Solo Parents, Kind Kids, Comic Relief for Family Dilemmas, Exceptional Children | Parenting Reviews

Just in time for Earth Day, Jena Pincott’s Wits Gut Grit will appeal to crunchy-style parents who prefer the natural elements to aid a child’s health and emotional well-being. In a tumultuous political climate, Thomas Lickona’s How To Raise Kind Kids provides strategies for teaching compassion to children by example of our own words and actions. And for a lighter touch, Your Dad Stole My Rake delivers a carefree look at parenting through the lens of Prairie Home Companion writer and stand-up comic Tom Papa.

Nonfiction: Divine Comedy, Pop Music, Presidents, Boys, Fight Scenes, Parenting, and Tarantino | Xpress Reviews

Despite the book’s weaknesses, Baxter is clearly a scholar to be valued; crisp writing and broad coverage for music libraries; an enjoyable browse for casual historians; navigating the unique struggles faced by males today; an engaging read for film buffs; solid advice for businesses of all sizes; Marquess’s relaxed voice is refreshing; for anyone interested in either Tarantino or more generally in film over the past 25 years

German-Style Parenting, Mindfulness for Teens, Veggies for Kids, Creative Families | Parenting Reviews

EAT YOUR VEGGIES! YOU’RE ENOUGH! TAKE RISKS! CREATE! Such are the admonitions of the upcoming parenting releases as chosen by our new columnist Julia M. Reffner, replacing Julianne Smith, a longtime LJ reviewer and the parenting columnist for 11 years. Thank you, Julianne. Welcome, Julia!

Body and Soul | Psych, Self-Help, & Cooking Memoir Previews, Apr. 2018

Bastianich, Lidia Matticchio. My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. Knopf. Apr. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781524731618. $ 28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524731625. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. MEMOIR/COOKING From an impoverished upbringing in a formerly Italian city that came under Tito’s rule, to two years in a refugee camp with her family awaiting […]

Nonfiction on Parenting the Dutch Way and Bioarchaeology | Xpress Reviews

A must-read for all parents looking to adopt a more relaxed parenting style and create a less stressful environment for their children; this survey of the field is highly recommended for academic libraries or public libraries that serve devoted popular science readers

Taking Care of Body and Soul | Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2017

Brand, Russell. Fix: Freedom from All Your Addictions. Holt. Sept. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250141927. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781250141934. CD: Macmillan. MEMOIR Once in thrall to heroin, alcohol, sex, food, and more, comedian and movie star Brand helps others recover from addiction as he did by explaining that the real question is not “Why are you […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About… | Memoir

A father who lost a child in a rafting accident; a director of a sober-living community for women with AIDS; an Iranian fashion rebel; and a creative writing professor with abandonment issues

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2015

From Baby Care Basics to Planet Middle School, Parenting Is Easy. Ancient Rome, two for Alzheimer’s caregivers, plus public library archives, a guide to online searching, books for Black History Month

Baby’s First Year, Nanny Whisperer Gold, Amish Wisdom, Raising Brave Girls, & More | Parenting Reviews, February 15, 2015

Arnold’s thoughtful worldview approach is inspiring, DK celebrates the loveliness of babies, Gold presents an excellent resource for families looking to hire a nanny, Miller looks at the parenting culture of the Amish community.

Parenting, February 2015 | Best Sellers

On Becoming Baby Wise, The Conscious Parent, Zero to Five, and more