Our Favorites Books

By Age:

Pregnancy/Expecting

 

She's Having a Baby — And I'm Having a Breakdown, James Douglas Barron

What To Expect When You're Expecting, Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Merkoff, & Sandee E. Hathaway

What to Expect, The Toddler Years, Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Merkoff, & Sandee E. Hathaway

What to Expect, First Year, Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Merkoff, & Sandee E. Hathaway

Welcoming Your Second Baby, Vicki Lansky

 

 

Babies:

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby, Marc Weissbluth, M.D.

The Happiest Baby on the Block, Dr. Harvey Karp

Your Baby’s First Year, American Acad. of Pediatrics

Heading Home With Your Newborn, AAP
 
Your Baby & Child, Penelope Leach
 Infants and Mothers, T. Berry Brazelton

Laughter and Tears—the Emotional Life of New Mothers, Bing and Coleman

The Nursing Mother's Companion, Kathleen Huggins

Nursing Mother, Working Mother, Gayle Pryor

First Meals, Annabelle Karmel

Your Baby's First Year, Steven P. Shelov

Brain Rules for Baby, John Medina

School-aged Children


The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Wendy Mogel

The Difficult Child, Stanley Turecki & Leslie Tonner

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child, Alan E. Kazdin

The Everyday Parenting Toolkit:  The Kazdin Method for Easy, Step-by-Step Lasting

Change for You and Your Child, by Alan E. Kazdin

Why Can't You Catch Me Being Good?, Edythe Denkin

Siblings Without Rivalry, Adele Faber – (A must when #2 on the way)

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber

Your Defiant Child, Russell A. Barkley & Christine M. Benton

Who's In Control?, Lawrence Balter

What to Do When Your Temper Flairs, Don Huebner

Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads, Rosaland Wiseman

Dad to Dad, David L. Hill

Nurture Shock, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Children First, Penelope Leach

The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg


Parents Under Siege, James Garbarino

Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain

Building Healthy Minds, Stanley Greenspan


Saving Childhood

The Care and Keeping of Friends - American Girl Library, Sally Seamans & Nadine Bernard Wescott

The Hurried Child, David Elkind

 

 

Toddlers

 

1,2,3 Magic, Thomas Phelan- Dr. Nikki’s Must Have!

 

Siblings Without Rivalry, Adele Faber – Awesome!

 

Toddler 411 3rd Edition, Denise Fields & Ari Brown

 

The Happiest Toddler on the Block, Harvey Karp

 

The Yale Child Study Center Guide to Understanding Your Child, Linda Mayes & Donald Cohen

 

Raising a Self-Disciplined Child, Robert Brooks & Sam Goldstein

 

The Second Twelve Months of Life, Frank Kaplan & Theresa Kaplan

 

The Irreducible Needs of Children, T. Berry Brazelton & Stanley Greenspan

 

“What’s Happening to My Body?”:  A Book for Boys, Lynda Madaras

 

Sex, Puberty, and All That Stuff, A Guide to Growing Up, Jacqui Bailey

 

It’s So Amazing, Robie H. Harris

 

It’s Perfectly Normal, Robie H. Harris

 

Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know about Sex (but were afraid they'd ask),

 

Justin Richardson and Mark A. Schusterm – Highly recommended

 

The Period Book—everything you don't want to ask (but need to know), Karen & Jennifer Gravelle

 

My Body Belongs to Me, Jill Sterishevsky

 

I Said No! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private, Zach and Kimberly King

 

What's Biology All About, Usborne

 

Where Did I Come From?, Lyle Stuart

 

Puberty

The Care and Keeping of Your Body, American Girl part 1 and 2

 

My Body, My Self for Boys, Area Madaras

 

“What’s Happening to My Body?”:  A Book for Boys, Lynda Madaras

 

Sex, Puberty, and All That Stuff, A Guide to Growing Up, Jacqui Bailey

 

It’s So Amazing, Robie H. Harris

 

It’s Perfectly Normal, Robie H. Harris

 

Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know about Sex (but were afraid they'd ask), Justin Richardson and Mark A. Schusterm – Highly recommended 

 

The Period Book—everything you don't want to ask (but need to know), Karen & Jennifer Gravelle

 

My Body Belongs to Me, Jill Sterishevsk

 

I Said No! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private, Zach and Kimberly King 

 

What's Biology All About, Usborne

 

Where Did I Come From?, Lyle Stuart

Teens and Older Children

Girls on the Edge, Leonard Sax

Best Friends, Worst Enemies, Michael Thompson, Catherine O'Neill Grace, & Lawrence J. Cohen

Getting it Right With Teens, Madelyn Swift

How Children Succeed, Paul Tough

Letting Go With Love and Confidence, Kenneth Ginsberg & Susan Fitzgerald

See Jane Win, Sylvia Rimm, Sarah Rimm-Kaufman, & Ilonna Rimm

Yardsticks, Chip Wood

Who's Game Is It, Anyway?, Richard D. Ginsberg, Steven Durant, & Amy Baltzel

Real Boys, William Pollack

Get Out of My Life, But First Can You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?, Anthony E. Wolf

Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher

"Trust Me, Mom — Everyone Else Is Going!", Roni Cohen-Sandler

"I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!", Roni Cohen-Sandler

Between Parent and Child, Haim G. Ginott


Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain

By Type:

 

Sensory Integration:


Introduction to How Does Your Engine Run?, Mary Sue Williams

Take Five!  Staying Alert at Home and School, Mary Sue Williams

The Out-of-Sync Child, Carol Stock Kranowitz


The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun:  Activities for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder, Carol

Stock Kranowitz


The Challenging Child, Stanley I. Greenspan & Jacqueline

 

Special Needs/Asperger’s/Autism


Introduction to How Does Your Engine Run?, Mary Sue Williams

The Child with Special Needs, Stanley Greenspan Sensational Kids, Lucy J. Miller

Freaks, Geeks, & Asperger's Syndrome, Luke Jackson

Asperger's Rules!, Blythe Grossberg, Psy D. 

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid, Daniel Stefanski

Great Kids, Stanley Greenspan


The Out-of-Sync Child, Carol Stock Kranowitz

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun:  Activities for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder, Carol Stock Kranowitz

Abuse
NO Trespassing - This is MY Body, Pattie Fitzgerald

Anxiety
What To Do When You Worry Too Much Workbook, Huebner

Freeing Your Child From Anxiety, Tamar E. Chansky

SOS For Parents, Lynn Clark

New Siblings
When the New Baby Comes, I'm Moving Out, Martha
 
Alexander
 The Pain and the Great One, Judy Blume
 
The Lap Snatcher, Bruce Coville

 
Peter's Chair, Ezra Jack Keats

 
The New Baby, Fred Rogers

 
Pecan Pie Baby, Jacqueline Woodson

More books about expecting a new baby for siblings
 
Death and Grieving
When Someone VERY Special Dies, Marge Heegard
 
Remembering Crystal, Sebastian Loth
 
The 10
th Great Thing About Barney, Judith Viorst
 
Nutrition
Good Enough to Eat, Lizzy Rockwell

Lice
There's a Louse in my House, Sheri Hayes

 

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