If you’re awaiting your new arrival or in throws of new parenthood, we’ve got your next must-read book. These newly released reads will help you master everything from staying healthy during pregnancy to taking the best newborn pics.

The Minimalist Mom

These days becoming a parent is a sport of researching, buying and putting together tons of stuff. Do you really need it all? This book says no, and  Rachel Jonat, who also created TheMinimalistMom.com, makes her case for living more simply as a parent - less stuff, fewer playdates and activities on the calendar and plenty of time for a joyful family.

Available at amazon.com, $10.67.

What’s your favorite parenting or pregnancy book? Share with other readers in a comment.

— Julie Seguss

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