“Having a Baby, as Illustrated by Our Library History,” By Matt Kolbet

Oct 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Fake Nonfiction, Prose


Part I: Pregnancy

The Good Housekeeping illustrated book of pregnancy and baby care.

The Madness of King George [videorecording]

Toys to Knit

Dark Autumn [videorecording]

Chariots of Fire [videorecording]


Part II: Birth

Terms of endearment [videorecording]

Garden of death [videorecording]

Buried Onions

The Hours

Destroying angel [videorecording]

The Afterlife


Part III: Post-Partum

The Sound of Music [sound recording]

The Happiest Baby on the Block: the new way to calm crying and help your baby sleep longer

The Last Emperor [videorecording]

Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Nicky’s Jazz for Kids [sound recording]

The New Father : a Dad’s Guide to the First Year

Friendly Persuasion [videorecording]


Part IV: Six Months In

My First Farm Board Book

The Well-Fed Baby

Songs from the neighborhood [sound recording]: the music of Mr. Rogers

Baby Knows Best

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Quick Escapes Pacific Northwest

The Humor of Mark Twain [sound recording]


Part V: One Year In

Creature comforts. The complete first season [videorecording]

The Kitchen Idea Book

William Shakespeare’s Richard II [sound recording]

Dare to repair [videorecording]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


Part VI: You’re On Your Own

Parenting with Love and Logic

The Right Attitude to Rain

A Rainbow All Around Me

A History of God : the 4000-year quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Living Green : a practical guide to simple sustainability

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [videorecording]

The World is Flat : a brief history of the twenty-first century

Cotton Knits for All Seasons : 25 projects for babies, children, and adults

The Right Words at the Right Time

Gremlins [videorecording]


Matt Kolbet teaches and writes near Portland, Oregon.  He is the author of the novel The Futility of Nicknames.

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