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Below are some helpful books, additional links, and specific information on various health topics. If you’re looking for information about something we have not included, please let us know!



  • Sally Wendkos Olds, Laura Marks, MD, and Marvin Eiger, MD. The Complete Book of Breastfeeding (Fourth Edition) . 2010. Workman Publishing.

Infants and preschool age

  • Ames, Louise Bates and Ilg, Francis. Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy. 1985. Dell Publishing.
    Ames’ and Ilg’s series on child development, one book for each year from ages two through nine, are classics not to be overlooked. Each book presents a study of the typical behavior and development for each age, so that it is easier to understand why children do what they do. These are not “how to” books, but by being informed about normal development and knowing what to expect at each stage, parenting decisions can be easier to make and you are better prepared to foster your child’s emotional and physical growth.
  • Brazelton, T. Berry. Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development  1983  Dell Publishing.
  • Brazelton, T. Berry and Sparrow, Joshua, Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development, Birth to 3. 2006. DaCapo Press.
  • Murkoff, Heidi et al. What to Expect the First Year. Second Edition. 2014.  Workman Publishing.
    Answers to some “real-life” questions about babies. 
  • Fields, Denise and Brown, Ari. Baby 411. Fifth Edition. 2012. Windsor Peak Press.
    Easy to understand, often humorous. Called a modern version of “Dr. Spock.”
  • Flais, Shelly. Raising Twins From Pregnancy to Preschool. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2010.
  • Shelov, Steven et al. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5  American Academy of Pediatrics. Sixth Edition. 2014. Bantam Books.
    Well-researched, practical advice and information presented in an easy-to-use format. Coming from the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is a trusted and useful reference.

School age

  • Ames, Louise Bates and Ilg, Francis. Your Six Year Old: Loving and Defiant. 1981. Dell Publishing.
    Another favorite in this series; please see notes above.
  • Schor, Edward. Caring for Your School Age Child: Ages 5-12. American Academy of Pediatrics. 1999.
    This is a comprehensive health reference and guide to the medical and sometimes complex developmental issues of the middle years.


  • Graydanus, Donald. Caring for Your Teenager, The Complete and Authoritative Guide American Academy of Pediatrics. Bantam Books. 2003.
    Terrific, and one of the few books that address both the medical and behavioral concerns unique to adolescents in today’s modern world.

Behavior and development

  • Jana, Laura and Shu, Jennifer. Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed With Insight, Humor, and a Bottle of Ketchup. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2008.
    A source of common sense strategies for dealing with the various phases of food struggles in children, including tips on how to encourage children to try new foods.
  • Ginsburg, Kenneth. A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings. American Academy of Pediatrics 2011.
    We are never too old to learn from mistakes, but the idea that learning how to cope with mistakes is vital to the development of healthy, confident children is relatively new.  There is no immunization against disappointment or the feelings associated with loss or rejection. This book is especially helpful as children transition from child to teen and from teen to adult.
  • Phelan, Thomas. 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12.
  • Turecki, Stanley. The Difficult Child. 2000. Bantam Books.


  • Ferber, Richard. Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problem  2006. Simon and Schuster.
    One of the first and one of the best guides to sleep issues in infants and children. The fact that Dr. Ferber is one of the few pediatric authors whose name has become a term in itself, as in “Ferberizing,” speaks to the frequent need for advice on sleep and the success of his methods. 


Here are some additional links to supplement those you can find elsewhere on our website.  Many of these pertain to different aspects of child safety.