Facing What No Child Should: Titles on Bereavement

As President Obama said, the tragedy in Newtown, CT, last week broke our hearts. As a parent, it’s my job to not only deal with my sorrow and bewilderment but figure out what, if anything, to tell my children. For your patrons who are struggling with the same questions—or if you’re tackling them yourself—our parenting […]

Parenting Reviews | November 15, 2012

Reviews of Edward A. Bell’s A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Medicines, Meg Cox’s The Book of New Family Traditions, and Mei-Ling Hopgood’s How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm, plus a full list of parenting reviews from the Nov. 15 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Aciman, Margulis, Roach, Tremain, Wolitzer

  Aciman, André. Harvard Square. Norton. Apr. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780393088601. $25.95. LITERARY FICTION From vivid, scalding Alexandria (Out of Egypt: A Memoir) to the sensuous Italian Riviera (Call Me by Your Name) to snow-crusted Manhattan during Christmas (Eight White Nights), Aciman has transported us far and wide in his acutely observed works, whether fiction […]

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Animals, Food, and the Arts

Arnot, Bob. The Aztec Diet. Morrow. Feb. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780062124050. $25.99. HEALTH/DIET What has eight times the omega-3s of salmon, six times more calcium than milk, three times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, four times more selenium than flax, and five grams of fiber in just 70 calories? The […]

Parenting and Teaching Children with Autism

by Terry Lamperski, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh, and Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS Belli, Brita. The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates. Seven Stories. 2012. 208p. index. ISBN 9781609803919. $23.95.            PSYCH Freelance journalist Belli looks beyond the autism and vaccine controversy to examine how new information […]

Parenting Short Takes: Performances, Purees, and Price Points

Parenting Short Takes: Performances, Purees, and Price Points

Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

You Can Go Home Again: The Extended Family | Collection Development

You Can Go Home Again: The Extended Family | Collection Development

Parenting Short Takes: Giving Birth, Training a Brain, and Then (Duh) Writing a Blog

Parenting Short Takes: Giving Birth, Training a Brain, and Then (Duh) Writing a Blog

Nonfiction Previews, Aug. 2012, Pt. 2: A Memoir from Hope Solo, Essays from Neal Stephenson

Nonfiction Previews, Aug. 2012, Pt. 2: A Memoir from Hope Solo, Essays from Neal Stephenson