Category: Family

The Backyard Homestead

Storey Publishing | February 11, 2009 | 367 pages
Suggests organic methods for growing plants and raising animals on a small plot of land, explains how to determine the proper times for planting, and provides tips for using and preserving food.  More Info

Zero Waste Home

Scribner | April 9, 2013 | 304 pages
Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish their... More Info

Gay Dads

July 23, 2012 | 235 pages
When gay couples become parents, they face a host of questions and issues that their straight counterparts may never have to consider. How important is it for each partner to have a biological tie to their child? How will they become parents: will they pursue surrogacy, or will they adopt? Will... More Info

Fast-Forward Family

Univ of California Press | March 1, 2013 | 297 pages
Called "the most unusually voyeuristic anthropology study ever conducted" by the New York Times, this groundbreaking book provides an unprecedented glimpse into modern-day American families. In a study by the UCLA Sloan Center on Everyday Lives and Families, researchers tracked the daily lives of... More Info

The Fourth Trimester

Univ of California Press | February 2, 2013 | 224 pages
The first three months of a baby's life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows. This... More Info

Building a Home for the Heart

January 1, 2007 | 199 pages
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Spiritual Midwifery

Book Pub Co | August 22, 2019 | 480 pages
The classic book on home birth is now available in a new edition, with updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new birthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. Included are stories of working with Amish women, shedding light on a... More Info

Rad Dad

PM Press | September 1, 2011 | 200 pages
A compilation of top-selected essays from the award-winning magazine and the Daddy Dialectic blog features contributions by best-selling writers, musicians and others on issues challenging today's fathers, from gender politics and sperm donations to war and racism. Original.  More Info

Situating Child Consumption

Nordic Academic Press | November 26, 2012 | 288 pages
Providing extensive examples of the conditions of children's everyday consumption as well as how children themselves understand issues of work, money, scarcity, and consumer products, this book challenges the prevailing theories of consumption and opens up new ways of thinking about children.... More Info

Ain't Misbehavin'

Wiley | April 12, 2011 | 288 pages
Are you out of ideas for dealing with tantrums, whining, potty-mouth, poor manners, bedtime disruptions and other attention-seeking manoeuvres and power-plays?  More Info

In Our Mothers' House

Philomel | April 30, 2009 | 48 pages
Three adopted children experience the joys and challenges of being raised in a home with two mothers, who teach the children that different doesn't mean wrong.  More Info

100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life

National Geographic Books | February 5, 2013 | 272 pages
Showcases 100 different places to visit on vacation, from Venice to Nantucket to India, each featuring local flavor and glimpses into different cultures that will provide an unforgettable experience that will enrich and change your child's life forever. Original.  More Info

Connected Parenting

August 24, 2010 | 256 pages
Jennifer Kolari Penguin 2009 Paperback, 286 pages 9780143168775  More Info

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Scribner | February 7, 2012 | 368 pages
30th Anniversary Edition Updated with new insights from the next generation You can stop fighting with your children! Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children—and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents... More Info

Make Stuff Together

Wiley | June 28, 2011 | 160 pages
A collection of 24 crafting projects aims to help build family connections through group projects that will let parents, children and siblings bond, in a book with 130 color photos and drawings. Original.  More Info

Home Is Where the School Is

December 17, 2012 | 256 pages
Mothers who homeschool their children constantly face judgmental questions about their choices, and yet the homeschooling movement continues to grow with an estimated 1.5 million American children now schooled at home. These children are largely taught by stay-at-home mothers who find that they... More Info

Who's your daddy?

Sumach Pr | April 28, 2009 | 375 pages
This groundbreaking collection of writing brings vital and refreshing insights into current discussions about queer parenting, blending narrative and academic voices from Canada, the United States, England and Australia. The contributors are parents, prospective parents, writers, academics,... More Info

Heroes for My Daughter

Harper | April 10, 2012 | 144 pages
Collects the stories of fifty-five extraordinary heroes and ideal role models for girls, including Abraham Lincoln, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Theodore Roosevelt, and the passengers of United Flight 93.  More Info


HarperOne | August 14, 2012 | 368 pages
Carrie Goldman became an unexpected voice for the antibullying movement after her blog post about her daughter Katie's bullying experience went viral and an online community of support generated international attention.  More Info

If the Buddha Had Kids

Penguin | September 30, 2012 | 293 pages
A therapist with lifelong interests in feminism, Buddhism and Reiki healing offers parents advice, inspiration, quotes and spiritual guidelines to help raise their children as peacemakers in a stormy world. Original. 35,000 first printing.  More Info

My Family, A Symphony

Palgrave MacMillan | December 7, 2010 | 256 pages
"Aaron is his parents' only biological child. His four internationally adopted siblings arrived with severe health problems and psychological wounds: Meredith suffered from birth defects and was never expected to walk, Jamie had cerebral palsy, Jordan had his first heart catheter when he was five,... More Info

Pink and Blue

February 6, 2012 | 169 pages
Jo B. Paoletti's journey through the history of children's clothing began when she posed the question, "When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?" To uncover the answer, she looks at advertising, catalogs, dolls, baby books, mommy blogs and discussion forums, and other popular... More Info

The Summons of Love

Columbia Univ Pr | August 9, 2011 | 180 pages
We are conditioned to think that love heals wounds, makes us happy, and gives our lives meaning. When the opposite occurs and love causes fracturing, disenchantment, and existential turmoil, we suffer deeply, especially if we feel that love has failed us or that we have failed to experience what... More Info

Teens in crisis

Columbia Univ Pr | September 22, 2008 | 178 pages
In recent years a dizzying array of programs has emerged to meet the needs of struggling teens and their families-wilderness therapy programs, therapeutic boarding schools, alternative schools, mentoring and court diversion programs, independent living programs, and myriad day treatment and partial... More Info


January 3, 2012 | 368 pages
Argues that prejudice exists against children as a group and that it is comparable to racism, sexism and homophobia.  More Info

Ask Me Why I Hurt

Crown Archetype | April 12, 2011 | 288 pages
A medical director of a mobile clinic that provides health services to homeless teens offers insight into how a lack of affordable health care is affecting disadvantaged youths, describing some of his most memorable cases and the dangers that are threatening both patients and caregivers. 40,000... More Info

Pills Are Not for Preschoolers

W. W. Norton | August 27, 2012 | 243 pages
A reference for parents who want to avoid psychiatric medications outlines a child-focused family therapy plan that treats children's problems not as biologically determined disorders but as responses to relationships that can be altered with the help of therapists, in a guide that includes... More Info

50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)

New Amer Library | April 20, 2011 | 127 pages
Provides easy-to-follow instructions for activities like tightrope walking and throwing a spear to safely playing with both electricity and fire to illustrate the exciting ways that today's coddled children should explore the world around them. Original.  More Info

Bottled Up

Univ of California Press | October 18, 2012 | 211 pages
A poignant and level blend of memoir, pop science and social commentary, this book examines the highly contentious debate between breast feeding and bottle feeding. Barston gives the research a human face, and asks us to think with more compassion about whether breastfeeding should remain the holy... More Info

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

Bantam | September 29, 2009 | 352 pages
A compassionate reference by a certified midwife and author of Ina May's Guide to Childbirth shares practical recommendations for rendering nursing a mutually beneficial experience, covering topics that range from breast pumps and sleeping arrangements to nursing multiples and returning to work.... More Info

Trusting What You're Told

Belknap Press | May 15, 2012 | 266 pages
If children were little scientists who learn best through firsthand observations and mini-experiments, as conventional wisdom holds, how would a child discover that the earth is round—never mind conceive of heaven as a place someone might go after death? Overturning both cognitive and commonplace... More Info

Raising Vegetarian Children

McGraw-Hill Companies | September 25, 2002 | 300 pages
When parents choose a vegetarian lifestyle for their child, it can set family fingers wagging in dietary disapproval. It's no easier on steak-loving parents when Junior announces he's sworn off meat. With the strategies in Raising Vegetarian Children, parents can ease family tensions and learn to... More Info

Far From the Tree

Scribner | November 13, 2012 | 976 pages
From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find... More Info

This little kiddy went to market

Pluto Pr | May 12, 2009 | 307 pages
Lively and readable, this energetic book shows how the corporate capture of childhood is helping to shape the submissive employees and uncritical citizens of the future.  More Info

A Sociology of Family Life

Polity | June 19, 2012 | 256 pages
New kinds of intimate relationships such as post-divorce families, co-habiting couples, 'friends as family' and same-sex unions are now commonplace. This book explores the growing diversity of family life by presenting a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory, and foregrounds new... More Info

The Dark Side of Family Communication

Polity | July 24, 2012 | 216 pages
This text provides for the first time in book form an exploration of the communicative aspects of the darker side of family life, ranging from, for example, severe acts of violence to more subtle forms of conflict. In addition to offering a working definition of the concept of the "dark side" in... More Info

The Sand Bucket List

Running PressBook Pub | May 1, 2012 | 128 pages
Describes hundreds of things that parents can do with their children, including building a fort in the dining room, making a lemonade stand, playing in the rain, writing and publishing a book together, planning an all-chocolate dinner, turning the home into a haunted house and more.  More Info

The Genius in Every Child

August 21, 2012 | 239 pages
Shares insights and wisdom about childhood education, focusing on the character and intellect-building aspects of learning.  More Info

A Gift of Time

JHU Press | January 12, 2011 | 408 pages
A Gift of Time is a gentle and practical guide for parents who decide to continue their pregnancy knowing that their baby's life will be brief. When prenatal testing reveals that an unborn child is expected to die before or shortly after birth, some parents will choose to proceed with the pregnancy... More Info

My Mom's Having a Baby!

Albert Whitman & Co | January 1, 2005 | 32 pages
Elizabeth's mom is having a baby, and the whole family is involved. Elizabeth learns all about the baby's development, and she traces his growth, month by month. She learns how the baby got inside Mom, too.  More Info

The Goodbye Cancer Garden

Albert Whitman & Co | March 1, 2011 | 32 pages
When a mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, she and her family plant a garden and watch it grow through the seasons as she undergoes treatments and gets better.  More Info

At Daddy's on Saturdays

Albert Whitman and Company | January 1, 1987 | 32 pages
Although her parents' divorce causes her to feel anger, concern, and sadness, Katie discovers that she can keep a loving relationship with her father even though he lives apart from her.  More Info

In Defense of Childhood

Beacon Press | August 1, 2007 | 224 pages
As codirector of the Albany Free School, Chris Mercogliano has had remarkable success in helping a diverse population of youngsters find their way in the world. He regrets, however, that most kids’ lives are subject to some form of control from dawn until dusk. Lamenting risk-averse parents,... More Info

Mom's cancer

Abrams | March 1, 2006 | 115 pages
Each year, approximately 1.5 million people in the United States and Canada are diagnosed with cancer. This is one family's story.  More Info

The Right to Be Parents

May 1, 2012 | 272 pages
Feminist Legal Theoryis just over a decade old in the United States and is even younger in most other countries. Here, Francis Olsen presents the best articles from within this burgeoning field. Drawing on literature which is extremely rich and varied, these volumes include articles from a range... More Info

The Bully Society

New York Univ Pr | March 6, 2012 | 304 pages
István Meszáros's bold new study analyzes the historical choices facing us at the outset of the new millennium. Drawing on the theoretical arguments of his monumental and widely-acclaimed work, Beyond Capital, Mészáros shows that the economic boom of the 1990s was built not only on the... More Info

Somebody’s Children

March 7, 2012 | 360 pages
A feminist historian and an adoptive parent, Laura Briggs gives an account of transracial and transnational adoption from the point of view of the mothers and communities that lose their children.  More Info

My Great Big Mamma

April 28, 2009 | 32 pages
Unhappy that his mother has gone on a diet due to the comments of others, her loving son comes up with a clever plan to turn things around in the hopes of restoring his mother to the full-figured beauty she was meant to be in this charming tale about self-acceptance and respect.  More Info

Vegetarian Pregnancy

McBooks Pr | June 1, 1994 | 336 pages
Explains the specific advantages of vegetarianism to pregnant women, clears up common misconceptions, and discusses nutritional needs during pregnancy  More Info

Honeycomb Kids

April 6, 2012 | 254 pages
"Honeycomb Kids is a parenting book for the 21st century. It takes an informed, clear-eyed and often funny look at the stark realities our children are confronting now (the power of advertising, instant gratification, poor nutrition, toxins, terrorism, etc.) and will confront in the coming years... More Info