Books on Special Needs

Children’s Books for Explaining Special Needs to Children

“What’s Wrong with Timmy?” -by Maria Shriver

“All Dogs Have ADHD” -by Kathy Hoopmann

“All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome” -by Kathy Hoopmann

“Special People, Special Ways” -by Arlene Maguire

“Don’t Call Me Special” -by Pat Thomas

“My Brother is Very Special” -by Amy May

“When My Worries Get Too Big! “ -by Kari Dunn Buron

“My Brother, Matthew” -by Mary Thompson

“We’ll Paint the Octopus Red” -by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

“The Alphabet War” -by Diane Burton Robb

“My Friend Isabelle” -by Eliza Woloson

“Keep Your Ear on the Ball” -by Genevieve Petrillo

“Rules” -by Cynthia Lord

“View from Our Shoes” -by Donald Joseph Meyer

“Different Live Me” -by Jennifer Elder

Children’s Books Whose Characters Have Special Needs

“Good Night, Commander” -by Ahmad Akbarpour

“Goose’s Story” -by Cari Best

“My Brother Sammy is Special” -by Becky Edwards

“Just Because” -by Rebecca Elliott

“Hanni and Beth: Safe and Sound” -by Beth Finke

“Keeping Up With Roo” -by Sharlee Glenn

“Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair” –by Jamee Riggio Heelan

“Featherless/Desplumado” -by Juan Felipe Herrera

“Molly the Pony” -by Pam Kaster

“Moses Goes to a Concert” -by Isaac Millman

“Moses Sees a Play” –by Isaac Lillman

“My Brother Charlie” -by Holly Robinson Peete

“All Kinds of Friends, Even Green!” -by Ellen B. Senisi

“Kami and the Yaks” -by Andrea Stenn Stryer

“Susan Laughs” -by Jean Willis

“Brothers and Sisters” –by Laura Dwight

Other Books with Disability/Accessibility Themes

“My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay” -by Cari Best

“Leo the Late Bloomer” –by Robert Kraus

“The Don’t-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences” –by Jeanne Gehret

“Back to Front and Upside Down!” –by Claire Alexander

“Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picutre Book” –by Celeste Shally

“The Deaf Musicians” -by Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs

“I’m the Big Sister Now” –by Michelle Emmert

“Trueman Bradley- Aspie Detective” -by Alexei Maxim Russell

“Ian’s Walk: A Story about Autism” -by Laurie Lears

“A Boy and a Jaguar” -by Alan Rabinowitz

“Thank You, Mr. Falker” -by Patricia Polacco

“Knots on a Counting Rope” -by Bill Martin Jr.

“Wonder” -by R.J. Palacio

“The Black Book of Colors” -by Menena Cottin

“Can I Play Too? (Elephant & Piggie, #12)” -by Mo Willems

“Howie Helps Himself” -by Joan Fassler

“Dad and Me in the Morning” -by Patricia Lakin

“The Noisy Paint Box” -by Barb Rosenstock

“We Can Do It!” -by Laura Dwight

“The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew” -by Lisa Eichlin

“Window Boy” -by Andrea White

“Fish in A Tree” -by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

“Out of My Mind” -by Sharon M. Draper

“My Buddy” -by Audrey Osofsky

“The Pirate of Kindergarten” -by George Ella Lyon

“Owen Has Burgers and Drum: Helping to Understand and Befriend Kids with Asperger’s Syndrome” -by Christine M. Sheils

“The Berenstain Bears and the Wheelchair Commando” -by Stan Berenstain

“Someone Special, Just Like You” -by Tricia Brown

“Mr. Worry: A Story About OCD” -by Holly L. Niner

“The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia” -by Diane Burton Robb

“Talking to Angels” -by Esther Pearl Watson

“A Very Special Critter” -by Mercer Mayer

“Andy and His Yellow Frisbee” -by Mary Thompson

“Now One Foot, Not the Other” -by Tomie dePaola

“Sarah and Puffle: A Story for Children about Diabetes” –by

“Even Little Kids Get Diabetes” –by Connie Pirner

“The Seeing Stick” –by Jane Yolen

“Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah” –by Laurie Ann Thompson

“Harry and Willy and Carrothead” –by Judith Caseley

“Whoa, Wiggle-Worm: A Little Lemon Book about an Overly Active Child” –by Betsy B. Lee

“I Just Am: A Story of Down Syndrome Awareness and Tolerance” -by Bryan and Tom Lambke

“My Invisible World: Life with My Brother, His Disability, and His Service Dog” -by Morasha R. Winokur

“One of The Gang: Nurturing the Souls of Children with Food Allergies” -by Gina Clowes

“That’s Like Me!: Stories About Amazing People With Learning Differences” -by Jill Lauren

“Don’t Pop Your Cork on Mondays!: The Children’s Anti-Stress Book” -by Adolph Moser

“Don’t Feed the Monster on Tuesdays!: The Children’s Self-Esteem Book” -by Adolph Moser

“Don’t Rant and Rave on Wednesdays!: The Children’s Anger-Control Book” -by Adolph Moser

“The Goodenoughs Get in Sync” -by Carol Stock Kranowitz

“Tic Talk: Living with Tourette Syndrome: A 9-year old boy’s story in his own words” -by Dylan Peters

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