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Penelope Leach
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Penelope Leach was educated at Cambridge University and at the London School of Economics, where she received her Ph.D. in psychology. A Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a founding member of the UK branch of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, she works on both sides of the Atlantic for organizations concerned with prenatal care and birth, family-friendly working practices, child care, and early-years education. She lives in Lewes, England.

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Babyhood

Written by Penelope Leach


Format: Trade Paperback, 440 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 12, 1983
Price: $18.95

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Child Care Today
Getting It Right for Everyone
Written by Penelope Leach


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $16.95

Penelope Leach, the universally admired author of the best-selling classic Your Baby and Child, diagnoses the state of child care in America and the world today.

Who is caring for today’s children? How well are they succeeding? What does care cost, and who is paying for it? Leach answers these and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Child Care Today

Written by Penelope Leach


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $12.99

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Children First
What Society Must Do--and is Not Doing--for Children Today
Written by Penelope Leach


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $14.95

Leach offers an urgent and powerful argument for the creation of economic and social supports for children in our society, and presents specific steps by which we as individuals and as a society can fashion a new economic priority for our children. Children First is above all a call to action... Read more >
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Children First
What Society Must Do--and is Not Doing--for Children Today
Written by Penelope Leach


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Your Baby and Child

Written by Penelope Leach


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $23.95

This newest edition of Penelope Leach’s much-loved, trusted, and comprehensive classic—an international best seller for twenty-five years, with nearly two million copies sold in America alone—encompasses the latest research and thinking on child development and learning, and reflects the realities of today’s changing lifestyles.

In her authoritative and practical style, Leach responds... Read more >
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Your Baby and Child

Written by Penelope Leach


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Your Growing Child

Written by Penelope Leach


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 12, 1986
Price: $24.95

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Your Growing Child

Written by Penelope Leach


Format: eBook, 752 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $20.99

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