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Mental Health in Children's and Young Adult Literature

This guide provides book lists of youth titles addressing anxiety, autism, depression, eating disorders, grief, learning differences, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, substance abuse & addiction, and general feelings awareness.

About Learning Differences

What is a learning difference or disability?

Children with learning differences are just as smart, or smarter, than their peers. They simply may difficulty with particular subjects, such as reading or math, or organizing information. Some common learning disabilities are dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Often, learning disabilites and attention disorders, such as ADD or ADHD, occur at the same time.

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Nonfiction and Informational Books

Picture Books

Books for Tweens and Teens