Books about Nurturing

  1. Are You My Mother?

    by P.D. Eastman
    A baby bird's quest to find his mother and the discoveries he makes along the way.

    Are You My Mother? is a story about a hatchling bird. His mother, thinking her egg will stay in her nest where she left it, leaves her egg alone and flies off to find food. The baby bird hatches ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Five Love Languages of Children

    by Gary Chapman
    A guide to understanding and communicating with children through their primary emotional needs.

    More than 1 million sold! ,, You know you love your child. But how can you make sure, your child, knows it?, The #1, New York Times, bestselling, The 5 Love Languages®, has helped millions of couples ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. The Secret Garden

    by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    A young orphan discovers a magical garden, and finds the courage to seek solace from her past.

    At the turn of the 20th century , Mary Lennox is a neglected and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in British India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her and made an effort to ignore the girl. ... (Wikipedia)

  4. The Kissing Hand

    by Audrey Penn
    A young raccoon learns to cope with the anxiety of being away from home with the help of his mother's comforting kiss.

    School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. The Hidden Life of Trees: what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world

    by Peter Wohlleben
    An exploration of the complex relationships between trees and the environment.

    A, New York Times, bestseller,, With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this beautifully-written book journeys deep into the forest to uncover the fascinating—and surprisingly moving—hidden ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. Bringing Up Boys

    by James C. Dobson
    A guide for parents on raising boys, covering topics such as discipline, education, and the unique challenges of boyhood.

    2002 Gold Medallion Award winner! Sensible advice and caring encouragement on raising boys from the nation's most trusted parenting expert, Dr.James Dobson. With so much confusion about the role of ... (Goodreads)

  7. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

    by Robin Wall Kimmerer
    An exploration of the reciprocal relationship between humans and nature, utilizing both Indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge.

    As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals ... (Goodreads)

  8. I Love You Through and Through

    by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
    A story of unconditional and everlasting love between a parent and their child.

    A rhyming story of unconditional love and adorable illustrations of a toddler and a teddy bear who declare "I love you through and through!",I love your hair and eyes,Your giggles and cries...,A ... (Barnes & Noble)

  9. More All-of-a-Kind Family

    by Sydney Taylor
    Follow the adventures of a Jewish family in early 20th century New York City.

    Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertrude are five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1912. The book follows them through a year of their childhood, as they deal with mundane ... (Wikipedia)

  10. All Creatures Great and Small

    by James Herriot
    A charming tale of a veterinarian and his animal patients in the Yorkshire Dales.

    The classic multimillion copy bestseller Delve into the magical, unforgettable world of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, funny, and tragic ... (Goodreads)

  11. Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

    by Stacey O'Brien
    A remarkable story of an owl's unconditional love and the bond between a woman and her beloved pet.

    When biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl with nerve damage in one wing, she knew he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild, so gave him a permanent home living ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Curious Garden

    by Peter Brown
    A young boy transforms a dreary city into a lush garden paradise.

    This, New York Times, bestselling modern classic explores the perennial topic of environmentalism in an urban world, from the creator of, The Wild Robot, and, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, One boy's quest for ... (Barnes & Noble)

  13. The Wonder Weeks. How to Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward

    by Hetty van de Rijt
    A guide for parents to understand their baby's mental development and behavior during 10 fussy phases, and how to stimulate their growth and learning.

    How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward describes the incredible mental developmental changes (leaps) and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly

    by Luis Sepúlveda
    A charming story of a seagull and a cat who teach each other lessons of determination and resilience.

    A cat. A seagull. An impossible task. A worldwide bestseller and the subject of a feature film, THE STORY OF A SEAGULL... is finally out in paperback! Her wings burdened by an oil slick, a seagull ... (Goodreads)

  15. Home to Holly Springs

    by Jan Karon
    A man's journey to discover his past, uncovering the secrets hidden in his hometown.

    Readers of the nine bestselling Mitford novels have been captivated by Jan Karon's gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives along with a vividly imagined world ( People ). ... (Goodreads)

  16. Llama Llama Misses Mama

    by Anna Dewdney
    A young llama deals with his first night away from his mother, learning to cope with his feelings of homesickness.

    Strange new teacher. Strange new toys. Lots of kids and lots of noise! What would Llama like to do? Llama Llama feels so new . . . It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Secrets of Midwives

    by Sally Hepworth
    Three generations of midwives confront secrets and challenges that threaten to tear their family apart.

    A novel about three generations of midwives (a woman, her mother, and her grandmother) and the secrets they keep that push them apart and ultimately bind them together THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells ... (Goodreads)

  18. Moominvalley in November

    by Tove Jansson
    The Moomin family is absent, leaving their friends to visit their home and search for them. A melancholic tale of longing and change.

    Set in the final days of autumn and the approach of winter , various characters begin to experience a change within themselves and decide to travel to Moominvalley where they can visit the Moomins. ... (Wikipedia)

  19. The Mistletoe Promise

    by Richard Paul Evans
    A chance encounter leads to a contractual relationship that blossoms into an unexpected love.

    A love story for Christmas—now a Hallmark Channel original movie—from the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk. Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

    by William Sears
    Comprehensive guide for new parents covering all aspects of baby care from birth to age two.

    America's bestselling "baby bible" — an encyclopedic guide to the first two years of your baby's life. , The million-copy bestseller by "the man who remade motherhood" ( TIME ) has now been revised, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Love's Enduring Promise

    by Janette Oke
    A young couple's struggle to overcome the odds and follow their dreams of a life together.

    Tragedy brought them together, but love bound them into a family. Clark and Marty Davis, the pioneer couple thrown together after the death of their first spouses, now preside over a growing number ... (Goodreads)

  22. Strega Nona

    by Tomie dePaola
    A magical old woman uses her powers to teach a village about consequences of foolishness.

    Set in Calabria , in southern Italy, the book focuses on the exploits of Strega Nona. She is a sort of witch doctor noted throughout her home village for her numerous successful remedies. She helps ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Pat the Bunny

    by Dorothy Kunhardt
    A playful and interactive story about a family going on a picnic, told through touching and feeling.

    Touch and Feel books enhance a toddler's sensory world with textured materials. The materials are attached to durable pages, and the toddler is asked to feel the material or to look in the provided ... (Goodreads)

  24. Heidi

    by Johanna Spyri
    A young girl's journey of discovery, learning the joys of friendship and nature.

    Heidi , is an orphaned girl initially raised by her maternal grandmother and aunt Dete in Maienfeld , Switzerland after the early deaths of her parents, Tobias and Adelheid (Dete's brother-in-law and ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Tiny Seed

    by Eric Carle
    A tiny seed travels through the seasons, facing challenges and obstacles, before finally growing into a beautiful flower.

    In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost – burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. ... (Goodreads)

  26. Jane of Lantern Hill

    by L.M. Montgomery
    A young girl discovers a new life with her estranged father on Prince Edward Island, finding love and adventure along the way.

    Jane Victoria Stuart, called Victoria by her family, lives in Toronto, Ontario , with her mother, grandmother, and aunt. Her grandmother is very strict and is jealous of anything that her daughter ... (Wikipedia)

  27. Owl Babies

    by Martin Waddell
    Three young owls worry and wait for their mother to come back home.

    This is the story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their hole in the tree to find that their mother has gone, so they sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return. At last ... (Goodreads)

  28. Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

    by Peggy Vincent
    Memoir of a midwife's experiences delivering babies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    An inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife. Each time she knelt to “catch” another wriggling baby—nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career—California midwife Peggy ... (Goodreads)

  29. What to Expect When You're Expecting

    by Heidi Murkoff
    A comprehensive guide to preparing for and navigating the journey of pregnancy.

    Incorporating everything that's new in pregnancy, childbirth, and the lifestyles of parents-to-be, complete with a preconception plan, information on choosing a practitioner, birthing alternatives, ... (Goodreads)

  30. All-of-a-Kind Family

    by Sydney Taylor
    Five sisters navigate life in early 1900s New York, learning lessons in love and family.

    Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertrude are five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1912. The book follows them through a year of their childhood, as they deal with mundane ... (Wikipedia)

  31. An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace

    by Tamar Adler
    A guide to cooking with simplicity and resourcefulness, emphasizing the importance of using every part of an ingredient and reducing waste.

    Reviving the inspiring message of M. F. K. Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf — written in 1942 during wartime shortages— An Everlasting Meal shows that cooking is the path to better eating. Through the ... (Goodreads)

  32. Julius, the Baby of the World

    by Kevin Henkes
    Lilly is not happy about the arrival of her new baby brother, Julius. But she learns to love him in her own way.

    For children who are facing the arrival of a new sibling, Julius, the Baby of the World makes for great biblio-therapy. At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the ... (Goodreads)

  33. How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking

    by Nigella Lawson
    A guide to perfecting baking and cooking, emphasizing the joys of baking and comfort food.

    Nigella Lawson's How to Be a Domestic Goddess is about not only baking, but the enjoyment of being in the kitchen, taking sensuous pleasure in the entire process, and relishing the outcome. Nigella's ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

    by Beatrix Potter
    Jemima Puddle-Duck, a naive duck, is tricked by a fox who wants to eat her eggs. Saved by a collie dog, she learns a valuable lesson.

    The tale begins in a farmyard which is home to a duck called Jemima Puddle-duck. She wants to hatch her own eggs, but the farmer's wife believes ducks make poor sitters and routinely confiscates ... (Wikipedia)

  35. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

    by La Leche League International
    Comprehensive guide to breastfeeding, covering everything from the benefits to practical advice. A must-read for new mothers.

    All parents want the best for their babies, and there's no doubt about the fact that human milk is the ideal food for human babies. What's the secret of successful breastfeeding? For almost fifty ... (Goodreads)

  36. The Quilter's Apprentice

    by Jennifer Chiaverini
    An inspiring story of a woman finding her calling in quilting and the friendships she forms along the way.

    After moving with her husband, Matt, to the small college town of Waterford, Pennsylvania, Sarah McClure struggles to find a fulfilling job. In the meantime, she agrees to help seventy-five-year-old ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Covenant

    by James A. Michener
    Epic saga of a South African family spanning generations, exploring the power of love, loyalty, and faith.

    Michener writes largely from the point of view of the Afrikaners, descendants of Dutch settlers and French Huguenot immigrants who traveled to South Africa to practice freedom of worship in the ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Leo the Late Bloomer

    by Robert Kraus
    Leo, a young lion, struggles to keep up with his peers until he finally blooms in his own time.

    This heartwarming story of how a little tiger named Leo bloomed is told by bestselling author Robert Kraus and is accompanied by the wonderfully bold illustrations of Jose Aruego. , “Captivating and ... (Goodreads)

  39. Henry & Ramona

    by Cynthia J. McGean
    Follow the adventures of Henry Huggins and his mischievous neighbor, Ramona Quimby, as they navigate childhood in their neighborhood.

    A short play for children based on the characters Henry Huggins and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, created by Beverly Cleary. ... (Goodreads)

  40. Winter Stroll

    by Elin Hilderbrand
    The Quinn family reunites for Christmas, but old secrets and new surprises threaten to ruin the holiday cheer.

    "Happy Holidays 2015! It has been a rough year for the Quinns, but I would like to start by saying thank you for all of the well wishes and positive missives sent our way.", A second Christmas on ... (Barnes & Noble)

  41. Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever!

    by Richard Scarry
    A collection of short stories and illustrations featuring anthropomorphic animals in various settings and situations.

    From the cheery sun on the first page, to the sleepy moon on the last, and throughout all 290 pages in between, there are stories, rhymes and fun with the one-and-only Richard Scarry. Classic tales, ... (Goodreads)

  42. Happy Ever After

    by Nora Roberts
    Romance novel of two people's journeys of self-discovery and finding love.

    Childhood friends Mackensie, Parker, Laurel and Emmaline have formed a very successful wedding-planning business together. While helping thousands of happy couples to organise the biggest day of ... (Goodreads)

  43. A Good Yarn

    by Debbie Macomber
    A heartwarming tale of friendship, love, and knitting. Set in a yarn store, it weaves together the lives of women and their struggles.

    A place of welcome and warmth, of friends old and new. Watch three women discover how knitting can change their lives! Lydia Hoffman owns a knitting shop on Seattle's Blossom Street. In the year ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. Miss Nelson Is Back

    by Harry Allard
    A mischievous substitute teacher teaches a lesson to unruly students.

    In this sequel to Miss Nelson is Missing, the scheming kids in Room 207 are in for a big surprise from the scariest substitute around: Miss Viola Swamp. Includes bonus downloadable audio. When their ... (Goodreads)

  45. Blue Horses

    by Mary Oliver
    A collection of poems that explore the beauty of nature and the human experience, with a focus on the color blue.

    In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature. Herons, ... (Goodreads)

  46. Can I Play Too?

    by Mo Willems
    Two friends invite a snake to play catch, but soon realize he doesn't have arms. They come up with a creative solution to include him in the game.

    Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. In Can I Play Too? Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game ... (Barnes & Noble)

  47. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

    by Mem Fox
    Celebrating the similarities and differences of babies around the world, highlighting the universal joy of having ten little fingers and ten little toes.

    This modern nursery rhyme from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman [With 6 DVDs and Leader Guide, Member Book]

    by Beth Moore
    A Bible study on the life of Esther, exploring her courage and faith in the face of adversity.

    Join Beth in an in-depth and very personal examination of this great story of threat and deliverance. She peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story of ... (Goodreads)

  49. Owen

    by Kevin Henkes
    A young boy learns to understand and accept his emotions, and the emotions of others.

    “Fuzzy goes where I go.” Owen’s fuzzy yellow blanket is his favorite possession. Everywhere Owen goes, his blanket goes with him. Upstairs, downstairs, in-between. Inside, outside, upside down. ... (Goodreads)

  50. Shepherding a Child's Heart

    by Tedd Tripp
    A guide to parenting, emphasizing the importance of nurturing a child's heart and leading with wisdom.

    Shepherding a Child's Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flow from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way: "...out of the overflow of the heart ... (Goodreads)

  51. The Way Home

    by Andy Runton
    A wordless graphic novel about a young girl's journey home, encountering various animals and obstacles along the way.

    All Owly wants is a friend..., Owly is a good-natured little owl, and he's always helping those around him. But despite his kindness, he seems to frighten would-be friends away before they even give ... (Goodreads)

  52. Just for You

    by Mercer Mayer
    A tale of a young girl's journey to self-confidence and self-acceptance.

    Little Critter is trying his best to be a help to his mother in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he's trying to make breakfast, mow the lawn, or carry the groceries, both parents ... (Goodreads)

  53. Love's Unfolding Dream

    by Janette Oke
    A heartwarming story of a young woman's journey through love, loss, and faith in the American West.

    In a time when and place where women were not usually permitted careers, especially in the medical field, Belinda Tyler ( Scout Taylor-Compton ) deeply wants to be a doctor and feels that God has ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon

    by Nick Trout
    A day in the life of an animal surgeon, filled with humor, heartbreak, and hope.

    Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon ... (Goodreads)

  55. Just Over the Mountain

    by Robyn Carr
    A woman moves to a small town to start over, but her past follows her. She finds love and healing in unexpected places.

    Welcome back to Grace Valley, California, where the best things in life never change… Here in this peaceful community, folks look out for one another like family, though sometimes a little too well. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  56. The Betrayal

    by Beverly Lewis
    A young Amish woman's life is turned upside down when she discovers a shocking family secret.

    The Covenant began the saga with Sadie’s resistance to the Plain Life and its tragic consequences. The Betrayal continues the journey, with Leah and her beloved Jonas now separated by hundreds of ... (Goodreads)

  57. The Midwife of Hope River

    by Patricia Harman
    A midwife in the 1930s Appalachian Mountains navigates poverty, racism, and sexism while delivering babies and finding her own strength.

    A remarkable new voice in American fiction enchants readers with a moving and uplifting novel that celebrates the miracle of life. In The Midwife of Hope River , first-time novelist Patricia Harmon ... (Barnes & Noble)

  58. Knit Two

    by Kate Jacobs
    A group of women come together to knit and support each other through life's challenges. A heartwarming story of friendship and community.

    The Sequel to the Beloved #1, New York Times, Bestseller, The Friday Night Knitting Club, The sequel to the number-one New York Times bestseller The Friday Night Knitting Club, KNIT TWO returns to ... (Goodreads)

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