Autism and Asperger's Syndrome: Books for Children

Keating-Velasco, Joanna L.
J618.9289 KEATI

Eleven-year-old Chelsea explains what autism is, what it is like to live with autism, and how to make friends with an autistic child.
Hoopmann, Kathy
J618.92858832 HOOPM

Takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome (AS), drawing inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS.
Rudolph, Shaina

Zane rushes home to tell his mother about problems he faced during his school day, and she reminds him that while others may only see his "autism stripe," he has stripes for honesty, caring, and much more.
Carlson, Nancy L. and Armond Isaak

We see, through the eyes of a young boy with Asperger's, Armond join along in a noisy kid's birthday party. This is definitely a place he would rather not be.
Veenendall, Jennifer
J618.9285882 VEENE

An illustrated children's book about an exuberant little boy who had difficulty paying attention in class and doing his school work until he was equipped with the tools to accommodate his sensory needs.
Shapiro, Ouisie
J618.9285882 SHAPI

In these moving essays, children tell their story of what it's like to live with a sibling who has autism.
Wilson, Lynda Farrington

A boy with autism gently pokes fun at the label "autistic" as he describes his other unique characteristics.
Gast, Christy
J618.9285882 GAST

Caring for Myself is an entertaining and educational social skills storybook that will help children with ASDs to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Fully illustrated with color photographs, it sets out fun, simple steps that explain what caring for yourself actually involves how you can do it, where it is done, why it is important.
Elder, Jennifer
J618.9285882 ELDER

Different Like Me introduces children aged 8 to 12 years to famous, inspirational figures from the world of science, art, math, literature, philosophy and comedy.
Frenz, Florida

The author, an autistic teenager, explains how other autistic children can make friends, fit in, and deal with such issues as popularity, peer pressure, and bullying.
Stefanski, Daniel
J618.9285882 STEFA

A collection of personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice written by a fourteen-year-old autistic boy to help provide readers with the confidence and tools necessary to befriend autistic kids.
Larson, Elaine M.

An alphabetical enumeration of individual traits that make children--and others--unique features talents and abilities from the autism spectrum.
Lears, Laurie

A young girl realizes how much she cares for her autistic brother Ian when he gets lost at the park.
Walsh, Melanie

Isaac may look like everyone else, but he actually has superpowers that make him different from his brother and his classmates. Some kids don't understand that and call him names. But Isaac's superhero brain remembers loads of things. Even though he's not really a superhero--he has Asperger syndrome, he does love to play superheroes with his brother, who understands him.
Cocca-Leffler, Maryann

"Janine is one of a kind. She focuses on the positive while navigating life with disabilities. She makes a difference just by being herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Ely, Lesley

When a new boy with autism joins their classroom, the children try to understand his world and to include him in theirs.
Jude, Tracey

Mr. Topaz, the cat with class, went for a walk when his friend, Miss Tinky made him really mad! Go with him on his journey of self-discovery and relationship repair using the self-guided rhythm provided.
Lowell, Jamie
J616.85882 LOWEL

Will has autism. Even though that makes him different in some respects, like all kids he likes to have friends. Jamie is his best friend.
Peete, Holly Robinson

A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. Includes authors' note about autism.
Edwards, Becky

A boy describes some of the many feelings he has about his brother Sammy, who is autistic.
Hoopmann, Kathy

Ben's attempt to cope with his newly diagnosed Asperger Syndrome is complicated by the crash landing in his back yard of an alien who knows nothing about Earth's rules and norms.
Smith, Miriam
J618.9285882 SMITH

Presents an illustrated book with exercises for increasing social and communication skills for children with a diagnosis of autism.
Amenta, Charles A.
J618.9285882 AMENT

Step into Russell's World for an inside look at a real-life family as they share their photos and stories. Kids can see just what Russell and his family experience as well as the surprises and challenges that can come with autism.
Rustad, Martha E.H.
J618.9285882 RUSTA

Colorful photos show children with autism interacting with others in positive ways. Sensitive presentations give basic overviews for children who have or know children with autism.
Lancelle, Matthew
J618.9289 LANCE

A young boy with autism and his teacher use art to communicate emotions, questions, and behavioral issues. This book is a positive and encouraging example of a special relationship between two artists sharing a passion for art and life.
Sabin, Ellen
J616.85882 SABIN

The Autism Acceptance Book is an activity book, a conversation-starter, and an educational tool that teaches children about autism and the challenges faced by people with special needs.

Upon moving to a new apartment, twelve-year-old Lucy befriends an autistic boy who lives upstairs and, along with her friend Theo and a pampered pooch, takes Matthew on neighborhood adventures hoping to open him up to the world around them.
Larson, Elaine M
J618 .9285882 LARSO

An illustrated children's book teaching strategies on how to avoid having a behavioral meltdown in various situations. Page spreads show the impending danger of meltdown on the left and strategies for taming it on the right.
Day, Alexandra

Four-year-old Betsy, an autistic child, begins to improve after she sees a dove, one of the animals at her preschool, fly into the air. Based on a true story.
Larson, Elaine M.
J811.6 LARSO

Presents a collection of poems pointing out the variety of intellectual strengths and personality traits possessed by children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism.
Ursu, Anne

A shy boy named Oscar who works as the hand to a powerful magic worker becomes the only person who can save his village from an evil monster.
Ennis, Ryan R.

"At Parker Elementary, this is no ordinary school year for Katie. Fourth grade brings many changes, and she is not too sure about them. Knowing little about special needs, Katie feels uncomfortable when she is picked to be a helper in Mr. Appleton's class..."--Cover back.
Van Niekerk, Clarabelle
J616.858832 VANNI

A young boy named Sam, has difficulty at school and seems moody at home. When Sam is diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger syndrome, his family and teachers understand him better and learn how to help him succeed. Includes tips for parents, teachers and children on being with children who have Asperger's.
Morton, Clay and Gail Morton
J618.9285882 MORTO

Johnny is different. He is never exactly on time, he can't seem to stick to a routine and he often speaks in cryptic idioms. Johnny is neurotypical, but that's OK.