Reading Through the NICU & Beyond
with Little Ward Books
Supporting NICU Families
One Book At A Time
Let Our NICU Journey
Celebrate YOUR NICU Journey
Meet the Ward Family
Little Ward Books is a family owned publishing company. Our mission is to raise awareness about the NICU experience, provide comfort to those with a child or children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and support reading as a family. Check out our keepsake books!
Reading helped us cope with our journey through the NICU with our 3 miracles and is now our favorite way to bond with our children. We strive to be a resource to encourage others on their own journey through the NICU and beyond.
What is the N.I.C.U?
N.I.C.U. stands for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
This unit is a department in a hospital that specializes in the care of ill or premature newborn babies.
The term neonatal stands for the first 28 days of life.
According to the March of Dimes, one in ten babies is born preterm and might require admittance into the NICU, but not all babies in the NICU are premature.
A premature baby is a baby born prior to a gestational age of 37 weeks.
Reading to babies in the NICU is beneficial for the whole family! Grab a copy of one of our books and start making memories today!
About Our Books
Our NICU Journey
Our NICU journey is an inspiring children's book and keepsake that follows first time parents as their children find the strength, courage, and perseverance to come home.
The illustrations are created from real photographs of the NICU and of real members of neonatal medical teams.
This book is perfect for an uplifting gift for new NICU parents, NICU graduates, and healthcare professionals or supporters who are dedicated to this fragile community.
One Step Behind
We are thrilled to announce the release of our second book titled "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.
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Lets Read Together
What are the benefits?
Promotes Neurological Development
Aids In Parent/Child Bonding
What should I read?
You can read anything you want! We are highlighting the benefits of Reading Through the NICU and Beyond by sharing our favorite stories on our social media platforms.
We will feature some of our favorite books that we read during our NICU stays, as well as some new books we have grown to love!
*FREE ebooks are posted often, as well as guest author Story Time.*
Follow Us On Social Media @ReadingThroughTheNICU
For any inquiries or bulk order discounts, please contact Little Ward Books.
The mission of Beads of Courage, Inc. (a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization) is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them.
Through Beads of Courage® we help children Record, Tell and Own their Story of Courage. Through the Beads of Courage® Program, children receive colorful beads that symbolize each step of their treatment journey. The beads they receive provide a powerful dose of narrative medicine that visually translates their treatment experience and helps them cope with the many uncertainties of their treatment journey. Every bead makes visible the otherwisethey receive provide a powerful dose of narrative medicine that visually translates their treatment experience and helps them cope with the many uncertainties of their treatment journey. Every bead makes visible the otherwise invisible. Beads of Courage® serve as metaphors that help the child and their family derive meaning from their experience, and help them connect to others in their life that might otherwise never comprehend all that they have been through.
To learn more please visit: www.beadsofcourage.org.