Learning Disabilities: Resource List

Books for Children


Ages 4 to 8

  • How Dyslexic Benny Became a Star: A Story of Hope for Dyslexic Children and Their Parents; by Joe Griffith; Yorktown Press, 1998
  • Brian Has Dyslexia; by Jenny Leigh; Red Kite, 2004
  • It’s Called Dyslexia; by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos; Barron’s Educational; 2007
  • When Will I Read?; by Miriam Cohen; BantamDoubleday, 1996

Ages 8 to 12

  • Adam Zigzag; by Barbara Barrie; Delacorte Press, 1994
  • Do Bananas Chew Gum?; by Jamie Gilson; Econo-Clad, Books, 1999
  • Hank Zipper: Day of the Iguana; by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver; Grossett & Dunlop, 2003
  • Hank Zipper: I Got a "D" in Salami; by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver; Grossett & Dunlop, 2003
  • Hank Zipper: Niagra Falls, or Does It?; by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver; Grossett & Dunlop, 2003
  • Hank Zipper: The Zippity Zinger; by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver; Grossett & Dunlop, 2003
  • If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi?; by Barbara Esham; Mainstream Connections, 2008
  • Last to Finish: A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class; by Barbara Esham; Mainstream Connections; 2008
  • Learning Disabilities; by Paul Almonte; Macmillan, 1992
  • Succeeding with DL: 20 True Stories About Real People with LD (Learning Differences); by Jill Lauren, Free Spirt, 1997
  • The Don't-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences; by Jeanne M. A. Gehret, Sandra A. Depauw; Verbal Images Press, 1996
  • The Best Fight; by Anne Schlieper, Mary Beth Schwark (illustrator); A. Whitman, 1995
  • Trouble With School: A Family Story About Learning Disabilities; by Kathryn Dunn; Woodbine House, 1993
  • What is Dyslexia: A Book for Kids and Adults; by Alan Hultquist; Jessica Kingsley Publishing, 2008
  • Yes I Can!: Struggles from Childhood to the NFL; by Neil Smith with Brad Hamann; Addax Publishing Group, distributed by Andrews McMeel Pub., 1998

Young Adult

  • All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student's Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders; by Mel Levine; Educators Publishing Service, 1993
  • Dolphin Sky; Ginny Rorby; Putnam's Sons, 1996
  • Dyslexia; by Wendy Moragne; Millbrook Press, 1997
  • Learning Disabilities: the Ultimate Teen Guide; by Penny Paquette; Scarecrow Press, 2006
  • The Survival Guide for Kids with LD (Learning Differences); by Gary Fisher; Free Spirit Press, 2002
  • The Worst Speller in Jr. High; by Caroline Janover; Free Spirit Publishing, 1995
  • Trouble With School: A Family Story About Learning Disabilities; by Kathryn Dunn; Woodbine, 1993

Books for Adults


  • Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents; by Gavin Reid; Wiley, 2004
  • Helping Children Overcome Learning Difficulties; by Jerome Rosner; BookSurge, 2009
  • Helping Your Dyslexic Child: A Step-by-Step Program for Helping Your Child Improve Reading, Writing, Spelling, Comprehension, and Self-Esteem; by Eileen M. Cronin; Prima Publishing, 1997
  • How to Reach & Teach Children & Teens With Dyslexia; by Cynthia Stowe; Center for Applied Research in Education, 2000
  • Parenting A Struggling Reader; by Susan Hall; Broadway Books, 2002
  • Practical Strategies For Living With Dyslexia; by Maria Chivers; Jessica Kinglsey Publishing, 2000
  • The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success; by Brock Eide; Hyperion, 2006
  • What Is Dyslexia? A Book Explaining Dyslexia For Kids And Adults To Use Together; Alan M. Hultquist; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • You and Your Child: Making Sense of Learning Disabilities; by Sheila Hollins; Karnac, 2005


  • A Parent's Guide to Special Education: Insider Advice on How to Navigate the System and Help Your Child Succeed; by Linda Wilmshurts and Alan Brue; AMACOM, 2005
  • The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child; by Lawrence Seigel; NOLO, 2007
  • Learning Disabilities: How to Recognize and Manage Learning and Behavioral Problems in Children; by Trudy Carlson; Benline Press, 1997
  • Learning a Living: A Guidebook to Career Success for People with ADD, Learning Disabilities & Dyslexia; by Dale S. Brown; Woodbine House, 2001

Other Resources

Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
P.O. Box 40303
Overland Park, KS 66204
(913) 492-8755

National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Ave. Ste. 3401
New York, NY 10016
(212) 545-7510

Learning Disabilities Assn. of America (LDA)
4156 Library Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(412) 341-1515

The Orton Dyslexia Society
724 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
(800) 222-0312

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
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Last modified: 2011-02-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
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