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January 1, 2006

Picture Books about Disabilities for Young Readers

We are very fortunate to have a contribution from one of the students on our campus, who provided a list of books on disabilities. Rachel shares this list with a cautionary note that some of the books are dated and do not always reflect current practice and theory. She hopes that you will find this list helpful both in identifying picture books about disabilities and in critically assessing the content of picture books. For more information about critical analysis of picture books, check out Kay Vandergrift's "Notes for the Analysis of a Picture Book"

NOTE: Author names, when available, appear in parentheses after each title.

1. ABC For You and Me (Meg Girnis)
2. A button in Her Ear (Ada Bassett Litchfield)
3. A.D.D. Book For Kids (Shelley Rotner)
4. A.D.D. Not B.A.D (Audrey Penn)
5. A Girl Named Helen Keller (Margo Lundell)
6. Alex Is My Friend (Marisabina Russo)
7. All Kinds of Friends, Even Green! (Ellen B. Senisi)
8. Andy and his Yellow Frisbee (Mary Thompson)
9. Arnie and the New Kid (Nancy Carlson)
10. A Very Special Critter (Gina Mayer, Mercer Mayer)
11. A Very Special Sister (Dorothy Hoffman Levi)
12. Be Good to Eddie Lee (Virginia Fleming)
13. Be Quiet, Marina! (Kirsten Debear)
14. Big Brother Dustin (Alden R. Carter)
15. Blindness: A First Book (Malcolm E. Weiss)
16. Brian's Bird (Patricia A. Davis)
17. Can You Hear a Rainbow? : The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris (Jamee Riggio Heelan)
18. Charlie's Challenge (Linda Gladden)
19. Circles of Friends: People With Disabilities and Their Friends Enrich the Lives of One Another (Robert Perske)
20. Clifford Visits the Hospital (Norman Bridwell)
21. Cosmo Gets an Ear (Gary Clemente)
22. Crow Boy (Taro Yashima)
23. Dad and Me in the Morning (Pat Lakin)
24. Deafness: A First Book (Jane Hyman)
25. Dear Santa, Please Come to the 19th Floor (Yin)
26. Dina the Deaf Dinosaur (Carole Addabbo)
27. Don't Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability (Pat Thomas)
28. Dustin's Big Day at School
29. Eddie Enough! (Debbie Zimmett)
30. Elana's Ears, or How I Became the Best Big Sister in the World (Gloria Roth Lowell)
31. Eukee: The Jumpy Jumpy Elephant (Clifford L. Corman)
32. Even Little Kids Get Diabetes (Connie White Pirner)
33. Everybody is Different: A book for young people who have brothers or sisters with autism (Fiona Bleach)
34. Extraordinary Friends (Fred Rogers)
35. Finding a Way: Living With Exceptional Brothers and Sisters (Maxine B. Rosenberg)
36. Going With the Flow (Claire H. Blatchford)
37. Harry and Willy and Carrot Head (Judith Casely)
38 . Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark (Johanna Hurwitz)
39. He's my Brother (Joe Lasker)
40. Here Comes Kate! (Judy Carlson)
41. Hooray for Harold, Dealing With Hearing Loss (Tim Peters)
42. How It Feels to Live With a Physical Disability (Jill Krementz)
43. Howie Helps Himself (Joan Fassler)
44. Ian's Walk: A Story about Autism (Laurie Lears)
45. I Am Not Dumb (A Motiar)
46. I Can't Always Hear You (Joy Zelonky)
47. I Have a Sister--My Sister Is Deaf (Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson)
48. Imagine Me on a Sit-Ski (George Moran)
49. I'm Deaf and It's Okay (Lorraine Aseltine)
50. I'm Tougher Than Asthma! (Siri M. Carter)
51. It's OK to be Different (Todd Parr)
52. I wish I could fly like a bird (Katherine Denison)
53. Jennifer Jean, the Cross-Eyed Queen
54. Joey and Sam: "A Heartwarming Storybook About Autism, a Family, and a Brother's Love" (Illana Katz)
55. Jump Rope (Karen Gerald Wheaton)
56. Jumpin' Johnny Get Back to Work! : A Child's Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity (Michael Gordon)
57. Just a Little Different (Bonnie Dobkin)
58. Just Kids: Visiting a Class for Children With Special Needs
(Ellen B. Senisi)
59. Just Like Everybody Else (Jim Pierson)
60. Just Like You (Sarah Albee)

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