Category: Family

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

August 18, 2019 | 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 | August 18, 2019 | 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 | August 18, 2019 | 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

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

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

Tiny Homes on the Move

Shelter Publications | August 18, 2019 | 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


Chronicle Books Llc | January 21, 2014 | 72 pages
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!  More Info

Redefining Girly

Chicago Review Press | January 1, 2014 | 256 pages
“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

The Birth Partner - Revised 4th Edition

October 15, 2013 | 416 pages
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

Just One of the Kids

Johns Hopkins University Press | May 16, 2013 | 240 pages
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

Far From the Tree

Scribner | October 1, 2013 | 976 pages
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

The Sensory Child Gets Organized

Simon and Schuster | September 3, 2013 | 272 pages
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.  More Info

All Gone

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | October 1, 2013 | 224 pages
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

Solutions for Every Child's Moments of Worry, Panic and Fear

August 27, 2013 | 288 pages
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

Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children

Yale University Press | September 10, 2013 | 368 pages
A seminal volume on prejudice against children for parents, teachers, psychologists, social workers, policy-makers--anyone concerned with the crucial subject of child welfare.  More Info

Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery

Yale University Press | September 24, 2013 | 272 pages
A mother's deeply moving account of raising a son with Down syndrome in a world crowded with contradictory attitudes toward disabilities  More Info

Raising My Rainbow

Random House LLC | September 3, 2013 | 288 pages
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.  More Info

The War Against Boys

Simon and Schuster | August 20, 2013 | 288 pages
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

Regulating Screens

McGill Queens Univ | September 1, 2013 | 200 pages
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 Distraction Addiction

Little, Brown | August 20, 2013 | 288 pages
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

Talk with Your Kids

Black Dog & Leventhal | August 13, 2013 | 256 pages
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

Teach Your Children Well

Harper Perennial | August 6, 2013 | 352 pages
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

Expecting Better

Penguin Press HC | August 20, 2013 | 336 pages
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

Hold on to Your Kids

Vintage Books Canada | August 13, 2013 | 320 pages
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

The Big Disconnect

Harper | August 13, 2013 | 384 pages
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.  More Info

Go the Fuck to Sleep

Akashic Books | June 14, 2011 | 32 pages
The #1 New York Times best-seller for parents who live in the real world.  More Info

Ethical Slut

Celestial Arts | March 10, 2009 | 296 pages
"A practical guide to practicing polyamory and open relationships in ways that are ethically and emotionally sustainable"--Provided by publisher.  More Info

The Companioning the Grieving Child Curriculum Book

Companion Press (Company) | June 1, 2013 | 208 pages
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

Hohm Pr | June 1, 2010 | 304 pages
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

Operation Marriage

PM Press | October 1, 2011 | 32 pages
When a friend at school tells Alex her parents are not really married, Alex and her brother, Nicky, attempt to persuade their two mothers to have the ceremony.  More Info

Let Them Be Eaten by Bears

Perigee Trade | May 7, 2013 | 256 pages
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

Mom, I'm Not a Kid Anymore: Navigating 25 Inevitable Conversations That Arrive Before You Know It

Experiment Llc | May 7, 2013 | 256 pages
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

Planting Seeds

Parallax Press | June 1, 2011 | 240 pages
Based on the Plum Village retreat program through which families with children practice mindfulness, meditation and peaceful communication, a book-and-CD set outlines activities and curricula that can be incorporated into school and community settings to build supportive, mutually beneficial... More Info

The Homegrown Preschooler

May 1, 2013 | 224 pages
With the accessibility of a parenting how-to book and the thorough educational foundation of an expensive boxed curriculum, this guide will inspire parents to use their homes as classrooms as they take advantage of the naturally rich learning opportunities that occur in everyday home life. Parents... More Info

Giving Kids a Fair Chance

MIT Press (MA) | April 5, 2013 | 152 pages
In Giving Kids a Fair Chance, Nobel Prize-winning economist JamesHeckman argues that the accident of birth is the greatest source of inequality in America today.Children born into disadvantage are, by the time they start kindergarten, already at risk ofdropping out of school, teen pregnancy, crime,... More Info

The Artful Parent

April 9, 2013 | 304 pages
Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities from the creator of Raising children in an art-rich environment encourages their creativity, imagination, and self-confidence.The Artful Parentgives you the tools and inspiration to provide... More Info

Moms Who Drink and Swear

New Amer Library | April 2, 2013 | 256 pages
If you feel like your kids are killing you, you've come to the right place. Attention all potty-mouthed, cheap-wine-drinking mothers: Prepare to meet your match. Any bad thought you've had about your kids, Nicole Knepper has had worse. Much worse. It's not that she doesn't love her kids. It's that... More Info