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You Were Always Mom's Favorite!
Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
Written by Deborah Tannen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49697-3 (0-345-49697-3)

New York Times bestselling author Deborah Tannen is renowned for illuminating the way we communicate—and revolutionizing relationships in the process. What she did for women and men in You Just Don’t Understand, and mothers and daughters in You’re Wearing THAT?, she now does for sisters in a groundbreaking book that explores... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Best Friends, Worst Enemies
Understanding the Social Lives of Children
Written by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Cathe O'Neill-Grace


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 30, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44289-5 (0-345-44289-X)

From the bestselling author of Raising Cain and Speaking of Boys, this book examines the issue of children’s friendships combining anecdotes and real-life examples with cutting-edge theory. Illuminating the social world of children, Best Friends, Worst Enemies addresses such issues as: the developmental stages of children’s friendships; cliques; popularity; bullies and... Read more >
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It's a Boy!
Your Son's Development from Birth to Age 18
Written by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Teresa Barker


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49396-5 (0-345-49396-6)

It’s a Boy! provides expert advice on the developmental, psychological, social, emotional, and academic life of boys from infancy through the teen years. Exploring the many ways in which boys strive for masculinity and attempt to define themselves, psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., a leading international expert on boys’ development, and journalist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mom, They're Teasing Me
Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems
Written by Michael Thompson, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 3, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45011-1 (0-345-45011-6)

Parents, teachers, child psychologists, and children agree: Childhood can be a traumatic time. Kids frequently face peer rejection, name-calling, bullying, after-school fights, esteem-crushing cliques, and malicious exclusion by the popular kids. And adults often feel powerless to help the victims of this abuse. Through vividly written case studies and a question-and-answer... Read more >
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Speaking of Boys
Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons
Written by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Teresa Barker


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-44148-5 (0-345-44148-6)

With the bestselling book Raising Cain, Michael Thompson, Ph.D., at last broke the silence surrounding the emotional life of boys and spearheaded an important national debate.

With candid questions and detailed responses, Speaking of Boys covers important topics such as peer pressure, ADHD/ADD, and body image as well as traditional issues such... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Extreme Mean
Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online
Written by Paula Todd


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: May 21, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-8403-4 (0-7710-8403-X)

“I have nobody, I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd.” Not long after she wrote this online, 16-year-old Amanda Todd killed herself, a victim of hateful and nonstop cyberbullying that followed her wherever she went. When Paula Todd (no relation) saw this, she decided to put her formidable investigative and... Read more >
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Future Shock

Written by Alvin Toffler


Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 1, 1984
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27737-1 (0-553-27737-5)

Examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes upon the individual, the family, and society. Read more >

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The Difficult Child
Expanded and Revised Edition
Written by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38036-1 (0-553-38036-2)

An expanded and completely revised edition of the child-care classic welcomed by parents, professionals, and students of child psychology for both its groundbreaking insights into problem behavior and its compassionate, practical advice.

Readers will learn how to: identify a child’s temperament using a ten-point test to pinpoint specific difficulties; manage common–often... Read more >
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Hands of My Father
A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love
Written by Myron Uhlberg


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80688-5 (0-553-80688-2)

By turns heart-tugging and hilarious, Myron Uhlberg’s memoir tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents—and his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it.

“Does sound have rhythm?” my father asked. “Does it rise and fall like the... Read more >
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Wild Connection
What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us about Human Relationships
Written by Jennifer L. Verdolin


Format: Trade Paperback, 250 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-946-8 (1-61614-946-9)

A specialist in animal behavior compares the courtship rituals and mating behaviors of animals to their human equivalents, revealing the many and often surprising ways we are both similar to and different from other species.

What makes an individual attractive to the opposite sex? Does size matter? Why do we tend to... Read more >
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The Kids Are All Right
A Memoir
Written by Diana Welch, Liz Welch, Amanda Welch and Dan Welch


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39605-1 (0-307-39605-3)

Winner, 2010 Alex Award

“Perfect is boring.”

Well, 1983 certainly wasn’t boring for the Welch family. Somehow, between their handsome father’s mysterious death, their glamorous soap-opera-star mother’s cancer diagnosis, and a phalanx of lawyers intent on bankruptcy proceedings, the four Welch siblings managed to handle each new heartbreaking misfortune in the same way... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Match
"Savior Siblings" and One Family's Battle to Heal Their Daughter
Written by Beth Whitehouse


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0121-9 (0-8070-0121-X)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated O - Outstanding

Katie Trebing was diagnosed at three months old with Diamond Blackfan anemia, a rare form of anemia that prevents bone marrow from producing red blood cells. Even with a lifetime of monthly blood transfusions, she faced... Read more >
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Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words
Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia
Written by Kate Whouley


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0319-0 (0-8070-0319-0)

A chronicle of the profound, life-changing, and laugh-out-loud funny moments in the journey of an Alzheimer’s caregiver who learns that memory is overrated, familiarity breeds compassion, and flute playing is forever.

In this unsentimental memoir of watching her mother fade away, of dealing with her bills, her housework, her increasing demands and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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What Children Need When They Grieve
The Four Essentials: Routine, Love, Honesty, and Security
Written by Julia Wilcox Rathkey


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5116-8 (1-4000-5116-9)

When Julia Wilcox Rathkey lost her husband, her three children lost their father. Within hours, it became sharply clear that each child--a twelve-year-old daughter and twin ten-year-old sons--would grieve the loss in a radically different way.

While one harbored anger, another experienced denial, and the third was gripped with fear. Rathkey quickly... Read more >
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Stepcoupling
Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today's Blended Family
Written by Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80741-5 (0-609-80741-2)

Love may be sweeter the second time around, but once the bliss of a newfound relationship wears off a little, the reality of being part of a stepfamily sets in. If you are one of the millions of remarried Americans facing the challenge of blending two existing families into one cohesive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Could It Be Autism?
A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
Written by Nancy Wiseman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1973-9 (0-7679-1973-4)

The number of children affected by autism--an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of disorders that includes “classic” autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Rett syndrome--is growing every year. Most children are not diagnosed until they start school. But developmental problems can be recognized in infants as young as four months old. Early... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Could It Be Autism?
A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
Written by Nancy Wiseman


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1972-2 (0-7679-1972-6)

The number of children affected by autism--an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of disorders that includes "classic" autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Rett syndrome--is growing every year. Most children are not diagnosed until they start school. But developmental problems can be recognized in infants as young as four months old. Nancy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Masterminds and Wingmen
Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World
Written by Rosalind Wiseman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98668-9 (0-307-98668-3)

In this essential book by the acclaimed author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman explains the way boys think to show parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges.

Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the groundbreaking book and the basis of the... Read more >

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Masterminds and Wingmen
Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World
Written by Rosalind Wiseman


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98665-8 (0-307-98665-9)

In this essential book by the acclaimed author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman explains the way boys think to show parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges.

Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the groundbreaking book and the basis of the... Read more >

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Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads
Dealing with the Difficult Parents in Your Child's Life
Written by Rosalind Wiseman and Elizabeth Rapoport


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8301-5 (1-4000-8301-X)

In her fascinating new book, QUEEN BEE MOMS & KINGPIN DADS, Rosalind Wiseman, author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling QUEEN BEES & WANNABES, addresses, whether in the raising of their children or in their complex interactions with other parents and educators, the many difficult issues facing parents today.

Parenting styles have... Read more >

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Queen Bees and Wannabes
Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World
Written by Rosalind Wiseman


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45444-7 (0-307-45444-4)

When Rosalind Wiseman first published Queen Bees & Wannabes, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls’ friendships and conflicts–from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influenced... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Misconceptions
Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Written by Naomi Wolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49745-9 (0-385-49745-8)

In The Beauty Myth the fearless Naomi Wolf revolutionized the way we think about beauty. In Misconceptions, she demythologizes motherhood and reveals the dangers of common assumptions about childbirth. With uncompromising honesty she describes how hormones eroded her sense of independence, ultrasounds tested her commitment to abortion rights, and the keepers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Love Shrinks

Written by Sharyn Wolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-070-5 (1-61695-070-6)

For twenty years, Sharyn Wolf, a practicing psychotherapist and “relationship expert,” has helped revitalize the marriages of countless couples. But while she was being interviewed on Oprah and 48 Hours to talk about her nationally bestselling books that instructed millions on how to flirt, find mates, and “stay lovers for life,”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fragile Beginnings
Discoveries and Triumphs in the Newborn ICU
Written by Adam Wolfberg, MD


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1160-7 (0-8070-1160-6)

This is a gripping medical narrative that brings readers into the complex world of newborn intensive care, where brilliant but imperfect doctors do all they can to coax life into their tiny, injured patients. Dr. Adam Wolfberg--journalist, physician specializing in high-risk pregnancies, and father to a child born weighing under two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Resilient Self
How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise Above Adversity
Written by Steven J. Wolin, M.D. and Sybil Wolin, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: March 16, 1993
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9176-5 (0-8129-9176-1)

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