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Family Relationships: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems; by Mary Hoberman; Puffin, 1993
  • I Love My Family; by Wade Hudson; Penguin/Scholastic, 1993
  • Just Us Women; by Jeanette Caines; Econ-Clad Books, 1999
  • Mamma, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse; Chronicle Books, 1991
  • "More, More, More," Said the Baby; by Vera Williams; Morrow, 1990
  • Poinsettia and Her Family; by Felicia Bond; Demco, 2000

Ages 8 to 12

  • Family Survival (Kid's Guides); by Jan Clark; Raintree, 2004
  • Jelly Belly; by Robert Kimmel Smith; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Superfudge; by Judy Blume; Library Reproduction Services, 2000
  • The Gift of the Pirate Queen; by Patricia Reilly Giff; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • The Hundred Penny Box; by Sharon Bell Mathis; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention Without Hitting Your Sister; by Eileen Kennedy-Moore; Parenting Press, 2005

Young Adult

  • A Ring of Endless Light; by Madeleine L'Engle; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Breaking the Code: Two Teens Reveal the Secrets to Better Parent-Child Communication; by Lara Fox and Hilary Frankel; Penguin, 2005
  • Embracing Your Father: How to Build the Relationship You've Always Wanted with Your Dad; by Linda Nielsen; McGraw-Hill, 2004 (father-daughter relationship)
  • Meet the Austins; by Madeleine L'Engle; Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Books for Adults

  • 7 Things Your Teenager Won't Tell You and How to Talk About Them Anyway; by Jenifer Lipincott and Robin Deutsch; Ballantine, 2005
  • "Because I Said So!" Family Squabbles and How to Handle Them; by Lauri Berkenkamp; Nomad Press, 2003
  • Chores Without Wars: Turning Housework in to Teamwork; by Lynn Lott; Taylor Trade Publ, 2nd ed. 2005
  • Getting Thru to Kids: Problem Solving With Children Ages 6 to 18; by Phillip Mountrose; Holistic Communications, 1997
  • How to Negotiate With Kids: Even When You Think You Shouldn't - 7 Essential Skills to End Conflict and Bring More Joy Into Your Family; by Scott Brown; Viking, 2003
  • Keep Talking: Conversation Starters for the Family Meal; by Maureen Lahr; Beaver's Pond Press, 2003
  • Mom, I Hate You! Children's Provocative Communication: What It Means and What to Do About It; by Don Fleming; Three Rivers Press, 2003
  • You Don't Really Know Me: Why Mothers and Daughters Fight and How Both Can Win; by Terri Apter; Norton, 2004
Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-10-05
Last reviewed: 2006-08-28
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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