Book List


  • Books about Disabilities for Kids and Parents

    Elementary Book List

    Copies are in each school library

     

    • A Boy and A Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz (all schools have already had a copy but we'll place in the basket.) - stuttering
    • Mrs Gorski, I think I have the Wiggle Fidgets by Barbara Esham - ADHD
    • Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?  by Jennifer Veenendall - Sensory Issues
    • Keep Your Ear on the Ball by Genevieve Petrillo - Deafness
    • All Dogs have ADHD by Kathy Hoopermann
    • All Cats have Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Hoopermann.
    • It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr (General Differences)
    • I’m Not Scared by Todd Parr
    • Armond Goes To A Party by Nancy Carlson (Asperger’s, sensory)
    • Some Kids Have Autism by Martha E. H. Rustad
    • Some Kids Are Blind by Lola M Schaefer
    • Some Kids Use Wheelchairs by Lola M. Schaefer
    • Some Kids Are Deaf by Lola M. Schaefer
    • If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi? by Barbara Esham (A Story about Dyslexia)

    Mill Valley Middle School Book List

    Rain, Reign by Ann Martin - 5-10 more copies - the book has gone over so well we have added more copies

    Synopsis:  Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger's syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms (even her name is a homonym). She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Rain was a lost dog Rose's father brought home. Rose and Rain are practically inseparable. And they are often home alone, as Rose's father spends most evenings at a bar, and doesn't have much patience for his special-needs daughter.

     

    Colin Fischer by Ashley Miller - 10 copies

    Synopsis: Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions.  But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate's birthday celebration, It's up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin's frequent tormenter, didn't bring the gun to school.

     

    A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass - 10 copies

    Synopsis:  This contemporary novel does for synesthesia what Terry Hesser's Kissing Doorknobs (1998) does for obsessive-compulsive disorder: the lively personal story demystifies a fascinating condition. For 13-year-old Mia Winchell, the world has always been filled with a wonderful, if sometimes dizzying, sensory onslaught--numbers, letters, words, and sounds all cause her to see a distinct array of colors. She keeps her unusual condition a secret until eighth grade, but then her color visions make math and Spanish impossibly confusing, and she must go to her parents and a doctor for help.