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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
Staff Pick
Andrew Solomon's gorgeous prose is always a pleasure, and this book, 10 years in the making, is his masterpiece. With empathy and grace, Far from the Tree explores the lives of people who are significantly different from their parents and often the rest... (read more)

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All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
by Jennifer Senior
Staff Pick
Through case studies and scientific profundity, All Joy and No Fun delivers a thoughtful, in-depth look at parenthood rather than parenting. It's relieving, like being patted warmly on the back and hearing, "Chin up! We know it sucks, and here's why. But... (read more)

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New - Hardcover

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On the Day You Were Born: A Photo Journal
On the Day You Were Born: A Photo Journal
by Debra Frasier
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Take this classic novel and add your own personal touch. This journal reads more like a great picture book than a traditional journal; the timeless text is still there, but the book now has room for photos of your own family and details of your child's... (read more)

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Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
by Alfie Kohn
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A must read! Parenting has come around to attachment again, and moved far, far away from the punitive cruelties of Victorian caregivers. Alfie Kohn has applied, in academic terms, the reasons to parent unconditionally. We have evolved!... (read more)

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
by Terry Ryan
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Evelyn Ryan's family may have been one of the poorest in town, but her children did not go without the occasional taste of well-earned luxury. Their mother entered every contest imaginable (there were plenty in the '50s and '60s) and won everything from... (read more)

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Pop-Up: Everything You Need to Create Your Own Pop-Up Book
Pop-Up: Everything You Need to Create Your Own Pop-Up Book
by Frances Castle and Ruth Wickings
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Unfold the mystery behind pop-up books. This guide contains everything you need to construct your own pop-up book, including basic folds, techniques, and hands-on examples. No scissors or glue needed because all the pieces are press-out and self-adhesive.... (read more)

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The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood
The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood
by Vicki Iovine
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Tired of all the parenting books with simplistic solutions and misleading information about how demanding the first year really is? Then this book is for you. The author is not a doctor or an expert — instead, she writes from her own experience as a... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children
Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children
by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
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Though rarely would I refer to a parenting book as a "page turner," NurtureShock is just that fascinating. Bronson and Merryman call on neuroscience to show how conventional parenting wisdom often doesn't jive with the biological reality of a child's... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time
The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time
by Laurie David
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This book is both inspiring and empowering. There are great ideas for making family meals a reality in your home. Menus, recipes, conversation starters, and much more. Besides the how-to aspect, there are stories about family meals past and present from... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Out and About with Kids Portland: The Ultimate Family Guide for Fun and Learning, 4th Edition
Out and About with Kids Portland: The Ultimate Family Guide for Fun and Learning, 4th Edition
by Shawn Jones and Nelle Nix
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Perfect for visitors and residents alike, this clever, useful guide covers an immense amount of ground, and includes helpful icons that denote which attractions are free, stroller accessible, and educational. An indispensable guide for entertaining... (read more)

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Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children
Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children
by Cait Johnson
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This is a book for those people who want a little woo-woo in their lives but don't believe in Santa Claus. My son and I have found solace in our practice of the Silver Cave, when the longest night seems to go on forever and we need to find hope in the... (read more)

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Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood
Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood
by Sandra Steingraber
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I'm amazed that I read Having Faith at all, given that I didn't like the cover or the title. It is a testament to the book's greatness that my prejudices fell by the wayside as soon as I started reading. Sandra Steingraber, ecologist and mother... (read more)

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Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading
Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading
by Lawrence Goldston and Nancy Goldstone
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The Goldstones, who have been running parent-child book groups for six years, deliver a fabulous and entertaining book on how to read children's books with children, using examples from a range of reading levels (from second grade, like Charlotte's Web... (read more)

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Go the F**k to Sleep
Go the F**k to Sleep
by Adam Mansbach
Staff Pick
Riotous and perfectly apt, Go the F**k to Sleep is destined to become the rallying cry for parents across the nation. We nod. We guffaw. We stream tears of glee as we pump fists in the air, whisper-shouting, "Yes — been there!" This book speaks the... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
by Ken Denmead
Staff Pick
This book is awesome! You don't even need a kid to enjoy the imaginative and techie activities in Geek Dad. Sure, kids will love it, but don't let that stop you from picking up a copy for yourself.... (read more)

List Price $18.00
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Used - Trade Paper

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The Big Book of Boy Stuff
The Big Book of Boy Stuff
by Bart King
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This book is such a hit we can hardly keep it in stock. Get you copy now because we can't guarantee we will have more next week! Bart King, local author and middle school teacher knows boys all too well and gives them exactly what they want—loads of... (read more)

List Price $19.99
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Used - Flexible

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The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination & Nurture Family Connections
The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination & Nurture Family Connections
by Amanda Soule
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In economic depressions, we tend to spend more time at home with our families, finding entertainment in the things around us. Amanda Blake Soule lays out many art and craft projects for parents and kids that highlight using and appreciating what you have,... (read more)

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The Film Club: A Memoir
The Film Club: A Memoir
by David Gilmour
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What kind of father would allow his son to drop out of high school as long as the kid agreed to watch three movies of the father's choosing each week? Want to start an interesting conversation about parenting and education? Talk about what Gilmour did... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Calm and Compassionate Children: A Handbook
Calm and Compassionate Children: A Handbook
by Susan Usha Dermond
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My son is only one year old, but I started reading Calm and Compassionate Children in the aisles and couldn't put it down. Though the author's anecdotes often involve school-aged children, her philosophy works for every family member. This is as much a... (read more)

List Price $15.99
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Used - Trade Paper

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To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife
To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife
by Caitlin Flanagan
Staff Pick
Caitlin Flanagan is stirring the pot once again with her provocative take on modern motherhood. Drawn from articles written for the New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly, Flanagan's musings range from the irony of a white wedding to the odd rise in sexless... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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