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Books: Gifted or Twice-Exceptional

This list includes books recommended by Connecting for Kids families. Many of the titles in this list are available through Connecting for Kids partner libraries. Or, if you choose to purchase one of the titles in this list, you can help contribute to Connecting for Kids when you select us as your preferred charity through the Amazon Gives program. Go to Smile.Amazon.com and select Connecting for Kids of Westlake Ohio when you visit!

Books for families are grouped into a general category for concerns about gifted learners and a second category for twice-exceptional (2e) learners. Books for children can be found on the last tab.

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For featured resources, including our "top four" books as recommended by local experts in the field, see the Gifted or Twice-Exceptional Concern Topic Page.


The following books have been recommended for families who have a general concern about giftedness:

5 Levels of Gifted: School Issues and Educational Options, D. Ruf, PhD (Amazon Smile)

Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, D. Reber (Amazon Smile)

Education of the Gifted and Talented, G. Davis, S. Rimm, PhD and D. Siegle (Amazon Smile)

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings, C. Fonseca (Amazon Smile)

Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds, B. Davidson, J. Davidson and L. Vanderkam (Amazon Smile)

Giftedness 101, L. Silverman, PhD (Amazon Smile)

Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers, J. Webb, PhD, E. Meckstroth and S. Tolan (Amazon Smile)

High IQ Kids: Collected Insights, Information, and Personal Stories from the Experts, K. Kay, D. Robson, and J. Fort Brenneman (Amazon Smile)

Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults, S. Daniesl, PhD and M. Piechowski PhD (Amazon Smile)

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, C. Dweck, PhD (Amazon Smile)

A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children, J. Webb, PhD, J. Gore, E. Amend, PsyD, and A. DeVries (Amazon Smile)

Parents' Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education: All You Need to Know to Make the Right Decisions for Your Child, D. Palmer, PhD (Amazon Smile)

Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Gifted Children, J. Delisle, PhD (Amazon Smile)

Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing "Never Good Enough", L. Van Gemert (Amazon Smile)

Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades And What You Can Do About It: A Six-Step Program for Parents and Teachers, S. Rimm, PhD (Amazon Smile)


The following books have been recommended for families with a child who is a twice-exceptional learner:

Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism, D. Kennedy, R. Banks, and T. Grandin (Amazon Smile)

Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits, D. Lovecky (Amazon Smile)

If This is a Gift, Can I Send it Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice Exceptional, J. Merrill (Amazon Smile)

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: Adhd, Bipolar, Ocd, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders, J. Webb, PhD, E. Amend, PsyD, and P. Beljan, PsyD (Amazon Smile)

Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties, S. Kaufman (Amazon Smile)

Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students, B. Trail, EdD (Amazon Smile)


The following books have been recommended for gifted and twice-exceptional children:

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook, C. Fonseca (Amazon Smile)

Big Questions from Little People: And Simple Answers from Great Minds, G. Harris (Amazon Smile)

Free Association Where My Mind Goes During Science Class (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses), B. Esham (Amazon Smile)

If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses), B. Esham (Amazon Smile)

Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses), B. Esham (Amazon Smile)

Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses), B. Esham (Amazon Smile)

The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids: For Ages 10 and Under, J. Galbraith (Amazon Smile)

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