ADHD Living With Books for Children With ADHD Titles to Inspire and Teach Kids and Parents Alike By Keath Low Keath Low Keath Low, MA, is a therapist and clinical scientist with the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina. She specializes in treatment of ADD/ADHD. Learn about our editorial process Updated on May 05, 2020 Medically reviewed Verywell Mind articles are reviewed by board-certified physicians and mental healthcare professionals. Medical Reviewers confirm the content is thorough and accurate, reflecting the latest evidence-based research. Content is reviewed before publication and upon substantial updates. Learn more. by Aron Janssen, MD Medically reviewed by Aron Janssen, MD LinkedIn Aron Janssen, MD is board certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry and is the vice chair of child and adolescent psychiatry Northwestern University. Learn about our Medical Review Board Print We independently evaluate all recommended products and services. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Learn more. Hybrid Images/Cultura RM Exclusive/Getty Images If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, you will likely be devoting a lot of time educating yourself about ADHD. It is equally important for your child to understand what the diagnosis means. Even if they are very young, there are ways to help a child grasp what ADHD is so that there is not a cloud of mystery hanging over the diagnosis. Overview Certainly, as a parent, you will want to sit with the child, explain ADHD in a way that they can comprehend, and answer as many questions as possible so that your child doesn't feel either bad or abnormal. Books can help. Many of the best titles provide children an age-appropriate storyline they can identify with, while others offer games and puzzles that can teach the child important skills. Even as a child gets older and progresses from adolescence to the early teens, there are books that can help the child cope with the ever-changing demands of living with ADHD. If your child is very young, you will want to read and discuss the book together. If your child is older and prefers to read alone, take time to read the book in advance so that you can discuss the book later together. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Books for Children The following are books that you can share with your child to help them understand what a diagnosis of ADHD means: 50 Activities and Games for Children With ADHDPatricia O. Quinn A Walk in the Rain with a BrainEdward Hallowell Attention Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HDPatricia O. Quinn Baxter Turns Down His Buzz: A Story for Little Kids About ADHD James M. Foley and Shirley Ng-Benitez Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHDJeanne Krauss and Whitney Martin Eukee the Jumpy Jumpy ElephantClifford Corman and Esther Trevino Help4ADD@High School: The Book You'll Want to Read, Even If Your Mom Bought It For You!Kathleen G. Nadeau Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHDKatelyn Mabry I Can Do That: A Book on Self-Regulation (Can Do Kids Series)Kayla J. W. Marnach I Can't Sit Still! Living with ADHDPam Pollack, Meg Belviso, and Marta Fabrega I Have Bees in My Brain: A Child's View of InattentivenessTrish Hammond I Would If I Could: A Teenager’s Guide to ADHD/HyperactivityMichael Gordon Joey Pigza Loses ControlJack Gantos Jumpin' Johnny Get Back to Work! A Child’s Guide to ADHD/HyperactivityMichael Gordon Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD Kathleen G. Nadeau Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (But I Rock It, Big Time)Raun Melmed, Annette Sexton, and Jeff Harvey Otto Learns About His Medicine: A Story About Medication for Children with ADHD Matthew Galvin Putting on the Brakes: Activity Book for Young People with ADHDPatricia O. Quinn, Judith M. Stern, and Neil Russell Putting on the Brakes: Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderPatricia O. Quinn and Judith M. Stern Shelley, the Hyperactive TurtleDeborah M. Moss Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures: My ADD JournalPhyllis Carpenter Super Emotions! A Book for Children with ADD/ADHDLionel Lowy The ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, and Self-ControlLaurence E. Shapiro The Adventures of Phoebe Flower: That's What Kids Are ForBarbara Roberts The Girls’ Guide to ADHD: Don’t Lose This Book!Beth Walker The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHDJohn F. Taylor Understanding My Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderKara T. 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