Skip to Content

Textbooks by Subject

Child Development Textbooks

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 15 new and published textbooks in the subject of Child Development — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For textbooks that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming textbooks.

New and Published Textbooks

  1. The Feeling Child

    Laying the foundations of confidence and resilience

    By Maria Robinson

    Series: Foundations of Child Development

    What impact does children’s emotional development and well-being have on their capacity to learn? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Feeling Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s emotional and...

    Published January 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Mary Sheridan's From Birth to Five Years: Children's Developmental Progress

    4th Edition

    By Ajay Sharma, Helen Cockerill

    From Birth to Five Years, based on the pioneering work of Mary Sheridan, is widely regarded as the go-to reference for health, education and social care professionals, or anyone concerned with the developmental progress of pre-school children. In this new fourth edition, the text has been developed...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Growing Child

    Laying the foundations of active learning and physical health

    By Clair Stevens

    Series: Foundations of Child Development

    How do children’s early physical experiences influence their future health and well-being? What are the future consequences of a sedentary childhood on life chances and health? What importance do we place in the UK on sleep, fresh air, good nutrition and movement? The Growing Child thoughtfully...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Thinking Child

    Laying the foundations of understanding and competence

    By Pamela May

    Series: Foundations of Child Development

    What characteristics do children need to become motivated to learn? How do children’s experiences and relationships affect their cognitive development? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Thinking Child thoughtfully discusses...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Social Child

    Laying the foundations of relationships and language

    By Toni Buchan

    Series: Foundations of Child Development

    What helps babies and young children develop proficient social skills? How do children's early relationships and social interactions influence their future emotional resilience and wellbeing? The Social Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s social development alongside...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Fundamentals of Developmental Psychology

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Mitchell, Fenja Ziegler

    This new edition of the highly successful Fundamentals of Development: The Psychology of Childhood has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the exciting new findings in the thriving area of developmental psychology. The book addresses a number of fascinating questions including: Are...

    Published October 26th 2012 by Psychology Press

  7. From Birth to Sixteen

    Children's Health, Social, Emotional and Linguistic Development

    By Helen Cowie

    From Birth to Sixteen outlines children’s physical, social, emotional, and language development from infancy through to adolescence. In both its practical application of research and its contribution to the assessment of child development, this text provides essential reading for those studying...

    Published February 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Evolutionary Playwork

    2nd Edition

    By Bob Hughes

    Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic playwork text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children’s play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of...

    Published September 28th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Play in Early Childhood

    From Birth to Six Years, 3rd Edition

    By Mary Sheridan, Justine Howard, Dawn Alderson

    Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development – key topics for all those who work with young children. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children’s play develops and how...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Developmental Science

    An Advanced Textbook, Sixth Edition

    Edited by Marc H. Bornstein, Michael E. Lamb

    Noted as one of the most comprehensive textbooks in the field, Developmental Science, 6th Edition introduces readers to all of areas in developmental psychology: neuroscience, genetics, perception, cognition, language, emotion, self, and social interaction. Each of the world-renowned contributors...

    Published September 22nd 2010 by Psychology Press