• a PDF booklet
This is the latest version of the Neufeld Institute’s list of children’s literature recommendations, updated annually each spring to match-make parents and professionals with outstanding kids’ books. The Neufeld Institute’s list of children’s literature recommendations is updated annually each spring to match-make parents and professionals with outstanding kids’ books. The 66-page booklet includes nearly 350 titles — a mix of picture books, books for the very young, early readers and chapter books, middle-grade books, young-adult books, and books to enjoy as a family.
To make the list manageable and reflect Dr. Neufeld’s attachment-based developmental paradigm, we’ve sorted it by categories such as connections to parents; books about grandparents, extended family, villages of attachment; books that help with the language of feelings; books that inspire or portray play; books about relationships to special teachers; books about or for transplanted children; along with books for special challenges such as death, divorce, allergies, cancer, learning disabilities, moving, and sensitivity/giftedness.