by Barthe DeClements
Puffin Books, $5.99; for ages 9–12
Purchase Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You
Many kids struggling with learning disabilities hide their problems. They memorize books they hear, or fly below the radar in class by being quiet.
Their fears of being “discovered” or repeating a grade are very real, and they need to learn that it’s okay to need help. Your child can learn this along with Helen, a student who fears she’ll be in sixth grade forever.