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What Is It Like to Be Me?: A Book About a Boy with Asperger's Syndrome

by Alenka Klemenc, Ursa Rozic, Katarina Kompan Erzar & Branka D Jurisic et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 10, 2013)

This charmingly illustrated book follows Greg, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS), as he tells us all about the world as he sees and experiences it, from his love of batteries to the challenges he faces...


Brotherly Feelings: Me, My Emotions, and My Brother with Asperger's Syndrome

by Sam Frender & Robin Schiffmiller Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 25, 2007)

This book explores the emotions commonly experienced by siblings of children with Asperger's Syndrome. With illustrations throughout, this book will help siblings to understand that their emotional responses...


Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

by Jennifer Elder & Marc Thomas Jessica Kingsley Publishers (December 16, 2005)

Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with AS, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson,...


Can I Tell You About Self-Harm?

by Pooky Knightsmith, Elise Evans & Jonathan Singer Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 18, 2018)

Meet Asher - a teenager who self-harms to manage their feelings when it all feels like too much. The latest in the best-selling Can I Tell You About... series describes what self-harm is, along with the wide...


Claire Wants a Boxing Name/Claire veut un nom de boxe

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (July 31, 2017)

Claire knows that her mom and other women at the Toronto Girls Boxing Club have really cool boxing names. They have names like Slice n' Dice and Eraser. Getting a boxing name is a big honor. Can Claire show...


Neema Wants To Learn/ Neema Anataka Kujifunza: A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-Determination/Hadithi ya Kweli Inayohamasisha Ushirikiano na

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (July 24, 2017)

Neema lives in the mountains of Lushoto, Tanzania. Her day is full of fun. She tricks Joseph. She helps Mama Eduma. She sings with the children. She is always looking for ways to learn.

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I Don't Know If I Want a Puppy/Yo no sé si quiero un perrito

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (June 08, 2017)

It seems like all boys want a puppy.  But not Ethan!  He’s happy playing with his cars.  His older brothers have a different idea. They talk Mom and Dad into getting them a puppy.  It’s a good thing...


Claire Wants A Boxing Name

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (June 21, 2017)

Claire knows that her mom and other women at the Toronto Girls Boxing Club have really cool boxing names. They have names like Slice n' Dice and Eraser. Getting a boxing name is a big honor. Can Claire show...


MyaGrace Wants To Make Music/MyaGrace quiere hacer música

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (December 30, 2016)

Everyone in MyaGrace’s family makes music.  MyaGrace plays the piano but it’s not the same. She wants to join her family when they are making music. How is she going to figure this out? Fortunately, MyaGrace...


I Want To Be Like Poppin' Joe/Yo quiero ser como Joe Palomitas

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (June 08, 2017)

Dylan has an awesome friend. His friend, Poppin’ Joe pops and sells popcorn. Poppin’ Joe has a very fun job. It’s noisy fun! Dylan learns from Poppin’ Joe how to do a job you love.

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Marco and I Want To Play Ball/Marco y yo queremos jugar al béisbol

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (June 08, 2017)

Isiah and Marco share their love of baseball. Who’s going to hit the ball farther? Who’s going to hit the ball higher? Whose ball will hit the barn? Cousins like to tease and play, when Grandpa is pitching....


OE Wants It To Be Friday/ OE quiere que sea viernes

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (March 21, 2017)

OE is counting down the days until Friday. It’s her favorite day of the week. Each day she has fun, but she knows she will have fabulous fun on Friday. She can’t wait for her special time with Dad and her...


Waylen Wants To Jam/ Waylen quiere improvisar

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (March 21, 2017)

Playing the drum is so much fun. Waylen could do that all day long. But learning to be in a drumline is different. How will Waylen learn to drum with his line? What happens when Waylen is jamming?

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MyaGrace Wants To Get Ready/MyaGrace quiere alistarse

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (December 30, 2016)

MyaGrace loves music and dancing. Her school is having a big dance and she wants to go with her friend Emily. She has so much to do to get ready. What should she wear? How should she fix her hair? What color...


Kaitlyn Wants To See Ducks/Kaitlyn quiere ver patos

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (June 08, 2017)

Kaitlyn loves ducks.  Her family loves all the animals. Seeing those apes and lions and elephants and goats and giraffes and bears, just isn’t what Kaitlyn wants to do.  What’s a girl to do, when it’s...


Matteo Wants To See What's Next

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (June 08, 2017)

Matteo and Cristian love to spend the day with their friend Rebecca. Today, Rebecca has a surprise for them. Matteo can't wait to see it! He's on the move as they explore their favorite museum.

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Onika Wants To Help

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (June 08, 2017)

Onika Wants To Help was written by Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier with photography by Mary Birdsell.  It is a non-fiction picture book.

Onika is a teenager with intellectual disabilities. The...


Colors On Our Papers/Rangi Za Makaratasi Yetu

by Mary Birdsell & Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier Finding My Way Books (June 08, 2017)

This is a color concept book by Mary Birdsell and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier. Are colors the same all around the world? See what colors kindergarteners in Tanzania are choosing as they color their school papers....


Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Francis Tabone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 04, 2016)

One out of every 68 persons is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In addition, about 1 percent of the world population is afflicted with this condition. There is a vast amount of conjecture surrounding...


MyaGrace Wants To Get Ready

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (November 28, 2016)

MyaGrace loves music and dancing. Her school is having a big dance and she wants to go with her friend Emily. She has so much to do to get ready. What should she wear? How should she fix her hair? What color...


MyaGrace Wants to Make Music

by Mach Meserve Jo, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (April 20, 2017)

Everyone in MyaGrace's family makes music. MyaGrace plays the piano but it's not the same. She wants to join her family when they are making music. How is she going to figure this out? Fortunately, MyaGrace...


I Want To Be Like Poppin Joe

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (April 18, 2017)

Dylan has an awesome friend. His friend, Poppin' Joe pops and sells popcorn. Poppin' Joe has a very fun job. It's noisy fun! Dylan learns from Poppin' Joe how to do a job you love.

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Kaitlyn wants to see ducks

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (April 18, 2017)

Kaitlyn loves ducks.  Her family loves all the animals. Seeing those apes and lions and elephants and goats and giraffes and bears, just isn’t what Kaitlyn wants to do.  What’s a girl to do, when it’s...


OE Wants It To Be Friday

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (April 18, 2017)

OE is counting down the days until Friday. It’s her favorite day of the week. Each day she has fun, but she knows she will have fabulous fun on Friday. She can’t wait for her special time with Dad and her...


Marco and I Want To Play Ball

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (April 18, 2017)

Isiah and Marco share their love of baseball. Who’s going to hit the ball farther? Who’s going to hit the ball higher? Whose ball will hit the barn? Cousins like to tease and play when Grandpa is pitching....


I Don't Know if I Want a Puppy

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (April 18, 2017)

It seems like all boys want a puppy. But not Ethan! He’s happy playing with his cars. His older brothers have a different idea. They talk Mom and Dad into getting them a puppy. It’s a good thing that...


Waylen Wants To Jam

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (April 18, 2017)

Playing the drum is so much fun. Waylen could do that all day long. But learning to be in a drumline is different. How will Waylen learn to drum with his line? What happens when Waylen is jamming?

Finding My...


Can I tell you about Eczema?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Julie Collier, Apsley & Margaret Cox Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 21, 2015)

Meet Helen - a girl with eczema. Helen invites readers to learn about this skin condition from her perspective, describing how it feels to have itchy and inflamed skin nearly all the time. She explains how different...


Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Phil Christie, Ruth Fidler, Jonathon Powell & Judith Gould Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 21, 2015)

Meet Issy - an 11-year-old girl with pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. Issy invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand...


Caged in Chaos: A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free Updated Edition

by Victoria Biggs & Jo Todd Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 21, 2014)

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this practical guide helps young adults with dyspraxia and those around them get to grips with the social, physical and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination...


Sisterhood of the Spectrum: An Asperger Chick's Guide to Life

by Jennifer Cook O'Toole & Anne-Louise Richards Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 21, 2015)

Spectrum gals, ever wished you had a handbook to help navigate the confusing world of teenage girlhood? Look no further! Aspie-in-the-know, Jennifer Cook O'Toole provides just that with her inspirational guide...


It's Not a Perfect World, but I'll Take It

by Jennifer Rose Skyhorse (May 24, 2016)

Jennifer Rose is autistic. She’s also a college student who loves reading, writes fan fiction, and wants to be on TV someday. She sees the world a little differently than most people around her. She’s had...


Far from the Tree

by Andrew Solomon & Laurie Calkhoven Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 25, 2017)

From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Solomon comes a stunning, poignant, and affecting young adult edition of his award-winning masterpiece, Far From the Tree, which explores the impact of extreme differences...