Groves Teachers Share Favorite Book Selections for Young Readers

The Groves faculty and staff share their book recommendations for young reluctant readers and students with learning disabilities like dyslexia and ADHD.

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” ― Victor Hugo

Favorite books for young readers featuring characters with learning and attention challenges:

The Classroom Mystery: A Book About ADHD, by Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway (Author), Ana Sanfelippo (Illustrator)
Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book about Living with ADHD, by Jeanne Kraus (Author), Whitney Martin (Illustrator)
Focused Ninja: A Children’s Book About Increasing Focus and Concentration at Home and School (Ninja Life Hacks), by Mary Nhin
It’s Hard to be A Verb, by Julia Cook
The Map Challenge (A Book About Dyslexia), by Tracy Packiam Alloway (Author), Ana Sanfelippo (Illustrator)
Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets, by Barbara Esham
My Mouth is A Volcano, by Julia Cook
Otto Learns About His Medicine, by Dr. Matthew Galvin MD (Author), Sandra Ferraro (Illustrator)
Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures, by Phyllis Carpenter
Taking A.D.D. to School, by Kim Gosselin (Author)
Thank You, Mr. Falker, by Patricia Polacco

Books about dyslexia for young readers:

Did you say Pasghetti?, by Tammy Fortune (Author), Peter Els (Illustrator)
How I Learn, by Brenda S. Miles (Author), Colleen Patterson  (Author), Jane Heinrichs  (Illustrator)
My Brain Needs Glasses: ADHD Explained to Kids, by Annick Vincent
Superflex 2-Book Set, by Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner

Favorite book series for reluctant young readers and readers who have learning and attention challenges:

Absolutely Lucy Book Series, by Ilene Cooper, Amanda Harvey
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Series, by Jeff Kinney
Dogman Book Series,  by Dav Pilkey
Big Nate Book Series, by Lincoln Peirce
Dragon Masters Book Series, by Tracey West and Damien Jones
The Littles Book Series, by John Peterson
Mercy Watson Book Series, by Kate DiCamillo
My Weirder School Book Series, by Dan Gutman
PAF Reading Series
Step Into Reading Series (Levels 1-5)  
Usborne Young Reading Series (Books 1-4)
Who Was? Book Series

For additional information and resources about learning disabilities, visit the Groves Learning Challenge Resources page.


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