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Kids with Special Needs
Special stories about differently-abled kids.
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  Cover Art: Knockin' On Wood : Starring Peg Leg Bates Barasch, Lynne
Knockin' On Wood : Starring Peg Leg Bates
Presents a picture book biography of Clayton Peg Leg Bates, an African American who lost his leg in a factory accident at the age of twelve and went on to become a world-famous tap dancer.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: My Pal Victor Bertrand, Diane Gonzales
My Pal Victor
Two Latino boys experience a carefree relationship despite one boy's disability. Fun and friendship overpower physical limitations.
Spanish Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Black Book of Colors Cottin, Menena
The Black Book of Colors
This title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Brothers and Sisters Dwight, Laura
Brothers and Sisters
Like most brothers and sisters, the siblings in this book play together, compete with each other, and help one another. The only difference is that at least one member has a physical disability. See how they work together to overcome their problems, whatever the problems are.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Just Because Elliott, Rebecca
Just Because
A younger brother describes all the fun he has with the big sister he loves so much just because. He is enthusiastic about just how loving and special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the reader begin to realize that his sister has special needs and by then the reader just accepts, as he does, all the wonderful things about her.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: If You're so Smart How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi? Esham, Barbara
If You're so Smart How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi?
Introduces the mainstream student and educator to the world of the child who struggles academically. The main character discovers her father is dyslexic, as is one of her classmates-- and she tries to make sense of it.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Last to Finish : a Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class Esham, Barbara
Last to Finish : a Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class
Max Leonard is convinced that he will never succeed with memorizing his multiplication tables; and his brain "freezes" during timed tests. But to everyone's surprise, Max has been completing algebra problems sets in his spare time! Max, his parents and teachers are amazed by his math "potential."
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets Esham, Barbara
Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets
David Sheldon finds it difficult to pay attention and follow directions. His teacher, Mrs. Gorski, has had enough of David's brainstorms, but David "brainstorms" a way to manage his "wiggle fidgets."
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Stacey Coolidge's Fancy-smancy Cursive Handwriting Esham, Barbara
Stacey Coolidge's Fancy-smancy Cursive Handwriting
Carolyn has been practicing cursive handwriting, but is frustrated by her lack of success. Her classmate, Stacey Coolidge, has no problem with it, creating more self doubt for Carolyn. Carolyn's teacher finds a way to convince her that creative writing and cursive handwriting are two unrelated skills.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: ABC for You and Me Girnis, Margaret
ABC for You and Me
Photographs show children with Down's Syndrome in activities with objects corresponding to the letters of the alphabet.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Looking Out for Sarah Lang, Glenna.
Looking Out for Sarah
Describes a day in the life of a seeing eye dog, from going with his owner to the grocery store and post office, to visiting a class of school children, and playing ball. Also describes their three-hundred mile walk from Boston to New York.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Nathan's Wish : A Story about Cerebral Palsy Lears, Laurie
Nathan's Wish : A Story about Cerebral Palsy
A boy with cerebral palsy helps out at a raptor rehabilitation center and is inspired himself when an owl that cannot fly finds another purpose in life.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Pirate of Kindergarten Lyon, George Ella
The Pirate of Kindergarten
Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Peter the Knight with Asthma Matthies, Janna
Peter the Knight with Asthma
When he begins to cough and wheeze while pretending he is a knight slaying dragons, Peter is taken to the doctor and learns he has asthma and what he can do to control its symptoms.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: It's Ok to be Me! : Just Like You I Can Do Almost Anything ! Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer
It's Ok to be Me! : Just Like You I Can Do Almost Anything !
The story of a child in a wheelchair who explains how he can do almost anything that other children can do.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: My Brother is Autistic Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer
My Brother is Autistic
This book describes an autistic child from his brother's point of view. It talks about ways autistic kids can be helped and how they can better relate to their family and surroundings.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Zoom! Munsch, Robert N.
Zoom!
When Lauretta tries out a 92-speed, silver and gold, dirt-bike wheelchair, she gets a speeding ticket but also helps out her brother.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: My Brother Charlie Peete, Holly Robinson
My Brother Charlie
A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism. Charlie sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but in most ways is just like any other boy. Includes authors' note about autism.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Extraordinary Friends Rogers, Fred
Extraordinary Friends
Focuses on people who are different, who might use equipment such as wheelchairs or special computers, who are more like you than you might think, and suggests ways to interact with them.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Deaf Musicians Seeger, Pete
The Deaf Musicians
Lee, a jazz pianist, has to leave his band when he begins losing his hearing, but he meets a deaf saxophone player in a sign language class and together they form a snazzy new band.
Easy Picture Book
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