Bookmark: books and disability

Looking for information on disability and children's books? Bookmark is full of advice and book recommendations for families, teachers, librarians, authors and publishers. 

For more information about Bookmark, contact BookTrust's disability consultant Alexandra Strick.

Bookmark Book of the Month: April

Running on Empty

Author: S E Durrant Illustrator: Rob Biddulph (front cover)

Twelve-year-old AJ lives within a stone’s throw of the London Stadium, and his dream is to one day run there. However, his parents have learning difficulties, mounting bills, and are struggling to cope. A powerful book: convincing, uplifting and immensely readable.

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Asperger’s Syndrome and autism

Raising awareness and improving understanding

See our range of children's and teens' books that feature characters who are on the autistic spectrum or have Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Bookmark advice for:

Disability

Families, teachers and librarians

Advice on how to find inclusive books and why positive images of disability matter. 

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Disability

Writers, illustrators and publishers

Top tips on including positive images of disability in books, and what else the publishing industry can do to help.

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