'There can be no keener revelation of a country's soul than the way it treats its children.' Nelson Mandela Childhood, as a stage in human development, has been steadily eroded. Children today are introduced to 21st-century adult values and behaviour at an increasingly early age, long before they... More Info
One of Studs Terkel’s most important oral histories, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? turns to the ultimate human experience--that of death. Called "extraordinary…a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness" by the Seattle Times when it was first published fifteen years ago, the book explores--with... More Info
We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught often excludes all sorts of practical ways of... More Info
This generation of parents is overwhelmed with parenting advice. Carla Naumburg sets out to remind them that they have everything they need to raise healthy, happy children. Mindful parenting is about paying attention to what is going on with your children and yourself, without judging, freaking... More Info
Perfect for after school or a rainy Sunday, Playful is a charming collection of 26 unique, modern projects for adults to make with and for young children. Divided into five categories—Playful Dress Up, Playful Toys, Playful Paper Crafts, Playful Repurposing, and Playful Art—the low-skill,... More Info
When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, the landscape easily allowed them to envision the self-sustaining family farm they were eager to start. But over the years, the land became so much more than a building site; it became the birthplace of... More Info
With Children and Youth provides a snapshot of emerging theories and perspectives in the field of child and youth care across North America. Well-known scholars and researchers present new and innovative critical perspectives, written in a provocative manner and reflecting outside-the-box thinking.... More Info
The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have over their children's upbringing. Family Values provides a major new theoretical account of the... More Info
A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children’s book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five. Every parent wants to... More Info
From a root cellar with storage bins to an outdoor shower, this do-it-yourself guide features 76 projects, which are accompanied by fully illustrated instructions and use just basic tools and standard building materials, designed to help readers live more sustainably and independently. Original.
The responsibility of a father is to be active and present with his children and partner, constantly finding ways to connect and reconnect so his kids know that he loves them and will be there for them, no matter what. Father’s Message in a Bottle is an inspirational collection of over 60 letters... More Info
Almost everyone knows an explosive child, one whose frequent, severe fits of temper leave his or her parents standing helpless in their fear, frustration, and guilt. Most of these parents have tried everything—reasoning, behavior modification, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They wonder if... More Info
Blogging sensation and family man Jason Good delivers a laugh-out-loud reminder that everything is easier and more fun when approached with a sense of humor—especially parenting. Each list captures a perfect (or perfectly terrible) aspect of parenthood while wholeheartedly embracing every moment:... More Info
The national bestseller, now in paperback! The urge to question is natural for small childrenâe"just ask any parent. But few of us are aware that it is also one of the most vital tools for success. In The Power of Why, Amanda Lang shows how curiosity and the ability to ask the right questions... More Info
"Tiny Homes on the Move follows in the footsteps of Lloyd Kahn's previous Book, Tiny Homes. This book, however, focuses on dwellings which are both small and mobile, either via wheels or water. The structure of the book is divided into subcategories of Vans, Pickup Trucks with Camper Shells, House... More Info
Dale M. Kushner's novel The Conditions of Love traces the journey of a girl from childhood to adulthood as she reckons with her parents' abandonment, her need to break from society's limitations, and her overwhelming desire for spiritual and erotic love. In 1953, ten-year-old Eunice lives in the... More Info
A simple and surprisingly fun way to change dinnertimereactions from "YUCK" to "YUM" Are mealtimes with your kids a source of frustration? Ever wonder how on earth to get them to eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies per day (or even per week)? Getting to YUM is a practical and... More Info
Outlines psychology-based strategies for focusing on a child's unique strengths rather than on gender expectations, counseling parents of infants through middle schoolers on how to avoid cultural inclinations that limit a child's potential. Original. 10,000 first printing.
A sexy twist on the classic matching game, this X-rated version features 72 cards (36 pairs) with a variety of naughty "pictures" to inspire and racy "commands" to act out. Matchmaker guarantees that every flip of the cards will titillate!
“Melissa Wardy’s book reads like a conversation with a smart, wise, funny friend; one who dispenses fabulous advice on raising a strong, healthy, full-of-awesome girl.” —Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter All-pink aisles in toy stores, popular dolls that resemble pole... More Info
Since the original publication of The Birth Partner in 1989, new mothers' mates, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully... More Info
If you have a child with a physical disability, how can you plan your family’s life in a way that is inclusive for everyone? What can you do to create a family where every member pulls his or her own weight (in appropriate measure), meets challenges, and has his or her moments in the spotlight... More Info
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their... More Info
Presents simple, effective solutions and proven systems for parents of children with sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, ADD/ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder and OCD that bridge the gap between clinical support and practical in-home solutions. Original. 20,000 first printing.
THE NEW COLE AND HITCH NOVEL Newly appointed as Territorial Marshals, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are traveling by train on a mission to escort Mexican prisoners to the border. But when the Governor of Texas climbs aboard with his wife, daughters, and $500,000 in tow, the journey becomes a lot... More Info
The author of Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice guides parents through their children’s anxieties and fears While serious anxiety affects one in five children and teens, virtually every child has anxious moments and frightened feelings. The Fear Fix approaches anxiety as a normal process... More Info
Based on her popular blog of the same name, the author presents a brutally honest, laugh-out-loud funny memoir about the joys and challenges of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son. Original.
This updated and revised edition of the controversial classic, which is now more relevant than ever, argues that boys have become the primary victims of American society, showing how boys' weaknesses are aggravated by anti-boy prejudices and offering constructive suggestions on how to help young... More Info
The digital age has carried with it a tsunami of change. Children who have grown up with the delivery platforms that are a part of that change are now able to absorb more and more unregulated media on their own, often without any supervision. Bedroom computers, tablets, and smart phones provide... More Info
The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day? We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we... More Info
A guide for parents to help their children better understand the world around them by helping them think through the questions they face regarding friendship, fairness, privileges, honesty, and 105 other character-building issues Would you rather your child be smart or good? Many families and... More Info
An award-winning social scientist uses the tools of economics to debunk myths about pregnancy and to empower women to make better decisions while they're expecting Pregnancy is full of rules. Pregnant women are often treated as if they were children, given long lists of items to avoid—alcohol,... More Info
Combining cutting-edge research with 30 years of clinical experience, a renowned psychologist, focusing on how we view success, raise our children and expend our energies and resources, shows us how to shift our focus to a parenting style that promotes academic success, a sense of purpose,... More Info
This parenting classic on one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time--peers replacing parents in the lives of children--is now more relevant than ever. The latest edition includes new material on how social media and video game culture are affecting our children, and what... More Info
An internationally recognized clinical psychologist, drawing on real-life stories from her work, offers insight and advice to help parents successfully navigate today's technologically advanced world and turn the focus back to family and meaningful relationships. 40,000 first printing.
Based on Alan Wolfelt's six needs of mourning and written to pair with Companioning the Grieving Child, this thorough guide provides hundreds of hands-on activities tailored for grieving children in three age groups: preschool, elementary, and teens. Through the use of readings, games, discussion... More Info
Free Range Learning presents eye-opening data about the meaning and importance of natural learning. This data-from neurologists, child development specialists, anthropologists, educators, historians and business innovators-turns many current assumptions about school-based education upside down. The... More Info
While on the run from Rurales in Mexico, Lou Prophet stops at the familiar desert town of Chisos Springs. Except now it’s called Moon’s Well. And it appears that more than the name has changed. It’s being controlled by the scoundrel Mordecai Moon, who even charges people for water. Lou... More Info
Raising a preteen can sneak up on you. Best friends can turn into crushes—or bullies—overnight, and suddenly everything you do is so embarrassing. Connecting with someone who not so long ago was your baby and now only responds in shrugs and eye-rolls is difficult, but open, respectful... More Info