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Library Books

The Multiples Otago Library has books and DVDs in the following categories:

  1. Parenting Multiples from multiple pregnancies to parenting school aged multiples.

  2. General Parenting Resources including newborn to preteens, cookbooks, fatherhood and baby loss.

  3. Childrens Books

Details of the books and DVDs available for loan are listed below. Although we do our best to keep this list up to date and note when items are out of stock, some items below may be unavailable at the time you request them. Your request is not confirmed until we have emailed you to confirm availability.


Please click on the button below to complete the request form and we will confirm by email that the item is in stock and other relevant details. If an item is not in stock you may ask to reserve for when it is returned. Any reserves will be done on a first come first served basis and only if you specifically request it. 


If you have any questions please email our Equipment Coordinator Jaime.


1. Parenting Multiples

1-1 Double Duty – The Parents Guide to Raising Twins, from Pregnancy Through the School Years

Author: Christina Baglivi Tinglof 2009 (1 copy available, 206 pages)

1-2 Entwined Lives: Twins and what they tell us about Human Behaviour

Author: Nancy L Segal PhD 2000 (1 copy available)

1-3 Having Twins—A Parents Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Childhood

Author: Elisabeth Noble 2003 (1 copy available)

1-4 Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples

Author: Christina Baglivi Tinglof 2007 (1 copy available, 232 pages)

1-5 The Joy of Twins and Other Multiple Births

Author: Pamela Patrick Novotny 1994 (1 copy available)

1-6 Twins – A practical and emotional guide to parenting twins

Authors: Katrina Bowman and Louise Ryan 2002 (1 copy available

1-7 Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life

Authors: Connie Agnew, Alan Klein & Jill Alison Ganon 1997 (1 copy available)

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2. General Parenting Resources

2-1 Baby Gone – True NZ stories of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss

Compiled by Jenny Douche 2011 (1 copy available)

2-2 Babies! A Parent's Guide to Enjoying Baby's First Year

Author: Dr Christopher Green 2001 (1 copy available)

2-3 Beginning Fatherhood – A Guide for New Zealand Men

Authors: Warwick Pudney & Judy Cottrell 1998 (1 copy available)

2-4 Toddler Taming—The guide to your child from one to four

Author: Dr Christopher Green 2001 (1 copy available)

2-5 Oh Grow Up... Toddlers to PreTeens Decoded

Author: Kathy Fray (1 copy available)

2-6 Babyfood and Beyond

Authors: Alison and Simon Holst (1 copy available)

2-7 Active Movement for Under-Fives Series One (DVD)

Homegrown Production ltd and SPARC (1 copy available)

2-8 Active Movement for Under-Fives Series Two (DVD)

Homegrown Production ltd and SPARC (1 copy available)

2-9 The Importance of Touch: A Parents Guide to Infant Massage (DVD)

Johnson’s Baby (1 copy available)

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3. Children's Books

3-1 The Twins: Two by Two

Authors: Catherine & Laurence Anholt 1992 (1 copy available)

3-2 Triplets

Author: Felix Pirani 1990 (1 copy available)

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