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Parent Book List

  • Literature for Parents


    • Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different by Steve Biddulph

    • Raising Cain: Protecting The Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon

    • Speaking of Boys by Michael Thompson

    • The Wonder of Boys by Michael Gurian

    • Why Boys Don't Talk-and Why it Matters by Susan Morris Shaffer

    • Bringing Up Boys: Manual for for Sole Mothers by Jo Howard


    • Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons

    • Queen Bees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman

    • Girl War:12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasega

    • Father to Daughter:Life Lessons on Raising a Girl by Harry H. Harrison Jr.

    • Raising Confident Girls: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

    • Raising Girls by Gisela Preuschoff

    • Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters by JoAnn Deak

    • Growing a Girl by Dr. Barbara Mackoff

    Social Issues

    • Easing the Teasing: Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying by Judy S. Freedman

    • Sticks and Stones: 7 Ways Your Child Can Deal with Teasing, Conflict, and Other Hard Times by Scott Cooper

    • Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems by Michael Thompson

    Learning Concerns

    • Learning Disabilities A to Z: A Parent's Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities by Corinne Smith

    • Understanding Learning Disabilities: A Parent Guide and Workbook by Learning Disabilities Council

    • Why is My Child Having Trouble At School? by Barbara Z. Novick

    • Home is a Learning Place by Martin S. Weiss

    Other Concerns

    • Understanding ADHD: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents by William N. Bender

    • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley

    • The ADHD Handbook: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Alison Munden

    • The ADHD Book of Lists by Sandra F. Rief

    • The Girl's Guide to ADHD by Beth Walker

    • Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood

    • The Bipolar Child by Demitri Papolos M.D.

    • Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder by George T. Lynn

    • Pretending to be Normal by Tony Atwood

    • From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting for Challenging Children with ADHD and other Behavior Problems by Janet E. Heiniger

    • Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and other ASDs by Chantal Sicile-Kira

    • Asperger's Syndrome and Difficult Moments by Brenda Smith Myles

    • Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living with ADHD by Jeanne Kraus

    • The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

    • Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin

    • Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communications Problems by Jed Baker Ph.D


    Children's Literature

    Feelings and Bullying

    • Stand Tall, Mary Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

    • Simon's Hook: A Story about Teasing by Karen Gedig

    • When Sophie Gets Angry..Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

    • Hooway for Wondney Rat by Helen Lester

    • A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles by Patty Kelley Criswell

    • A Smart Girl's Guide to Surviving Middle School by Patty Kelley Criswell

    • A Smart Girl's Guide to Surviving Sticky Situations by Patty Kelley Criswell

    • Don't Feed the Monster on Tuesdays: A self-esteem book by Adolph Moser

    • Don't Tell a Whopper on Fridays by Adolph Moser

    • First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

    • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

    • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    • The Eric Carle The Very... Collection by Eric Carle

    • If Only I Had a Green Nose by Max Lucado

    • You are Special by Max Lucado

    • How are you Peeling by Joost Elffers

    • Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

    • The Berenstain Bears series by Stan Berenstain

    • The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill

    • Chrysanthemum by David Henke

     Special Interest Children's Books

    • Don't Despair on Thursdays: Grief Management by Adolph Moser

    • Don't Fall Apart on Saturdays: Divorce Survival Guide by Adolph Moser

    • It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: Divorce survival by Vicki Lansky

    • Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown

    • I Don't Want to Talk About It by Jeanie Franz Ransom

    • Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce by Cornelia Spelman