Autism

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome; Kathy Hoopman; 2006. Cats are captured striking poses throughout the book that are intended to illustrate the many characteristics of Asperger syndrome.

The Kaleidoscope Kid; Elaine Marie Larson. This book contains poems about the strengths of children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism.

Tobin Learns to Make Friends; Diane Murrell; 2001. Tobin the train needs to lean important skills to make friends.

The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism; Ellen Sabin; 2006. This book shows off the reader's accomplishment of learning to understand, accept, and be a good friend to children with autism.

All About My Brother; Sarah Peralta. A sweet, realistic look at how the life of a typically developing child is affected by having a sibling with autism.

Buster and the Amazing Daisy: Adventures with Asperger Syndrome; Nancy Ogaz. A story of hope, tolerance and ultimate success as Daisy uses her special talents to build meaningful friendships.

Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge; Barbara Firestone; 2007. A collection of reality-based vignettes of families living with autism.

Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; 2006. Told through the voice of a fictional eight-year-old autistic boy, this book offers an original way to make history interesting to read.

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of An Autistic Savant; Daniel Tammet; 2007. A memoir of a 29-year-old Englishman best known for his special relationship with numbers.

Adapted from: Laura Jana Contemporary Pediatrics Vol. 25, No. 10; October 2008

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