The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

As part of the AAP mission, the AAP publishes a number of books for parents. All are written in straightforward language and are based on sound medicine and commonsense advice from the nation’s top pediatricians. Having these on your bookshelf is like having a pediatrician on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

  • Baby and Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents’ Top 150 Questions by Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP

  • The CALM Baby Method: Solutions for Fussy Days and Sleepless Nights by Patti Ideran, OTR/L, CEIM, and Mark Fishbein, MD, FAAP

  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 (editor in chief: Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP; associate medical editor: David L. Hill, MD, FAAP)

  • Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality by Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP

  • The New Baby Blueprint: Caring for You and Your Little One by Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP

  • New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding (editor in chief: Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC)

  • Raising Twins: Parenting Multiples From Pregnancy Through the School Years by Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP

  • Retro Baby: Timeless Activities to Boost Development— Without All the Gear by Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L

  • Return to You: A Postpartum Plan for New Moms by Natasha K. Sriraman, MD, MPH, FAAP

  • Understanding the NICU: What Parents of Preemies and Other Hospitalized Newborns Need to Know (editor in chief: Jeanette Zaichkin, RN, MN, NNP-BC; contributing editors: Gary Weiner, MD, FAAP, and Davia Loren, MD, FAAP)

  • The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself by Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP

  • Your Baby’s First Year (editor in chief: Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP)

  • Caring for Your School-Age Child: Ages 5 to 12 (editor in chief: Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP)

  • Congrats—You’re Having a Teen! Strengthen Your Family and Raise a Good Person by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP

  • Parenting Through Puberty: Mood Swings, Acne, and Growing Pains by Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP

  • You-ology: A Puberty Guide for EVERY Body by Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG; Trish Hutchison, MD, FAAP; and Kathryn Lowe, MD, FAAP

  • Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child: An Action Plan for Families by Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP

  • ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know (editors: Mark L. Wolraich, MD, FAAP, and Joseph F. Hagan Jr, MD, FAAP)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Every Parent Needs to Know (editors: Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP, and Paul S. Carbone, MD, FAAP)

  • Building Happier Kids: Stress-busting Tools for Parents by Hansa Bhargava, MD, FAAP

  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, with Martha Jablow

  • Caring for Your Adopted Child: An Essential Guide for Parents by Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH, FAAP, and Robin L. Michaelson

  • Co-parenting Through Separation and Divorce: Putting Your Children First by Jann Blackstone, PsyD, and David L. Hill, MD, FAAP

  • Family Fit Plan: A 30-Day Wellness Transformation by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP

  • Guide to Toilet Training (editor in chief: Mark L. Wolraich, MD, FAAP)

  • High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Kids by Candice W. Jones, MD, FAAP

  • My Child Is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries by Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP

  • The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, and Sally Sampson, founder, ChopChop Kids

  • Protecting Your Child’s Health: Expert Answers to Urgent Environmental Questions (editor in chief: Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD, FAAP; associate editor: Sophie J. Balk, MD, FAAP)

  • Quirky Kids: Understanding and Supporting Your Child With Developmental Differences by Perri Klass, MD, FAAP, and Eileen Costello, MD, FAAP

  • Raising an Organized Child: 5 Steps to Boost Independence, Ease Frustration, and Promote Confidence by Damon Korb, MD, FAAP

  • Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP; Ilana Ginsburg; and Talia Ginsburg

  • Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know (editor in chief: Rachel Y. Moon, MD, FAAP)

  • Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting by Howard J. Bennett, MD, FAAP

Check out a book, if available, from your local library, or purchase your own copy. You can order directly online from the AAP bookstore or place an order with AAP Member and Customer Care.

AAP Member and Customer Care

Hours : 7:30 am–5:00 pm (CST), Monday–Friday

Phone: 888/227-1770 toll-free in the United States and Canada; 630/626-6000 outside the United States and Canada