Sep 3, 2005

Books for Children about ADHD & LD

These books are especially for children. They explain ADHD & LD in an easy to understand format. If your child is confused and not really sure what having ADHD or LD really means, one of these books will probably help explain it to him.

Books dealing with ADHD:

  • Shelley the Hyperactive Turtle, by Deborah M. Moss. Ages 4 - 8
  • Eukee the Jumpy Jumpy Elephant, by Clifford L. Corman, M.D., and Esther Trevino, M.F.C.C. Ages 4 - 8
  • Otto Learns About His Medicine, by Matthew Galvin. Ages 4 - 8
  • I'm Somebody Too,by Jeanne Gehret. Ages 4 - 8. For siblings of children with ADHD.
  • Taking A.D.D. to School, by Ellen Weiner. Ages 5 - 9
  • Sparky's Excellent Misadventures: My A.D.D. Journal by Me, by Phyllis Carpenter and Marti Ford. Ages 5 - 11
  • Eddie Enough!, by Debbie Zimmett. Ages 6 - 9
  • Phoebe Flower's Adventures: That's What Kids Are For; Phoebe's Lost Treasure; Phoebe's Best Friend; Phoebe's Tree House Secrets, by Barbara Roberts. Ages 6 - 10. Especially written for girls about ADHD.
  • My Brother's a World Class Pain: A Sibling's Guide to AD/HD/Hyperactivity, by Michael Gordon, Ph.D. Ages 6 - 10
  • First Star I See, by Jaye Andras Caffrey. Ages 7 - 10. Looks at ADHD from a girl's point of view.
  • Eagle Eyes: A Child's Guide to Paying Attention, by Jeanne Gehret. Ages 8 - 12
  • Zipper: The Kid with AD/HD, by Caroline Janover. Ages 9 - 12
  • Distant Drums, Different Drummers, by Barbara Ingersoll, Ph.D. Ages 9 - 12. (Workbook/textbook) Offers information about coping strategies, treatment, medication, etc.
  • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key; Joey Pigza Loses Control; What Would Joey Do?, by Jack Gantos. Ages 10 & up

Books dealing with LD:

  • Leo the Late Bloomer; Little Louie the Baby Bloomer, by Robert Kraus Ages 3 - 6
  • Thank You, Mr. Falker, by Patricia Polacco. Ages 4 - 9
  • Taking Dyslexia to School, by Lauren Moynihan. Ages 5 - 9
  • The Vicar of Nibbleswicke, by Roald Dahl. Ages 7 - 10 (Dyslexia)
  • The Don't-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences, by Jeanne Gehret. Ages 8 - 12
  • My Name Is Brain Brian, by Jeanne Betancourt. Ages 8 - 12
  • How Dyslexic Benny Became a Star: A Story of Hope for Dyslexic Children and Their Parents, by Joe Griffith. Ages 8 - 12
  • Josh! A Boy with Dyslexia, by Caroline Janover. Ages 9 - 12
  • Just Juice, by Karen Hesse. Ages 9 - 12
  • Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You, by Barthe DeClements. Ages 9 - 12
  • How Many Days Until Tomorrow?, by Caroline Janover. Ages 9 - 12
  • Succeeding with LD: 20 True Stories about Real People with LD, by Jill Lauren, M.A. Ages 10 & up

A fantastic resource for purchasing these books is They offer new and used books at greatly reduced prices. I've personally ordered numerous items and have never had a problem. Of course another great resource is your local library. Do you have a book to add to the list? Please let me know:


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  2. Hello-from Israel- a movie on natural techniques helping adhd and test anxiety

    Dear Parent , educator, student, therapist- thank you for your attention- I would like to mention that a new video/kit from Israel on natural solutions to help ADHD
    "Being in Control: Natural Solutions for ADHD, Dyslexia, and Test
    Anxiety" ( Video/book/biofeedback kit) by Jason Alster MSc ISBN 9659025130.
    "BEING IN CONTROL- Natural Techniques For Increasing Your Potential And Creativity For Success In School" ( book as single item)
    (ISBN-9659025114)" ( different ISBN)

    About Jason Alster

    Do you, your child, or client want to be a better student? Is it hard for you to sit quietly in class and concentrate? Do you have a problem preparing homework? Do you want to pass exams with less pressure? Then this movie/book /kit may be for just for you. Taking the concepts, techniques, and exercises from the original book "BEING IN CONTROL- Natural Techniques For Increasing Your Potential And Creativity For Success In School"
    (ISBN-9659025114)" ( different ISBN) and making them come alive with a 40 minute video rendition. The book/ video/ kit portrays in a "roadmap" format topics for improving relaxed concentration for the classroom and when preparing homework -like increasing self confidence; relaxed concentration; seated yoga; creativity; time management; organisation of material; sensory integration; using our senses to relax; biofeedback; games; better cursive handwriting; speed reading; test taking strategies and more. In addition to the CD ROM and book- the kit also includes 2 finger size temperature strips biofeedback monitors used by many biofeedback practitioners for measuring relaxation- stress levels. Produced and edited with Windows Movie Maker 2 and can be played on Windows Media Player.

    Also by Jason Alster- Creative Painting For The Young Artist
    a book for helping children learn to develop an artistic eye.
    ( I am also seeking reviewers as well as distributors in association with


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