[ISLMA-Share] recommendation needed for a picture book about taking medication

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We had a problem with a first grader and his ADHD meds. He thought if a
little was good, them more would be better! Looking After Me *Taking
Medicines* by Liz Gogerly and Mike Gordon, Crabtree 2009, is about a boy
who thinks medicine is a little like magic. So he searched around his home
finiding medicine to give to his teddy bear. It's more about being safe
with medicine than taking medicine regularly. I'm not sure this will
specifically fit your purpose, but it might destigmatize medicine as it
shows all members of the family taking it for different purposes.

I purchased a few other books back when this need came up and ended up
tossing them. They were terrible.

This is certainly an area of need! (Attention authors on this thread!)


On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 9:13 AM, Email list for the Illinois School Library
Media Association <islma at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am hoping one of you fabulous librarians can help me. I have some young
> students (K-2) who are struggling with taking medications regularly.  Our
> social worker would like a book about the importance of taking medications
> as prescribed. The only book I’ve found searching so far is: “Otto learns
> about his medicine : a story about medication for children with ADHD” by
> Galvin, Matthew from 2001. I haven’t actually seen the book so I’m
> wondering if anyone can tell me if they’d recommend this book or if they
> have something in their collection they like. The book doesn’t need to
> focus on ADHD, just about the importance of taking prescribed medications
> (perhaps to destigmatize medication use).
> Thanks so much!
> Leslie Compere, MS
> Library Information Specialist
> Betsy Ross Elementary School
> Garfield Elementary School
> Forest Park School District 91
> lcompere at forestparkschools.org
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Ms. Pamela L. Meiser
*Teacher Librarian*

*Barbara B. Rose Elementary School*

*61 W. Penny Road*

*South Barrington, IL 60010*
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