Parent and Child Resource Library

Below is a list of books for parents and children dealing with a variety of subjects, challenges, issues, etc.  They are all available for "check out" from Ms. Bolser.  Please contact her at
503-825-5704 or
to set up a time to pick one up or have her send one home with your child.

Parenting Help

“Help Me, I’m Sad: Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression”—by David G. Fassler, M.D., and Lynne S. Dumas

“It’s Okay to Cry: A parent’s guide to helping children through the losses of life”—by H. Norman Wright

“Keeping Cool When Parenting Heats Up” (Audio Bk.)—by Dr. Charles Fay & Leah Wells, Love and Logic

“Avoiding Power Struggles With Kids” (Audio Bk.)—by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., Love and Logic

“It’s Nobody’s Fault: New hope and help for difficult children”—by Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D.

“Parenting a Struggling Reader”—by Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.

“Helping Your Anxious Child”—by Rapee, Wignall, Spence, Cobham, and Lyneham


Children’s Books about Chronic Illness and Death

“Talking with my Treehouse Friends about Cancer”—by Peter R. van Dernoot

“When Pete’s Dad Got Sick”—by Kathleen Long Bostrom

“What in the World Do You Do When Someone Dies?”—by Trevor Romain


Children’s Books on a Variety of Topics

“Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain”—by Trevor Romain

“Full Mouse, Empty Mouse: A tale of food and feelings”—by Dina Zeckhausen

“What About Me?: 12 ways to get your parents’ attention (without hitting your sister)—
by Eileen Kennedy-Moore

“The Magic Box: When parents can’t be there to tuck you in”—by Marty Sederman and Seymour Epstein

“Views From Our Shoes: Growing up with a brother or sister with special needs”—by Donal Meyer

“Don’t Call Me Special: A first look at disability”—by Pat Thomas

“You Were Loved Before You Were Born”—by Eve Bunting and Karen Barbour

“The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide”—by Judy Galbraith, M.A.


Kids Books on Divorce

“Mom’s House, Dad’s House—for Kids”—by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.

“My Two Homes”—Susan Magsamen

“What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?”—by Kent Winchester & Roberta Beyer


Books on Living Green and Helping the Community

“The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects”—by Barbara A. Lewis

“Help Your Parents Save the Planet—50 Simple Ways to Go Green Now!”

“Growing Up Green!”—by Deirdre Imus


Books Dealing with Autism

“Point to Happy: A book for kids on the autism spectrum”—by Miriam Smith and Afton Fraser

“My Brother Charlie”—by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete

“The Friendship Puzzle: Helping kids learn about accepting and including kids with autism”
—by Julie L. Coe
“Autism Through A Sister’s Eyes: A young girl’s view of her brother’s autism”
—by Eve B. Band, Ph.D. and Emily Hecht

“Autism 24/7”—by Andy Bondy, Ph.D., and Lori Frost

“The Autism Answer Book”—by William Stillman