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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • The ADD Book for Kids Shelly Rotner Millbrook Press, 2000
  • Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets by Barbara Esham Mainstream Connections, 2008
  • Otto Learns About His Medicine: a Story About Medication for Children with ADHD by Sandra Ferrano Magination Press, 1995
  • Taking A.D.D. To School: A "School" Story About Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Weiner, Ellen JayJo Books, 1999
  • Understanding My Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Kara Tamanini Eloquent Bks, 2008
  • Why Can't Jimmy Sit Still?: Helping Children Understand ADHD by Sandra L. Tunis illustrations by Maeve Kelly New Horizon Press, 2004

Ages 8 to 12

  • 80HD: A Child’s Perspective on ADHD by Trish Wood Tate Publ, 2008
  • A Child's Guide to Concentrating: For Kids With ADHD by Bonita Blazer Shire Richwood, 1998
  • A.D.D. not B.A.D. by Audrey Penn Child & Family Press, 2003
  • ADHD by Philippa Pigache Heinemann Library, 2004
  • Attention Deficit Disorder by Carol Baldwin Heinemann Library, 2003
  • Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD by Patricia Quinn Magination Press, 2009
  • Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living With ADHD by Jeanne Kraus illustrated by Whitney Martin Magination Press, 2005
  • Eagle Eyes: A Child's Guide to Paying Attention by Jeanne Gehret Verbal Images Press, 1996
  • Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADD by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen B. Dixon (2nd ed) Magination Press, 1997
  • Sparky's Excellent Misadventures: My A.D.D. Journal by Phyllis Carpenter Marti Ford Magination Press, 1999
  • Stuck on Fast Forward: Youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Shirley Brinkerhoff Mason Crest Publishers, 2004
  • Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD by John Taylor Free Spirit, 2006
  • The A.D.D. Book For Kids by Shelly Rotner Millbrook Press, 2000
  • The "Putting On The Brakes" Activity Book For Young People With ADHD by Patricia O. Quinn, M.D. Magination Press, 2001

Young Adult

  • ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg, Routlege, 2002
  • Fidget to Focus: Outwit Your Boredom: Sensory Strategies for Living with ADD by Roland Rotz: iUniverse, 2005
  • Girls' Guide to AD/HD: Don't lose this book! by Beth Walker, Woodbine House, 2004

Books for Adults

  • 10 Days to a Less Distracted Child: the Breakthrough Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen, Learn, Focus and Behave by Jeffery Bernstein, DaCapo Press, 2007
  • A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • The AD/HD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice For Parents From Parents by Colleen Alexander-Roberts Taylor Trade Publishing, 2006
  • ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide by Michael Reiff American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004
  • ADHD - Living Without Brakes Martin L. Kutscher Jessica Kingsley, 2008
  • From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting of Challenging Children with ADHD and Other Behavioral Problems by Janet Heininger Perigee, 2001
  • Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD: How to Cut Through Red Tape and Get What You Need from Doctors, Teachers, Schools, and Healthcare Plans by Peter Jensen Guilford, 2004
  • Managing Teens With ADD/ADHD: Practical Tools & Strategies For Dealing With Difficult Behaviors by Grad L. Flick Center for Applied Research in Education, 2000
  • Practical Ideas That Really Work for Students with ADHD by Kathleen McConnell PRO-ED, 2000
  • School Success for Kids with ADHD by Stephan Silverman Prufrock Press, 2009
  • Teaching Teens with ADD and ADHD: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents by Chris Dendy Woodbine House, 2000
  • The ADD & ADHD Answer Book by Susan Ashley Sourcebooks, 2005
  • Understanding Girls With ADHD by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen Littman, Patricia O. Quinn Advantage Books, 1999
  • When Your Child has ADD/ADHD by Rebecca Rutledge Adams Media, 2008

Other Resources

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 233-4050

National ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)
9930 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., #3E
Mentor, OH 44060

National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016-8806

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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