Recommended Reading

Our recommended reading list includes resources and books that support natural parenting and living and written by experts including Dr. Sears, Dr. McKenna, Alfie Kohn and more.

Parenting Books

  • What Your Pediatrician Doesn't Know Can Hurt Your Child, Susan Markel, M.D.
  • The Premature Baby Book, William Sears, M.D.
  • The Attachment Parenting Book, William Sears, M.D.
  • The Vaccine Book by Dr. Bob Sears, M.D.
  • Attached at the Heart, Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker
  • Playful Parenting, Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph. D.
  • Unconditional Parenting, Alfie Kohn
  • Nonviolent Communication, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations, Stephanie Cave M.D.
  • The Baby Book, William Sears, M.D.
  • The Discipline Book, William Sears, M.D.
  • Siblings Without Rivalry, Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • The Portable Pediatrician,  Willam Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN, Robert Sears, MD
  • Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham
  • Beyond the Sling by Mayim Bialik
  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, Dr. Laura Markham
  • Positive Discipline, Jane Nelsen
  • Colic and Babies ~ Article by Dr Laura Markham

Children and Sleep

Breastfeeding Books

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book), La Leche League
  • The Breastfeeding Book, Martha Sears, L.C.
  • Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding, Ina May Gaskin
  • Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond, Hilary Flower
  • Breastfeeding Made Simple by by Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC and Jack Newman MD
  • Article - A Natural Age of Weaning

Birthing Books

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way: Revised Edition, Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg
  • Birthing from Within by Pam England

Natural Living Books

  • Better Basics for the Home, Annie Berthold-Bond
  • The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning, Karyn Siegel-Maier
  • Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self, Stephanie Tourles
  • The Creative Family, Amanda Blake Soule
  • Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures, Amanda Blake Soule
  • Seven Times the Sun: Guiding Your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day, Shea Darian
  • Festivals Family and Food, Diana Carey
  • Aromatherapy and Massage for Mother and Baby by Allison England
  • Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar 
  • Healing Wise by Susun Weed 
  • The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra 
  • Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar 
  • The Little Herb Encyclopedia by Jack Ritchason


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