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Welcome to "The Book Nook." 


Each month this page will be updated with some of our staff's favorite reads, parent picks, and other fun tips, tricks, and fun topics to enhance your reading.

Did you know that Scribbles has parenting resource books you can borrow?  View the available books HERE.

April Staff Picks

This month's staff picks come from Miss Emily - Assistant Director of Child Development.  Miss Emily provides some recommendations for Child Development books.

Staff Pick #1: Siblings Without Rivalry - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Already best-selling authors with How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish turned their minds to the battle of the siblings. Parents themselves, they were determined to figure out how to help their children get along. The result was Siblings Without Rivalry. This wise, groundbreaking book gives parents the practical tools they need to cope with conflict, encourage cooperation, reduce competition, and make it possible for children to experience the joys of their special relationship. With humor and understanding―much gained from raising their own children―Faber and Mazlish explain how and when to intervene in fights, provide suggestions on how to help children channel their hostility into creative outlets, and demonstrate how to treat children unequally and still be fair. Updated to incorporate fresh thoughts after years of conducting workshops for parents and professionals, this edition also includes a new afterword.  Source:

Staff Pick #2: The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears - Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

Whether it’s the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging and maddening for children. And since anxiety has a mind of its own, logic and reassurance often fail, leaving parents increasingly frustrated about how to help. Now Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of Playful Parenting, provides a special set of tools to handle childhood anxiety


"Scribbles in the Margins" - questions to ask your children while they read.

  1. (Before reading) What kind of characters do you think will be in the book?

  2. (While reading) If the main character in that story lived next door, would you be friends?

  3. (After book is finished) Who was your favorite character? Why?

April Reading Tip

Read early in the morning.

Studies show that early in the morning, just after waking, is the time of the day when the prefrontal cortex is most active (a key element to the creative process).  If reading is a task that requires some form of willpower, then doing it early in the morning gives you the best chance of reading more books. Because you’ll be the most creative at this hour, you may also be able to generate more ideas during your reading.


Parent Reading Section: Available Books


We have books available for you to borrow from our Parent Reading Section.  To "check out" a book, please call/email one of our admin staff, and we will send it home with your child.  Books that are currently available:

  • Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky Bailey

  • The Challenging Child by Stanley I. Greenspan

  • The Late Talker: What to do if your child isn't talking yet by Marilyn Agin. Lisa Geng and Malcolm Nicholl

  • The Strong-Willed Child by Dr James Dobson

  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske

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