pediatric recommended reading list


Amazing Babies: Essential Movement for Your Baby in the First Year Beverly Stokes 2002
Becoming a Mother, From Birth to Six Months Gro Nylander 2002
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 The American Academy of Pediatrics 1998
Complete Baby & Child Care (Revised & Updated) Dr. Miriam Stoppard 2001
From First Kicks to First Steps Alan Greene 2004
Gentle Baby Care: No-cry, No-fuss, No-worry Elizabeth Pantley 2003
Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood Lu Hanessian 2005
Listening to Your Baby Jay Gordon 2002
Mothering Multiples Karen Gromada 2007
On the Safe Side: Your Complete Reference to Childproofing for Infants and Toddlers Cindy Wolf 1998
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer Tracy Hogg 2002
SIDS: A Parents Guide William Sears 1996
The Baby Book Sears and Sears 2003
The Everything Baby's First Year Book: Complete Practical Advice to Get You and Baby Through First 12 Months Tekla S. Nee 2002
The Parent's Guide to Raising Twins Elizabeth Friedrich, Cherry Rowland 1990
What to Expect the First Year Arlene Eisenberg 1996
What's Going on in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life Lise Elliot 2000
Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five Penelope Leache 1997
Your Child's Health Barton D. Schmitt 1991


A Chicken's Guide to Talking Turkey With Your Kids About Sex: A Healthy Look at Sexuality for Parents: Age 8-14 Dr. Kevin Leman, Kathy Flores Bell 2004
Bringing Up Boys: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men James C. Dobson 2001
Bringing Up Parents: The Teenager's Handbook Alex J. Packer, Ph.D. 1992
Caring For Your Adolescent Ages 12-21 Years The American Academy of Pediatrics 1991
Caring For Your Teenager Donald E. Greydanus, MD & Philip Bashe 2003
Get Out of My Life, but First Could you Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? Wolf 1992
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood Fay Jim 1993
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Shelves of Adolescent Girls Mary Bray Pipher 1995
Surviving Your Adolescents Thomas Phelan 1998
Teen-Proofing: Fostering Responsible Decision Making in Your Teenager John Rosemond 2001
You Don't Really Know Me: Why Mothers and Daughters Fight, and How Both Can Win Terri Apter, T.E. Apter 2004


Adoption For Dummies Tracy Barr, Katrina Carlisle, BSW, LSW 2003
Adopting For Good: A Guide For People Considering Adoption Jorie Kincaid 1997
Adopting In China: A Practical Guide/An Emotional Journey Kathleen Wheeler, Ph.D., Doug Werner 1999
Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections Jean MacLeod, Sheena Macrae 2006
Are Those Kids Yours?: American Families With Children Adopted From Other Countries Cheri Register 1991
Open Adoption Experience: Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families -From Making the Decision Through the Child's Growing Years Lois Ruskai Melina 1993
Raising Adopted Children: Practical Reassuring Advice For Every Adoptive Parent Lois Ruskai Melina 1998
The Complete Adoption Book: Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child Laura Beauvais-Godwin, Raymond Godwin 2005
Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft Mary Hopkins-Best 1997

General Nutrition and Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Nutrition: Making Peace at the Table and Building Healthy Eating Habits for Life William H. Dietz (Editor) 1999
Breastfeeding: A Parent's Guide Amy Spangler 1999
Breastfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right For You: An Illustrated Guide Mary Renfrew 1990
Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Laws for Nursing Mothers Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Nancy Mohrbacher 2005
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense Ellyn Satter 1991
Feed Me! I'm Yours Vicki Lansky 1994
How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much Ellyn Satter 1987
Preventing Childhood Eating Problems: A Practical Positive Approach to Raising Kids Free of Food & Weight Conflicts Hirschmann 1993
So That's What They Are For! Janet Tamaro 2005
The Seven Secrets of Slim People Vikki Hansen 1999
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers Jack Newman, MD and Teresa Pitman 2006
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding Gotsch and Torgus 1997


Happiest Baby on the Block Harvey Karp 2003
Helping Your Child Sleep Through the Night Joanne Cuthbertson 1985
Last Straw Strategies: Sleeping Michelle Kennedy 2003
Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems Richard Ferber 1986
The No-Cry Sleep Solution Elizabeth Pantley 2002

Toilet Training

Last Straw Strategies: Staying Dry Michelle Kennedy 2003
Mommy! I Have to Go Potty!: A Parents Guide to Toilet Training Jan Faull 1996
Potty Training for Dummies Diane Stafford, Jennifer Shoquist, MD 2002
The Everything Potty Training Book: Professional, Reassuring Advice to Help You and Your Child Through This Challenging Time Linda Sonna, Ph.D. 2003
Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nighttime Training Vicki Lansky 1993

Behavior & Discipline

1-2-3 Magic Thomas Phelan 1996
Backtalk: Four Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids Audrey Ricker 1998
Change Your Child's Behavior by Changing Yours: 13 New Tricks to Get Kids to Cooperate Chernofsky 1996
Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking Jerry Wychoff 1985
Families: Application of Social Learning to Family Life Gerald Patterson 1975
Growing a Girl: Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong Spirited Daughter Barbara Mackoff 1996
How to Behave So Your Children Will Too! Sal Severe 1997
It’s Nobody's Fault: New Hope And Help For Difficult Children And Their Parents Harold Koplewicz, MD 1996
Last Straw Strategies: (Jealousy, Manners, Tantrums, Crying, Letting Go) Michelle Kennedy 2003
Making the "Terrible" Twos Terrific! John Rosemond 1993
Normal Children Have Problems Too Stanley Turecki 1995
Parenting a Strong Willed Child Rex Forehand 2002
Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic Mary Sheedy Kurcinka 1992
Solving Health and Behavioral Problems from Birth Through Preschool: A Parent's Guide Roy Benroch, M.D. 2007
SOS: Help for Parent Lynn Clark 2005
Sticks And Stones: 7 Ways Your Child Can Deal With Teasing, Conflict, And Other Hard Times Scott Cooper 2000
The Difficult Child Stanley Turecki 1989
The Discipline Book Sears and Sears 1995
Time In: When Time-Out Doesn't Work Jean Illsley Clarke 1999
Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development T. Berry Brazelton 1994


And Baby Makes Four: Welcoming a Second Child into the Family Hillary Wagner 1998
Games Babies Play: From Birth to Twelve Months Vickie Lansky 1993
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Stephen R. Covey 1998
Welcoming Your Second Baby Vickie Lansky 2005


Helping Children Cope With the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups William C. Kroen 1996
Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children Mellonie and Ingspen 1987
Where's Heaven? Maria Schriver 1999


Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families Laurene Krasny Brown 1986
Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way M. Gary Neuman 1999

Talented & Gifted

Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good? Miriam Adderholdt, Ph.D. and Jan Goldberg 1999
Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom Joan Franklin Smutry, MA 2003
The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide for Ages 10 & Under Judy Galbraith, MA 1998
The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids Sally Yahnke Walker, Ph.D. 2002


ADHD: The Great Misdiagnosis Julian Stuart Haber, MD 2003
ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit: Ready to Use Strategies & Activities for Helping Children With ADHD Grad Flick 1998
Beyond Ritalin: Facts About Medication and Other Strategies for helping Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders Stephen W. Garber 1997
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey 1995
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents Russell A. Barkley 1995

Learning Disabilities

When Your Child Has LD: A Survival Guide For Parents Gary Fisher and Rhoda Cummings 1995
Overcoming Dyslexia Sally Shaywitz, MD 2005


Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, other Chantal Sicile-Kira 2004
Changing The Course Of Autism: A Scientific Approach for Parents & Physicians Bryan Jepson 2007
Engaging Autism: Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think With the DIR Floortime Approach Stanley I. Greenspan 2006
Overcoming Autism Lynn Kern, Koegel, Ph.D. & Claire Lazebnik 2004
The Autistic Spectrum Parents' Daily Helper: A Workbook For You and Your Child Philip Abrams, Leslie Henriques, MPH & Lorna Wing, MD 2004

Books for Pre-Adolescents & Teenagers

50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know (What To Do, When To Do It, and Why) John bridges, Bryan Curtis 2006
American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen (Getting Used to Life in Your Changing Body) American Medical Assoc., Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer, LCSW 2006
American Medical Association Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen (Getting Used to Life in Your Changing Body) American Medical Assoc., Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer, LCSW 2006
Changing Bodies Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships Ruth Bell 1998
On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! (A "What's Happening to My Body"? Book for Younger Boys) Lynda Madaras 2008
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) Valorie Lee Schaefer 1998
The Middle School Survival Guide Arlene Erlbach 2003
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