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Project June Bug
Project June Bug
By: Jackie Minniti
Age Level: Adult
Reading Level: Community

Life is good for Jenna Bianchi. She's just started her second year of teaching English at Morrison High School, a job she loves. She has a pet parrot with attitude. And there's a handsome math teacher who wants to be more than just friends. But everything changes when a defiant, disruptive tenth grader walks into her classroom.

With a smart mouth and a swagger to match, Michael Tayler is a problem for Jenna from the very first day. His school record screams troublemaker, and Jenna wonders if the new year is already doomed. But when she reads Michael's first poetry assignment, she recognizes it for what it truly is: a cry for help.

Michael's presence sets into motion a chain of events that turns Jenna’s perfect life upside-down and threatens to destroy her career. Faced with a challenge unlike anything she’s ever known, Jenna commits to doing what no one has done for Michael Tayler before.

A Prairie Day with Annie
A Prairie Day with Annie
By: Michelle Fattig
Illustrated by: Josh Fattig
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

"Written by school psychologist Michelle Fattig, who herself lives a highly successful life even though she has ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome, A Prairie Day with Annie is novel for young readers featuring a pair of children, Michelle and John, who have Asperger's Syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder. They apply their unique perspective and insight to combat crime and evil, and further world peace. Black-and-white illustrations and a large typeface gentle on the eyes distinguish this easy-to-read chapter book and its upbeat message life with ADD and Asperger's. A handful of black-and-white illustrations by Michelle's son Josh Fattig, who also has Asperger's Syndrome and ADD, round out this excellent novel for young readers ready to start on their first ever chapter books."
—Mary Cowper, Midwest Book Review

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
By: Jack Gantos
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Joey is out of control. He knows it, his mom knows it, and the school knows it. Nothing seems to remedy his behavior until Joey runs away from a class field trip, hurts a classmate, and is sent to a special education program. There, his medications are regulated and Joey achieves a level of control.

Distant Drums, Different Drummers: A Guide for Young People with ADHD
Distant Drums, Different Drummers: A Guide for Young People with ADHD
By: Barbara Ingersoll, Ph.D.
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Do people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have a "Deficit" and a "Disorder"? Or are they just different in some ways from people around them? In Distant Drums and Different Drummers, the author presents a more positive perspective on ADHD — one that stresses the value of individual differences. The child with ADHD, with his penchant for novelty and exploration, his boundless energy, and his tendency to take risks, is seen as the descendant of a long line of adventures and explorers stretching far back beyond the beginnings of recorded history.

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.

Help4ADD@High School
Help4ADD@High School
By: Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.
Age Level: Teen
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Designed like a Web site, this book provides straight talk on high school drugs, sex, friends, driving, parents, college and much, much more. It can help make your High School years a time that you can feel good about, instead of one long struggle. Help4ADD@HighSchool includes tips on how to study smarter, not harder; information about your rights in school, and the ways that your high school can help you succeed; tips on getting along better at home; on dating; sex; getting enough sleep, the importance of exercise; and much more. It's a survival guide for high school students with ADD!

All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student's Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders
All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student's Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders
By: Mel Levine
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Understand how you learn, how weaknesses can make learning difficult, and how your strengths can be used to improve your learning skills. The world is made up of "all kinds of minds" and each one needs to be appreciated. Also available on audio tape.

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.

Putting on the Brakes
Putting on the Brakes
By: Patricia O. Quinn, M.D. & Judith M. Stern
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

So you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I bet that means you also have a lot of questions, doubts, and fears. This book provides some answers as well as advice on how to deal with ADHD.

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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