Books for Children by Topic


(Please review books before reading with your child)

ADHD/Executive Functioning

The ADHD Workbook for Kids by Lawrence Shapiro (for kids and


I Can’t Find My Whatchamacallit! by Julia Cook

It’s Hard to Be Five: How to Work My Control Panel by Jamie Lee Curtis

It’s Hard to Be a Verb by Julia Cook

Planning Isn’t My Priority… And Making Priorities Isn’t In My Plan by Julia Cook

Sometimes I Drive My Mom Crazy but I Know She is Crazy About Me by Lawrence Shapiro

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD by John F. Taylor



How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis

We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families by Todd Parr



Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri Meiners

Hands are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It’s Ok to Back Away by Howard Binkow

Soda Pop Head by Julia Cook

When Sophie Gets Angry- Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang



But What If? by Sue Graves

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Priscilla’s Predicament… the Worrywart Woes by Stephie McCumbee

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner (for kids and adults)

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook


Berenstain Bears and the Bully by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Bully B.E.A.N.S by Julia Cook

Don’t Laugh At Me by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies by Howard Binkow

My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill  and Laura Huliska-Beth

Say Something by Peggy Moss


Conflict Resolution

Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns We Can All Get Along by Howard Binkow

Talk and Work It Out by Cheri Meiners


Dealing with Disabilities, Disorder and/or Diseases


            A Friend Like Simon by Kate Gaynor

            I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism by Pat Thomas

            My Friend with Autism by Beverly Bishop


            The CAN in Cancer by Julia Cook

            Taking Cancer to School by Kim Gosselin


            Blueloon by Julia Cook


            Taking Diabetes to School by Kim Gosselin

Food Allergies

            The Bugabees: Friends with Food Allergies by Amy Recob

            Nutley the Nut-Free Squirrel by Stephanie Sorkin

            The Peanut-Free Café by Gloria Koster

    The Princess and the Peanut Allergy by Wendy McClure



The “D” Word by Julia Cook

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids About Divorce by Sandra Levins

We’ll Always Be There for You by Annette Aubrey


The Feelings Book by Todd Parr

Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book About Feelings by Ed Emberley

Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods that Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain



Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends by Stan and Jan Berenstain

How to be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

How to Lose All of Your Friends by Nancy Carlson

Making Friends Is An Art by Julia Cook



Grief is Like a Snowflake by Julia Cook

I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand: A Child’s Guide to Grief and Loss by  Dianne O’Quinn Burke

What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? By Trevor Romain

When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown



Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey On His Back by Howard Binkow

Liar Liar Pants on Fire by Diane deGroat

Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew by Maryann Cocca-Leffler



A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

Carla’s Sandwich by Debbie Herman

It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr

Odd Velvet by Mary Whitcomb

One of Us by Peggy Moss

Red: A Crayon Story by Michael Hall

The Short Giraffe by Neil Flory

Stand Straight, Ella Kate by Kate Klise

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell



Be Polite and Kind by Cheri Meiners

Howard B. Wigglebottom and Manners Matter by Howard Binkow

Monster Manners by Bethany Roberts and Andrew Glass

Table Talk by Julia Cook



The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein

Penelope Perfect by Shannon Anderson

Priscilla and the Perfect Storm by Stephie McCumbee

Too Perfect by Trudy Ludwig



Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship: Winning Isn’t Everything by Howard Binkow

If Winning Isn’t Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose? by Bryan Smith

Sally Sore Loser by Frank J. Sileo

Winners Don’t Whine and Whiners Don’t Win by Julia Cook

Winners Never Quit by Mia Hamm



A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook

Don’t Squeal Unless It’s A Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales by Jeanie Franz Ransom

Help Me Be Good: Tattling by Joy Berry