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RYW Booklist for Children

Child reading with baby


This booklist of suggested titles has been put together by Medway libraries in partnership with the Sussex Partnership Trust - one of the largest providers of children and young people’s mental health services in England.

A PDF copy of the booklist with a fuller description of each book is available to download at the bottom of the page.

There are also specialist booklists available for loan from Medway libraries for adults and those living with or caring for someone with Dementia.




The explosive child: a new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children by Ross Greene

Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome: a user guide to adolescence by Luke Jackson George and Sam by Charlotte Moore

From anxiety to meltdown: how individuals on the autism spectrum deal with anxiety, experience meltdowns, manifest tantrums, and how you can intervene effectively by Lipsky Deborah

The house of tiny tearaways by Tanya Byron

New toddler taming: a parents' guide to the first four years by Christopher Green and illustrated by Roger Roberts

Raising happy children: what every child needs their parents to know - from 0 to 11 years by Jan Parker and Jan Stimpson

Bullying - A Parent's Guide by Jennifer Thomson

Smart but scattered teens: the "executive skills" program for helping teens reach their potential by Richard Guare, Peg Dawson and Colin Guare

Self-esteem for girls: 100 tips for raising happy and confident children by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

Confident children by Gael Lindenfield

What every parent needs to know: the remarkable effects of love, nurture and play on your child's development by Margot Sunderland

First steps in parenting the child who hurts: tiddlers and toddlers by Caroline Archer

Next steps in parenting the child who hurts: tykes and teens by Caroline Archer

Badger's parting gifts by Susan Varley 

How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish and Kimberley Ann Coe

Brain-based parenting: the neuroscience of care giving for healthy attachment by Daniel A. Hughes and Jonathan F. Baylin

Parenting a child with developmental delay by Pamela Bartram

Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by J.Mark G Williams and Danny Penman

The mindful way through depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness by J.Mark G Williams

Siblings without rivalry: how to help your children live together so you can live too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish 

Solving children's sleep problems: a step by step guide for parents by Lyn Quine

Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs by Vincent Mark Durand

The huge bag of worries by Virginia Ironside and illustrated by Frank Rodgers

The shyness and social anxiety workbook for teens: CBT and act skills to help you build social confidence by Jennifer Shannon


Download the book list

The book list is also available in PDF format BoP Children and families (pdf 131KB). To use this file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.