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Recommended Reading

Disclaimer: Skylands Pediatrics presents this list on an "information only" basis. We are not endorsing or promoting these materials or their authors. The information should not be considered medical advice, and no diagnosis or treatment is being offered. These titles and authors are to be starting points for those seeking information. The list was complied with assistance from many sources, and the physicians have not previewed all the reading materials.

Parenting and Behavior

  • "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" by Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
  • "The Happiest Baby on the Block" by Harvey Karp, M.D.
  • "The Myth of Laziness" by Mel Levine, M.D.
  • "Children: The Challenge" by Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D. and Viki Soltz
  • "How to Talk So Kids will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • "Normal Children Have Problems, Too" by Stanley Turecki, M.D.
  • "The Difficult Child" by Stanley Turecki, M.D.
  • "Autism's False Prophets" by Paul Offit,MD

Divorce & Stepfamilies

  • "Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families" by Laurance Krasny Brown and Marc Tolon Brown
  • "Let's Talk About It: Divorce" by Fred Rogers and Jim Judkis
  • "Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe and Evan's Guide for Kids" by Zoe Stern
  • "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Clearly
  • "How It Feels When Parents Divorce" by Jill Krementz
  • "It's Not the End of the World" by Judy Blume
  • "Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child" by Isolina Ricci

Death and Bereavement

  • "Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child" by Earl A. Grollman
  • "My Grandpa Died Today" by Joan Fassler
  • "About Dying" by Sarah Bonnet Stein
  • "What's Heaven?" By Maria Shriver
  • "The Fall of Freddie the Leaf" by Leo F. Buscaglia

Sleep and Sleep Problems

  • "Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems" by Richard Farber, M.D.
  • "Sleep Better" by V. Mark Durand

New Baby

  • "A Baby for Frances" by Russel Hoban
  • "Julius, Baby of the World" by Kerin Henkes
  • "Arthur's Baby" by Marc Brown
  • "Everett Anderson's Nine Months Long" by Lucille Clifton
  • "Welcoming Your Second Baby" by Viki Lansky
  • "And Baby Makes Four: Welcoming a Second Child into the Family" by Hillary Wagner

Adoption and Foster Care

  • "How I Was Adopted" by Joanna Cole
  • "Susan and Gordon Adopt a Baby" by Judy Freudberg
  • "Over the Moon" by Karen Katz
  • "Real Sisters" by Susan Wright
  • "We Don't Look Like Mom and Dad" by Harriet Langsam Sobel
  • "Journey" by Patricia MacLachlan
  • "The Pinballs" by Betsy Byars


  • "Shelly, The Hyperactive Turtle" by Deborah Moss
  • "Jumpin' Johnny, Get Back To Work: A Child's Guide to Hyperactivity" by Michael Gordon
  • "Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention" by Kathleen Nadeau
  • "My Brother's A World Class Pain: A Sibling's Guide to ADHD" by Michael Gordon
  • "Putting on the Breaks: A Young People's Guide to ADHD" by Patricia Quinn
  • "I Would If I Could: A Teenagers' Guide to ADHD" by Michael Gordon
  • "Life on the Edge: Parenting a Child With ADHD" by David Spohn
  • "Taking Charge of ADHD" by Russel Barkley


  • "Children with Autism: A Parent's Guide" by Michael D. Powers
  • "Special Children, Challenged Parents" by Dr. Robert Naseef
  • "Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew" By Ellen Notbohm
  • "Buster and the Amazing Daisy: Adventures with Asperger Syndrome" by Nancy Ogaz
  • "Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge" by Barbara Firestone
  • "Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes" by Jennifer Elder