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The Great Big Book of Families
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
How this book may help: Highlighting the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes, this book celebrates diversity, explaining how every personal situation is different. It's a good book for debunking the traditional storybook myth that happy families usually consist of mother, father and two children. It highlights how different humans are in other ways too, from the hobbies they choose, through to the way they think and what they choose to cook and eat.
The key theme running through the book is that every family is different, and that's OK. It shows... read more

Tags: single parent, multicultural, mother, grandparent, foster, father, family, diversity, being different, adoption, wheelchair

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The Copper Tree
Author: Hilary Robinson
Illustrator: Mandy Stanley
How this book may help: This book approaches the difficult subject of grief with sensitivity and sound judgement. The perfect story for children who have lost a much-loved figure in their life.
The story begins with a class of young children being told that their teacher, Miss Evans, is ill.... read more

Tags: bereavement, cancer, death, emotions, illness, sadness, treatment, wheelchair

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Ready, Steady, Grow!
Author: Sophie Piper
Illustrator: Georgie Birkett
How this book may help: Describing to the very young positive things they can do to help their bodies grow strong and healthy. May also reassure a child eager to 'be grown up' that each day, little by little, they are moving towards this. Personal safety issues, healthy eating and good hygiene are also touched upon.
This delightfully illustrated picture book advises the reader to take positive steps to make sure... read more

Tags: hygiene, health, growing up, exercise, eating, dressing, diversity, diet, wheelchair

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Susan Laughs
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: Celebrating the similarities between disabled and able-bodied children. Encouraging acceptance and tolerance of differences.
This book is written simply, with only a few words on each page, relying heavily on the... read more

Tags: disability, diversity, wheelchair

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It's Okay to be Different
Author: Todd Parr
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Reinforcing the view that being different is a positive thing.
From the same author as the animated TV show “Toddworld”, Todd Parr’s colourful and... read more

Tags: imaginary friend, diversity, disability, wheelchair

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Doctor (First Time)
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Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: Shows what to expect at the doctors.
The book shows lots of different children experiencing treatment and interaction with the doctor or... read more

Tags: needles, medicine, immunisation, eczema, doctor, asthma, treatment, wheelchair

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Hospital (First Time)
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Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: Shows what to expect in a hospital environment.
The book shows lots of different children experiencing treatment and interaction with nurses and... read more

Tags: doctor, health, hospital, illness, needles, operation, treatment, wheelchair

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The Animal Boogie
Author: Debbie Harter
Illustrator: Debbie Harter
How this book may help: Celebrating diversity, providing images of children of different ethnic backgrounds and wheelchair users.
Take a trip through the Indian Jungle with the animal boogie. A catchy tune and a CD accompany this... read more

Tags: multicultural, diversity, wheelchair

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Nursery (First Time)
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Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: A good choice of book to set a child's expectations of what happens at a nursery or playgroup. For children already attending, the simple conversational text and lively illustrations may encourage them to talk about their experiences there.
The book depicts some typical scenes from a day at nursery: getting ready, arriving at the... read more

Tags: nursery, playgroup, separation anxiety, wheelchair

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Max The Champion
Author: Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
How this book may help: Max is first and foremost a fun picture book about a sport-mad boy with a powerful imagination. It also tells us that deaf and disabled children can - and should - be included, both in stories and in life.
Sport-mad Max turns aspects of his daily routine into daydreams of major sporting events. As he... read more

Tags: being different, disability, exercise, wheelchair

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Best Friends: A Pop-up Book
Author: Tango Books
Illustrator: Mark Chambers
Publisher's summary: "A boy in a wheelchair and his best friend pretend they’re pirates on a ship, mountain climbers,..." read more

Tags: wheelchair

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Topsy and Tim: Make a New Friend
Author: Jean and Gareth Adamson
Illustrator: Jean Adamson
How this book may help: Educates young children on common aspects of physical disability and encourages tolerance and acceptance.
Publisher's summary: "Topsy and Tim are delighted to learn that their disabled friend Jenny is going to join their class...." read more

Tags: disability, friends, wheelchair

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Just Because
Author: Rebecca Elliott
Illustrator: Rebecca Elliott
How this book may help: Promoting tolerance and celebrating diversity. May help children to realise that those with disabilities can achieve as much as those who are able-bodied.
Publisher's summary: "'My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can't walk, talk, move around much, cook macaroni,..." read more

Tags: brother, being different, disability, love, sister, wheelchair

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My Grampy Can't Walk
Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator: Robin Hegan and Kristin Blackwood
How this book may help: A positive book which sends out the message that a person's disabilities need not define them. It would be a good choice for a child who has a family member in a wheelchair.
Publisher's summary: "Grampy can't walk anymore because he has multiple sclerosis. But that doesn't slow him down, or his..." read more

Tags: disability, grandparent, wheelchair

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Snug!
Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: A comforting board book that includes illustrations of a child wearing glasses and a wheel-chair user.
Publisher's summary: "What makes you feel snug? Is it being curled up in a blanket? Feeling safe in your cosy bed? Being..." read more

Tags: disability, diversity, glasses, wheelchair

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