Children's Books About Autism
Books for the Child with Autism
What should a child with autism be reading? Many children with autism are highly visual. Great picture books can stimulate great conversations - often a critical skill for autistic children. As children get a bit older, they may find books about autism to be useful both for reading and for sharing.
Book Review: The Friendship Puzzle by Julie Coe
The Friendship Puzzle by Julie Coe is a read-aloud book for typical children. Its purpose is to help typical peers to understand and accept children with autism.
Book Review: "Knowing Joseph," by Judith Mammay
This full-length novel for young readers explores what it means to be the sibling of a child with autism. Judith Mammay is a fine writer, and the book is a solid piece of juvenile literature.
Book Review: SInce We're Friends, An Autism Picture Book
"Since We're Friends: An Autism Picture Book" by Celeste Shally and David Harrington is all about how to accommodate a friend with autism.
Book Review: Autistic Planet by Jennifer Elder
Autistic Planet is a picture book that introduces autism to young readers.
Book Review: "Rules" by Cynthia Lord
Rules is a novel for 9-12 year olds written by Cynthia Lord, who happens to be the mom of a child on the autism spectrum. Rules won a Newbery Honor Award, and it certainly deserved it.
A Is for Autism, F Is for Friend
A Is for Autism, F Is for Friend, by Joanna L. Keating-Velasco, is a tool for introducing typical youngsters to autism. The subtitle -A Kid's Book on Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism explains it all.
Book Review: Ian's Walk, a Story About Autism
What happens when a little boy with autism gets lost in the park? This story, told from the perspective of an older brother, gets high marks from the About.com Guide to Children's Books.