Top Reads for the Summer

Summer is here! Are you searching for that perfect summer read to enjoy in the sunshine? Search no more! The FCO Library has got you covered! With many new recently published titles now available, the FCO Library will keep you both entertained and informed all summer long.

Summer Reads at the FCO Library

Visit us today and choose from numerous riveting titles such as:

Breaking the Good Mom Myth by Alyson Schafer

A highly rated motherhood book on goodreads, Schafer provides empowerment to mothers by addressing the many common myths of motherhood and steering mothers away from creating their own good mother myths.

Honey, I Wrecked the Kids by Alyson Schafer

An international bestseller with a 4 star rating on goodreads, Honey, I Wrecked the Kids will be sure to keep you entertained. Packed with humour and firsthand examples, this new book explains the pitfalls of trying to discipline your kids with traditional parenting practices and introduces a new model for correcting misbehaviour.

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales

A 2016 New York Times Bestseller, American Girls explores today’s social media driven world and the harsh reality of how it affects the lives of young teenage girls.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

A bestselling classic and rated as the #1 parenting book on goodreads, this title teaches parents how to communicate effectively with their children. Faber and Mazlish provide advice and tips on how to solve common communication problems and build strong relationships with your children.

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide by Scott Behson

Rated 4 stars on goodreads, Behson provides expectant fathers with the guidance and advice they need to maintain success in their career while devoting themselves to their family.

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

Part of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages collection, The 5 Love Languages of Children helps parents discover their child’s love language and how they can speak to it.   

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

One of the top ten parenting books on goodreads, Siblings Without Rivalry is the ultimate rescue guide for parents who can’t get their children to stop battling and teasing each other. Faber and Mazlish provide guidance on getting your children to cooperate with one another.

Strengths Based Parenting: Developing Your Children’s Innate Talents by Mary Reckmeyer and Jennifer Robinson

Recently featured in an article by Parents magazine, Strengths Based Parenting aids parents in discovering their children’s natural strengths or talents so that they can help nurture these talents. Reckmeyer and Robinson also guide parents in identifying their own strengths and how these strengths can be applied in successful parenting.    

Secrets of the Nanny Whisperer by Tammy Gold

A popular motherhood book on goodreads, Secrets of the Nanny Whisperer guides new parents in finding and training the right nanny or babysitter for their children and family. Gold includes practical advice on interviews, reference checks, work agreements, and much more!

Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte

Rated 4 stars on goodreads, Schulte writes about how modern life has us believing that leisure is simply a thing of the past. Humorous and filled with personal anecdotes, Schulte’s book provides hope and advice on how to reincorporate leisure into our lives.

The MomShift by Reva Seth

Featured in an article by The Globe and Mail, The MomShift is an empowering read for mothers, as Seth demonstrates that motherhood does not hurt women’s careers but rather can help them attain even greater career success.

To browse all of the titles in our collection and for more information about the Family Care Office Library in general, please access our LibGuide by visiting www.familycare.utoronto.ca/library/   

Written by FCO Library Communications Coordinator, Alicja Adamczyk.


Alicja Adamczyk

Alicja is in her first year of graduate studies in Library and Information Science. She recently graduated from UofT with a Bsc in Pharmacology and Biology.


Elizabeth O'Brien

Can I borrow: Strengths Based Parenting: Developing Your Children’s Innate Talents

Kohen McBride

Hi Elizabeth, you are more than welcome to borrow the book! We’ve sent you an email with information on how to proceed.


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