Parent Resource Library


Did you know that the WOM School Council maintains a Parent Resource Library?

It’s a special section in the W.O. Mitchell school library that has books of interest to parents. Just stop by the library any time during school hours to sign out a title (don’t forget to sign in with the office first!). You’ll need to see the librarian to check out a book.


Reaching All by Creating Tribes Learning Communities by J. Gibbs

School, Family, and Community Partnerships, Your Handbook for Action by J Epstein, M Sanders, B Simon, K Salinas, N Jansorn, F Voorhis


Nelson publishes the set of materials and textbooks used by teachers at W.O. Mitchell to teach math. Here are their resources that are part of the parent lending library.

Brain-compatible Mathematics by Diane Ronis

Extending the Challenge in Mathematics: Developing Mathematical Promise in K-8 Students by Linda Jensen Sheffield

Making Math Meaningful by Marian Small

Making Math Connections by Hope Martin

Math Power, How to Help Your Child Love Math, Even If You Don’t by Patricia Clark Kenschaft

Teaching Essential Mathematics K-8 by Timothy J. McNamara

Teaching Inclusive Mathematics to Special Learners K-6 by Julie A. Sliva


Teachers at W.O. Mitchell use the balanced literacy approach to teach reading skills.

Balanced Literacy Instruction: A Teachers Resource Book by Kathryn H. Au, Jacquelin H. Carroll, and Judith A. Scheu

Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell

Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings by Kathryn H. Au

The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

Word Matters by Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas


About half of W.O. Mitchell’s students are in French Immersion; parents may wish to brush up their own French skills.

The Ultimate French Review and Practice by David Stillman, Ph.D., and Ronni Gordon, Ph.D.

The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice by David Stillman, Ph.D., and Ronni Gordon, Ph.D.


Keeping Kids Fit: A Family Plan for Raising Active, Healthy Children by Len Saunders

The NDD Book: How Nutrition Deficit Disorder Affects Your Child’s Learning, Behavior, and Health, and What You Can Do About It — Without Drugs by William Sears, MD

Secrets Of Feeding a Healthy Family by Ellyn Satter

Sneaky Fitness: Fun, Foolproof Ways to Slip Fitness into Your Child’s Everyday Life by Missy Chase Lapine and Larysa Didio

Whining and Dining: Mealtime Survival for Picky Eaters and the Families Who Love Them by Emma Waverman and Eshun Mott

The Yale Guide to Children’s Nutrition by M. Tamborlane (on order)


The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook by Joan M. Harwell and Rebecca Williams Jackson

Learning Disabilities A to Z: A Parent’s Complete Guide by Corinne Smith, Ph.D., and Lisa Strick

Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach by Vincent J. Monastra, Ph.D.

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals by Maggie Mamen


The Telling Bee: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy

Elephant in My Room: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy

Stretch: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy

Crustback and the Wormhole: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy

The Angry Lizard: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy

The Butterfly Blanket: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy

The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland

Stress Relief For Kids by Martha Belknap

Overcoming School Anxiety: How to Help Your Child Deal With Separation, Tests, Homework, Bullies, Math Phobia, and other worries by Diane Peters Mayer

Getting Out Of A Stress Mess!: A Guide For Kids by Michaelene Mundy and R.W. Alley

Help For Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear by Cynthia G. Last

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews

Little Kids, Big Worries: Stress-Busting Tips for Early Childhood Classrooms by Alice Sterling Honig

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar E. Chansky

Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility, and Happiness by Tamar E. Chansky

Keys to Parenting your Anxious Child by K. Mannassis

Self-Esteem For A Lifetime: Raising A Successful Child From The Inside Out by Dr. Ingrid Schweiger


How To Stop Bullying And Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons And Activities That Teach by Steve Breakstone and Michael Dreiblatt

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, And Creating A Life Worth Living by Dan Savage and Terry Miller

Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-proof Girls in the Early Grades by Michelle Anthony M.A. Ph.D. and Reyna Lindert Ph.D.

The Brat Stops Here, 5 Weeks (or less) To No More Tantrums, Arguing or Bad Behavior by Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, Psy.D.

Bringing Up Boys, Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men by Dr. James Dobson

The Bully, The Bullied, and the Bystander, From Pre-school to High School – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence by Barbara Colorosso

Bullyproof Your Child For Life by Joel Haber, Ph.D.

Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasaga, Ph.D., and Charisse Nixon, Ph.D.

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosaline Wiseman


How to Help Your Child with Homework: Every Caring Parent’s Guide to Encouraging Good Study Habits by Radenchich and Schummm

The Minds of Boys, Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life by Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens

Same Homework – New Plan, How to Help Your Disorganized Kid Sit Down and Get it Done by Sally G. Hoyle, Ph D


Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate

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

The Pampered Child Syndrome by Maggie Mamen

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Audio Tape) by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Book) by Stephen R. Covey

Transforming The Difficult Child: The Nutured Heart Approach by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley


Collaborative problem solving by Dr. Ross Greene

Winning at Parenting…without beating your kids by Barbara Coloroso

Hold on to your kids by Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Look what you done! stories of hope and resilience, by Dr. Robert Brooks

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