Awesome Parenting Books

Raising Children for a Sustainable Future

The more we learn about issues of climate change, pollution, social justice, environmental protection, health, and security, the more we come to understand that all these topics are truly interconnected. Sustainability is a mindset, and it can (and should) start from the very beginning of life.

From child delivery and nutrition, to emotional development, cultivated empathy, and delight in play, so much of what shapes the world is shaped by our own upbringing, and how we choose to raise our children.

Must-Read Parenting Books

For those of you expecting a child, it must feel like there is a lot information out there! You doubtlessly want to be prepared, but there are so many versions of things from people who we may look up to, or consider experts. From friends and family, to nurses and doctors, we hear advice and recommendations that might come to contradict each other.

All the more reason to read up for yourself! That’s what we did when we were waiting on on our little miracle. We wanted to cut through all the contradictions and prepare as best we could.

This somehow intensified after the birth! Cradling this beautiful, vulnerable, amazing little creature, you naturally want to do what’s best for your baby. In response to all these emotions, questions and concerns, there were stacks of books to go through while the little one was asleep. Listed below are our Top 10 Parenting Books.


We encourage our readers to borrow books when they can, but if you choose to purchase a copy, click the book cover image to order via Amazon, and support this blog in the process. 


One of our absolute favorite parenting books, The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland

1. The Science of Parenting

Written by Margot Sunderland.

La Leche League: Sweet Sleep another important sustainable parenting book.

2. Sweet Sleep

by La Leche League International.

Oneness and Separateness by Louise J. Kaplan.

3. Oneness and Separateness

by Louise Kaplan.

A Baby Wants To Be Carried Book Cover

4. A Baby Wants to Be Carried

by Evelin Kirkilionis.

The Attachment Parenting Book

5. The Attachment Parenting Book

by William Sears

Beyond the Sling Book Cover

6. Beyond the Sling

by Mayim Bialik.

The Whole-Brain Child

7. The Whole-Brain Child

by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

What's Going On In There Book Cover

8. What’s Going On in There

by  Lise Eliot.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition.

9. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

by La Leche League International.

Thirty Million Words: Building A Child's Brain by Dana Suskind.

10. Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain

by Dana Suskind.


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For The Win

Parenting can be both extraordinarily difficult and spectacularly amazing! Sometimes simultaneously.😉 The point being, it can be rough at times, but it’s ultimately so, so worth it! Being a parent really is a gift. But that doesn’t mean you can’t also use all the help you can get. These sweet parenting books have certainly helped. They’ve provided us with insight and guidance. Hopefully they can do the same for you.

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