Thursday 7th March is World Book Day and we have lots of story books that are suitable for children of all ages available to borrow from our Library.
Sometimes by Rebecca Elliott
A colourful picture book for young children.
“Toby knows his sister Clemmie is very brave. When she has to go to hospital, they both have to help each other face their fears. Together they make hospital a much better place “.
Avery by Marta Altes
A lovely picture book for young children
“Avery is like other birds most of the time, but sometimes, feels a bit different. But Avery is not alone”.
The Five of Us by Quentin Blake
An illustrated story for young children
“Angie, Ollie, Simona, Mario and Eric are five fantastic friends, each of whom has an unusual ability. Disaster strikes on a day out to the countryside but, working together and combining their individual powers, the Fantastic Five save the day”.
5 to 8 year-olds
Ellie Bean the Drama Queen: how Ellie learned to keep calm and not overreact by Jennie Harding
A story explaining sensory processing disorder for 5 to 8 year olds.
“This cute children’s book offers insights into Ellie’s “dramatic” behaviours and provides easy sensory answers for parents and teachers alike. Ellies’s story brings home what it’s like to grow up with sensory issues and helps a child to understand that he or she is not alone”.
Ian’s Walk A Story About Autism by Laurie Lears
A story explaining autism for children aged 5 to 8
“Julie can’t wait to go to the park. But she’s not sure she wants to take her little brother, Ian, who has autism. Ian does things differently. At the park, he doesn’t like the tickle of a soft feather, but he loves to lie down and press his cheek against the hard sidewalk. It’s hard for Julie to understand Ian. But when he gets lost, Julie discovers that seeing the world differently, through Ian’s eyes, is the best way to find him”.
My Brother is Autistic by Jennifer Moore Mallinos
An illustrated story for siblings aged 5 to 8 who have a brother or sister with autism
“Having a brother with autism can sometimes be hard, especially when he freaks out in front of other kids at school. It can be so embarrassing! Maybe if the kids knew more about autism they’d stop teasing and making fun of Billy and just be nice”.
8 to 12 year-olds
Lulu and the Wishing Star by Pippa Fern
A heartwarming story about disability for children aged 8 to 12
“When Lulu and Sam make a wish to the Wishing Star, the young and trendy, guitar-playing fairy, Rock’n’roll-rockety-roo’ appears. She grants their wish (well… sort of) but in her rush to catch a rock concert, forgets to leave instructions. Can Lulu and Sam figure out their newfound powers in time to save their friend?”
Jumpin’ Johnny Get Back to Work! A Child’s Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity by Michael Gordon
A fun story explaining ADHD for 8 to 12 year olds
“This story is told by a youngster who truly struggles to achieve, but doesn’t always meet with success and acceptance. Although he moves through the day experiencing frustration and embarrassment, he still maintains his sense of humour and spirit of determination”.
The Panicosaurus by K I Al-Ghani
A story about managing anxiety for children with Asperger Syndrome aged 8 to 12
“Sometimes the Panicosaurus tricks Mabel’s brain into panicking about certain challenges, such as walking past a big dog on the street or when her favourite teacher is not at school. With the help of Smartosaurus, who lets her know there is really nothing to be afraid of, Mabel discovers different ways to manage Panicosaurus, and defeat the challenges he creates for her”.