These are the most recommended and best pediatrics books for medical students, residents and attendings by surveying many of the US residency program directors and faculty. This list is intended to be a first aid and to guide the medical students, pediatrics residents and attendings to the books which they need to get to ace in there rotations and practice.

The list is divided into four categories. The first one is for the pocket books that you can carry at any level of education or practice. The second group is for medical students doing their pediatrics rotations, for shelf exams and for those going for interviews, you will be asked which books you have on the shelf so be prepared. The third list is for the pediatrics residents and attendings for their daily reading and reference. The fourth group is for the people preparing for the pediatrics board exam.

For all other specialties please check the link tabs at the top of this page.

Pocket Books

Pocket Pediatrics

Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook

The Harriet Lane Handbook

The Harriet Lane Handbook of Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy

Tarascon Pediatric Emergency Pocketbook

Tarascon Pediatric Outpatient Pocketbook

Tarascon Pediatric Inpatient Pocketbook

Books for Medical Students for Pediatrics rotations

Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics

Blueprints Pediatrics

Pediatric Secrets

Pediatrics Residency Interview Questions and Answers

Books for Pediatrics Residents and Attendings

Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Zitelli and Davis' Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis

Red Book Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs

Physical Assessment of the Newborn

Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)

The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics

Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult

Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Smith's Recognizable Patterns Of Human Malformation

Books for Pediatrics Board Exam Review

Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Pediatrics

Kaplan Medical Master the Boards: Pediatrics

Laughing Your Way to Passing the Pediatric Boards

McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review Pediatrics