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There are 18 books in this catalogue.
How Babies Talk: The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life
Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick
Book Number: 42650
ISBN: 0452281733
Plume 2000 8vo softcover 256pp index. very good.
Price: $11.00

Ward, Sally
Book Number: 42662
ISBN: 0712680985
Century 2000 4to softcover 307pp, b/w illus. very good. The ability to use language well is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children. Helping them to communicate, to listen and to understand, establishes the foundation of all their future learning. BabyTalk is a revolutionary new program based on groundbreaking research by leading language therapist Dr. Sally Ward. After thirty years as a therapist, Dr. Ward has identified three factors directly responsible for the development of a child's ability to speak: background noise, the amount of time parents or caregivers spend talking to a child, and the way in which a parent speaks to a child. These three factors form the basis of the BabyTalk program which has had extremely positive results, results which have far exceeded Dr. Ward's expectations. The BabyTalk program takes just half an hour of playtime a day. It is simple, stress-free, and can be easily followed by any parent, caregiver or childcare professional. Best of all, it's a lot of fun!
Price: $18.00

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon
Elkind, David
Book Number: 43632
ISBN: 0201073978
Perseus Books January 21, 1988 8vo softcover 240pp very good. The Hurried Child dates from 1981 and was revised in 1988; now it appears in a third edition. The basic premise remains the same: parents have pushed their children emotionally and intellectually too far, too fast. Today's parents think of their kids as Superkids, so competent and so mature that they need adults very little. Why? Because parents, who are building careers, blending families, or struggling as single parents, have no time for child rearing. Having a competent Superkid relieves these parents of guilt, but it places too much stress on the children themselves. This new edition is fully revised, with new sections on peer-group parent pressure, i.e., the pressure parents feel to go along with the Superkid image out of fear that their own children will lag behind, and on organized sports, the Internet, and software for infants.
Price: $10.00

Sex, Puberty and All That Stuff
Bailey, Jacqui
Book Number: 45268
ISBN: 0749651288
Franklin Watts Ltd August 12, 2004 4to. Pictorial Laminated Boards. 112pp very good. Po inscription on ffl. This comprehensive and inclusive guide is packed with useful information, presented in a way that teenagers will find user-friendly and appealing. The advice on a wide range of sensitive topics is sensible and non-patronising and the illustrations are streetwise. It has been checked by expert consultants.
Price: $12.00

Sex at 6pm: A Personal Journey Through IVF
Berman, Annarosa
Book Number: 48922
New Holland Publishers, 2006 8vo softcover 320pp very good. Sex at 6pm is an honest, heart-breaking and sometime humorous journal of the anxiety of fertility treatment. It is the true story of a 39 year old journalist who assumed that it was fine for women to start a family in their late 30s and early 40s, only to discover that having a baby on the dark side of 35 is far more difficult that she had imagined. A poignant and moving tale covering an increasingly growing concern for many of today's women.
Price: $10.00

Callum's Cure - Includes DVD
Sykes, Shelley
Book Number: 50341
ISBN: 097752583X
Beautiful Unlimited December 8, 2006 8vo softcover 272pp very good. Signed by Shelly. Illustrated with in-text photo's. This is an autobiographical inspirational story of magic and miracles despite life's set backs. This mum defies the odds of son born blind and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy after being involved in a car crash whilst pregnant. This phoenix rises out of the ashes of a broken marriage relationship, family feuds, financial ruin and still manages to create fun and laughter in a home for a boy that has to go through many surgeries and who now can see and run like his hero Forest Gump. It is a must read book for anyone feeling overwhelmed.
Price: $8.00

Genius - Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd and Oppositional Child - Revised Edition
Lynn, George T with Joanne Barrie Lynn
Book Number: 52185
Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006 8vo. Softcover. 271pp. Underlining on some pages. Index. Genius! is an inspiring guide to nurturing the remarkable abilities of "attention different" (AD) children diagnosed with conditions such as autism, Asperger Syndrome, AD/HD, bipolar disorder, or Tourette Syndrome (TS). Drawing on their experiences with their own son, who has TS, George T. Lynn and Joanne Barrie Lynn offer a positive parenting philosophy and successful strategies for creating an affirmative social and emotional environment that unlocks the potential genius in 'neurologically eccentric' children. The authors emphasize the importance of identifying the signs of giftedness, providing the necessary care and mentoring, and using medication with due consideration of its benefits and limitations. They also acknowledge the need to confront the 'dark side' of atypical neurology - obsessiveness, self-centredness and hyperactivity - and offer helpful advice on ensuring parents' and carers' own emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. This book will be an essential tool for parents and carers to help bring out the best in their AD child and help him explore his full potential in life. This revised edition also includes additional material on working with older age groups.
Price: $12.00

Baby-proofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less and Communicate Bette
Stone, Stacie Cockrell; Julia
Book Number: 52199
ISBN: 0007243634
HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited 2007 8vo softcover 288pp very good. The Babyproofers are three women who wouldn't trade their roles as mothers for anything, and they love their husbands deeply. But after living through it and hearing the stories of hundreds of other couples, they know that with young children in the house, you need to block the stairs with baby gates, put plastic covers over the outlets, AND take the necessary steps to safeguard your marriage. Babyproofing Your Marriage is the warts-and-all truth about how having children can affect your relationship. The transition to parenthood can be a tough adjustment for any couple, but the good news is: you are not alone. Better yet, there are hundreds of simple but effective ways you can stay connected as husband and wife and still be good parents. The authors' evenhanded approach to both sides of the marital equation allows spouses to understand each other in a whole new way. With loads of humor, compassion, and practical advice, the Babyproofers will guide first-time parents and veterans alike around the rocky shores of the early parenting years.
Price: $8.00

Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot
Freedman, Rory and Kim Barnouin
Book Number: 53265
ISBN: 0762431059
Running Press September 2, 2008 8vo softcover 336pp very good. Skinny Bitch created a movement when it exposed the horrors of the food industry, while inspiring people across the world to stop eating “crap.” Now the “Bitches” are back—this time with a book geared to pregnant women. And just because their audience is in a “delicate condition” doesn’t mean they’ll deliver a gentle message. As they did with Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin expose the truth about the food we eat—with its hormones, chemicals, and other funky stuff. But even though they are “Skinny,” they want women to chow down on the right foods and gain their fair share of weight through their pregnancies.
Price: $9.00

Food for under Fives
Stanton, Rosemary
Book Number: 53765
ISBN: 1863737294
Allen & Unwin June 1, 1994 8vo softcover 160pp index. very good. This text sets out to answer every parent's questions about their young children's eating patterns and habits. It discusses such issues as what to do if your child seems to
Price: $12.00

Eating, Sleeping, and Getting Up: How to Stop the Daily Battles with Your Child
Crowder, Carolyn
Book Number: 54016
ISBN: 0767907779
Broadway January 15, 2002 8vo softcover 240pp. good. Renowned for her no-nonsense, realistic, and extremely effective advice, parenting expert Carolyn Crowder has observed that the ultimate parent-child standoffs center around mealtimes, bedtimes, and the start of day. For anyone whose child is more likely to rise and whine than rise and shine, Eating, Sleeping, and Getting Up restores sanity to the household, with proven insights on: -Why nagging, reminding, coaxing, or bribing don't work in the long run -How to break the cycle of arguing, threatening, and spanking -The keys to starting a new-and-improved routine -Specific language for ending a variety of standoffs. The skills Crowder teaches here can be applied to any parenting situation. Presented in a concise, clear format and complete with worksheets of exercises for both adults and kids, Eating, Sleeping, and Getting Up is a lifesaver that will help end the chaos forever.
Price: $8.00

Just Because It's Not Wrong Doesn't Make It Right: Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically
Coloroso, Barbara
Book Number: 54840
ISBN: 0143016091
Penguin Global January 9, 2008 8vo softcover 272pp very good.
Price: $12.00

Natural Healing for the Pregnant Woman
Burch, Elizabeth and Judith Sachs
Book Number: 55205
ISBN: 0399523081
A Perigee Book 1997 8vo. Softcover. 318pp. very good. po name on fep. Index.
Price: $8.00

The Stay-At-Home Survival Guide - Field tested strategies for staying smart, sane and connected while caring for your kids.
Stanton, Melissa
Book Number: 55217
ISBN: 1580052479
Seal 2008 8vo. Softcover. 387pp. Very good.
Price: $11.00

Breastfeeding - Real Mums Tell You How
Macdonald, Melissa
Book Number: 56084
ISBN: 9780646524405
Self Published 2010 Sm. sq. 4to. Softcover. 251pp. Near fine. Index. Illustrated. All you need to know to feed your baby - Breast and Bottle. Plus real stories from mums who could and mums who couldn't. No guilt no pressure, realistic advice for today's mums.
Price: $15.00

Kidsafe:: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Child's Environment Safe
Tyson, Rae
Book Number: 56477
ISBN: 0812924142
Times Books, 1995. 8vo. softcover. 191pp. index, b/w illus. Very god, page edges browned.
Price: $6.00

Eat Right for Your Baby : The Individualized Guide to Fertility and Maximum Health During Pregnancy, Nursing, and Your Baby's First Year
D'Adamo, Peter J.; Whitney, Catherine
Book Number: 58119
ISBN: 0399149961
Putnam, New York 2003 8vo. hardcover. 429pp. index. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $18.00

El Magic - the Life of Hazem El Masri
Woods, Bill - NEW NUMBER 56564
Book Number: 52255
ISBN: 0732291453
HarperSports / HarperCollins Publishers 2009 8vo softcover 404pp very good. Signed by El Mazri on half title. El Magic tells the inspirational story of Canterbury Bulldogs winger Hazem El Masri. Hazem, who starred in the Bulldogs′ 2004 premiership-winning team and holds the NRL point-scoring record for a single season, is much more than simply one of the outstanding players in the national competition. Hazem′s playing career has coincided with some of the most dramatic events in rugby league history - the Super League split of the mid-1990s, the Bulldogs′ 2002 salary cap scandal and the sexual assault allegations that enveloped the club in 2004. A devout Muslim, Hazem has also had to come to terms with the September 11 tragedy, the Bali bombings and the Cronulla riots, and their impact on his faith and the world around him. Throughout these controversies, which Hazem discusses frankly and passionately, the flying winger has become a role model both within the rugby league community and far beyond.
Price: $35.00