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This page is dedicated to books geared toward the child/adult with ADD.  I will add to it as I find/receive recommendations.



1 - A Child's First Book about Play Therapy by Marc A. Nemiroff - Jane Annuziata - Magination; (November 1990) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1557981124 - What is play therapy? What happens in a session? Beginning therapy for a child and parent is a time of curiosity, questions, and worry. Play Therapy is designed to answer the questions that children have about therapy in words and images that 4- to 7-year-olds can understand. Issues are addressed in simple language with many illustrations.

 

2 - A Smile As Big As the Moon: A Teacher, His Class and Their Unforgettable Journey by Mike Kersjes - Joe Layden (Contributor) - St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (February 2002) - Posting date: June 01, 2002.

 

ISBN: 0312273142 - Besides being a football coach at his Michigan High School, Mike Kersjes taught special education classes, dealing with children whose disabilities included Tourette syndrome, Downs Syndrome, dyslexia, eating disorders and a variety of emotional problems.

 

3 - All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student's Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders by Mel Levine - Educators Pub Service; (June 1992) - Reading level: elementary grades - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0838820905 - Written to help children in the elementary grades understand how they learn, how weaknesses make learning difficult, and how their strengths can be used to improve their learning skills. As the title indicates, minds vary - none is perfect - and everyone needs to learn to appreciate all kinds of minds. Also available on audio tape.

 

4 - Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett - Ron Barret (Illustrator) - Aladdin Library; Reissue edition (December 30, 1988) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: September 26, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0689708076 ...because a snake would lose it, a billy goat would eat it for lunch, and it would always be wet on a walrus! This well-loved book by Judi and Ron Barrett shows the very youngest why animals' clothing is perfect...just as it is. A book that is fun for both parent and child.

 

5 - Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming - Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; Board edition (May 2001) - Reading level: Baby-Preschool. - Posting date: September 28, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0805065946 - Finally, Denise Fleming fans will be crowing now that Barnyard Banter is in a board book edition. With "Cows in the pasture,/ moo, moo, moo" and Roosters in the barnyard,/ cock-a-doodle-doo," young children will happily follow Goose, chasing a butterfly around a lush and colorful farm.

 

6 - Big Pumpkin by S.D. Schindler - Erica Silverman (Author) - Aladdin Library; Reprint edition (September 1995) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 06, 2003 - Last update: October 28, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0689801297 - introduces Halloween monsters, like the green-eyed witch is a fun way. The delightful witch plants a seed to grow a pumpkin for pumpkin pie. All ghosts and goblins try to solve the problem. A clever little bat saves the day with a great idea. The themes of sharing is important. The message that even the tiny bat can solve problems is also important for children who sometimes feel they do not fit in with the group. This book is also available on tape with music and words.

 

7 - Click Clack Moo : Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin - Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) - Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; (February 1, 2000) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0689832133 - The literacy rate in Farmer Brown's barn goes up considerably once his cows find an old typewriter and begin typing. To the harassed farmer's dismay, his communicative cows quickly become contentious...

 

8 - Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney by Trevor Romain - Free Spirit Publishing; (September 1998) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1575420457 - Written for every child who has ever felt shut out or trapped by a clique, this book blends humor with practical advice as it explains how to form positive, healthy relationships. Trevor Romain tackles this serious subject with wit and common sense, explaining what cliques are and why they exist.

 

9 - Different Is Not Bad, Different Is the World: A Book About Disabilities by Sally L. Smith - Ben Booz (Illustrator), Sopris West Educational Services; (December 1994) - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1570350302 - A children's book that teaches about disabilities in a positive way. The simple words and colorful illustrations teach us empathy and acceptance of differences.

 

10 - Distant Drums, Different Drummers: A Guide for Young People with Adhd by Barbara Ingersoll, Ph.D. - Cape Pubns; (September 1995) - Reading level: Ages 8-14 - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0964854805 - DISTANT DRUMS, DIFFERENT DRUMMERS is written for those same parents and for young people themselves. It is designed not only to help them understand their ADHD, but to destigmatize their differences and offer suggestions for how to deal with them. It should be read by all children with ADHD and their parents as a beginning antidote to the self-esteem problems that so often tragically complicate their lives.

 

11 - Eagle Eyes: A Child's Guide to Paying Attention by Jeanne Gehret - Susan Covert (Illustrator) - Verbal Images Pr; Revised edition (March 1996) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1884281117 - Author Jeanne Gehret introduces us to Ben, a young boy with ADD. Ben's father calls his son Eagle Eyes for his ability to notice everything around him.

 

12 - Eagle Eyes: A Child's Guide to Paying Attention (excerpt) by Jeanne Gehret - Susan Covert (Illustrator) - Verbal Images Pr; Revised edition (March 1996) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

We took birdseed because the chickadees are so tame that they eat right out of people's hands. As soon as I saw the hungry gray birds, I dropped some food on the path. "Ben, stop it," Emily snapped. "If you drop it on the path they won't eat out of our hands. " Why didn't I think of that?

 

13 - Eagle-Eye (CD-ROM for Visual Perception Training) by Hunziker Multimedia - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

The CD-ROM contains 30 games - with 2 difficulty levels each - for testing and training visual perception. For each group of 10 games the "visual age" is calculated. Group A refers to basic reading ability, groups B and C to visual flexibility and eye movement strategies. Field tests show that it is possible to test and train dyslexic children and adults and even to detect highly gifted children with a "postgraduate" visual age. The games are arranged by increasing difficulty.

 

14 - Eddie Enough! by Debbie Zimmett - Charlotte Murray Fremaux (Illustrator) - Woodbine House; (May 2001) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1890627259 - "I've always been in a hurry. Grandma says I was born running. I think she's kidding. I hop out of bed in the morning and jump down the stairs two at a time because I'm starving for breakfast! My dad says I eat like there's no tomorrow. I like to cook, too.

 

15 - First Star I see by Jaye Andras Caffrey - Tracy L. Kane (Illustrator) - Verbal Images Pr; (March 1997) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1884281176 - Paige, an imaginative, witty young girl with ADHD plans to earn an interview with astronaut, Kelsey Strongheart.

 

16 - Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown - Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) - Scott Foresman (Pearson K-12); Revised edition (April 1996) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0064420264 - Poor Stanley. He's a perfectly normal boy until one morning he wakes up flat. After his parents peel the incriminating bulletin board off of him, Stanley must adjust to life as a pancake.

 

17 - Halloween Bugs by David A. Carter - Little Simon; (September 1, 2003) - Reading level: Baby-Preschool. - Posting date: October 06, 2003 - Last update: October 28, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0689859163 - This is a pop-up book that encourages parents to share the excitement of discovery. Behind rusty iron doors, and creepy, creaky doors are scarey, but not too scarey, bugs.

 

18 - Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo - J. Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) - Scholastic; (January 1993) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: January 12, 2004.

 

ISBN: 0590440659 - This book is an introduction into the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., suitable for children in Kindergarten thru second grade.

 

19 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5 Audio CD) by J. K. Rowling - Mary GrandPré (Illustrator), Jim Dale (Performer) - Random House; Unabridged edition (June 21, 2003) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 06, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0807220299 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, tells how Harry now struggles with his own identity. A popular series of books often shared by students worldwide. Harry Potter, now fifteen, is at odds with his own identity in the newest book in this series.

 

20 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J. K. Rowling - Mary GrandPré (Illustrator) - Scholastic; (June 21, 2003)- Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 06, 2003.

 

ISBN: 043935806X - As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion.

 

21 - Help4ADD@High School by Kathleen Nadeau - Sam Carter (Illustrator) - Advantage Books; (October 1, 1998) - Reading level: teenagers - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0966036611 - This book can help make your High School years a time that you can feel good about, instead of one long struggle. Help4ADD@HighSchool includes tips on how to study smarter, not harder; information about your rights in school, and the ways that your high school can help you succeed...

 

22 - Help4ADD@High School (excerpt) by Kathleen Nadeau - Sam Carter (Illustrator) - Advantage Books; (October 1, 1998) - Reading level: teenagers - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

Why Is High School So ADD-Unfriendly, and What Can You Do About It? - High school may never be your ideal environment, but there are things you can do to make it better! Although you can't change many factors that make high school so difficult for students with ADD, here are some strategies that can help...

 

23 - Hints for Graphic Facilitators by Jack Pearpoint - Inclusion Press (2002) - 24 Thome Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 2S5 - Phone: (416) 658-5363 Fax: (416) 658-5067 - Posting date: October 27, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1895418453 - This book is an introduction to graphic facilitation. If you are curious, nervous, terrified, or even better just want to try graphics on for size, this is the book for you. The underlying assumption is that we all have this gift, and we just need to remember how we did it when we were children. Thus, it includes beginning steps, and has hundreds of images that you can build on. Most are very simple, but color panels also demonstrate how felt pens and pastel crayons can make everyone's work lively and colorful.

 

24 - How Dyslexic Benny Became a Star A Story of Hope for Dyslexic Children and Their Parents by Joe Griffith - Jenny Schulz (Illustrator), G. Reid Lyon - Yorktown Pr; 1 edition (January 1998) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 17, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0965937909 - A touching account of one youngster's struggle in learning to read and the painful journey that he took to gain self-confidence, self-respect, and tremendous success as a human being, as a student, and as an athlete. Benny's story stands as a tribute to the human spirit and should serve as an excellent resource for students with dyslexia, their parents and their teachers.

 

25 - How Dyslexic Benny Became a Star A Story of Hope for Dyslexic Children and Their Parents (excerpt) by Joe Griffith - Jenny Schulz (Illustrator), G. Reid Lyon - Yorktown Pr; 1 edition (January 1998) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 17, 2003.

 

Benny was having more trouble than usual concentrating in class this afternoon. It was the second day of a brand-new school term, but he was too distracted to think about English or math. He wasn't even worried about somebody calling him "Stupid Benny" again. The only thing on his mind right now was his after- school meeting with Coach Watkins.

 

26 - How Many Days Until Tomorrow? by Caroline Janover - Charlotte Fremaux (Illustrator) - Woodbine House; (October 2000) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 17, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1890627224 - Spending a month on a remote island in Maine with his teasing older brother and grandparents he hardly knows is not Josh's idea of a great time. But that's what happens the summer his parents go abroad. Twelve-year-old Josh, who has dyslexia, can't do anything right in his grandfather's eyes, and is constantly compared to his perfect bookish brother, Simon.

 

27 - How Many Days Until Tomorrow? (excerpt) by Caroline Janover - Charlotte Fremaux (Illustrator) - Woodbine House; (October 2000) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 17, 2003.

 

"How can I possibly have fun?" Josh muttered under his breath. He could barely hear his mother's voice over the putt-putt sound of the lobster boat's engine. Spending a month on an island in Maine with his teasing older brother and grandparents he hardly knew was not his idea of a good time. He wanted to stay home in New Jersey, play All Star baseball, and hang out with his friends. Josh stood up and waved with both arms.

 

28 - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss - Random House Books for Young Readers; (October 12, 1957) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: December 08, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0394800796 - The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

 

29 - Hyper Harry by Patricia H. Aust - New Concepts Pub; (December 2001) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1586085018 - This book was written to show how ADHD can affect everyone in the family, not just the hyperactive child. It also shows that there are positive aspects to having ADHD and that if everyone works together, the present and the future can look a lot better.

 

30 - I Got A D in Salami (Hank Zipzer, 2) by Henry Winkler - Lin Oliver, Carol Heyer (Illustrator) - Grosset & Dunlap; (May 2003) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: June 23, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0448431637 - It's report card day-the most dreaded day in Hank's school year. And when Hank gets his grades, they're his worst nightmare come true: a D in spelling, a D in reading, a D in math. After school, Hank and his friends go to his mom's deli. His mom is on the prowl-she knows a report card day when she sees one. Hank tries to stall her, but she's going for his backpack. He's cornered. Hank hands the report card off to his friend Frankie, who gives it to his friend Ashley, who gives it to Robert, who puts it into a meat grinder! Hank watches as his Ds are ground into a big salami, and this particular salami is being made for a very important client. How will Hank get out of this one?

 

31 - I Know I Can Climb the Mountain by Dale S. Brown - Lisa Freeman (Illustrator) - Mountain Books and Music; (November 1, 1995) - Posting date: October 17, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1881650049 - This anthology of poetry is organized to show the experience of a person who takes charge of her own life despite difficulties and challenges. Fifty-three poems and three short stories describe the experience of growing up. The author, a women who wrote these poems during her childhood and teenage years, experienced a difference currently called by many names...

 

32 - I Wish I Could Fly Like a Bird by Katherine Denison - Tanya Weinberger (Illustrator), Richard L. Walley (Editor) - Wildwood Creative Enterprises; 1 edition (October 1, 1996) - Reading level: 4-8 - Posting date: October 17, 2003 - Last update: December 08, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0965435156 - Tells the story of Chic L. Dee, a bird who flip-flops instead of flying. As Chic L.Dee struggles to accept his limitations he discovers his talents and begins to make his own way. This is fun reading for children who also struggle with learning disabilities.

 

33 - I'm Somebody Too by Jeanne Gehret - Verbal Images Pr; (September 1992) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0962513679 - Emily, the sibling of Ben "Eagle Eyes", works through the issue of having a brother with ADD. The story involve family therapy issues.

 

34 - I'm Somebody Too (excerpt) by Jeanne Gehret - Verbal Images Pr; (September 1992) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

Back then I thought I had to be perfect. My brother, Ben, needed lots of help and flubbed up so often, I figured it was my job to make up for all the grief he gave Mom and Dad. The funny thing was, though, that the harder I tried, the less I succeeded in pleasing anyone -especially myself.

 

35 - If you take a mouse to school by Laura Numeroff - Felicia Bond (Illustrator) - Laura Geringer; (July 16, 2002) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 01, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0060283289 - If you take a mouse to school, he'll ask you for your lunch box. When you give him your lunch box, he'll want a sandwich to go in it. Then he'll need a notebook and some pencils. He'll probably want to share your backpack, too ...

 

36 - Interview with author Debbie Zimmett by Debbie Zimmett - LD OnLine Exclusive - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

Through my experiences as a teacher, summer camp nurse, mother and friend I have met many children and adults who talk too much, move too fast and can't seem to control their bodies no matter how hard they try. However, I was moved to sit down and write this book after I witnessed the confusion and hurt that my youngest son experienced while he was undiagnosed.

 

37 - Interview with Author Jack Gantos by Jack Gantos - LD OnLine Exclusive - Posting date: November 03, 2001.

 

When I was growing up I knew a lot of boys like Joey. I went to ten different schools and because I was never in one place very long I didn't make a core group of friends. So when I arrived at a new school I was always a bit of a drifter, and ended up on the social fringes of the school community. And out there on the fringe were a lot of "Joeys" because for various reasons they had difficulties maintaining friendships.

 

38 - Interview with Author Mark Smith by Mark Smith - LD OnLine Exclusive - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

I should say for the record that I have no professional expertise about Attention Deficit Disorder. My only experience in the matter comes from being the parent of a young boy with ADHD. When my wife and I were struggling to understand what our son Peter was going through and how to help him, we both read a great deal, sought help from specialists, talked to other parents, even joined an e-mail discussion group of parents of kids with ADD.

 

39 - It's Valentine's Day by Jack Prelutsky - Yossi Abolafia (Illustrator) - HarperTrophy; Reprint edition (January 19, 1996) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: February 04, 2004.

 

ISBN: 068814652X - A collection of Valentine poems including "I Made My Dog a Valentine" and "I Love You More Than Applesauce".

 

40 - Jen's Best Gift Ever by Laura Appleton-Smith - et al - Flyleaf Pub; (December 1998) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 01, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0965824691 - A book for beginning readers, pre-K through age 8 from Flyleaf Publishing's Books to Remember series. It's Jen's seventh birthday and Jen's parents and her sister Emma have chosen a very special gift for her -- a gift that will prove to be Jen's best gift ever!

 

41 - Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos - Farrar Straus & Giroux; (September 2000)- listen to Audio clip (Real Player required) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0374399891 - The loveable, disaster-prone hero of Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is back, this time in charge of his attention deficit disorder and ready to greet the world as a normal kid--with the help of his new and improved meds, of course.

 

42 - Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos - HarperTrophy; Reprint edition (April 2000) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: November 03, 2001.

 

ISBN: 0064408337 - Joey Pigza has problems. Big problems. He was emotionally abused by his grandmother. He has never met his dad. He can't get along in his elementary school classroom because of his mood swings and his "dud meds."

 

43 - Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia by Caroline Janover - Edward Epstein (Illustrator) - Waterfront Books; (September 1988) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0914525107 - Josh struggles to live down the stigma of his learning disability, dyslexia, and receive both respect and friendship from his peers. Includes information on the characteristics of dyslexia and a list of organizations that deal with learning disabilities.

 

44 - Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia (excerpt) by Caroline Janover - Edward Epstein (Illustrator) - Waterfront Books; (September 1988) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

On Sunday morning, Josh found a roach sleeping in his toothbrush. He turned the water on full blast and watched the bug swirl down the drain. He washed his toothbrush with soap and left it on the counter to dry.

 

45 - Journey to Gameland: How to Make a Board Game from Your Favorite Children's Book by Ben Buchanan - Carol J. Adams, Susan Allison, Doug Buchanan (Illustrator), Lantern Books; (June 1, 2001) - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1930051514 - Eleven-year-old child author Ben Buchanan, who created a board game based on the popular Harry Potter books, provides advice for all children who would like to turn their favorite book into a board game. Along with his co-authors, he offers a step-by-step process, with suggestions for parents, librarians, and teachers, on how to help children transform their favorite book into a board game.

 

46 - Keeping A Head in School by Mel Levine - Educators Pub Service; Reprint edition (July 1991) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0838820697 - This book enhances motivation as it suggests specific ways to approch schoolwork, to bypass or overcome learning disorders, and to manage the struggles that may beset students in school. Audio tape also available.

 

47 - Keeping A Head in School (excerpt) by Mel Levine - Educators Pub Service; Reprint edition (July 1991) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

Some Good Questions (And Some Pretty Good Answers) - There are many students who feel embarrassed about getting tutoring or any other special help in school. More than anything else, they just want to be like everyone else. They don't want to look unusual or special in any way. Being in a special class for learning disabilities, going to a resource room or tutor, or visiting a guidance counselor may make them feel too different (even weird). Also, they are afraid that other kids will notice and that those kids may say something mean or call them names because of their problems with learning. This can be scary.

 

48 - Kwanzaa Kids by Joan Holub - Ken Wilson-Max (Illustrator) - Puffin; (September 30, 2002) - Reading level: Baby-Preschool - Posting date: December 08, 2003.

 

ISBN: 014230199X - Kwanzaa is here, and there are so many fun things to do! Each day the children light another candle on the Kinara. Then they celebrate the Kwanzaa principle of the day-by working at Granny's market stand, making gifts for family and friends, playing African games, and even having a feast! A perfect way to begin teaching young children about the meaning and traditions of this joyous holiday.

 

49 - Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story by Fran Manushkin - Robin Spowart (Illustrator) - Scholastic; (October 1992) - Reading level: Baby-Preschool - Posting date: December 08, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0590422650 - When a blizzard leaves a family housebound one Hanukkah, they share what little food they have with some starving animals who later return the favor.

 

50 - Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention by Kathleen Nadeau - Ellen Dixon - Chesapeake Psychological Serv; (January 1993) - Reading level: Age 6-14 - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

ISBN:1883030021 - Written for children 6 to 14 to help children identify problems. Offers ways parents can help their children diagnosed with ADHD.

 

51 - Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus - Jose Aruego (Illustrator) - Harpercollins Juvenile Books; Reissue edition (March 1994) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

ISBN: 006443348X - Leo isnt reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leos mother isnt. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when hes ready.

 

52 - Little Toot (Railroad Books Series) by Hardie Gramatky - Mark Burgess (Illustrator) - Grosset & Dunlap; (October 2000) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0448422972 - Now in print for more than sixty years, this classic story of "the cutest, silliest tugboat you ever saw" continues to delight children around the world. This 8 x 8 edition features watercolor illustrations done in the style of the late Hardie Gramatky.

 

53 - Loser by Jerry Spinelli - Joanna Cotler; (May 7, 2002) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0060004835 - Donald Zinkoff is one of the greatest kids you could ever hope to meet. He laughs easily, he likes people, he loves school, he tries to rescue lost girls in blizzards, he talks to old ladies. The only problem is, he's a loser. Until fourth grade, Zinkoff's uncontrollable giggling in class, sloppy handwriting, horrible flute playing, bad grades, clumsiness, and ineptitude at sports go largely unnoticed.

 

54 - Mama's Morning by Kate Sternberg - Advantage Books; 1.0 edition (April 1, 1997) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0966036603 - One hectic Monday morning overworked Mama Hamster has a great deal of difficulty getting her four active children ready for school, and they are quite surprised when they do arrive.

 

55 - Many Ways To Learn: Young People's Guide to Learning Disabilities by Judith M. Stern - Uzi Ben-Ami, Michael Chesworth (Illustrator) - Magination; (October 1996) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0945354746 - this book tells what learning disabilities are and how a child can cope with school, friends and family members. Also available in audiocassette.

 

56 - Math Rashes and Other Classroom Tales by Douglas Evans - Larry Di Fiori (Illustrator), Lawrence Di Fiori (Illustrator) - Scholastic; (September 2002) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0439339022 - The New-School-Year-Moon hangs above every school the night before it opens. This year it shines over the W.T. Melon Elementary School brighter than ever - and the man in the moon is W.T. Melon himself!

 

57 - My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt - Edward Epstein (Illustrator) - Scholastic; Reissue edition (November 1996) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0590449222 - Struggling with problems that the kids in his class see as clowning around, such as mixing things up and spelling letters backwards, Brian learns he has dyslexia and suffers peer teasing when his friends do not understand. Reprint. K. SLJ.

 

58 - My Year with Harry Potter: How I Discovered My Own Magical World by Ben Buchanan - Lantern Books; (June 1, 2001) - listen to Audio clip (Real Player required) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1930051506 - I'm normal because I am a normal kid--going to school, being happy, getting homework, having a family. I'm not normal because I'm dyslexic. I have a scar on my head. I'm not normal because mystical things happen to me.

 

59 - Niagara Falls or Does It? (Hank Zipzer, 1) by Henry Winkler - Lin Oliver, Carol Heyer (Illustrator) - Grosset & Dunlap; (May 2003) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: June 23, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0448431629 - For Hank, fourth grade does not start out on the right foot. First of all, he gets called to the principal's office on the very first day of school. Then the first assignment his teacher gives him is to write five paragraphs on "What You Did This Summer." Hank is terrified-writing one good sentence is hard for him, so how in the world is he going to write five whole paragraphs? Hank comes up with a plan: instead of writing what he did on vacation, he'll show what he did. But when Hank's "living essay" becomes a living disaster, he finds himself in detention. Strangely enough, however, detention ends up becoming a turning point in his life.

 

60 - No, David! (Caldecott Honor Book) by David Shannon - Scholastic; (September 1998) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 06, 2003 - Last update: October 28, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0590930028 - When author and artist David Shannon was five years old, he wrote a semi-autobiographical story of a little kid who broke all his mother's rules. He chewed with his mouth open (and full of food), he jumped on the furniture, and he broke his mother's vase!

 

61 - Oh, the Places He Went: A Story About Dr. Seuss -Theodor Seuss Geisel by Maryann N. Weidt - Kerry Maguire (Illustrator) - First Avenue Editions; (December 1995) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: March 08, 2004.

 

ISBN: 0876146272 - Gr 3-6A lively, straightforward overview of Theodor Geisel's life and work. Although his successes are detailed, his trials are given equal attention, among them are the many rejections he received from publishers; the death of his first wife;

 

62 - Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss - Random House (Merchandising); (September 1975) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 01, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0394831292 - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.

 

63 - One Zillion Valentines by Frank Modell - William Morrow; Reprint edition (September 1987) - Reading level: Baby-Preschool - Posting date: February 04, 2004.

 

ISBN: 0688073298 - When Marvin shows Milton how to make valentines, they decide to make one for each person in their neighborhood.

 

64 - Pay Attention, Slosh! by Mark Smith - Gail Piazza (Illustrator) - Albert Whitman & Co; (September 1997) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0807563781 - Joshua is having difficulties concentrating and controlling his behaviors at school and at home. Josh's parents take their son to Dr. Hartnett, who explains attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The book deals with token systems and medication issues.

 

65 - Pay Attention, Slosh! (excerpt) by Mark Smith - Gail Piazza (Illustrator) - Albert Whitman & Co; (September 1997) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

"Joshua, sit down in your chair and finish your dinner this minute!" Josh was in big trouble if he didn't stop acting up and sit down. But once he started acting crazy, he just couldn't stop.

 

66 - Phineas Gage, A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman - Houghton Mifflin Co; (March 25, 2002) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: September 28, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0618052526 - Science writer John Fleischman uses a clipped, engaging expository style to tell the incredible story of the railroad worker who, in 1848, survived the piercing blast of a 13-pound iron rod as it entered below his cheekbone and exited the front of his skull in Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science. Photographs, glossary, a resource listing and index lend this textbook case the same sense of immediacy as do the words.

 

67 - Phoebe Flower's Adventures: Phoebe's Best Best Friend by Barbara Roberts - Kate Sternberg (Illustrator) - Advantage Books; (April 1, 2000) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0966036697 - Third-grader Phoebe is so happy to have a "best friend," but at the same time she is having more trouble concentrating on her school work.

 

68 - Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail - Puffin; Reprint edition (December 1996) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: September 28, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0140553134 - The silence of the narrator's cozy home is abruptly ended as a herd of partying pigs enters the scene and takes over his surroundings, where they make oatmeal in the sink, play music through the night, and order pizza pies to be delivered. What would you do if a pig, or two or more, came to your door. Have fun with this story. Pigs do come a callin'!

 

69 - Putting on the Brakes by Patricia O. Quinn - Judith M. Stern, Michael Chesworth (Illustrator) - Magination; (January 1992) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0945354320 - When young people learn they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they often have many questions, doubts, and fears. Written from both a pediatric and an educational perspective, this highly successful booknow available in a new editionattempts to address these questions and needs.

 

70 - Reach for the Moon by Samantha Abeel - Charles Murphy (Illustrator), Roberta Williams (Editor) - Scholastic; (February 2001) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0439297389 - Reach for the Moon combines the remarkable poetry and prose of a gifted, yet learning disabled, 13-year-old with the exquisite watercolors that inspired her words.

 

71 - Runaway Dreidel! by Leslea Newman - Kyrsten Brooker (Illustrator) - Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; (October 2002) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: December 08, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0805062378 - On the first night of Chanukah a lucky boy receives a shiny new dreidel, but once it starts spinning it just wont stop! With a mind of its own, the dreidel spins quickly across the floor, out the door, and on down the street, with its excited owner and family in hot pursuit. Soon the whole city joins the chase to catch the runaway toy. Where is that dreidel heading, and will it ever stop spinning? This is one journey worth pursuing right up to its magical conclusion!

 

72 - Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Angela Shelf Medearis - Daniel Minter (Illustrator) - Albert Whitman & Co; (September 2000) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: December 08, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0807573159 - In an African village live seven brothers who make family life miserable with their constant fighting. When their father dies, he leaves an unsual will: by sundown, the brothers must make gold out of seven spools of thread. If they fail, they will be turned out as beggars.

 

73 - Shark in the Park (Easy Words to Read) by Phil Roxbee Cox - Stephen Cartwright Illustrator), Jenny Tyler - (Editor)Usborne Pub Ltd; (August 2002) - Reading level: Baby-Preschool. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

74 - Sideways Stories from Wayside School (rack) by Louis Sachar - Adam McCauley (Illustrator) - HarperTrophy; (June 1998) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0380731487 - The Wayside School was supposed to be one story high, with 30 classrooms side by side; instead, it was built sideways, with 30 one-classroom stories. As befits such a strange school, these tales are a bit strange too. In one, Jason is stuck to his seat by a large wad of chewing gum.

75 - Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You by Barthe Declements - Puffin; Reprint edition (January 1995) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0140371303 - "Bad" Helen is in trouble. If she can't improve her reading skills, she will be stuck in the sixth grade forever! An ace baseball pitcher and class clown, Helen must now face the fact that reading is not one of her skills. With the help of a sympathetic teacher, Helen decides to brave her classmates' teasing and enter a special education class.

 

76 - Smart Dog by Vivian Vande Velde - Yearling Books; Reprint edition (May 2000) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0440416108 - Amy Prochenko has spent most of fifth grade avoiding both the bully Katilyn Walker, whose bark is as bad as her bite, and Sean Gorman, the only kid less popular than Amy. As if life isn't hard enough, along comes Sherlock.

77 - Spaceman by Jane Cutler - Puffin; (July 1999) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0140381503 - Gary just can't seem to fit in. He doesn't have any friends, his school work is always sloppy, and his teachers endlessly criticize him. But Gary has a way to escape--he spaces out.

 

78 - Succeeding with LD: 20 True Stories About Real People with LD (excerpt) by Jill Lauren, M.A. - Elizabeth Verdick (Editor) - Free Spirit Publishing; (February 1997) - Reading level: Young Adult - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

Ten Ways to Succeed with LD - The people who shared their stories for this book worked hard to reach their goals. But hard work isn't the only thing that got them where they are today. Many of them used survival skills, like the ones described in this section. If you have LD, read through the list and think about whether these ideas could help you. You can photocopy the list and put it in your notebook to look at whenever you need to. If you don't have LD but you know someone who does, show the list to that person. He or she might really appreciate your support.

 

79 - Succeeding with LD: 20 True Stories About Real People with LD by Jill Lauren, M.A. - Elizabeth Verdick (Editor) - Free Spirit Publishing; (February 1997) - Reading level: Young Adult - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1575420120 - Twenty talented, successful people with LD tell their own stories in this inspiring book. Some are famous (one received a MacArthur Foundation Award), most are not, but all are positive role models for people with or without LD. B&W photos.

 

80 - Summer Opportunities for Kids and Teenagers 2002 by Petersons Publishing - Petersons Guides; 19th edition (November 1901) - Reading level: Young Adult - Posting date: October 17, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0768905672 - Camp and vacation listings that appeal to kids. Information on academic programs, comminity service programs and sports camps are included. In addition information on dates, costs, financial aid, and accreditation of the programs are also included.

 

81 - Summer Reading Is Killing Me! (Time Warp Trio, 7) by Jon Scieszka - Lane Smith (Illustrator) - Puffin; Reprint edition (June 2000) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0141308206 - Sam, Fred, and Joe--the Time Warp Trio--find themselves face-to-beak with a giant, 266-pound chicken ... who, unfortunately, looks hungry. As the chicken begins to chase them, the boys realize with horror that they are smack-dab in the middle of Daniel Pinkwater's The Hoboken Chicken Emergency!

 

82 - Super-Owl (CD-ROM for testing and training audio perception.) by Hunziker Multimedia - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

The 30 educational games - with two levels of difficulty and two duration options each - provide diagnosis and training of listening skills: pitch, rhythm, timbre and sequence must be matched from simple to complex samples. The training material consists of all sorts of sounds: musical instruments, drums, birds, water, horses, cars, boats and Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Korean and Finnish syllable sequences.

 

83 - Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco - Patricia Gauch (Editor) - Philomel Books; (May 1998) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0399231668 - Little Trisha is overjoyed at the thought of starting school and learning how to read. But when she looks at a book, all the letters and numbers just get jumbled up. Her classmates make matters worse by calling her dummy.

 

84 - The Best Fight by Anne Schlieper - Mary B. Schwark (Illustrator), Denise Mathews (Editor), Judith Mathews (Editor), Albert Whitman & Co; (December 1994)- Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0807506621 - Jamie, a 5th grader, has a learning disability. When others tease Jamie about his reading problem, he responds by fighting, and gets sent to the principal's office. Mr. Wilson, a very perceptive principal, realizes why Jamie is getting into trouble.

 

85 - The Creeps in Room 112 by Victoria Alexander Bennett - 1stBooks Library; (September 2002) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 06, 2003 - Last update: October 28, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1403333157 - This book, written for middle schoolers, shares the struggles and ultimate successes of children with disabilities.

 

86 - The Don't Give Up Kid and Learning Differences by Jeanne Gehret - Sandra A. Depauw (Illustrator) - Verbal Images Pr; Revised edition (March 1996) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1884281109 - In this story, a primary age child called The Don't Give Up Kid by his parents feels like giving up when trying to read. Includes a parent resource guide to learning disabilities.

 

87 - The Grapes of Math: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles by Greg Tang - Harry Briggs (Illustrator) - Scholastic; (February 2001) - Reading level: Ages 6-10 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 043921033X - This innovative and delightful book challenges children ­ and parents ­ to open their minds and solve problems in new and unexpected ways. By looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations displayed within eye-catching pictures, math will become easier and quicker ­ and much more fun ­ than anyone could have ever imagined!

 

88 - The Hard Life of Seymour E. Newton by Ann Bixby Herold - Sherry Neidigh (Illustrator) - Herald Pr; (September 1990) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0836135326 - Peter does well in third-grade math. But, somehow, in writing and spelling, by the time the letters get from his brain to his paper, they get turned around. His Dad thinks he's lazy. Peter just wants to get sick and stay home from school. It takes the perseverance of a spider named Seymour to help Peter work to overcome his learning problems.

 

89 - The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen - Elaine Greenstein (Illustrator) - Fulcrum Pub; (September 1997) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: January 12, 2004.

 

ISBN: 1555913490 - This book tells the heartwarming tale of an elderly woman who notices that a young boy does not have mittens to keep his hands warm as he plays in the neighborhood. She knits a pair of mittens for him, and soon finds herself knitting mittens for many other children.

 

90 - The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale by Jan Brett - Putnam Pub Group Juv; Board edition (October 1996) - Reading level: Baby-Preschool - Posting date: January 12, 2004.

 

ISBN: 0399231099 - Jan Bretts adaptation of a Ukrainian folk tale about a boy who asks his grandmother for white mittens, and his adventures when he loses them in the snow.

 

91 - The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore - Mary Engelbreit (Illustrator) - HarperCollins; (September 23, 2003) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: December 08, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0060081600 - Readers young and old are invited into the enchanting world of Mary Engelbreit in this sparkling edition of Clement C. Moore's classic poem. It is the night before Christmas, in a house so cozy and colorful, so filled with expectation, so dusted with Christmas magic that only this beloved illustrator could have created it. Shhh. A mouse is asleep in its snug den and children are dreaming as sugarplum fairies flutter around their bed. Then there's the jingle of bells.

 

92 - The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg - Houghton Mifflin Co; edition (October 28, 1985) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: December 08, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0395389496 - A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa. 1986 Caldecott Medal book. Full color.

 

93 - The Safe Place by Tehila Peterseil - Pitspopany Press; (September 1, 1996) - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0943706718 - The poignant story of a young girl with learnig problem, including ADD and dyslexia. She finds daily life an emotional and psychological struggle. Until one day, a very special teacher enters her life...

 

94 - The School Survival Guide for Kids With Ld by Rhoda Woods Cummings - Gary L. Fisher, Pamela Espeland (Editor) - Free Spirit Publishing; (September 1991) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0915793326 - This guide offers specific tips and strategies especially for students with LD. Dozens of "school tools" build confidence in reading, writing, spelling, math, and more. Learn to organize time, set goals, stick up for yourself, handle conflict, stay out of trouble, cope with testing, and get help from adults.

 

95 - The Survival Guide for Kids with LD by Gary L. Fisher, Ph.D. - Rhoda Woods Cummings, Rhoda E. Cummings, Jackie Urbanovic (Illustrator) - Free Spirit Publishing; (April 1990) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0915793180 - First published in 1990, The Survival Guide for Kids with LD has helped countless young people with LDand the adults who care about them. Meanwhile, laws have changed and technology has advanced. This revised and updated edition retains the best of the original edition: the warmth, affirmation, and solid information kids need to know theyre smart and can learn, they just learn differently.

 

96 - The Survival Guide for Kids with LD (excerpt) by Gary L. Fisher, Ph.D. - Rhoda Woods Cummings, Rhoda E. Cummings, Jackie Urbanovic (Illustrator) - Free Spirit Publishing; (April 1990) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 20, 2003.

 

Ten Ways to Get Along Better in School - A lot of kids with LD do not like school. After all, it is not fun to have problems learning, especially when most of the other kids are not having problems. That may be why so many kids with LD get into trouble at school. There are some kids with LD who do like school. Maybe they do not like it all of the time, but they like it some of the time. If you do not like school, you can do something about it. There are ways to get along better in school.

 

97 - The Survival Guide for Teenagers with LD by Rhoda Woods Cummings - Gary L. Fisher, Pamela Espeland (Editor), L. K. Hanson - Free Spirit Publishing; (February 1993) - Reading level: Young Adult - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0915793512 - Provides information and advice to young people who have different learning styles on such topics as dating, driving, getting a job, and planning for the future.

 

98 - The Survival Guide for Teenagers with LD (excerpt) by Rhoda Woods Cummings - Gary L. Fisher, Pamela Espeland (Editor), L. K. Hanson - Free Spirit Publishing; (February 1993) - Reading level: Young Adult - Posting date: October 16, 2003.

 

The Law and Your Rights - In school, you have been learning the "three R's": reading, writing, and arithmetic. This chapter is about another "three R's": rights, responsibilities, and respect.

 

99 - The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl - Quentin Blake (Illustrator) - Puffin; Reprint edition (May 1994)- Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

ISBN: 014036837X - The Reverend Robert Lee triumphed over dyslexia as a child, but when he becomes the new Vicar of Nibbleswicke, he is so nervous that his dyslexia returns in a new form.

 

100 - The Worst Speller in Jr. High by Caroline Janover - Backinprint.com; (February 2001) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0595153283 - Katie Kelso is sick of being a dork. Now that she's in seventh grade, she vows that her life will change. She's going to become a P.K.--a Popular Kid. Soon Katie is up to her neck in problems. Spud Larson, the best looking boy in her class and the leader of the P.K.'s, seems to like her. But so does Brian Straus--sensitive, smart, mysterious Brian.

 

101 - The Worst Speller in Jr. High (excerpt) by Caroline Janover - Backinprint.com; (February 2001) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

Katie felt a spitball hit her in the neck. She narrowed her eyes, put both hands on her hips, and spun around to identify her attacker. Six smirking teenage boys sat in the back row of the classroom. Spud Larson tipped back in his desk chair and gave Katie a wink.

 

102 - This Year We Put A Garden In by Elayne Schulman - Ken Bowser (Illustrator) - The Giggles Group; (March 1, 1999) - Reading level: 4-8 - Posting date: October 17, 2003.

 

ISBN: 1892780038 - This Year We Put A Garden In celebrates a child's first explorations growing a garden. Delightful poetry and colorful surprises await your child on every page --for preschool age children and up.

 

103 - Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White - Megan Lloyd (Illustrator) - Holiday House; Reprint edition (September 1997) - Reading level: Ages 4-8. - Posting date: October 06, 2003 - Last update: October 28, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0823413209 - Rebecca Estelle hates pumpkins. She has had pumpkins baked steamed and boiled growing up. She's had just too many pumpkins. One day when she is old, a pumpkin falls into her yard. She buries it. A pumpkin she did not want to see! The result. Pumpkins, too many pumpkins grew from the seeds. She shared the pumpkins with the whole village. Her ideas about pumpkins changed!

 

104 - Trout and Me by Susan Richards Shreve - Knopf; 1st edition (August 13, 2002) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0375812199 - Ever since first grade, Ben's been in trouble, even though he's really not a bad kid. He just can't seem to stop doing things that get him sent to the principal's office. His parents and wise older sister, Meg, swear he'll be fine in his own time, but when a new kid shows up in Ben's fifth-grade class, he's not so sure.

 

105 - Unjust Cause by Tehila Peterseil - Pitspopany Press; (September 1, 1998) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: October 02, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0943706831 - David has dysgraphia, and his family cannot come to terms with his learning disability. Like thousands of other children with learning problems, David believes he is worthless and inadequate. His only hope of improvement is blocked by a father who refuses to face reality until... --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

 

106 - Valentine Mice! by Doug Cushman - Bethany Roberts (Author) - Houghton Mifflin Co; (January 8, 2001) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: February 04, 2004.

 

ISBN: 061805152X - "Skip! Hop! Zip! Nip!" The sprightly characters from Halloween Mice! frolic across a wintry landscape to deliver valentines to all their woodland friends. Lively rhymed text filled with sounds that are fun to say aloud, and a simple mystery -- what happened to the littlest mouse? -- that is happily solved, makes this a perfect book to share with a very young audience.

 

107 - What Is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? by Margaret Friskey - Margot Parker, Matt Bates (Illustrator) - Children's Press; Reprint edition (September 1990) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: January 12, 2004.

ISBN: 0516437844 - This childrens book is a wonderful beginning for children about history and the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

108 - What Would Joey Do? by Jack Gantos - Farrar Straus & Giroux; (October 21, 2002) - Reading level: Ages 9-12. - Posting date: September 26, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0374399867. Modern literature's unlikely hero Joey Pigza is back in Jack Gantos's grand finale to the award-winning trilogy that began with Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key and the Newbery Honor book Joey Pigza Loses Control. Joey, the sweetest, funniest kid on meds you'll ever meet, has enough trouble trying to keep his "active" self together.

 

109 - When Sophie Gets Angry- Really, Really Angry by Molly Garrett Bang - Scholastic; (March 1999) - Reading level: Ages 4-8 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0590189794 - A young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.

 

110 - Why I Love Audio Books by Ben Buchanan - LD OnLine - Posting date: December 26, 2001.

 

Ben Buchanan, despite dyslexia, is the child author of two books inspired by the popular Harry Potter series, My Year with Harry Potter: How I Discovered My Own Magical World and Journey to Gameland: How to Make a Board Game from Your Favorite Children's Book. This month, Ben tells LD OnLine why audio tapes are such an important part of his life.

 

111 - Wings by James Lovegrove - Ian Miller (Illustrator), Barrington Stoke; (May 29, 2001) - Posting date: October 03, 2003.

 

ISBN: 184299011X - This book is suitable for reluctant readers of 13-16 with a reading age of eight years. It is printed on cream paper, which is proven to be more restful on the eye. The font is specially designed to encourage a smooth and easy read. There are frequent page breaks, short, headed chapters and illustrations on almost every page.

 

112 - Yellow Bird and Me by Joyce Hansen - Clarion Books; Reprint edition (April 1991) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0395553881 - "Smoothly written and easy to read; the language with touches of colloquial black English, has strength and vitality . . . the story is particularly valuable for its emphasis on friendship, generosity of spirit, and seeing what's below the surface."

 

113 - Zipper - The Kid with ADHD by Caroline Janover - Rick Powell (Illustrator) - Woodbine House; (November 1997) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

ISBN: 0933149956 - Written at the third-to sixth-grade reading level, this book provides young readers with an inside view of how attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects one young boy, his family, peers, and teachers.

 

114 - Zipper - The Kid with ADHD (excerpt) by Caroline Janover - Rick Powell (Illustrator) - Woodbine House; (November 1997) - Reading level: Ages 9-12 - Posting date: October 15, 2003.

 

Zach yanked the letter out of his book bag. His teacher had written "To The Parents Of Zachary Winson" on the envelop. Mrs. Ginsberg only wrote letters home if something very good or very bad happened. As usual, Zach knew the letter talked about something very bad. He hid the envelope under his pillow and jumped down the stairs two at a time for supper.

 

115 - ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
by Judith Kolberg, Kathleen Nadeau

 

ISBN: 1583913580 - Consumer text focuses on the particular dilemmas and challenges of adults with ADD. Provides organizational skills for life, allowing energy to be focused on strengths, rather than disorder, through the use of humor and compassion. Softcover.

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life is a long overdue response to the needs of adults with attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. It deals directly and exclusively with the greatest challenge that adults with AD/HD face: the problem of disorganization. Once considered a disorder of childhood, we now know that AD/HD is a lifespan disorder and taking charge of one's life to achieve quality of life in the wake of this disorder requires organization. The authors, uniquely qualified within their diverse backgrounds as therapist and professional organizer, come together to offer clear organizing habits that are musts for adults with AD/HD.


The text is based on stories offered by Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, a respected clinician in the field, that describe typical situations of challenges and/or dilemmas of the AD/HD adult. Three main areas of organizing are included: organizing things; organizing papers; and organizing time. Following the stories are sets of solutions, both conventional and innovative, that offer the AD/HD adult options on how to implement the text into his or her own life. Critical to the AD/HD adult is support, and Recommended Levels of Support are included that enable the reader to implement the solution and continue to make it work over time. Each chapter closes with a Chapter Review and this feature shows the level of understanding of the audience by these authors.

 

116 - Adventures in Fast Forward: Life, Love, and Work for the Add Adult by Kathleen G. Nadeau

 

ISBN: 0876308000  - Chesapeake Psychological Services, Bethesda, MD. Consumer health guide on Attention Deficit Disorder for laypersons diagnosed with ADD. Discusses common concerns and questions, including causes, diagnosis, treatments, strategies, and accommodations.

Written in response to common questions posed by adults with ADD in the author's clinical practice - and for all adults with ADD, as well as those who care about them - this book is designed as a clear and practical guide for day-to-day life. The author's perspective is one of compassionate realism as she answers specific questions related to understanding and accommodating ADD whether making daily decisions or larger life choices. No matter where one is in the scenario - curious about ADD, just diagnosed, experiencing particular problems, considering major changes - her are effective strategies to help the person anticipate and negotiate the challenges that come with the condition. The question-and-answer format provides easy access to information. Do I have ADD? What are the symptoms? Would I be taking medication? How can I manage the condition? How do I explain ADD to the significant people in my life? Why can't my spouse understand me? Is this the right job for me? Are there techniques to increase my memory? Can I go back to college and do well? Does ADD affect men and women differently? What should I consider when choosing a doctor or therapist? Will my insurance cover treatment? This is just a small sample of the types of issues addressed. These pages are filled with important tools and tactics for self-care and success - and the personal stories at the end of the book reinforce how and why these approaches work. The resources list and references indicate sources of further support.


117 - ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg

 

ISBN 1583913580  -  Consumer text focuses on the particular dilemmas and challenges of adults with ADD. Provides organizational skills for life, allowing energy to be focused on strengths, rather than disorder, through the use of humor and compassion.

 

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life is a long overdue response to the needs of adults with attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. It deals directly and exclusively with the greatest challenge that adults with AD/HD face: the problem of disorganization. Once considered a disorder of childhood, we now know that AD/HD is a lifespan disorder and taking charge of one's life to achieve quality of life in the wake of this disorder requires organization. The authors, uniquely qualified within their diverse backgrounds as therapist and professional organizer, come together to offer clear organizing habits that are musts for adults with AD/HD.

The text is based on stories offered by Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, a respected clinician in the field, that describe typical situations of challenges and/or dilemmas of the AD/HD adult. Three main areas of organizing are included: organizing things; organizing papers; and organizing time. Following the stories are sets of solutions, both conventional and innovative, that offer the AD/HD adult options on how to implement the text into his or her own life. Critical to the AD/HD adult is support, and Recommended Levels of Support are included that enable the reader to implement the solution and continue to make it work over time. Each chapter closes with a Chapter Review and this feature shows the level of understanding of the audience by these authors. 


118 - YOU MEAN I'M NOT LAZY, STUPID OR CRAZY?!: A Self-help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly

 

ISBN: 0684815311  - Straightforward, practical advice for taking control of the symptoms, minimizing the disabilities, and maximizing the advantages of adult ADD.

 

There is a great deal of literature about children with attention deficit disorder, ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! focuses on the experiences of adults, offering accurate information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior, and it addresses:

* Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses
* Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships -- including how to decrease discord and chaos
* Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory
* Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication

Widely used by support groups around the country, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is the indispensable reference for anyone who faces the challenge of ADD on a daily basis.


119 - ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder by Patricia O., Md. Quinn

 

ISBN: 1557986630 - Armed with the wisdom of both specialists and those who have "been there" themselves, readers with ADD can approach the prospect of college with confidence. This concise handbook is packed with practical information and advice for the smoothest possible transition to college life. Substantially expanded and revised, with chapters written by physicians, psychologists, and educators with expertise in ADD, this new edition of ADD and the College Student provides a wealth of information including:

· Getting in to the college of your choice
· Locating and making full use of resources on campus
· Personal commentaries from college students with ADD
· Securing learning accommodations that highlight your abilities
· Your legal rights as a student with ADD
· Working with an ADD coach
· Life-style habits for your success


120 - Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey

 

ISBN: 0684801280  - Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

 

Amazon Review:  This clear and valuable book dispels a variety of myths about attention deficit disorder (ADD). Since both authors have ADD themselves, and both are successful medical professionals, perhaps there's no surprise that the two myths they attack most persistently are: (a) that ADD is an issue only for children; and (b) that ADD corresponds simply to limited intelligence or limited self-discipline. "The word disorder puts the syndrome entirely in the domain of pathology, where it should not entirely be. Although ADD can generate a host of problems, there are also advantages to having it, advantages that this book will stress, such as high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm, and they are completely overlooked by the 'disorder' model." The authors go on to cite Mozart and Einstein as examples of probable ADD sufferers. (The problem as they see it is not so much attention deficit but attention inconsistency: "Most of us with ADD can in fact hyperfocus at times.") Although they warn against overdiagnosis, they also do a convincing job of answering the criticism that "everybody, and therefore nobody" has ADD. Using numerous case studies and a discussion of the way ADD intersects with other conditions (e.g., depression, substance abuse, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), they paint a concrete picture of the syndrome's realities. Especially helpful are the lists of tips for dealing with ADD in a child, a partner, or a family member. --Richard Farr


121 - The A.D.D. Nutrition Solution : A Drug-Free 30 Day Plan
by Marcia Zimmerman

 

ISBN: 0805061282  - The first scientifically proven, effective, all-natural nutritional alternative to the much-prescribed drug Ritalin Attention deficit disorder is a nutritional deficiency, not a psychological condition. This is the revolutionary discovery Marcia Zimmerman made during her ten years of research as a nutritional biochemist. That conclusion led her to develop a diet that addresses the specific needs of the 17 million adults and children suffering from ADD. Her easy-to-follow thirty-day plan has been proven just as effective as Ritalin in relieving the symptoms of ADD.

Learn:
- How women should boost their nutrition before conception to prevent ADD in their children.
- Why boys are much likelier to be tagged as ADD than girls
- How to get a reliable ADD diagnosis Reasons why parents prefer a diet plan to prescription drugs for ADD children
- The effects of brain allergies on attention span
- Foods to avoid that may exacerbate ADD
- Fats and oils we all need to stay focused
- Calming effects of carbohydrates
- Concentration-enhancing protein
- Why to stay away from simple sugars
- The dangers of artificial food ingredients, and much more

This important book will help us curb the epidemic growth of ADD in this country and change the way we treat those who have it now by addressing its source instead of merely treating its symptoms.

 

122 - ADD In The Workplace: Choices, Changes, And Challenges
by Kathleen G. Nadeau

 

ISBN: 0876308477 - It's one thing to deal with attention deficit disorder in the doctor's office, or at home-but quite another "out there," in the workplace. This unique guide focuses on adults living with ADD, and illustrates various ways to initiate and maintain the best possible work situation. Kathleen Nadeau brings her vast experience to bear on this central concern of adult life. The book is packed full of helpful advice and practical suggestions on everything from day-to-day problems to career issues that can affect a lifetime-and it emphasizes that people with ADD can be just as successful in their jobs and careers as anyone else.

 

ADD in the Workplace features a user-friendly large, open format with summaries at the beginning of each chapter-perfect for ADD adults. It offers an easy-to-follow progression from a general understanding of the situation to various specific issues, including ADD and social skills, job performance, and career choices for young adults with ADD. No ADD adult should be without this clear, comprehensive guide to succeeding in the workplace!


123 - A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults: Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Kathleen G. Nadeau

 

ISBN: 0876307608  - This groundbreaking volume, written by pioneering clinicians and researchers firmly convinced of the neurobiological underpinnings of ADD in adults, is the first to provide broad coverage of this burgeoning field. Written for professionals who diagnose and treat adults with ADD, it provides information from psychologists and physicians on the most current research and treatment issues regarding our understanding of ADD as a neurobiological disorder. According to the contributors, ADD in adults may be responsible for difficulties ranging from minor attention, memory, and organization problems in well-functioning adults to drug abuse and criminal behavior. A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults begins by addressing the history of ADD and the evolution of our understanding of the disorder. The neurobiology of ADD is examined, laying a solid foundation for the clinician to develop a scientific understanding of this complex syndrome. The assessment and differential diagnosis of ADD is explored from the perspectives of a variety of specialists in the field. This includes an exploration of the interrelationships between attention deficit disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities that may interact with ADD to affect cognitive functioning, and an examination of the connections between ADD and a host of psychiatric conditions.

 

Also covered is the process of differential diagnosis from a neurological perspective, which will help the non-medically trained clinician better to determine when a complete neurological evaluation seems warranted in the assessment process. Authors examine ADD with and without hyperactivity and describe a wide range of assessment tools that can be useful in developing a full diagnostic picture of different conditions that must be addressed in treating adults with the disorder. A wealth of experience, highly practical suggestions, and an optimistic outlook are the hallmark of the section on treatment. The authors strongly recommend a multifaceted treatment plan combining medication, psychotherapy, and addressing the pervasive self-esteem issues which typically haunt the adult whose condition has gone untreated. Specific treatment issues for Adults with ADD are also discussed. These include:-
-  the development of practical life management skills
-  the difficulties in relationships
-  ADD within the context of marriage and family
-  and higher education and the workplace.

 

The volume concludes with a discussion of the legal implications of the diagnosis of ADD in adults as it pertains to education and employment, the important role of support groups for adults with ADD, and a thought-provoking examination of current and future research including the need for increased public recognition of ADD in adults. A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults is a pioneering volume that will bring the most current information available to the attention of those able to help adult ADD sufferers...vocation and rehabilitation counselors, and numerous psychotherapists who recognize symptoms of depression and anxiety, but perhaps overlook the underlying attention deficit disorder. It will stimulate the interdisciplinary research that is the key to increasing knowledge and educate those who can truly make a difference.






Positive Quotes about ADD   :o)

Sources are linked to book reviews at amazon.com or other source websites.
 
"More and more, the concept of ADD as a disorder is being qualified by inclusion of a string of positive qualities -- such as creativity, high intelligence, ability to do many things at once, an aptitude for small business entrepreneurship, and a powerful intuitive sense." - Susan Burgess, from "Think Fast! The ADD Experience (Hartmann, Bownman & Burgess).
 
"ADD people are high-energy and incredibly good brainstormers. They will often happily work 12 to 15 hours by choice. The business community should not fear ADD. Instead, they should see that they have a potential gold mine here. - Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, a psychologist who is ADD herself (from an ABC News Report)
"You are not disordered." - Lynn Weiss, Ph.D., from "ADD and Creativity - Tapping Your Inner Muse."
 
"Think of an absentminded professor who can find a cure for cancer but not his glasses in the mess on his desk. These are the inventors, creators, poets -- the people who think creative thoughts because they don't think like everyone else." - Martha Denckla, M.D., Director of the Department of Developmental Cognitive Neurology at the Kennedy-Drieger Institute at John Hopkins.
 
"I've worked with many children, and took them all off medication. I think out of all the many we've worked with, there was one little boy we couldn't do much with... But with most of these children, I was told that they were 'little animals', couldn't sit still, were disruptive, couldn't do anything; under my guidance, I found them to be beautiful; they would die for you." - Marie Friedel, Founder and Executive Director, National Foundation for Gifted and Creative Children.
 
"There are many positives with ADD, including a surplus of ideas, creativity, excitement, and interest which accompany this kind of mind." - Sari Solden, "Women With Attention Deficit Disorder."
 
"The same right-brained children who are being labeled and shamed in our schools are the very individuals who have the skills necessary to lead us into the twenty-first century.  These children process visually and randomly, and think holistically.  They are intuitive problem solvers who get the big picture.  They thrive on visual imagery and stimulation; these "attention deficit" kids can spend hours with computer and CD-ROM programs that mirror their thought processes.  It's no wonder they are attracted to computers.  The use of computers is congruent with the way right-brained children think." - Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons from "Right-Brained Children in a Left Brained World"

 
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"GREAT QUOTES"

Here are some great quotes from some famous and not-so-famous people who may be ADD.
 
"The best non-pharmacological treatment for ADD is exercise, sex, and humor. --Dr. Ned Hallowell, Co-author of Driven to Distraction.
 
"I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with a soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments." --Jim Morrison, late member of the rock group; The Doors
 
"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering." --Steven Wright, comedian
 
"Ah! the clock is always slow, It is later than you think." --Robert W. Service
 
"I'm sorry, I wasn't paying attention to what I was thinking." --Shelley Curtiss
 
"On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time." --George Orwell
 
"Never do today what you can put off til tomorrow." --Matthew Browne
 
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." --Thomas Edison
 
"All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room." --Blaise Pascal
 
"It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness." --George Borrow
 
"Too much rest becomes a pain." --Homer
 
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." --Henry David Thoreau
 
"It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word!" --Andrew Jackson
 
"Five minutes! Zounds! I have been five minutes too late all my lifetime!" --Hannah Cowley
 
"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored." --Evelyn Waugh, diary entry (Diaries of Evelyn Waugh)
 
"I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent." --Publilius Syrus
 
"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." --Frank Zappa
 
"ADD is like going through life carrying a one man band contraption, with a broken strap." --Julia Smith-Ruetz
 
"Something a guy never wants to hear, 'Tim, the school called!" --Tim Allen
 
"If they try to rush me, I always say, 'I've only got one other speed and it's slower." --Glen Ford
 
"My room may be a mess, but it's an organized mess. I know right where everything is." --Brandon Curtiss
 
"I love my dust. It shows I had something better to do." --Anonymous
 
"My parents and my former faculty members would be surprised that I'm standing here. While my name appeared on several lists in the dean's office, none of them was the dean's list my parents wanted." --Steve Croft, 60 Minutes Correspondent during a college graduation speech.