Riley Madison Discovers the Superpower of a List by June Akers

Book Blurb:

Have you ever gone to brush your teeth but ended up looking like you should be in the circus? Or maybe you meant to go find your shoes but instead you won a hula-hoop contest? Do you ever have trouble staying focused on one particular task or completing things like homework, chores, or remembering all the things you are supposed to do in any situation… even something like getting ready for school in the morning?

Riley Madison does. She finds herself in all kinds of funny situations because of her overactive brain. She is always busy, but is often doing everything except what she is supposed to be doing. There are way too many fun distractions in her world. Join Riley Madison in this book as she discovers the superpower that helps her stay on task and avoid embarrassing situations…like chasing the bus in a tutu and only one cowgirl boot!

This book is a funny children’s chapter book that teaches superpowers kids can use to help them focus, pay attention, and complete tasks.
It’s a page turner that kids will not want to put down

I received this book from the author for free. All comments and opinions are entirely my own and I am leaving a voluntary review.

Rayleigh’s Review:

I am a list-gal. If it’s not on the list, it likely never gets done! Teaching kids the importance of organization and time management (age-appropriate) is one of the best ways to prepare them for school, then high-school, and yes, even adulthood! It’s a fundamental life-skill, and with the hilarious illustration of Riley Madison’s lack of routine, Riley Madison Discovers the Superpower of a List is a fun way to introduce the life-changing concept of a list.

This short chapter book is geared for early readers (I’d say 6-10), though it could be just as fun to read aloud. The chapters are quick, easy to read, and each one holds an exciting and funny new reason on why Riley Madison needs a list. Many kids, especially those that may suffer from ADHD and ADD may relate to Riley as she constantly finds herself distracted from her tasks. She doesn’t mean to be disobedient, she just gets distracted and forgets what she is doing (I think we all can relate)! Introducing a structure for Riley in the form of a list helped to keep her focused and made her feel accomplished with each check mark!

Overall, I think Riley Madison Discovers the Superpower of a List is a great book for elementary teachers to keep on hand, parents, and perhaps even grandparents! It’s a fun book to read with a valuable life skill included. I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

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