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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
  • 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
  • Getting Along With Others by Cath Senker PowerKids Press, 2008
  • 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
  • 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 Jennifer Lippincott and Robin Deutsch Ballantine, 2005
  • "Because I Said So!" Family Squabbles and How to Handle Them by Lauri Berkenkamp Nomad Press, 2003
  • Breaking the Code: Two Teens Reveal the Secrets to Better Parent-Child Communication by Lara Fox and Hilary Frankel Penguin, 2005
  • Chores Without Wars: Turning Housework in to Teamwork by Lynn Lott Taylor Trade Publishing, 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
  • Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying by Michael Riera, DaCapo 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 RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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