I Wish Every Day Were World Book Day

Over my years as an educator and counselor I collected book titles to share with students, colleagues and parents. Now that I consult for schools I continue adding to the list and share relevant sections with my workshop participants. As it is World Book Day, I thought I would share with others and welcome new titles to be included, please email me at jencortedcon@gmail.com for contribution suggestions.
Books for Children and Adolescents


Al Capone Does My Shirts by Choldenko (Middle School)

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Mango Shaped Space by Mass (Middle School)

Marcello in the Real World by Stork (Middle School)

Mockingbird by Erskine (Middle School)

Out of My Mind by Draper (Middle School)

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Stewart (Middle School)

The View from Saturday by Konigsburg (Middle School)

Whale Talk by Crutcher (Middle School)


50 Activities and Games for Kids with ADHD by Patricia O. Quinn and Judith M. Stern

ADD and the College Student, a Guide for High School and College Students with

Attention Deficit Disorder by Patricia O. Quinn

Adolescents and ADD, Gaining the Advantage by Patricia O. Quinn

Annie’s Plan, Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homework by Kraus (Grades 2-5)

Cory’s Stories, A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD by Jeanne Kraus (Ages 6-11)

Ethan Has Too Much Energy by Lawrence Shapiro (grades PreK-3)

Help is On the Way, A Child’s Book About ADD by Marc A. Nemiroff and Jane

Annunziata (Ages 5-9)

Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention, A Book for Kids About ADHD by Kathleen Nadeau

and Ellen Dixon (Ages 6-10)

Otto Learns About His Medicine, A Story About Medication for Children with ADHD by

Matthew Galvin (Ages 4-8)

Putting on the Brakes, Young People’s Guide to Understanding ADHD by Patricia O. Quinn

(Ages 8-13)

Sometimes I Drive My Mom Crazy, But I Know She’s Crazy About Me, A Self-esteem Book for

ADHD Children by Lawrence Shapiro

Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures, My ADD Journal by Me (Sparky) by Phyllis Carpenter

and Marti Ford (Ages 5-11)

Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD by Kathleen Nadeau

Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD or LD by Kathleen Nadeau (Grades 4-6)

The “Putting on the Brakes” Activity Book for Young People with ADHD by Patricia O. Quinn

(Ages 8-13)

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

Adoption and Foster Care

All About Adoption, How Families Are Made and How Kids Feel About It by Marc

Nemiroff and Jame Annunziata (Ages 4-8)

Finding The Right Sport, When Kids Can’t Live With Their Parents by Janice Levy (Ages


Horace by H. Keller

Maybe Days, A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn

Wright (Ages 4-10)

The Forever Family by R. Banish

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

This is Howe We Became a Family, An Adoption Story by Wayne Willis (All Ages)

Zachary’s New Home, A Story for Foster and Adopted Children by Geraldine and Paul

Blomquist (Ages 3-8)


Brave New World by Huxley (Middle School)

Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Kelly (Middle School)

Feather Boy by Singer (Middle School)

Finding Grace by Brugman (Middle School)

Lord of the Flies by Golding (Middle School)

Mare’s War by Davis (Middle School)

One Crazy Summer by Williams-Garcia (Middle School)

The Giver by Lowry (Middle School)

Anger Management

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Voirst

Andrew’s Angry Words by D. Lachner

Don’t Pop Your Cork on Monday’s: The Children’s Anti-Stress Book by Adolph Moser

Don’t Rant and Rave on Wednesday’s: The Children’s Anger-Control Book by Adolph Moser

Happy and Sad, Grouchy and Glad by Sesame Street

I Hate My Sister Maggie by Crescent Dragonwagon

I Was So Mad! By Mercer Mayer

Josh’s Smiley Faces, A Story About Anger by Gina Ditta Donahue (Ages 3-6)

Oh Bother! Somebody’s Fighting by Nikki Grimes

Oh Bother! Somebody’s Grumpy by Betty Birney

Sometimes I’m Bombaloo by Rachel Vail

The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight by Stan and Jan Berenstain

The Anger Workbook by Lorraine Bilodeau

The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

Too Nice! By Marjorie White Pellegrino Ages 8-12

Tristan’s Temper Tantrum by Caroline Formby

What to Do When Your Temper Flares, A Kid’s guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger by

Dawn Huebner (Ages 6-12)

When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman

When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang


A Boy and A bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book by Lori Lite

A Terrible Thing Happened, A Story For Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma by

Margaret Holmes (Ages 4-8)

Cat’s Got Your Tongue? A Story for Children Afraid to Speak by Charles E. Schaefer (Ages 8-


Into The Great Forest, A Story for Children Away From Parents for the First Time by Irene

Wineman Marcus and Paul Marcus (Ages 3-7)

I Don’t Know Why, I Guess I’m Shy, A Story About Taming Imaginary Fears by Barbara S. Cain

(Ages 4-8)

I Know What To do, A Kid’s Guide to Natural Disasters by Bonnie S. Mark and Aviva Layton

(Ages 8-13)

Jessica and the Wolf, A story for Children Who Have Bad Dreams by Ted Lobb (Ages 3-8)

Jenny Is Scared! When Sad Things Happen in the World by Carol Shuman (Ages 4-8)

Mom, Dad, Come Back Soon by Debra L. Pappas (Ages 3-7)

Night Light, A Story for Children Who Are Afraid of the Dark by Jack Dutro (Ages 3-7)

Scary Night Visitors, a Story for Children with Bedtime Fears by Irene Wineman Marcus and

Paul Marcus (Ages 3-7)

The Magic Box, When Parents Can’t Be There To Tuck You In by Marty Sederman and Seymour Epstein (Ages 3-8)

What To Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn

Huebner (Ages 6-12)

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Big and Loud Things by Inger Maier (Ages 3-7)

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother by Inger Maier (Ages 3-7)

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Trying New Things by Inger Maier (Ages 3-7)

Body Image- Girls

Firebird by Misty Copeland (Ages 8+)

Flora the Flamingo by Molly Idle (Ages 4+)

Flora the Penguin by Molly Idle (Ages 4+)

Freckleface Strawberry by Julie Ann Moore (Ages 5+)

Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabby Douglas and Michelle Burford

(Ages 10+)

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow (Ages 12+)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Ages 12+)

Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabby Douglas and Michelle Burford


Boundaries, Where You End and Begin by Anne Katherine (7th grade through teen)

Too Nice! By Marjorie White Pellegrino (Ages 8-12)

Uncle Willy’s Tickles, A Child’s Right to Say No by Marcie Aboff (Ages 3-8)


100 Things Guys Need to Know by Bill Zimmerman

Boys Know It All, Wise Thoughts and Tacky Ideas From Guys Like You by Boys Just Like You