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Recommended Books for Families

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Children: General

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Cronan, Kate, Ed. Growing Up!: A Parent’s Guide to Childhood
Mayer, G. What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick
Mayer, G. ¿Qué hacer cuando su niño se enferma?
Mullaney, Colleen. Preschool Parties: Easy Ideas for Princesses, Pirates and Other Little People
Rollins, Judy, Ed. Meeting Children’s Psychosocial Needs Across the Health-Care Continuum
Thomas, Pat Do I have to Go to the Hospital?: A First Look at Going to the Hospital

Infants, Toddlers, and Pre-Schoolers

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Altermann, Tanya Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions about Babies and Toddlers
Greenberg, Marsha Raising Your Toddler: A Complete Illustrated Guide from the First Steps to Preschool
Nicholasen, Michelle; O’Neal, Barbara I Brake for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Exasperating Behavior of Your 2-to5-Year-Old
Pantly, Elizabeth The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution
Schulman, Nancy Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Self- Confident Children in the Preschool Years
Kompare, Tara The Colic Chronicles: A Mother’s Survival Guide to Calming Your Baby While Keeping Your Cool
Leeds, Regina One Year to an Organized Life with Baby
Morris, Desmond Child: How Children Think, Learn and Grow in the Early Years
Seip, Shannon The World According to Toddlers
Shelov, Steven, Ed. Caring for your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age Five
Shelow, Steven, Ed. Your Baby’s First Year

Family Issues


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Eldridge, Sherrie 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed
Simon, Scott Baby, We were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption

Child Care Services

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Leach, Penelope Child Care Today: Getting it Right for Everyone
Thomas, Margaret Love and Limits in and Out of Child Care: What Your Child Care Provider and Your Pediatrician Want You to Know


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Burrett, Jill Shared Parenting: Raising Your Children Cooperatively After Separation

Loss and Grief

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Buscaglia, Leo The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A story of Life for All Ages
Silverman, Janis Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies
Warner, Don Walks on the Beach with Angie: A Father’s Story of Love


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Dorfman, Kelly What’s Eating Your Child?
Holford, Patrick; Colson, Deborah Optimum Nutrition for your Child’s Mind: Maximize your Child’s Potential



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Blaine, Kimberley Clayton The Go-To Mom’s Parents’ Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children
Brooks, Robert Raising a Self-Disciplined Child: Help Your Child Become More Responsible, Confident and Resilient
Carter, Christine Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents
Chansky, Tamar Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility and Happiness.
Christophersen, E.; Mortweet, S. Parenting That Works
Copeland, Cynthia Family Fun Night
Dunnewold, Ann Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box
Fairchild, Penelope Tips from a British Nanny
Ginsburg, Kenneth Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
Hilmer, Dana, Ed. Blindsided by a Diaper: Over 30 Men and Women Reveal How Parenthood Changes a Relationship
Koh, Me Ra Your Baby in Pictures: The New Parents’ Guide to Photographing Your Baby’s First Year
Kaeser, Fred What Your Child Needs to Know about Sex (and When)
Loehr, Jamie; Meyers, Jen Raising Your Child: The Complete Illustrated Guide
Moore, Walker Rite of Passage Parenting: Four Essential Experiences to Equip Your Kids for Life
Ross, John; Ross, Lisa Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids.
Payne, Kim, Et al. Simplicity Parenting: Using the Power of Less
Rigby, Jill Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World
Rotbart, Harley No Regrets Parenting: Turning Long Days and Short Years into Cherished Moments with your Kids
Sturges, Tom Parking Lot Rules and 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children
National Inst. Of Child’s Health and Development ¿Que significa ser padres?: Guya para ayudarles a tener exito como padres y madres de Familia


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Biddulph, Steve Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different- and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men
Fertleman, Caroline Potty Training Boys the Easy Way: Helping your Son Learn Quickly, Even if he’s a Late Starter


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Chadwick, Dara You’d Be Pretty If…: Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies Even When We Don’t Love Our Own
Hinshaw, Stephen The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures
Shalit, Wendy The Good Girl Revolution: Young Rebels with Self-Esteem and High Standards

Pre-Teens and Teens

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Allen, Joseph Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old
Harpaz, Beth 13 is the New 18 … and Other Things My Children Taught Me While I Was Having a Nervous Breakdown Being Their Mother
Hinshaw, Stephen; Kranz, Rachel The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures
Shalit, Wendy The Good Girl Revolution: Young Rebels with Self-Esteem and High Standards
Wolf, Anthony E. I’d Listen to My Parents If They’d Just Shut Up: What to Say and Not Say When Parenting Teens



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Lowe, Ananda The Doula Guide to Birth: Secrets Every Pregnant Woman Should Know
Lowdermilk, Deitra Maternity and Women’s Health Care
Williams, Roger; Wick, Maya, Eds. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy


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Huggins, Kathleen El libro esencial para madres lactantes


National Geographic

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Callahan, Susan Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too
Evans, Carol This is How We Do It: The Working Mothers’ Manifesto
Mothers and Children


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Zaichkin, J. Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Medical Issues

Brain Tumors

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Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation A Resource Guide for Parents of Children with Brain or Spinal Cord Tumors
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation Guia de recurson para padres de ninos con tumors cerebrales o de medulla espinal
Moliterno, Jennifer Parker’s Brain Storm (for children).
Moliterno, Jennifer La tormenta en el cerebro de Parker y su idea luminosa


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Numeroff, Laura The Hope Tree


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NY Presbyterian, MSCHONY Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure and Transplantation: A Family Guide
Jaworski, Anna, Ed. The Heart of a Father: Essays by Men Affected by Congenital Heart Defects

Cystic Fibrosis

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Rothenberg, Laura Breathing for a Living: A Memoir


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State of NY Dept. of Health Children with Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Families and Schools
Betschart, Jean American Diabetes Association Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes
Betschart, Jean Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers: a Reassuring Guide
Betschart, Jean Atención de la diabetes en bebés, niños pequeños y niños en edad preescolar: una guía para brindar tranquilidad
Chase, H. Peter Un primer libro para Entender la Diabetes
Siminario, Linda American Diabetes Association Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes
Valenti, Tom You Don’t Have to be Diabetic to Love this Cookbook


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NY Presbyterian Hospital Epilepsy/Neuro Resource Book
Steven, Wolf; McGolrick, Patricia A Parent’s Guide: When Seizures are Not the Only Problem
Steven, Wolf; McGolrick, Patricia Parent’s Guide: When the Seizures Don’t Stop


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Benirschke, Rolf; Minamide, Elaine Embracing Life: Great Comebacks from Ostomy Surgery

Sickle Cell

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Taylor, Tina Just Like Me: A Story for Beginners with Sickle Cell Disease
Taylor, Tina ¡Igual que yo!: un cuento para niños con anemia falciforme



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HRSA, U.S. Govm’t Partnering With Your Transplant Team: The Patient’s Guide to Transplantation

Bone Marrow

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Crowe, Karen Me and my Marrow: A Kid’s Guide to Bone Marrow Transplants
Crowe, Karen Mi médula y yo.


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NY Presbyterian, MSCHONY Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure and Transplantation: A Family Guide


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New York Presbyterian The Patient’s Guide to Healing and Health after Lung Transplantation

Psychological, Behavioral and Developmental Challenges


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Curtis, Steven Understanding Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior: A Guide for Parents of Children with Behavioral, Social and Learning Challenges
Simeonsson, Rune, Ed. Psychological and Developmental Assessment: Children with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions
Swanson, David Help- My Kid Is Driving Me Crazy: The 17 Ways Kids Manipulate Their Parents, and What You Can Do About It

ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Bashe, Patricia The Parents’ Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence
Hallowell, Edward Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child
Kennedy, Diann Bright, not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD and Autism
Kutcher, Martin Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s and More
Olmsted, Dan The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic

Bipolar Disorder

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McDonnell, Mary Ann Is Your Child Bipolar?: The Definitive Resource on How to Identify, Treat and Thrive With a Bipolar Child

Speech Disorders

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Feit, Debbie The Parent’s Guide to Speech and Language Problems

School and Educational Topics


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Boroski, Betty Meet the Teacher: How to Help Your Child Navigate Elementary School: A Common Sense Guide for Parents
Bruzzese, Joe A Parent’s Guide to the Middle School Years
Caffrey, Janine Walker Drive: 9 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Achieve
Eastaway, Rob Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents
Frankenstein, Diane Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise A Child Who Loves to Read
Hallisy, Jennifer The Write Start: A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage, from Scribbling to Forming Letters and Writing Stories
Miller, Donalyn The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
Ruben, Marina Koestler How to Tutor Your Own Child


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Pearson, Barbara Raising a Bilingual Child: A Step-by-step Guide for Parents


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Anthony, Michelle Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades
Blanco, Jodee Please Stop Laughing at Us: One Survivor’s Extraordinary Quest to Prevent School Bullying
Tavangar, HomaSabet Growing Up Global: Raising Children to be at Home in the World

Technology and Youth

Author Title
Osit, Michael Generation Text: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything
Tapscott, Don Growing Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing the World.

Reference Books

Author Title
Hockenberry, Marilyn, Ed.; Wilson, David, Ed. Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children
Keogh, James Edward Nursing Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests Demystified
Wynbrandt, J. Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects
  The Merck Manual of Medical Information
  Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions

New York Presbyterian / Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Physician’s Book List

Ahmad, Christopher, Ed. Pediatric and Sports Injuries
Caddle, Steve, Eds., Et al. Columbia University Children’s Medical Guide
Gallin, Pamela How to Survive your Doctor’s Care
Gallin, Pamela Pediatric Ophthalmology: a Clinical Guide
Gallin, Pamela The Savvy Mom’s Guide to Medical Care
Polin, Richard; Ditmar, Mark Pediatric and Neonatal Secrets: Questions You Will Be Asked
Polin, Richard; Fox, William; Abman, Steven Fetal and Neonatal Physiology
Stanberry, Lawrence Understanding Herpes
Stanberry, Lawrence, Eds., Et al. Understanding Modern Vaccines