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Welcome to AAP Books!

AAP Books is an easy-to-user reading experience for the content you trust most. Newer books are presented in a web-based full-text format that embeds images, tables, and video directly into the reading experience for easy access on any device. All books feature PDFs by chapter so you can choose the chapter you want to read at-a-glance from the book's Table of Contents page. Browse a free full-text sample chapter here

If you have questions about your AAP Books reading experience, please contact AAP's Support Center.


About AAP Books

Welcome to AAP Books, the home for the American Academy of Pediatrics' award-winning pediatric content, spanning a multitude of topics ranging from high-interest parenting titles to clinical reference, diagnosis, and treatment. AAP Books Collections are offered to institutions as a site license; individuals can purchase single titles at shopAAP.

Hundreds of titles are available, including essential AAP professional manuals, textbooks, and quick reference guides such as Neonatal Resuscitation Program Textbook, Red Book, Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy, Berkowitz’s Pediatrics, and Pediatric Nutrition, and must-have parenting resources including Caring for Your Baby and Young Child and Heading Home With Your Newborn are available for instant access. In addition, new high interest topics such as global child health, adolescent development, sports medicine, pediatric obesity, and more are amply represented in our collections.


  • Responsive design for fast page loading and mobile optimization
  • Connected to individual AAP login and shopAAP for streamlined ordering and access
  • Read online or offline: Browse chapters on the AAP Books site, or download individual chapters for an offline reading experience
  • New split-screen view lets you read the chapter and browse images and tables at the same time


Frequently Asked Questions


Individual Access


How do I purchase and access my eBooks?

AAP Books can be acquired in multiple ways. Individuals can purchase single titles for the life of the edition through shopAAP.

AAP Books are available upon purchase, with no wait time for shipping or processing. AAP Books uses the same AAP account information as other resources, such as shopAAP, Pediatrics, PediaLink, and Pediatric Care Online. If you have difficulty logging in, please clear your browser history and try again by going to the eBook and logging in when prompted. You can retrieve or change your username and password here.

Beginning June 1, 2022, Login Username is the Primary Email associated with your account. Click to learn more.

Individual purchases are life-of-edition and are not automatically replaced with new editions.

Log in to the shopAAP My Digital Library page for a list of the titles on your account, and click the "Open" button to launch a title in your browser. You can also log in at AAP Books and search or browse by title or subject.


Do you provide samples of your AAP Books?

All AAP Books have open content that users can see before purchasing. Click the “Front Matter” PDF button on a book's table of contents for a free preview.


How can I see my past purchases?

If you already have an AAP account, visit and enter your AAP login and password. You will then see your eBooks in your Digital Library.


What if I have an activation code?

If you have an activation code for an eBook or group of eBooks, log in to the shopAAP My Digital Library page and enter your code in the box in the upper right, then return to the site to access.


What are the member benefit titles?

Select titles are available as benefits of membership to AAP or certain member types. For more information, log in to your account or contact us.


What is your return policy?

Due to the nature of the item, eBooks cannot be returned. Once an eBook is purchased, the sale is considered final. If you purchased the eBook in error because you intended to purchase the print version or a different eBook, contact


What is pay per view?

Ebook chapters can be purchased using pay-per-view. To purchase short-term (48-hour) access to a chapter, click the "Buy This Chapter" button and follow the prompts. Note that the AAP Publications site contains both current content and older content that may be of interest for historical purposes only. The Single Activity/Pay-Per-View Access window extends 48 hours from the time of order completion. Before you complete your purchase, please carefully review whether this content will meet your needs. To purchase an ebook in its entirety, please visit Due to the nature of the item, full ebook purchases and and ebook chapter purchases are nonrefundable. .


Institutional Access



AAP Book collections are available for institutions on a tier model.

For more information, visit


Access options

AAP Books supports online access via Internet browser for institutions. AAP Books supports the following authentication models: IP address/range, Athens, referring URL, and username/password. Institutional users can also connect access from outside their institutional network and through the mobile apps by linking their individual AAP ID to their organization's subscription: Access Institutional Resources Remotely.


For pricing and information, complete the Site License Inquiry Form or email | U.S. phone: 1-866-843-2271 (Toll-Free in the U.S. & Canada) | International phone: 630-626-6000.



The institutional administrator can log in at In the Reports section, COUNTER 5 and Other Reports are available. Admins can update the institutional logo, Shared UN/PW, Referring URLs, Shibboleth Info, and Open URLs. Please use IP Registry to update IPs ( Contact us for technical issues through this link:


What are the EZProxy settings for AAP Books?

Find all OCLC EZ Proxy stanzas for AAP Publications here. Please contact us for more details. 


What is an eBook?

An eBook is an electronic version of a book that can be accessed through our web site or mobile app. The AAP Books platform allows users to read on any screen on our responsive site with a current browser and Internet connection.

The AAP Books site is fully searchable. Users can search for terms in a single title, across all AAP Books, or across the entire AAP Publications platform. Users can download PDFs by chapter or print out pages for future reference. In those books with full html display, all of the content is fully searchable and hyperlinks, media files, and other enhancements are accessible by clicking links in the content.

All AAP parenting titles and select professional titles are available for purchase on Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Nook with support for the devices served by those stores.


How do I use AAP Books?

Online: You can read your eBook on any device with a current Internet browser and online access.

Offline: AAP Books free reading apps for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets are available for offline downloads of titles. Chapter PDFs can be downloaded from the AAP Books site for offline reading.


What are the technical requirements?

Online: Current browser and Internet connection on any device.

Offline: Tablet, smartphone, or media player running at least iOS 12 or Android 5.0 and the installed AAP Books Reader app. 


How can I get support?

Questions? Contact us for technical support or for institutional pricing.


How do I receive permission to use the content in a course or publication?

Contact or use the “Get Permissions” link on the eBook detail page if you would like permission to use the content in a course or publication.


How do I publish with the AAP?

To publish with the AAP, you should have a great concept for a clear audience, and the time and focus to be able to write a manuscript and/or manage a group of excellent coeditors/coauthors. To get started, please contact AAP Publications at


AAP Books is fully mobile!

In a browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.)

Simply link to the title, and our responsive reader will adjust to your device.

This is the best option for institutional users with IP-authenticated access, or any user looking for a quick answer. It requires an Internet connection (WiFi or cellular).


In our AAP Books Reader app

This free mobile application allows users to download their AAP Books for offline reading on iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. Requires 19 MB storage plus the size of the downloaded eBooks, and a current version of iOS or Android.


For Amazon Kindle Fire and other Android-based eReaders, make sure to enable “installation of apps from external sources” in your device settings.

The AAP Books Reader app is the best option for frequent access to the same title, and/or when a connection is not available.


How to log in to the app

The AAP Books Reader app is free, but an AAP Login is required to view and download titles. There is no device limit per login.

  • Individuals: Log in to the AAP Books app using your individual AAP Login if you purchased AAP Books title(s) through ShopAAP; you used an activation code for an AAP Book; and/or you have access to select title(s) by virtue of AAP membership.
  • Institutions: If your institution provides Web-based access to AAP Books, you can access these while on-site and connected to the organization's network, or you can access them remotely by following these instructions.


About the AAP

The AAP is a professional membership organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

The AAP is committed to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its publishing program. Editorial boards, author selections, and author transitions (publication succession plans) should be designed to include diverse voices that reflect society as a whole. Editor and author teams are encouraged to actively seek out diverse authors and reviewers at all stages of the editorial process. Publishing staff are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of publication writing, review, and production.


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