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Creech, Sharon

Summary: "One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CRE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Creech 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CRE

Kleiman, Karen R.

Summary: From the author and illustrator of Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts, a guidebook for new parents packed with poignant comics and tips to help couples maintain a strong relationship with all the stress a beautiful baby brings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Familius LLC 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 KLE

Oster, Emily

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "From the author of EXPECTING BETTER, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618.2 OST
1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 618.2 OST

Summary: Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and working actor with no filter, raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She also looks after her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate with questionable faculties who lives across the street. Whether she's struggling to keep her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BET

Malcolm Belc, Krys

Summary: "Essentially this book is a heavily visual memoir-in-essays that explores how the experience of gestational parenthood-conceiving, birthing, and breastfeeding my son Samson-eventually clarified my gender identity and allowed me to project a different more masculine self. Ruminating on how the experiences contained under the umbrella of "motherhood" don't fully describe my experience amplifies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MALCOM BELC, KRYS MAL

Summary: In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood. Contributors Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christiensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer, and Tim Kreider, among others, offer a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. Selfish, Shallow, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 DAU

Bennett, Andrea (Andrea Kathleen)

Summary: "A revelatory book about gender, mental illness, parenting, mortality, bike mechanics, work, class, and the task of living in a body. Inquisitive and expansive, Like a Boy but Not a Boy explores author andrea bennett's experiences with gender expectations, being a non-binary parent, and the sometimes funny and sometimes difficult task of living in a body. The book's fourteen essays also delve...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.3 BEN

Dworkin-McDaniel, Norine.

Summary: Based on their popular illustrated math and science-related humor blog, Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler dig into the core sciences--biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics--to help moms and dads everywhere solve the mysteries of parenthood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 DWO

Johnston, Tony

Summary: "Hands wave hello, hands hold, hands heal. Hands say, I am here for you always. In simple, stirring rhymes, author Tony Johnston pens a timeless ode to parenthood. The small moments and quiet scenes that make up childhood-- learning to clap, planting a garden, waving good-bye on the first day of school-- fill the pages of this gentle tale, capturing the reassurance and love that parents hand...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

Paul, Pamela.

Summary: A leading social critic goes inside the billion-dollar baby business to expose the marketing and the myths, helping parents determine what's worth their money and what's a waste. Pamela Paul investigates the marketing hype, peer pressure, and easy consumerism that spins parents into purchasing overpriced products and raising overprotected, overstimulated, and over-provided-for children. Paul...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books/Henry Holt and Co. 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.122 PAU

Perks, Heidi

Summary: "What should have been a fun-filled, carefree day takes a tragic turn for the worse for one mother when her best friend's child goes missing in this suspenseful, compulsively readable, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. It all started at the school fair... Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. She only took her eyes off of them for one second....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC PER

Summary: The lives of three generations of the Braverman family, their trials, tribulations and triumphs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV PAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Pa 3

Flake, Emily

Summary: For most people, having a child doesn't go exactly as planned. Not many are willing to admit that not only did they dislike the early days of parenting, they sometimes hated it. MAMA TRIED is a relatable collection of cartoons and essays pertaining to the good, bad, and (very) ugly parenting experiences we all face. Subjects range from "are you ready for children?" to "baby gear class-warfare."...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 FLA

Trollope, Joanna

Summary: Why on earth, after all you've been through, all you've survived, all you've achieved, why do you want to get married?' Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter . . . Like Rose's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mantle 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TRO

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TRO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Trollope 2018

Brooks, Kim

Summary: One morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened would consume the next several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America's culture of fear plays in parenthood. In Small Animals , Brooks asks, Of all the emotions inherent in parenting, is there any more universal or profound than...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 BRO
1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 306.8 BRO

Dale, Melanie

Summary: "From author and speaker Melanie Dale comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious parenting book that teaches you how to dial back the stress of raising children with the simple premise that we all just need to lighten up a little bit"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 DAL

Haelle, Tara

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "In the era of questionable Internet "facts" and parental oversharing, it's more important than ever to find credible information on everything from prenatal vitamins to screen time. The good news is that parents and parents-to-be no longer need to rely on an opinionated mother-in-law about whether it's okay to eat sushi in your third trimester, an old college roommate for sleep-training...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A TarcherPerigee Book 2016

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Hoppe, Kara

Summary: "A new baby can turn your life-and your romantic relationship-upside down. Baby Bomb is the resource parents need to integrate life with baby so they can co-parent and co-partner as a solid and supportive team, while also cultivating mad love for each other. The book gives moms and dads more than just "tips" for better parenting and partnering; it gives them a science-based understanding of why...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harbinger Publications 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 HOP

Kingsbury, Karen.

Summary: A story in rhyme in which a mother remembers the events of her son's youth until he leaves home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House 2004

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E Kin

Perks, Heidi

Summary: Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. She only took her eyes off of them for one second. But when her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, and Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found, Charlotte panics. Frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PER

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION PER

Summary: New parents Mac and Kelly are living the American Dream, complete with a baby girl and a new home in the suburbs. Still, they want to believe that they are still cool, so when they discover that their new next-door neighbors are dozens of fraternity brothers-led by charismatic Teddy-they try to play along. But when the parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides begin to fend for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY NEI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NEI RATED R

Summary: Sexual content, crude humor, pervavsive language and some drug material.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY THI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD THI RATED R

Haag, Pamela.

Summary: Combines autobiographical detail, cultural history, revelatory first-hand accounts, and research to unravel the sources of post-romantic discontent and offers inspiration for those who want more than the semi-happy status quo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.645 HAA

Neal, Toby (Toby Wilson)

Summary: "Lieutenant Michael Stevens investigates a murder in a fine dining restaurant on Maui that's a feast of possible motives, with jealousy, passion and revenge topping the menu. A host of familiar characters, from Jared Stevens to Dr. Wilson, chime in from their perspectives, each contributing essential information to one of the most complex cases Stevens has encountered--but that's nothing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Toby Neal 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC NEA

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