Books
Books are helpful for both parents and children. Parents can check the list below to learn more about how children develop or other topics mentioned in this site.

Children may enjoy reading and discussing books about how other children live with their parents. For books like this, go to Books for Kids. To help your child with reading, go to Encouraging Early Reading in Your Child. For other book ideas for children, please see our section on Helpful Tips.

Books for Kids
Developmental Stages
    Infant
    Toddler
    Preschool
Emotional & Behavioral Development
Encouraging Early Reading in Your Child
Foster Care
Parenting
Children with Disabilities and Other Special Needs


BOOKS FOR KIDS

Russell Is Extra Special
Amenta, C.

When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry...
Bang, M.

Everett Anderson's Goodbye
Clifton, L.

Darcy and Gran Don't Like Babies
Cutler, J.

My Brother Mathew
Edwards, B. & Armitage, D.

My Brother Sammy
Edwards, B. & Armitage, D.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Henkes, K.

Joey and Sam
Katz, L. & Rivoto, E.

Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism
Lears, Mathews & Ritz

Kristy and the Secret of Susan
Martin, A.

The Adventures of Isabel
Nash, O.

Having a Brother Like David
Nollete, C.

Thunder Cake
Polacco, P.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Viorst, J.

Are You Alone On Purpose?
Werlin, N.

The Quarreling Book
Zolotow, C.


DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES - Infant

Baby Signs
Acredolo, L., & Goodwyn, S.

Baby Mind: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love
Acredolo, L. & Goodwyn, S.

Beyond Baby Talk: From Sounds to Sentences, A Parent's Complete Guide to Language Development
Apel, K., & Masterson, J.

Infants & Mothers: Differences in Development
Brazelton, T.B.

How to Talk to Your Baby
Dougherty, D.

What to Expect the First Year
Eisenburg, A., Hathaway S., & Murkoff, H.

The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact with Your Baby Leads to Happier, Healthier, Development
Heller, S.

The World of the Newborn
Mauer, D. & Mauer, C.

The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby
Sears, W.

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
Sears, W.

Your Child at Play: Birth to One Year
Segal, M. & Adcock, D.


DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES - Toddler

Your One Year Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-to 24-Month-Old
Ames, L.

Your Two Year Old: Your Terrible or Tender
Ames, L.

Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy
Ames, L.

The Emotional Life of the Toddler
Lieberman, A.F.

Me, Myself and I: How Children Build Their Sense of Self 18 to 36 Months
Pruett, K.

Your Child at Play One to Two Years: Exploring, Daily Living, Learning and Making Friends
Segal, M. & Masi, W.

Your Child at Play Two to Three Years: Growing Up, Language and the Imagination
Segal, M. & Masi, W.


DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES - Preschool

Your Four Year Old: Wild and Wonderful
Ames, L.

Your Five Year Old: Sunny and Serene
Ames, L.

Active Learning for Fours
Cryer, D.

Your Child at Play Three to Five years: Conversation, Learning Letters, Words, and Number
Segal, M. & Masi, W.


EMOTIONAL & BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT

Your One Year Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-to 24-Month-Old
Ames, L.

Your Two Year Old: Your Terrible or Tender
Ames, L.

Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy
Ames, L.

Your Four Year Old: Wild and Wonderful
Ames, L.

Your Five Year Old: Sunny and Serene
Ames, L.

Your Defiant Child
Barkley, R. & Benton, C.

Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development
Brazelton, T.B.

Infants & Mothers: Differences in Development
Brazelton, T.B.

Your Child's Self-Esteem
Briggs, D.

SOS! Help for Parents: A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behavior Problems
Clark, L.

Without Spanking or Spoiling: A Practical Approach to Toddler & Preschool Guidance
Crary, E.

Helping Your Child Sleep Through the Night
Cuthbertson, J., & Schevill, S.

The Moral Child: Nurturing Children's Natural Moral Growth
Damon, W.

Encounters With Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development
Dixon, S., & Stein, M.

Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs
Durand

The Hurried Child
Elkind, D.

Siblings Without Rivalry
Faber, A., & Mazlish, E.

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems
Ferber, R.

Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities from the Very Start
Gerber, M. & Johnson, A.

Emotional Intelligence
Goleman, D.

Right from the Start: Behavioral Interventions for Young Children with Autism, A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Harris, Sandra & Weiss, M.

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime
Kurcinka, M.

Raising Your Spirited Child
Kurcinka, M.

Redirecting Children's Behavior
Kvols, K.

Learning & Growing Together: Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Development
Learner, C. & Dombro, A.

Try and Make Me: Simple Strategies That Turn Off The Tantrum and Create Cooperation
Leavy, R.

The Emotional Life of the Toddler
Lieberman, A.F.

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals
Maurice, C., Green, G., & Luce, S.

How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & Listen So Your Kids Will Talk
Mazlish, E., Faber, A., and Coe K.

Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
Pantley, E.

1-2-3 Magic: Training Your Preschoolers and Preteens to do What You Want
Phelan, T.

Me, Myself, and I: How Children Build Their Sense of Self
Pruett, K.

Child Of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense
Satter, E.

How to Get Your Kid to Eat... But Not Too Much
Satter, E.

The Discipline Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child From Birth to Age Ten
Sears, W.

The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High-Need Child From Birth to Age Five
Sears, W.

The Good Kid Book: How to Solve the 16 Most Common Behavior Problems
Sloane, H.

Normal Children have Problems Too
Turecki, S., & Wernick, S.

The Difficult Child
Turecki, S.

Discipline
Windell, J.

8 Weeks to a Well-Behaved Child
Windell, J.

ENCOURAGING EARLY READING IN YOUR CHILD

Phonemic Awareness Songs & Rhymes (Grades PreK-2)
Blevins, W.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Englemann, S.

Get Ready to Read: A Practical Guide for Teaching Young Children at Home and in School
Gould, T. & Fahrenkopf, J.

Rif Guide to Encouraging Young Readers: a Fun-Filled Sourcebook of over 200 Favorite Reading Activities of Kids and Parents from Across the Country
Graves, R. & Richardson, E.

Reading Reflex
McGuinness, C.

Ready-To-Read, Ready-To-Count Handbook
Savage, T.

Teach a Child to Read With Children's Books: Combining Story Reading, Phonics, and Writing to Promote Reading Success
Thogmartin, M.

The Read-Aloud Handbook (Read-Aloud Handbook, 5th Ed)
Trelease, J.


FOSTER CARE

Infants and Toddlers in Out-of-Home Care
Cryer, D. & Harms, T.

Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children
Hughes, D.

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families
Levy, T., Orlans, M. & Brohl, K.

The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment
Myers, J., Berliner, L., Briere, J., Hendrix, C., Jenny, C. & Reid, T.

Young Children and Foster Care
Silver, J., Amster, B., & Haecker, T.

Making Managed Health Care Work for Kids in Foster Care: A Guide to Purchasing Services
Sittenfeld Battistelli, E.

Managed Health Care Guide for Caseworkers and Foster Parents
Sittenfeld Battistelli, E.

When Love is Not Enough : A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD - Reactive Attachment Disorder
Thomas, N.


PARENTING

A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Billingualism
Baker, C.

The Youngest Minds: Parenting and Genes in the Development of Intellect and Emotion
Barnet, A.B. & Barnet, R.J.

How to Help Your Children Succeed in School
Bean, R.

How to Develop Your Children's Creativity
Bean, R.

Working and Caring
Brazelton, T.B.

Early Warning Signs- That Your Child or a Child in Your Care May Need Help
California Department of Education & California Child Care Health Program

Know Your Child: An Authoritative Guide for Today's Parents (The Master Work Series)
Chess, S. & Alexander, T.

Becoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies For the First Five Years
Davis, L. & Keyser, J.

Magic Trees of the Mind: How to Nurture Your Child's Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence
Diamond, M. & Hopson, J.

Parent's Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
Dinkmeyer, P.

Parenting Young Children
Dinkmeyer, P., Dinkmeyer, J. & McKay, G.

Children: The Challenge
Dreikurs, R. & Soltz, V.

The Measure of our Success: A letter to My Children and Yours
Edelman, M.

What's Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
Eliot, L.

365 Ways to Help Your Children Grow
Ellison, S. & Barnett, B.

Your Guide to a Happier Family
Faber, A., & Mazlish, E.

The Magic Years
Frailberg, S.

Ask the Children: What America's Children Really Think About Working Parents
Galinsky, E.

The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, & How Children Learn
Goprik, A.

Prime Times: A Handbook fo Excellence in Infant & Toddler Care
Greenman, J., Stonehouse, A. & Greenman, J.

Growth of the Mind: And the Endangered Origins of the Intelligence
Greenspan, S.I. & Benderly, B.L.

The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors, & Educators Can Do to Shape Young Boys
Gurian, M.

Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years
Hall, S., Moats, E., Moats, L. & Lyon R.

Smart Moves-Why Learning is Not All In Your Head
Hannaford, C.

Inside the Brain: Revolutionary Discoveries of How the Mind Works
Kotulak, R.

Your Baby & Child from Birth to Age Five
Leach, P.

How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & Listen So Your Kids Will Talk
Mazlish, E., Faber, A., and Coe K.

It Takes 2 to Talk: Hanen Parent Guide Book
Manolson, A.

1-2-3 Magic: Training your preschoolers and preteens to do what you want
Phelan, T.

Fatherhood: Why Father Care Is As Essential as Mother Care for Your Child
Pruett, K.

Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development
Shore, R.

Our Babies Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
Small, M.

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
Snow, C., Burns, M.S. & Griffin, P.

Primed for Learning: The Young Child's Mind
Stephens, K.

Questions Children Ask & How to Answer Them
Stoppard, M.

Understanding Children: the Guidebook for Children 0 to 3
Wurman, R.


CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS

Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
Anderson, W., Chirwood, S., & Hayden, D.

Asperger's Syndrome
Attwood, T.

Sensory Integration and the Child
Ayres, A.

Better IEP's: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Usefuel Programs
Bateman, B. & Linden, M.

Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Browder, D.

SOS! Help for Parents: A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behavior Problems
Clark, L.

Creating a Win-Win IEP for Students with Autism: A How-To Manual for Parents and Educators
Fouse, B.

Advocacy, Self-Advocacy and Special Needs
Garner, P., Joss, R., Sandow, S., & Eds.

Autism Treatment Guide
Gerlah, E.

The Child w/ Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual & Emotional Growth
Greenspan, S.

Families of the Developmentally Disabled
Harris, S.

Right from the Start: Behavioral Interventions for Young Children with Autism, A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Harris, S. & Weiss, M.

Topics in Autism: Siblings of Children with Autism, A Guide for Families
Harris, S. & Powers, M.

Developmental Disabilities and Child Welfare
Hughes, R. & Rycus, J.

Asperger Syndrome
Klin, A., Volkmar, F. & Sparrow, S.

The Out of Synch Child: Recognizing & Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Kranowitz, C.

Brothers, Sisters, and Special Needs
Labato, D.

Advocacy Manual: A Parents' How-to Guide for Special Education Services
Learning Disabilities Association of America

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals
Maurice, C., Green, G., & Luce, S.

Brothers & Sisters: A Special part of Exceptional Families
Powell, T. & Ogle, P.

Homework Success for Children with ADHD
Power, T., Karustis, J. & Habboushe, D.

Children with Autism: A Parents' Guide
Powers, M.

Helping Children Overcome Learning Difficulties
Rosner, J.

The World of the Autistic Child
Siegal, B.

The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
Siegel, L.

The Misunderstood Child: a Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities
Silver, L.

Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities
Swanson, H.

Sensabilities: Understanding Sensory Integration
Trott, M., Laurel, M., & Windeck, S.L.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Wetherby & Prizant



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