Parenting Books

"It Takes a Village to Raise a Child"

Our team of dedicated volunteers have put together a wonderful collection of books on parenting for the people in our village and area. They have carefully selected these books for you and the babies, children and teens in your life. You'll find them on the shelf just above the "P" picture books in the Children's Section.  Take out up to four books at a time for 3 weeks or renew as needed.  It's all free!  Also, ask about the Sensitive Issues bags.

 The following list of parenting books was first compiled by summer student, Paige Mason in July of 2017; updated and revised by Monet Comeau in 2019 and Hannah Dykeman in 2020.

082- In Celebrating Babies- Carol Tannenhauser, Cheryl Moch

092- Drugs: What Your Kid Should Know- K. Wayne Hindmarsh

155.2- The Trellis and the Seed- Jan Karon

155.2-An Island Adventure- John Etall Eickermeyer

155.4- The Shy Child- Philip G. Zimbardo

155.93- My Mom is Dying: A Child’s Diary- Jill Westberg McNamara

158- Getting To Yes- Roger Fisher, William Ury

158- What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You & Your Father Didn’t Know- John Gray

158- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens- Sean Covey

158- Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul-  Jack Canfield

158- Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul- Jack Canfield

158- Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul 2- Jack Canfield

158- Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul 3- Jack Canfield

158.08- The 7 Habits of Happy Kids- Sean Covey

158.1- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: For Teens – Richard Carlson

158.1- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff With Your Family- Richard Carlson

158.1- The Now Habit- Neil Fiore

158.2- Family Communication- Sven Wahlroos

158.2- Difficult Conversations- Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen

177.3- Lies Deception and Truth- Ann E. Weiss

181- Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers- Helen Garabedian

220.9- Classic Bible Stories- Lise Caldwell

248.8- Today I Feel Shy- William L. Coleman

248.8-Stuff Girls Gotta Know- Andrea Stephens 

248.8The Christian Mom’s Answer Book- Mike Yorkey, Sandra P. Aldrich

249- Parenting in the Pew- Robbie Castleman

305.2- The Happiest Baby on the Block- Harvey Karp

305.2- Having a Baby, Naturally- Peggy O’Mara

305.23- The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make- Sean Covey

305.23- The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: Workbook- Sean Covey

305.23- Canada’s Baby Care Book- Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Dr. Norman Saunders

305.23- A Smart Girls Guide To Boys-Nancy Holyoke 

305.23- Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls- Mary Pipher

305.9- On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children- Tracy L. Cross

306.87- Newborn Death- Marvin & Joy Johnson

306.87- Babysitters Don’t Live Next to Highways- Ken Ross

362.2- An Adult Child’s Guide to What’s “Normal”- John & Linda Friel

362.4- My Journey With Jake- Miriam Edelson

370.15- A Mind at a Time- Mel Levine

370.15- Could Do Better: Why Children Underachieve and What to do About it- Harvey Mandel & Sander Marcus

370.97- Schools Out- Andrew Nikiforuk

371.1- How to Help Your Children Succeed in School- Reynold Bean

371.3- Get ‘Em Talking- Mike Yaconelli & Scott Koenigsaecker

371.62- Parents’ Most Asked Questions About Kids and Schools- Cliff Schimels

371.9- Genius Denied- Jan & Bob Davidson

371.91- The Gift of Dyslexia- Ronald D. Davis

372.2- When You go to Kindergarten- James Howe

372.21- Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk- David Elkind

372.4- Read Right!- Dee Tadlock, Rhonda Stone

372.5- Art & Craft Activities- Rita Hoppert

372.5- Do Touch- Labritta Gilbert

372.5- The Preschoolers Busy Book- Trish Kuffner

372.6-Whole Language: theory in use- Judith Newman

372.6- The Structure of Magic 2- John Grinder & Richard Bandler

372.67- Reading Magic- Mem Fox

373.18- A Smart Girls Guide To Friendship Troubles- Patti Kelley Chriswell 

390- Miss Manners- Judith Martin

612.6- Life Before Birth- Stephen Parker

612.64- Your Pregnancy Week by Week- Glade Curtis and Judith Schuler

613.2- The Healthy Pregnancy Cookbook- Jane Middleton and George Rapitis

613.9- What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys- Linda Madaras

613.9- What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls- Linda Madaras

614.4- Your Child’s Best Shot: A parent's guide to vaccination - Ronald Gold

616.8- Frogs into Princes- Richard Bandler and John Grinder

616.8- Ritalin Free Kids- Judyth and Robert Ullman

616.85- Suicide of a Child- Marvin & Joy Johnson 

618.2- Parents’ Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care- Baby’s Best Chance

618.2- What to Eat When You’re Expecting- Arlene Eisenburg, Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway

618.2- Raising Baby Green- Alan Greene

618.2- The Girlfriend’s Guide To Pregnancy- Vicki Iovine

618.2- Your 2nd Pregnancy- Katie Tamony

618.39- Miscarriage- Joy and Marvin Johnson

618.92- Guide to Your Child’s Symptoms- Donald Schiff, Steven P. Shelov

618.92- Your Premature Baby- Nikki Bradford

618.92- Freeing Your Child From Anxiety- Tamar E. Chansky

618.92- Children with High Functioning Autism- Claire E. Hugues-Lynch Ph.D

646.7- Simplify Your Life With Kids- Elaine St. James

649- Awakening Your Child’s Natural Genius- Thomas Armstrong

649- The Preschool Years- Holly Bennett and Teresa Pitman

649- Common Sense Parenting- Ray Burke, Ron Herron and Bridget Barnes

649- The A-Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids- Dr. Jenn Berman

649- Mom to Mom- Gloria G. Adler

649- Raising a Son- Don & Jeanne Elium

649- The First Three Years of Life- Burton L. White

649- It Takes Two to Talk- Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman

649- Hold on to Your Kids- Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate

649.1- Toddler Taming- Dr. Christopher Green  

649.1- How to Behave so Your Preschooler Will, Tool! - Sal Severe

649.1- The Explosive Child- Ross W. Greene

649.1- Between Parent and Child- Dr. Haim G. Ginott

649.1- Children Learn What They Live- Dorothy Law Nolte and Rachel Harris

649.1- Raising Confident Girls- Elizabeth Hartley- Brewer

649.1- The Expectant Father- Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash

649.1- Relational Parenting- Ross Campbell

649.1- “Better Safe Than Sorry” Child Safety Journal- NB/P.E.I Government

649.1- You Make the Difference- Ayala Manolson, Barb Ward and Nancy Dodington

649.1- The Girlfriends’ Guide to Toddlers- Vicki Iovine

649.1- Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler- Ann Douglas

649.12- Building Your Baby’s Brain- Dianne Trister Dodge and Cate Heroman

649.12- The Baby Nurse Bible- Carole Kramer Arsenault

649.12- The Incredible Years- Carolyn Webster- Stratton

649.12- What To Expect The Toddler Years- Arlene Eisenburg 

649.122- What to Expect the First Year- Arlene Eisenburg, Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway

649.33- Breast- Feeding Today- Candace Woessner, Judith Lauwers and Barbara Bernard

649.57- Moving and Growing- Dr. Marlene Dalley

649.58- Born to Read- Ben Wicks

649.6- Parent’s Guide to Tantrums- Joni Levine

649.6- Now I Know Why Tigers Eat Their Young- Dr. Peter Marshall

649.6- Kids Are Worth it! – Barbra Coloroso

649.6- Growing up Feeling Good- Ellen Rosenberg

649.8- The New Father- Armin A. Brott

764- Family Fun Night- Cynthia L. Copeland

929.4- 100,000+ Baby Names- Bruce Lansky

JF- Girls Who Grew Up Great- Gwendolyn Gray 

JF- The Girls Guide To Loving Yourself- Diane Mastromarin