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Not Much Just Chillin'
The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers
Written by Linda Perlstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-47576-3 (0-345-47576-3)

Suddenly they go from striving for A’s to barely passing, from fretting about cooties to obsessing for hours about crushes. Former chatterboxes answer in monosyllables; freethinkers mimic everything from clothes to opinions. Their bodies and psyches morph through the most radical changes since infancy. They are kids in the middle-school years... Read more >

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Houdini's Box
The Art of Escape
Written by Adam Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70623-3 (0-375-70623-2)

In Houdini’s Box, internationally acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips analyzes four examples of escape: a young girl who hides from others by closing her eyes; a grown man pathologically incapable of maintaining a relationship; Emily Dickinson, who lived a hermit’s solitude the final twenty years of her life; and Harry Houdini, the... Read more >
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Six Psychological Studies

Written by Jean Piaget


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1968
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-70462-3 (0-394-70462-2)

This volume presents six classic essays that together provide an incisive summary of and a useful introduction to the work of the eminent psychologist. Edited, and with an introduction and notes by David Elkind translated by Anita Tenzer.

"The essays as a group serve to remind us by their sweep and... Read more >

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Hunger Pains

Written by Mary Pipher, Ph.d.


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 21, 1997
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41393-2 (0-345-41393-8)

In Hunger Pains Dr. Mary Pipher offers advice, counsel, and practical solutions for young women dealing with eating disorders and other problems. The rates of anorexia, bulimia, and depression for women are the highest they have ever been; signs show that the age of women susceptible to these problems is decreasing... Read more >

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Real Boys Workbook
The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Interacting with Boys of All Ages
Written by William Pollack and Kathleen Cushman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75526-2 (0-375-75526-8)

The Real Boys' Workbook is a unique, instructive workbook, full of advice, exercises, and stories to help parents, professionals, and boys themselves understand boys—and how to make life with them better. How to listen to boys, talk and be with them, exercises to teach you new ways to handle situations, and... Read more >

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Wuhu Diary
On Taking My Adopted Daughter Back to Her Hometown in China
Written by Emily Prager


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 15, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72199-8 (0-385-72199-4)

In 1994 an American writer named Emily Prager met her new daughter LuLu. All she knew about her was that the baby had been born in Wuhu, a city in southern China, and left near a police station in her first three days of life. Her birth mother had left a... Read more >
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Be Different
My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers
Written by John Elder Robison


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88482-4 (0-307-88482-1)

“I believe those of us with Asperger’s are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts.”

In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Asperger’s syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn’t... Read more >

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Look Me in the Eye
My Life with Asperger's
Written by John Elder Robison


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39618-1 (0-307-39618-5)

Selected for Common Reading at Defiance College, Moncalm Community College, and SUNY Potsdam, and used in high schools and college courses throughout the country

Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt... Read more >

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Raising Cubby
A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives
Written by John Elder Robison


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88484-8 (0-307-88484-8)

John Elder Robison has openly and humorously engaged readers about his Asperger’s syndrome in his previous books (Look Me in the Eye, Be Different). In this memoir, he writes about parenting as an adult with Asperger’s–and coming to the realization that his son, Cubby, also has Asperger’s, as Robinson’s past experiences... Read more >

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The Children of Raquette Lake
One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism
Written by Mira Rothenberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-467-7 (1-58394-467-2)

The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism is an account of author Mira Rothenberg’s experience with eleven autistic and schizophrenic children during the summer of 1958. In order to avoid the regression that often occurred during the summer months, Rothenberg, a trained... Read more >
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Children with Emerald Eyes
Histories of Extraordinary Boys and Girls
Written by Mira Rothenberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 6, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-448-8 (1-55643-448-0)

In this new reissue of a classic, child psychologist Mira Rothenberg writes of her groundbreaking work with autistic and severely disturbed children, sharing the stories of some of her most challenging patients. Read more >

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The Burn Journals

Written by Brent Runyon


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9642-8 (1-4000-9642-1)

Brent Runyon was 14 years old when he set himself on fire.

This is a true story.

In The Burn Journals, Runyon describes that devastating suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year. He takes us into the Burn Unit in a children’s hospital and through painful burn care and skin-grafting... Read more >
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When No One Understands
Letters to a Teenager on Life, Loss, and the Hard Road to Adulthood
Written by Brad Sachs


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-407-5 (1-59030-407-1)

When Dr. Sachs first met Amanda she was a troubled and self-destructive teen who refused to speak during her therapy sessions. Determined to connect, Sachs tried something unconventional: he wrote letters to Amanda between sessions and invited her to write back. A remarkable correspondence gradually grew between them, one that built... Read more >

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Hunting for Hope
A Father's Journeys
Written by Scott R. Sanders


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 15, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6425-2 (0-8070-6425-4)

Selected as a Freshman Read — Mansfield University

After an angry confrontation with his son on a hiking trip intended to restore their relationship, Scott Sanders realizes that his own despair has darkened his son's world. In Hunting for Hope he sets out to gather his own reasons for facing the future... Read more >
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Why Gender Matters
What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
Written by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1625-7 (0-7679-1625-5)

Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends.

It's hard to cling to that... Read more >
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Making Peace with Autism
One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts
Written by Susan Senator


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: December 12, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-382-5 (1-59030-382-2)

In this insightful narrative, a courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism doesn't have to shatter a family's dreams of happiness. Susan Senator offers the hard-won wisdom of someone who's been there and is still there today--and she demonstrates how families can find courage, contentment, and connection in... Read more >

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Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
A Mother's Story of Research & Recovery
Written by Karyn Seroussi


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0798-9 (0-7679-0798-1)

Recommended for child psychology courses, this book is a groundbreaking chronicle of how one couple empowered themselves to challenge the medical establishment and find a cure, not only for their own child, but for potentially thousands more.

It provides a wealth of crucial tools and hands-on information to help combat the... Read more >

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Project X
A Novel
Written by Jim Shepard


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3348-5 (1-4000-3348-9)

In the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can’t quite bring themselves to fathom the ruthless forces that demoralize him... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Written by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38669-1 (0-553-38669-7)

“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.

“Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have created a masterly, reader-friendly guide to helping children grow their emotional intelligence. This brilliant method transforms everyday interactions into valuable brain-shaping moments. Anyone who cares for children—or who loves a child—should read The Whole-Brain...
Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Playing House
Notes of a Reluctant Mother
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0173-8 (0-8070-0173-2)

Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house. Boldly honest, these biographical pieces reveal Slater at her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Kids
How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Raise Young Children
Written by Meredith Small


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49628-5 (0-385-49628-1)

To what extent do our parenting practices help or hinder our children? As parents, how much influence do we have over what kind of people our children will grow up to be? In the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Our Babies, Ourselves, Cornell anthropologist Meredith Small now takes on these and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Daddy Shift
How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family
Written by Jeremy A. Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2121-7 (0-8070-2121-0)

“Jeremy Adam Smith is a most purposeful father, a periodic Stay-at-Home Dad who sees his role as not just a choice that’s best for his family but as a sign of a rapidly changing societal landscape. . . . His new book, The Daddy Shift, is a chronicle of a time... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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No Easy Answer
The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School
Written by Sally Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 1, 1995
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35450-8 (0-553-35450-7)

Recently revised and updated throughout, No Easy Answers continues to provide the very latest information on learning disabilities in a clear, honest, and accessible manner ideal for introductory students.

Sally L. Smith's classic handbook now contains new chapters on Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and on the public... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Brightening Glance
Imagination and Childhood
Written by Ellen Handler Spitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72005-2 (0-385-72005-X)

In this original, richly illuminating study of the aesthetic development of children in their primary learning years, Ellen Handler Spitz returns us to the vibrant experience of childhood to explain how the imagination emerges and develops. She looks at how children feel, sense, and relate to what is around them, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Primal Teen
What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids
Written by Barbara Strauch


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72160-8 (0-385-72160-9)

For anyone who has ever puzzled over the mysterious and often infuriating behavior of a teenager comes a groundbreaking look at the teenage brain written by the medical science and health editor for The New York Times. While many members of the scientific community have long held that the growing pains... Read more >
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