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Books for Parents' own Self-Growth

“Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW

“The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW

“The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model of Accelerated Change” by Diana Fosha

“Living Like You Mean It” by Ron Frederick

“Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion” by Carol Tavris

Books on Infant and Childhood Sleep

“Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child” by Dr Weissbluth

“The Baby Sleep Book:  The Complete guide to a Good Night’s Rest for the Whole Family” by William Sears (Sears Parenting Library)

Books on Postpartum Depression

“Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety” by Shoshana Bennett and Pec Indman

“Life Will Never Be the Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide” by Ann Dunnewold

“This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression” by Karen Kleiman & Valerie Raskin

“What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression” by Karen Kleiman

“The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression” by Karen Kleiman

“Down Came the Rain” by Brooke Shields

“The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions”  by Pamela S. Wiegartz & Kevin L. Gyoerkoe

“The Emotional You: Postpartum Adjustment” by Jane Honikman & Nancy Lee

“Helping a Mother Through Postpartum Depression: For Fathers, Families and Friends” by Robert G. Logan, M.D.

“The Birth of a Mother : How the Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever” by Daniel Stern, M.D., & Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern, M.D.

“I’m Listening” by Jane Honikman

“Laughter and Tears: The Emotional Life of New Mothers” by Elisabeth Bing, Libby Colman, Ph.D.

“Mothering the New Mother : Women’s Feelings and Needs After Childbirth” by Sally Placksin.

“The New Mother Syndrome” by Carol Dix

“Overcoming Postpartum Depression & Anxiety” by Linda Sebastian, N.P.

“Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: A Self Help Guide For Mothers” by Pacific Postpartum Support Society

“The Postpartum Husband : Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression” by Karen Kleiman

“Postpartum Survival Guide” by Ann Dunnewold, Ph.D, Diane G. Sanford, Ph.D

“Sleepless Days: One Woman’s Journey Through Postpartum Depression” by Susan Kushner Resnick

“When Words Are Not Enough : The Women’s Prescription for Depression and Anxiety” by Valerie Davis Raskin, M.D.

“Women’s Moods : What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health” by Deborah Sichel & Jeanne Watson Driscoll

Sexual Assault Prevention, Awareness, and Healing

Books for Children About Prevention

“Some parts are not for sharing” by Julie K. Federico

“It’s my body: A book to teach young children how to resist uncomfortable touch” by Lori Britain

“The trouble with secrets” by Karen Johnsen and Linda Johnson Forssell

“Your body belongs to you” by Cornelia Maude Superman

“I Said No!” by Kimberly King and Zack King

“No Trespassing- This is MY Body!” by Pattie Fitzgerald

Books for Parents/Professionals about Prevention

“The stop child molestation book: What ordinary people can do in their everyday lives to save 3 million children” by Nora Harlow and Gene G. Abel M.D.

“Video Games & Your Kids – How Parents Stay in Control” by Hilarie Cash and Kim Mcdaniel

“Don’t Take It Personally: a parent’s guide to surviving adolescence” by John Davis, LCSW

“Siblings Without Rivalry” by Faber, Adele & Elaine Mazlish

“How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

“How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

“Emotional Intelligence – Why it can matter more than IQ” by Daniel Goleman

“Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child – The Heart of Parenting” by John Gottman

“Protect your child from sexual abuse: A parent’s guide” by Janie Hart-Ross

“The Happiest Toddler on the Block – The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of the Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One to Four Year Old” by Harvey Karp, M.D.

“The Family Virtues Guide – Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves” by Linda Kavelin-Popoy

“The safe child book: A commonsense approach to protecting children and teaching children to protect themselves”  by Sherryll Kraizer

“Uncommon Sense for Parents With Teenagers” by Michael Riera

“Staying Connected to Your Teenager – How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying” by Michael Riera

“Non-Violent Communication” by Marshall Rosenberg

“Active Parenting for Step-parents” by Michael Popkin, Ph.D., & Elizabeth Einstein, LMFT.

“Authentic Happiness” by Martin Seligman

“The Parent as Coach Approach – Helping your teen build a life confidence, courage and compassion” by Diana Sterling

“Parenting from the Inside Out – How a Deeper SelfUnderstanding Can Help You Rise Children Who Thrive” by Dan Siegel, M.D., & Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

“The Science of Parenting – How today’s brain research can help you raise happy, emotionally balanced children” by Margot Sunderland

“The silent children: A book for parents about the prevention of child sexual abuse” by Linda Tschirhart-Sandford

“Off Limits: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse” by Sandy K. Wurtele Ph.D. and Feather Berkower M.S.W.

Materials for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

“The colors within: One rainbow reclaimed” by Jana Adams

“Back on track: Boys dealing with sexual abuse” by Leslie Bailey Wright & Mindy B. Loiselle

“Something happened and I’m scared to tell: A book for young victims of abuse” by Patrick Kehoe, PhD & Carol Deach

Books on Healing and Recovery
“Helping your child recover from sexual abuse” by Jennifer J. Fay

“Taking action: Support for families of adolescents with illegal sexual behavior” by Barbara L. Bonner, Ph.D.

“When your child has been molested: A parents’ guide to healing and recovery” by Kathryn Brohl and Joyce Case-Potter

“Invisible girls: The truth about sexual abuse – A book for teen girls, young women, and everyone who cares about them” by Patti Feuereisen and Caroline Pincus

“Beyond betrayal: Taking charge of your life after boyhood sexual abuse” by Richard Gartner

“Outgrowing the pain: A book for and about adults abused as children” by Eliana Gil

“Miss America by day: Lessons learned from ultimate betrayals and unconditional love” by Marilyn Van Derbur

“The brother/sister hurt: Recognizing the effects of sibling abuse” by Vernon R. Wiehe, PhD

Sexuality Education Books: Young Children

“My Body Belongs to Me” by Jill Starishevsky

“I Said NO!” by Zack King & Kimberly King

“The Swimsuit Lesson” by Jon Holsten

“The Right Touch” by Sandy Kleven, LCSW

“So that’s how I was born” by Robert Brooks and Susan Perl

“What’s the big secret? Talking about sex with girls and boys” by Laura Kransy Brown and Marc Brown.

“Understanding children’s sexual behaviors: What’s natural and healthy” by Allison Joe and  Toni Cavanagh Johnson, PhD.

“How to talk to your child about sex: It’s best to start early, but it’s never too late
– A step-by-step guide for parents” by Linda Eyre and Richard Eyre

“Where did I come from?” by Peter Mayle

“Sex Is Not A Four-Letter Word!: Talking Sex With Your Children Made Easier” by Patricia Miller

“Everything you never wanted your kids to know about sex, but were afraid they’d ask: The secrets to surviving your child’s sexual development from birth to the teens” by Justin Richardson and Mark Schuster

Sexuality Education Books: Preteens

“Asking about sex and growing up: A question and answer book for boys and girls” by Joanna Cole and Bill Thomas

“Let’s talk about S-E-X” by Sam Gitchel and Lorri Foster

“The “what’s happening to my body?” book for boys” by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras

“The “what’s happening to my body?” book for girls” by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras

“What’s happening to me. Answers to the world’s most embarrassing questions” by Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins

Sexuality Education Books: Parents and Teens

“The Family book about sexuality” by M.D. Mary Steichen Calderone

“How to help your teenager postpone sexual involvement” by Marion Howard

“Sex & Sensibility: The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Talking Sense about Sex” by Deborah Roffman

“Hearing us out: Voices from the gay and lesbian community” by Roger Sutton

“Questions Kids Ask About Sex: honest answers for every age” by Melissa R. Cox

Childbirth Books

“Your Best Birth” by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

“The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Sheila Kitzinger

“Gentle Birth Choices” by Barbara Harper

“Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth” by Ina May Gaskin

“The Thinking Women’s Guide to a Better Birth” by Henci Goer and Rhonda Wheeler

“The Greastest Pregnancy Ever” by Laurel Wilson and Tracy Peters

“Attachment Pregnancy-The Ultimate Guide to Bonding with your Baby” by Laurel Wilson and Tracy Peters

“The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy” by Vicki Lovine

Books for Fathers

“The Caveman’s Pregnancy Companion: A Survival Guide for Expectant Fathers” by David Port and John Ralston

“Dude You’re Going to be a Dad! How to get both of you through the next 9 months” by John Pfeiffer

“When I first Held You” by Darin Strauss

“Dad’s Expecting TOO!” by Harlan Cohen

“The Birth Partner” by Penny Simkin

Breastfeeding Books

“The Nursing Mother’s Companion” by Kathleen Huggins

“Balancing Breast and Bottle

“Breastfeeding Made Simple

“So, that’s what they’re for

“Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding

“The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers” by Jack Newman M.D. and Teresa Pitman

“The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding” by Diane Wiessinger and Diana West

“The Breastfeeding Book” by William Sears

Parenting Books

“The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide” by Martha and William Sears

“Naturally Healthy Kids” by Partners in Pediatrics

“The Vaccine Book” by Robert Sears

“Nurturing your Newborn” by Jeanne Warren Lindsay and Jean Brunelli, PHN

“Understanding Your Crying Babby: Why Babies Cry, How Parents Feel and What you can do” by Sheila Kitzinger

“The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

“No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

“The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively” by Gary D. Chapman and Ross Campbell

“The Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World” by Amy McCready

“Parenting Without Power Struggles” by Susan Stiffelman

Potty Training Books

“Everyone Poops” by Taro Gomi

“The Potty Book for Girls” by Alyssa Capucilli

“The Potty Book for Boys” by Alyssa Capucilli

“P is for Potty- A Sesame Street book” by Random House and Christopher Moroney

“Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right” by Jamie Glowacki