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314 New Ballwin Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021 | Phone (636) 891-6175 | Fax (636) 891-8881

Books for Parents and Children

Literature for Parents


  • Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different by Steve Biddulph

  • Raising Cain: Protecting The Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon

  • Speaking of Boys by Michael Thompson

  • The Wonder of Boys by Michael Gurian

  • Why Boys Don't Talk-and Why it Matters by Susan Morris Shaffer

  • Bringing Up Boys: Manual for for Sole Mothers by Jo Howard


  • Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons

  • Queen Bees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman

  • Girl War:12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasega

  • Father to Daughter:Life Lessons on Raising a Girl by Harry H. Harrison Jr.

  • Raising Confident Girls: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

  • Raising Girls by Gisela Preuschoff

  • Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters by JoAnn Deak

  • Growing a Girl by Dr. Barbara Mackoff

Social Issues

  • Easing the Teasing: Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying by Judy S. Freedman

  • Sticks and Stones: 7 Ways Your Child Can Deal with Teasing, Conflict, and Other Hard Times by Scott Cooper

  • Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems by Michael Thompson

Learning Concerns

  • Learning Disabilities A to Z: A Parent's Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities by Corinne Smith

  • Understanding Learning Disabilities: A Parent Guide and Workbook by Learning Disabilities Council

  • Why is My Child Having Trouble At School? by Barbara Z. Novick

  • Home is a Learning Place by Martin S. Weiss

Other Concerns

  • Understanding ADHD: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents by William N. Bender

  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley

  • The ADHD Handbook: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Alison Munden

  • The ADHD Book of Lists by Sandra F. Rief

  • The Girl's Guide to ADHD by Beth Walker

  • Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood

  • The Bipolar Child by Demitri Papolos M.D.

  • Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder by George T. Lynn

  • Pretending to be Normal by Tony Atwood

  • From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting for Challenging Children with ADHD and other Behavior Problems by Janet E. Heiniger

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and other ASDs by Chantal Sicile-Kira

  • Asperger's Syndrome and Difficult Moments by Brenda Smith Myles

  • Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living with ADHD by Jeanne Kraus

  • The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

  • Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin

  • Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communications Problems by Jed Baker Ph.D

Children's Literature

Feelings and Bullying

  • Stand Tall, Mary Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

  • Simon's Hook: A Story about Teasing by Karen Gedig

  • When Sophie Gets Angry..Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

  • Hooway for Wondney Rat by Helen Lester

  • A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles by Patty Kelley Criswell

  • A Smart Girl's Guide to Surviving Middle School by Patty Kelley Criswell

  • A Smart Girl's Guide to Surviving Sticky Situations by Patty Kelley Criswell

  • Don't Feed the Monster on Tuesdays: A self-esteem book by Adolph Moser

  • Don't Tell a Whopper on Fridays by Adolph Moser

  • First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  • The Eric Carle The Very... Collection by Eric Carle

  • If Only I Had a Green Nose by Max Lucado

  • You are Special by Max Lucado

  • How are you Peeling by Joost Elffers

  • Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss​

  • The Berenstain Bears series by Stan Berenstain

  • The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill

  • Chrysanthemum by David Henke

 Special Interest Children's Books

  • Don't Despair on Thursdays: Grief Management by Adolph Moser

  • Don't Fall Apart on Saturdays: Divorce Survival Guide by Adolph Moser

  • It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: Divorce survival by Vicki Lansky

  • Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown

  • I Don't Want to Talk About It by Jeanie Franz Ransom

  • Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce by Cornelia Spelman​