Spotlight On: Parent Collection

Parent Collection: This is a collection that is all for parents to help them raise their children. From newborn care, to dealing with potty training, and even helping with reading or discipline, these books are great resources for parents. These books are located on a small bookshelf in the Children’s area, tucked on the right hand side by the board books and Vroom/Princess/Dinosaur.

The Simple Joys of Grandparenting / Abigail R. Gehring

In these pages you’ll find classic stories and poems from Rudyard Kipling and Lewis Carroll, as well as the most important recipes (perfect chocolate chip cookies, amazing mac ’n cheese, and the world’s cutest cupcakes), crafts that will entertain boys and girls on a rainy day, and words of wisdom from grandparents through the centuries. With illustrations from artists including Kate Greenaway and Beatrix Potter, this is a keepsake book that will be a boon to any grandparent. (PARENT 306.8745 GEH)

The Read-Aloud Handbook / Jim Trelease

The Read-Aloud Handbook discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research (including the good and bad news on digital learning), The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers. (PARENT 372.6 TRE)

Infant Massage / Vimala McClure

For generations, mothers around the world have known that the soft touch of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. The latest scientific research confirms that physical affection is vital to the development and wellness of children—easing discomfort, releasing tension, improving sleep, helping premature infants gain weight, even aiding asthmatic children to improve their breathing. (PARENT 618.92 MCC)

Eat This, Not That! For Kids / David Zinczenko

This must-have guide for concerned parents offers detailed analysis and nutritional tips on thousands of the most popular food choices for kids. Covering the best and worst options available at the most popular restaurants in the country as well as the healthiest and most harmful foods in the supermarket aisles, if kids are eating it, this book is probably analyzing it. (PARENT 318.92 ZIN)

What to Expect: The First Year / Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel

Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever—packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. (PARENT 649.122 MUR)

The Feminist’s Guide to Raising a Little Princess / Devorah Blachor

Blachor offers insight, advice, and plenty of humor and personal anecdotes for other mothers who cringe each morning when their daughter refuses to wear anything that isn’t pink. Her story of how she surrendered control and opened up—to her Princess Toddler, to pink, and to life—is a universal tale of modern parenting. She addresses important issues such as how to raise a daughter in a society that pressures girls and women to bury their own needs, conform to a beauty standard and sacrifice their own passions. (PARENT 649.133 BLA)

Born Reading / Jason Boog

A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children’s book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five. (PARENT 649.58 BOO)

Mommy, I Have to Go Potty / Jan Faull

Parent educator and columnist Jan Faull helps parents determine when it’s time to start potty training and walks them through the process, including such problems as bed-wetting and constipation. She also suggests when to switch toilet-training methods. (PARENT 649.62 FAU)


1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 / Thomas Phelan

This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight, and proven experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. (PARENT 649.64 PHE)

“The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense.” ~J.A. Langford

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