Books about Supportive

  1. Circle of Quilters

    by Jennifer Chiaverini
    A group of quilters come together to create a special quilt for a beloved member's wedding. Along the way, they share stories and strengthen their bonds.

    The ninth book in Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling series—when two of Elm Creek Quilts’ founding members decide to leave the fold, who can possibly take their place in the circle of quilters? When ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic

    by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
    A practical guide for parents of intense, sensitive, and energetic children to help them understand and nurture their child's unique temperament.

    Revised third edition of the award-winning bestseller that has helped millions, now providing the most up-to-date research and even more effective, practical tips and strategies Do you ever wonder ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

    by Mary Pipher
    Examination of the psychological struggles faced by adolescent girls and how to help them.

    As a therapist, Mary Pipher was becoming frustrated with the growing problems among adolescent girls. Why were so many of them turning to therapy in the first place? Why had these lovely and ... (Goodreads)

  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 Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius

    by Kristine Barnett
    A mother's journey in nurturing her son's genius, who was diagnosed with autism, and how she helped him achieve his full potential.

    Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. Baby-Sitters Club Boxed Set #1

    by Ann M. Martin
    A group of friends start a babysitting business and navigate the ups and downs of adolescence.

    1. Kristy's Great Idea 2. Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls 3. The Truth About Stacey 4. Mary Anne Saves the Day ... (Goodreads)

  9. 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)

  10. The Invisible Boy

    by Trudy Ludwig
    Brian feels invisible and left out until a new kid comes to school and shows him kindness. A heartwarming story about friendship and inclusion.

    A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend… Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday ... (Goodreads)

  11. Sing You Home

    by Jodi Picoult
    A couple's story of a longing for a child, and the legal issues that arise when they attempt to conceive.

    Zoe Baxter, a music therapist , and her husband, Max Baxter, have tried for a decade to have children, but it is revealed that they cannot have children because of fertility issues . Zoe has ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

    by Kim Malone Scott
    A guide to leading with empathy, creating an environment of honesty and compassion.

    * New York Times, and, Wall Street Journal, bestseller multiple years running,* Translated into 20 languages, with more than half a million copies sold worldwide,* A Hudson and Indigo Best Book of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  13. Postsecret: Anonymous Confessions of Ordinary Lives (Vintage)

    by Frank Warren
    Compilation of anonymous secrets written on postcards, exploring the depths of human experience.

    New York Times, Bestseller The project that captured a nation's imagination. The instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary. You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a ... (Goodreads)

  14. Letter to My Daughter

    by Maya Angelou
    Collection of essays from a mother to her daughter, exploring life lessons, history, and love.

    For a world of devoted readers, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around ... (Goodreads)

  15. Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

    by Laura Markham
    A guide to help parents build a stronger connection with their children, reduce conflict and promote cooperation through positive parenting techniques.

    A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

    by Irvin D. Yalom
    Comprehensive guide to group therapy, including techniques, theories, and case studies.

    Dive into this educational and entertaining work on group psychotherapy and see firsthand how it has been helping patients learn and grow for years. , Hailed by Jerome Frank as "the best book that ... (Goodreads)

  17. Fruits Basket, Vol. 16

    by Natsuki Takaya
    A high school student discovers the secrets of an ancient curse and the bonds of friendship that can break it.

    A new chapter is opened in the Sohma family's story–and the rumors are true! Kyo has indeed met Kyoko in the past...and when he did, she told him the story of how she met Tohru's father, which he ... (Goodreads)

  18. Carry On

    by Rainbow Rowell
    Follows two boys on their journey of magical self-discovery as they battle evil forces.

    Simon Snow is an 18 year old orphaned magician returning to Watford School of Magicks for his eighth and final year. Raised among the "Normals" (humans without magical powers) Simon was discovered as ... (Wikipedia)

  19. The Book Club

    by Mary Alice Monroe
    Five women form a book club and navigate life's challenges together, finding solace and strength in their friendships and shared love of literature.

    The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe released on Apr 24, 2003 is available now for purchase. ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Friday Night Knitting Club

    by Kate Jacobs
    A group of women come together to support one another and find strength in friendship.

    Once a week, an eclectic group of women comes together at a New York City yarn shop to work on their latest projects - and share the stories of their lives... At the center of Walker and Daughter is ... (Goodreads)

  21. Sisterhood Everlasting

    by Ann Brashares
    A tale of friendship, as five childhood friends reunite and reflect on the past.

    Ten years following the last sisterhood book, Tibby has moved to Australia with Brian and now has almost no contact with the three other girls. Soon after moving to Australia, Tibby learns that she ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Trans-Sister Radio

    by Chris Bohjalian
    A professor undergoes gender reassignment surgery, causing upheaval in her small town. Told from multiple perspectives.

    With Trans-Sister Radio , Chris Bohjalian, author of the bestseller Midwives , again confronts his very human characters with issues larger than themselves, here tackling the explosive issue of ... (Goodreads)

  23. 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)

  24. 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)

  25. Rainbow Boys

    by Alex Sanchez
    Three high-school seniors learn to accept themselves and each other as they come to terms with their sexuality.

    The story follows the overlapping lives of three high school seniors, with the chapters alternating between their different points of view. Jason Carrillo, the popular jock, finds himself questioning ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

    by Audre Lorde
    Collection of essays and speeches exploring issues of race, gender, sexuality, and liberation.

    A collection of fifteen essays written between 1976 and 1984 gives clear voice to Audre Lorde's literary and philosophical personae. These essays explore and illuminate the roots of Lorde's ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

    by Pema Chödrön
    A guide to overcoming fear and embracing life, through spiritual practice and self-reflection.

    Lifelong guidance for learning to change the way we relate to the scary and difficult moments of our lives, showing us how we can use all of our difficulties and fears as a way to soften our hearts ... (Barnes & Noble)

  28. The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- To Four-Year-Old

    by Harvey Karp
    A guide for parents to understand and communicate with their toddlers effectively, reducing tantrums and promoting positive behavior.

    Toddlers can drive you adorable and fun one stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of "nos" and "don'ts" ... (Goodreads)

  29. No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame

    by Janet Lansbury
    A guide to respectful and effective toddler discipline, emphasizing communication and understanding rather than punishment and shame.

    Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. 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)

  31. Dibs in Search of Self

    by Virginia M. Axline
    An exploration of the inner world of a troubled child, seeking self-worth and acceptance.

    The portrait of a little boy achieving, under therapy, a successful struggle for identity. ... (Goodreads)

  32. Waiting to Exhale

    by Terry McMillan
    Four African American women navigate the complexities of life and relationships.

    The story of friendship between four African American women who lean on each other while "waiting to exhale": waiting for that man who will take their breath away. ... (Goodreads)

  33. Chicken Soup for the Soul

    by Jack Canfield
    Uplifting stories that inspire and motivate readers to live better lives.

    Two of America's best-loved inspirational speakers share the very best of their collected stories and favorite tales that have touched the hearts of people everywhere. Canfield and Hansen bring you ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Sisterhood

    by Helen Bryan
    A historical fiction novel about a group of nuns who protect a Jewish baby during the Spanish Inquisition.

    Reeling from a broken engagement, adopted nineteen-year-old Menina Walker flees to Spain to bury her misery by writing her overdue college thesis—and soon finds herself on an unexpected journey into ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.

    by Augusten Burroughs
    A humorous yet thoughtful collection of personal stories and advice on dealing with life challenges.

    If you're fat and fail every diet, if you're thin but can't get thin enough, if you lose your job, if your child dies, if you are diagnosed with cancer, if you always end up with exactly the wrong ... (Goodreads)

  36. 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)

  37. How Full Is Your Bucket?

    by Tom Rath
    A simple yet powerful book that teaches us how to improve our relationships and increase our happiness by filling the emotional buckets of others.

    An illustrated adaptation of the long-running bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? (more than 400,000 copies sold) for kids — told through the story of a boy who learns a valuable “bucket filling” ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

    by Jessica Joelle Alexander
    A guide to Danish parenting, emphasizing empathy, play, and togetherness. Learn how to raise happy, confident, and resilient children.

    International bestseller,As seen in, The Wall Street Journal,—from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest ... (Barnes & Noble)

  39. First Day Jitters

    by Julie Danneberg
    A new teacher is nervous about her first day of school, but it turns out she's not the only one feeling jittery.

    Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know ... (Goodreads)

  40. Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food

    by Gill Rapley
    A guide to introducing solid foods to babies, allowing them to self-feed and develop a healthy relationship with food.

    The fully updated and revised edition of Baby-led Weaning is a practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater. It shows ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Foxhole Court

    by Nora Sakavic
    Neil Josten, a talented ex-gang member, joins a college's dysfunctional and dangerous Exy team to escape his past.

    Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He's short, he's fast, he's got a ton of potential—and he's the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  42. Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years

    by Jim Fay
    A guide for parents to raise well-behaved children using love and logic techniques from birth to six years old.

    Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years Let Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D., help you start your child off on the right foot. The tools in Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood will give you ... (Goodreads)

  43. 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)

  44. 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)

  45. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

    by Meg Meeker
    A guide for fathers to raise confident, empowered daughters by understanding their unique needs and challenges.

    The most important person in a young girl’s life? Her father. That’s right—and teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker has the data and clinical experience to prove it. After more than twenty years of ... (Goodreads)

  46. The Wednesday Sisters

    by Meg Waite Clayton
    Five women form a writing group in the 1960s and navigate the challenges of marriage, motherhood, and pursuing their dreams.

    When five young mothers—Frankie, Linda, Kath, Ally, and Brett—first meet in a neighborhood park in the late 1960s, their conversations center on marriage, raising children, and a shared love of ... (Goodreads)

  47. This Is How It Always Is

    by Laurie Frankel
    A family's journey of acceptance and love, as they navigate their child's gender identity.

    New York Times, Bestseller The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick ,“Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

    by Kim John Payne
    A guide to parenting with less stress and fewer material possessions, while creating more meaningful relationships with children.

    Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. As the pace of life accelerates to hyperspeed–with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little ... (Goodreads)

  49. Back on Blossom Street

    by Debbie Macomber
    A group of women come together to knit and form friendships while facing life's challenges. Heartwarming and uplifting.

    There's a new shop on Seattle's Blossom Street - a flower shop called Susannah's Garden. The owner, Susannah Nelson, has just hired a young widow named Colette Blake. Susannah and Colette both join ... (Goodreads)

  50. The Name Jar

    by Yangsook Choi
    A young Korean girl moves to America and is embarrassed by her name. She learns to embrace her identity with the help of her classmates.

    The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious ... (Goodreads)

  51. The Yada Yada Prayer Group

    by Neta Jackson
    A diverse group of women come together to form a prayer group, navigating their differences and supporting each other through life's challenges.

    What do an ex-con, a former drug addict, a real estate broker, a college student and a married mother of two have in common? Nothing, or so I thought. Who would have imagined that God would make a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  52. Absolutely Almost

    by Lisa Graff
    A boy struggles with school and fitting in, but finds solace in art and a caring nanny.

    Albie has never been the smartest kid in his class. He has never been the tallest. Or the best at gym. Or the greatest artist. Or the most musical. In fact, Albie has a long list of the things he's ... (Goodreads)

  53. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby

    by Tracy Hogg
    A guide to understanding and communicating with your baby, using a gentle and intuitive approach.

    “TRACY HOGG HAS GIVEN PARENTS A GREAT GIFT–the ability to develop early insight into their child’s temperament.”,–Los Angeles Family, When Tracy Hogg’s Secrets of the Baby Whisperer was first ... (Goodreads)

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