Last Child in the Woods: Why Children Need Nature (May, $23.95) by Richard Louv describes how nature-deficit disorder is creating a distracted, depressed and overweight generation. 35,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.
Unconditional Parenting (Mar., $25) by Alfie Kohn challenges conventional wisdom about raising children. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Dear Dad: Father, Friend, and Hero (May, $9.95) by Bradley Trevor Greive matches animal photographs with humor and heartfelt words. 250,000 first printing.
Hold On to Your Kids: Confronting the Challenge of the Peer Culture (Apr., $23.95) by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté addresses the problem of peers replacing parents as the primary influence on children. 7-city author tour.
Baby-Gami: Baby Wrapping for Beginners (May, $14.95) by Andrea Cornell Sarvady with Fern Drillings combines origami and swaddling.
Why I Need You (Mar., $14.95) by Greg Lang offers 100 reasons why babies need parents to nurture them. 75,000 first printing.
The Worst Baby Name Book Ever (Apr., $12.95) by David Narter lists baby name don'ts.
Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood (May, $19.95) by Jenny McCarthy. The author of Belly Laughs tells everything about the first year with a newborn that polite girlfriends won't. Author tour.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression (Apr., $24.95) by Norman T. Berlinger, M.D. A doctor and parent who saved his own child from depression shares a 10-step program.
College Knowledge: What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready (Apr., $24.95) by David T. Conley covers the knowledge and study skills that college-bound students need.
The Game of School: Why We All Play It, How It Hurts Kids, What It Takes to Change It (Apr., $24.95) by Robert L. Fried focuses on genuine learning.
My Girl: Adventures with a Teen in Training (Apr., $23.95) by Karen Stabiner. A mom debunks the assumption that adolescence is inevitably miserable.
Eat, Play and Be Healthy (Mar., $24.95) by W. Allan Walker, M.D., suggests new ways for kids to eat healthy.
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Help Your Kids Get It Done Right at Home and School: Building Responsibility and Self-Esteem in Children (May, $19.95) by Donna M. Genett provides the secret to helping children fulfill their potential for success and happiness.
Mom, You Make a Difference! (Mar., $14.99), edited by Elisa Morgan, collects e-columns with advice to mothers in the trenches.
100 Promises to My Baby (May, $15.95) by Mallika Chopra aims to impress new parents and parents-to-be with the importance of their sacred responsibilities. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend (Aug., $25) by Richard Lavoie helps parents and instructors of learning-disabled children to teach social competence.
The Goodnight Book (Apr., $16.95), edited by Alice Wong, compiles lullabies, poems and bedtime stories.