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Books For and About Children Living With Autism

From teaching about children with differences to supporting your child living with autism, read these books that can help -- across all ages.
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The Way I Feel
by Janan Cain Illustrated by Janan Cain

Feelings are a normal part of life for children as well as adults, believes author Janan Cain, who wanted kids both to understand the concept of emotions and be able to express their feelings with words.

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My Brother Charlie
by Ryan Elizabeth Peete , Holly Robinson Peete Illustrated by Shane Evans
Callie is very proud of her brother Charlie. He”s good at so many things — swimming, playing the piano, running fast. And Charlie has a special way with animals, especially their dog, Harriett. But sometimes Charlie gets very quiet. His words get locked inside him, and he seems far away.
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Picture Book: $11.89

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Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism
by Sy Montgomery

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.

While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.

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Same but Different
by Ryan Elizabeth Peete , RJ Peete , Holly Robinson Peete
Being a teen is hard enough. But when you have autism, or your sibling is struggling with the condition, life can be a topsy-turvy ride. What happens when you come face to face with dating, parties, sports, body changes, school, and kids who just don't get you?
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Hardcover Book: $12.59

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by Cynthia Lord
This 2007 Newbery Honor Book is a humorous and heartwarming debut about feeling different and finding acceptance.
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability.
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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Hardcover Book: $11.19

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Ian's Walk
by Laurie Lears Illustrated by Karen Ritz
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Marcelo in the Real World
by Francisco X. Stork
A novel that challenges the boundaries of autism. This summer, Arturo Sandoval declares, his son Marcelo will learn about the real world. He will work in the mailroom of Arturo's law firm. He will interact with everyone in the office.
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Hardcover Book: $12.59

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Paperback Book: $7.99

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by Ann O. Squire

Autism affects millions people around the world by limiting their ability to communicate and interact socially with other people. Some face minor difficulties, while others are so severely affected that they require special assistance throughout their lives.

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Looking After Louis
by Lesley Ely Illustrated by Polly Dunbar
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