A Boy Named Beau is a wonderfully illustrated children’s book about a child with a mild handicap. Beau, who wears a brace because of his cerebral palsy, discovers that he can do the same things as other kids: swim, dance, ride bikes, and even climb trees! Your kids will love this sweet and simple story.… More A Boy Named Beau
Jo, a third grader with Muscular Dystrophy, is a little nervous about starting at a new school following a move to a new state. With the help of her teachers and classmates, Jo has a very successful day, and makes lots of new friends. Ages 3-5
Heather’s inspiring true story of living with a disorder that touches every part of her life. The disease makes her bones incredibly fragile, and the slightest touch can sometimes cause a fracture. This led to numerous trips to the hospital, casts, and surgeries. Yet from an early age, Heather refused to let the disability stop… More A Little More Than Perfect – My Life With (and In Spite of) Osteogenesis Imperfecta
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
Even though Alex is a dwarf and sometimes has to use a wheelchair because of the operation he had on his back, his friend does not mind because they still have good times together. Ages 5 and up.
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!
Top cat Arnie teases Philip because he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when Arnie falls down the school steps and breaks a leg, twists a wrist, and sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective. Ages 3 and up.
In this first adventure, Ben imagines a perfect beach day where he builds sand castles, flies kites, plays with crabs and enjoys special moments with his family. Ben loves the sun on his face and the wind in his hair. He can dream, he can play, and he can interact and have meaningful experiences. Ben… More Ben’s Adventures: A Day at the Beach
In second grade, Mrs. Poole asks our narrator to show the new girl around school. Imagine the surprise when our narrator first meets Sarah. Sarah uses a wheelchair! For a moment, our narrator feels awkward. Then she sees a button Sarah wears. It says “Rockhound” on it. “Do you collect rocks?” Sarah says she does!… More Best Friend On Wheels
A simple, but gripping story based on the real-life adventures of a Mexican immigrant born with physical disabilities. Lupe’s mother, Mami, leaves for America to get the best care for her daughter. They cross the desert at night and arrive in California where their new life begins. Mami works as a farm laborer, and while… More Blue Skies for Lupe
Nicky isn’t thrilled about being a Bridesmaid! But she has hay fever and flowers will make her sneeze and she hates frilly dresses! Her Mom, who is in a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury, makes her a dress, a silk flower bouquet and finds red boots. Ages 7 and up.
The doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel’s spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace 23 hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her… More Braced
Are tight budgets forcing you to do more with less? With “Build it so They Can Play” you can turn less expensive into more fun for your child or students. Grab your tool belt and start building a positive experience for all! A great resource for physical education teachers, caregivers, and play group and recreation leaders… More Build It So They Can Play
Chester, a little angel, longs to play baseball in spite of the fact that one of his legs is much shorter than the other. Dedication, courage, self-confidence and the support of his mother enables him to triumph on the ball field. Ages 3 and up.
This book guides you through the selection process to help you identify the chair that can provide you with optimal independence. Contents include: The selection process and your part in it; How to compare manufacturers (including smaller, niche manufacturers); Basic choices, such as power or manual? Fixed frame or folding?; Features and options for both… More Choosing A Wheelchair: A Guide For Optimal Independence
In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far as to trash her wheelchair! An… More Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale
This book encourages parents with multiple sclerosis to begin the conversation about the diagnosis and ongoing implications of MS with young children. This 16-page book is geared for children ages three to seven. You can borrow from our library or download – Daddy’s Story: An Introduction for Younger Children to Learn about a Parent’s Multiple… More Daddy’s Story: An Introduction for Younger Children to Learn about a Parent’s Multiple Sclerosis
Author Patricia McMahon takes us backstage with the Dancing Wheels dance company and into the lives of two young dancers, Jenny, a “sit-down” dancer, and her partner Devin, a “stand-up” dancer. She also introduces readers to the woman who founded the company, Mary Verdi-Fletcher. Mary was born with spina bifida but always dreamed of becoming… More Dancing Wheels
This book is dated, but the information is not if you are trying to figure out what types of clothing works best for your child. It covers easy-to-make dressing aids, clothing modifications, caregiver tips, choosing the right style and finding the clothes that fit.
Written by a young man here in NH who created it for children who are having braces made for the first time. Simple text and pictures show the complete process. Ages 2 and up.