Books we recommend

Many books that you already read to your children can serve as a chance to talk about differences with your child. But there are also many books that we encourage you to read to your kids.

For example a book about a particular medical condition can serve as a tool to help make the different something that is more familiar, and it can educate children about a medical condition they have never heard about.

Wonder: Ages 6+ (highly recommended)

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More Books by Author R.J Palacio (The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story, We’re All Wonders, 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts, Pluto: A Wonder Story, Shingaling: A Wonder Story, The Wonder Journal, Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories)

  • I am Lucy, by Carolina Sommer
  • Lucy has a baby brother, by Carolina and Mariana Sommer
  • Be Kind Silly, by Makayla and Lily Allison
  • Smile with Simon, by Patricia Simon
  • Simon and the Buddy Branch, by Patricia Simon
  • Have You FIlled Your Bucket Today, by Carol McCloud
  • The Judgemental Flower, by Julia Cook
  • Somos Un Arco Iris-We are a Rainbow, by Nancy Maria Grande Tabor
  • Shades of People, by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly
  • I Like Myself, by Karen Beaumont
  • We are all Wonders, by R.J. Palacio
  • Extraordanary Friends, by Fred Rogers
  • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell
  • You Be You, by Linda Kranz
  • It’s Okay to be Different, by Todd Parr
  • Off to the Park, by Stephen Cheethan
  • Susan Laughs, by Jeanne Willis
  • Catherine’s Story, by Geneveive Moore
  • Our Stripy Baby, by Gillian Shields
  • The Animal Boogle, by Debbie Harter
  • Dan and Diesel, by Charlotte Hudson
  • Why am I so Tired?: A First Look at Childhood Diabetes, by Patt Thomas
  • Noo-Noos, by Carol Thompson
  • Jump!, by Carol Thompson
  • Run!, by Carol Thompson
  • Snug, by Carol Thompson
  • Max the Champion, by Sean Stockdale and Alexander Strick
  • Ringo the Flamingo, by Neil Griffiths
  • I Can’t Hear Like You (Talking it Through), by Althea
  • The Deaf Musician, by Pete Seeger, and Paul Dubois Jacobs
  • Collywobble, by Malachy Doyle
  • Sweet Cranio Child, by Shelby Davidson
  • F is for Feelings, by Goldie Millar and Lisa Berger
  • I’m Like You and You Are Like Me, by Cindy Gainer
  • Same, but Little Different, by Kylie Dunstan
  • Topsy and Tim: Make a New Friend, by Jean and Gareth Adamson
  • Just Because, by Rebecca Elliot
  • The Black Book of Colours, by Menena Cottin
  • My Grampy Can’t Walk, by Vanita Oelschlager
  • Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors, by Lisa McCue
  • Love Monster, by Rachel Bright
  • Kindness is Cooler Mrs. Ruler, by Margery Cuyler
  • Be Who You Are, by Todd Parr
  • What Does it Mean to be Kind?, by Rana DiOrio
  • Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt DeLa Pena
  • Enemy Pie, by Derek Munson
  • Kindness Counts, by Bryan Smith
  • Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully, by Audrey Penn
  • My Secret Bully, by Trudy Ludwig
  • Exclamation Mark, by Amy Krouse Resenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
  • The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts, by Jan and Mike Berenstain
  • What Was I Scared Of?, by Dr. Seuss
  • Horton Hears a Who!, by Dr. Seuss
  • Horton Hatches the Egg, by Dr. Seuss
  • Incredible Me!, by Kathi Appelt
  • Yes: Life is Waiting. Are You Ready?, by Kobi Yamada
  • What Do You Do With An Idea?, by Kobi Yamada
  • You Can Be Anything!, by Charles M. Schulz
  • When I Feel Angry, by Cornelia Maude Spelman
  • Find Your Happy, by M.H. Clark
  • I’m Gonna Like Me, by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss
  • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, by Dr. Seuss
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