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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
  • ADHD; Woodland Publishing, 1999
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Help is on the Way: A Child's Book About ADD; Marc Nemiroff; Magination Press, 1998
  • Jumpin' Johnny Get Back to Work!; by Michael Gordon; GSI, 1991
  • 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
  • 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: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2008-05-30
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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