Library

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.

To access the library please email librarian@westaucklandparents.org.nz.

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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West Auckland Parents Centre.

Book titleAuthor
100 Ways to Calm the Crying100 Ways to Calm the CryingMcKayPinky
365 Ways to Get Your Child to Sleep365 Ways to Get Your Child to SleepElbirtPaula
A Child is BornA Child is BornNilssonLennart
Active Movement: 14 activities guides for under fivesSPARC
Antenatal CareStoppardMiriam
Baby Massage: The Calming Power of TouchBaby Massage: The Calming Power of TouchHeathAlan
Baby Names for New ZealandersMatthewsAnne
Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can TalkBaby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can TalkAcredoloLinda
The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night's Rest for the Whole FamilyThe Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night's Rest for the Whole FamilySearsWilliam
Baby Steps: A Guide to Your Child's Social, Physical, Mental and Emotional Development in the First Two YearsBaby Steps: A Guide to Your Child's Social, Physical, Mental and Emotional Development in the First Two YearsKoppClaire
Baby White Noise Sampler CD
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime SleepOn Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime SleepEzzoGary
Becoming the Parent You Want to beBecoming the Parent You Want to beDavisLaura
Beyond the Baby BluesGossArlene
BirthStoppardMiriam
Birth StoriesO'BrienKatrina
BirthritesBirthritesDonleyJoan
Bottle BabiesFergusonA
Breast is BestStanwayPenny
Breast is BestStanwayPenny
Breast Bottle Bowl: Fuss-free Recipes and Nutrition for Babies and Young ChildrenBreast Bottle Bowl: Fuss-free Recipes and Nutrition for Babies and Young ChildrenHillisAnne
Breastfeeding MattersMinchinMaureen
Breastfeeding Pure and Simple:Breastfeeding Pure and Simple:GotschGwen
Breech Birth Woman-WiseBanksMaggie
Caesarean Birth: Experience, Practice and HistoryCaesarean Birth: Experience, Practice and HistoryChurchillHelen
Call Me Dad!: A Manual for New Fathers - From Pre-birth to 12 MonthsCall Me Dad!: A Manual for New Fathers - From Pre-birth to 12 MonthsLancasterScott
Caring For Your Premature BabyKleinAlan
Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Inspire and Warm the Hearts of Soon-to-be MothersChicken Soup for the Expectant Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Inspire and Warm the Hearts of Soon-to-be MothersCanfieldJack
Childbirth as it Really isGraysonSandra
Children Are from Heaven: Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate ChildrenChildren Are from Heaven: Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate ChildrenGrayJohn
Choosing Waterbirth: Reclaiming the Sacred Power of BirthChoosing Waterbirth: Reclaiming the Sacred Power of BirthBertramLakshmi
Cooking for Your Baby: Natural Food for Babies and ChildrenCooking for Your Baby: Natural Food for Babies and ChildrenTomsLaraine
Dear Parent: Caring for Infants with RespectDear Parent: Caring for Infants with RespectGerberMagda
Diary of a Baby: What Your Child Sees, Feels, and ExperiencesDiary of a Baby: What Your Child Sees, Feels, and ExperiencesSternDaniel
Dictionary of First NamesGeddes
Down Came the Rain: A Mother's Story of Postnatal DepressionDown Came the Rain: A Mother's Story of Postnatal DepressionShieldsBrooke
Fathers Who Dare WinGrantIan
Fed Up: Understanding How Food Affects Your Child and What You Can Do About itFed Up: Understanding How Food Affects Your Child and What You Can Do About itDengateSue
First FoodsStoppardMiriam
Gentle Birth ChoicesGentle Birth ChoicesHarperBarbara
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting ChoicesGentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting ChoicesBuckleySarah
Good Food for Kids: Beyond the jam sadwichHillisAnne
He'll be Ok: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good MenHe'll be Ok: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good MenLashlieCelia
Helping Your Baby to Sleep: Why Gentle Techniques Work BestHelping Your Baby to Sleep: Why Gentle Techniques Work BestGethinAnni
How to be a Pregnant FatherHow to be a Pregnant FatherMaylePeter
How to Talk So Your Kids Will ListenHow to Talk So Your Kids Will ListenWrightH.Norman
Icebreakers & Warm-UpsSmallHeather
Infant FeedingMinistry of Health
Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving ParentsInfant Massage: A Handbook for Loving ParentsMcClureVimala
Joan Donley's Compendium for a Healthy Pregnancy and …DonleyJoan
Kid Wrangling: The Real Guide to Caring for Babies, Toddlers and PreschoolersKid Wrangling: The Real Guide to Caring for Babies, Toddlers and PreschoolersCookeKaz
Kids Food Health: Nutrition and Your Child's Development: Bk. 1: First YearKids Food Health: Nutrition and Your Child's Development: Bk. 1: First YearMcVeaghPatricia
Labor Day: Shared Experiences from the Delivery RoomLabor Day: Shared Experiences from the Delivery RoomGiglioAnn-Marie
Labor Pain: A Natural Approach to Easing DeliveryLabor Pain: A Natural Approach to Easing DeliveryWessonNicky
Learning to Talk, Talking to LearnClarkLinda
Love, Laughter and ParentingBiddulphSteve
Mother & Child: The Secret Wisdom of Pregnancy, Birth &JacksonDeborah
Moving to LearnMoving to LearnCroweRobyn
Natural Childhood: A Practical Guide to the First Seven YearsNatural Childhood: A Practical Guide to the First Seven YearsThompsonJohn
Natural Pregnancy: Complementary TherapiesWestZita
Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness and Other Pregnancy ProblemsNatural Remedies for Morning Sickness and Other Pregnancy ProblemsDenise TranDenise
Dr. Miriam Stoppard's New Pregnancy and Birth BookDr. Miriam Stoppard's New Pregnancy and Birth BookStoppardDr. Miriam
New Pregnancy and BirthNew Pregnancy and BirthStoppardMiriam
Karicare New Zealand Baby and Toddler Recipe BookKaricare New Zealand Baby and Toddler Recipe BookSchroderMargaret
NewbornSchatzHoward
Of Course I Love You ...Now Go to Your RoomOf Course I Love You ...Now Go to Your RoomLevyDiane
Oh Baby: Birth, Babies and Motherhood UncensoredOh Baby: Birth, Babies and Motherhood UncensoredFrayKathy
Older MothersBerrymanJulia
On Becoming Baby WiseOn Becoming Baby WiseEzzoGary
Optimal Foetal PositioningSuttonJ
Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Prem BabiesLindenDana
Preparing For Birth: Fathers' Background Notes for Pre-natal ClassesRobertsonAndrea
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent ChildRaising an Emotionally Intelligent ChildGottmanJohn
Raising and Praising GirlsRaising and Praising GirlsHartley-BrewerElizabeth
Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different - And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced MenRaising Boys: Why Boys are Different - And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced MenBiddulphSteve
Raising GirlsRaising GirlsPreuschoffGisela
Raising Happy Children: What Every Child Needs Their Parents to Know - From 0 to 11 YearsRaising Happy Children: What Every Child Needs Their Parents to Know - From 0 to 11 YearsParkerJan
Rediscovering BirthRediscovering BirthKitzingerSheila
Save Our SleepSave Our SleepHallTizzie
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your BabySecrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your BabyHoggTracy
Sit Up and Take Notice!ScottPauline
Sleep Right, Sleep Tight: A Practical, Proven Guide to Solving Your Baby's Sleep ProblemsSleep Right, Sleep Tight: A Practical, Proven Guide to Solving Your Baby's Sleep ProblemsTweedle Child and Family Health Service
Sleeping Like a Baby: Simple Sleep Solutions for Infants and ToddlersSleeping Like a Baby: Simple Sleep Solutions for Infants and ToddlersMcKayPinky
Small Talk: From first gestures to simple sentencesWoolfsonRichard
So You're Going to be a DadSo You're Going to be a DadDowneyPeter
Thanks Not Spanks - Practical Ways You Can Make Child Raising Easier and Parenting More RewardingThanks Not Spanks - Practical Ways You Can Make Child Raising Easier and Parenting More RewardingCornfordMary
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective FamiliesThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective FamiliesCoveyStephen R.
The Alternative Pregnancy Handbook: Complementary Remedies for a Healthy and Stress-free PregnancyThe Alternative Pregnancy Handbook: Complementary Remedies for a Healthy and Stress-free PregnancyJamilTanvir
The Baby Whisperer Answers All Your Questions: Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through ToddlerhoodThe Baby Whisperer Answers All Your Questions: Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through ToddlerhoodHoggTracy
The Best Friends' Guide to… MotherhoodLovineVicki
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor CompanionsThe Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor CompanionsSimkinPenny
The Cesarean Birth ExperienceDonovanBonnie
The Complete Secrets of Happy Children: A Guide for ParentsThe Complete Secrets of Happy Children: A Guide for ParentsBiddulphSteve
The Expectant FatherThe Expectant FatherBrottArmin
The Five Love Languages of ChildrenThe Five Love Languages of ChildrenChapmanGary
The Good Behaviour Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child from Birth to Age TenThe Good Behaviour Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child from Birth to Age TenSearsWilliam
Great Australian and New Zealand Book of Baby NamesGreat Australian and New Zealand Book of Baby NamesDynesCecily
Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful and Cooperative One- to Four-year-oldHappiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful and Cooperative One- to Four-year-oldKarpHarvey
The Making of LoveBiddulphSteve
The Natural Way to Better Birth and BondingThe Natural Way to Better Birth and BondingNaishFrancesca
The New Pregnancy & ChildbirthThe New Pregnancy & ChildbirthKitzingerSheila
The New Virgin book of Baby NamesWoodEmily
The New Zealand Pregnancy Book 3rd EdPullonSue
No-cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed, Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems (Pantley)No-cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed, Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems (Pantley)PantleyElizabeth
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)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)PantleyElizabeth
The NZ Pregancy BookPullonSue
The Sleep Book: Teaching Your Child (Nine Months Plus) to Sleep Through the NightThe Sleep Book: Teaching Your Child (Nine Months Plus) to Sleep Through the NightMacdonaldKathy
The User's Guide to the New Zealand PregnancyThe User's Guide to the New Zealand PregnancyMiller-ClendonNicola
The Watties Plunket Guide to Introducing SolidsPlunket
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)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 ParentsThey Look So Lovely When They're Asleep: Advice and Anecdotes for Practicing ParentsLevyDiane
Toddler TamingToddler TamingGreenChristopher
Total Health for ChildrenEllimanDavid
Up the DuffUp the DuffCookeKaz
Welcoming Your Second BabyWelcoming Your Second BabyLanskyVicki
What Do You Really Want for Your Children?What Do You Really Want for Your Children?DyerWayne
What to expect when you are expecting?EisenbergArlene
What to Expect When You're ExpectingWhat to Expect When You're ExpectingMurkoffHeidi
What to Expect the First YearWhat to Expect the First YearEisenbergArlene
What to Expect in the Toddler YearsWhat to Expect in the Toddler YearsEisenbergArlene
Which Tests for My Unborn Baby?: Ultrasound and Other Prenatal TestsWhich Tests for My Unborn Baby?: Ultrasound and Other Prenatal Testsde CrespignyLachlan
Why They Cry: Understanding Child Development in the First YearWhy They Cry: Understanding Child Development in the First YearVan De RijtHetty
You don't have to let your baby cryWoodfordTerry
You Sexy Mother: a Life-changing Approach to MotherhoodYou Sexy Mother: a Life-changing Approach to MotherhoodHedley-WardJodie
Your Baby and ChildYour Baby and ChildLeachPenelope
Trusted Advice Your New BabyTrusted Advice Your New BabyStoppardMiriam
Your Pregnancy BibleYour Pregnancy BibleDeansAnne
Your Self Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities - From the Very StartYour Self Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities - From the Very StartGerberMagda
Active Movement for Under 5′s - DVD (2008, NZ)SPARC
Baby Massage - DVD (2008, AUS)
Pinky McKay's Baby Massage PinkyMcKay
Baby Whispering - DVD (2008, NZ)SharlenePoole
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)The Dunstan Baby LanguageDunstan baby
The Happiest Baby on the Block - DVD (2006, USA)Happiest Baby On the BlockHarveyKarp
The Importance of Touch – A Parents Guide to Infant Massage - DVD (AUS)Johnsons baby
The Sleepeasy Solution - DVD (2007, USA)J SpivackJ Waldburger
What Babies Want - DVD (2004, USA)DebbyTakikawa
Yoga for Beginners - DVD (2003, AUS)Natural Health: Yoga for Absolute BeginnersMagna Pacific


Where available we provided an image of the cover and a link for more information on the book. Please note that occasionally our library holds a different edition.