Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know – Survive the “Summer Slump”

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

The National Summer Learning Association is an organization that highlights the need for continuing academic support for kids during their summer “time-off.” “To succeed in school and life, children need ongoing opportunities to learn. This is especially true during the summer months. Although many imagine summers as carefree and relaxing – it is ever important […]

Harry the Happy Caterpillar Grows: Helping Children Adjust to Change

Harry the Happy Caterpillar

Children feel safe with stability and sameness. The idea of change can bring about stress. But for a child with isms, change can be that much more difficult. When a child with isms has figured certain things out in his life, change can appear to be too challenging and he does not want to have […]

A is for Autism, F is for Friend


A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid’s Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism is a very valuable tool in teaching children about their peers who have Autism. I love how the book is told from Chelsea’s point of view. Chelsea is 11 years old and has “severe” Autism. […]

A Charming Story About Autism, Horses and Friendship

apples for cheyenne

“Apples for Cheyenne: A story about autism, friendship and horses” written by Elizabeth King Gerlach and illustrated by Kim Miller is a delightful children’s book that touched me on a personal and professional level. I grew up in a family affected by autism, and during those growing up years, my favorite hobby was horseback riding. […]

I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out

I Get It I Get It

“I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out, is about a boy’s triumph over Auditory Processing Disorder from a child’s point of view. Colorful illustrations bring to life John’s journey from confusion to understanding. John encounters difficult situations at home and in school. He loses faith in himself and feels overwhelmed, frustrated […]

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Squirmy Wormy: How I Learned To Help Myself

Squirmy Wormy

This enjoyable and visually appealing children’s book is a perfect read for any little squirm worm. An inspiring and colorful picture book, the author takes you through various scenarios with Tyler, a little boy with sensory processing disorder. Squirmy Wormy is a wonderful way to teach your child to learn the “whys and hows” when […]

Teaching Classmates about Acceptance

the friendship puzzle

I am an aficionado of children’s books!  I love a well-written story that helps to explain a complicated theme to children.  I also appreciate when an author tells a story that she is connected with due to personal experience.  Stories such as these transcend the norm of a ‘children’s book” as it helps parents and […]

Pay Attention, Emily Brown!


If you are a parent of a child who has difficulty focusing, “Pay attention!” is probably 0n your short list of phrases.  Kids with ADHD, autism, sensory issues, and more will enjoy this amusing and yet loving book. was written by Linda Burton, a mother who has hands-on experience parenting her children with ADHD. She […]

The Wonderful Story of Warren, An Autism Spectrum Dinosaur


 is a coloring book that tells a story. Written by Annette L. Becklund, LCSW and illustrated by Ray Gulzeth, it describes the experiences of a young autism spectrum dinosaur named Warren. Warren has special interests that he enjoys: drawing, painting, and playing the piano. The story begins by showing his special interests and talents and […]

What it Is to Be Me! Sharing Books on Autism with your Kids on the Spectrum


Recently, the topic of introducing the subject of autism to kids (who are on the spectrum) has been on my radar. Having so many friends who have kids being diagnosed on the autism spectrum, has led some of them to approach me on suggested books used to help their children better understand why they are […]

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