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The Top Five ADHD Books for Kids


Navigating life with ADHD can present unique challenges for children, but children’s books have the power to provide understanding, validation, and support. In this carefully curated list of children’s books about ADHD, young readers will discover characters who share their experiences, triumphs, and struggles. From stories that celebrate neurodiversity to practical guides for managing symptoms, these books offer valuable insights and encouragement for children and families alike.

Here’s a List of the Top Five ADHD Books for Kids!

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1. Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids: 60 Fun Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate, Focus, and Succeed by Kelli Miller LCSW MSW

With the right tools, kids can learn to think positively about their ADHD. You can help your child (ages 7-12) understand and manage their ADHD with this engaging workbook full of activities designed for kids.

2. Attention, Girls!: A Guide to Learn All about Your Ad/HD by Patricia O. Quinn

This book is geared exclusively towards girls. It is packed with useful tools for staying in control of schoolwork and relationships. Practical ways to improve organization, focus, and study and homework skills are included. There is also information on making and keeping friends, dealing with emotions, self-esteem, sleep problems, medication, and managing anxiety. 

3. Marvin’s Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! by Raun Melmed, Annette Sexton, and Jeff Harvey

In this book, you’ll meet Marvin, a lovable monster with a twelve-stringed baby fang guitar, a rambunctious case of ADHD, and a diary to record it all. Marvin’s Monster Diary teaches kids how to be mindful, observe their surroundings, and take time to think about their actions.

4. The Boy with the Faster Brain by Peter Shankman

Your child isn’t broken! Transform your child’s ADHD into a superpower that will turbocharge how they learn, think, and grow! In this book, you and your child will meet Peter, his mom and dad, and Dr. Lisa, and learn why having a faster brain is the best thing that a child could ask for.

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

This survival guide is straightforward, friendly, and loaded with practical advice. It will provide kids with the tools they need to not only survive but thrive. With plenty of realistic examples and bright illustrations, The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD is accessible, encouraging, kid-friendly, and even life-changing.

Whether seeking relatable narratives or helpful resources, we hope this collection will uplift and empower children with ADHD on their journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

Looking for more children’s books to support neurodiverse children? Read 10 Children’s Books to Support Executive Function!

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