I continue to spend a lot of time trying to find books (and comics) which have disabled characters and these are seven of the best for primary school age kids. They cover a range of characters and impairments. I’d say they’d suit roughly ages 5-8. These are a bit too long or complicated for Molly (age 4) but have been good for Max (now 8) and some are still interesting for Ben (age 10). Let me know if you know of any other books with disabled characters that you love!
I have put online shop links by each one.
Buy I Am Not A Label by Cerrie Burnell, Lauren Baldo from Bookshop.org here
Buy A Kids Book About Disabilities by Kristine Napper here
Buy Stephen Hawking by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Matt Hunt here
Buy Don’t Call Me Special by Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker here
Buy Not So Different by Shane Burcaw, Matt Carr here
Buy The Girl Who Thought in Pictures by Julia Filey Mosca, Daniel Rieley here
Buy Department of Ability comic by White, Scrivens, Jones here
I have spent a lot of time trying to find books which have disabled characters and these are ten of the best. They cover a range of characters and impairments. My daughter Molly (age 4) loves all of these but they’re probably a bit too young for my sons Max (age 8) and Ben (age 10). Some of them are quite old and only available secondhand. Some are published in the UK and some are from America. Let me know if you have any other books with disabled characters that you love.
I have put Waterstones or Amazon links where I can, but of course some of them will be available from your local bookshop (you could try my favourite one here)