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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.

My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir
My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir
By: Samantha Abeel
Age Level: Teen
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Samantha Abeel couldn't tell time, remember her locker combination, or count out change at a checkout counter -- and she was in seventh grade. For a straight-A student like Samantha, problems like these made no sense. She dreaded school, and began having anxiety attacks. In her thirteenth winter, she found the courage to confront her problems -- and was diagnosed with a learning disability. Slowly, Samantha's life began to change again. She discovered that she was stronger than she'd ever thought possible -- and that sometimes, when things look bleakest, hope is closer than you think.

First Day Jitters
First Day Jitters
By: Julie Danneberg
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

It's September, which means it's time for school to start! The alarm rings, but Sarah Jane Hartwell just burrows deeper into her covers, announcing that shes not going, wailing "I dont know anybody, and it will be hard, and … I just hate it, thats all." Finally, Mr. Hartwell firmly orders her down to breakfast, puts her in the car and drops her off to join the children flooding through the school doors. But is Sarah who you expect her to be?

Wings
Wings
By: Christopher Myers
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Stunning, bold collage illustrations carry the action in this reworking of the traditional Greek myth. Here, Icarus becomes Ikarus, a boy of color, who learns to fly in spite of the society in which he lives.

Leo the Late Bloomer
Leo the Late Bloomer
By: Robert Kraus
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Leo isn't reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo's mother isn't. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he's ready.

Will I Have a Friend?
Will I Have a Friend?
By: Miriam Cohen
Illustrated by: Lillian Hoban
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Two new kindergarten students begin a friendship through sharing of a toy, and a sense of interest in the other.

My Teacher's My Friend
My Teacher's My Friend
By: P. K. Hallinan
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader

A happy rhyming book that looks at the friendship between a child and his teacher.

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.

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