Current Environment:

Baby and child care
Breastfeeding Medical care
Infant/child development Parenting Discipline
Feeding and nutrition
Sleep Issues
Toilet training
Puberty and Sex Education
Mindfulness and Relaxation
Teaching social skills
Attention concerns, ADD/ADHD, executive function difficulties
Coping with Parental Illness
  • How to Help Children Through a Parent’s Serious Illness by Kathleen McCue
  • Why Are You So Sad? A Child’s Book about Parental Depression by Beth Andrews
Death and Dying

For younger children:

  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia, PhD
  • The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
  • I Miss You: A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas
  • Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
  • Missing Mommy by Rebecca Cobb
  • Grandma’s Gloves by Cecil Castelluci

For older children:

  • When a friend dies: a book for teens about grieving and healing by Marilyn Gootman, EdD
  • You are not alone: Teens talk about life after the loss of a parent by Lynne Hughes
  • The grieving teen: a guide for teenagers and their friends by Helen Fitzgerald
  • Straight talk about death for teenagers: how to cope with losing someone you love by Earl Grollman
Books that encourage kindness toward others
  • We All Sing With the Same Voice by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene
  • Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide To Daily Happiness For Kids by Carol McCloud
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead
  • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Last Stop On Market Street by Matt de la Pena
  • Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
  • Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
  • Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson and Fumi Kosaka
  • The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
  • The Three Questions by Jon Muth
  • Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins