This is a special education children’s picture book that introduces autism. When a child with autism joins a mainstream school, many children can find it difficult to understand and cope with a student that is somewhat ‘different’ to them. This story encourages other children to be mindful and patient of the differences that exist and… More A Friend Like Simon
In this wise and funny picture-book adventure, a special student joins Little Critter’s class at school. The new student uses a wheelchair, and Little Critter is worried. Will his classmate be very different? Will the class know how to act around him? It’s an honest, realistic look at ways kids deal successfully with the unknown… More A Very Special Critter
Lucy is making her way down a rainy sidewalk when she spies, of all things, a brain — Manfred, called Fred — sitting forlornly in a puddle. The courtly cerebrum asks Lucy for help getting home, and as they walk along she worries that she’s not smart enough. “Everyone’s smart!” explains Fred. “You just need… More A Walk In The Rain With A Brain
Have fun with the kids, moms, dads and pets in this delightful book that celebrates alternative families as it teaches young children the alphabet.
Seventeen-year-old Jean has cerebral palsy and gets around in a wheelchair, but she’s always believed she’s just the same as everyone else. She goes to normal school and has normal friends. She’s never really known another disabled person before she arrives at Camp Courage. But there Jean meets Sara, who welcomes her to “Crip Camp”… More Accidents Of Nature
One of the world’s most influential and loved authors of educational children’s books, Dr. Sol Gordon has created an uplifting book for young people age four and older who are curious about just what it means to be part of a family. Some children, he explains, live with both parents, while others live with one… More All Families Are Different
Explores in words and pictures what a family is and how families vary in makeup and lifestyles. Ages 5-7.
In school, Moses, and the rest of his class are given the assignment of choosing a friend to write about. As he wonders which person to choose, he thinks of his circle of friends and what they share together. Some friends are kids like Jimmy, who says funny things, and Manuel, who races with Moses on… More All Kinds Of Friends, Even Green!
Color pictures showcase the beauty and diversity in human skin color, and offers a simple, accurate explanation for how we get our skin color. (Spanish and English)
A little book with big ideas! Regardless of what role we have – as a family member, person with a disability, service provider, educator, or something else – our attitudes and actions have a profound influence on the lives of people with disabilities. You have the power to help create a society where all children… More Apple-Bites: Commonsense Disability Strategies for Everyone
Meet Marina. She is a four-year-old who likes to dance, play with dolls, go on the see-saw, and dress up. She also screams and shouts and makes a lot of noise. Meet Moira. She is also a four-year-old who likes to do the same things that Marina likes to do. But she likes quiet and… More Be Quiet Marina!
An inspiring story about facing life’s challenges head on and being grateful for the life you were given. The daughter of former Major League Baseball player and current San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti, twenty-year-old Natalee Righetti was born with cerebral palsy, and the left side of her body is partially disabled. From her… More Beautifully Different: Living a Grand Slam Life Despite My Disability
Shows children that it’s okay for people to be different and do things in different ways.
When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But by the time Jonas and Wyatt were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity,… More Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
A child of mixed race celebrates the rich inclusiveness of her life in a joyful picture book. Mama’s face is chestnut brown, Papa’s face turns pink in the sun, the child’s a little dark, a little light, “Just right!” Each double-page spread shows how members of the family are individuals with likes and dislikes, hobbies… More Black, White, Just Right!
Shannon, who has been delighted that her parents are finally going to have a longed-for second child, is horrified when her new brother turns out to have Down syndrome. Like most kids, Shannon wants to blend in and have a family that is considered normal. She is torn between delight and fury at how the… More Camp Outlook
The main character has a funny name, and different hair, and large feet, and lots of other differences. Cute rhyming, upbeat story to introduce that all of us are different.
What makes Catherine so special? She can’t talk, and she can’t walk like her cousin Frances can. But Catherine listens very closely, she walks in her special shoes, and her claps are so quiet that hardly anyone can hear them. These are some of the things that make Catherine special and, because her family knows… More Catherine’s Story
Nipper has huge, clumsy claws which always seem to get in his way when he tries to play with his friends. Read along as Nipper learns that his claws are very useful.
This engaging color illustrated book explores the difficulties faced by ‘frogs with a different croak’. Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions, Teacher Toad’s lessons pick up on social and physical difficulties and the kind of behaviors that can get young frogs into trouble. Each lesson gives practical advice on issues covering everything… More Different Croaks For Different Folks: All About Children With Special Learning Needs