Category: Family

Not Buying It

March 8, 2016 | 288 pages
Parents will do just about anything to give their kids the best shot at good lives. Marketers know this--and use it to manipulate parents into buying millions of dollars worth of unnecessary products each year. Enough is enough. InNot Buying It, Brett Graff, the "Home Economist,” separates the... More Info

Green Light at the End of the Tunnel

May 15, 2015 | 304 pages
"This book shows how we can reduce by some 80% the cost of electricity, driving, comfort, hot water and wastewater management, and how most of our food can be produced near-by without any fossil fuels or pesticides--and how this can be done in ways that are more secure and reliable, and that can... More Info

My Father, the Pornographer

Simon and Schuster | February 9, 2016 | 272 pages
After inheriting 400 novels of pornography written by his father in the 1970s and ‘80s, critically acclaimed author Chris Offutt sets out to make sense of a complicated father-son relationship in this carefully observed, beautifully written memoir. “Clearing Dad’s office felt like prospecting... More Info

The Girl Behind the Door

Simon and Schuster | February 9, 2016 | 224 pages
Early one Tuesday morning John Brooks went to his teenage daughter's room to make sure she was getting up for school and found her room dark and "neater than usual." Casey was gone but he found a note: The car is parked at the Golden Gate Bridge. I'm sorry. Several hours later a security video was... More Info

The Argonauts

Graywolf Press | April 5, 2016 | 160 pages
An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and... More Info

Back to School

October 6, 2015 | 224 pages
The statistics are a total surprise to most: 45 percent of postsecondary school students did not enroll directly out of high school. Many are part-time students, people who are returning to school after life intervened, or otherwise nontraditional” learners—and this segment is growing.  More Info

Almost Home

Simon and Schuster | March 22, 2016 | 304 pages
“In essays that bespeak a thoroughly cosmopolitan sensibility, Githa Hariharan not only takes us on illuminating tours through cities rich in history, but gives a voice to urban people from all over the world—Kashmir, Palestine, Delhi—trying to live with basic human dignity under... More Info

Discipline Without Damage

Lifetree Media | January 1, 2016 | 256 pages
In this easy-to-read, science-based book, parents, caregivers, and adults of all kinds discover how discipline affects children’s development, why intervention should reinforce connection not separation, and why the disciplinary strategies that may have been used on us as children are not the... More Info

Girl Bullying

By Dr Sam
Crown House Publishing | September 30, 2015 | 120 pages
The complexities of modern day girl bullying are discussed alongside both pro-active and reactive strategies for intervening, managing and teasing out the intricacies that are present when girls bully, and fall prey to those bullies. The aim is to help adults working with girls to develop a toolbox... More Info

Modern Families

NYU Press | September 10, 2015 | 240 pages
The kinds of families we see today are different than they were even a decade ago, some fantastically so, as paths to parenthood have been rejiggered by technology, activism, and law. In Modern Families, Joshua Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales—his own included—that... More Info

Extreme Mean

Signal | August 1, 2015 | 352 pages
From one of Canada's foremost investigative writers, a groundbreaking exposé on the motives and machinations behind cyberabuse -- tormenting, trolling, harassment, cyberbullying, stalking, and sexual extortion -- and the toll it is taking on children, youth, and adults around the world. Each week... More Info

Woodland Adventure Handbook

Frances Lincoln | September 3, 2015 | 128 pages
This book offers 10 'recipes' for Woodland adventures, each structured around a story which is designed to capture the imagination of 2-6 year olds. Each recipe provides parents and carers with a list of the kit required (generally, simple household objects) and a set of step by step instructions.... More Info

The Intuitive Parent

Current | July 7, 2015 | 320 pages
A leading child psychiatrist shows why it’s best for parents to put down the flashcards and follow their instincts. Parents are constantly exposed to dubious claims and fads that create needless anxiety and stress, from the vaccine-autism scare to worthless products such as “Baby Einstein”... More Info


Tarcher | May 5, 2015 | 336 pages
In this New York Times?bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children's lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging... More Info

The Price of Silence

Plume | August 4, 2015 | 304 pages
The author of “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” speaks out about mental illness Like most of the nation, Liza Long spent December 14, 2012, mourning the victims of the Newtown shooting. As the mother of a child with a mental illness, however, she also wondered: “What if my son does that... More Info

Make Garbage Great

Harper Design | July 7, 2015 | 224 pages
Help Keep Our Planet Green From TerraCycle, a world leader in the upcycling and recycling movement, Make Garbage Great is the household primer on going and staying green. With more than 200 photographs and illustrations, and more than 100 tips and creative do-it-yourself upcycling projects, this... More Info

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Lisa Jackson | October 14, 2014 | 213 pages
Presents a guide to cleaning and organizing a living space, discussing best methods for decluttering and the impact that an organized home can have on mood and physical and mental health.  More Info

Creating Capable Kids

May 12, 2015 | 240 pages
Here is a compelling, thought provoking and practical guide to parenting and educating today's children. It is derived from Amartya Sen's Nobel Prize-winning approach to human development which has proven highly effective at freeing people from the chains of poverty. Educators Bruce and Caitlin... More Info

The Food Activist Handbook

Storey Books | May 5, 2015 | 320 pages
Small steps can create big changes in your community's food quality and food security, helping to get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system. Ali Berlow shows you dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food to... More Info

Girls, Texts, Cultures

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | April 30, 2015 | 330 pages
This book focuses on girls and girlhoods, texts for and about girls, and the cultural contexts that shape girls’ experience. It brings together scholars from girls’ studies and children’s literature, fields that have traditionally conducted their research separately, and the collaboration... More Info

How to Raise a Wild Child

Houghton Mifflin | March 17, 2015 | 288 pages
The beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train presents an activity-complemented guide for caregivers and teachers on how to alleviate common childhood challenges by forging strong connections between children and nature. 25,000 first printing. Tour.  More Info

Parenting Through the Storm

January 27, 2015 | 288 pages
Ann Douglas knows what it's like to parent a child diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Ditto with depression, anorexia, Asperger syndrome and ADHD. Each of her four children has struggled with one or more conditions that fall under the "children's mental health" umbrella. From Canada's bestselling and... More Info

How to Love

January 13, 2015 | 128 pages
The third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love introduces beginners and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the... More Info

The Long Hello

Simon & Schuster | January 6, 2015 | 352 pages
A stirring memoir of a daughter caring for a mother with dementia that is sure to become a touchstone for many others. The Long Hello explores the emotional rewards and challenges that Cathie Borrie experienced in caring for her mother, who was living with Alzheimer’s disease, for seven years.... More Info

Brave Girls

Atria Books | January 6, 2015 | 304 pages
An empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life: the middle school years. After years of research as a psychologist and consultant for women struggling in the professional world, Stacey Radin made a groundbreaking... More Info

Baby Knows Best

Little, Brown | January 6, 2015 | 288 pages
Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach. Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. BABY KNOWS BEST is based on... More Info

21st Century Girls

Orion Publishing Company | March 25, 2014 | 320 pages
'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

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

New Press, The | October 1, 2014 | 432 pages
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

Good Ideas

September 9, 2014 | 368 pages
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

Parenting in the Present Moment

Parallax Press | October 14, 2014 | 160 pages
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


Stewart, Tabori, & Chang | September 16, 2014 | 144 pages
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

The Green Mama

Dundurn Group | June 7, 2014 | 184 pages
From detoxifying the nursery to choosing healthy food and skincare options, "Green Mama" helps parents make the best decisions for protecting their children as well as the environment.  More Info

Stillbirth, Yet Still Born

Fulcrum Pub | July 1, 2014 | 76 pages
Advice and comfort for surviving the death of your stillborn baby.  More Info

Home Grown

Roost Books | September 9, 2014 | 224 pages
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

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | July 15, 2014 | 220 pages
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

Family Values

May 30, 2016 | 240 pages
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

Everyday Blessings

Hyperion | April 15, 1998 | 416 pages
Shows parents how they can enrich their own and their childrens' lives through raising their awareness of life's gifts  More Info

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Harmony | May 30, 2016 | 464 pages
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Born Reading

Touchstone Books | August 12, 2014 | 288 pages
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

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Storey Books | May 30, 2016 | 296 pages
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.  More Info

Father's Message in a Bottle

May 30, 2014 | 192 pages
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

8 Keys to End Bullying

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | May 26, 2014 | 240 pages
Tackling an all-too-prevalent problem among kids with 8 smart, practical strategies.  More Info

The Explosive Child Fifth Edition

Harper Paperbacks | March 18, 2014 | 336 pages
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

This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing

Chronicle Books Llc | May 13, 2014 | 144 pages
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 Power of Why

May 13, 2014 | 288 pages
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

Shelter Publications | May 30, 2016 | 224 pages
"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

The Conditions of Love

Grand Central Pub | May 6, 2014 | 336 pages
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

Getting to Yum

May 6, 2014 | 288 pages
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

Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue

March 1, 2014 | 240 pages
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.  More Info

Scenes from an Impending Marriage

Drawn and Quarterly | February 1, 2011 | 54 pages
A comic book based on the author's own wedding plans celebrates the absurd aspects of getting married, from taking dance lessons to managing family demands.  More Info