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Child Development Books & Resouces

These are a list of child development books and resources The Preschool Group advocates.  They are but a few available for your use in the Preschool library. 

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Recommended Child Development Books:

  1. Baby and Child Care: From Pre-Birth through the Teen Years – Paul C. Reisser, M.D.
  2. James Dobson, Ph.D. Books
  3. William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.
  4. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League International
  5. Eisenberg, Murkoff and Hathaway
  6. The Way They Learn – Cynthia Tobias
  7. Learning to Listen: A Life Caring for Children – T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
  8. Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down – Dr. Kevin Leman
  9. How to Really Love Your Child – Ross Campbell, M.D.
  10. Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk – David Elkind, Ph.D.
  11. Fatherhood, Living on the Edge – Glenn T. Stanton
  12. Little House on the Freeway – Dr. Tim Kimmel
  13. Tell All the Little Children – Kenneth L. Chafin
  14. Raising Kids to Love Jesus: A Biblical Guide for Parents – H. Norman Wright and Gary J. Oliver
  15. When Can A Child Believe? – Eugene Chamberlain
  16. The Measure of Our Success, A Letter To My Children And Yours – Marian Wright Edelman
  17. Love Languages for Children – Gary Chapman
  18. The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child – John Gottman
  19. When Can I?  Questions Preschoolers Ask in Their 1st Steps Toward Faith – Thomas Sanders, illustrated by Gregg Thorkelson
  20. Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions – George Barna
  21. Teaching Your Child About God – Wes Haystead
  22. Children and the Christian Faith – Cos H. Davis, Jr.
  23. Read to Me Bible for Kids – Holman Press
  24. There is a Big Difference Between Parent Dedication and Infant Baptism – Dan Yeary
  25. Guiding Your Child Toward God – Sybil Waldrop
  26. The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness – Dr. Ned Hallowell
  27. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 7th Edition: Birth to Age 5 by American Academy Of Pediatrics

Recommended Websites:

  1. Parent Talk (www.parenttalk.org)
  2. Focus on the Family (www.family.org)
  3. Baby Center (www.babycenter.com

Recommended Video Series:

  1. Intentional Parenting by Les and Leslie Parrot
  2. Conscious Discipline: Building Emotional Intelligence by Becky Bailly
  3. Character Development, Self-Esteem and Discipline by Madelyn Swift


There are many resources available to parents of pre-school age children. We hope this list is helpful in widdling down the many options and gives you a place to start. We welcome your input and questions.