Books on: Allergies

Books about allergies, including hay fever and food allergies

My Seaside Adventure: Nut Free
Author: Hailey Phillips
Illustrator: Ivana Zorn
How this book may help: An appealing and positive book which teaches children about food allergies, and provides children who have an allergy with strategies to keep them safe and well.
Woot and his magical lunchbox go on a nut-free adventure to the seaside. He meets plenty of friends... read more

Tags: diet, eating, food allergies, health


My Zoo Adventure (dairy free)
Author: Hailey Phillips
Illustrator: Ivana Zorn
How this book may help: An appealing and positive book which teaches children about food allergies, and provides children who have an allergy with strategies to keep them safe and well.
Didge and her magical lunchbox go on a dairy-free adventure to the zoo, meeting plenty of friends... read more

Tags: food allergies, eating, diet, health


My Picnic Adventure (wheat and gluten free)
Author: Hailey Phillips
Illustrator: Ivana Zorn
How this book may help: An appealing and positive book which teaches children about food allergies, and provides children who have an allergy with strategies to keep them safe and well.
Boffle and his magical lunchbox go on a wheat and gluten-free adventure to the seaside. He meets a... read more

Tags: diet, eating, food allergies, health


My Circus Adventure (egg free)
Author: Hailey Phillips
Illustrator: Ivana Zorn
How this book may help: An appealing and positive book which teaches children about food allergies, and provides children who have an allergy with strategies to keep them safe and well.
Minoo and his magical lunchbox go on a egg-free adventure to the circus. He meets plenty of friends... read more

Tags: diet, eating, food allergies, health

Rachel Has Eczema
Author: Jenny Leigh
Illustrator: Woody Fox
How this book may help: Informing young children about eczema and how it is commonly treated. Acknowledging the emotional and physical distress some children with skin conditions may experience and providing a positive outcome at the end of the story.
Rachel Rhino and her family have just moved house and are having lunch with the Frog family, their... read more

Tags: illness, health, eczema, treatment

Freddy Meets Ginger: The Fox Who Was Allergic to Eggs
Author: Josie Warburton
Illustrator: Josie Warburton
How this book may help: This is a gentle and informative picture book for young children about severe food allergy and anaphylaxis.
Freddy the mouse meets Ginger Fox, who is severely allergic to eggs. This means he can't eat or... read more

Tags: medicine, injections, illness, health, friends, food allergies, doctor, needles

Freddy Meets Isobel: The Mouse Who Was Allergic to Milk
Author: Josie Warburton
Illustrator: Josie Warburton
How this book may help: This picture book for young children contains information about food allergies.
Freddy the mouse's cousin Isobel is allergic to milk. Her allergy is severe enough that she can't... read more

Tags: doctor, food allergies, friends, health, injections, medicine, needles

Freddy Meets Nutmeg: The Squirrel Who Was Allergic to Nuts
Author: Josie Warburton
Illustrator: Josie Warburton
How this book may help: This is a gentle and informative picture book for young children about severe food allergy and anaphylaxis.
Freddy the Mouse meets Nutmeg, a squirrel who is severely allergic to nuts. Even touching a nut... read more

Tags: food allergies, friends, health, illness, injections, needles

Freddy Meets Bones: The Pirate Who Was Allergic to Fish
Author: Josie Warburton
Illustrator: Josie Warburton
How this book may help: This is a gentle and informative picture book for young children about severe food allergy and anaphylaxis.
Freddy the Mouse meets Bones the Pirate. Bones is sad because he his severely allergic to fish,... read more

Tags: eating, friends, health, injections, medicine, needles

Freddy Goes Flying: The Important Lesson of Flying with an Allergy
Author: Josie Warburton
Illustrator: Josie Warburton
How this book may help: This picture book for young children is about travelling with a severe food allergy.
When Freddy the Mouse and Nutmeg the Squirrel visit the airfield, Nutmeg inadvertently becomes a... read more

Tags: eating, friends, health, holidays, injections, needles

Asthma (Talking It Through)
Author: Althea
Illustrator: Frances Cony
How this book may help: This book contains lots of information about the causes, symptoms and treatment of asthma. It is positive and realistic in style.
The book opens by emphasising that asthma is not catching. It describes some of the causes... read more

Tags: asthma, doctor, eczema, health, illness, medicine, pet

Lunch Boxes (Talking It Through)
Author: Althea
Illustrator: Chris O'Neill
How this book may help: Many different kinds of food and ways of eating healthily are shown to be fun and interesting. Diabetes, food allergies and vegetarianism are considered alongside broader concerns such as limiting sugary and fried food.
It is lunchtime at school and we see inside the lunch boxes of several children who all eat... read more

Tags: co-operation, eating, food allergies, illness

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