU nurse searching for a fun story to recommend to parents of preemies? Were you born premature and are looking for a creative way to explain your birth story to your child? Are you a parent looking for an engaging, diverse, and entertaining story to read to your little one?

P is for Preemie

P is for Preemie is a delightful story for toddlersor pre-schoolers who were once premature babies, or who may have siblings that were premature babies and the familes and providers who love and care for them.  Dr Terri MD has been a pediatrician and neonatologist for over 20 years and this is her love letter to preemies and their families. Join her and the happy characters of P Is for Preemie in this wonderful rhyming ABC Board Book through the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery!

Prematurity and Parenthood: Poetry from within the NICU

In this eye-opening, empowering, and inspiring poetry collection, Maria Chifa draws on her experience of giving birth prematurely to her twin daughters, of prolonged hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and of various health issues encountered by her daughters to raise awareness of prematurity and to help other parents learn that they are not alone in their journeys.

N is for NICU: An Alphabet Book about the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

From the author of Small But Mighty comes another creative children's book about the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. With beautiful watercolor illustrations by Penny Weber, N is for NICU is an engaging book that every NICU parent will enjoy reading with their young child. Explore the alphabet as you take a look into the interesting and unique world of the NICU. A must read for every preemie parent and child!

Goodnight NICU

In hospitals across the country, parents return home each night while their premature or medically fragile babies remain under the care of neonatal staff. Goodnight NICU gives parents the words they may be longing for as they wish their babies sweet dreams in the hospital's most precious place: the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Written by a mom to a baby boy born at 29 weeks, this book makes the perfect gift for any family navigating the NICU.

You Know What?: Layla’s NICU Journey

Layla is a brave girl who embarks on an adventurous journey. Along the way, she forms a strong bond with a special nurse in the NICU. While highlighting the importance of family, love, and support; her story aims to inspire children with strength, bravery, and imagination.

22 and 6 Born on 11/26: Through the lens of a mother`s fight for life to everlasting life.

22 and 6 Born on 11/26, is Katonya Trent’s memoir of her son’s traumatic birth. Born premature at 22 weeks and 6 days, he is delivered by his mom at home alone. This memoir takes you on an unexpected rollercoaster ride behind the walls of a NICU journey. Miss Trent shines a light on what could go wrong during a pregnancy. She reveals challenges a NICU parent endures when having a baby four months early. Then, she shares how tapping into her faith gives her the courage and the strength to get through a process that results in nothing short of a miracle - the everlasting life of her little king.

Breathe, Eat, Poop & Grow: Our Micro-Preemie Journey

In the pages of our book, every word bears the weight of a journey that transcends mere storytelling. It's a testament to resilience, love, and the indomitable human spirit. Through the tumultuous corridors of uncertainty, our narrative unveils the harrowing yet awe-inspiring saga of our son's micro-preemie birth in Mexico. Each page breathes with the raw emotions of fear, hope, and relentless determination as we navigated the labyrinth of medical challenges to safeguard his fragile life.

NICU (Dad) Strong

Being a NICU father can be a daunting task. You have many new roles, often months before you were expecting. You tell yourself you have to support your partner and continue working full time -- all while trying to process how you will be able to support your fragile, new child. A father's NICU journey and mental health is important and deserves to have its own story. Enter this book, the NICU journey from the father's unique, often untold, point of view.

By The Time You Came Home: A keepsake story for your premature baby

A softly written, rhyming story aiming to help premature children learn about their start in life in a lovely way. With cute fluffy bears and beautiful illustrations, this book touches on a baby's time in a neonatal unit.t is also a special keepsake with space to personalize with your own child's name, milestone dates and pages to stick in photo's of your baby's journey.

The Littlest Penguin: A NICU Story

Sienna is a baby penguin who was born in the NICU. She has to face many challenges and obstacles, but she also receives a lot of love and care from her parents, doctors, nurses, and friends. This is a heartwarming and inspiring story of courage, hope, and healing for anyone who has ever been in the NICU or knows someone who has. Join Sienna as she goes from NICU to home, and discovers a whole new world of adventures waiting for her!

One Step Behind

One Step Behind is a beautifully illustrated love letter to the baby of the family as they try to find their place among siblings. Cherish important milestones of your last baby with this rhyming children's book that will tug at your heart strings.

Twenty-Four Plus Six: A Family Journey Through Neonatal Care

When Amy Brett's baby girl is unexpectedly born only twenty-four weeks and six days into her pregnancy, and is immediately rushed to intensive care, Amy and her family are thrown onto the most terrifying rollercoaster ride of their lives. Amy's account of her journey through neonatal care is loaded with impossible choices and heart-wrenching moral dilemmas. It is stark evidence of the need for greater compassion, sensitivity and family integration in the neonatal setting.


Our NICU Journey is an inspiring children's book and keepsake that follows first time parents as they navigate the neonatal intensive care unit. This book provides individuals enduring the NICU a sense of hope and encouragement. It is the perfect gift for families with a loved one or multiples in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, NICU graduates, and healthcare workers and supporters who are dedicated to this fragile community. 

Our NICU Journey: The Tiny Keepsake for Miracles

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