Childhood Development Resources

 The following is a sampling of childhood development book and Internet resources:

  Electronic Books     To access the eBook collection go to eBooks on EBSCOhost


Children and the dark side of human experience: Confronting global realities and rethinking child development (2009)        
Children, childhood and everyday life (2012)
Clinical skills in infant mental health: The first three years (2011)
The creation of imaginary worlds: The role of art, magic & dreams in child development (2011)

Development of memory in infancy and childhood (2009)        

Disparities in school readiness: How families contribute to transitions into school (2008)
Early childhood assessment: why, what, and how (2008)
The early years of life: Psychoanalytic development theory according to Freud, Klein and Bion (2011)

Handbook of childhood behavioral issues : Evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment (2008)

Key issues in early years education: A guide for students and practitioners (2010)
The language of drawings: A new finding in psychodynamic work (2012)

Messages from home: The parent-child home program for overcoming educational disadvantage (2008)

Nutrition, physical activity, and health in early life (2010)

Parent's guide to learning difficulties: How to help your child (2008)

Promoting positive development in early childhood: An ecological framework (2008)

Twin sense: a sanity-saving guide to raising twins--from pregnancy through the first year (2009)

When play was play: Why pick-up games matter (2009)


 Reference Books (These books are located on the first floor of the library.)


The child: An encyclopedic companion

Ref HQ 767.84 C55 2009

Encyclopedia of children and childhood: In history and society  Ref HQ767.84. E53 2003
The encyclopedia of children’s health and wellness

Ref RJ45 .T9465 2004

Gale encyclopedia of children’s health

Ref RJ 26 .G35 2005

Growing up in America  Ref HQ792. U5G748 2005
Healthy children sourcebook: Basic consumer health information about the physical and mental development of children between the ages of 3 and 12  Ref RJ61 H36 2003
Infancy in America: An encyclopedia  Ref HQ774 I528 2001


 Circulating Books (These books are located on the first and second floors of the library.)


All work and no play: How educational reforms are harming our preschoolers  LB1139.25 A44 2003
The educated parent: Recent trends in raising children  HQ755.8 S36 2004
Evolution of childhood: Relationships, emotion, mind  GN 482 .K66 2010
The first three years & beyond: brain development and social policy  HQ767.9 Z543 2002
From birth to five years

RJ131 .S5 2008

A good start in life: Understanding your child’s brain and behavior  BF721 H413 2002
Material child:Growing up in consumer culture HF5415.332 .C45 B83 2011
Montessori from the start : The child at home from birth to age three  LB1029 M75L55 2003
The parents we mean to be : How well-intentioned adults undermine children's moral and emotional development
HQ772 .W365 2009
Touchpoints three to six: Your child’s emotional and behavioral development  HQ767.9 B737 2001


 Internet Sites



Child and family Webguide

Developed by Tufts University, this site offers five main categories of information: family/parenting, education/learning, typical child development, health/mental health, and resources/recreation. The first four categories provide research-based information.



Child care & early education research connections

Promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making



The children's nutrition research center

This is a cooperative project sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture  Research Service. - America's children 2005 - highlights

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics provides detailed information on the well-being of children and families. Topics include population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education



The Clearinghouse on early education and parenting

Part of the Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign providing information on early childhood development and parenting. It is the successor to the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education.



Database of award-wnning children’s literature

Search a database of children’s books by reading age, genre, setting, ethnicity, award type and more.



Early connections: technology In early childhood education

Connecting technology with the way young children learn, this site offers research-based resources for those who work with children ages eight and younger

A site for early childhood educators that provides articles, arts and crafts projects and links to related sites.



Everything preschool

Includes lesson plans, theme ideas, articles and recipes



KidsGrowth child health

Developed by pediatricians for parents and includes information on behavioral problems, stages of development, growth charts and children’s medical conditions.



The Music and science information computer archive

Sponsored by the University of California, Irvine, this site includes all issues of MuSICA Research Notes, a newsletter which analyzes research on music and behavior, including brain mechanisms, child development, perception, learning, and other related topics.



National dissemination center for children with disabilities

Provides research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities



Preschool California

A  nonprofit advocacy organization to increase access to high-quality preschool for all of California's children.




Created by a technology jouranlist, this site provides information on keeping kids safe on the Internet.



Society for research in child development

Scholarly site which promotes multidisciplinary research in the field of child development



Zero to three

This site focuses on the healthy development of children from birth to age three. It contains iinformation on a baby's social, emotional, and intellectual development.



Last updated Feb. 12, 2013