Houdini’s Gift by Jeanne Gehret, M.A.

Stars: ***1/2 Children’s Picture BookVerbal Images Press (Sept. 2009)ISBN: 978-0-9821982-2-332 pages Ages 7-9 Summary: Animal-loving Ben feels sad and guilty when he loses his beloved hamster. Knowing that he is not quite ready to care for a new pet, his parents help him develop responsibility by using a reward chart. Observant readers will enjoy sharing… Read More »

Eagle Eyes: A Child’s Guide to Paying Attention by Jeanne Gehret, M.A.

Stars: **** Children’s Picture BookVerbal Images Press (Sept. 2009)ISBN: 978-0-9821982-1-632 pages Ages 7-9 Summary: Ben is fascinated with nature, but his ADD causes trouble at home and at school. The hallmarks of ADD – impulsivity, distractibility, and hyperactivity – as well as difficulties sleeping, are clearly shown, not told, in this story. Several commonly-used treatments… Read More »

The Don’t-Give-Up Kid and Learning Disabilities by Jeanne Gehret, M.A.

Stars: ***1/2 Children’s Picture BookVerbal Images Press (Sept 2009)ISBN: 978-0-9821982-0-932 pages Children 7-9 Summary: Alex wants a cookie. If he could just read the directions on his mother’s grabber device, he could adapt it for his own use! School difficulties and a session with a psychologist help identify Alex’s learning disability. His teacher and parents… Read More »

A Child’s Journey Out of Autism by Leeann Whiffen

Subtitle: One Family’s Story of Living in Hope and Finding a Cure Stars: ***** Summary: When Clay Whiffen was diagnosed on the autism spectrum, his parents didn’t know where to turn. They refused to believe that he could not be cured, and began to try every therapy they could afford – and many they couldn’t.… Read More »