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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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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
Staff Pick
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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Used - Trade Paper

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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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Mommy, Mama, and Me
Mommy, Mama, and Me
by Leslea Newman
Staff Pick
Mommy, Mama, and Me and Daddy, Papa, and Me are two super-cute new board books that show a day in the life of two toddlers and their loving parents. From the first cup of juice in the morning to the final kiss goodnight, these board books — the first... (read more)

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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
Staff Pick
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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The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood
The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood
by Vicki Iovine
Staff Pick
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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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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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
Staff Pick
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 (01 Edition)
Having Faith : an Ecologist's Journey To Motherhood (01 Edition)
by Sandra Steingraber
Staff Pick
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
Staff Pick
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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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
Staff Pick
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 Goods: Volume 1
The Goods: Volume 1
by McSweeney's
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An activity book from the irreverent folks at McSweeney's that will delight children of all ages and make adults laugh out loud too? Yes, please. Hilarious, thoroughly entertaining, and genuinely useful, The Goods is the perfect gift for smart kids (and... (read more)

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Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--And What You Really Need to Know
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--And What You Really Need to Know
by Emily Oster
Staff Pick
Expecting Better is the most interesting and useful pregnancy book out there. Most guides give simpering, vague, or scolding instructions, but Oster, a microeconomist, scrutinizes data and research studies and gives women tools to decide for themselves... (read more)

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The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family
The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family
by Ken Denmead
Staff Pick
The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun practically makes fun happen just by existing — and not just on weekends and not just for dads. This book contains unlimited inspiration for any level of handy parent to while away innumerable hours doing nerdy... (read more)

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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)

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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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Calm and Compassionate Children: A Handbook
Calm and Compassionate Children: A Handbook
by Susan Usha Dermond
Staff Pick
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)

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Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children
Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children
by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Staff Pick
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
Staff Pick
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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The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder
The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv
Staff Pick
The Nature Principle will likely bring out a bit of your inner hippie. You'll want to step outside, close your eyes, and listen to the wind, just for a minute, before embarking on a mission to reinvent how, when, and how often you and yours interact with... (read more)

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