Books are a great way for parents to gain information on pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. As a member of West Auckland Parents Centre you have the wonderful opportunity to access quality resources through our free library with a variety of books on a range of topics.

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You can search our catalogue below by author or title. If you wish to see our selection of DVDs, simply type ‘DVD’ in the search box.

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Book title Author
100 Ways to Calm the Crying Pinky McKay
365 Ways to Get Your Child to Sleep Paula Elbirt
A Child is Born Lennart Nilsson
Active Movement: 14 activities guides for under fives SPARC
Antenatal Care Miriam Stoppard
Baby Massage: The Calming Power of Touch Alan Heath
Baby Names for New Zealanders Anne Matthews
Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk Linda Acredolo
The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Rest for the Whole Family William Sears
Baby Steps: A Guide to Your Child’s Social, Physical, Mental and Emotional Development in the First Two Years Claire Kopp
Baby White Noise Sampler CD
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep Gary Ezzo
Becoming the Parent You Want to be Laura Davis
Beyond the Baby Blues Arlene Goss
Birth Miriam Stoppard
Birth Stories Katrina O’Brien
Birthrites Joan Donley
Bottle Babies A Ferguson
Breast is Best Penny Stanway
Breast Bottle Bowl: Fuss-free Recipes and Nutrition for Babies and Young Children Anne Hillis
Breastfeeding Matters Maureen Minchin
Breastfeeding Pure and Simple: Gwen Gotsch
Breech Birth Woman-Wise Maggie Banks
Caesarean Birth: Experience, Practice and History Helen Churchill
Call Me Dad!: A Manual for New Fathers – From Pre-birth to 12 Months Scott Lancaster
Caring For Your Premature Baby Alan Klein
Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul: 101 Stories to Inspire and Warm the Hearts of Soon-to-be Mothers Jack Canfield
Childbirth as it Really is Sandra Grayson
Children Are from Heaven: Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children John Gray
Choosing Waterbirth: Reclaiming the Sacred Power of Birth Lakshmi Bertram
Cooking for Your Baby: Natural Food for Babies and Children Laraine Toms
Dear Parent: Caring for Infants with Respect Magda Gerber
Diary of a Baby: What Your Child Sees, Feels, and Experiences Daniel Stern
Dictionary of First Names Geddes
Down Came the Rain: A Mother’s Story of Postnatal Depression Brooke Shields
Fathers Who Dare Win Ian Grant
Fed Up: Understanding How Food Affects Your Child and What You Can Do About it Sue Dengate
First Foods Miriam Stoppard
Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices Sarah Buckley
Good Food for Kids: Beyond the jam sadwich Anne Hillis
He’ll be Ok: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men Celia Lashlie
Helping Your Baby to Sleep: Why Gentle Techniques Work Best Anni Gethin
How to be a Pregnant Father Peter Mayle
How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen H.Norman Wright
Icebreakers & Warm-Ups Heather Small
Infant Feeding Ministry of Health
Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents Vimala McClure
Joan Donley’s Compendium for a Healthy Pregnancy and … Joan Donley
Kid Wrangling: The Real Guide to Caring for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Kaz Cooke
Kids Food Health: Nutrition and Your Child’s Development: Bk. 1: First Year Patricia McVeagh
Labor Day: Shared Experiences from the Delivery Room Ann-Marie Giglio
Labor Pain: A Natural Approach to Easing Delivery Nicky Wesson
Learning to Talk, Talking to Learn Linda Clark
Love, Laughter and Parenting Steve Biddulph
Mother & Child: The Secret Wisdom of Pregnancy, Birth & Deborah Jackson
Moving to Learn Robyn Crowe
Natural Childhood: A Practical Guide to the First Seven Years John Thompson
Natural Pregnancy: Complementary Therapies Zita West
Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness and Other Pregnancy Problems Denise Tran
Dr. Miriam Stoppard’s New Pregnancy and Birth Book Dr. Miriam Stoppard
Karicare New Zealand Baby and Toddler Recipe Book Margaret Schroder
Newborn Howard Schatz
Of Course I Love You …Now Go to Your Room Diane Levy
Oh Baby: Birth, Babies and Motherhood Uncensored Kathy Fray
Older Mothers Julia Berryman
On Becoming Baby Wise Gary Ezzo
Optimal Foetal Positioning J Sutton
Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Prem Babies Dana Linden
Preparing For Birth: Fathers’ Background Notes for Pre-natal Classes Andrea Robertson
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child John Gottman
Raising and Praising Girls Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different – And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced Men Steve Biddulph
Raising Girls Gisela Preuschoff
Raising Happy Children: What Every Child Needs Their Parents to Know – From 0 to 11 Years Jan Parker
Rediscovering Birth Sheila Kitzinger
Save Our Sleep Tizzie Hall
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your Baby Tracy Hogg
Sit Up and Take Notice! Pauline Scott
Sleep Right, Sleep Tight: A Practical, Proven Guide to Solving Your Baby’s Sleep Problems Tweedle Child and Family Health Service
Sleeping Like a Baby: Simple Sleep Solutions for Infants and Toddlers Pinky McKay
Small Talk: From first gestures to simple sentences Richard Woolfson
So You’re Going to be a Dad Peter Downey
Thanks Not Spanks – Practical Ways You Can Make Child Raising Easier and Parenting More Rewarding Mary Cornford
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Stephen R. Covey
The Alternative Pregnancy Handbook: Complementary Remedies for a Healthy and Stress-free Pregnancy Tanvir Jamil
The Baby Whisperer Answers All Your Questions: Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood Tracy Hogg
The Best Friends’ Guide to… Motherhood Vicki Lovine
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions Penny Simkin
The Cesarean Birth Experience Bonnie Donovan
The Complete Secrets of Happy Children: A Guide for Parents Steve Biddulph
The Expectant Father Armin Brott
The Five Love Languages of Children Gary Chapman
The Good Behaviour Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child from Birth to Age Ten William Sears
Great Australian and New Zealand Book of Baby Names Cecily Dynes
Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful and Cooperative One- to Four-year-old
The Making of Love Steve Biddulph
The Natural Way to Better Birth and Bonding Francesca Naish
The New Virgin book of Baby Names Emily Wood
The New Zealand Pregnancy Book 3rd Ed Sue Pullon
No-cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed, Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems (Pantley) Elizabeth Pantley
No-cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Gentle Ways to Stop Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child’s Sleep – Foreword by Dr. Harvey Karp (Pantley) Elizabeth Pantley
The NZ Pregancy Book Sue Pullon
The Sleep Book: Teaching Your Child (Nine Months Plus) to Sleep Through the Night Kathy Macdonald
The User’s Guide to the New Zealand Pregnancy Nicola Miller-Clendon
The Watties Plunket Guide to Introducing Solids Plunket
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book) La Leche League International
They Look So Lovely When They’re Asleep: Advice and Anecdotes for Practicing Parents Diane Levy
Toddler Taming Christopher Green
Total Health for Children David Elliman
Up the Duff Kaz Cooke
Welcoming Your Second Baby Vicki Lansky
What Do You Really Want for Your Children? Wayne Dyer
What to expect when you are expecting? Arlene Eisenberg
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Heidi Murkoff
What to Expect the First Year Arlene Eisenberg
What to Expect in the Toddler Years Arlene Eisenberg
Which Tests for My Unborn Baby?: Ultrasound and Other Prenatal Tests Lachlan de Crespigny
Why They Cry: Understanding Child Development in the First Year Hetty Van De Rijt
You don’t have to let your baby cry Terry Woodford
You Sexy Mother: a Life-changing Approach to Motherhood Jodie Hedley-Ward
Your Baby and Child Penelope Leach
Trusted Advice Your New Baby Miriam Stoppard
Your Pregnancy Bible Anne Deans
Your Self Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child’s Natural Abilities – From the Very Start Magda Gerber
Active Movement for Under 5′s – DVD (2008, NZ) SPARC
Baby Massage – DVD (2008, AUS) Pinky McKay
Baby Whispering – DVD (2008, NZ) Sharlene Poole
Guide to Baby Feeding 3rd Edition – DVD (2009, NZ) Plunket
Immunise your children – DVD (2008, NZ) Ministry of Health
Sleep Right, Sleep Tight – DVD (2003, AUS) Tweddle Child and Family Health Service
The Dunstan Baby Language – DVD (2009, USA) Dunstan baby
The Happiest Baby on the Block – DVD (2006, USA) Harvey
The Importance of Touch – A Parents Guide to Infant Massage – DVD (AUS) Johnsons baby
The Sleepeasy Solution – DVD (2007, USA) J Spivack, J Waldburger
What Babies Want – DVD (2004, USA) Debby Takikawa
Yoga for Beginners – DVD (2003, AUS) Magna Pacific
The New Pregnancy & Childbirth Sheila Kitzinger