The idea of reading for pleasure is laughable for many tweens with ADD, who struggle with the skill. But the fact remains, it’s the best way to improve her language skills, critical thinking, and imagination.

If your child isn’t too keen on reading, try the five ADHD books for kids in this video that will keep him turning the pages.

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The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Your Tween

Your child insists he “hates reading” and squirms at the sight of a book.

But you don’t want his brain to turn to mush over the summer months.

The solution: These 5 books make reading exciting, and help keep skills sharp.

1. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Age: 9-12 years

An engaging story told mostly through images.

This in-depth novel is masquerading as a picture book, and it will grip your child from the very beginning.

2. Squish by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Age: 8-12 years

The story of a Twinkie-loving amoeba just trying to make it through elementary school told in short, accessible sentences.

Plus, your child will learn some science along the way!

3. Goth Girl by Chris Riddell

Age: 7-11 years

A story about a lonely girl living in a creepy Victorian estate where she stumbles on a ghostly mouse.

The jokes and fast-moving plot will keep your child entertained to the end.

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Age: 8-12 years

These graphic novels are accessible for children of any reading ability.

They have simple, comic-style illustrations and a down-to-earth writing style.

Plan to watch the movies afterward as a reward!

5. Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon

Age: 7-10 years

Horrid Henry is endearingly evil on his action-packed, delightfully illustrated adventures.

The book is four short stories, which help to reduce overwhelm.

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