Materials for Children and Teens with Disabilities

This blog is intended as a means to update and expand on the Linda Lucas Walling Collection of Materials for and about Children and Teens with Different Abilities:

Monday, September 03, 2012

Books for Children and Teens with Disabilities in the LLW Collection

Books For Children and Teens With Disabilities 
*Recommended by a child with a disability
#Recommended by a parent, librarian or media specialist

NOTE: This is not a best books list. Some of these titles are good or excellent examples, some are very poor examples. Some would work well with children who have certain disabling conditions, but they would not work well for other children. The objective for including both kinds of examples is to provide a collection where interested individuals can use criteria to learn to evaluate specific materials. Be sure to examine these titles according to the criteria that appear on this page before purchasing or using them. In addition, it was sometimes difficult to decide whether a specific title should be in the "for" sub-collection or in the "about" sub-collection. Please check both bibliographies. LLW

Aardema, Verna. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale.

Aboff, Marcie and Damian Ward. Everyone Feels Scared Sometimes.

Adamson, Thomas K. Deer Hunting.

Ahlberg, Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum.
*Allen, Jonathan. I'm Not Cute!

*Allen, Jonathan. I'm Not Scared!

Allen, Pamela. Bertie and the Bear.

Allen, Pamela. Hidden Treasure.

Allison, Beverley. Effie. 

Andersen, H. C. and Jerry Pinkney. The Ugly Duckling.

Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's U. S. A.

Anno, Mitsumasa. Topsy-Turvies: Pictures to Stretch the Imagination.
*Austin, Margot. Peter Churchmouse

Balian, Lorna. Humbug Witch. 

Banyai, Istvan. Re-Zoom.
Barshaw, Ruth McNalley. Ellie McDoodle, New Kid in School.

Base, Graeme. Animalia.

*Beaumont, Karen and Jane Dyer. Move Over, Rover.

Beck, Martine. The Wedding of Brown Bear and White Bear.

Brand, Oscar. When I First Came to This Land.
Besel, Jennifer M. The Captivating, Creative, Unusual History of Comic Books.

Biskup, Agnieszka, Tod Smith, and Anne Timmons. The Surprising World of Bacteria with Max Axiom, Super Scientist.

*Briggs, Raymond. The Snowman. 
*Brink, Carol Ryrie and Trina Schart Hyman. Caddie Woodlawn.

Brown, Marcia. Stone Soup. 
Brown, Margaret Wise. Big Red Barn. 
Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon.

Bunting, Eve. Smoky Night.
Burgan, Michael and Eldon Doty. Titanic Truth and Rumors.
*Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden. (mobility/dexterity)

Burningham, John. Mr. Gumpy's Outing.

Butterworth, Nick and Mick Inkpen. Sports Day. 

Buzzeo, Toni and Margaret Spengler. Little Loon and Papa. 

Byars, Betsy Cromer. The Pinballs. 

Campos, Maria de Fatima. Victoria Goes to Brazil.

Caper, William. Ancient Greece: An Interactive History Adventure. 

Carle, Eric. From Head to Toe. 

*Carle, Eric. Today Is Monday.

Carle, Eric. The Very Busy Spider.
Carle, Eric. Very Quiet Cricket. 
Carlson, Nancy L. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Carter, Dorothy. Bye, Mis’ Lela.
Charlip, Remy. Arm in Arm: A Collection of Connections Endless Tales Reiterations and Other Echolalia.

Charlip, Remy. Hooray for Me!

Charlip, Remy. Thirteen.

Crews, Donald. Freight Train. 

dePaola, Tomie. Pancakes for Breakfast.

Dodd, Emma. Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting.

Dodd, Lynley. Hairy Maclary’s Bone.
Doeden, Matt. Life As a Ninja: An Interactive History Adventure.

Doeden, Matt. The World's Greatest Baseball Players.

Donnelly, Judy. Tut’s Mummy Lost … and Found.
Dougherty, Terri. Anatomy of a Hurricane.

*Egermeier, Elsie E. and Clive Upton. Egermeier's Bible Story Book. 

#Ehlert, Lois. Leaf Man.

Ehlert, Lois. Color Zoo. 
Emberley, Ed. 3 Science Flip Books. 
Enz. Tammy. Behind the Racks: Exploring the Secrets of a Shopping Mall.
Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Miss Penny and Mr. Grubbs.
Espinosa, Rod and Herman Melville. Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

Ets, Marie Hall. Play with Me.

Evans, Katie. Hunky Dory Ate It. 
#Faulkner, Keith and Jonathan Lambert. Tap! Tap! Tap!
#Feiffer, Jules. Bark, George

Finn, Carrie. Kids Talk About Bullying. 

Forest, Christopher. Play Soccer Like a Pro: Key Tips and Skills.

Fleming, Denise. Count.

*Forest, Heather and Susan Gaber. The Little Red Hen: An Old Fable.

Frederick, Shane. The Ultimate Guide to Pro Football Teams.

Freeman, Don. Dandelion.
*Gag, Wanda. Millions of Cats.

Galdone, Paul. The Three Bears.
Galbone, Paul. The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Galdone, Paul. The Little Red Hen.
Galdone, Paul. The Monster and the Tailor.
Galdone, Paul. The Teeny-Tiny Woman.

Garofoli, Wendy. Hip-Hop History.

Gilson, Jamie. Do Bananas Chew Gum?

Golenbock, Peter. Teammates.
Gregory, Jillian. Making Secret Codes.

Guarino, Deborah. Is Your Mama a Llama?

*Gurney, John Steven. Dinosaur Train. 

*Handford, Martin. Where's Waldo?

Harbo, Christopher L. Paper Airplanes.

Haseley, Dennis and Steven Kellogg. The Invisible Moose.

Hayes, Sarah. Stamp Your Feet: Action Rhymes.
Hazen, Barbara Shook. Even If I Did Something Awful.
Hazen, Barbara Shook. The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

Hebert, Marie Francine. This Side of the Sky.

Heller, Ruth. Kites Sail High: A Book about Verbs.

Henson, Heather. Here's How I See It: Here's How It Is.

*Herriot, James, Ruth Brown, and Peter Barrett. James Herriot's Treasury for Children.

*Hill, Eric. Spot Sleeps Over. 

Hinton, S. E. Big David, Little David.

Hoban, Tana. I Read Symbols.

Hoban, Tana. Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? An Adventure in Color.

Hoban, Tana. Just Look.
Hoberman, Mary Ann. A House Is a House for Me.

Hol, Coby. A Visit to the Farm.
Horowitz, Anthony. Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel. 
Huey, Lois Miner. Voices of World War II: Stories from the Front Lines.

*Hunt, Penny L. Little White Squirrel's Secret: A Special Place to Practice.

Hutchins, Pat. Good-night Owl.
Hutchins, Pat. Rosie’s Walk.
Jones, R. S. Force of Gravity.

Josephs, Anna C. Mountain Boy. 
Juster, Norton. The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics.
Kent, Jack. Caterpillar and the Polliwog.
Kightley, Rosalinda. The Farmer. 

*Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal.

*Kipling, Rudyard. A Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories.

Koch, Michelle. Hoot Howl Hiss.

*Koda-Callan, Elizabeth. The Magic Locket.

Kovalski, Maryann. The Wheels on the Bus.
Krauss, Ruth. A Hole is to Dig: A First Book of Definitions.
Krohn, Katherine E. The Whirlwind World of Hurricanes With Max Axiom, Super Scientist.

*Lakin, Patricia and Scott Nash. Beach Day!

*Lakin, Patricia and Scott Nash. Camping Day.

*Lakin, Patricia and Scott Nash. Rainy Day!

Langstaff, John. Frog Went a-Courtin’.

Langstaff, John. Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go. 
*Leaf, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand. 
Leghorn, Lindsay. Proud of Our Feelings.
Lehman, Barbara. Rainstorm.

*Lenski, Lois. Papa Small. 
Levitin, Sonia. All the Cats in the World.

Leydenfrost, Robert. The Snake that Sneezed.
Lobel, Arnold. The Rose in My Garden. 
Lockwood, Brad. Ketamine: Dangerous Hallucinogen.
Lurie, April. Brothers, Boyfriends, & Other Criminal Minds.

*Maccarone, Grace and Margaret A. Hartelius. Monster Math.

Marshall, James. George and Martha.
Martin, Bill, Jr., and John Archambault. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
Marx, Mandy R. Great Vampire Legends. 

Mason, Paul. Skateboarding: The World's Coolest Skate Spots and Techniques.

#Masurel, Claire and Pamela Paparone. Ten Dogs in the Window: A Countdown Book.

#Mayer, Mercer. There's an Alligator Under My Bed.

Miller, Jane. Farm Alphabet Book.

*Milne, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh.

Morpurgo, Michael and Franocois Place. The Wreck of the Zanzibar.

Moser, Adolph J. Don't Pop Your Cork on Mondays: The Children's Anti-Stress Book.

Nanji, Shenaaz. Child of Dandelions. 

National Geographic Society. Animals Showing Off.

Nobleman, Marc Tyler, Joe Staton, and A. Milgrom. Rescue in the Bermuda Triangle: An Isabel Soto investigation.

O'Hearn, Michael. Tyrannosaurus Rex  vs. Velociraptor: Power Against Speed.

O'Shei, Tim. Bone-Chilling Myths.

Orgel, Doris. Nobodies & Somebodies.

*Pearson, Tracey Campbell. Bob. 

Peek, Merle. Roll Over! A Counting Song.

Pelham. David. Worms Wiggle.

*Peters, Lisa Westberg and Ian Schoenherr. Sleepyhead Bear.

*Piper, Watty, George Hauman, and Doris Hauman. The Little Engine That Could.

Pizer, Abigail. Nosey Gilbert.

Pollard, Michael. The House That Science Built.

Polacco, Patricia. Pink and Say. 

Polydoros, Lori. Strange but True Sports.

Poulet, Virginia. Blue Bug’s Vegetable Garden.
Preller, James. Along Came Spider. 

Price, Sean Stewart. Truth and Rumors: Pirates.

Quackenbush, Robert. Clementine.
Quackenbush, Robert. She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain. 
Quackenbush, Robert. Skip to My Lou.
Quinn, Patrick. Matthew Pinkowshi's Special Summer.

Radin, Ruth Yaffe. Carver.

#Raffi. Rise and Shine.

Rake, Jody Sullivan. Hammerhead Shark. 

Rake, Jody Sullivan. Hippos in the Wild.

*Raschka, Christopher. Five for a Little One. 

Raschka, Chris. Mysterious Thelonious.
Raschka, Chris. Yo! Yes?
Reid, Rob and Lorraine Williams. Wave Goodbye.

#Riley, Linnea. Mouse Mess.
Ripslinger, Jon. Triangle. 

Rosenbloom, Joseph. Spooky Riddles and Jokes. 
Russell, P. Craig, et . al. Coraline. 

Ryan, Mary E.  The Trouble with Perfect.
Rylant, Cynthia. Night in the Country. 
Savage, Jeff. Monster Trucks.
Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.
*Seuss, Dr. Bartholomew and the Oobleck.

Seuss, Dr. Horton Hears a Who! 
*Shapiro, Jody Fickes and Kitty Harvill. Up, Up, Up! it's Apple-Picking Time.

Shores, Erika L. The Deadliest Bugs on Earth.

Silverstein, Shel. The Giving Tree.

Sirett, Dawn. Farm.
Skorpen, Liesel Moak. That Mean Man.
Slade, Suzanne. Basketball: How It Works.

Sonnenblick, Jordan. Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie. 

Spier, Peter. Noah’s Ark.
*Spyri, Johanna and Scott McKowen. Heidi. (blindness)

Stevens, Eric, Gerardo Sandoval, and Benny Fuentes. Skateboard Sonar.

Stevens, Janet. Tops and Bottoms.

*Stevenson, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses.

Verboven, Agnes. Ducks Like to Swim.
Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Viorst, Judith. Rosie and Michael.

Wahl, Jan. The Magic Heart.

Wallner, John. Old MacDonald Had a Farm.

*Warner, Gertrude Chandler. The Boxcar Children.

*Wheeler, Lisa and Laura Huliska-Beith. Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum.

*Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House in the Big Woods.

Wilhelm, Hans. Tyrone the Horrible.
*Willems, Mo. Are You Ready to Play Outside?

*Willems, Mo. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

*Willems, Mo. Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

*Willems, Mo. Elephants Cannot Dance!

*Willems, Mo. I Am Invited to a Party!

*Willems, Mo. I Love My New Toy!

*Willems, Mo. I Will Surprise My Friend!

*Willems, Mo. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale.

*Willems, Mo. Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity.

*Willems, Mo. My Friend Is Sad.

*Willems, Mo. Pigs Make Me Sneeze.

*Willems, Mo. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

*Willems, Mo.  The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too!

*Willems, Mo. The Pigeon Loves Things That Go!

*#Willems, Mo. The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

*Willems, Mo. There Is a Bird on Your Head!

*Willems, Mo. Today I Will Fly!

*Willems, Mo. Watch Me Throw the Ball!

*Willems, Mo. Your Pal Mo Willems Presents Leonardo the Terrible Monster.

Winter, Jeanette. The House That Jack Built.

Wolkstein, Diane. White Wave: A Chinese Tale.
#Wood, Audrey and Bruce Robert Wood. The Deep Blue Sea: A Book of Colors.

*Wood, Audrey. Silly Sally.

#Wood, Don and Audrey Wood. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear.

Wormell, Christopher. Puff, Puff, Chugga-Chugga.

Yashimo, Taro. Crow Boy. (autism)
#Yolen, Jane. Mouse's Birthday.

Yolen, Jane and Mark Teague. How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms.

Zion, Gene. Harry the Dirty Dog.
*Recommended by a child with a disability
#Recommended by a parent, librarian or media specialist