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Looking for picture books with children with different abilities

  • 1.  Looking for picture books with children with different abilities

    Posted 03-08-2018 04:58 PM
    I would love suggestions for good picture books that include children with a range of abilities.
    Thanks!

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    Mira Berkley
    Fredonia NY
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  • 2.  RE: Looking for picture books with children with different abilities

    Posted 03-09-2018 12:47 AM
    Take a look at www.childpeacebooks.org. It's got a wonderful data base of excellent, high quality children's picture books that you can search by topics, by the child's age, by their social identities and more. You go to "Find Books" and Click on "Making All People Visible" and then click on "Disabilities".
    Here are a few of my favorites: "Be Quiet Marina", about two 4 year olds, one with Down's Syndrome, the other with ADHD;  "Susan Laughs", a little girl who does all sorts of wonderful things - and on the last page you find out she uses a wheel chair; "I Can, Can You?" delightful photographs of infants and toddlers with Down Syndrome playing, eating, learning...acting like...Infants and Toddlers!!; "Mama Zooms", an active, adventurous Mom in a wheel chair; "No Fair to Tigers" (sadly out of print - but you can get it used on-line), a bright, energetic little girl who uses a wheel chair advocates for herself in the community.
    Beware of little lecture books - that are really about a disability but not about real children. Way to many of them on the market.
    Good luck!


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    Julie Edwards
    Soquel CA
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  • 3.  RE: Looking for picture books with children with different abilities

    Posted 03-09-2018 07:39 AM
    See these lists, perhaps.

    https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/77862.Picture_Books_About_Physical_Challenges

    http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/sites/ala.org.awardsgrants/files/content/awardsrecords/schneideraward/2009_schneider_bio_children.pdf

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    Kathleen Paciga
    Villa Park IL
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  • 4.  RE: Looking for picture books with children with different abilities

    Posted 03-09-2018 08:51 AM
    "Junkyard Wonders" - Excellent for second or third grade

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    Nora Krieger
    Associate Professor Emerita/ Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/ New Jersey Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park NJ
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  • 5.  RE: Looking for picture books with children with different abilities

    Posted 03-12-2018 01:16 PM
    Thanks to everyone who responded to my question! The resources that have been shared are very helpful.

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    Mira Berkley
    Fredonia NY
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  • 6.  RE: Looking for picture books with children with different abilities

    Posted 03-09-2018 12:53 PM
    Try looking up Barefoot Books - they have a lot of multi-cultural and multi-abilities incorporated in their books. Great company.

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    raquel dewitt
    Vancouver WA
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  • 7.  RE: Looking for picture books with children with different abilities

    Posted 03-10-2018 10:35 AM
    In 2013, my colleague Sue Mankiw and I wrote an article for Young Children, called Tender Topics. Here are some of the books related to abilities that we included in the article:

    Lucy's Picture by Nicola Moon

     Mama Zooms by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

     Apt. 7 by Ezra Jack Keats

     All Kinds of Friends, Even Green by Ellen B. Senini

     My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson

     Big Brother Dustin by Alden R. Carter



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    Janis Strasser
    Professor
    William Paterson University
    Ridgewood NJ
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  • 8.  RE: Looking for picture books with children with different abilities

    Posted 03-13-2018 05:09 PM
    I just came across this book, Isaac and His Amazing Aspberger's Superpowers by Melanie Walsh. It's appropriate for preschool and early elementary.

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    Shayna Goldmann
    Los Angeles CA
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