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Different Croaks for Different Folks
Different Croaks for Different Folks
By: Midori Ochiai
Illustrated by: Hiroko Fujiwara
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Some of us learn things in a different way from those around us — do you too? One frog might need a bit of help with counting; another might not know how to behave around other frogs. Other young frogs in this book are easily distracted and get themselves into trouble. But help is at hand: if we think differently about things that we find difficult, we can find our own ways to get better at doing them.

The Survival Guide for Teenagers with LD
The Survival Guide for Teenagers with LD
By: Rhoda Woods Cummings & Gary L. Fisher, Ph.D.
Age Level: Teen
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Adulthood is nothing to be frightened of, even if you have LD. This guide is aimed at helping prepare you not only for academic success, but for life as an adult. It helps explain how kids get into LD programs, clarifies your legal rights and responsibilities, and covers other vital topics including assertiveness, jobs, friends, dating, self-sufficiency, and responsible citizenship.

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD
The Survival Guide for Kids with LD
By: Gary L. Fisher, Ph.D.
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

First of all, know this — you're smart and can learn! You just learn differently. This guide will help answer some of your important questions about having LD, such as "Why is it hard for kids with LD to learn?" and "What happens when you grow up?" It will also provide suggestions on how to deal with issues in school and take some of the mystery out of what having LD means (and doesn't mean). Includes resources for parents and teachers.

The Kissing Hand
The Kissing Hand
By: Audrey Penn
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school - he wants to stay home with his mother. She tells him he'll make new friends and read new stories. Plus, she's going to share a special, family secret with him - the Kissing Hand. This secret, she tells him, will make school seem as cozy as home.

Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade (Hank Zipzer)
Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade (Hank Zipzer)
By: Henry Winkler
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Hank creates an elaborate scheme to have his parents win an out-of-town trip so they're gone during teacher-conference days.

Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention
Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention
By: Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

This book offers practical advice and tips on areas such as learning to relax, improving your memory, staying focused, getting homework done, and making friends.

How Dyslexic Benny Became a Star
How Dyslexic Benny Became a Star
By: Joe Griffith
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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.

How Many Days Until Tomorrow?
How Many Days Until Tomorrow?
By: Caroline Janover
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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. So Josh secretly plans to run away back to New Jersey. However, despite gruff Gramps, Josh finds himself captivated by life on Sea Island and all of the challenges it offers him. Plus, Josh discovers unexpected romance and kinship with a young visitor. His biggest challenge, though, comes at the end of the summer when he faces a life-threatening emergency and uses skills he didn't know he had to lead the rescue.

Phoebe Flower's Adventures: Phoebe's Best Best Friend
Phoebe Flower's Adventures: Phoebe's Best Best Friend
By: Barbara Roberts
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Phoebe Flower's is having some friendship troubles. Plus, her impulsivity and distractibility have landed her in trouble at school again. Her parents and the school principal decide that Phoebe needs a little help to get back on track. At first, Phoebe is worried when she hears her parents talking about something called ADD. But then her mother confides to Phoebe that she had similar problems as a girl. With Mom's encouragement, Phoebe struggles with a writing assignment. Completing it at last, Phoebe is proud of her accomplishment, and excited that, through her writing; she's discovered the true meaning of best friend.

Pay Attention, Slosh!
Pay Attention, Slosh!
By: Mark Smith
Illustrated by: Gail Piazza
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

When Josh's friends call him "Slosh," it's particularly painful. Although he's smart when it comes to computers and math, Josh also has ADHD � Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder. After talking to his teacher, Josh's parents decide to take him to a doctor, and things start looking up. Best of all, over time, Josh's classmates come to appreciate him as just another one of the guys.

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