ADHD: Books and Games for Children and Young People


ADDitude provide a number of articles with suggestions for activities and games that support children with ADHD.

Play Therapy Techniques and Games to Try at Home

Attention Games: Catching Focus Through Fun 

The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation

The FFFBI is an American website designed to help upper elementary and middle school kids — especially those with attention issues — manage the problems they face with schoolwork, homework, and even managing their binders.

Each game is designed to teach useful skills and strategies, while continually encouraging players to complete increasingly difficult tasks. To increase interest, the FFFBI Academy uses its humorous spy theme and frequent reinforcements for successful game play.

You can play the games for free here and find more information about each of the games and how to play here

Marvin’s Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (But I rock It Big Time)

Author: Raun Melmed, Annette Sexton, Jeff Harvey

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD

Author: John F. Taylor

Baxter Turns Down His Buzz: A Story for Little Kids About ADHD

Author: James M. Foley and Shirley Ng-Benitez

I Have Bees in My Brain: A Child's View of Inattentiveness

Author: Trish Hammond

I Can't Sit Still! Living with ADHD

Author: Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, and Marta Fabrega

Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHD

Author: Katelyn Mabry

I Can Do That: A Book on Self-Regulation (Can Do Kids Series)

Author: Kayla J. W. Marnach

Super Emotions! A Book for Children with ADD/ADHD

Author: Lionel Lowy

A Walk in the Rain with a Brain

Author: Edward Hallowell

Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD

Author: Jeanne Krauss and Whitney Martin

Eukee the Jumpy Jumpy Elephant

Author: Clifford Corman and Esther Trevino

Help4ADD@High School: The Book You'll Want to Read, Even If Your Mom Bought It For You!

Author: Kathleen G. Nadeau

I Would If I Could: A Teenager’s Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity

Author: Michael Gordon

Jumpin' Johnny Get Back to Work! A Child’s Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity

Author: Michael Gordon

Joey Pigza Loses Control

Author: Jack Gantos

Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD

Author: Kathleen G. Nadeau

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

Author: Matthew Galvin

Attention Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD

Author: Patricia O. Quinn

50 Activities and Games for Children With ADHD

Author: Patricia O. Quinn

Putting on the Brakes: Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Patricia O. Quinn and Judith M. Stern

Putting on the Brakes: Activity Book for Young People with ADHD

Author: Patricia O. Quinn, Judith M. Stern, and Neil Russell

Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle

Author: Deborah M. Moss

Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures: My ADD Journal

Author: Phyllis Carpenter

The Adventures of Phoebe Flower: That's What Kids Are For

Author: Barbara Roberts

The Girls’ Guide to ADHD: Don’t Lose This Book!

Author: Beth Walker

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD

Author: John F. Taylor

Understanding My Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Kara T. Tamanini

The ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, and Self-Control

Author: Laurence E. Shapiro