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Growth and Development

  • Baby 411 by Dr. Ari Brown and Denise Fields
  • Toddler 411 by Denise Fields and Dr. Ari Brown
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block (DVD) by Harvey Karp, MD
  • The Care & Keeping of You: Body Book for Older Girls 2 by Dr. Cara Natterson
  • What’s Going On Down There? (Boys) by Karen Gravelle with Nick and Chava Castro
  • What’s Happening To My Body (Boys) by Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras
  • Boy’s Guide To Becoming A Teen by Amy B. Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH and Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer, LCSW


  • The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West
  • Sleep, What Every Parent Needs to Know by Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP


  • Nutrition by William Dietz, MD, PhD and Lorraine Stern, MD, FAAP
  • If Your Child is Overweight by Susan M. Kosharek, MS,RD
  • A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity by Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding by American Academy Of Pediatrics


  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • 1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan, PhD
  • Your Defiant Child by Russell A. Barkley, PhD and Christine M. Benton
  • Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Anxiety, Stress, and School Issues

  • What to do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner, PhD
  • Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar E. Chansky, PhD

Special Interest

  • ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide by Michael I. Reiff, MD, FAAP and Sherill Tippins
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Editors: Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP, Paul S. Carbone, MD, FAAP and Winnie Yu
  • Cybersafe by Gwenn Schurgin O’Keefe, MD, FAAP
  • Thinking Differently by David Flink
  • Vaccines and Your Child by Paul Offitt, MD and Charlotte A. Moser

Death of a grandparent recommended books

Ages 3 to 8

  • Animal Crackers by Bridget Marshall
  • Blow Me a Kiss, Miss Lilly by Nancy Carlstrom
  • Bye, Mis’ Lela by Dorothy Carter
  • Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie de Paola
  • Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley
  • Dinah Forever by Claudia Mills
  • Grandma’s Gone to Live in the Stars by Max Haynes
  • Eleanor, Arthur and Claire by Diana Engel
  • Poppy’s Chair by Karen Hesse
  • The Grandad Tree by Trish Cooke
  • The Hickory Chair by Lisa Fraustino
  • Where is Grandpa? by T.A. Barron
  • My Grandson Lew by Charlotte Zolotow
  • My Grandma Died: A Child’s Story About Death and Loss by Lory Britain
  • Grandma, I’ll Miss You by Kathryn Slattery
  • Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles
  • My Letter from Grandma by Ruth Cullen
  • Grandma Bill’s Song by Jane Yolen

Ages 9 to 12

  • Sun & Spoon by Kevin Henkens

Young Adult

  • After the Rain by Norma Fox Mazer