Characters with Disabilities: Books for Young Readers

What Happened to You? Cover Image
By James Catchpole, Karen George (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780571358304
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Published: Faber & Faber Children's - April 6th, 2021

Imagine you were asked the same question again and again throughout your life . . .
Imagine if it was a question that didn't bring about the happiest of memories . . .


What Color Is the Wind? Cover Image
By Anne Herbauts (Created by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781592702213
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - October 4th, 2016

What Color is the Wind? is an interactive sensory book for kids with beautiful illustrations and a simple, engaging story.



Days with Dad Cover Image
By Nari Hong (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592702336
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - November 7th, 2017

Her dad can't walk. But she doesn't care about what he can't do, what she loves is what they do together


Henry The Boy Cover Image
By Molly Felder, Nate Christopherson (Illustrator), Tara Sweeney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780999658406
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Published: Penny Candy Books - April 2nd, 2019

No matter how different we feel, we are all more similar than we at first appear.

This is not a story about a heron or a robot or a chicken but an ordinary boy with daily struggles, triumphs, and an extraordinary imagination. Henry uses forearm crutches decorated with animal stickers.


Thukpa for All Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9788193388983
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Published: Karadi Tales Picturebooks - October 1st, 2019

Tsering can't wait to taste his grandmother's delicious noodle soup.

He invites a string of friends and neighbours home. But as preparations get underway, there is a power cut and the house is plunged into darkness. Will Abi be able to put together the much-anticipated thukpa?


I Will Dance Cover Image
By Nancy Bo Flood, Julianna Swaney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534430617
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 26th, 2020

This poetic and uplifting picture book illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines follows a young girl born with cerebral palsy as she pursues her dream of becoming a dancer.

Like many young girls, Eva longs to dance. But unlike many would-be dancers, Eva has cerebral palsy.


Thank You, Mr. Falker Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399231667
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Published: Philomel Books - May 4th, 1998

The real-life, classic story of a dyslexic girl and the teacher who would not let her fail. A perfect gift for teachers and for reading students of any age.


Zoom! Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780779114320
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Published: Scholastic Canada - October 1st, 2019

I'm Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416996491
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 16th, 2011

I’m here.
And you’re there.
And that’s okay.
But…
maybe there will be a gentle wind that pulls us together.
And then I’ll be here and you’ll be here, too.

Pure, powerful and deceptively simple, bestselling author and illustrator Peter H.


Brave Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762457823
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Published: Running Press Kids - October 3rd, 2017

An empowering picture book for all kids that demonstrates to children that they can be real-life superheroes and that all kids have what it takes to be brave.

Superheroes seek adventure, never give up, and stay calm when others are
afraid. Superheroes are brave. But they aren't the only ones.


Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763696047
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Published: Candlewick - April 3rd, 2018

A 2019 Schneider Family Book Award Winner

Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire.


Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah Cover Image
By Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780449817445
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 6th, 2015

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.


We'll Paint the Octopus Red Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781890627065
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Published: Woodbine House - January 1st, 1998

As six-year-old Emma anticipates the birth of her new baby brother or sister, she imagines all of the things they can do together. They'll go to Grandpa's farm to feed the calves, ride in the back of the mini-van making faces at the cars that go by, fly on airplanes, and someday, they'll even go to Africa on a safari.


My Friend Has Down Syndrome Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781641287272
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Published: Bullfrog Books/Jump! - August 1st, 2019

Hooway For Wodney Wat Cover Image
By Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780618216123
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarion Books - May 27th, 2002

In this lighthearted moral tale, an unlikely hero defeats a school bully and is finally celebrated by his classmates for his secret super power: his speech impediment.

Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce his R's and the other rodents tease him mercilessly.


The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists #1) Cover Image
By Julia Finley Mosca, Daniel Rieley (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781943147618
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Published: Innovation Press - March 5th, 2019

NSTA Best STEM Books for K-12 Selection
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books Selection
Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award Recipient
A Mighty Girl Book of the Year


Andy and His Yellow Frisbee (Woodbine House Special-Needs Collection) Cover Image
By Mary Thompson, Mary Thompson (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780933149830
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Published: Woodbine House - January 1st, 1996

An illustrated children's book about Andy, a boy with autism. Rosie, the watchful and protective sister, supplies background on Andy and autism, as well as a sibling's perspective.


Arnie and the New Kid Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780140509458
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Published: Puffin Books - June 1st, 1992

Able-bodied Arnie teases Philip—a new student at his school who uses a wheelchair. However, after Arnie injures himself while making fun of Philip, he begins to understand what it means to be compassionate and welcoming.


Who Are You?: Ella The Enchanted Princess Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781549756061
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Published: Rosaria L. Calafati - February 6th, 2018

In a beautiful kingdom, hidden beyond the Enchanted Forest, lived a young princess named Ella. She was different from other princesses. Ella had no hair. She often tries to hide her head with scarves and headbands and doesn't like looking into mirrors. Ella always dreams of one day exploring beyond the majestic doors of the castle.


My Brother Charlie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545094665
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2010

From bestselling author and actress Holly Robinson Peete--a heartwarming story about a boy who happens to be autistic, based on Holly's son, who has autism.

"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings.


This Beach Is Loud! (Little Senses) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553458
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Published: Dial Books - June 18th, 2019

Patience, understanding, and a soothing exercise saves the beach day when excitement turns to sensory overload.


A Friend for Henry: (Books About Making Friends, Children's Friendship Books, Autism Awareness Books for Kids) Cover Image
By Jenn Bailey, Mika Song (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452167916
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 26th, 2019

2020 Schneider Family Honor Book


47 Strings. Tessa’s Special Code Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781942586074
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Published: Little Creek Press - October 16th, 2015

A children’s picture book about the remarkable lessons to be learned from a little girl named Tessa, who was born with Down syndrome. 47 Strings is a beautifully illustrated book for children of all ages.


Dad Has a Wheelchair Cover Image
By Anita Dufalla (Illustrator), Ken Jasch
$9.50
ISBN: 9781500290573
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 22nd, 2014

Julia and her dad have a day of fun. Her dad is like everyone's dad except he uses a wheelchair. Join them as they play together at the playground, go fishing, visit the zoo and even camp and look up at the stars Along the way Julia explains why a person might have a disability and what it's like having a dad with a disability.


I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism (A First Look at…Series) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781438004792
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - September 1st, 2014

Are there kids in your life who need a gentle way to learn about autism? This book will show what autism is and how it affects someone who has it. This is a wonderful catalyst for discussion that will help children to better understand and support autistic classmates or siblings.

Parents, teachers, and gift givers will find:


Same Way Ben Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807572221
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - October 1st, 2019

Ben likes things the same way every day at school—he sits at the same table, eats the same lunch, and likes the daily class routine. But when his teacher leaves to have her baby and a substitute teacher comes and changes everything, Ben gets upset. He liked everything the way it was before!


The Perfect Project: A Book about Autism (SEN Superpowers) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780711243286
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Published: QEB Publishing - October 15th, 2019

When Charlie’s class has to do a class project on trains, can he use his SEN Superpowers to help his group get the job done? SEN Superpowers: The Perfect Project explores the topic of autism with an empowering story and adorable illustrations.

The SEN Superpowers series celebrates the positive traits associated with a range of common SEN (Special Ed


King for a Day Cover Image
By Rukhsana Khan, Christiane Kromer (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781600606595
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Published: Lee & Low Books - January 20th, 2014

Basant is here, with feasts and parties to celebrate the arrival of spring. But what Malik is looking forward to most is doing battle from his rooftop with Falcon, the special kite he has built for speed. Today is Malik's chance to be the best kite fighter, the king of Basant. In two fierce battles, Malik takes down the kites flown by the bully next door.


The Playground Problem: A Book about Anxiety (SEN Superpowers) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780711243255
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Published: QEB Publishing - October 15th, 2019

Ruby feels anxious about her show and tell presentation. But when she discovers that Joey is having a hard time at lunch, it's up to Ruby to use her SEN Superpowers to cheer him up.


He's Not Naughty!: A Children's Guide to Autism Cover Image
By Deborah Brownson, Ben Mason (Illustrator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781785928727
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - March 21st, 2019

'A beautifully written book that's changing perceptions of autism all over the world' - Alistair Burt, Minister of State for Foreign Office and MP for NE Bedfordshire

'When people think your autistic child is having a tantrum, just show them this book An easy way to educate those around your child' - Alison White, Autism Parent, Canada


The Sound of All Things Cover Image
By Myron Uhlberg, Ted Papoulas (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781561458332
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Published: Peachtree - March 1st, 2016

Experience the sights and sounds of 1930s Brooklyn and Coney Island through the eyes—and ears—of a hearing boy and his deaf parents.


Trio: The Tale of a Three-Legged Cat Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781567926088
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - November 1st, 2017

"Writing with tenderness and understated humor, Wisnewski portrays disabilities as a simple fact of life--the obstacles that Trio surmounts are less about physical limitation than about learning how to use his body to get where he wants to be."--Publishers Weekly

One of the Best Children's Picture Books of the Year--Kirkus Reviews


Phone Call with a Fish Cover Image
By Silvia Vecchini, Sualzo (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802855107
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2018

A story for anyone who has felt like a fish out of water


Prince Noah and the School Pirates (Prince Noah Book) Cover Image
By Silke Schnee, Heike Sistig (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780874867657
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Published: Plough Publishing House - August 1st, 2016

It's time for young Prince Noah to go to school. The prince, who starred in the book The Prince Who Was Just Himself, may be a little slower than other students, but he has no less joy in learning. In his kingdom, children go to school on sailing ships. There is a ship for girls and one for boys.


Rainbows in the Dark Cover Image
By Jan L. Coates, Alice Priestley (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781896764955
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Published: Second Story Press - January 1st, 1999

Abby hates visiting the second-hand clothing shop with her mother--until she meets Joanna and Charlie. Charlie is Joanna's guide dog, a loyal friend and worker who helps her to see, but he's no help in picking out clothes for a very special event. With Abby's assistance, a wonderfully colorful outfit is soon ready for Joanna.


Splish, Splat! Cover Image
By Alexis Domney, Alice Crawford (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781897187883
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Published: Second Story Press - April 22nd, 2011

Colin's mom has hired Heather and Molly to paint his room. They are deaf, and chat with their hands using sign while they paint Colin's room, leading to a delightful speckled effect on the walls.


Boy Cover Image
By Phil Cummings, Shane Devries (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781610677394
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Published: Kane Miller Books - September 1st, 2018

The king's battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud. Boy lived in silence and couldn't hear the fighting. But Boy could see the fear around him . . . and how everyone would be much happier without it. From award-winning team Phil Cummings and Shane Devries, comes this tender tale of power and perception.


Yes I Can!: A Girl and Her Wheelchair Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433828690
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Published: Magination Press - November 20th, 2018

This is Carolyn. Like many kids her age, Carolyn loves animals, castles, and building with blocks.
She is helpful to her mom and dad and even to her baby brother.
Carolyn started a new school this year.
She thinks her teacher seems nice and she is getting to know her classmates.
The other students are curious about Carolyn because she uses a wheelchair.


The Mitten String Cover Image
By Jennifer Rosner, Kristina Swarner (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385371186
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 28th, 2014

An original Jewish folktale about a girl who knits, a deaf woman, and a piece of blue yarn.