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All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. Kathy Hoopmann, $18.95 (ages 7+)

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome, drawing inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS. Delightful colour photographs of cats bring to life familiar characteristics such as sensitive hearing, scampering at the first sign of being stroked, and particular eating habits. Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS. This engaging book is an ideal, gentle introduction to the world of AS.


Andy and His Yellow Frisbee. Mary Thompson, $21.50 (ages 5-8)

This story brings a message of tolerance and acceptance to young readers. It will appeal to those not only interested in autism but anyone who's experienced being the new kid in school or the child who's struggled in making friendships. (ages 6-10)


The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism. Ellen Sabin, $25.95 (ages 8-14)

An interactive, educational and character-building book that introduces children to the challenges faced by people with autism while also supporting their personal journey toward appreciating and respecting people's differences. The 62-page spiral-bound book offers educational information, conversation-starters, and engaging exercises that invite children to “walk in someone else's shoes” as they learn to treat others the same ways they would like to be treated themselves.

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AUTISTIC? How Silly is That!  Lynda Farrington Wilson, $13.50

There's more to this boy than being autistic. This delightful picture book goes beyond labels and reminds us all that children with autism are KIDS first!


A Book About What Autism Can Be Like. Sue Adams, $17.95 (Gr. 1-4)

Chris and Andrew are good friends. They are the same in many ways — but they are also very different. Chris has autism and shares his view of the world with the reader with simple text and line drawings.


Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide for Friends and Family. Jude Welton, $14.95 (ages 7-15)

This is the story of Adam, a young boy with Asperger Syndrome, who invites young readers to learn about AS from his perspective. Adam tells the reader what AS is, what it feels like to have it and how to help children with AS by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This illustrated book is ideally suited for boys and girls between 7 and 15 and also serves a as an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

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Friends Learn About Tobin. Diane Murrell, $23.95 (ages 4-6)

Tobin’s friends are learning to understand him as they come to accept and appreciate his differences.


I See Things Differently: a First Look at Autism. Pat Thomas, $9.50 (Ages 4-8) 

This book will help children understand what autism is and how it affects someone who has it. A wonderful catalyst for discussion that will help children to better understand and support autistic classmates or siblings. The story line is simple and easily accessible to younger children, who will learn that exploring the personal feelings around social issues is a first step in dealing with them.


Inside Asperger’s Looking Out. Kathy Hoopmann, $18.95 (ages 7+)

INSIDE ASPERGER'S LOOKING OUT follows in the best-selling footsteps of Kathy Hoopmann's All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD. Through engaging text and full-color photographs, this book shows neurotypicals how Aspies see and experience the world.

Each page brings to light traits that many Aspies have in common, from sensitive hearing and an aversion to bright lights and strong smells, to literal thinking and difficulty understanding social rules and reading body language and facial expressions. At the same time, the book highlights and celebrates the unique characteristics that make those with Asperger's Syndrome special.

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Is It OK to Ask Questions about Autism? Abi Rawlins, $25.95 (ages 5-11)

Through autism awareness workshops in schools, the authors have compiled the most common questions on the subject. Based on real questions raised by children aged 5-11, this book provides direct answers as well as strategies for continuing the discussion to increase autism awareness in primary school settings.


My New School: a Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School. Melissa Trautman, $29.95

Venturing into the unknown can be scary and when it comes to changing schools, it helps to have a plan. This workbook is a practical guide that will ease the transition and help you to make new friends.


Quinn at School: Relating, Connecting and Responding at School, a Book for Children Ages 3-7. Rick Warren, $22.50

Meet Quinn — an irresistible young child who is trying to learn the "ropes" of social interactions at school. Colorful illustrations, interactive activities and a fun poster make this educational tool more than just a good story!

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Some Kids Have Autism. Lola Schaefer, $7.95 (Preschool to Grade 2)

Text and photographs describe children who have autism.


Taking Autism to School. Andreanna Edwards, $16.50 (ages 7-10)

This book educates children about autism, a complex and often misunderstood condition. Told by Angel, whose friend Sam is autistic, the story describes the common characteristics of autism.


What Is It Like to Be Me? A Book about a Boy with Asperger's Syndrome. Alenka Klemenc, Illustrated by Urša Rožic, $25.95

Join Greg, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS), as he tells us all about the world as he sees and experiences it. We learn about all the things he loves, including his routine and numbers, as well as his special interest in batteries. Greg also tells us about the things that he finds challenging, from a change in his beloved routine to reading facial expressions, and how these things can sometimes leave him upset and overwhelmed. By explaining the way he feels and how best to calm him down when it all gets too much, Greg helps us to understand AS and how it affects the way he views the people and objects around him.

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Complete Booklist

Adam's Alternative Sports Day. Jude Welton, $25.95 (ages 7-11)

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. Kathy Hoopmann, $18.95 (ages 7+)

Andy and His Yellow Frisbee. Mary Thompson, $21.50 (ages 5-8)

The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism. Ellen Sabin, $25.95 (ages 8-14)

A Book About What Autism Can Be Like. Sue Adams, $17.95 (ages 6-9)

Can I Tell You about Asperger Syndrome? A Guide for Friends and Family. Jude Welton, $14.95 (ages 7-15)

Do You Understand Me? My Life, My Thoughts, My Autism Spectrum Disorder. Sofie Koborg Brosen, $27.95 (ages 9-15)

Friends Learn About Tobin. Diane Murrell, $23.95 (ages 4-6)

I See Things Differently: a First Look at Autism. Pat Thomas, $9.50 (ages 4-8)

Inside Asperger’s Looking Out. Kathy Hoopmann, $18.95 (ages 7+)

Is It OK to Ask Questions about Autism? Abi Rawlins, $25.95 (ages 5-11)

My Best Friend Will. Jamie Lowell & Tara Tuchel, $28.95 (8-12)

My New School: a Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School. Melissa Trautman, $29.95

Quinn at School: Relating, Connecting and Responding at School. Rick Warren, $22.50 (ages 3-7)

Some Kids Have Autism. Lola Schaefer, $7.95 (ages 3-7)

Taking Autism to School. Andreanna Edwards, Illustrated by Tom Dineen, $16.50 (ages 7-10)

What Is It Like to Be Me? A Book about a Boy with Asperger's Syndrome. Alenka Klemenc, Illustrated by Urša Rožic, $25.95 (ages 8-13)

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For related titles, see our booklists on:

Autism Featured Books Kids; Asperger Syndrome Resources for Children & Teens; Autism Social Thinking; Autism Video & Audio; Asperger Syndrome AV Resources

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