Book Lending Library

If you are an APVC member in good standing, you have access to our Book Lending Library. Located in Rutland Park, SW, our library boasts over 100 books on every subject under the parenting sun, available for loan for up to one month at a time!

When you arrive, just show your APVC membership card and choose up to 5 books, with a max of 2 on any one subject, at a time.   Please come prepared with the book titles you are interested in, knowing that it is first come, first serve.  We cannot accommodate calling ahead for inventory, nor are we able to place a book on hold - we recommend having a few titles in mind as backup!   Please note: it is not possible for you to go and browse the selection yourself due to the location of the library.  

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Available book titles:



Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy (2 copies) by Mayo Clinic
Natural Pregnancy by Lee Rodwell and Andrea Kon
Nutrition Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Leslie Beck
Pregnancy and Birth - The Best Evidence by Joyce Barrett and Teresa Pitman
Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
The Girlfriends' Guide To Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine
The Pregnancy Bible by Joanne Stone and Keith Eddleman
The Secret Life of the Unborn Child by Thomas Verny and John Kelly
The Whole Pregnancy Handbook by Joel M. Evans, Robin Aronson



Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
Birthing From Within (2 copies) by Pam England, Rob Horowitz
Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
Husband-Coached Childbirth (2 copies) by Robert A. Bradley
Hypnobirthing - A Celebration of Life by Marie F. Mongan
Hypnobirthing - The Mongan Method by Marie F. Mongan
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
Painless Child by Giuditta Tornetta
Reclaiming the Spirituality of Benig Mauger
The Birth Book by William and Martha Sears
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
The Doula Advantage by Rachel Gurevich
The Labor Progress by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta
The Offical Lamaze Guide by Judith Lothian and Charlotte DeVries


Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Breastfeeding, Take Two by Stephanie Casemore
Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Dr. Jack Newmand, Teresa Pitman
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler (LLL) (2 copies) by Norma Jane Bumgarner
The Nursing Mother's Companion, 4th Edition by Kathleen Huggins
The Nursing Mother's Companion, 6th Edition by Kathleen Huggins
The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver by Clair Martin


Infant Massage by Vimala Schneider McClure
Kangaroo Care by Susan M. Ludington-Hoe and Susan K Golant
The Baby Book by William and Martha Sears
The Happiest Baby on the Block (3 copies) by Harvey Karp
The Vital Touch by Sharon Heller
The Wonder Weeks by Hetty Vanderijt, Frans Plooij

Parenting - General

Connected Parenting by Jennifer Kolari
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Natural Parenting by Peter and Fiona Walker
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Laura Markham
Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings by Laura Markham
Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen
Radical Parenting by Brad Blanton
Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice by Sarah Chana Radcliffe
Screamfree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel
Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
The Attachment Parenting Book (2 copies) by William and Martha Sears
The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff
The Gentle Art of Communicating with Kids by Suzette Haden Elgin
The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart by Jan Hunt
The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
Unconditional Parenting by Afie Kohn
Your Baby and Child (2 copies) by Penelope Leach

Parenting - High Needs

Parenting the Fussy Baby and High-Need Child by William and Martha Sears
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

Parenting - Philosophy

Becoming a Father by William Sears
Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger and Raymond Aaron
Real Boys by William Pollack
Reviving Ophelia - Saving The Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Phipher
What Mothers Do - Especially When it Looks Like Nothing by Naomi Stadlen
Why Do I Love These People? by Po Bronson
Why Have Kids by Jessica Valenti
Hold On To Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate


The Baby Sleep Book by William, Robert, James and Martha Sears
The No Cry Sleep Solution (3 copies) by Elizabeth Pantley
The No-Cry Nap Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddler and Preschoolers by Elizabeth Pantley
Three In A Bed by Deborah Jackson

Mental Health

Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism by Katherine Ketcham, William F. Asbury
Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald M. Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan H. Spence, Vanessa Cobham, Heidi Lyneham
It's Not OK to Be a Cannibal: How to Keep Addiction from Eating Your Family Alive by Andrew R. Wainwright, Robert Poznanovich
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety - A Self-Help Guide for Mothers by Pacific Post Partum Support Society
Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook by Davis Eshelman McKay
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
Discipline by Discipline Without Distress by Judy Arnall


It's OK Not to Share by Heather Shumaker
Kids Are Worth It! by Barbara Coloroso
No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame by Janet Landsbury
Nurturing Hopeful Souls by The Hope Foundation of Alberta
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Positive Discipline A-Z by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, and H. Stephen Glenn
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelsen, Cheryl Erwin, and Roslyn Ann Duffy
Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort
The Discipline Book (2 copies) by William and Martha Sears
The Happiest Toddler On the Block by Harvey Karp


Baby-Led Weaning by Gill Rapley, Tracey Murkett
The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook by Gill Rapley, Tracey Murkett
The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution by Elizabeth Pantley


Family Health & Medical Guide by Ira J. Chasnoff, Jeffrey W. Ellis, Zachary S. Fainman
How to Raise A Healthy Child...In Spite of Your Doctor by Robert S. Mendelsohn
Superimmunity For Kids by Leo Galland and Dian Dincin Buchman
The Vaccine Book (2 copies) by Robert Sears


A Quiet Place by Peggy O'Mara
How To Talk So Kids Can Learn by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How to Teach Your Baby To Swim by Douglas Doman
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
Money Smart Mom by Sarah Deveau
The Baby Name Wizard by Laura Wattenberg
The Signed English Starter by Harry Bornstein & Karen Sauliner
Water Babies by Francoise Barbira Freedman