• Recommended Reading for Parents

    Below is a collection of books regarding different aspects of parenting that may be helpful resources in your journey as a parent. These include reference books for you as well as picture books for you and your child.

    General Parenting

    • Becoming the Parent You Want to Be -By Laura Davis & Janis Keyser
    • Touchpoints-Birth to Three -By T. Berry Brazelton, MD
    • Touchpoints 3 to 6 -By T. Berry Brazelton, MD & Joshua D. Sparrow, MD
    • The Price of Privilege -By Madeline Levine, PhD
    • The Highly Sensitive Child -By Elaine N. Aron, PhD
    • Positive Discipline: The First Three Years -By Jane Nelsen, MD, Cheryl Erwin, MA, & Roslyn Duffy
    • Raising Your Spirited Child -By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
    • Mom and Dad Are Always So Busy -By B. Annye Rothenberg, PhD


    • ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know -By Michael I. Reiff, MD, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents -By Russell A. Barkley
    • Smart but Scattered -By Peg Dawson

    Adopted Children

    • Caring for Your Adopted Child -By Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH, FAAP, & Robin L. Michaelson
    • The Chosen Baby -By Valentina Pavlovna Wasson
    • Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale -By Karen Katz
    • My New Family: A First Look at Adoption -By Pat Thomas
    • The Day We Met You -By Phoebe Koehler


    • Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know -By American Academy of Pediatrics
    • The Autism Sourcebook -By Karen Siff Exkorn
    • 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders -By Veronica Zysk


    • Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense -By Ellyn Satter
    • How to Get Your Kid to Eat: But Not Too Much -By Ellyn Satter
    • The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers _By Anthony Porto, MD
    • Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor, and a Bottle of Ketchup -By Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
    • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder -By James Lock, MD, PhD, and Daniel Le Grange, PhD
    • How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder -By Casey Crosbie, RD, CSSD, & Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD
    • No Weigh!: A Teen's Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom -By Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling, & Shelley Aggarwal

    New Siblings

    • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too -By Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
    • The Berenstain Bears' New Baby -By Stan Berenstain
    • It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends by Robie H. Harris & Michael Emberley

    Sensory Process Disorder

    • The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder -By Carol Kranowitz & Lucy Jane Miller
    • The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder -By Carol Kranowitz


    • Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles -By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
    • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child -By Marc Wiessbluth, MD
    • Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems -By Richard Ferber


    • Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love -By Scott P. Sells
    • Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers -By Michael Riera
    • A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence -By Patricia Hersch
    • Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood -By Lisa Damour PhD
    • The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy -By Jacob Towery, MD


    • The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls -By Valorie Schaefer (1&2)
    • The Boy's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU -By Kelli Dunham & Steven Bjorkman
    • Growing Up: It's a Girl Thing: Straight Talk about First Bras, First Periods, and Your Changing Body -By Mavis Jukes
    • The "What's Happening to My Body" Book for Girls -By Lynda Madaras & Area Madaras
    • What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys -By Lynda Madaras & Area Madaras
    • It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health -By Robie H. Harris & Michael Emberley
    • It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families -By Robie H. Harris & Michael Emberley
    • The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up -By Karen Gravelle, Jennifer Gravelle, & Debbie Palen
    • Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys -By Cara Natterson & Micah Player
    • Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years -By Michelle Icard


    • Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns -By Martin G Myers, MD, & Diego Pineda
    • Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure -By Paul Offit, MD

    Challenging Times

    • Lifetimes: A beautiful way to explain death to children -By Bryan Mellonie
    • Cat Heaven -By Cynthia Rylant
    • Dong Heaven -By Cynthia Rylant
    • The Mountains of Tibet -By Mordicai Gerstein
    • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney -By Judith Viorst
    • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death -By Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
    • What About the Kids?: Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce -By Judith S. Wallerstein & Sandra Blakeslee