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Delivered from Distraction
Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Written by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44231-4 (0-345-44231-8)

In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Superparenting for ADD
An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child
Written by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and Peter S. Jensen

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49776-5 (0-345-49776-7)

With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell–a pediatric psychiatric clinician, father of two ADD children, and himself an adult with ADD–understands how easily the gifts of this condition are lost on a child amid negative comments from doctors, teachers, and even loving but frustrated parents. Hallowell has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Everything Is Workable
A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution
Written by Diane Musho Hamilton

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-067-8 (1-61180-067-6)

Everything Is Workable gives readers the tools they need for dynamic, vital, and effective relationships, both personal and professional. Diane Musho Hamilton draws on her years of experience as a professional mediator, Zen practitioner, and student of Ken Wilber’s Integral Philosophy to present a spiritual approach to conflict resolution, providing teachings... Read more >

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Hardwiring Happiness
The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
Written by Rick Hanson

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34731-0 (0-385-34731-6)

Recent scientific breakthroughs have revealed that what we think and feel changes the brain. Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson's Hardwiring Happiness is the first book to show how to transform the simple positive experiences of daily life into neural structures that promote lasting health, contentment, love and inner peace.
To keep our... Read more >

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Your Child's Growing Mind
Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence
Written by Jane Healy

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 25, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1615-8 (0-7679-1615-8)

The classic guide to understanding children’s mental development--now updated.

Hailed by parents and educators, Your Child’s Growing Mind is a window into the fascinating process of brain development and learning. It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence, and creativity, translating the most current scientific research into practical suggestions for parents and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52875-7 (0-385-52875-2)

Chip and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a groundbreaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives--how to change things when change is hard.

In Switch, Chip and Dan Heath have written a thoroughly engaging narrative about the... Read more >

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The Autism Revolution
Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be
Written by Dr. Martha Herbert and Karen Weintraub

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-52720-2 (0-345-52720-8)

After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, Harvard Medical School researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism, she concludes, is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child’s genes and destined to remain fixed... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Nim Chimpsky
The Chimp Who Would Be Human
Written by Elizabeth Hess

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38277-8 (0-553-38277-2)

Now in Trade Paperback

Could an adorable chimpanzee raised from infancy by a human family bridge the gap between species—and change the way we think about the boundaries between the animal and human worlds?

Dubbed Project Nim, the experiment was the brainchild of Herbert S. Terrace, a psychologist at Columbia University. His goal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Millennials Rising
The Next Great Generation
Written by Neil Howe and William Strauss
Illustrated by R.J. Matson

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70719-3 (0-375-70719-0)

By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, the first in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982.

"Over the next decade, the Millennial Generation will entirely recast the image of youth from downbeat and alientated to upbeat and engaged--with potentially seismic consequences for America." --from Millennials Rising

In this remarkable account... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Raising America
Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children
Written by Ann Hulbert

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70122-1 (0-375-70122-2)

In this probing inquiry into America’s preoccupation with raising children, Ann Hulbert blends biography and critical analysis to probe the personal dramas, the scientific claims, and the social visions of a succession of experts who during the twentieth century aimed to make a science of child rearing. She describes how these... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Abused Boys
The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Written by Mic Hunter

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 25, 1991
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90629-3 (0-449-90629-9)

After defining exactly what sexual abuse is, Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting adult recovery. Abused Boys includes the stories of adult men and their loved ones, who describe the experience of childhood abuse, the after-effects that last well into adulthood... Read more >

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Prison Baby
A Memoir
Written by Deborah Jiang Stein

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-9810-3 (0-8070-9810-8)

Prison Baby is a revised and substantially expanded version of Deborah Jiang Stein’s self-published memoir, Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus. Even at twelve years old, Deborah, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her mixed Asian features set her apart from her white, well-intentioned parents who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Under Deadman's Skin
Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play
Written by Jane Katch

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 18, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3129-2 (0-8070-3129-1)

The five-and six-year-olds in my class have invented a new game they call suicide. I have never seen a game I hate so much in which all the children involved are so happy.

So begins Under Deadman’s Skin, a deceptively simple-and compellingly readable-teachers’ tale. Jane Katch, in the tradition of Vivian Paley... Read more >

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Girl, Interrupted

Written by Susanna Kaysen

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 1994
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74604-1 (0-679-74604-8)

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she’d never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Savage Spawn
Reflections on Violent Children
Written by Jonathan Kellerman

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 18, 1999
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-42939-1 (0-345-42939-7)

In this powerful and disturbing book, a bestselling author and noted child psychologist shines a penetrating light on antisocial youth - kids who kill without remorse - asserting that "psychopathic tendencies begin very early in life, as young as three, and they endure." He examines the origins of psychopathy and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Teens Under the Influence
The Truth About Kids, Alcohol, and Other Drugs- How to Recognize the Problem and What to Do About It
Written by Katherine Ketcham and Nicholas A M D Pace

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-45734-9 (0-345-45734-X)

Teens Under the Influence focuses entirely on adolescent alcohol and other drug use, addressing the immediate dangers that threaten teens—exploring the short- and long-term effects of their addiction and giving parents, counselors, and educators solid, sensitive, and practical advice to combat this growing epidemic.

Full of candid true stories from adolescent drug... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Against Love
A Polemic
Written by Laura Kipnis

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71932-5 (0-375-71932-6)

“Will all the adulterers in the room please stand up?” So begins Laura Kipnis’s profoundly provocative and waggish inquiry into our never-ending quest for lasting love, and its attendant issues of fidelity and betrayal. In the tradition of social critiques such as Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, Against Love keenly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Summer House with Swimming Pool
A Novel
Written by Herman Koch

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3881-9 (0-8041-3881-8)

When a medical mistake goes horribly wrong and Ralph Meier, a famous actor, winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser is forced to conceal the error. But the weight of carrying such a secret lies heavily on his mind. Marc played a role in Ralph’s death, and he’s not exactly upset that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rachel and Her Children
Homeless Families in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-34589-9 (0-307-34589-0)

Jonathan Kozol is one of America’s most forceful and eloquent observers of the intersection of race, poverty, and education. His books, from the National Book Award–winning Death at an Early Age to his most recent, the critically acclaimed Shame of the Nation, are touchstones of the national conscience. First published in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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On Becoming an Artist
Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity
Written by Ellen J. Langer

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 28, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-45630-4 (0-345-45630-0)

On Becoming an Artist is loaded with good news. Backed by her landmark scientific work on mindfulness and artistic nature, bestselling author and Harvard psychologist Ellen J. Langer shows us that creativity is not a rare gift that only some special few are born with, but rather an integral part of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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
ISBN: 978-0-375-71203-6 (0-375-71203-8)

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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Family Estrangements
How They Begin, How to Mend Them, How to Cope with Them
Written by Barbara LeBey

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 2003
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-38196-2 (0-553-38196-2)

Issues and events such as divorce, disputes over inheritances, elder care, rifts over marriage partners, career choices, or sexual orientation are just some of the many causes of family problems and families breaking apart. The motivating forces and conflicts behind family break ups have been dealt with before in some detail... Read more >

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Cursed by a Happy Childhood
Letters from a Dad to a Daughter
Written by Carl Lennertz

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-33621-7 (0-307-33621-2)

Cursed By a Happy Childhood is a book for for every parent who ever felt anxious about tackling one of the most important jobs in the world: raising a child.

The book began as a diary that Carl Lennertz wrote for his twelve-year old daughter, in which he recollects early experiences... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trauma-Proofing Your Kids
A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience
Written by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 4, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-699-4 (1-55643-699-8)

In Trauma-Proofing Your Kids, Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline offer guidelines for instilling resilience in children who have experienced some form of trauma.

The book includes effective “stress-busting,” boundary-setting, sensory/motor-awareness activities that counteract trauma’s effect on a child’s body, mind and spirit.

Including a chapter on how to navigate the inevitable... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trauma Through a Child's Eyes
Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing
Written by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. and Maggie Kline

Format: Trade Paperback, 536 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-630-7 (1-55643-630-0)

An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what parents, educators, and health professionals can do.
Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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