Eighth Edition   ©2018

The Development of Children

Cynthia Lightfoot (Pennsylvania State University) , Michael Cole (University of California, San Diego) , Sheila R. Cole

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-7886-0; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7886-3; Format: Cloth Text, 667 pages

"A detailed text with content so applied and engaging that the student may not realize that they’re taking in course information.  Many sections read more like a choice nonfiction book or interesting essay in a literary/news/information magazine like the New Yorker."
– Myra-Beth Bundy, Eastern Kentucky University

"This text does a very good job at covering the broad topic of child development. I really like that my students would have less frustration understanding the material because of the readability of the text."
– Rachel Romero, Central New Mexico Community College

"Unique organization that is in-between chronological and topical.  Allows students to understand development chronologically, but without missing out on broad themes that span age periods."
– Catherine Caldwell-Harris, Boston University

"I would call it an excellent review of childhood from prenatal development through adolescence.  A solid grounding in the major theories of development with ample examples throughout the text to help students to learn how these theories are applied in research and practice."
– Marlene Bumgarner, Gavilan College

"It is a thorough compilation of child development from prenatal through adolescence.  It is a “bible” for child development and will be a reference you will be referring to for the rest of your career/life.  Would suggest not selling it after the class is done.  Its organization makes it easy for students to follow development."
– Nadine Agosta, San Francisco State University