I've found Nurturing Natures a must read for anyone who has a baby or young children. it's not meant only for professionals but for anyone who raises kids or is involved in child care in any capacity since it provides tons of information on child development but presented in a very accessible way; moreover, to me as a parent it's given answers to many questions that i've had about the psychological development and wellbeing of my baby and it also confirmed many hunches that I've had about the loving care of babies and young children.
I really like the way the book uses attachment theory and real- life examples to illustrate its points about how normal development can be very straightforward and humans naturally form strong bonds with those closest to them. I thought it was more for a general audience than, say, psychotherapists, counsellors and I would have preferred something a bit more theoretical. However, for that audience it's excellent and is written, as I understand it, to counter a view of child development taught in some psychotherapy trainings that focuses more on so-called negative emotions, such as hatred, envy and so on, at the expense of positive connections.
This book was recommended to me by a social worker experienced in fostering and adopting - we were thinking of adopting. Essential reading if you are thinking of taking on someone else's child. Also extremely insightful - forces you to look at yourself.