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Taking A. D. D. to School by Ellen Weiner; Terry Ravanelli (Illustrator); Kim Gosselin (Editor)
Call Number: RJ506.H9 W44 Gr.K-5 1999
Ben is having trouble concentrating in school. His teachers always tell him to pay attention, and he's having trouble learning cursive writing. A trip to the doctor reveals that Ben has Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.). Written from Ben's perspective, this book is well suited for reading aloud in the classroom. Designed to help kids better understand their classmates with A.D.D., this brightly illustrated picture book also educates families. teachers, and caregivers by discussing the complexities of A.D.D., including medication and behavior. A quiz for kids and tips for teachers are included.
The A.D.D. Book for Kids by Shelley Rotner
Call Number: RJ506.H9 R685 2000
An A.D.D. book for kids with A.D.D.! A photographic essay designed to help those living with Attention Deficit Disorder to explain it to others and to feel proud of their successes. Quotations from kids who are coping with A.D.D. are included.
My Brother Booh has ADHD by Suzan Ozer
Call Number: PZ7 .Y39 My 2014
"This story about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) will be helpful for any child aged seven to 11 who finds it difficult to stay still or pay attention or whose behaviour frequently gets them into trouble.
Cory's Stories by Jeanne Kraus; Whitney Martin (Illustrator)
Call Number: RJ506.H9 K73 2005
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.
Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet; Karen Donnelly (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7.V378 El 2014
Eliza has had many hobbies in her eleven years, and most of them haven't lasted very long. After she and her friend Tony create a baking business for a class project, Eliza is certain that cake decorating is her destiny. Her parents insist that the summer "Cakes with Caroline" class is too expensive, given Eliza's history of quickly losing interest in things. Desperate to show them that she can be diligent, she volunteers to take her brother's unwanted spot in a taekwondo class. At first, Eliza has absolutely no interest in martial arts, and taekwondo is a huge challenge for her since she has ADHD. Eliza is tempted to drop out right away, especially when mean girl Madison shows up in class. But a true martial artist never quits. Can Eliza rise to the challenge?
Journal of an ADHD Kid by Tobias Stumpf; Dawn Schaefer Stumpf
Call Number: RJ506.H9 S79 2014
For children with ADHD, reading this book is a chance to get to know themselves (and their diagnosis) much better! Toby, the narrator, relates his experiences coping with life as an ADHD child in an authentic child's voice that is sometimes funny, sometimes exasperated, sometimes proud.
Putting on the Brakes by Patricia O. Quinn; Judith M. Stern; Michael Chesworth (Illustrator)
Call Number: RJ496.A86 Q56 1991
When young people learn they have Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hyperactivity, they often have many questions, doubts and fears. This book is written from both a pediatric and an educational perspective, this work attempts to address their questions and needs.This work has been updated and expanded to include the latest advances in medications and recommended treatment programmes that help children manage their disorder.
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD by John F. Taylor
Call Number: RJ506.H9 T387 2013
What is ADHD? What does it mean to have ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers?
The Extraordinaries by T. J. Klune
Call Number: PZ7.K688 Ex 2020
Nick would rather write fanfiction about the feats of heroism and romantic entanglements he imagines for the very real superheroes who inhabit his city. When he meets Nova City's biggest hero (and his biggest crush), however, he resolves to become a superhero himself. If being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom was a superpower, Nick Bell would be a hero. Instead he's just a fanboy with ADHD, posting online.
Add and Adhd by Therese Shea
Call Number: RJ506.H9 S535 2014
With 10.4 million young people diagnosed with ADHD each year, and with the diagnosis being embarrassing to some, this title is essential in educating those who have ADHD and those close to them about the condition. Readers will learn exactly what ADHD is, its symptoms, where to seek help, what medications are available and safe, and how to live happily and productively, such as Justin Timberlake does, a person profiled in this book who has ADHD. With Rosen's characteristic nonjudgmental treatment of the topic, readers can feel comfortable turning to this title for actionable information.