We have a large selection of books for children of all ages with ADD/ADHD. Being that October is ADHD Awareness month, we figured what better reason to round up and share our titles with you!
Baxter Turns Down His Buzz: A Story for Little Kids About ADHD
By James M. Foley, DEd
Written for children ages 4 to 8 with ADHD and impulsiveness, Baxter Turns Down His Buzz is the story of a high-energy rabbit who learns to control his activity level. His uncle Barnaby guides Baxter through the steps necessary to “turn down his buzz” through behavioral strategies like mindfulness, progressive relaxation, and visualization, rather than medication. Also includes a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” by the author.
By Patricia O. Quinn, MD
Meet Maddie. She sometimes forgets her homework, and she daydreams in class. She’s smart and helpful. She doesn’t bother other kids and she never ever gets into trouble! So, could she really have AD/HD?
In Attention, Girls!, you’ll meet other girls with AD/HD just like you and you’ll learn lots of ways to take charge of your life. This book has tons of strategies and tips for you to:
- Learn all about AD/HD
- Get organized
- Pay attention
- Make and keep friends
- Deal with your emotions
- Understand medication
- And so much more!
So get reading and soon you’ll get back to the business of being you!
By Jeanne Kraus
In short statements and vignettes, Cory describes what it’s like to have ADHD: how it affects his relationships with friends and family, his school performance, and his overall functioning. He also describes many ways of coping with ADHD: medication, therapy/counseling, and practical tips for school, home, and friendships. This is an emotionally reassuring and empowering self-help book for kids ages 6 to 11.
By Jeanne Kraus
Meet Jetty. She is just starting fourth grade. Jetty likes: karate, cartwheels, reading, and cookie dough ice cream. Jetty dislikes: girlie girls, anything pink, and writing in complete sentences!
Jetty writes about these things as well as her recent ADHD diagnosis in her journal. Although starting fourth grade with ADHD is tough—with new rules, more schoolwork, and new classmates—Jetty is able to see the bright side as she works with her parents, teacher, and doctor to find a happy medium where she can feel like herself! This book is perfect for girls ages 9 to 12 with ADHD.
Learning to… Series
This popular series is aimed towards kids ages 8 to 12 with ADD/ADHD! Each book is geared towards teaching a different set of executive functions and is filled with tips and activities!
By Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD, and Ellen B. Dixon, PhD
This book is packed with practical tips, know-how, and fun, this friendly workbook just for kids has solutions for every situation—at home, at school, and with friends.
- Getting homework done
- Making friends
- Remembering stuff
- Dealing with feelings
- Getting ready in the morning
- Learning to relax
- Staying focused
- Asking for help
- And much, much more!
By Judith M. Glasser, PhD, and Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD
Did you know that there are things you can do every day to help you feel better more often? It’s true! Packed with practical advice and fun activities, this book will show you how to:
- Understand your emotions
- Practice healthy habits to stay in your Feel Good Zone
- Know the warning signs that you are heading into your Upset Zone
- Feel better when you get upset
- Problem-solve so upsets come less often
- And much more!
Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool also includes a note and resources for parents. Get ready to take charge of your emotions and start feeling better!
By Judith M. Glasser, PhD, and Jill Menkes Kushner, MA
Did you know that there are ways to understand how other people think and feel? That’s called empathy, and it is a skill you can learn! Empathy helps you get along with other people—your family, your friends, your teammates—everyone you know! Packed with exercises, pointers, and fun activities, this book will help you:
- See different points of view
- Understand that everyone shows their feelings differently
- Pay attention to your feelings
- Look for clues about what others are feeling
- Learn the connection between thoughts and feelings
- Brainstorm about why other people feel the way they do
Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences also includes a note and resources for parents. When you build your empathy skills you will get along better with other people—and feel good about yourself, too!
By Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD
When you are good at planning and organizing, your day just runs smoother. And guess what? These skills can help you reach your goals, too! Packed with examples, activities, and fun, this workbook will help you:
- Build good habits
- Develop routines
- Organize your stuff
- Get things done
- Manage your time
- Plan projects
- Create reminders for yourself
- And much more!
Learning to Plan and Be Organized also includes a note and additional resources for parents. This is the newest book in the series and will be released on October 10th!