Books By Topic


  • Preparing for Adolescence: How to Survive the Coming Years of Change by James Dobson
  • How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Adoption Stories & Advice

  • Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family: Real-Life Solutions to Common Challenges by David
    & Renée Sanford
  • Wounded Children Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster
    Families by Jayne Schooler, Betsy Keefer Smalley and Timothy Callahan
  • Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison
  • Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids by Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky
  • Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky
  • Forever Mom: What to Expect When You’re Adopting by Mary Ostyn
  • God, Are You Nice or Mean?: Trusting God…After the Orphanage By Deborah Jones
  • A Place I Didn’t Belong: Hope for Adoptive Moms by Paula Freeman
  • Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted by Kim Golding
  • What Do I Say Now?: Answers For Awkward Questions And Comments About Adoption by Carol Bick & M.C. Baker
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge


  • The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by William Sears
  • Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah Gray
  • Attachment Parenting: Developing Connections and Healing Children by Arthur Becker-Weidman & Deborah Shell
  • Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children by Daniel A. Hughes
  • Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child by Deborah Gray
  • Coming to Grips with Attachment: The Guidebook for Developing Mutual Well-Being in ParentChild Relationships by Katharine Leslie
  • Games and Activities for Attaching with Your Child by Deborah Gray & Megan Clarke

Books on Boys

  • Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson
  • Real Boys by William Pollack
  • The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do To Shape Boys Into
  • Exceptional Men by Michael Gurian
  • The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life by Michael Gurian

Books on Girls

  • Bringing up Girls by James Dobson
  • Daughters & Dads: Building a Lasting Relationship by Chap Clark
  • he Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters by Michael Gurian

Brain Structure and Function

  • The Maltreated Child: Finding What Lurks Beneath by Steven Gray
  • Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment by Daniel Hughes & Jonathan Baylin

Child Development

  • The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish by T. Berry Brazelton & Stanley Greenspan


  • he Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney

Coping Strategies

  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are – Your Guide to A Wholehearted Life by Brené Brown
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
  • Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
  • I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” by Brené Brown
  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen
  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine & Ann Frederick
  • Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections Between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships by Curt Thompson

External Support

  • Adoption Is a Family Affair! What Relatives and Friends Must Know by Patricia Irwin Johnston

Identity and Transracial or Transcultural Adoptions

  • The Face in the Mirror: Teenagers and Adoption by Marion Crook
  • A Single Square Picture: A Korean Adoptee’s Search for Her Roots by Katy Robinson
  • Transracial Adoption and Foster Care: Practical Issues for Professionals by Joseph Crumbley
  • Cross-Cultural Adoption: How to Answer Questions from Family, Friends, and Community by Amy Coughlin & Caryn Abramowitz
  • Culture Keeping: White Mothers, International Adoption, and the Negotiation of Family Difference by Heather Jacobson
  • Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Multiracial Children by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • In Their Parents’ Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees by Rita Simon
  • In Their Siblings’ Voices: White Non-Adopted Siblings Talk About Their Experiences Being Raise with Black and Biracial Brothers and Sisters by Rita Simon
  • In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption by Rhonda Roorda
  • Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Intercountry or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don’t “Match” by Beth Hall & Gail Steinberg
  • Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption by Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah & Sun Yung Shin
  • The Interracial Adoption Option: Creating a Family Across Race by Marlene Fine & Fern Johnson
  • The Making of Isaac Hunt by Linda Leigh Hargrove
  • Yell-Oh Girls!: Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American by Vickie Nam
  • All About Adoption: How to Deal with the Questions of Your Past by Anne Lanchon
  • Adopted Teens Only: A Survival Guide to Adolescence by Danea Gorbett

Older Child Adoption

  • Adopting the Older Child by Claudia Jewett
  • No Panic! How to Adopt an Older Child by Bethany Gardiner
  • Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew
  • Parenting Adopted Adolescents: Understanding and Appreciating Their Journeys by Gregory Keck
  • Parenting Your Adopted Older Child: How to Overcome the Unique Challenges and Raise a Happy and Healthy Child by Brenda McCreight
  • Parenting Adopted Teenagers: Advice for the Adolescent Years by Rachel Staff
  • Wisdom from Adoptive Families: Blessings and Challenges on the Path of Older Child Adoption by Kris Kittle and Kelly Reed

Parenting Strategies

  • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene
  • From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting of Challenging Children with ADHD and Other Behavioral Problems by Janet Heininger & Sharon Weiss
  • Help – My Kid Is Driving Me Crazy: The 17 Ways Kids Manipulate Their Parents, and What You Can Do About It by David Swanson
  • Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love Based Approach to Helping Children With Severe Behaviors by Heather Forbes & B. Bryan Post
  • Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child by Kim Golding
  • How to Really Love Your Child by Ross Campbell
  • When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting with RAD-Reactive Attachment Disorder by Nancy Thomas
  • Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence by Lawrence Cohen
  • Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • Parenting with Love & Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay
  • Positive Discipline parenting books by Jane Nelsen

Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) by Lucy Jane Miller
  • No Longer A Secret: Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory or Motor Challenges by Lucy Jan Miller
  • The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz
  • The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz
  • Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow by Carol Kranowitz & Joyce Newman
  • The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years by Carol Kranowitz
  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues by Lindsey Biel & Nancy Peske
  • Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World by Sharon Heller
  • The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted Kids by Carolyn Dalgliesh

Sex Education

  • From Boys to Men: All About Adolescence and You by Michael Gurian
  • Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused as Children by Eliana Gil
  • Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis


  • Brothers and Sisters in Adoption: Helping Children Navigate Relationships When New Kids Join the Family by Arleta James
  • My Brother, My Sister: Sibling Relationships in Adoption and Foster Care by Regina Kupecky
  • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish


  • How to Talk So Kids Can Learn at Home and in School by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents by Michael Gurian Stories About Childhood Trauma & Abuse
  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook – What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce Perry & Maia Szalavitz
  • A Child Called It: One Child’s Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer
  • The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family by Dave Pelzer
  • A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness by Dave Pelzer
  • Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
  • Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island by Regina Calcaterra

Written for Professionals

  • Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect by Deborah Gray
  • Parenting Your Adopted Child by Brenda McCreight
  • Transforming Troubled Children, Teens, and Their Families: An Internal Family Systems Model for Healing by Arthur Mones
  • A Child’s Journey Through Placement by Vera Fahlberg
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Essential Practices and Methods by Arthur BeckerWeidman
  • Attachment-Focused Family Therapy by Daniel Hughes
  • Attachment-Focused Family Workbook by Daniel Hughes
  • Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing PostAdoption Issues by Laura Dennis
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children by Daniel Hughes
  • Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children by Cathy Malchiodi
  • EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children: Treatment Manual by Robbie Adler-Tapia & Carolyn Settle
  • EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation by Ana M. Gomez
  • Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children by Daniel Hughes
  • Fostering Changes: Treating Attachment Disordered Foster Children by Richard Delaney
  • Inside I’m Hurting: Practical Strategies for Supporting Children with Attachment Difficulties in Schools by Louise Michelle Bombier
  • Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence by Caroline Archer
  • Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young Adults by John Briere & Cheryl Lanktree
  • Building Resilience to Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models by Elaine MillerKaras
  • Attachment, Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children, Families and Adults by Terry Levy & Michael Orlans
  • The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key Practices for Treating Children & Families by Arthur Becker-Weidman, Lois Pessolano Ehrmann & Denise LeBow
  • Transracial and Intercountry Adoptions: Cultural Guidance for Professionals by Rowena Fong & Ruth McRoy
  • Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multiracial Families in a Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play by Ann Jernberg & Phyllis Booth

Written for Teachers

  • Attachment in the Classroom: The Links Between Children’s Early Experience, Emotional Wellbeing and Performance in School by Heather Geddes
  • Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom by Susan Craig
  • Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Challenging Children in the Classroom by Heather Forbes