SSS parents are welcome to borrow books to help you in your roles as parents and teachers. Please send SSS an email with the books you would like to borrow. If you are contacting the librarian about borrowing other books from the CAJ library and/or SSS book packs, please indicate which books are from the SSS Parent bookshelf. Thank you!

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Careers and College

College-Prep Homeschooling–Your Complete Guide to Homeschooling through High School by David and Chandra Byers
College Majors and Careers by Paul Phifer
Debt Free College by Lynn Lusby Pratt
Finding the Career That Fits You by Larry Burkett and Lee Ellis
Homeschoolers’ College Admissions by Cafi Cohen
Introduction to Type by Isabel Briggs Myers
Introduction to Types and Careers by Allen L. Hammer
Setting the Records Straight

Devotionals & Bibles for Kids

101 Questions Children Ask About God
by David R. Veerman et al.
The Big 10 for Little Saints
by Matt and Lisa Jacobson
The Early Reader’s Big Book of Bible Learning by V. Gilbert Beers
His Little Princess: Treasured Letters from Your King by Sheri Rose Shepherd
Someone Awesome by Larry Libby
VeggieTales—Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devon for Girls
VeggieTales—Growing with God: 365 Daily Devon for Girls
What Is God Like? by Kathleen Long Bostrom
What Would Jesus Do? (for Kidz) by Mack Thomas

Getting to Know God Pack
God Sees Me all the Time by Denise Vezey
God Is Very Holy
by Denise Vezey
God Always Loves Me
by Denise Vezey
God Cares When I'm Sad
by Denise Vezey
God Answers My Prayers
by Denise Vezey


100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy
The Educated Child
by William J. Bennett
Education: Does God have an opinion? by Israel Wayne
Help for the Harried Homeschooler by Christine M. Field
Homeschool Basics: How to Get Started, Keep Motivated, and Bring Out the Best in Your Kids by Tricia Goyer & Kristi Clover
Homeschool Bravely: How to squash doubt, trust God, and teach your chid with confidence by Jamie Erickson
The Homeschool Experiment (a novel) by Charity Hawkins
Homeschooling the Early Years by Linda Dobson
The Homeschooler’s Guide to Portfolios and Transcripts by Loretta Heuer, M.Ed.
Life Skills for Kids by Christine M. Field
Managers of Their Homes by Steven & Teri Maxwell
A Mom Just Like You by Vickie and Jayme Farris
The Organized Home Schooler by Vicki Caruana
Reading Magic by Mem Fox
Simplify Your Homeschool Day by Tamara L. Chilver
So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling–Fifteen families show how you can do it! by Lisa Whelchel
Teaching Your Child Concentration by Lee Hausner and Jeremy Schlosberg
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas (for kids ages 3-12) by Linda Dobson
The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell
Unlocking Your Child’s Learning Potential by Cheri Fuller
The Well-Adjusted Child—The social benefits of homeschooling by Rachel Gathercole

Learning Styles:
The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles by Carol Barnier
Discover Your Child’s Learning Style by Mariaemma Willis & Victoria Kindle Hodson
Every Child Can Succeed by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
Learning Styles by Marlene D. LeFever
The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias


  • Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray
  • Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child by Beth O’Mally
    • Parent’s Perspective on Cross-Cultural Adoption by Janet Blomberg
    • Talking with Young Children about Adoption by Mary Watkins and Susan Fisher
    • Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis

    • Adult Children:
  • Parenting 20-Something Kids–Recognizing your role as they find their way by Martha Pope Gorris
  • Parenting Your Adult Child–How you can help them achieve their full potential by Ross Campbell and Gary Chapman

    • Bilingualism:
    • 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child by Naomi Steiner, M.D.
    • Be Bilingual: Practical Ideas for Multilingual Families by Annika Bourgogne
    • Bringing up a Bilingual Child by Rita Rosenback
    • Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability by Adam Beck
    • Raising a Bilingual Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Barbara Zurer
    Challenging Children:
    • Aaron’s Way (the journey of a strong-willed child) by Kendra Smiley
    • Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman
  • The Explosive Child–A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children by Ross Greene
    • The New Strong-Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson
  • Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer?-Understanding the crucial differences between a strong-willed child and a creative-senstivie child by Spears and Braund
    • You Can’t Make Me by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

    • Discipline:
  • Creative Correction–Extraordinary ideas for everyday discipline by Lisa Whelchel

  • Child-rearing:

    • 5 Needs Your Child Must Have Met at Home by Ron Hutchcraft
    • Boundaries with Kids by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
  • Cleaning House–A Mom’s 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement by Kay Wills Wyma
  • Culture-Proof Kids–Building Character in Your Children by Jeannie St. John Taylor
    • How To Really Love Your Child by Ross Campbell, M.D.
  • The "Me, Me, Me” Epidemic–A step-by-step guide to raising capable, grateful kids in an over-entitled world by Amy McCready
    • Nurture Shock by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
  • Parenting is Heart Work by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
    • Parents, Kids & Sports by Bernie Schock
    • The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapmen & Ross Champbell, M.D.
    • How to Keep Your Kids on Your Team by Charles Stanley
    • Raising Resilient Children by Robert Boorks, Ph.D. and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
    • Revolutionary Parenting by George Barna
    • Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes…in you and your kids! by ScottTuransky and Joanne Miller
    • Solid Answers by Dr. James Dobson
  • Why Gender Matters–What parents and teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences by Leonard Sax
  • You Can Raise Courageous and Confident Kids–Preparing your children for the world they live in by Mary DeMuth
    • You Can Raise a Well-Mannered Children by June Hines Moore

    Emotional Health:
    • Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades by Michelle Anthony M.A, Ph.D and Reyna Lindert, Ph.D
    • The New Hide or Seek: Building Self-Esteem in Your Child by Dr. James Dobson
    • Stress and Your Child by Dr. Archibald D. Hart
    • What To Do….When Kids are Mean to Your Child by Elin McCoy

    Health & Nutrition:

    • Keep Kids Safe by Aid Association for Lutherans
    • Teen Health by Paul C Reisser, M.D.

    • Guilt-Free Motherhood by Dr. Junianna Slattery
  • The Ministry of Motherhood–Following Christ’s example in reaching the hearts of our children by Sally Clarkson
  • The Mission of Motherhood–Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity by Sally Clarkson

  • Raising Daughters:
    Bringing Up Girls–Practical advice and encouragement for those shaping the next generation of women by Dr. James Dobson
    “Mom, I Hate My Life!”–Becoming your daughter’s ally through the emotional ups and downs of adolescence by Sharon A. Hersh
    • “Mom, I feel fat!” by Sharon A Hersh
    • Wild Child Waiting Mom (Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache) by Karilee Hayden, Wendi Hayden English

    Raising Sons
    • Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson
    • Created for Work: Practical Insights for Young Men by Bob Schultz
    • Teenage Boys! by Bill Beasay

    Raising Teenagers:
    Adolescence Isn’t Terminal…It Just Feels That Way–Practical wisdom that will give parents solid help for chaotic years by Dr. Kevin Leman
    • And Then I Had Teenagers by Susan Alexander Yates
    • Eight Things Not to Say to Your Teen by William L. Coleman
    How to Really Love Your Teen by Ross Campbell
    • The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman
    • Give Them Wings by Carol Kuykendall

    Spiritual Mentorship:
    • 1001 Ways to Help Your Child Walk with God by Kathie Reimer
    • 1001 Ways to Introduce Your Child to God by Kathie Reimer
    • Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture by Mary E. DeMuth
    Celebrations of Faith by Randy and Lisa Wilson  Family experiences to celebrate faith and living
    • Faith Begins at Home: The Family Makeover with Christ at the Center by Mark Holmen
    Generation to Generation-Practical and creative ideas for raising kids to know and love God by Wayne Rice
    • How to Lead a Child to Christ by Daniel H. Smith
    • Keeping Your Teen in Touch with God by Dr. Robert Laurent
    Raising Lambs Among Wolves–How to protect your children from evil by Mark Bubeck
    • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
    • Spiritual Growth of Children by John Trent, Ph.D., Rick Osborne, Kurt Bruner
    • Spiritual Mentoring of Teens by Joe, Jim Weidmann, General Editors
    • Teaching Kids About God by John Trent, Ph.D., Rick Osborne, Kurt Bruner
    Together Growing Appetites for God by Carrie Ward 

    Teaching Virtues:
    • A Children’s First Book of Virtues by Emily Hunter
    • The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett
    • The Book of Virtues for Young People by William J. Bennett
    • The Children’s Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett
    • The Wisdom of Pixar: An Animated Look at Virtue by Robert Velarde


    • 365 Games Toddlers Play by Sheila Ellison
    • Alphabet Activities by Jill M. Cauldron
    • Creative Family Times: Practical Activities for Building Character in Your Preschooler by Allen & Connie Hadidian
    • Complete Early Childhood Curriculum Resources by Mary A. Sobut & Bonnie Neuman Bogen
    • Growing Up Reading: Learning to Read Through Creative Play by Jill Frankel Hauser
    • Help! For Preschoolers by Constance Carpenter Gagnon
    • The Little Hands Nature Book by Nancy Fusco Castaldo
    • Montessori Play and Learn: A Parent’s Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six by Lesley Britton
    • Parents Are Teachers, Too: Enriching Your Child’s First Six Years by Claudia Jones
    • Shapes, Sizes and Mores Surprises by Mary Tomczyk
    • Sing-Alongs & Fingerplays by Susan Finked and Karen Seberg
    • Sing Along & Learn, Grades Pre K~2 by Ken Sheldon (includes 5 CDs)

    Sensitive Issues

    Combination of Issues
    All Kinds of Fears-A Lift-the-Flap Book by Emma Brownjohn for kids 3 to 5 years old.
    I’m Like You, You’re Like Me–A book about understanding and appreciating each other by Cindy Gainer for kids 5 to 7 years old
    The Little People’s Guide to the Big World by Trevor Romain (Parents and children read this book together to consider topics like the loss of a pet, punishment, loneliness, dangerous things, sportsmanship, saving money, tears, going to the hospital, manners, etc.)
    Love Letters: Responding to Children in Pain
    Tails From the Pantry– 5 Cheesy Stories about Friendship, Bravery, Bullying, and More by Patsy Clairmont for kids 3 to 7 years old

    Stop Picking on Me: A First Look at Bullying (elementary)

    Death & Heaven
    Grandpa & Me: We learn about death (f5-9 years old)
    Heaven is for Real for Kids (elementary)
    Upside-Down Cake (elementary)
    Where is Heaven? (4-12 years old)
    Why is Keiko Sick? (elementary)

    Personal Safety/Sexual Abuse
    Don’t Be Scared to Tell by Kathy Delgado Chatterton (Suitable to read with children 4 to 8 years old)
    It’s Okay to Say Don’t: A Book About Protecting Yourself (4-10 years old)

    Racial Profiling
    So Far from the Sea (elementary)

    Sex Education

    Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality by Dr. Gail Salts
    How Babies are Made (3-10 years old)
    How You are Changing Learning about Sex: A Series for the Christian Family
    (8-11 years old)
    It's So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris
    God’s Design for Sex Series: The Story of Me
    (3-5 years old)
    The New Learning About Sex-How You Are Changing by Jane Graver (8-11 years old)
    The New Learning About Sex-How How to Talk Confidently with Your Child about Sex by Lenore Buth
    Teaching True Love to a Sex-at-13 Generation: The Ultimate Guide for Parents
    Where Do Babies Come From? Learning about Sex: A Series for the Christian Family (6-8 years old)
    Why Boys & Girls Are Different
    (3-5 years old) by Carol Greene
    The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made by Larry Christenson (3-10; side-by-side text for young and older kids)

    Ashley’s Yellow Ribbon (elementary)

    Special Needs / Gifted

    Parenting Children with Special Needs
    The Child with Special Needs–Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth by Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D
    Help! My Child Isn’t Learning by Dr. Grant Martin
    Uncommon Gifts–Transforming Learning Disabilities into Blessing by James S. Evans
    Quirky Kids: Understanding and helping Your Child Who DOesn't Fit In—When to Worry and When Not to Worry by Perri Klass, M.D. and Eileen Costello, M.D. (Autistic Specturm Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Sensory Integration Dysfunction and more)

    Ideas for Dealing with Special Needs
    How the Special Needs Brain Learns
    by David A. Sousa
    The Remarkable Nutritional Treatment for ADHD, Dyslexia & Dyspraxia-The LCP Solution
    by Jacqueline Stordy, Ph.D

    Books by Mel Levine
    (One of America’s top learning experts)
    All Kinds of Minds (for elementary age students to understand learning abilities and learning disorders)
    A Mind at a Time (for parents)
    Guidelines for All Kinds of Minds (a manual for adults to use with children reading All Kinds of Minds)
    Keeping A Head in School (for middle school and high school students to understand learning abilities and learning disorders)

    ADD and ADHD
    The ADD/ADHD Checklist–A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers by Sandra F. Rief
    ADD Quick Tips–Practical Ways to Manage Attention Deficit Disorder Successfully by Carla Crusting and Debra Moore
    All About Attention Deficit Disorder–Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment: Children and Adults by Thomas W. Feline
    Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults–Practical Help and Understanding by Dr. Lynn Weiss
    Driven to Distraction-Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey
    Heads Up Helping–Teaching Tips and Techniques for Working with ADDD, ADHD, and Other Children with Challenges by Melinda L. Boring
    Helping Adolescents with ADHD and Learning Disabilities by Judith Greenbaum and Geraldine Markel
    How to Get Your Child off the Refrigerator and on to Learning by Carol Barnier
    The Parent’s Guide to Attention Deficit Disorders by Stephen B. McCarney and Angela Marie Bauer

    Autism Spectrum
    Asperger's Answer Book: Professional Answers to 275 of the Top Questions Parents Ask by Susan Ashley, PH.D
    Asperger Syndrome & Your Child–A Parent’s Guide
    by Michael D. Powers with Janet Poland
    The Autism Checklist–A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers by Paula Kluth
    Building Bridges through Sensory Integration by Yack, Sutton, and Aquilla
    The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood
    Feelings by Susan Canizares (simple picture book of child demonstrating they are curious, frustrated, sad, etc)
    Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
    The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray

    Dyscalculia by Glynis Hannell
    Overcoming Difficulties with Number
    by Ronit Bird

    The Dyslexia Checklist––A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers by Sandra F. Rife & Judith M. Stern
    How to Reach & Teach Children & Teens with Dyslexia–A Parent and Teacher Guide to Helping Students of All ages Academically, Socially and

    Dyspraxia and DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder
    100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with Dyspraxia and DCD by Amanda Kirby and Lynne Peters
    Understanding Dyspraxia-A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Maureen Boon

    Educating Your Gifted Child by Vicki Caruana
    Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults by James T. Webb, Ph.D. etc

    Childhood Speech, Language & Listening Problems–What Every Parent Should Know by Patricia McAllen Yamaguchi
    Late-Talking Children by Thomas Sowell

    Third Culture Kids

    Fitted Pieces-A Guide for Parents Educating Children Overseas edited by Janet R. Blomberg and David R. Brooks
    The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition by Tina L. Quick
    Growing Up Global–What a TCK’s Life is Like edited by Cindy Loong (stores are primarily by Asian MKs)
    Hidden in My Heart-A TCK’s Journey Through Cultural Transition
    by Taylor Murray
    Homeward Bound–A Spouse’s Guide to Repatriation by Robin Pascoe Helpful book for wives moving back to their passport countries.
    It’s Run to Be an MK and It’s Different! by Bracken and Brooklyn Lovelace
    The Mission of Detective Mike Moving Abroad by Simone T. Costa Eriksson and Ana Serra
    Swirly by Sara Saunders
    Third Culture Kids–Growing Up Among Worlds (3rd edition) by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken