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Learning Disabilities: Resource List

Books for Children


Ages 4 to 8

  • How Dyslexic Benny Became a Star: A Story of Hope for Dyslexic Children and Their Parents by Joe Griffith Yorktown Press, 1998
  • Brian Has Dyslexia by Jenny Leigh Red Kite, 2004
  • It’s Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos Barron’s Educational 2007
  • When Will I Read? by Miriam Cohen BantamDoubleday, 1996

Ages 8 to 12

  • Adam Zigzag by Barbara Barrie Delacorte Press, 1994
  • Do Bananas Chew Gum? by Jamie Gilson Econo-Clad, Books, 1999
  • Hank Zipper: Day of the Iguana by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Grossett & Dunlop, 2003
  • Hank Zipper: I Got a "D" in Salami by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Grossett & Dunlop, 2003
  • Hank Zipper: Niagra Falls, or Does It? by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Grossett & Dunlop, 2003
  • Hank Zipper: The Zippity Zinger by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Grossett & Dunlop, 2003
  • If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi? by Barbara Esham Mainstream Connections, 2008
  • Last to Finish: A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class by Barbara Esham Mainstream Connections 2008
  • Learning Disabilities by Paul Almonte Macmillan, 1992
  • Succeeding with DL: 20 True Stories About Real People with LD (Learning Differences) by Jill Lauren, Free Spirt, 1997
  • The Don't-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences by Jeanne M. A. Gehret, Sandra A. Depauw Verbal Images Press, 1996
  • The Best Fight by Anne Schlieper, Mary Beth Schwark (illustrator) A. Whitman, 1995
  • Trouble With School: A Family Story About Learning Disabilities by Kathryn Dunn Woodbine House, 1993
  • What is Dyslexia: A Book for Kids and Adults by Alan Hultquist Jessica Kingsley Publishing, 2008
  • Yes I Can!: Struggles from Childhood to the NFL by Neil Smith with Brad Hamann Addax Publishing Group, distributed by Andrews McMeel Pub., 1998

Young Adult

  • All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student's Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders by Mel Levine Educators Publishing Service, 1993
  • Dolphin Sky Ginny Rorby Putnam's Sons, 1996
  • Dyslexia by Wendy Moragne Millbrook Press, 1997
  • Learning Disabilities: the Ultimate Teen Guide by Penny Paquette Scarecrow Press, 2006
  • The Survival Guide for Kids with LD (Learning Differences) by Gary Fisher Free Spirit Press, 2002
  • The Worst Speller in Jr. High by Caroline Janover Free Spirit Publishing, 1995
  • Trouble With School: A Family Story About Learning Disabilities by Kathryn Dunn Woodbine, 1993

Books for Adults


  • Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents by Gavin Reid Wiley, 2004
  • Helping Children Overcome Learning Difficulties by Jerome Rosner BookSurge, 2009
  • Helping Your Dyslexic Child: A Step-by-Step Program for Helping Your Child Improve Reading, Writing, Spelling, Comprehension, and Self-Esteem by Eileen M. Cronin Prima Publishing, 1997
  • How to Reach & Teach Children & Teens With Dyslexia by Cynthia Stowe Center for Applied Research in Education, 2000
  • Parenting A Struggling Reader by Susan Hall Broadway Books, 2002
  • Practical Strategies For Living With Dyslexia by Maria Chivers Jessica Kinglsey Publishing, 2000
  • The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success by Brock Eide Hyperion, 2006
  • What Is Dyslexia? A Book Explaining Dyslexia For Kids And Adults To Use Together Alan M. Hultquist Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • You and Your Child: Making Sense of Learning Disabilities by Sheila Hollins Karnac, 2005


  • A Parent's Guide to Special Education: Insider Advice on How to Navigate the System and Help Your Child Succeed by Linda Wilmshurts and Alan Brue AMACOM, 2005
  • The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child by Lawrence Seigel NOLO, 2007
  • Learning Disabilities: How to Recognize and Manage Learning and Behavioral Problems in Children by Trudy Carlson Benline Press, 1997
  • Learning a Living: A Guidebook to Career Success for People with ADD, Learning Disabilities & Dyslexia by Dale S. Brown Woodbine House, 2001

Other Resources

Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
P.O. Box 40303
Overland Park, KS 66204
(913) 492-8755

National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Ave. Ste. 3401
New York, NY 10016
(212) 545-7510

Learning Disabilities Assn. of America (LDA)
4156 Library Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(412) 341-1515

The Orton Dyslexia Society
724 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
(800) 222-0312

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2011-02-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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