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Books To Read For ADHD: Part I


Attention parents!  Are you looking for fun books for you and your child to read about ADHD?  Continue reading this article to find out.

Fish In A Tree

According to, The first book that you and your child may want to read is called “Fish In A Tree” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  According to, the following information can be said about this book:

In Fish in a Tree, sixth grader Ally Nickerson is clever at hiding her reading and writing issues. How? She acts out in class and creates distractions so people won’t figure out what’s really going on. But with the help of her teacher, Mr. Daniels, Ally discovers that she has dyslexia. She gets the support she needs, and her self-confidence skyrockets. This New York Times best-seller sends kids an uplifting message as Ally begins to recognize her own strengths.

This book is typically recommended for children who are 10 years old and older.

My Name Is Brain Brian

According to, the second book that you and your child may want to read is called “My Name Is Brain Brain” by Jeanne Betancourt.  According to, the following information can be noted about this book:

Brian thinks he’s dumb. It doesn’t help that kids laugh when he reads aloud and writes on the board at school. But Brian’s sixth-grade teacher notices him reversing the letters of his name. That makes her suspect he has dyslexia—and she’s right. With more help from his school, Brian finally comes to realize that he’s a smart kid who learns differently. My Name Is Brain Brian reinforces the idea that kids can learn to work around their issues and achieve their goals.

This book is recommended for children who are between the ages of 8 t0 12 years of age.


According to, the third book that may interest you and your child is “Clementine” by Sara Pennypacker.  According to, the following information can be stated about this book:

Life can be tricky for 8-year-olds. Just ask Clementine, who has a really bad week in this first book in the series named after her. On Monday, she gets in trouble for cutting her friend Margaret’s hair off. (Margaret got glue in it, and Clementine was just trying to help!) Every day after that gets worse, and Clementine starts to worry that her parents are going to label her “the hard one.” (Her brother would be “the easy one.”) This book never uses the term ADHD, but Clementine has many characteristics of kids with attention issues. So they are likely to relate to her challenges and creative, comic solutions.

This book is recommended for children between the ages of 6 and 8 years of age.


To end this article, three books have been mentioned for children and their parents to enjoy to overcome the obstacles associated with ADHD.

Books To Read For ADHD: Part I

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!

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Walters, L. (2017). Books To Read For ADHD: Part I. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 24, 2020, from


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