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Challenger Deep

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2015

by Neal Shusterman & Brendan Shusterman Quill Tree Books (April 21, 2015)

National Book Award and Golden Kite Award Winner

A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling...


Anything But Typical

by Nora Raleigh Baskin Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 24, 2009)

Told from the first-person perspective of an autistic boy, Nora Raleigh Baskin’s novel is an enlightening story for anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.

Jason Blake is an autistic twelve-year-old living...


Hurricane Wills

by Sally Grindley Sky Pony (July 15, 2012)

There's a hurricane smashing, trashing, bashing through our house. CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!" The hurricane is Wills, Chris's thirteen-year-old brother. He has ADHD. Having a brother who causes so much chaos around...


My Brother Sammy is Special

by Becky Edwards & David Armitage Sky Pony (November 21, 2011)

Sammy does not go to school with his older brotherSammy has to go to school on a special bus. The brothers cannot play in the park togetherSammy lies under the tree and watches the leaves. Sammy's brother is...


Since We're Friends

by Celeste Shally, David Harrington & Alison Singer Sky Pony (February 07, 2012)

  • Ideal for fans of My Brother Charlie, All My Stripes, and I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism 
  • A delightful autism story book
  • A sweet story about two friends and how they help each other

Matt's autism...


Amigos

by Walko Sky Pony (May 15, 2012)

The world can present many obstaclesfor people with a handicap, simply getting from place to place can be a major challenge. A dog named Pedro wants to explore the world but his lack of sight makes it too dangerous...


Damage

by A. M. Jenkins HarperTeen (August 25, 2009)

As the Pride of the Panthers, football star Austin Reid is a likable guy, good with the ladies. Lately though, he doesn't like his life -- or anything else -- so much. And the worst part is that he can't seem...


Pollyanna (Mermaids Classics)

by Eleanor H Porter eBookIt.com (May 18, 2013)

Pollyanna (1913) by Eleanor H Porter (1868-1920) is a classic children's novel based on a young orphan named Pollyanna who is sent to live with her strict aunty in New England town. Pollyanna transforms the...


Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible

by Suzanne Kamata GemmaMedia (April 20, 2013)

Anna and the French Kiss meets Stoner & Spaz in a contemporary young adult coming-of-age novel about a girl, her struggles, and her art. Aiko Cassidy is fifteen and lives with her sculptor mother in a small...


Dragon in the Clouds

by Rosemary Nelson Napoleon and Co (October 01, 1994)

The Okanagan summer stretches out in front of twelve-year-old Nikki like a sparkling rainbow, with lots of time to spend at the beach and with her horse, Ginger. When her cousin Trevor arrives in his wheelchair,...


Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet: A Story about Trouble with Toilet Training

by Jane Whelen-Banks Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 15, 2008)

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet illustrates the relationship between eating and excreting. It provides visual instructions on how to "relax and push". After much fanfare, Liam finally masters going 'poo' in the...


Lovable Liam: Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child

by Jane Whelen-Banks Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 15, 2008)

Liam is lovable even when he whines and won't eat his dinner. When people are cross with Liam, they still love him. Being cross will only last a minute. Love will last forever! Lovable Liam reminds parents to...


Liam Says "Sorry": Repairing an Encounter Gone Sour

by Jane Whelen-Banks Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 15, 2008)

In Liam Says "Sorry" Liam impulsively whacks his brother on the nose and ruins an otherwise joyful round of wrestling. Wanting desperately to resume the game and win favour with his brother, Liam accepts responsibility...


Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes: A Story about Losing with Grace

by Jane Whelen-Banks Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 15, 2008)

In Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes, lovable Liam learns that it is ok to feel disappointed if you don't win, but that it's not ok to moan or cry or throw things: sometimes you win and sometimes you don't. He learns...


Liam Says "Hi": Learning to Greet a Friend

by Jane Whelen-Banks Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 15, 2008)

In Liam Says "Hi" Liam manages to overcome his shyness and complete the steps necessary when greeting a friend at the front door. Vibrant, colourful and lively, this book's positive messages and advice are ideal...


Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty: Coping When Friends are Tactless

by Jane Whelen-Banks Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 15, 2008)

In Liam Knows What to do When Kids Act Snitty, lovable Liam finds out why his amazing feats of greatness are sometimes met with snide or snitty responses. He learns that when kids are snitty, it does not mean...


Anthony Best

by Davene Fahy & Carol Inouye Sky Pony (January 23, 2012)

Anthony Best is not like the other kids in his neighborhood. He screams at loud noises, doesn't like to be called "Tony," spins around in circles to have fun, and throws sand at kids in the sandbox. Other kids...


The Transcriber

by Kristen Witucki Gemma Open Door (January 15, 2013)

A spunky little brother deals with the disability of his sister in ways that are sometimes humorous, often touching, and always typical of sibling rivalry and reconciliation


The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Adam McCarthur Hachette Book Group (May 07, 2018)

Everybody's favorite kid comic, Jamie Grimm, is out to conquer the world--with laughter, of course!

Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's reached the top--he has his own smash hit TV show and he's...


The Way to Bea

by Kat Yeh & Dianne Down Hachette Book Group (September 19, 2017)

With a charming voice, winning characters, and a perfectly-woven plot, Kat Yeh delivers a powerful story of friendship and finding a path towards embracing yourself.

Everything in Bea's world has changed. She...


I Funny

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Frankie Seratch Hachette Book Group (December 10, 2012)

Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt,...


I Even Funnier

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Frankie Seratch Hachette Book Group (December 09, 2013)

The second installment of James Patterson's hilarious #1 bestselling I Funny series!

In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best...


Livvie Owen Lived Here

by Sarah Dooley Feiwel & Friends (August 16, 2010)

Olivia "Livvie" Owen feels things differently than her parents and two sisters. Livvie is autistic. Her family has had to move repeatedly because of her outbursts. When they again face eviction, Livvie is convinced...


Super Jake and the King of Chaos

by Naomi Milliner Running Press Kids (May 06, 2019)

A debut contemporary novel about 11-year-old aspiring magician Ethan, who discovers that heroes come in all sizes, and real magic can be found in the most unexpected places.

When life revolves around stressed-out...


The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever

by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein jimmy patterson (May 06, 2018)

After winning a national funny-kid competition and starring in his own TV show, kid comic Jamie Grimm is out to conquer the world -- with laughter, of course!

Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's...


I Funny: School of Laughs

by James Patterson & Jomike Tejido jimmy patterson (April 02, 2017)

To save his school library, Jamie Grimm teaches other kids how to tell jokes in a comedy class -- but it's tougher than he expects in this funny book for kids of all ages.

Teaching other kids how to be funny...


The Best Worst Thing

by Kathleen Lane Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 06, 2016)

Front door locked, kitchen door locked, living room windows closed. Nobody in the closet, nobody under the beds.

Still, Maggie is worried. Ever since she started middle school, she sees injustice and danger...


The Way to Bea

by Kat Yeh Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 18, 2017)

With a charming voice, winning characters, and a perfectly-woven plot, Kat Yeh delivers a powerful story of friendship and finding a path towards embracing yourself.

Everything in Bea's world has changed. She's...


Hello Goodbye Dog

by Maria Gianferrari & Patrice Barton Roaring Brook Press (July 24, 2017)

For Zara's dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with his favorite girl. So when Zara has to go to school, WHOOSH, Moose escapes and rushes to her side.

Hello, Moose!

Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed...


My Travelin' Eye

by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 31, 2008)

Jenny Sue's eyes are not the same as other people's eyes. Her right eye looks in one direction, while her left eye sometimes wanders. Jenny Sue has a travelin', lazy eye. Although it makes her different, it...


What Stars Are Made Of

by Sarah Allen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 30, 2020)

From debut author Sarah Allen comes a pitch-perfect, heartwarming middle grade novel about growing up, finding yourself, and loving people with everything you're made of.

Twelve-year-old Libby Monroe is great...


How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear?

by Vanessa Bayer & Rosie Butcher Feiwel & Friends (June 03, 2019)

From debut children's author Vanessa Bayer and illustrator Rosie Butcher, How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear? is a sweet picture book with advice for children--and adults--for dealing with a sick friend.

You...


Roll with It

by Jamie Sumner Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 01, 2019)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

“A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.” --R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder

In the tradition of Wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle...


Joe's New World

by Maria Farrer & Daniel Rieley Sky Pony (November 05, 2019)

There are times when only a polar bear will do . . .

When Joe’s parents told him the family would be moving, Joe took it in stride. Moving to a new house would be an adventure, nothing to worry about, right?...


The Great Upending

by Beth Kephart Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (March 31, 2020)

When a troubled children’s book author moves to their farm, two kids with troubles of their own hatch a scheme to swipe the ending of the final book in a bestselling series to get a reward from the book’s...


Mascot

by Antony John & Maxwell Glick HarperCollins (September 11, 2018)

This witty, heartfelt story about perseverance in the face of adversity is perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio, Cammie McGovern, and John David Anderson.

Noah Savino has been stuck in a wheelchair for months. He...


The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

by Leslie Connor & Andrew Eiden Katherine Tegen Books (June 05, 2018)

From the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Leslie Connor, comes a deeply poignant and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption,...


Stuck in Neutral

by Terry Trueman & Johnny Heller HarperCollins (July 24, 2012)

Shawn McDaniel's life is not what it may seem to anyone looking at him. He is glued to his wheelchair, unable to voluntarily move a muscle--he can't even move his eyes. For all Shawn's father knows, his son...


Life Happens Next

by Terry Trueman & Johnny Heller HarperCollins (August 21, 2012)

Stuck in Neutral, a Printz Honor Book, introduced the world to Shawn McDaniel, a fourteen-year-old kid with cerebral palsy. But what happens next?

Shawn's got a new perspective on life. But no one has a clue....


Just My Luck

by Cammie McGovern & Kirby Heyborne HarperCollins (February 23, 2016)

Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern's powerful and heartwarming middle grade novel will appeal to readers who loved R. J. Palacio's Wonder, Holly Sloan's Counting by 7s, and Lynda Mullaly Hunt's Fish...


Hello, Universe

by Erin Entrada Kelly, Ramón de Ocampo & Amielynn Abellera Greenwillow Books (March 14, 2017)

Winner of the Newbery Medal

"A charming, intriguingly plotted novel." --Washington Post

Acclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about...


A Boy Called Bat

by Elana K. Arnold & Patrick Lawlor Walden Pond Press (March 14, 2017)

The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, from acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles...


Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

by Sharon Creech & Donna Murphy HarperCollins (May 17, 2005)

"A heartfelt novel celebrating friendship and family ties." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Twelve-year-old Rosie and her best friend, Bailey, don't always get along, that's true. But Granny Torrelli seems...


The Nest

by Kenneth Oppel & Gibson Frazier Simon & Schuster Audio (October 06, 2015)

"The Nest leaves a lasting mark on the memory." --The New York Times Book Review

Steve just wants to save his baby brother--but what will he lose in the bargain? Kenneth Oppel's (Silverwing, The Boundless) haunting...


Out of My Mind

by Sharon M. Draper & Sisi Aisha Johnson Simon & Schuster Audio (March 29, 2016)

Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks.

Out of My Mind spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list!

“If...


All in Pieces

by Suzanne Young & Arden Hammersmith Simon & Schuster Audio (November 08, 2016)

From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes a “tremendously moving” (Booklist) novel about a girl struggling to deal with anger issues while taking care of her younger brother with special...


Roll with It

by Jamie Sumner & Candace Thaxton Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2019)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

“A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.” --R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder

In the tradition of Wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle...


Sunnyside Plaza

by Scott Simon & Lauren Fortgang Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 21, 2020)

Wonder meets Three Times Lucky in a story of empowerment as a young woman decides to help solve the mystery of multiple suspicious deaths in her group home.

Sally Miyake can't read, but she learns lots of things,...


The Outside of a Horse

by Ginny Rorby & Emily Bauer Blackstone Publishing (March 07, 2011)

“There’s nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.”—old English proverb

The stories Hannah Gale’s father told her of breaking wild horses in Nevada one glorious summer when...


Not If I See You First

by Eric Lindstrom & Lauren Fortgang Little, Brown Young Readers (December 01, 2015)

In the tradition of Gayle Forman and John Green comes this extraordinary YA debut about a blind teen girl navigating life and love in high school.

Parker Grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through...