Deaf Awareness Week booklist
Deaf Awareness Week will fall in May 2018. The following booklist includes books that feature deafness as a key theme, books with a deaf protagonist, and books that happen to include children with hearing aids and cochlear implants, in a subtle and natural way.
Author: Laila Lavan Illustrator: Beatriz Iglesias
Lucy is deaf and Omar is rather flippantly pretending he can't understand her request. Lucy has to be creative if she is to find a solution.
Author: Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs Illustrator: R Gregory Christie
Publisher: Putman Juvenile US
Stylish artwork accompanies the story of a pianist who loses his hearing and his job, only to start a popular new band of deaf musicians.
Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Karen George
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Freddie rescues a fairy who offers to grant him his every wish. The only problem is that she can't hear very well, and so his wishes result in some unexpected surprises...
Author: Carol Thompson
Publisher: Child's Play
Every young child has a noo-noo. It’s that scruffy piece of well-loved fabric, fur, plastic or rubber, that goes everywhere with you...
Author: Chrissie Keighery
Fifteen year old Demi is starting a new school – always a nerve-racking experience. However, for Demi, it represents a time of far more dramatic change, as her new school is a college for deaf students, a recent case of Meningitis having left her profoundly deaf.
Author: Annabel Pitcher
Fifteen-year-old Zoe attempts to come to terms with a dark secret by writing letters to a murderer awaiting execution on Death Row.
Author: Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick Illustrator: Ros Asquith
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
This inclusive book is about a boy who loves sport, his friends, and school - and has a vivid imagination
Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
A highly entertaining book with an inclusive cast of characters, providing an introduction to sign language to all children.
Author: Pete Kalu
Publisher: Hope Road
Marcus lives and breathes football. He might even have the makings of a professional player. But Marcus' life is about to change. Neither a book 'about' deafness or disability, nor another stock football story, this is an uplifting and accessible read.
Author: Helen Dennis
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
River Boy is washed up on the banks of the River Thames, unable to find his voice or memory. The only things he can draw on are his visions and mysterious symbols. An exciting first book in a trilogy.