The Gallagher Guide to the Baby Years, 2005 Edition: The Real Moms' Survey of Top-Rated Products and Advice (Oct., $14.95), edited by Stephanie Gallagher, is a Zagat-style guide combining advice with product, brand and company ratings. Author publicity.
Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers (Sept., $13.95) by Linda Perlstein focuses on hormone-charged preteens. 5-city author tour.
The Parents' Role in Nurturing the Child's Reading Pilgrimage (Oct., $11.95) by Wood Smethurst urges parents to monitor their children's book choices. Ad/promo.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Ex-Etiquette for Parents: Good Behavior After a Divorce or Separation (Oct., $14.95) by Jann Blackstone-Ford and Sharyl Jupe. The wife and ex-wife of the same man supply advice for step-parents and ex-spouses on raising children.
The Rebel Housewife Rules: To Heck with Domestic Bliss (Sept., $14.95) by Sherri Caldwell and Vicki Todd is a survival guide with attitude.
Scary News: 12 Things You Can Do to Raise Joyful Children When the Headlines Are Full of Fear (Nov., $12.95) by Lorna Ann Knox admonishes parents to teach love, not fear, in today's difficult climate.
DA CAPO LIFELONG
Raising Healthy Eaters (Nov., $TBA) by Henry Joseph Legere III, M.D., offers 100 tips.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
Fearless Pregnancy: Wisdom and Reassurance from a Doctor, a Midwife and a Mom (Nov., $12.95) by Victoria Clayton. The multitasking author imparts reassuring counsel.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
Movie Nights for Kids (Sept., $13.99) by Bob Smithhouser reviews 25 current films and recommends pre- and post-viewing discussion ideas.
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder (Feb., $16.95) by James Lock, M.D., and Daniel le Grange shows how parents can break the pattern.
Listening to Fear: Helping Kids Cope, from Nightmares to the Nightly News (Sept., $14) by Steven Marans discusses how to talk through childhood anxieties.
Mom CEO (Jan., $14.99) by Teresa Bell Kindred teaches how to be a better role model.
Toy Tips: A Parent's Essential Guide from America's Leading Toy Expert (Sept., $9.95) by Marianne Szymanski and Ellen Neuborne selects the right toys for the right ages.
KARNAC BOOKS (dist. by Stylus)
Can You Help Me?: A Guide for Parents (Nov., $17.95) by A.H. Brafman reviews what constitutes normal behavior and when help should be sought.
The New Dad's Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers (Feb., $12.95) by Scott Mactavish is a humorous military-style guide from a baby-wrangler. Ad/promo.
Don't Panic! Pregnancy Book: Tips for Moms-to-Be and New Mothers (Feb., $9.95) by Judy Morris with Beth Iovinelli offers advice from a labor nurse and a lactation consultant.
Why Boys Don't Talk—And Why It Matters: A Parent's Survival Guide to Connecting with Your Teen and
Why Girls Talk—And What They're Really Saying... (Jan., $14.95 each) by Susan Morris Shaffer and Linda Perlman Gordon impart techniques for improving communication.
Getting Organized for Your New Baby (Sept., $10) by Maureen Bard and Christine Zuchora-Walske provides a checklist and a planner.
Mom, Dad... I'm Pregnant (Oct., $13.99) by Jayne E. Schooler helps a family to make wise decisions when an unwed child announces an unplanned pregnancy.
NEW HORIZON PRESS
What's a Parent to Do?: Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol (Sept., $14.95) by Henry David Abraham, M.D., discusses everything from prevention to treatment.
How to Handle School Snafus (Nov., $14.95 paper) by Carmella Van Vleet guides parents through elementary school dilemmas.
The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading (Oct., $29.95) by Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington teaches phonics. 5-city author tour.
100 Things I Wish I Knew in My Baby's First Year: Keys to Making Parenting Easier and Baby Happier (Sept., $12.95) by Randy Dean and Lorri Gorno tells new parents what to expect of their newborn.
The Perfect Parents Handbook (Sept., $14.95) by Jennifer Conlin is an illustrated, tongue-in-cheek guide for the contemporary bourgeois breeder.
Safe Baby (Nov., $14.95) by Debra Smiley Holtzman furnishes in-the-home child-proofing hints.
Everyday Parents Raising Great Kids (Sept., $15.95) by James D. MacArthur advocates creating a functional family through deliberate actions, not quick fixes.
Moonslivers: Capture Your Child's World as They Grow (Oct., $12.95) by Kathy O'Dell suggests ways to record a child's emotional and intellectual development. 25,000 first printing.
Birth and Breastfeeding: Rediscovering the Needs of Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth (Sept., $16.95) by Michel Odent encourages recognition of a woman's need for privacy and security during childbirth.
Daddy Smarts 2: The First Two Years (Dec., $14.95) by Bradley G. Richardson reminds that having the baby is only the beginning, not the culmination, of the adventure.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Keeping Katherine: A Mother's Journey to Acceptance (Dec., $13) by Susan Zimmermann deals with the author's struggle when her young daughter developed Rett syndrome. Advertising.
Three Virtues of Parenting (Dec., $12.95) by Shirley Yuen believes that Confucian philosophy can sustain parent/child relationships.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
I'm the Teacher, You're the Student: A Semester in the University Classroom (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $59.95) by Patrick Allitt is written by a professor to calm parents whose children are college-bound.
Why Christian Kids Rebel: Trading Heartache for Hope (Oct., $14.99) by Tim Kimmel is for parents who are struggling in their spiritual efforts for their children.
The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child (Sept., $14) by John Mighton. The founder of JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) believes that anyone can learn math or teach it.
Kid CEO: How to Keep Your Children from Running Your Life (Sept., $13.99) by Ed Young. A Texas pastor proposes applying a biblical model to family dynamics. Advertising.
ZEPHYR PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Strategies for Great Teaching: Maximize Learning Moments (Oct., $24.95) by Mark Reardon and Seth Derner explains how students can strengthen recall and understanding.