Coast Pediatrics Book List by Topic


  • ADHD, A Complete and Authoritative Guide (AAP)
  • Taking Charge of ADHD, by Russell Barkley
  • Driven to Distraction, by Edward Hallowell
  • Study Smarter, Not Harder, by Kevin Paul
  • Smart but Scattered, by Peg Dawson
  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, by Peggy Dawson
  • All Dogs Have ADHD, by Kathy Hoopmann (for younger children)


Books for Younger Children on Anxiety

  • Be the Boss of Your Stress: Self-care for Kids, by Culbert & Kajander
  • What to do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety, by Dawn Huebner
  • Nobody’s Perfect, by Ellen Falnagan Burns
  • The Caterpillar book (book for kids on relaxation)
  • Wilma Jean the Worry Machine
  • Sitting Still Like a Frog, by Eline Snel
  • Hey Warrior, by Karen Young

Books for Teens on Anxiety

  • The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, by Lisa Schab
  • Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens, by Jennifer Shannon
  • The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens, by Jennifer Shannon
  • Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens, by Leslie Sokol

Books for Parents on Anxiety

  • Helping Your Anxious Teen: Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Your Teen Beat Anxiety, Stress, and Worry, by Sheila Josephs
  • Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children, by Reid Wilson
  • Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents, by Ann Wignall
  • Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, by Tamar Chansky
  • Growing Up Brave, by Donna Pincus
  • The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, by Lawrence Cohen


Books for Young Children

  • The Right Moves: To Getting Fit and Feeling Great, by Tina Schwager & Michele Schuerger (for girls 11-18 years)
  • How I Look Journal, by Nan Dellheim (for girls 9-16 years)
  • You Grow Girl, by Gina Scarino-Osila (for girls 9-14 years)
  • Full Mouse, Empty Mouse, by Dena Zeckhausen (for 3-8 years)
  • Shapesville, by J. Andrew Mills & Rebecca Osborn (for 3-8 years)

Books for Teens and Parents

  • Brave Girl Eating, by Harriet Brown
  • Life with ED, by Jenni Schaefer
  • Taking Charge of Your Child’s Eating Disorder, by Pamela Carlton
  • Your Child’s Weight, Helping Without Harming, by Ellyn Satter
  • The Eating Disorder Sourcebook, by Carolyn Costin
  • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, by Daniel Grange
  • The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders, by Marcia Herrin & Nancy Matsumoto
  • Making Weight: Healing Men’s Conflict with Good, Weight, Shape & Appearance, by Arnold E. Andersen

Books for Parents: Body Image and Self-Esteem

  • I’m, Like So, Fat!, by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
  • Mom, I Feel Fat, by Sharon Hersh
  • Reviving Ophelia: Savings the Selves of Adolescent Girls, by Mary Pipher
  • 101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body, by Brenda Lane Richardson

Approaches to Eating

  • Intuitive Eating, by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch
  • Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food, by Jan Chozen Bays

Feeding Young Children

  • How to Get Your Kids to Eat…But Not Too Much, by Ellyn Satter
  • Child of Mine, Feeding with Love and Good Sense, by Ellen Satter
  • How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It, by Christine Wood

Workbooks for Eating Disorders and Body Image

  • When Your Child has an Eating Disorder, by Abigail H. Natenshon
  • The Body Image Workbook, by Thomas Cash
  • The Food & Feelings Workbook, by Karen Koenig
  • What’s Eating You? A Workbook for Teens Who Have Problems with Food, by Tammy Nelson


  • The Blue Day Book for Kids, by Bradley Trevor Greive (for younger children)
  • Monochrome Days, by Cait Irwin (for teens)


  • Building Emotional Intelligence, by Linda Lantieri
  • Touchpoints, by T. Berry Brazelton
  • Your Child, by AACAP


  • 1-2-3 Magic, by Thomas Phelan
  • Positive Discipline series, books for different ages, by Jane Nelson
  • No Drama Discipline, by Daniel Siegel
  • The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene
  • The Difficult Child, by Stanley Turecki
  • Raising Your Spirited Child, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • The Color Monster, by Anna Llenas (about managing feelings & emotions)
  • What To Do When You Feel Like Hitting, by Cara Goodwin (for toddlers)


  • How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce, by Elissa Benedek
  • Two Homes, by Claire Masurel (for younger children)


  • Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child, by Earl Grollman
  • When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief, by Marge Heegard


  • Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, and Beyond, by Alan Greene
  • Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler, by Norah O’Donell
  • Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food, by Jessica Seinfeld
  • The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals, by Chase Lapine


  • Talking Back to OCD, by John March
  • Brain Lock, by  Jeffrey Schwartz
  • The Thought That Counts, by Jared Kant (for teens, a firsthand account of a teen’s struggle with OCD)


  • The Natural Baby Sleep Solution, by Polly Moore
  • Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems, by Richard Ferber


  • Chasing the High: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person’s Experience with Substance Abuse, by Howard Moss and Kyle Keegan (for teens)


  • Building Resilience, by Kenneth Ginsberg *Dr. Taylor’s favorite parenting book!
  • Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!, by Michael Bradley – teen development & suggestions on how to deal with issues
  • Yes, Your Parents are Crazy! (Michael Bradley) – this book is for the teens to read about their parents!
  • Letting Go, by Kenneth Ginsberg
  • Less Stress, More Success, by Kenneth Ginsberg
  • “Get Out of my Life, but first could you take me and Cheryl to the mall?” by Anthony Wolk
  • Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children About Drugs and Choices”, by Dominic Cappello
  • Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children About Sex and Character, by Dominic Cappello
  • Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, by Jim Faye
  • Letting Go of Perfect, by Hope Wilson


  • What’s Happening to My Body for Girls, by Lynda Madaras
  • What’s Happening to My Body for Boys, by Lynda Madaras
  • The Care and Keeping of You, American Girl (#1 for youngers, #2 for olders)
  • The Period Book: A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up, by Karen Gravelle
  • The Boy’s Body Book, by Kelli Dunham
  • It’s So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families (parents review first to be sure appropriate for your family)