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TitleAuthorCommentsLibrarian Notes
Reader's Digest Crafts & Hobbies: A Step-by-Step GuideOld book but with pictures and practical techniques for a variety of crafting
1,001 Ways to Save the EarthJoanna YarrowHelpful guide gathers hundreds of simple ideas to conserve resources and protect the environment.
Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Non-Toxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money, and, Perhaps, Your Sanity Ellen SandbeckLearn to live a clean, healthy, more economical way with Ellen Sandbeck, the nontoxic avenger. In this must-have book for the twenty-first- century home, this passionate, witty advocate of all things organic will teach you how to maintain every part of the home -- from living room to septic tank, kitchen floor to bathroom sink -- using safe, simple cleansers and quick preventative measures as well as the most effective organic products on the market to get the job done.
Green Goes with Everything Simpler Steps to a Healthier Life and Cleaner PlanetSloan BarnettSloan exposes the toxic truth behind the household products we use everyday - from laundry detergent to toothpste to lipstick.
squeeky green the method guide to detoxing your homeEric Ryan and Adam LowryRoom by Room guide to uncovering the nasty stuff that lies hidden in your home (published by method brand cleaners)
San Francisco Bay Area Greenopia the urban dweller's guide to green livingGreen Media Group LLCGreenopia is the San Francisco Bay Area's definitive guide for an eco-friendly urban lifestyle.
green this! Volume 1 greening your cleaningDeirdre ImusDiedre shows how cleaning house the environmentally responsible way can be as effective and often cheaper than the more traditional, toxic means.
Sustainable Planet Solutions for the Twenty-First CenturyEdited by Juliet B Schor and Betsy Taylor Center for a New American DreamCan we find ways of living that are sustainable and deeply satisfying, that ensure economic and political democracy, and are passionate about beauty. Elegant design, and the wildness of nature? The contributors to Sustainable Planet say we can, and offer sixteen remarkable visions of how to get from here to there
Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer CultureShannon HayesRadical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act; who center their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and culture change.
You Can't Eat GNP Economics as if Ecology MatteredEric A Davidson "Wonderfully perspective, clear, and balanced account of what we know about the interaction of the economy, the environment, and the human condition - and how that knowledge can be applied to build a better future"
Living Like Ed A Guide to the Eco-Friendly LifeEd Begley, Jr.A committed environmentalist for more than thirty years, Ed Begley, Jr., has always tried to "live simply so others may simply live." Now, as more and more of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet and live a better, greener life, Ed shares his experiences on what works, what doesn't- and what will save you money!
At Home with Montessori Patricia OritiEncourages rethinking the home from the perspective of how adults and children, especially preschool children, can live together harmoniously while maintaining different goals for development. It aims to focus attention the the child's vantage point in order to suggest some ideas for making family life a collaborative success between child and parent
Toolbox for Sustainable City LivingScott Kellogg and Stacy PettigrewIn 2000 the dynamic Rhizome Collective transformed an abandoned warehouse in Austin, Texas, into a sustainability training center. Here, with their first book, Scott and Stacy, two of Rhizome’s founders, provide city dwellers—those who have never foraged or gardened along with those who dumpster-dive and belong to CSAs—with step-by- step instructions for producing our own food, collecting water, managing waste, reclaiming land, and generating energy.
the Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self Sufficient Living in the Heart of the CityKelly Coyne and Erik KnutzenWritten by city dwellers for city dwellers, this copiously illustrated, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. By growing our own food and harnessing natural energy, we are planting seeds for the future of our cities.
The Wisdom of the Radish and other lessons learned on a small farmLynda HopkinsEarly in The Wisdom of the Radish, Lynda Hopkins admits that she's not a farmer. She's not even a farmer's wife. She's an aspiring farmer's suburban girlfriend. With this tentative start, she and her boyfriend, Emmett, become the country's newest sodbusters. Their goal is to earn a living wage by growing crops, raising chickens, and selling the fruits of their labor at the local farmers' market. The pair pronounces their two acres in Healdsburg, California, Foggy River Farm.
Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay AreaLaure Lathamoffers 100 fantastic hikes for all ages, abilities, and interests
The Healthy Home: Beautiful Interiors that Enhance the Environment and Your Well BeingJackie CravenYou want a beautiful home, but you don't want to sacrifice health and comfort. With the Healthy Home, you don't have to
50 Simple Things You Can do to Save the EarthThe Earth Works GroupPractical, entertaining, and informative guide to the things YOU can do to help protect the Earth.
Chicken Coops: 45 Building Plans for Housing Your FlockJudy Pagman
A Chicken In Every YardRobert and Hannah LittThe Urban Farmstore's guide to chickenkeeping. Picking breeds, buildy a coop for $100, raising happy chicks, feeding, disease, neighborhood and legal considerations, egg recipes.
Child Discipline & Child Rearing Guides
The No Cry Sleep SolutionElizabeth PantleyGentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night2 copies available
The No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and preschoolersElizabeth PantleyYour toddler isn't sleeping through the night. Your preschooler battles betdtime. And you haven't had a good night's sleep in how many years? Get the rest you all desperately need with advice found in this book
The Mother of All Toddler Books The Ultimate Guide to Your Baby's Second and Third YearAnn DouglasWarm and down-to-earth, The Mother of All Toddlers Books covers the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of parenting a toddler, offering a hefty dose of reassurance for everything from toddler-proofing your home to toilet training without stress to administering first aid.
Positive Discipline for PreschoolersJane Nelsen, Ed D, Cheryl Erwin, M.A, and Roslyn DuffyFor their Early Years- Raising Children who are responsible, respectful, and resourceful
Positive DisciplineJane Nelsen, Ed DLearn how compassion and understanding will encourage self respect, self discipline, cooperation, good behavior and problem solving skills in children.
Positive Discipline for TeenagersJane Nelsen, Ed D and Lynn LottThis book shows you how to turn off the cycle of guilt and blame and begin working toward greater understanding and communication with your adolescents. Two copies
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for ToddlersTracy Hogg with Melinda BlauIn the follow-up to her popular Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Hogg offers communication techniques designed to ease parents and children through the trying moments of toddlerhood. To her trademark techniques of "T.L.C." (talk, listen, clarify) and "R&R" (routines and rituals), she adds "H.E.L.P." for raising toddlers: Hold yourself back; Encourage exploration; Limit their exposure to extremely frustrating or overstimulating situations; Praise. Using real-life examples, Hogg shows how parents, sometimes unwittingly, sabotage their own parenting through their anxious behavior.
Freeing Your Child From AnxietyTamar E Chansky, PhDPwerful, Practical solutions to overcome your child's fears, worries, and phobias
Your Two-Year-Old Terrible or Tender
Louise Bates Ames, PhD & Frances L. Ilg, M.D.Drs Ames and Ilg, recognized worldwide as authorities on child behavior and development, offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insighs on children this age.
The Happiest Baby on the BlockHarvey Karp, M.D.Dr. Harvey Karp, a respected pediatrician and child development expert, can teach any parent how to transform even the fussiest infant into the hapiest baby on the block! With his sensible advice, parents and grandparents, nurses, and nannies will be able to soothe their babies' crying and increase their sleep.
Brilliant Beginnings: Birth to 12 monthsBrilliant BeginningsBrilliant Beginnings' first product is a kit for parents of baby's ages 0 to 12 months. The centerpiece of the kit is the 144-page Baby Brain Basics Guidebook, an easy-to-read handbook that explains the latest in child development and brain research, and gives parents ideas on how to put the information into practice to nurture their baby's developing minds
Brilliant Beginings: Toddler Brilliant BeginningsA 176-page instructional guidebook focusing on nurturing development from 24-36 months. Chapters include: learning, language, social emotional, pre-literacy, pre-math & music. The second half of the guidebook is dedicated to Ages & Stages with hundreds of suggestions for developmentally appropriate activities, checkpoints & recommended children's books.
Brillian Beginnings: Toddler Brain Basics GuidebookBrilliant Beginnings76 page guidebook that explains brain development, child behavior, language skills, social and emotional development, and much more. The book is a sturdy spiral bound, flat laying guide that will survive the family life and enrich it as well. With over 300 activities that include dancing, singing, playing and reading you will help your childs reading, language and math skills.
Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire ValuesDorothy Law Nolte and Rachel HarrisDorothy Law Nolte, a lifelong teacher and lecturer on family dynamics, presents a simple but powerful guide to parenting the old-fashioned way: instilling values through example. Dr. Nolte-s inspirationó?Children Learn What They Live,O the celebrated poem she wrote in 1954. Written with psychotherapist Rachel Harris, each of the 19 couplets of the poem is developed into a chapteróon jealousy, shame, praise, recognition, honesty, fairness, tolerance, and more. Positive, realistic, filled with a rare common sense, it is a book to help parents find their own parenting wisdom, and to raise children with a surer, steadier, more understanding hand.
Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to CosleepingJames J McKenna, PhDSleeping With Your Baby: A Parent's Guide is your guide to understanding how to make nighttimes with your baby safe, fun and relaxing! Written by James McKenna, the world's authority on co-sleeping.
Good Nights: The Happy Parents' Guide to the Family Bed (and a peaceful night's sleep!)Jay Gordon, MD and Maria GoodavageGood Nights puts your concerns about the family bed to rest, with fun and easy-to-use guidance on safety, coping with criticism, and even keeping the spark in your marriage (albeit outside the bedroom). With warmth and humor, Dr. Jay Gordon, a nationally recognized pediatrician who has endorsed the family bed for decades, and Maria Goodavage, a former USA Today staff writer with training in sleep research, give you everything you'll need in order to thrive - and at times, simply survive - with the family bed.
The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your BabyWilliam Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN"The Attachment Parenting Book" clearly explains the six "Baby B's" that form the basis of this increasingly popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby's cry, Beware of baby trainers.Here's all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting.
Cinderella Ate My DaughterPeggy OrensteinFrom premature sexualization to the risk of deptression to rising rates of narcissism, the potential negative impact of the new girlie-girl culture is undeniable - yet armed with awareness and recognition, parents can effectively counterbalance its influence in their daughters' lives
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids will TalkAdele Faber & Elaine MazlishHow to be more effective with your children and more supportive of yourself
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible ChildrenNeale S. Godfrey and Carolina Edwards
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees is the book that parents turn to when it comes to teaching their children about money. With 180,000 young adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four declaring bankruptcy last year and college students graduating with an average of $28,000 in debt, Neale S. Godfrey is the definitive expert on the subject and her time-tested advice is more important than ever.
Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on ScienceTracy Cutchlow
Raising Your Spirited ChildMary Sheedy KurcinkaA guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, energetic. Kurcinka was director of Minnesota's Early Childhood Family Education programs.
The Discipline Book
William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN
Parents' gender roles, connection, saying no, temper tantrums, self-esteem, expressing feelings, constructive anger, nutrition, sleep, siblings, spaking alternatives, eliminating behaviors, lying, divorce.
The Heart of ParentingJohn Gottman, Ph.D.Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
You Are Your Child's First TeacherRahima Baldwin DancyUtilizing the Waldorf method: What Parents Can Do with and for their Children from Birth to Age Six
Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love LearningDeborah Stipek, PhD., and Kathy SealA guide for parents, teachers, and all those charged with raising our children. Stipek and Seal offer a wealth of practical wisdom, providing readers with effective strategies for creating environments that enrich children's learning and overall development
Natural Learning RhythmsJosette and Sambhava LuvmourDiscovering How and When Your Child Learns.
The Joyful ChildPeggy Jenkins, PhDA sourcebook of activities and ideas for releasing children's natural joy
The Discovery of the ChildMaria MontessoriMaria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In the Discovery of the Child, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn.
"Doing School" How We are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated StudentsDenise Clark PopeThis book offers a revealing - and troubling- view of today's high school students and hte ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying and cheating.
The Bilingual Edge Why, When, and How to Teach Your Child a Second LanguageKendall King, PhD Alison Mackey, PhDIn The Bilingual Edge, professors and parents King and Mackey wade through the hype and provide clear insights into what actually works. Linda Hutchins-Knowles 10/2015
Montessori: A modern approachPaula Polk LillardMontessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone -- educator, childcare professional, and especially parent -- seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to today's world? And most important, especially for today's dual-career couples. Is a Montessori education right for my child?
No Contest: the Case Against CompetitionAlfie KohnNo Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.
Pick Up Your Socks...and other skills growing children need!Elizabeth CraryResponsibility is a skill you can teach. Hard to believe? Not with the no-nonsense advice in this classic book. For more than a decade, parents have been relying on Elizabeth Crary's step-by-step guyide to getting kids to both accept and learn responsibility. Whether you're teaching a small child to pick up his socks or a teenager to handle peer pressure, you'll appreciate the real-life examaples, complete with consequences. Crary also helps parents be realistic in their expectations. She explains normal developmental stages and learning styles, so we understand how our kids best absorb and retain information.Lorien de Guzman 10/2015
How to Survive in Your Native LandJames HerndonIn How to Survive in Your Native Land James Herndon details classroom life and the inescapable realities of a school situation. This is a compelling vision of what really goes on in school and how the conventional school structure actually affects teaching and learning. The realities may be hard, but Herndon's humorous touch makes this book easy to read.
Rethinking Homework: Best Practices that Support Diverse NeedsCathy VatterottRethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs examines the role homework has played in the culture of schooling over the years; how such factors as family life, the media, and the "balance movement" have affected the homework controversy; and what research--and educators' common sense--tells us about the effects of homework on student learning.
End the RaceCarter, Abeles, BennettFacilitation, companion guide to "Race to Nowhere" film
Free to Learn: Five Ideas for a Joyful Unschooling LifePam LaricchiaWalk with me as I share the five paradigm-changing ideas about learningand living that freed my family from the school schedule. With over ten
years of experience, I have come to see how key these ideas were, and still are, to our unschooling lives. With stories, examples, and clear language, Free to Learn explores the depth and potential of unschooling.
Whole Child/WholeParentPolly Berrien BerendsThe psychology of child raising
How Children FailJohn Holt
Best-Selling Classic that fired the reform of American education
Natural Remedies/Medicine
Altered Genes, Twisted TruthSteven M. DrukerThis book uncovers the biggest scientific fraud of our age. It tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products–and get them onto our dinner plates.
Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other DiseasesKent Heckenlively, JD and Judy Mikovits, PhdOn July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental disorders in children. When Dr. Judy Mikovits finished her presentation the room was silent for a moment, then one of the scientists said, “Oh my God!” The resulting investigation would be like no other in science.
Naturally Healthy Babies and ChildrenAviva Jill RommA commonsense guide to herbal remedies, nutrition, and health
The Chinese Way to Health A Self-help Guide to Traditional Chinese MedicineDr Stephen GascoigneThis highly illustrated and practical self-help guide introduces you to the principles and techniques of Chinese medicine and shows you how to use them in your daily life.
Food is Better Medicine than DrugsPatrick Holford and Jerome BurneNo one wants to take drugs if they don't have to. Food is Better Medicine than Drugs will revolutionise the way you think about your health and put you - and not the drug companies - in charge.
Affluenza The All-Consuming EpidemicJohn De Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. NaylorBased on two highly acclaimed PBS documentaries, Affluenza uses the metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious subject: the damage done-to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment- by the obsessive quest for meterial gain.
Common and Uncommon Uses of Herbs for Healthful LivingRichard LucasA captivating account of the herbal remedies used by mankind down through the ages
New Choices in Natural HealingEdited by Bill GottliebOver 1800 of the Best Self-Help Remedies from the World of Alternative Medicine. A Rodale Health book
How to Raise a Healthy Child...In Spite of Your DoctorsRobert S Mendelsohn, M.D.Learn how to treat and diagnose at home: everyday colds and flus, childhood illnesses, strep throat, vision and hearing problems, allergies, emotional problems, skin ailments, and everything else you'll need to know about major symptoms and illnesses
The Herb Book: complete and Authoritative Guide to More than 500 HerbsJohn LustAstonishingly comprehensive, this encyclopedia of important herbs contain over 500 powerful plants known to heal, maintain wellness, and enhance your life. An in-depth reference packed with information
Your Natural Medicine ChestJeanne Marie Martin, CINA mini encyclopedia of healing. This book is packed with uncomplicated recommendations for treating everyday ailments - from aches and coughs to warts and yeast infections. Whether you find the remedies in your refrigerator, your cupboard or your favourite health food store, you can treat those common health problems naturally, at homeAlison ??
Home Tested Remedieseditors of Prevention Health Books
Complete guide to Natural HealingTom Monte and the Editors of Natural Health magazineProvides natural remedies and treatments for more than 120 different illnesses, complete with detailed information on dieting, proper nutrition, homeopathy, bodywork, exercise, herbal remedies, and more.
Handbook for Herbal Healing: A concise guide to herbal productsChristopher HobbsHere is a practical guide to choosing and using herbal formulas, answering questions such as what to look for in an herbal formula, how to judge the quality of herbal formulas, why organically-grown herbs are better, and which herbs are safe for children and pregnant women.
Health is Wealth: Make a delicious investment in YouAndrea Beaman, HHC, AADPIn her third book, Health is Wealth: Make a Delicious Investment in You!, Natural Foods Chef and Holistic Health Coach Andrea Beaman teaches how to cook and eat healthy organic whole foods that heal the body, while saving money and time. You’ll learn strategies for shopping, cooking on a budget and meal planning, with delicious healthy recipes and menus balanced with vegetables, grains, fats and protein—including beans, wild fish and grass-fed meat. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes are simple to prepare and loaded with flavor. Healthy eating can be the key to losing weight, increasing energy and boosting immunity, and Andrea will inspire and motivate you to make the fun and easy lifestyle changes that can transform your body, mind and spirit.
The Whole Truth: How I reclaimed my health, and you can too!Andrea Beaman, HHC, AADPAfter the death of her mother, and witnessing the devastating effects of modern medical treatments for cancer, Andrea knew there had to be an alternative way to heal the body without destroying it in the process. She put that theory to the test when she was diagnosed with a debilitating thyroid disease. She altered her nutrient poor diet and negative lifestyle behaviors, and used natural methods that promoted health.Stephanie Harrison 5/16
The Whole Truth: Eating and Recipe GuideAndrea Beaman, HHC, AADP"The Whole Truth Eating and Recipe Guide is designed to give the reader a deeper understanding of food and its effect on long-term health and vitality. With this practical knowledge it's easy to reach an ideal weight without restrictive dieting, increase energy levels and improve overall health. Included in this enlightening and humorous guide are over 100 delicious and nutritious recipes to help the reader achieve better health with every scrumptious bite."Stephanie Harrison 5/16
a Mother's Guide to Herbal ExtractionsKathy GarberThis common sense guide is perfect for today's mother in need of natural know how in a complicated world.
Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential OilsConnie and Alan HigleyPocket guidebook containing information and descriptions of essential oils.
Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic MedicinesStephen Cummings and Dana UllmanThe third revised edition of the most popular family homeopathic guidebook in the world, Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines teaches step-by-step how to select the correct homeopathic remedy for numerous common ailments and injuries. It also tells you when medical care is necessary and when it is safe to use homeopathy yourself.
Curing Tooth DecayRamiel NagelForget about drilling, filling, and the inevitable billing. Your teeth can heal naturally because they were never designed to decay in the first place! They were designed to remain strong and healthy for your entire life. But the false promises of conventional dentistry have led us down the wrong path, leading to invasive surgical treatments that include fillings, crowns, root canals and dental implants. Now there is a natural way to take control of your dental health by changing the food that you eat. Cure Tooth Decay is based upon the pioneering nutritional program of dentist Weston Price, former head of research at the National Dental Association.Lauren Allen
Louder than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing AutismJenny McCarthy2 copies
Growing and Using the Healing HerbsGaea and Shandor Weiss
The Sanctity of Human Blood: Vaccination is not ImmunizationTim O'SheaA thoroughly documented and unbiased look at the real science, history, and economics behind current vaccine policies for U.S. school children. A must-read for every parent. Emphasis on autism, manufacturing, safety and efficacy of vaccines. A review of the literature, this book will save the reader months of research. 2 copies available (1 Lorien de Guzman 10/2015
The Vaccine BookRobert SearsTHE VACCINE BOOK offers parents a fair, impartial, fact-based resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Dr. Bob devotes each chapter in the book to a disease/vaccine pair and offers a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects from the vaccine.Lina Meade 4/2016
The Vaccine PrimerElliott Freed
Dead Daisies Make Me Crazy Garden Solutions without Chemical PollutionLoren Nancarrow and Janet Hogan TaylorOffers a wide range of new tips and techniques for truly effective organic gardening
Tips for Dirt Cheap GardeningRhonda Massingham Hart / A Storey Country Wisdom BulletinContains practical, hands-on instruction designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily
The Nature Corner Celebrating the year's cycle with a seasonal tableauM v Leeuwen and J MoeskopsSeason nature tables are an invaluable way of making young children aware of the changing cycle of the year.
The Basic Book of Organic Gardeningedited by Robert RodaleThe book is basic. It tells you what soil is, how to create good soil, the fundamental rules about mulching and composting, why you need birds and insects, how to grow marvellous tasting and nutritious fruits and vegetables