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A to Z of Children’s Health: a Parent’s Guide from Birth to 10 Years. Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Dr. Natasha Saunders & Dr. Norman Saunders, $27.95

The easy-to-read format will guide you through your questions about your child’s health and provide practical tips and strategies that may help you avoid countless hours of waiting in a doctor’s office or an emergency room.


The American Institute of Homeopathy Handbook for Parents: a Guide to Healthy Treatment for Everything from Colds and Allergies to ADHD, Obesity and Depression. Edward Shalts, $21.99

The American Institute of Homeopathy Handbook for Parents offers another option for parents who are reluctant to participate in the widespread extreme measures of conventional medicine such as stimulants, antidepressants, and overuse of antibiotics. Step-by-step Edward Shalts, a medical doctor who practices homeopathic medicine, explains what homeopathy is and how it works. He presents a user-friendly overview of acute and chronic issues and shows how parents can deal with them, either on their own for some problems, or in many cases, with a qualified practitioner. This important resource explains the principles of homeopathy, the nature of remedies, and the appropriate time to use homeopathy.


Baby Care Anywhere: a Quick Guide to Parenting On the Go. Benjamin Spitalnick & Keith Seibert, $14.95

This portable pocket guide to baby basics fits in a diaper bag or stroller pocket, making it a great interactive resource for on-the-go moms and dads. Written by two pediatricians, Baby Care Anywhere addresses 150 of the most frequent questions and concerns raised by new parents, including Jaundice, Diaper rash, Earaches, Immunizations, Sleep, Reflux, Fever, Safety, and much more.

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Baby & Child Emergency First Aid. Mitchell Einzig, $12.50

Simple, step-by-step instructions for the most common childhood emergencies.


The Baby Emergency Handbook: Lifesaving Information Every Parent Needs to Know. Lawrence Shapiro, Richard Jablow & Julia Holmes, $17.95

This compact guide makes it easy to find the information you need during even the most stressful times. Most importantly, you'll learn how to prevent the most common emergencies that new parents encounter. The Baby Emergency Handbook will help you:

  • Learn the best ways to react in almost any emergency
  • Know when to seek immediate medical help
  • Get faster help in a hospital emergency room
  • Tips on keeping your child safe

The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide to Your Child's Health. Steven Shelov & Shelly Vaziri Flais, Editors, $18.95

The Big Book of Symptoms: A–Z Guide to Your Child’s Health helps parents with day-to-day health and safety issues that may arise — from infancy through adolescence. It covers minor everyday concerns and more serious problems, suggests a reasonable course of action for each problem, and confirms when it’s best to consult with a pediatrician. Divided into 2 major sections — an A-Z directory of the most common childhood symptoms and an illustrated first aid manual and safety guide — The Big Book of Symptoms also has an extensive index to that information can be found quickly. Also includes a pull-out 3-in-1 Choking, First Aid and CPR Chart that families can post at home!

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Canada’s Baby Care Book: a Complete Guide from Birth to 12 Months Old. The Hospital for Sick Children, Jeremy Friedman & Norman Saunders, $34.95 http://www.parentbooks.ca/images/tiny%20maple%20leaf.JPG

Written by leading experts at the world renowned Hospital for Sick Children, Canada’s Baby Care Book offers current, practical information on everything from what to expect in the delivery room and immediate postpartum to home safety and child health care. With 150 beautiful full-colour photographs to complement the text and illustrate additional instructions and information, this convenient and comprehensive book will help new parents make the right choices for their family.


Canada’s Toddler Care Book: a Complete Guide from 1 to 5 Years Old. Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Hospital for Sick Children, $34.95

The complete guide to health care, developmental milestones, nutrition, Canada’s Toddler Care Book addresses the common concerns that all parents have about ther toddlers and preschoolers.


Caring for Your Baby and Young Child Birth to Age 5, 6th Edition. Steven Shelov (ed), $26.95

All parents want to provide the very best care for their children. This essential resource from the most respected organization on child health is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust, covering everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your child’s self-esteem. Whether it’s resolving common childhood health problems or detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations, this new and revised edition of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child has everything you need.

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Caring for Your School-Age Child, 3rd Edition. Shelly Vaziri Flais, Editor, American Academy of Pediatrics, $30.00 (ages 5-12)

During the ages of 5 to 12, children continue to grow and develop skills and habits that will impact their future health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the trusted organization that represents the nation’s top pediatricians, presents this revised and updated age-specific guide to help your children thrive during these formative years. A child’s school years, while exciting, bring new transitions. A comprehensive resource, Caring for Your School-Age Child includes advice on:

  • Your child’s emotional, physical, behavioral, and social development
  • The best ways to encourage good nutrition and physical fitness
  • Gender-specific issues facing boys and girls as they approach adolescence, including the stages of puberty
  • Your child’s media use, including screen time, electronic devices, and internet use and safety
  • Effective discipline, behavior problems, temper tantrums, and optimal nurturing
  • Promoting independence and fostering resilience through balanced expectations
  • Safety and injury prevention, plus handling emergency situations
  • School issues including promoting good homework skills and social dynamics, and dealing with school problems and learning disabilities
  • Talking to your child about self-esteem, puberty, being shy, and dealing with prejudice
  • Family matters, including divorce, stepfamilies, adoption, sibling rivalry, working-parent households, and childcare
  • Understanding your child’s inborn temperament — and how it affects the child-parent relationship
  • And much more, including a complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, and chronic medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes

A Child in Pain: What Health Professionals Can Do to Help. Leora Kuttner, $68.95

This comprehensive book is designed to help child health professionals of all disciplines gain understanding and skill in how to approach and treat children’s pain, and help children understand and cope with their own pain. The book examines children’s fears and anxieties that accompany their need for pain relief, and gives health professionals communications skills and words to calm these fears.

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The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama & Baby: Safe, Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children. Christina Anthis, $22.95

All expecting and experienced moms know that finding safe remedies to treat the needs of you and your little one is easier said than done. Whether it’s morning sickness, anxiety, or a simple case of the sniffles, essential oils are an affordable and all-natural alternative to alleviate aches and pains. The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama and Baby is your comprehensive guide to the ins and outs of how, when, and why to blend essential oils for any age or stage of motherhood.

Highlights of The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama and Baby include:

  • Non-Brand Specific Recipes: choose your own favorite brand of essential oils to use with these simple and adaptable recipes
  • Drop Recommendations By Age: essential oil drop recommendations for ages 3–6 months, 6–24 months, 2–6 years, and 6+ years
  • 200 Safe and Effective Treatments: for common ailments during pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and beyond
  • Herbal Healing 101: detailed profiles of 30 versatile plants for comprehensive understanding of the medicinal properties, common uses, and precautions for each

Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children. Etienne & Neeto Peirsman, $30.95

In Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children, the authors approach babies as conscious beings who endure enormous stress during the birth process. They show how CS therapy can help restore the correct alignments in babies' bodies, freeing them to grow and attain their maximum potential without hindrance. The book focuses on what a trained CS therapist can do to remove the blockages that often arise during birth. It addresses both hands-on techniques and awareness of how to interact with a baby and what responses and effects to expect. Based on the authors’ extensive experience, this guide can also be used by parents or caregivers interested in knowing what babies need in order to be whole and healthy.


Craniosacral Therapy for Children: Treatments for Expecting Mothers, Babies, and Children. Daniel Agustoni, $35.00

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY FOR CHILDREN introduces a craniosacral therapy treatment protocol for babies and children up to 12 years of age. A gentle hands-on healing approach, craniosacral therapy releases tensions in the body in order to relieve pain, resolve trauma, and improve physical and emotional health. Author and craniosacral therapist Daniel Agustoni discusses the reasons for treating young children and for beginning treatment during pregnancy. He explains how the stress of birth can cause asymmetries and misalignments in babies' bodies that can lead to problems later in life: from suckling problems, abdominal colic, and fragmented sleep patterns to anxiety, hyperactivity, and ADD. Agustoni demonstrates how craniosacral therapy can also offset the effects of stress, trauma, and PTSD that may affect the growing child depending on his or her environment, biology, and temperament. 

Enhanced with over 120 instructional photos and illustrations, the book's hands-on techniques are presented along with suggestions for interacting with parents, babies, and young children. The book discusses methods of evaluation and treatment following structural, functional, and biodynamic models. Engaging case examples describe the therapeutic results of the treatment, which include increased security and confidence, relaxation, support for the immune system, and a sense of well-being. An important resource for healthcare practitioners, this book is also useful for educators, parents, and caregivers interested in learning new ways to help their children. 

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Cure Your Child with Food: the Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood Ailments. Kelly Dorfman, $16.95

Grounded in cutting-edge science and filled with case studies that read like medical thrillers, this is a book for every parent whose child suffers from mood swings, stomachaches, ear infections, eczema, anxiety, tantrums, ADD/ADHD, picky eating, asthma, lack of growth, and a host of other physical, behavioral, and developmental problems. CURE YOUR CHILD WITH FOOD shows parents how to uncover the clues behind their children’s surprisingly nutrition-based health issues and implement simple treatments—immediately.


Extreme Parenting: Parenting Your Child with a Chronic Illness. Sharon Dempsey, $27.95

Extreme Parenting is a solid source of support for parents of children with long-term illnesses. The guide is packed with practical advice, models of exploration and lists of action points, and will empower parents to be good advocates for their children. It also provides health professionals with invaluable insights into the demands of living with chronic illness.


First Aid Fast for Babies and Children: Emergency Procedures for All Parents and Caregivers, Canadian Revised Edition. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, $20.00

An indispensable guide to dealing quickly and confidently with any childhood emergency — from cuts and scrapes to choking and poisoning.


The Food Cure for Kids: a Nutritional Approach to Your Child’s Wellness. Natalie Geary & Oz Garcia, $19.50

A must-have resource for any parent whose child has chronic ear infections, bronchitis, stomach aches, or skin rashes. Pediatrician Natalie Geary and nutritionist Oz Garcia have teamed up to show parents how many of their child's chronic conditions are directly linked to a nutritional imbalance. This eye-opening book will finally offer parents the results they've been searching for.

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Free Your Child from Overeating: 53 Mind-Body Strategies for Lifelong Health. Michelle Maidenberg, $25.95

You may have tried to help your child — without much success — but you may be overlooking the root cause of their struggle with eating and exercise — their thinking. In Free Your Child from Overeating, Dr. Michelle Maidenberg shares over 40 interactive exercises that will help your child or teen:

  • Identify triggers, cravings, and self-sabotaging thought patterns
  • Define his or her values and find the motivation to change
  • Learn to eat mindfully by savoring meals and snacks
  • And set realistic goals using the four P’s: predict, plan, put into action, and practice

It can be tempting to hope that your child’s overeating is “just a phase,” but the price of inaction is too high. Using Dr. Maidenberg’s 53 strategies (rooted in mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy), you can free your child from overeating or obesity by building his or her confidence. Your child has the power to change, and you have the power to help!


Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child: a Parent's Guide to Better Eating and Exercise. Brian McCrindle & James Wengle, the Hospital for Sick Children. $24.95

The Healthy Weight Program helps parents to help their children make the necessary changes in nutrition and lifestyle so they can become physically healthy and fit. The program benefits children who are not at a healthy weight, who are at risk of becoming overweight, or who just eat poorly and are physically unfit, regardless of their age.


Green Babies, Sage Moms: the Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby. Lynda Fassa, $16.50

A practical guide for new mothers in raising a "green" family-and doing it simply and inexpensively. Filled with necessary and convenient advice that takes the reader from the first months of pregnancy and beyond, this indispensable book explains:

  • The safest ways to get the house ready for the baby
  • The best baby gear-from clothes to crib mattresses
  • Organic recipes for health-conscious breastfeeding moms
  • How to throw a green baby shower
  • The best solutions for storing breast milk safely
  • How to keep play areas safe from chemicals
  • How to handle the diaper dilemma: wash vs. toss
  • And much more!

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Healing the World’s Children: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Child Health in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Cynthia Comacchio, Janet Golden & George Weisz, $32.95

A collection of essays, historical and contemporary, on the health and healing of children around the world during the last 100 years.


Healthy Mother, Healthy Child: Creating Whole Families from the Inside Out. Elizabeth Irvine, $21.95

ICU nurse, yoga instructor and mother Elizabeth Irvine offers practical tips and a positive philosophy that will help your entire family build physical and emotional health that will last a lifetime.


Herbal Healing for Children. Demetria Clark, $17.95

A parent's guide to treatments for common childhood illnesses.

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The Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care for Common Health Problems. Randall Neustaedter, $22.95

This comprehensive handbook is filled with safe and effective holistic treatments for colds, digestive problems, allergies, asthma, and other health issues babies and toddlers commonly experience in their first years of life. An invaluable reference that belongs on every parent's bookshelf, The Holistic Baby Guide offers simple and natural remedies for treating the symptoms of common ailments. It also provides a fully integrated plan for building your baby's immune system to prevent chronic medical problems and ensure your baby's good health.


How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child’s Potential. Joel Warshowsky, $22.95

Identifying and overcoming blocks to concentration, self-esteem and school success with vision therapy.


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How to Find Mental Health Care for Your Child. Ellen Braaten, $21.95

Parents whose children struggle with anxiety, depression, learning disorders, attention or behavioral problems, eating disorders and social deficits must ask tough questions. Does my child need medication? How do I get the right diagnosis? How do I find the most competent therapist? What should I expect from treatment? Finding sound answers to those questions is the first step parents need to take to help their children understand, manage and overcome their problems.

Child psychologist Ellen Braaten offers clear and expert guidance to demystify the complexities of child mental health. The book describes problematic behaviors and mental illnesses and the full variety of treatments that can help families to thrive.

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How Your Child Heals: an Inside Look at Common Childhood Ailments. Christopher Johnson, $18.95

Good communication between parents and doctors is the cornerstone of getting good care for the child. Doctors are increasingly pressed for time and appointment visits are shorter than ever. Unfortunately, when time is short, what often suffers is explaining to parents what to expect and why. Parents need to learn how to make the most of their brief time with the doctor. This book will help them do that. HOW YOUR CHILD HEALS is not a description of a laundry list of pediatric diseases. Rather, it uses specific, familiar examples — things like ear infections, asthma attacks, broken bones, and appendicitis — to explain what is happening inside a child's body as it heals. The book explains and demonstrates, using vivid narrative techniques so readers can better visualize the processes being described.


Keeping Your Child Healthy in a Germ-Filled World: a Guide for Parents. Athena Kourtis, $24.95

The world is full of germs, and the news is full of stories about infectious diseases and antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Infections are harmful, but not all germs are bad. What can parents do to protect their children?

Dr. Athena Kourtis, a pediatrician and infectious disease specialist — and mother — teaches parents how to protect their kids without going overboard. She helps parents sort through the latest information about antibiotics, vaccines, hygiene, health foods, and home remedies, and she identifies which rules to follow — and which ones to ignore. She says:

  • No to overprotecting your children from germs
  • No to antimicrobial soaps and cleaning products at home
  • No to over-prescribed antibiotics
  • Yes to strategic hand washing
  • Yes to being conscious of germs and the pathways they use
  • Yes to vaccines

She offers tips for protecting your children wherever they are — at home or school, on the playground, while traveling — and whatever they are doing — playing sports, camping, visiting the beach — and answers questions that commonly worry parents. Reading this comprehensive, illustrated guide is the first step to keeping your family healthy. Up-to-date, accurate information and a clear understanding of how germs and our bodies work will help you and your child stay afloat in the microbial sea.

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Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World. B. Brett Finaly & Marie-Claire Arrieta, $19.95

Babies and young kids are being raised in surroundings that are increasingly cleaner, more hyper hygienic, and more disinfected than ever before. As a result, the beneficial bacteria in their bodies is being altered, promoting conditions and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies, and autism. As Let Them Eat Dirt shows, there is much that parents can do about this, including breastfeeding if possible, getting a dog, and avoiding antibiotics unless necessary — and yes, it is OK to let kids get a bit dirty.


Massaging Your Baby: the Joy of Touch Time. Elaine Fogel Schneider, $19.95

Effective techniques for a healthier, happier, more relaxed child (and parent!)


The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms. $21.00

THE MERCK MANUAL GO-TO HOME GUIDE FOR SYMPTOMS takes complex medical information and makes it easy to understand and accessible to an everyday audience.  It covers a wide range of everyday symptoms, from abdominal pain to wheezing, and almost everything in between. Every section provides a comprehensive look at each symptom's:

  • Causes: both common and less-common,
  • Evaluation: warning signs, when to see a doctor, what the doctor does, and testing,
  • Treatment: a wide-array of options, and
  • Key points: the most important information about the symptom.

It also includes detailed tables and illustrations.  Organized in a (2-color, over 500 page) paperback format makes it easy for busy families to quickly find the information they need.

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Mouse's Best Day Ever: Children's Reflexology to Soothe Sore Teeth and Tums. Susan Quayle, illustrated by Melissa Muldoon, $19.95

With delightfully engaging rhymes and illustrations, this book features easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions for giving basic reflexology to a child. The reflexology techniques included relax and soothe, and they offer a gentle remedy to the symptoms of constipation, colic and teething in babies and young children. No prior reflexology knowledge is required.


The Mouse's House: Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime. Susan Quayle, illustrated by Melissa Muldoon, $16.95

This picture story book about a mouse and her friends' quest to prepare for winter shows how to use reflexology with children whilst enjoying a fun bedtime read. Designed to help with common issues such as sleep difficulties and anxiety, it includes easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions.


My Child Is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries, 2nd Edition. Barton Schmitt & American Academy of Pediatrics, $22.95

My Child Is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries is based on clinical guidelines developed by Dr. Schmitt and used by pediatricians and nurses in call centers in the United States and Canada. All of the topics in the 2nd edition of My Child is Sick! have been fully reviewed and updated, and several new topics have been added, including earwax buildup, mosquito bites, strep throat infections, and wound infections. Inside this practical book, you'll find:

  • Concise, accurate information on the most common illnesses and injuries of childhood such as coughs and colds, ear infections, cuts and scrapes, rashes, diarrhea, and more
  • Decision charts to help you determine when to call your child's doctor and when it's safe to treat your child at home, as well as descriptions of which symptoms are normal during the course of an illness or recovery from an injury and which are cause for concern
  • Specific time-frame guidelines as to when to call your child's doctor or 911
  • In-depth advice for treating symptoms at home
  • Drug dosage charts for the most commonly used non-prescription medicines

With My Child Is Sick! at your fingertips, you'll never again have to worry about whether you've made the right decision about your child's illness. Rest easy with this one-of-a-kind guide to sick children.

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Naturally Healthy Babies and Children: a Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition and Health. Aviva Jill Romm. Forward by William Sears, $22.99

This book takes a holistic approach to healthy childcare that integrates hygiene, alternative and complementary care with practical and informative advice. From preventative care to healing techniques to advice on when to call a doctor, this is a comprehensive handbook for parents of newborns through pre-adolescents.


The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent. Michel Cohen, $18.99

The New Basics clearly lays out the concerns you may face as a parent and explains how to solve them — without fuss, without stress and without harming your child by using unnecessary medicines or interventions. With sensitivity and love, Dr. Michel describes proven techniques for keeping your children healthy and happy without driving yourself crazy. More than just a book on how to care for your child's physical well-being, The New Basics also covers such parenting challenges as biting, hitting, ADD, separation anxiety, how to prevent the terrible twos (and threes and fours) and preparing your child for a new sibling.


The New Puberty: How to Manage Early Development in Today's Girls. Louise Greenspan & Juliana Deardorff, $31.50

The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. But what happens when a girl has the body of a 13-year-old and the brain of an 8-year-old? Contrary to popular wisdom, early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes — it’s deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges.

The New Puberty is a reassuring, empowering guide for millions of parents—as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members—by two notable experts in the field. Compiling original research and clinical experience, Drs. Greenspan and Deardorff offer practical strategies for supporting girls entering this complex stage of their lives. Readers will learn why girls are developing faster than they did a generation ago (it’s not just environmental toxins); the potential physical and emotional consequences; how to tell if a girl has reached puberty early and what to do; and how to initiate and continue difficult conversations. Impeccably researched, comfortingly prescriptive, The New Puberty provides the roadmap to help young girls move forward with confidence, ensuring their optimal health and happiness for the future.


The “O, MY” in Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy: How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery, 2nd Edition.  Laurie Zelinger, $22.95

This book helps parents understand and organize the medical and emotional components that accompany their child’s tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. In an easy-to-follow timeline for events prior to and following surgery, the book provides accurate and reassuring guidance that eases the process for patient and family. Includes tips for preparing children in the weeks and days leading to the surgery, after care, and how to handle any complications.

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The Organic Nanny’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids. Barbara Rodriguez, $18.50

Tips on how to create a natural diet and lifestyle for your child – and dramatically improve your child’s well-being.


A Parent’s Guide to Developmental Delays: Recognizing & Coping with Missed Milestones in Speech, Movement, Learning and Other Areas. Laurie LeComer, $17.95

Developmental delays often go undetected until an alert and caring parent recognizes there’s a problem. In A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays, special education expert and consultant Laurie LeComer provides essential information for any parent with a child who might have cognitive, physical, or emotional delays. Using real-life examples and case studies along with checklists, exercises, and other hands-on advice, the book covers a range of delays and disorders and how to get the assessment, care and support that will make a difference in a child’s life.


The Parent's Guide to Homeopathy: Safe, Natural Remedies for Children from Newborns through Teens. Shelley Keneipp, $28.95

Practical, concise, and user-friendly, The Parents’ Guide to Homeopathy provides homeopathic remedies for more than 150 acute conditions, from annoying to threatening, that arise in the everyday lives of kids. Instructions on how to observe physical and emotional symptoms in kids from newborns to teens; succinct descriptions of gentle, safe, and nontoxic remedies; and sections on winter ailments, first-aid, enhancing healing, and travel put a wealth of knowledge at parents’ fingertips. Remedy tables at the back of the book help decipher the correct treatment for each condition. 

Shelley Keneipp shares her wealth of knowledge and many years of experience to provide a clear, simple education concerning homeopathic remedies. She empowers parents who want to break the habit of relying exclusively on medical expertise and instead to use relatively economical over-the-counter remedies without worrying about harmful side effects. She suggests essential remedies to stock for any household first aid kit; provides background on common ailments such as coughs, colds, fevers, and digestive problems; and includes eye-catching sidebars that alert readers to conditions that demand immediate medical attention. Boxed entries clue readers to what symptoms to observe and how to differentiate between similar presentations. Taken together, these features make this book the gold standard for parents who want apply the gentlest possible cure in the shortest possible time with the fewest reasons for intervention.

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The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know about Your Child’s Health. William Sears & Martha Sears, et al, $26.49

Imagine you are up at 3:00am with a sick child. Wouldn't it be nice to have expert advice readily at hand to help get you through the night? Encyclopedic in scope, The Portable Pediatrician features timely and practical information on every childhood illness and emergency, including when to call the doctor, what reassuring signs can help you know your child is okay, how to treat your child at home, and much more all in a convenient A-to-Z format.


Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Guide for Parents and Professionals. Kenneth Aitken, $43.95

Problems with sleeping are common and make life difficult for the individual who is affected and for those around them. Sleep difficulties are particularly prevalent amongst people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and often cause or worsen other difficulties.

This comprehensive guide to the management of sleep problems introduces all the proven remedies and focuses on the problems commonly found in ASDs and related conditions. The author discusses sleep in depth, including how we currently define and understand it. The full spectrum of sleep disorders is explained alongside the range of possible treatment approaches. The book also examines why some sleep problems are more common among people with an ASD than others, how sleep problems evolve over time, what can be done to treat them and the likely benefits from different treatments.

This book is a complete resource for professionals, families and carers working with those suffering from sleep problems of any kind. It will be of great interest to anyone wanting to gain a thorough understanding of sleep in relation to ASDs.


Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: a Practical A-to-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants and Children. Janet Zand et al, $34.95

Written by a naturopathic physician, a medical doctor, and a pediatric nurse, this unique book gives parents easy access to current information and advice regarding their children's health and acts as a bridge between time-honored healing systems and mainstream medicine.

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The Smart Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids through Checkups, Illnesses & Accidents: Expert Answers to the Questions Parents Ask Most. Jennifer Trachtenberg, $19.99

Making health care decisions for your child can be overwhelming in this age of instant information. It's easy to feel like you know next to nothing or way too much. Either way, you may resort to guessing instead of making smart choices. That’s why the nation's leading health care oversight group, The Joint Commission, joined forces with Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg on this book: to help you make the right decisions, whether you're dealing with a checkup or a full-blown crisis. The Smart Parent's Guide will give you the information you need to manage the pediatric health care system.


Sneaky Fitness: Fun, Foolproof Ways to Slip Fitness into Your Child's Everyday Life. Missy Chase Lapine & Larysa Didio, $25.00

Sneaky strategies for fitting in more exercise and calorie-burning activities into their child’s daily routine, including:

  • Age-appropriate exercises and games to get any resistant little exerciser up and moving (with targeted chapters for preschoolers, grade-school kids and ‘tweens)
  • Tips on specific toys and games that encourage exercise
  • More healthy (and sneaky) recipes for fueling newly-active kids

Strong Kids Healthy Kids: the Revolutionary Program for Increasing Your Child’s Fitness in 30 Minutes a Week. Frederick Hahn, $28.50

If you think your kids would enjoy using weights or exercise routines then this is the book for your family. Personal trainer Frederick Hahn shows parents how to help their kids exercise and train for health, sports, strength, endurance and fun — safely and with respect for their age and size.

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Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child. Nina Shapiro, $18.50

TAKE A DEEP BREATH is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensable guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, pediatricians, and other healthcare providers on the subject of children's breathing issues. The book provides a thorough review of breathing issues, differentiating the normal and abnormal for all ages, and at all levels of breathing passages. TAKE A DEEP BREATH explains all of the puzzling and oftentimes distressing breathing patterns our children have throughout development.


Taking Care of Your Child: a Parent's Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care, 9th Edition. Robert Pantell, James Fries & Donald Vickery, $27.50

Easy-to-use charts explain over 175 health problems and help parents decide when to treat a child at home — and when to see a doctor. From pregnancy to infancy, and right through adolescence, this go-to book covers everything from preventative care to problem solving.


The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul's Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, from Pregnancy through Your Child's Teen Years. Paul Thomas & Jennifer Margulis, $24.00

An accessible and reassuring guide to childhood health and immunity from a pediatrician who’s both knowledgeable about the latest scientific research and respectful of a family’s risk factors, health history, and concerns.

In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, Paul Thomas, M.D., presents his proven approach to building immunity: a new protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul’s vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers

  • recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth
  • vital information about what to expect at every well child visit from birth through adolescence
  • a slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that calls for only one aluminum-containing shot at a time
  • important questions to ask about your child’s first few weeks, first years, and beyond
  • advice about how to talk to health care providers when you have concerns
  • the risks associated with opting out of vaccinations
  • a practical approach to common illnesses throughout the school years
  • simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan presents a new standard for pediatric care, giving parents peace of mind in raising happy, healthy children.

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What to Know Before Seeing Your Pediatrician: an Illustrated Guide for Parents. Peter Jung, $15.50

What to Know Before Seeing Your Pediatrician is an illustrative guide to educate parents on common pediatric topics to help reduce anxiety and prevent unnecessary visits to the doctor. Written by a board certified pediatrician, What to Know Before Seeing Your Pediatrician covers the basic information that all parents should be aware of prior to taking their children to see a pediatrician. The book includes simple guidance and color illustrations on key topics including the common cold, fever, vomiting and diarrhea, vaccines, ear and sinus infections, bronchitis, laryngitis, and many more.


When Your Child is Sick: a Guide to Navigating the Practical and Emotional Challenges of Caring for a Child Who Is Very Ill. Joanna Breyer, $22.00

To many parents, it is hard to imagine a more upsetting reality than one where their child is hospitalized, severely sick, or terminally ill. In When Your Child is Sick, psychosocial counselor Joanna Breyer distills decades of experience working with sick children and their families into a comprehensive guide for navigating the uncharted and frightening terrain. She provides expert advice to guide them through the hospital setting, at-home care, and long-term outcomes.

Breyer's actionable techniques and direct advice will help parents feel more in-control of a circumstance that has upended their life. She alerts parents to key personnel in the hospital, gives dialogue prompts to help parents ask for the help they need, addresses the needs of their other children at home, offers advice on how to best utilize friends and family who want to help, includes stories from other families who have been there, and teaches coping techniques to help both parents and children weather the stress of prolonged illness and even death. When Your Child is Sick is a valuable guide to managing the myriad practical and emotional complications of an impossible situation.


Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children. Lisa Flynn, $21.75

YOGA FOR CHILDREN will encourage your child to learn about yoga with an attentive, at-home instructor — you! Even if you are new to the practice, author, mom, and children's yoga expert Lisa Flynn will guide you and your child through more than 200 yoga poses, meditations, and activities that are suitable for children between the ages of two and twelve. Complete with full-color photographs, instructional scripts, and pose modifications, YOGA FOR CHILDREN will help build your child's confidence, self-awareness, and focus while strengthening your connection, one yoga session at a time.

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Your Child in the Hospital: a Practical Guide for Parents. Nancy Keene, $17.95

No parent likes to think about their child having to go to the hospital. But it happens––more than 3 million children are hospitalized each year in the United States. Whether a child needs stitches, outpatient surgery, or a long stay in the hospital, Your Child in the Hospital describes how parents can make the most of the facilities, liven up the atmosphere, and even have some fun. It explains how to:

  • Prepare your child
  • Cope with procedures
  • Plan for surgery
  • Communicate with doctors
  • Deal with bills and insurance

It is also full of sensible tips as well as suggestions about what to pack, helpful books to read beforehand, and even how to get free plane rides for specialty care. Woven throughout the text are dozens of practical and encouraging stories from parents of hospitalized children. When you are packing the stuffed animals and pajamas to take to the hospital, make sure to take this book with you!


Your Child’s Health. Barton Schmitt, $27.00

Newly revised and updated, this fast, precise and authoritative guide helps new and experienced parents with over 300 pediatric topics, such as:

  • When to call your child's physician
  • What to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and injuries
  • Step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailments
  • Health Promotion from birth through adolescence
  • Essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education

Your Family Health Organizer: Record Parents' and Kids' Medical Information All in One Place. Jodie Pappas, $21.95

A 3-ring organizer for the entire family's vital medical data, this remarkably user-friendly organizer ensures that accurate medical records for every member of the family, especially children, are carefully filed and readily available. Your Family Health Organizer has a separate section for each family member. The organizer provides space for recording all the family's medical information, including:

  • Identification profiles, allowing for fingerprints of each person for security and safety
  • Medications prescribed and any reactions to them
  • Wellness checkups, immunizations, doctor's appointments
  • Tracking information for each child's growth and other milestones
  • Tracking information for baby teeth, dental appointments and results
  • Dates and other details of hospital stays

This organizer accommodates two parents and as many as three children. More profiles can be ordered. Convenient plastic zippered pockets allow for filing of all insurance cards, appointment cards and other loose items.

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Complete Booklist

A to Z of Children’s Health: a Parent’s Guide from Birth to 10 Years. Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Dr. Natasha Saunders & Dr. Norman Saunders, $27.95

The American Institute of Homeopathy Handbook for Parents. Edward Shalts, $18.99

Baby Care Anywhere: a Quick Guide to Parenting On the Go. Benjamin Spitalnick & Keith Seibert, $14.95

Baby & Child Emergency First Aid. Mitchell Einzig, $11.50

The Baby Emergency Handbook: Lifesaving Information Every Parent Needs to Know. Lawrence Shapiro, Richard Jablow & Julia Holmes, $17.95

The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide to Your Child's Health. Steven Shelov & Shelly Vaziri Flais, Editors, $18.95

Canada’s Baby Care Book: a Complete Guide from Birth to 12 Months Old. The Hospital for Sick Children, Jeremy Friedman & Norman Saunders, $34.95 

Canada’s Toddler Care Book: a Complete Guide from 1 to 5 Years Old. Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Hospital for Sick Children, $34.95

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child Birth to Age 5, 6th Edition. Steven Shelov (ed), $26.95

Caring for Your School-Age Child, 3rd Edition. Shelly Vaziri Flais, Editor, American Academy of Pediatrics, $30.00 (ages 5-12)

A Child in Pain: What Health Professionals Can Do to Help. Leora Kuttner, $68.95

The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama & Baby: Safe, Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children. Christina Anthis, $22.95

Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children. Etienne & Neeto Peirsman, $30.95

Craniosacral Therapy for Children: Treatments for Expecting Mothers, Babies, and Children. Daniel Agustoni, $35.00

Cure Your Child with Food: the Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood Ailments. Kelly Dorfman, $16.95

Extreme Parenting: Parenting Your Child with a Chronic Illness. Sharon Dempsey, $27.95

First Aid Fast for Babies and Children: Emergency Procedures for All Parents and Caregivers, Canadian Revised Edition. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, $20.00

The Food Cure for Kids: a Nutritional Approach to Your Child’s Wellness. Natalie Geary & Oz Garcia, $19.50

Free Your Child from Overeating: 53 Mind-Body Strategies for Lifelong Health. Michelle Maidenberg, $25.95

The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High-Need Child from Birth to Age Five. William Sears & Martha Sears, $19.50

Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child: a Parent's Guide to Better Eating and Exercise. Brian McCrindle & James Wengle, The Hospital for Sick Children. $24.95

Green Babies, Sage Moms: the Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby. Lynda Fassa, $16.50

Healthy Mother, Healthy Child: Creating Whole Families from the Inside Out. Elizabeth Irvine, $21.95

Herbal Healing for Children. Demetria Clark, $17.95

The Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care for Common Health Problems. Randall Neustaedter, $22.95

Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants. Dana Ullman, $21.00

How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child’s Potential. Joel Warshowsky, $22.95

How to Find Mental Health Care for Your Child. Ellen Braaten, $21.95

How Your Child Heals: an Inside Look at Common Childhood Ailments. Christopher Johnson, $21.95

Keeping Your Child Healthy in a Germ-Filled World: a Guide for Parents. Athena Kourtis, $24.95

Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World. B. Brett Finaly & Marie-Claire Arrieta, $19.95

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Massaging Your Baby: the Joy of Touch Time. Elaine Fogel Schneider, $19.95

The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms. $21.00

Mouse's Best Day Ever: Children's Reflexology to Soothe Sore Teeth and Tums. Susan Quayle, illustrated by Melissa Muldoon, $19.95

The Mouse's House: Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime. Susan Quayle, illustrated by Melissa Muldoon, $16.95

My Child Is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries, 2nd Edition. Barton Schmitt & American Academy of Pediatrics, $22.95

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children:  a Common Sense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health. Aviva Romm, $22.99

The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent. Michel Cohen, $18.99

The New Puberty: How to Manage Early Development in Today's Girls. Louise Greenspan & Juliana Deardorff, $31.50

The “O, MY” in Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy: How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery, 2nd Edition. Laurie Zelinger, $22.95

The Organic Nanny’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids. Barbara Rodriguez, $18.50

A Parent’s Guide to Developmental Delays: Recognizing & Coping with Missed Milestones in Speech, Movement, Learning and Other Areas. Laurie LeComer, $17.95

The Parent's Guide to Homeopathy: Safe, Natural Remedies for Children from Newborns through Teens. Shelley Keneipp, $28.95

The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know about Your Child’s Health. William Sears & Martha Sears, et al, $26.49

Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: a Practical A to Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants and Children. Janet Zand, et al, $34.95

The Smart Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids through Checkups, Illnesses & Accidents: Expert Answers to the Questions Parents Ask Most. Jennifer Trachten berg, $19.99

Sneaky Fitness: Fun, Foolproof Ways to Slip Fitness into Your Child's Everyday Life. Missy Chase Lapine & Larysa Didio, $25.00

Strong Kids Healthy Kids: the Revolutionary Program for Increasing Your Child’s Fitness in 30 Minutes a Week. Frederick Hahn, $28.50

Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child. Nina Shapiro, $18.50

Taking Care of Your Child: a Parent's Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care, 9th Edition. Robert Pantell, James Fries & Donald Vickery, $27.50

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul's Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, from Pregnancy through Your Child's Teen Years. Paul Thomas & Jennifer Margulis, $24.00

What to Know Before Seeing Your Pediatrician: an Illustrated Guide for Parents. Peter Jung, $15.50

When Your Child is Sick: a Guide to Navigating the Practical and Emotional Challenges of Caring for a Child Who Is Very Ill. Joanna Breyer, $22.00

Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children. Lisa Flynn, $21.75

Your Child in the Hospital: a Practical Guide for Parents. Nancy Keene, $17.95

Your Child’s Health, Revised & Updated 2005. Barton Schmitt, $27.00

Your Family Health Organizer: Record Parents' and Kids' Medical Information All in One Place. Jodie Pappas, $21.95

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