Book Reviews

AUTISM AFTER THE PANDEMIC By James Ball and Kristie Brown-Lofland

James Ball and Kristie Brown-Lofland have written the book every professional needs to read now. Autism After the Pandemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Transition Back to School and Work was written for you, for this year in history. In the foreword, Temple Grandin writes, "The first tip in Autism After the Pandemic is, 'no surprises.' Surprises scare people with...[ read more ]

BOOK REVIEW: Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety By Dawn Huebner, PhD. Illustrated by Kara McHale

Lots of kids, and grownups, too, seem to be worrying more and more these days. This book gives practical tips to help big kids, ages 9 to 13, manage their anxiety. Kids can be the boss of themselves instead of letting their anxiety be the boss of them. This book helps them do it!

BOOK REVIEW Timmy’s Monster Diary: Screen Time Stress (But I Tame it, Big Time) by Dr. Raun Melmed with Annette Sexton & Jeff Harvey, illustrator

If your child struggles to tame their screen time habit, but would rather learn to deal with it independently instead of having Mom or Dad restrict their screen time, this book is for them. In this Monstearth universe, Timmy learns to use mindfulness and the ST4 secret strategy to take control of his own life and make changes for the...[ read more ]

Grammy Reads to Robinson: HELP YOUR DRAGON DEAL WITH ANXIETY by Steve Herman

Steve Herman Many autistic also have anxiety, and kids on the spectrum are worrying more than ever now because of COVID-19 and things they may hear in the news. We try to protect them, but when we see an increase in behaviors it may mean they are taking on too much worry and stress. Steve Herman's book, HELP YOUR DRAGON...[ read more ]

BOOK REVIEW Harriet’s Monster Diary: Awfully Anxious (But I Squish it, Big Time)

Dr. Raun Melmed and S E Abramson Dr. Raun Melmed and S E Abramson wrote this addition to the Monster Diary series of ST4 Mindfulness Books for Kids, illustrated by Arief Kriembonga. You can learn more at and check out this video for my review.

BOOK REVIEW Marvin’s Monster Diary ADHD Attacks! (But I Rock It, Big Time!)

Dr. Raun Melmed with Annette Sexton & Jeff Harvey, illustrator Lots of kids on the autism spectrum also have problems with attention, and many also have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). They will probably relate to Marvin’s Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (But I Rock It, Big Time!) If your child is into the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by...[ read more ]

Grammy Reads to Robinson: CLOUD’S BEST WORST DAY EVER, story by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama

Grammy Reads to Robinson: FOURTH GRADE ISN’T A PLACE. THIS IS OKAY a Carol Gray Social Story

Grammy Reads to Robinson: The Angry Octopus by a Lori Lite

Grammy Reads to Robinson: COVID-19, A Story for Children with Questions
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