Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Giving Kids Roots and Wings

By Kenneth R. Ginsberg, MD, MS ED, FAAP: This book, from a bestselling author and pediatrician, offers coping strategies to help children and teens deal with stress due to academic pressure, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure and family tension. ... 330 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Creating Compassionate Kids

Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children

By Shauna Tominey: Selected as a “Favorite Book for Parents in 2019” by Greater Good magazine, this book provides parents with a framework for using conversations that help their children become caring people. Each chapter focuses on a... 270 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Help That Helps

By South Coast Together: Help that Helps is a guide for parents about children's developing brains. With illustrations and practical tips, this tool provides ideas on creating safe and healthy spaces for kids to thrive. But the guide doesn't stop there — it... 28 pages. ©2021. | Available formats: Book, Spanish

How to Raise a Reader

By Pamela Paul and Maria Russo: How to Raise a Reader provides a guide for adults on how to foster a love of reading in children. The book is divided into four sections by age to suggest practical tips and knowledge appropriate for each stage of reading and growth.... 216 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

I Love You Rituals

By Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D: This book delivers more than 70 delightful rhymes and games for parents, teachers and caregivers to do with children that support healthy relationships and development. The games are geared for infants through age eight. The rituals are... 208 pages. ©2000. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Not Quite Adults

Why 20-Somethings are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood and Why It’s Good for Everyone

By Richard Settersten and Barbara E. Ray: Eight years of research help paint a portrait of a generation that’s making a slower, more calculated transition into adulthood — with results that benefit all. A review of this book is available. 239 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Taking Care of Your Child

A Parent's Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care

By Robert H. Pantell: For 30+ years, this go-to guide has helped millions of families keep their children healthy. It’s now updated with the most recent advances in health care. Look up a symptom to find an explanation of probable causes, how to treat the... 574 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Abacus Project: Three-book bundle

Math activity books for children and Goodnight Moon

By The Ford Family Foundation: Math skills at kindergarten entry can predict later success in school. The Abacus Project (two 12-page books for Ages Birth to 3 years, and 3 to 5 years) helps parents and caregivers find the math in everyday routines. The playful... 32 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook

By Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Maia Szalavitz: Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry details how early-life stress and violence affects the developing brain. His discoveries contradict the precept that children are emotionally resilient and will outgrow insults to their psyches. On the... 417 pages. ©2017. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Deepest Well

Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

By Nadine Burke Harris M.D.: This book looks at how childhood stress can lead to lifelong health problems and what we can do about it. The author delivers both scientific insight, including the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, and moving... 251 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook