Working Parents: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • A Chair For My Mother; by Vera Williams; William Morrow, 1993
  • A.J.'S Mom Gets a New Job: Adjusting to a Two-Career Family; by Lawrence Balter, Roz Schanzer (illustrator); Barron's, 1990
  • Mama's Coming Home; by Kate Banks; Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003
  • The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job; by Stan Berenstain; Econo Clad Books, 1999
  • When Mama Gets Home; by Marisabina Russo; Greenwillow, 1998

Ages 7 to 10

  • If You Were A Writer; by Joan Lowery Nixon; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Mama's Birthday Surprise; by Elizabeth Spurr, Felipe Davalos (illustrator); Hyperion Books for Children, 1996
  • My Mom's A Vet; by Henry Horenstein; Demco Media, 1996
  • My Working Mom; by Peter Glassman, Tedd Arnold (illustrator); Morrow Junior Books, 1994
  • Ramona and Her Mother; by Beverly Cleary; Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Young Adult

  • Misty and Me; by Barbara Girion; Econo Clad Books, 1999

Books for Adults

  • Food Fights and Bedtime Battles: A Working Parents Guide to Negotiating Dialy Power Struggles; Berkeley Publ Group, 2001
  • Parent's Guide to Business Travel: Practical Advice and Wisdom for When You Have to Be Away; by Charlie Hudson; Capital Books, 2003
  • Positive Discipline for Working Parents: Raising Responsible, Respectful and Resourceful Children When You Work Outside the Home; by Jane Nelsen; Rima Publishing, 2003
  • The Working Mother Book of Time: How to Take It, Make It, Save It, and Savor It; by Working Mother Magazine; St. Martin's Griffin, 2000
  • What Happy Working Mothers Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy and Happy Work/Life Balance; by Cathy Greenberg; Wiley, 2009
  • Working Fathers: New Strategies for Balancing Work and Family; by James A. Levine and Todd L. Pittinsky; Harvest Books, 1998
Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
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Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
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