Realistic Fiction

MG Books About Kids With ADD, OCD and Anxiety

Kids love to see themselves in the books they read. It's comforting to know they're not alone. Authors have become a significant force in bringing awareness of the mental challenges kids face. It's not easy dealing with or understanding ADD, OCD and anxiety, but these books help bring about some clarity and hopefully empathy. Step… Continue reading MG Books About Kids With ADD, OCD and Anxiety

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Books About Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Kids like to see themselves in books, but they also crave understanding of those who are not like them. Diversity of every type is a common theme in children's literature. This list focuses on kids with behaviors on the autism spectrum. It could be the main character or a sibling of the main character with… Continue reading Books About Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Realistic Fiction

Middle Grade Books That Tackle Mental Illness

Kids who crave realistic fiction where main characters struggle with dysfunctional family problems will love these selections. Each of the characters are wise beyond their years and step up to the plate to help their parents. Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin Della’s family owns a watermelon farm in North Carolina. It’s been a… Continue reading Middle Grade Books That Tackle Mental Illness