Parenting Book List

20th May 2014

Here’s a list of books for parents. We hope you find them enjoyable and useful.


Caring for Your Baby and Young Child by American Academy of Pediatrics

Your Baby’s First Year (Second Edition) by American Academy of Pediatrics

Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year by Ari Brown and Denise Fields

Baby and Child Care by Benjamin Spock

Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age 5 by Penelope Leach

What to Expect in the First Year by Eisenberg, Murkoff, and Hathaway




The Nursing Mother’s Companion, Seventh Edition by Kathleen Huggins

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

The Complete Book of Breastfeeding by Sally Wendkos Olds, Laura Marks, and Marvin Eiger

Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (revised, 9th Edition) by Diane Weissinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman

New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Joan Younger Meek




Your Child’s Health by Barton Schmidt

My Child is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries by Barton Schmidt

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child, 9th Edition by Lynn Marotz

Baby and Child Emergency First Aid Handbook by Mitchell Einzing

How to Help Children Through a Parent’s Serious Illness by Kathleen McCue




The Magic Years by Selma Friedberg

Your One Year Old (series continues up to age 5) by Ames and Ilg




The Hurried Child by David Elkind

The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Child by Ross W. Green, PhD

The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them by Elaine N. Aron, PhD

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two-to-Six Year Olds by Rex Forehand and Nicholas Long

Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens by Laura Kastner and jennifer Wyatt

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer by Harvey Karp

The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Five-Year-Old by Harvey Karp




1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12  by Thomas W. Phelan

SOS: Help for Parents by Lynn Clark

PET: Parent Effectiveness Training; the Tested Way to Raise Responsible Children by Thomas Gordon

Setting Limits with Your Strong Willed Child by Robert Mackenzie

No-Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegler and TIna Payne Bryson

Discipline Made Easy by Sandra Leon




Ending the Food Fight by David Ludwig

The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Food in Kids Favorite Meals by Missy Chase Levine

Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & Up by Mollie Katzen

Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson

Feed Me I’m Yours  by Vicky Lansley

How to Get Your Kid to Eat, But Not Too Much by Ellyn Satter

What to Feed Your Baby: A Peditrician’s Guide to the 11 essential Foods to Guarantee Veggie-loving, No-Fuss, Healthy-Eating Kids by Tanya Altmann

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan




Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems, New, Revised, and Expanded by Richard Ferber

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night’s Sleep by Michael Weissbluth

The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5 by Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years by Harvey Karp




Mommy! I Have to Go Potty (A Parent’s Guide) by Jan Faull

Potty by Leslie Patricelli (board book)

Oh Crap! Potty Training by Jamie Glowacki

Easy Peasy Potty Training by Julie Schooler and Kate Kearns

Once Upon the Potty (to be read to child) by Alona Frankel

Going to the Potty (to be read to child) by Fred Rogers

Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day by Teri Crane

Toilet Training in Less Than a Day by Nathan Azrin and Richard Foxx

“The Poo in You”- Youtube Video




David Decides About Thumb-Sucking: A Story for Children (to be read with your child) by Heitler Singer




Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthon Wolf

The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing up YOU by Kelli Dunham

Surviving Your Adolescents by Thomas W. Phelan

Help Me I Have a Teenager by Annie Drake, MA, RN, CS

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls by Valorie Schaefer and Norm Bendell

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosalind Wiseman

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World by Rosalind Wiseman

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson and Cathe O’Neill-Grace




Where’s Your Smile Crocodile? by Claire Freedman

Feeling Good by David Burns




Freeing Your Child from Anxiety by Tamar Chansky, PhD

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Tamar Chansky




Teaching Social Skills to Youth by Tom Dowd and Jeff Tierney

Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success by Marshall Duke, Elisabeth Martin, and Stephen Nowicki

101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills: A Ready-to-Use Reproducible Activity Book by Lawrence Shapiro

Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn’t Fit In- When to Worry and When Not to Worry by Perri Klass and Eileen Costello

8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child: How to Help a Kid Who Doesn’t (Quite) Fit In (8 Keys to Mental Health by Mark Bowers





Taking Charge of ADHD by Russell Barkley

How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with ADD/ADHD by Sandra Rief

Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD by Peter Jensen

ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Michael Reiff

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Smart But Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

The ADD & ADHD Answer Book: Professional Answrs to 275 of the Tom Questions Parents Ask by Susan Ashley

Understanding Girls with ADHD by Kathleen Nadeau and Ellen Littman





Autism Spectrum Disorder (revised): A Complete Guide to Understanding Autism by Chantal Sicile-Kira

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn by Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson

A Parent’s Guide to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition by Sally Ozonoff and Geraldine Dawson




From Diapers to Dating (for young children) by Debra Haffner

It’s so Amazing(for school-aged children) by Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley

It’s Perfectly Normal (for pre-teens) by Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley

Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask) by Justin Richardson




We All Sing With the Same Voice by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide To Daily Happiness For Kids by Carol McCloud

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

Last Stop On Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson and Fumi Kosaka

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

The Three Questions by Jon Muth

Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins 

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein





On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn




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