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Reading Recommendations for Parents

  • A Mom’s Guide to School Fundraising  by Sarah Barrett, 2012.  http://momsguidetoschoolfundraising.com/
  • Waiting for “SUPERMAN”:  How We Can Save America’s Failing Public Schools, by Participant Media/edited by Karl Weber, Public Affairs, 2010.  Also, a film documentary by Davis Guggenheim. www.waitingforsuperman.com/
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman, Hachette Book Group, 2009. www.nurtureshock.com/
  • There Are No Shortcuts, by Rafe Esquith, Pantheon Books, 2003. http://www.amazon.com/There-Are-Shortcuts-Rafe-Esquith/dp/1400030838
  • Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire:  The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56, by Rafe Esquith, Penguin Group, 2007. http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Like-Your-Hairs-Fire/dp/0670038156/ref=pd_sim_b_4
  • Lighting Their Fires:  How Parents and Teachers Can Raise Extraordinary Kids in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up Shook-up World, by Rafe Esquith, Penguin Group, 2009. http://www.amazon.com/Lighting-Their-Fires-Extraordinary-Muddled-up/dp/B004LQ0HW0/ref=pd_sim_b_1
  • Coping with Preschool Panic the Los Angeles Guide to Private Preschools, by Psy.D. Michelle Nitka, 2007.  http://www.amazon.com/Coping-Preschool-Angeles-Private-Preschools/dp/0976179105/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1302064762&sr=1-1
  • City Baby L.A., 3rd Edition:  The Ultimate Guide for Los Angeles Parents, from Pregnancy to Preschool, by Linda Friedman Meadow, Lisa Rocchio, Universe Publishing, 2011. http://www.gurumommy.com/city-baby-la-3rd-edition/