By Alvin Silverstein (J618.92858 Silv)
An overview of ADHD for children in grades 5 and up. Find out what ADHD is, how it is diagnosed, and some treatment options.
By James Crist (J616.8527 Cris)
This book helps kids learn how to recognize and deal with sad feelings. It also talks about making new friends and how to handle feelings.
By Tobias Stumpf (J618.92858 Stum)
This title gives kids with ADHD a chance to better understand their diagnoses. Toby, the narrator, relates his experiences coping with life as a kid with ADHD in an authentic kid's voice. The book provides information in a frank, upbeat, conversational manner and offers thought-provoking questions designed to help readers recognize how ADHD/ADD affects them and then come up with better ideas for handling difficult situations in their own lives.
By Aureen Pinto Wagner (J616.85227 Wagn)
This title offers an examination of compulsive behavior which emphasizes that many people have this disorder and discusses its causes, effects, and treatment options.
By Ann O. Squire (J616.85882 Squi)
Autism affects millions of people around the world by limiting their ability to communicate and interact socially with other people. Readers will find out what it is like to live with autism, what causes this condition, how it is treated, and more.
By Brenda Miles (E371.9 Mile)
How do you explain learning problems to a child? What strategies may support academic success? How I Learn provides a simple explanation of why some children struggle. This title introduces the learning disability concept in concrete terms for younger students, emphasizing that they are capable of learning, but they do so in a different way. A note to parents is included.
By Harry Tournemille (J618.92858 Tour)
This title provides an overview of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other emotional and behavioral disorders, including Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Symptoms, causes, and treatment options and management are discussed.
By Clay & Gail Morton (J616.8982 Mort)
This book turns the tables on common depictions of neurological difference by revealing how people who are not on the autistic spectrum are perceived by those who are. The autistic narrator's bafflement at his neuro-typical friend's quirks shows that 'normal' is simply a matter of perspective.
By Shannon Anderson (E155.41 Ande)
This encouraging story told in cheerful rhyme speaks to kids who deal with perfectionism or other forms of anxiety. The book concludes with tips and information to help parents, teachers, and other adults foster dialogue with children about overcoming perfectionism and coping when things don’t go according to plan.
By Judith Viorst (J811.54 Vior)
A collection of clever, hilarious, and poignant poems that touch on every aspect of the roller-coaster ride that is childhood. This book will take you on a tour of feelings of all kinds, helping young readers learn to sort out their own emotions.
By Emmi Smid (J155.93708 Smid)
This illustrated storybook is designed to be read with children aged 6+ who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. The book approaches the subject sensitively and includes a guide for parents and professionals.
By Lloyd Jones (J618.92 Jone)
This picture book was written to help sufferers of depression aged 5-7 cope with their difficult feelings. It uses illustrations, a sense of humor, and metaphor to create a relatable, enjoyable story that describes the symptoms of childhood depression while also providing hope that things can get better with a little help and support. The story is also a great starting point for explaining depression to all children, especially those who may have a parent or close family member with depression. It also includes a guide for parents.
By Jim & Jamie Dutcher (J599.773 Dutc)
Lakota was the lowest-ranking and most frequently picked-on member of a wolf pack until he finally found a friend. The book also introduces young readers to the need for conservation awareness: through Lakota's life story, readers will come to understand the many challenges wolves in the wild face today.