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Enter to win one of three copies of "My Wandering Dreaming Mind" — a refreshingly positive illustrated book for children with ADHD — by answering this question below: What is on your child's (or your) summer reading list?

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  1. Reading for us is a calming tool as much as enriching his reading capabilities. Currently my son is reading the Bark Park Series on Epic. We usually do our local library reading program, but last year due to covid and it looks like this year as well, it was cancelled. We have hears good things about the Tree House Series and I want to find books that ‘star’ kids that are autistic or have ADHD, so he can relate and see that he’s not alone. We also started a Ramona book, as her lively, imaganitive and quirky personality he can relate with too.

  2. I plan on reading The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene. My son (7) plans on doing a lot of Minecraft reading such as the System Overload series by Mark Cheverton.

  3. Currently on my bedside table :
    American Masters 1940 – 1980 .. a catalog of an art exhibition
    Introducing Jung, Maggie Hyde and Michael McGuiness
    Deer Hunting with Jesus, Joe Bageant
    IKEA design and Identity, Eva Atle Bjarnestam

    and a stack of magazines

  4. We have an awesome reading list planned for my 10-year-old son. He’s a great reader and we have an awesome $1 bookstore close by. Some of our reading goals are to finish the Harry Potter books, start on some series of fantasy and adventure, and get more “Guiness Book of World Records”-type books because he absolutely loves that type of collection. His special interests show up in a lot of our reading and school work and once in a while he’ll write a comic about them, but his expressive language lags behind. I’ve struggled to explain to him his “superpowers” as a kid with ADHD and autism, and I feel so much like this book would help!

  5. Summer reading :
    A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
    I will surprise my friend
    Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus
    My brain need glasses
    Hi It’s me I have ADHD

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  6. My daughter is reading the Geronimo Stilton series. The books are illustrated to create engagement drawing attention. We are also reading together the Heartland Series. I love engaging with my kids in reading. Having books that help kids understand their brains. We can and will… This is phenomenal. 🙂

  7. My 7 year old really enjoys the Pinkalicious books and Amelia Bedelia books. Other books that she frequents are pretty much any Dr Suess book.

  8. My 5yo loves to read. We’re reading My Whirling Twirling Motor, Bee Still, anything Dr Seuss.

  9. My son would really love to win this book! It’s great to have a character you can relate to in a story. He’s currently reading Attack Of The Not-So-Virtual Monsters by Kim Harrington and Planet Earth Is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos. Fingers crossed we’re lucky enough to get this great work of art!

  10. I would love to win this for my 5 year old daughter! She hasn’t been diagnosed yet, but I highly suspect she has ADHD. My 6 year old son is diagnosed and I was diagnosed as an adult, so the chances are pretty solid. On our summer reading list are more from the Geronimo Stilton series, non-fiction books about animals and “Arthur” books. Thankfully all of my kids love to read, so this is a great way to reach them!

  11. My 14 year old daughter is reading the fourth Harry Potter book, and we are reading Lois Duncan’s books aloud, beginning with “Down a Dark Hall.”

  12. My daughter has the Boxcar Children books and The Rose Years series on her reading list this summer.

  13. I will be reading “I wish my Teacher Knew” and “I wish for Change” Both by Kyle Schwartz

  14. I received a diagnosis at age 40 and I see some traits in my 8 year old. I would love to do read alouds or listen to audiobooks with my child that touches on diversity in ability. We only have access to books offered online via the public library, but I would like to read the “A Boy Called Bat” series. I always look for books that I can share with my child and use as speech therapist after finishing grad school.

  15. My son loves the DogMan books. He wants to read them all. He also likes CaveBoy Dave. I think he likes these because he can read them in quick bursts and still understand what is going on. I like them because they keep him reading and he uses them over and over again, unlike other books that just sit on the book shelves. As a family we are working our way through the original BoxCar children series. He likes the adventure stories and it’s a good chance to test his comprehension when we review what has happened each night when we read.

  16. I’m a Behavior Interventionist in an elementary school and work with many children who have ADHD. I love my job! I’m planning to do a book study of The Connected Classroom by Bill Adair this summer. Feeling safe and having strong relationships with my students helps them cope with their anxiety, depression and ADHD. My Wandering, Dreaming Mind looks like a fantastic book for students!

  17. Our library remains closed, thus Caden and I are enjoying reading all his National Geographic magazines that are piling up this year. This book would be great for him, as he’s at the age he’s trying to deny the fact he has ADHD. This book could help him realize it’s not such a stigma, etc.

  18. My daughter is 6 and she has Anxiety, SPD, ADHD, and PLMD. She is just now learning to read and she loves Dr. Seuss books. She also loves anything about horses, mermaids, princesses and unicorns. I try to expose her to books about children who are unconventional like …Suelwe and Spaghetti on a Hot Dog Bun, as well as growth mindset books like The Nuff and I Am Me.

  19. My 10-year-old son had to read the book, “Hatchet”, for class. He wasn’t able to focus as well due to his ADHD, the Quarantine and Coronavirus anxiety. I had to help him re-read the chapters during quiz time. I plan to read it over again WITH him instead of having him read it on his own. We did this for the next assigned book, “Wonder”, and it worked extremely well. We took turns reading the chapters but he enjoyed listening to me read it aloud so I did most of the reading. He did remarkably better on the quizzes. He enjoys re-reading the “Dog Man” series. He does have several books but he sticks to his favorites. We don’t have any ADHD-focused books so “My Wandering Dreaming Mind would be a great addition to his library.

  20. This book looks amazing! My daughter doesn’t have a diagnosis yet, but I’m sure it’s coming. Our summer reading will include finishing the 6 half read books on her shelf right now! She avoids reading at times but likes magical things. So we’re trying things in the branches series by scholastic. And usbourn books has a Branches-type reader for kids at her level too. We will start with “the magic mirror.” And “unicorn diaries”.

  21. My 11 year old girl with ADHD, Autism, dyslexia, OCD, SPD, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks has always struggled to read fluently and feel good about the experience. Recently she has found the “Ranger in Time” series. Historical fiction told from a rescue dogs point of view! She loves these stories! Additionally, she enjoys a good mystery. She has read the Geronimo Stilton: Thea Sisters books. She plans on reading this series and Nancy Drew this summer! So good to see her read!

  22. Our summer reading list for our preschooler includes “Ruby Finds a Worry” on repeat, Gerald and Piggie books, and possibly trying the Ramona series! Would love to win this book too

  23. I am very excited about this book:
    HOW BIG IS YOUR BRAVE? by Ruth Soukup
    Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance to win My Wandering Dreaming Mind!
    More kids need to know it’s ok to have ADD/ADHD…. I am adult female diagnosed as an adult…. and although it has posed some challenges… I think that it has also been my superpower!!

  24. This lovely picture book would be excellent for our incoming foster children who will likely have a myriad of issues, including ADD/ADHD, in addition to the trauma they’ve experienced. Other books we’ve collected: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, What I Like about Me, The Family Book; Tango Makes Three, My Princess Boy, All Kinds of Families, It’s Okay to be Different, My Uncle’s Wedding, A Rainbow of Friends, William’s Doll, Chrysanthemum, If Everybody Did, 100,000 Dresses, etc, etc.

    For my own reading list, I have so many to choose from as I’m constantly reading! But here are just a few: The Wrong Way to Save Your Life by Megan Stielstra, Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane, and A Certain Loneliness by Sandra Gail Lambert.

  25. Ohh I would love this for my 7 year old. I grew up undiagnosed and always felt lazy, under achieving and just not good enough. I can see my daughter starting to doubt herself and her abilities and don’t want her to lose her quirky spark. We love to read books with tough, independent and confident role models. The favourites are the little people big dreams books by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

  26. This summer I’ll be rereading my Melissa Orlov books. I find my husband and myself caught in a lot of action-reaction-reaction lately.

    As for my son, I’d love to get this book for him because he’s 5 and everything I hear coming out of my mouth or my husband’s is verbatim something I heard from my own mom or my teachers, that doesn’t help.

  27. I love that someone is writing about ADHD is such a positive way. I helped my daughter understand the need for meds with ladybugs. Ladybugs can be different colors and when all mixed up can be confused about their job. Medication helps them line up correctly. She embraced her medication from that point on.
    Summer reading: Sitting Like A Saint

  28. Both my boys are diagnosed Adhd and ASD but they suffer in very different ways. My youngest has DMDD as well and makes things a lot harder to deal with. This book would be a great way to explain to them some of what we see as someone on the outside. My 9 yr old likes Diary of Wimpy Kid and Big Nate but his Literature school work has enabled us to get him To read Charlottes Web and Mr Poppers Penguins too. He is a huge non fiction fan too. This summer he wants to read more Big Nate books and we also have David Walliams books on his list who is an English children’s author and comic.
    My youngest (7) likes anything with animals in and has been reading the Bad Guys series which we are working through.

  29. We are reading “A Child’s Introduction to Poetry” right now. My daughter is loving it! We are also going to continue working our way through the Junior B. Jones series.

  30. I’d love to win one to read it to my four fabulous godchildren via videoconferencing! 🙂

    Here are my book recommendations for summer:
    * I just finished Saša Stanišić’s “Origins” a few minutes ago. The book is poetic and wonderful and full of stories and memories great and small. Definitely a book so densely knit you want to be read it over and over again.
    * Barbara Sher’s “Refuse to choose” is made for the highly creative ones among us who don’t know which of their numerous talents to focus on. As the title suggests: you don’t have to 🙂

    Have a great summer!

  31. My daughter has ADHD and reads constantly; she also draws her own comics with elaborate stories about middle school girls and their adventures (she will be in the fourth grade in the fall). I found the book FOCUSED by Allyson Gerber for her to read this summer, which is about a girl with ADHD; she will also be reading and re-reading anything she can get her hands on, especially graphic novels and Raina Talgemeyer books. I love finding books where the characters struggle with accepting their differences and learn to love their uniqueness.

  32. My 5yo son is struggling with emotional regulation, so we’re working on that. We’re reading ‘Even Farries Fart’ about it’s ok to make mistakes, ‘even superheroes make mistakes’, the color monster, and workbooks like, when my worries get too big. This looks like a great book too!! So glad there are books about kids with ADHD.

  33. As a kindergarten teacher, I am always looking for books that serve as windows and mirrors for students. Books as windows allow students to see into the life and feelings of others. Books as mirrors allows students to see themselves and their lives reflected in literature. This summer, I am reading books about making my classroom a more flexible learning environment for the varying needs to my students. I am also looking for read-alouds that will be windows and mirrors for my students so that they feel welcomed and supported in our classroom.

  34. Our libraries are starting to do curb side pick ups so we are excited to get some level 1 and level 2 books to expand his reading skills. Curious George books are a favorite as well as Pete the Cat books. I would love to find more books he could read that help him understand how great he is as he lives with ADHD.

  35. My 9 year old daughter is currently drawn towards books about friendships between kids and the complications therein. She recently finished The Friendship War by Andrew Clements and I’m hoping to get her a copy of Frindle by the same author.

  36. My kiddo has hyperfocus when it comes to reading. This book would be amazing for her. She loves the “bad kitty” series and “dog man”, so both of those series are on her summer reading list.

  37. The books I will read to my child

    Super fudge

    Agent nole and corone the hyperactive bat

    Green eggs and ham

    Bernstein bear books

    Geronimo the news mouse

    Flat Stanley

    Diary of a wimpy kid

  38. This would be wonderful book for my daughter. She struggles to relate to characters in books who are like her. She is in 1st grade and continues to struggle in school. With the current situation, testing is on hold but having a son who is ADHD I’m sure something will come out of testing. I just wish I knew of more books like this that she could relate to.

  39. My little guy doesn’t have a lot of books and is definitely struggling with reading so I would love to have for us to read together. I would be doing the reading but I don’t mind. Right now we just read various books from free online websites, no hard copy books.

  40. My 7 yr old granddaughter was recently diagnosed, my daughter was in denial although I have known for years and tried to help her. With this pandemic and learning at home having to do all her work online has been a struggle and she no longer has an interest in reading. She loved going to the library and checking out new books and reading them to me. She was tested at school and was placed at a 5th grade reading level when she was 6. I have been thinking about starting her on Nancy Drew books. I loved them, maybe she will too.
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