Recommended Books


Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Five Years
Steven P. Shelov (Ed), et al, Bantam, Doubleday, Dell, Pub, 1998
American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Symptoms: The Official Home Reference, Birth through Adolescence,
Donald Schiff (Ed), et al, Villard Books, 1997.
Your Child’s Health: The Parents’ Guide to Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior and School Problems,
Barton D. Schmitt, Bantam Books, 1991


What Every Parent Should Know About Vaccines,
Paul Offit, Louis Bell, M.D.,

is a great short book that reviews specific vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Six Common Misconceptions and How to Respond to Them,

is another book that targets the most common misconceptions in the antivaccine literature and offers sensible responses


American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition: Making Peace at the Table and Building Healthy Eating Habits for Life,
William Dietz (Ed), et al, Villard Books, 1999
Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family,
Ellen Satter, Kelcy Press, 1999
Coping With a Picky Eater; A Guide for the Perplexed Parent,
William G. Wilkoff, Fireside, 1998


PET: Parent Effectiveness Training,
Thomas Gordon, New American Library Trade, 1990
Making Children Mind without Losing Yours,
Dr. Kevin Leman, Fleming H. Revell Co., 1999
Beyond Discipline; Parenting that Lasts a Lifetime,
Edward D. Christopherson, Overland Press, Inc.
Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability,
Tuttle and Paquette, by Doubleday
The Loving Parents Guide to Discipline: How to Teach Your Child to Behave-With Kindness, Understanding and Respect,
Marilyn Gootman, Berkley Publishing Company, 1995
Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Guide to Raising Siblings,
Nancy Samalin and Catherine Whitney, Bantam Books, 1997
Raising a Responsible Child; How Parents Can Avoid Indulging Too Much and Rescuing Too Often,
Elizabeth Ellis, Carol Publishing Corp., 1996


Reviving Ophelia,
Mary Pipher, Ballantine Books, 1995
Caring for Your Adolescent Ages 12-21,
American Academy of Pediatrics Staff, 1991
Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old
Louise Bates Ames, et al, Delacorte Press, 1989
The What’s Happening to my Body?
Book for Boys: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Sons,
Lynda Madaras, et al, Newmarket Press, 1987
The What’s Happening to my Body?
Book for Girls: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters,
Lynda Madaras, et al, Newmarket Press, 1987
Raising a Thoughtful Teenager,
Ben Kamin, Plume, 1997
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls,
Valorie Lee Schaefer, Pleasant Company Publications, 1998
Real Boys: Rescuing our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood,
William S. Pollack, Owl Books, 1999
Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write about Their Search for Self,
Sara Shandler, Harperperrenial Library, 1999
It's So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Babies, and Family,
Robbie Harris, Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999


How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex: It’s Best to Start Early but it’s Never too Late- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age,
Linda and Richard Eyre, Golden Books Publishing Company, 1999
When Sex is the Subject,
Pamela M. Wilson, Network Publications, 1991
Love and Sex and Growing Up,
Eric W. Johnson, J.B. Lipincott Company, 1970
All about Sex: A Family Resource on Sex and Sexuality,
Ronald F. Moglia and Jon Knowles, Random House, 1997
Five Hundred Questions Kids Ask about Sex and Some of the Answers,
Francis Younger, Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd., 1992
Sex is More than a Plumbing Lesson: A Parent’s Guide,
Patty Stark, ACCESS Publishers Network, 1990
Sex is not a Four Letter Word! Talking with Your Children Made Easier,
Patricia Martens Miller, The Crossword Publishing Company, 1994
Belly Buttons are Navels,
Mark Schoen, Prometheus Books, 1990
How Were You Born?,
Joanna Cole, Wilmer, Inc., 1993
Where Did I Come From? The Facts without any Nonsense and with Illustrations,
Peter Mayle, Carol Publishing Group, 1977
Where Do Babies Come From?,
Susan Meredith, EDC Publishing 1991


Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents,
Russell Barkley, Guilford Press, 1995
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood,
Edward M. Hallowell, Simon and Schuster, 1995
Beyond Ritalin: Facts about Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder,
Stephen Garber, et al, Harper Collins Press, 1997
The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities,
Larry Silver, Times Books, 1998
It’s Nobody’s Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents,
Harold S. Koplewicz, Times Books, 1997
Eagle Eyes: A Child’s Guide to Paying Attention,
Jeanne M. A. Gehret, Verbal Images Press, 1996
Otto Learns about His Medicine: A Story about Medication for Children with ADHD,
Sandra Ferraro, Magination, 1995
Jumpin’ Johnny Get Back to Work!: A Child’s Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity,
Michael Gordon, Ph.D., GSI Publications, 1991
The ADD Hyperactivity Workbook for Parents, Teachers and Kids,
Harvey Parker, Impact Publications, 1994
Parenting a Child with Learning Disabilities: A Practical Empathetic Guide,
Cheryl Gerson Tuttle, Lowell House, 1993
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read and How They Can Learn,
Ronald D. Davis, et al, Perigee, 1997
No One to Play With,
Betty Osmon, Academic Therapy Publication, 1996
The Don’t-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences,
Jeanne M. A. Gehret, Verbal Images Press, 1996
Parents’ Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder and Parents’ Guide to Learning Disabilities,
Stephen B. McCarney and Angela M. Bauer, Hawthorne Educational Services, 1991
All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student’s Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders,
Melvin D. Levine, Educators Publishing Service, 1996
Keeping A Head in School: A Student’s Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders,
Melvin D. Levine, Educators Publishing Service, 1992
Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability,
Tuttle and Paquette, by Doubleday