Mother’s Milk Books is a small, family-run press that publishes high-quality, beautiful books for adults and children that normalize breastfeeding and celebrate femininity and empathy. There are very few books on the market that illustrate the natural beauty of the breastfeeding mother-child dyad, and we at Mother’s Milk Books would like to change that!
Baby X, the debut novel by Rebecca Ann Smith which is a “feminist Brave New World for the twenty-first century” has been awarded the Eric Hoffer Da Vinci Eye for superior cover art, the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award for superior work by a debut author, as well as being the winner of the Commercial Fiction category of the overall book prize. Baby X was also recently shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award. The novel has gained many excellent reviews, with Amazon bestselling author, Emily Organ writing:
“Rebecca has written an extremely thought-provoking tale about science and motherhood which made me question whether the two can ever be compatible. It’s a sophisticated debut which raises more questions than it answers. It will leave you thinking long after you’ve finished the last page.”
In other news, the sequel to our first ever children’s book, Oy Yew, by Ana Salote, which was longlisted for the Times/Chicken House prize for children’s fiction, entitled Nondula, is now available to buy from our shop as a paperback. (The Kindle version is out now too.) Oy Yew and its sequel are suitable for any reader aged 8 upwards; the books have already garnered a goodly number of fans, with reviewers writing that Oy Yew is, “Destined to be a classic.” And that: “This book entertains on so many levels. Charles Kingsley meets Jasper Fforde with shades of Gormenghast.” The first chapter of Oy Yew can be read here; we hope it is enticement enough to make you want to read more! And if you’d like to know more about Oy and his adventures, come and meet him on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OyYew
Greetings cards and prints, featuring some of the beautiful art and poetry from our first title Musings on Mothering (a charity anthology which raises money for the breastfeeding support charity La Leche League GB) continue to be popular. To buy any of our products from our online shop, using Paypal, debit/credit card, bank transfer or cheque, please visit the shop pages of this website.
If you are interested in buying multiple copies of any of our titles, we can organize a bulk discount for you. If you’d like to order via email and pay by cheque, through the post, we can organize that too! Simply get in touch via the contact page to find out more.
Milestones of Motherhood
In other news, our newest author, Clare Cooper is currently working on a non-fiction book entitled Milestones of Motherhood (due to be published in 2018). If you’d like to get involved by sharing insights into your own milestones of motherhood please do visit the book’s Facebook page, or contact Clare on: firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to complete a questionnaire or to share your thoughts on what motherhood means to you.
Mother’s Milk Books has many more plans in the pipeline… do visit our blog for an insight into the workings of the press, and subscribe to our email newsletter to receive news updates. Thank you very much for your interest and for helping us to achieve our dream!