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Disability-Inclusive Books for Children     View List as Printable PDF

Alopecia

Mookey the monkey gets over being teased

Mookey the monkey gets over being teased
by Lonczak, Heather Suzanne
JEASY
Teased by his classmates because he is hairless, Mookey the monkey discovers there are many ways to handle teasing and still remain true to oneself.

 

Alzheimer's Disease

Still my grandma

Still my grandma
by Abeele, Veronique van den
JEASY ABE
A young girl describes her special relationship with her grandmother, both before and after Grandma contracts Alzheimer's Disease.

 

Attention Disorders

Cory stories : a kid's book about living with ADHD

Cory stories : a kid's book about living with ADHD
by Kraus, Jeanne
J 618.92 KRA
In short statements and vignettes, Cory describes what it's like to have ADHD: how it affects his relationships with friends and family, his school performance, and his overall functioning. He also describes the many ways available to kids for coping with ADHD, including medication, therapy/counseling, and practical activities for school, home, and friendships.

Sparky's excellent misadventures : my A.D.D. journal (by me, Sparky)

Sparky's excellent misadventures : my A.D.D. journal (by me, Sparky)
by Carpenter, Phyllis
JEASY
A young boy writes in his journal about the frustrations and triumphs of living with attention deficit disorder.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

All about my brother : an eight-year-old sister's introduction of her brother who has autism

All about my brother : an eight-year-old sister's introduction of her brother who has autism
by Peralta, Sarah
J 618.92 PER
An eight-year-old sister's introduction of her brother who has autism

Keisha's doors

Keisha's doors
by Ellis, Marvie
JEASY SP


Looking after Louis

Looking after Louis
by Ely, Lesley
JEASY
Louis has autism, but through imagination, kindness, and a special game of soccer, his classmates find a way to join him in his world. This powerful story highlights the advantages of inclusion for both children with autism and their classmates.

My brother Charlie

My brother Charlie
by Peete, Holly
JEASY PEE
A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. Includes authors' note about autism.

Tacos anyone? : an autism story = Alguien quiere tacos? : una historia de autismo

Tacos anyone? : an autism story = Alguien quiere tacos? : una historia de autismo
by Ellis, Marvie
JEASY SP
Michael is a four year old boy with autism. His older brother, Thomas, doesn't understand why Michael behaves the way he does. The therapist teaches Thomas how to play with Michael, making sibling time fun again.

The heart's language

The heart's language
by Yamanaka, Lois-Ann
JEASY
A young mute boy and his parents learn the language of love.

 

Asperger's Syndrome

Friends Learn About Tobin

Friends Learn About Tobin
by Murrell, Diane
JEASY
This picture book is intended to teach social skills to children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders. Tobin the train's friends try to understand where he is coming from, and learn that kindness can put them on the same track.

I am utterly unique : celebrating the strengths of children with asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism

I am utterly unique : celebrating the strengths of children with asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism
by Larson, Elaine Marie
J 618.9289 LAR
An alphabetical enumeration of individual traits that make children--and others--unique features talents and abilities from the autism spectrum.

Tobin learns to make friends

Tobin learns to make friends
by Murrell, Diane
JEASY
This colorful picture book is quite effective in teaching social skills to children with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders. Follow Tobin, a train, as he learns how to make friends with other trains and engage in proper social activities.

 

Chronic Illness

Allie, the allergic elephant

Allie, the allergic elephant
by Smith, Nicole
JEASY
A story about an elephant who is allergic to peanuts that teaches young children to be aware of their friends' peanut allergies. Mentions foods in which peanuts are hidden ingredients.

Aneil has a food allergy

Aneil has a food allergy
by Powell, Jillian
J 618.92 POW
Readers learn how young Aneil avoids the foods that trigger his allergic response--checking food labels carefully--and what he would do if faced with an allergic reaction.

Asthma

Asthma
by Glaser, Jason
J 616.2 GLA
Describes asthma and its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Becky has diabetes

Becky has diabetes
by Powell, Jillian
J 618.92 POW
Follow a day in the life of Becky, a young girl with diabetes. Learn how Becky tests her blood sugar level, what foods she can eat, and what happens when she feels the effects of her illness.

Brianna breathes easy : a story about asthma

Brianna breathes easy : a story about asthma
by Kroll, Virginia
JEASY
Brianna is excited about playing the lead in her school's Thanksgiving play, but when a terrible coughing fit sends her to the emergency room the Friday before the show, she learns that she has asthma and how to control it.

Cody the allergic cow

Cody the allergic cow
by Smith, Nicole
JEASY
Lactose intolerance; Food allergy; Allergy in children

How I feel : a book about diabetes

How I feel : a book about diabetes
by Olson, Michael
J 362.1989 OLS
The author describes his younger brother's experiences finding out that he had diabetes and learning to live with this condition.

I have asthma

I have asthma
by Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer
J 610 MOO
The child in this story suffers from asthma, a chronic condition that sometimes produces frightening attacks. But kids learn that with proper medical supervision and treatment, asthma can be kept under control, and kids who are affected by it can live happy, active, and normal lives.

Juvenile diabetes

Juvenile diabetes
by Glaser, Jason
J 618.9246 GLA
Describes juvenile diabetes, why it occurs, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease
by Baldwin, Carol
J 616.1627 BAL
Knowledge promotes understanding among children who are likely to encounter schoolmates with chronic medical conditions. More than just a guide to causes, symptoms, and treatment, this series identifies ways to help, and provides motivating stories of people who've achieved success despite their conditions.

Singing with Momma Lou

Singing with Momma Lou
by Altman, Linda Jacobs.
JEASY
Nine-year-old Tamika uses photographs, school yearbooks, movie ticket stubs, and other mementos to try to restore the memory of her grandmother, who has Alzeheimer's disease.

The lion who had asthma

The lion who had asthma
by London, Jonathan
JEASY
Sean's nebulizer mask and his imagination aid in his recovery following an asthma attack. Includes information on childhood asthma and how to control its symptoms.

The peanut butter jam

The peanut butter jam
by Nassau, Elizabeth Sussman.
JEASY
Sam's in a jam when his classmates work on a project using peanut butter. Sam is allergic to peanuts! This delightful story promotes understanding, tolerance, and sensitivity to the seriousness of allergies and other health issues.

The peanut-free cafe

The peanut-free cafe
by Koster, Gloria
JEASY
This engaging story about a young boy's severe allergy to peanuts and how his classmates help him cope offers an upbeat perspective on a condition that many children must live with each day. Includes a Note from a pediatric allergist.

Zack has asthma

Zack has asthma
by Powell, Jillian
J 618.92 POW
Readers follow Zack as he gets ready for school, works on homework, and plays soccer. Learn what some of the most common allergy triggers are, and what Zack does to avoid these allergens and lessen their adverse effects.

 

Communication and Speech

No such thing as dragons

No such thing as dragons
by Reeve, Philip
J FICTION REE
A young, mute boy who is apprenticed to a dragon-slayer suspects that the winged beasts do not exist, until he--and his master--learn the truth.

Ruby Mae has something to say

Ruby Mae has something to say
by Small, David
JEASY SMA
Tongue-tied Ruby Mae Foote fulfills her dream of speaking for world peace at the United Nations when her nephew Billy Bob invents a device to solve her speech problem.

 

Disabilities in General

Daniel's world : a book about children with disabilities

Daniel's world : a book about children with disabilities
by Deloach, Kathleen
JEASY
Daniel's World is a picture book that teaches children to understand other children with disabilities. Daniel's body looks different. He's had lots of operations, and sometimes he has pain and feels sad. Kids can learn how to be sweet to Daniel and other kids whose bodies look or work different.

Looking out for Sarah

Looking out for Sarah
by Lang, Glenna
JEASY
Describes a day in the life of a seeing eye dog, from going with his owner to the grocery store and post office, to visiting a class of school children, and playing ball. Also describes their three-hundred mile walk from Boston to New York.

My buddy

My buddy
by Osofsky, Audrey
JEASY OSO
A young boy with muscular dystrophy tells how he is teamed up with a dog trained to do things for him that he can't do for himself.

Sam's just Sam

Sam's just Sam
by Morse, Linda
JEASY
Follows a young mentally challenged boy through his day at home and at school with his family and schoolmates.

Susan laughs

Susan laughs
by Willis, Jeanne
JEASY
Rhyming couplets describe a wide range of common emotions and activities experienced by a little girl who uses a wheelchair.

 

Down Syndrome

Be good to Eddie Lee

Be good to Eddie Lee
by Fleming, Virginia M.
JEASY FLE
Although Christy considered him a pest, when Eddie Lee, a boy with Down's Syndrome, follows her into the woods, he shares several special discoveries with her.

He's my brother

He's my brother
by Lasker, Joe
JEASY LAS
A young boy describes the experiences of his slow learning younger brother at school and at home.

How Smudge came

How Smudge came
by Gregory, Nan
JEASY GRE
Cindy, who has to work all day, fights to keep the small stray dog she finds on the street.

I can, can you?

I can, can you?
by Pitzer, Marjorie W.
J 616.8588 PIT
This inspirational board book is filled with full-color photos of babies and toddlers with Down syndrome discovering their world and reaching developmental milestones.

Luke has Down's syndrome

Luke has Down's syndrome
by Powell, Jillian
J 618.9285 POW
Follow young Luke as he learns to read, takes the bus to the playground, and takes part in his weekly Cub Scout meeting.

Me, Hailey!

Me, Hailey!
by Plucker, Sheri
JEASY
An understanding teacher helps her students welcome Hailey, a five-year-old with Down Syndrome who is excited about starting kindergarten.

My friend Isabelle

My friend Isabelle
by Woloson, Eliza
JEASY
The true story of two friends--Isabelle, who has Down syndrome, and Charlie, who does not. They like to do many of the same things, but like most friends, they are also different from one another. This book celebrates friendship and how similarities and differences make friendships special.

My sister, Alicia May

My sister, Alicia May
by Tupper Ling, Nancy
JEASY TUP
Older sister Rachel tells the story of her relationship with Alicia, her younger sister who is very different and very special because she has Down syndrome.

The best worst brother

The best worst brother
by Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie
JEASY
Older sister Emma tries to be patient while teaching three-year-old Isaac, who has Down syndrome, how to communicate using sign language. Includes questions and answers about sign language.

Victoria's day

Victoria's day
by Campos, Maria de Fatima
J 372.216 CAM
Like any other preschooler, Victoria is engaged by the world around her, excited to play with her friends, sometimes happy, and sometimes not. But unlike her peers she has Down's Syndrome. This thoughtful book follows Victoria on her typical day as she integrates into a mainstream nursery school. Young readers can compare and contrast their own experiences with Victoria as she reads a book, paints, bakes biscuits, and plays games. Though she may look a little different, the book shows that Victoria is really not so different after all.

We'll paint the octopus red

We'll paint the octopus red
by Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie
JEASY BOD
Emma and her father discuss what they will do when the new baby arrives, but they adjust their expectations when he is born with Down syndrome.

 

Emotional Challenges

I don't know why-- I guess I'm shy

I don't know why-- I guess I'm shy
by Cain, Barbara
JEASY
Having been worried about bothering his neighbors by talking to them, a shy boy searches the neighborhood for his lost dog and finds the courage to speak. Includes suggestions for helping a child overcome shyness through use of this book and other activities.

The blue day book for kids

The blue day book for kids
by Greive, Bradley
J 152.4 GRE
Striking animal photographs and inspirational thoughts will help any kid who needs cheering up.

The boy who didn't want to be sad

The boy who didn't want to be sad
by Goldblatt, Rob
JEASY
A boy gets rid of everything that might make him sad and is sad anyway until he realizes that those things are also what makes him happy, and one emotion is impossible without the other.

When I feel afraid

When I feel afraid
by Meiners, Cheri J.
J 152.46 MEI
Explains that many things can be frightening and provides examples of what one can do to feel less afraid, such as asking for help from a person one trusts. Includes information and extension activities for parents or teachers.

When I feel sad

When I feel sad
by Spelman, Cornelia
JEASY
A young guinea pig describes situations that make him sad, how it feels to be sad, and how he can feel better.

When I feel scared

When I feel scared
by Spelman, Cornelia
JEASY SPE
A child describes situations that bring about fear, how it feels to be scared, and what can make things better.

 

Epilepsy and Seizures

Becky the brave : a story about epilepsy

Becky the brave : a story about epilepsy
by Lears, Laurie
JEASY
Nothing seems to scare Sarah's big sister Becky, until having an epileptic seizure makes her reluctant to return to school, and so Sarah summons her own courage to explain the disease to the other students.

 

Hearing Loss and Deafness

baa baa black sheep

baa baa black sheep
by Kubler, Annie
J 419 KUB
Using simple sign language, children who communicate before they speak have a head start in their development. Help your child to develop a basic sign vocabulary by singing familiar nursery rhymes while singing along.

Baby's first signs

Baby's first signs
by Votry, Kim
J 419 VOT
Pictures and simple text teach toddlers how to sign fourteen words in American Sign Language.

Being me

Being me
by Broski, Julie
JEASY
A young girl tells what it is like being her, describing the things she likes to do.

Dad and me in the morning

Dad and me in the morning
by Lakin, Pat
JEASY LAK
A deaf boy and his father share a special time as they watch the sun rise at the beach.

Dina the deaf dinosaur

Dina the deaf dinosaur
by Addabbo, Carole
JEASY
Because her parents would not learn sign language, Dina the deaf dinosaur runs away from home and becomes friends with an owl, a mole, and a chipmunk.

Elana's ears, or, How I became the best big sister in the world

Elana's ears, or, How I became the best big sister in the world
by Lowell, Gloria Roth.
JEASY
Lacey the family dog is jealous of the new baby that her human parents brought home, until she discovers that the baby cannot hear.

Itsy bitsy spider

Itsy bitsy spider
by Kubler, Annie
JEASY
A stuffed toy black sheep makes the rounds of adorable babies from many cultures as they demonstrate signs for the words "black," "sheep" and the number "three," among others.

Lester's dog

Lester's dog
by Hesse, Karen
JEASY HES

A boy overcomes his fear of Lester's fierce dog when he has to protect an abandoned kitten.

Moses goes to the circus

Moses goes to the circus
by Millman, Isaac
JEAST
Moses, who is deaf, has a good time with his family at the circus, where they communicate using sign language. Includes illustrations of some of the signs they use.

Moses sees a play

Moses sees a play
by Millman, Isaac
JEASY
Moses and his classmates, who are deaf or hard of hearing, attend a play at their school, and Moses makes a new friend from another class.

Out for a walk

Out for a walk
by Votry, Kim
J 419 VOT
The team that created "Baby's First Signs" presents these board books that help toddlers accelerate their grasp of language. The familiar hatted character returns, signing lessons about colors and nature. Full color.

Silent Lotus

Silent Lotus
by Lee, Jeanne M.
JEASY LEE
Although she cannot speak or hear, Lotus trains as a Khmer court dancer and becomes eloquent in dancing out the legends of the gods.

The deaf musicians

The deaf musicians
by Seeger, Pete
JEASY
Lee, a jazz pianist, has to leave his band when he begins losing his hearing, but he meets a deaf saxophone player in a sign language class and together they form a snazzy new band.

The handmade alphabet

The handmade alphabet
by Rankin, Laura
JEASY RAN
Presents the handshape for each letter of the American manual alphabet accompanied by an object whose name begins with that letter.

Twinkle twinkle, little star

Twinkle twinkle, little star
by Kubler, Annie
J 419 KUB
Festive watercolors show toddlers singing and signing each song. Black arrows and squiggles depict the motions that their hands should make.

 

Learning Disabilities

Lily and the mixed-up letters

Lily and the mixed-up letters
by Hodge, Deborah
JEASY
Lily has trouble reading and is afraid of reading aloud on Parent Day. Her encouraging mom and some learning strategies help Lily gain confidence and skill.

Ms. McCaw learns to draw

Ms. McCaw learns to draw
by Zemach, Kaethe
JEASY ZEM
Dudley Ellington struggles to learn anything at school, but when his very patient teacher, Mrs. McGraw, is unable to draw a face on the board, he helps her figure out how to do it.

The Alphabet War : a story about dyslexia

The Alphabet War : a story about dyslexia
by Robb, Diane
JEASY
Learning to read is a great struggle for Adam, but with expert help, hard work, and belief in himself, he wins "The Alphabet War." Includes information about dyslexia.

 

Life-Threatening Illness

After ever after

After ever after
by Sonnenblick, Jordan
YOUNG ADULT FICTION SON
Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa.

Our mom is getting better

Our mom is getting better
by Silver, Alex
J 616.994 SIL
As their mother recovers from cancer, her children celebrate the milestones their family has reached and reflect on the different ways their mother's illness, treatment, and recovery impacted their lives.

 

Mental Retardation or Developmental Delay

Ben, king of the river

Ben, king of the river
by Gifaldi, David
JEASY
Chad experiences a range of emotions when he goes camping with his parents and his five-year-old mentally disabled brother Ben who has many developmental problems.

Cristina keeps a promise

Cristina keeps a promise
by Kroll, Virginia
JEASY
Having promised her younger brother that she will watch him race in the Special Olympics, Cristina is offered the chance to meet a famous author--her favorite--on the same day and must make a tough choice.

What's wrong with Timmy?

What's wrong with Timmy?
by Shriver, Maria
J PIC+
Making friends with a mentally disabled boy helps Kate learn that the two of them have a lot in common.

 

Orthopedic/Physical Disability

Annie loses her leg but finds her way

Annie loses her leg but finds her way
by Philipson, Sandra J.
JEASY
Cancer/English springer spaniels

Arnie and the new kid

Arnie and the new kid
by Carlson, Nancy L.
JEASY CAR
When an accident requires Arnie to use crutches, he begins to understand the limits and possibilities of his new classmate, who has a wheelchair.

Be quiet, Marina!

Be quiet, Marina!
by Debear, Kirsten
JEASY
A noisy little girl with cerebral palsy and a quiet little girl with Down Syndrome learn to play together and eventually become best friends.

Dad and me in the morning

Dad and me in the morning
by Lakin, Pat
JEASY LAK
A deaf boy and his father share a special time as they watch the sun rise at the beach.

Dewey Doo-it helps Owlie fly again

Dewey Doo-it helps Owlie fly again
by Wenger, Brahm
JEASY WEN
Dewey gets his new kite caught in a tall tree. When he asks his friend Owlie for help, he finds Owlie has been in an accident and can no longer flap his wings.

Harry and Willy and Carrothead

Harry and Willy and Carrothead
by Caseley, Judith
JEASY CAS
Three boys overcome prejudicial ideas about appearances and become friends.

Helping Sophia

Helping Sophia
by Suen, Anastasia
JEASY
When Sophia's helper is absent, her fellow third-graders help out by learning how to push her wheelchair.

Herramientas que me ayudan

Herramientas que me ayudan
by Schaefer, Adam
J SP 681 SCH
Herramientas para las personas que no pueden ver / tools for people who can't see -- Herramientas para las personas que no pueden oír / tools for people who can't hear -- Herramientas para las personas que no pueden caminar / tools for people who can't walk.

Howie helps himself

Howie helps himself
by Fassler, Joan
JEASY
Though he enjoys life with his family and attends school, Howie, a child with cerebral palsy, wants more than anything else to be able to move his wheelchair by himself.

It's ok to be me! : just like you, I can do almost anything !

It's ok to be me! : just like you, I can do almost anything !
by Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer
J 306.8 MOO
The story of a child in a wheelchair who explain how he can do almost anything that other children can do.

Jungle School

Jungle School
by Laird, Elizabeth
JEASY
New at school, Jani shows her monkey classmates all the ways that her wheelchair makes her special.

Let's talk about being in a wheelchair

Let's talk about being in a wheelchair
by Apel, Melanie Ann
J 617.03 APE
Maisy -- What is a wheelchair? -- Who uses a wheelchair? -- Famous people in wheelchairs -- Do you know someone in a wheelchair? -- Wheelchair access -- Wheelchair sports -- Using a wheelchair for the first time -- Getting in and out of a wheelchair -- Getting used to a wheelchair.

Mama Zooms

Mama Zooms
by Cowen-Fletcher, Jane
JEASY COW
A boy's wonderful mama takes him zooming everywhere with her, because her wheelchair is a zooming machine.

My pal, Victor

My pal, Victor
by Bertrand, Diane Gonzales.
JEASY SP
Two Latino boys experience carefree camaraderie despite one boy's disability. Fun and friendship overpower physical limitations. (Also titled: Mi Amigo, Victor).

Nathan's wish : a story about cerebral palsy

Nathan's wish : a story about cerebral palsy
by Lears, Laurie
JEASY
A boy with cerebral palsy helps out at a raptor rehabilitation center and is inspired himself when an owl that cannot fly finds another purpose in life.

Nice wheels

Nice wheels
by Hooks, Gwendolyn
JEASY
The classmates of a new boy at school find that, although he is in a wheelchair, he can do what they do.

Out of my mind

Out of my mind
by Draper, Sharon
J FICTION DRA
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Peter's secret

Peter's secret
by Duchesne, Christiane
JEASY
Peter has not told anyone the secret of why he is different from other children, but when a new student joins his class, he wonders if he can tell her.

Sea crow

Sea crow
by Stewart, Shannon
J PIC+
Jessica's love of the beach, just down the road from her new home, helps her and her younger brother to overcome their fears.

Seal surfer

Seal surfer
by Foreman, Michael
JEASY FOR
Although he is on crutches, a boy goes to the beach with his grandfather, where they watch a seal being born, and over the following seasons, the boy and the seal develop a special bond.

Sosu's call

Sosu's call
by Asare, Meshack
J PIC+
When a great storm threatens, Sosu, an African boy who is unable to walk, joins his dog Fusa in helping save their village.

Using a wheelchair

Using a wheelchair
by Royston, Angela
J 617.033 ROY
Using a Wheelchair is a condition many people live with. Find out what life is like for some who uses a wheelchair.

 

Prematurity

Evan Early

Evan Early
by Wojahn, Rebecca Hogue.
JEASY
When Natalie's baby brother is born too soon, she tries to wait patiently to teach him everything he will need to know, but she misses her parents and begins to resent the time they spend with him at the hospital.

My baby sister is a preemie

My baby sister is a preemie
by Amadeo, Diana M.
JEASY
When her baby sister is born too soon, Sarah does not understand what is going on until a nurse explains the tubes and wires and her mother reminds her that God is with tiny Amy, even in the hospital.

 

Psychological Disorders

A thought is just a thought : a story of living with OCD

A thought is just a thought : a story of living with OCD
by Talley, Leslie
J 618.9285 TAL
The first book for children and parents that confronts OCD, a surprisingly common childhood illness. It is an excellent resource for parents and for doctors who wish better understand how to help children deal with this debilitating psychological illness.

Betty lou blue

Betty lou blue
by Crocker, Nancy
JEASY
Teased by other children because of her big feet, only Betty Lou can save her tormentors one snowy day.

Gentle Willow : a story for children about dying

Gentle Willow : a story for children about dying
by Mills, Joyce C.
JEASY
Amanda the squirrel is upset that she is going to lose her friend Gentle Willow, but the tree wizards give advice that help both her and Gentle Willow accept the change that comes with death.

I miss you : a first look at death

I miss you : a first look at death
by Thomas, Pat
J 306.9 THO
When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps children understand that death is a part of life.

I was so mad

I was so mad
by Mayer, Mercer
JEASY
A child tries a variety of ways to dissolve anger.

If Nathan were here

If Nathan were here
by Fritts, Mary Bahr
JEASY
A young boy grieves the loss of his best friend and thinks about how things would be if he were still alive.

Josh's smiley faces : a story about anger

Josh's smiley faces : a story about anger
by Ditta-Donahue, Gina
J 152.4 DIT
With the help of smiley-face charts, Josh learns to express his anger appropriately.

Mr. Worry : a story about OCD

Mr. Worry : a story about OCD
by Niner, Holly L.
JEASY
Eight-year-old Kevin is frustrated by his need to check things and repeat actions over and over until a counselor diagnoses obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and teaches him ways to manage this condition. Includes a note for parents and teachers explaining OCD.

My mouth is a volcano!

My mouth is a volcano!
by Cook, Julia
JEASY
This book teaches young children to manage their thoughts and words without interrupting.

Stop picking on me : a first look at bullying

Stop picking on me : a first look at bullying
by Thomas, Pat
J 302.3 THO
This picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying among children. It helps kids accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying, and suggests ways to resolve this upsetting experience.

The Bully Blockers Club

The Bully Blockers Club
by Bateman, Teresa
JEASY
When Lottie is bothered by a bully at school, she helps start a club where everyone is welcome.

When I feel angry

When I feel angry
by Spelman, Cornelia
JEASY SPE
A little rabbit describes what makes her angry and the different ways she can control her anger.

Why tease?

Why tease?
by Amos, Janine
J 302.54 AMO / K-3 grade
Presents two stories in which the children in Mrs. Casey's class learn why it is not right to tease others and what to do if they are being teased.

 

Tourette Syndrome

I can't stop! : a story about Tourette Syndrome

I can't stop! : a story about Tourette Syndrome
by Niner, Holly L.
JEASY
A boy is diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and learns about constructive ways he can manage his condition. Includes nonfiction information from a physician.

 

Vision Topics

Brian's bird

Brian's bird
by Davis, Patricia Anne.
JEASY
Eight-year-old Brian, who is blind, learns how to take care of his new parakeet and comes to realize that his older brother, while sometimes careless, is not so bad after all.

Cakes and miracles : a Purim tale

Cakes and miracles : a Purim tale
by Goldin, Barbara Diamond
JEASY GOL
Young, blind Hershel finds that he has special gifts he can use to help his mother during the Jewish holiday of Purim. Features a recipe for hamantashen.

Good luck glasses

Good luck glasses
by London, Sara
JEASY
Seven-year-old Nomi decides that she is lucky when the new glasses she gets help her see things more clearly.

Knots on a counting rope

Knots on a counting rope
by Martin, Bill
JEASY MAR
In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy's emerging confidence in facing his blindness.

Lilly makes a friend

Lilly makes a friend
by Bellingham, Brenda
J FICTION
Lilly tries to help Davy, a boy from the kindergarten class who is a lot smaller than Lilly, blind--and wants to play soccer.

Listen for the bus : David's story

Listen for the bus : David's story
by McMahon, Patricia
JEASY MCM
A photo essay about David, who is blind, as he begins kindergarten.

Looking out for Sarah

Looking out for Sarah
by Lang, Glenna
JEASY
Describes a day in the life of a seeing eye dog, from going with his owner to the grocery store and post office, to visiting a class of school children, and playing ball. Also describes their three-hundred mile walk from Boston to New York.

Lucy's picture

Lucy's picture
by Moon, Nicola
JEASY MOO
A young girl creates a special picture that her blind grandfather can "see" with his hands.

Magenta gets glasses!

Magenta gets glasses!
by Reber, Deborah
JEASY
Perfect for youngsters who are getting their first pair of glasses, a wonderful tale follows Magenta, who can't see anything without squinting, as she goes to the eye doctor and learns that she can see the world much better with glasses--without looking silly in them!

Mandy Sue Day

Mandy Sue Day
by Karim, Roberta
JEASY
Using her senses of taste, hearing, touch, and smell, a blind girl enjoys a special day on the farm.

Melanie

Melanie
by Carrick, Carol
JEASY CAR
When her grandfather goes in search of one who can heal her of her blindness and fails to return, Melanie follows and rescues him from a hideous troll.

My friend is blind

My friend is blind
by Edwards, Nicola
J 617.712 EDW
Do you have a friend who is blind? If so, you'll want to know more about blindness, how it affects your friend, and what support you can give.

My travelin' eye

My travelin' eye
by Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue
JEASY
Jenny Sue loves that her "travelin' eye" lets her see the world in a special way, and so she is not happy when her teacher suggests that her parents take her to an opthalmologist to fix the lazy eye.

Sing to the stars

Sing to the stars
by Barrett, Mary Brigid
JEASY BAR
When Ephram becomes friends with a blind man in his neighborhood and finds out that Mr. Washington was a famous pianist who hasn't touched a piano for a long time, he resolves to get the man back on stage.

The black book of colors

The black book of colors
by Cottin, Menena

Translation of El libro negro de los colores. This title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers.

The blind hunter

The blind hunter
by Rodanas, Kristina
JEASY
A blind African hunter teaches a young man how to see by using his other senses.

The hickory chair

The hickory chair
by Fraustino, Lisa Rowe
JEASY
Luis, who is blind, knows his grandmother by her scent, her voice, and her stories. And he knows she loves him. But when Gran passes away and leaves notes hidden in her things for each family member to find, Luis seems to be the only one forgotten. But years later when, as grandfather himself, Luis's faith in his grandmother is proved right. Full-color illustrations.

The patch

The patch
by Headley, Justina Chen.
JEASY
The kids at school want to know why Becca is wearing glasses and a patch. Instead of telling them she has amblyopia, Becca leads her friends on imaginative adventures to explain her new fashion accessory.

The pirate of kindergarten

The pirate of kindergarten
by Lyon, George Ella
JEASY LYO
Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured.

 

Differences and Similarities

A rainbow of friends

A rainbow of friends
by Hallinan, P. K.
JEASY
A story in verse about how all friends are special and valuable regardless of differences or difficulties.

It's okay to be different

It's okay to be different
by Parr, Todd
JEASY
Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as "It's Okay to be a different color," "It's Okay to need some help," "It's Okay to be adopted," and "It's Okay to have a Different nose."

Little Squarehead

Little Squarehead
by O'Neill, Peggy
JEASY
Taunted by children at school, a sad little girl with a square head retreats to the forest and the comfort of her animal friends. There, guided by a mystical voice, she discovers a diamond sparkling in her heart and receives the gifts of Courage, Confidence, and Compassion.

 

Temporary Disability or Illness

My trip to the hospital

My trip to the hospital
by Mayer, Mercer
JEASY
Little Critter breaks his leg playing soccer and must make his first trip to the hospital.

Sadie's sore throat

Sadie's sore throat
by Cowan, Charlotte
JEASY
Sadie gets a sore throat and her worried mother takes her to see their pediatrician, a friendly hippopotamus named Dr. Hippocrates.

The Little elephant with the big earache

The Little elephant with the big earache
by Cowan, Charlotte
JEASY
After a busy afternoon of making mud castles with his cousins, little Eddie awakens at night with a terrible earache. His mother takes excellent care of him and Dr. Hippo reassures them both the next day.