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Below is a list of some our clinicians' favorite books. Its a mixture of books for children, teens and parents. They are organized by topic. Browse on your own, or ask your clinician for recommendations. 

Behavior Management

  • The Whole Brain Child, by Siegel and Bryson
  • No More Meltdowns, by Baker
  • The Explosive Child, by Green
  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Faber and Mazlish
  • Siblings Without Rivalry, by Faber and Mazlish
  • Your Defiant Child, by Barkley and Benton
  • Your Defiant Teen, by Barkley and Benton
  • Taking Charge of ADHD, by Barkley
  • Parenting with Love and Logic
  • 123 Magic, by Thomas Phelan
  • Parenting the Strong-Willed Child (ages 2-6), by Forehand and Long
  • Off Road Parenting: Practical Solutions for Difficult Behavior (CD-Rom included), by Caesar Pacifici, Patricia Chamberlain, & Lee White
  •  Parents and Adolescents, part 1: The basics. By Gerald Patterson & Marion Forgatch
  •  Positive Parenting From A to Z, by Karen Renshaw Joslin
  • SOS Help for Emotions: Managing Anxiety, Anger, & Depression, by Lynn Clark
  • “The answer is no” Saying It and Sticking to It (Ages 2 – 12), by Cynthia Whitman
  • Time-in: When time-out doesn’t work, by Jean Illsley Clark
  • The ADHD Book of List, by Sandra Rief
  • The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, by Tony Atwood

Child Abuse / Maltreatment

Abuse Education

  • Your body belongs to you, by Cornelia Spelman
  • Please tell! A Child’s Story About sexual abuse, by Jessie (Sandra Hewitt)
  • My body is private, by Linda Walvoord Girard
  • Sexuality curriculum for abused children and young adolescents and their parents, by Toni Cavanaugh Johnson
  • Treatment exercises for child abuse victims and children with sexual behavior problems, by Toni Cavanaugh Johnson
  • A very touching book…for little people and for big people, by Jan Hindman
  • Activity book for treatment strategies for abused children, by Cheryl L. Karp and Traci L. Butler
  • Helping families heal: A story about child physical abuse, by Melissa Runyon, Beth Cooper, & Alissa Glickman
  • Finding the right spot: When kids can’t live with their parents (FC), by Janice Levy
  • I’d Rather Be With a Real Mom Who Loves Me: A Story for Foster Children (FC) by Michael Gordon
  • When Children Abuse: Group treatment strategies for children with impulse control problems, by Carolyn Cunningham and Kee McFarlane
  • The Geel Good Book, by Todd Parr
  • The family book, by  Todd Parr
  • The safe zone: A kid's guide to personal safety, by Donna Chaiet & Francine Russell
  • Maybe days: A book for children in foster care (FC), by Jennifer Wilgocki & Kahn Wright
  • Mommy’s Black Eye: Children Dealing with Domestic Violence (DV), by William George Bentrim
  • Sarah’s Waterfall: A Healing Story about Sexual Abuse, by  Ellery Akers (CSA)
  • Spider-man and Power Pack (Versions for CSA, CPA, & EA), by Stan Leein Cooperation with Prevent Child Abuse America

Abuse Recovery

  • The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors, by Barbara Bean & Shari Bennett
  •  A Safe Place to Live (Available in Spanish), by Michelle A. Harrison
  •  A Terrible Thing Happened, by Margaret M. Holmes
  • Back on track: Boys Dealing with Sexual Abuse, by Leslie Bailey Wright & Mindy B. Loiselle
  • GROWth and Recovery Workbooks, by Wendy Deaton & Kendall Johnson
  • Helping Abused Children, by Patricia Kehoe
  • How Long Does It Hurt? By Cynthia L. Mather
  • I Can’t Talk About It: A Child’s Book About Sexual Abuse, by Doris Sanford
  • In Their Own Words: A Sexual Abuse Workbook for Teenage Girls, by Lulie Munson & Karen Riskin
  • It Happened to Me: A Teen’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse, by Wm. Lee Carter
  • Living with My Family: A Workbook, by Wendy Deaton & Kendall Johnson
  • Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art, by Barry M. Cohen, Mary-Michola Barnes, & Anita Rankin
  •  No More Secrets for Me, by Oralee Jane & Aaron Wachter
  • Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes: Therapeutic Exercises for Sexually Traumatized Children, by  Geraldine Crisci, Marilynn Lay, and Liana Lowenstein
  • Shining Through: Pulling it Together After Sexual Abuse, by Mindy B. Loiselle & Leslie Bailey Wright
  • Some Parts are Not for Sharing, by Julie K. Federico
  • Something happened and I’m scared to tell (Available in Spanish), by Particia Kehoe
  • The Boy Who Sat By The Window, by Chris Loftis
  • The PTSD Workbook, by Mary Beth Williams & Soili Poijula
  • The Trouble With Secrets, by Karen Johnson
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death, by Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown
  • When I Was Little Like You, by Jane Porett
  • Children and trauma: A guide for parents & professionals, Author: Cynthia Monahon, Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • Helping your child recover from sexual abuse, Author: Caren Adams & Jennifer Fay, Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • When your child has been molested, Author: Kathryn Brohl, Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Resilience & Coping

Emotional Expression

  1. Dealing with feelings card game, by Eric Plugokinski
  2. Double-dip feelings, by Barbara S Cain
  3. Emotional bingo, by Marjorie Mitlin
  4. Josh’s Smiley Faces, by Gina Ditta-Donahue
  5. Let’s talk about feelings: Ellie’s day, by Susan Conlin & Susan Levine Friedman
  6. Mad isn’t bad, by Michaelene Mundy
  7. Sad isn’t bad, by Michaelene Mundy
  8. The feelings book: The care & keeping of your emotions, by Lynda Madison
  9. The way I feel (Available in Spanish), by Janin Cain
  10. Today I feel silly and other moods that make my day, by Jamie Lee Curtis

Coping I

  1. A volcano in my tummy, Author: Elaine Whitehouse and Warwick Pudney, Publisher: New Society Publishers
  2. Affirmation Weaver: A Believe in Yourself Story, Author: Lori Lite, Publisher: Stress Free Kids
  3. Blue cheese breath and stinky feet: How to deal with bullies, Author: Catherine DePino, Publisher: Magination Press
  4. Don’t be a menace on Sundays: The children’s anti-violence book, Author: Adolph Moser, Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
  5. Don’t pop your cork on Mondays: The children’s anti-stress book, Author: Adolph Moser, Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
  6. Don’t feed the monsters on Tuesdays: The children’s self-esteem book, Author: Adolph Moser, Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
  7. Don’t rant and rave on Wednesdays: The children’s anger-control book, Author: Adolph Moser, Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc
  8. Don’t tell a whopper on Fridays: The children’s truth-control book, Author: Adolph Moser, Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
  9. Don’t hurt me Mamma, Author: Muriel Stanek, Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Coping II

  1. 4 downs to anger control, Author: Tom Letson, Publisher: Finish Line Press
  2. How to take the grrrr out of anger, Author: Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis, Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
  3. I want your moo, Author: Marcella Bakur Weiner & Jill Neimark, Publisher: Magination Press
  4. The bear who lost his sleep: A story about worrying too much, Author: Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, Publisher: Childswork/Childsplay, LLC
  5. The Goodnight Caterpillar: A Children's Relaxation Story to Improve Sleep, Manage Stress, Anxiety, Anger, Author: Lori Lite, Publisher: Stress Free Kids
  6. The hyena who lost her laugh: A story about changing your negative thinking, Author: Denise Gilgannon, Publisher: Childswork/Childsplay, LLC
  7. The koala who wouldn’t cooperate: A story about responsible behavior, Author: Lawrence Shapiro, Publisher: Childswork/Childsplay
  8. The lion who lost his roar: A story about facing your fears, Author: Marcia Shoshana Nass, Publisher: Childswork/Childsplay, LLC
  9. The penguin who lost her cool; A story about controlling your anger, Author: Marla Sobel, Publisher: Childswork/Childsplay, LLC
  10. The rabbit who lost his hop: A story about self-control, Author: Marcia Shoshanna Nass, Publisher: Childswork/Childsplay, LLC
  11. Words are not for hurting, Author: Elizabeth Verdick, Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Sexuality & Sexual Development

Personal Safety

  1. It’s my body: A book to teach young children how to resist uncomfortable touch (Available in Spanish), Author: Lory Freeman, Publisher: Parenting Press Inc.
  2. My body is private, Author: Linda Walvoord Girard, Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co
  3. Uncle Willy’s tic