Full color photos depict people of all ages using wheelchairs, some manual, some powered. Covers basic info of why some people use wheelchairs, as well as issues of access. Ages 4 and up.
How do you get to know someone in a wheelchair? Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. In his characteristically wise and gentle way, Mister Rogers challenges the stereotypes that often plague children with special needs and celebrates six children who are extraordinary friends.
Life on Wheels was written for those individuals using wheelchair mobility to makes sure they take full advantage of every available opportunity. It is the A-Z guide for all one needs to know about every aspect of living with mobility impairment. This unique book offers an initial road map to the lifelong, complex, and fascinating… More Life on Wheels: For the Active Wheelchair User
Miguel wants a puppy, but not just any puppy. While the farmer tries to talk him out of choosing the puppy who has a limp, Miguel, who wears a leg brace, shows the farmer that being different or running more slowly isn’t a problem at all.
This series educates young readers about a variety of special needs their peers live with every day. There are many kinds of physical challenges. Some of these are the result of an injury, while other challenges are caused by a condition with which the person was born. Many of these conditions will last forever, and… More Living with a Special Need: Physical Challenges
This is a fictional account of a true tale of a runaway llama that becomes the focus of a chase by the authorities assisted by five bright neighborhood youngsters. The chase and capture of the llama tightens the bond between three of the friends, one with Muscular Dystrophy. One of the threesome, a boy named Alex,… More Llama On The Lam
A small boy, with the aid of his energetic mother, her wheelchair “”zooming machine,”” and a bit of imagination, pretends that he is on a train, a spaceship, and more … right up until bedtime, when they just cuddle and he likes that part the best. Ages 4 and up.
Mattie Stepanek’s Heartsongs books were a phenomenon. Not only did they hit the bestseller lists, but the books, and Mattie himself, were a source of inspiration to many, and brought him major recognition. Jimmy Carter described young Mattie Stepanek as “the most remarkable person I have ever known.” In Messenger, Jeni Stepanek shares the inspiring… More Messenger: The Legacy Of Mattie J.T. Stepanek And Heartsongs
This is a non-fiction children’s book showing the main issues that children with Neuromuscular Disorders (such as Muscular Dystrophy) face. Manny’s photographic journey shows that his limitations don’t limit him. Manny was born to Guatemalan birthparents, and adopted by his forever family, the author and her husband, as a baby. Manny is an inspiration to many because… More Mighty Manny
Follow the adventures of a very special boy named Milo and his new friend Caprice, a wild Mustang horse, as they discover a rare kind of freedom most only find in dreams. An inspiring, beautifully illustrated children’s picture book/early reader that raises the young readers awareness about wild Mustang horses and children with disabilities. Ages… More Milo and the Mustang
If you’ve ever asked, “Do the arms also weaken in Duchenne muscular dystrophy?” or “What toys are appropriate for the child with DMD?” or “Is any specific physical therapy or occupational therapy useful in the middle stages of Duchenne dystrophy?” Written in the calm, reassuring voice of a senior physician, the book reflects the wide-ranging… More Muscular Dystrophy In Children: A Guide For Families
My Brand New Leg is an excellent way of introducing children 9-12 to differently enabled individuals. Wonderfully illustrated, the characters are introduced to a girl who has a prosthetic leg and can do everything her newfound friends can do. While nameless and colorless, the main character gracefully shares her abilities with others and never once… More My Brand New Leg
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 himself. This tale of an unusual friendship demonstrates the desire to be independent and treated like everyone else. Ages 4 and up.
On a sunny morning in the city, children gather in the park with their chairs. Tall chairs. Small chairs. Wiry chairs. Squashy chairs. Tires and boxes and sofas and swings, chairs with rockers and chairs with wheels. As the kids come together, they each say what they love about their chairs and show the places… More My Chair
This is a book about a dad that is an amputee and his son, Milo who thinks his dad’ prosthetic leg is magic and that his dad is a superhero. Join them at show and tell and learn more! The story is meant to shed light on physical disabilities and educate children about prosthetics.
Fourteen-year-old Josh was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. He discusses some of the physical challenges, as well as his hopes. Also includes quotes from his friends, and challenges they face. Very positive story, full of photos. Ages 6-10.
Nick begins to go to a regular school in a regular classroom. This story tells of Nick’s fitting in and how he can be part of the kids lives and activities. Ages 6 and up.
Malcolm, who is 9, has Muscular Dystrophy. He, his friend Tyler, and his pesky little sister, have an adventure on the beach. In this imaginative story, he has to choose between being “King of the Fireflies” and being with his family.
Born without arms or legs below his elbows and knees, Kyle Maynard excels as a champion athlete, inspirational speaker, college student, and male model. “No Excuses” is his inspirational autobiography.
Mandy’ s crusade to assure fair treatment of her stuffed tiger includes a message of insuring fair treatment for her as well when she cannot enter a store in her wheelchair. Written in English and Spanish. Ages 4 and up.