Book Reviews

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 www.melmedcenter.com 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

Temple Did It, and I Can Too! Seven Simple Life Rules

Written by Jennifer Gilpin Yacio Illustrated by Lynda Farrington Wilson Introduction by Dr. Temple Grandin I highly recommend this picture book to people of all ages.  I believe it will be appreciated by the neurologically diverse population as well as NTs (neurotypicals). The author takes us through Temple Grandin's seven simple rules that she attributes her own success to, alternating...[ read more ]

ASK AND TELL: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum

ASK AND TELL: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum edited by Stephen Shore foreword by Temple Grandin This book provides concrete, applicable advice from successful autistic people, who have been there and know what they're talking about. Each chapter is written by a different author: Ruth Elaine Joyner Hane wrote "Communicating Through Advocacy and Self-Disclosure: Four Ways to...[ read more ]

The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards From the Road Less Traveled

The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards From the Road Less Traveled by Ellen Notbohm I know most of you already know and love Ellen Notbohm's classics, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew (2005) and Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew (2006).  If you haven't read these books yet, stop right now and go read them....[ read more ]



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