Deaf Awareness Week

Feeling Great

This booklist includes children's 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.

  • Song for a Whale

    Author: Lynne Kelly

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Song for a Whale

    Author: Lynne Kelly

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

    A baleen whale's unique 55-hertz frequency means he cannot communicate with other whales, and 12-year-old Iris is determined to he…

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  • Harriet Versus the Galaxy

    Author: Samantha Baines Illustrator: Jessica Flores

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Harriet Versus the Galaxy

    Author: Samantha Baines Illustrator: Jessica Flores

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

    When Harriet is hunting for her hearing aid under the bed, the last thing she expects to find is an alien. Soon, she is working al…

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  • Feeling Great

    Author: Ailie Busby

    Interest level: 1-2

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  • Feeling Great

    Author: Ailie Busby

    Interest level: 1-2

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    One of the Just Like Me series, this colourful board book with flaps to lift encourages very young children to find out all about …

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  • Max and the Millions

    Author: Ross Montgomery

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Max and the Millions

    Author: Ross Montgomery

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

    When a school caretaker mysteriously disappears, leaving behind a small pile of sand, a student is drawn into an extraordinary adv…

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  • The Silent Striker

    Author: Pete Kalu

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • The Silent Striker

    Author: Pete Kalu

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    Marcus lives and breathes football. He might even have the makings of a professional player. But Marcus' life is about to change. …

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  • Fairy Magic

    Author: Cerrie Burnell Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Fairy Magic

    Author: Cerrie Burnell Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 6+

    Isabelle has discovered a fairy called Summer-Blue in a hidden magical world at the bottom of her garden... But will she be able t…

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  • Lucy: Loud and Clear

    Author: Laila Lavan Illustrator: Beatriz Iglesias

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Lucy: Loud and Clear

    Author: Laila Lavan Illustrator: Beatriz Iglesias

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    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…

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  • Freddie and the Fairy

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Karen George

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Freddie and the Fairy

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Karen George

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    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 wish…

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  • Noo-Noos

    Author: Carol Thompson

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Noo-Noos

    Author: Carol Thompson

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

    Every young child has a noo-noo. It’s that scruffy piece of well-loved fabric, fur, plastic or rubber, that goes everywhere …

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  • Ketchup Clouds

    Author: Annabel Pitcher

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

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  • Ketchup Clouds

    Author: Annabel Pitcher

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

    Fifteen-year-old Zoe attempts to come to terms with a dark secret by writing letters to a murderer awaiting execution on Death Row…

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  • Max the Champion

    Author: Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick Illustrator: Ros Asquith

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Max the Champion

    Author: Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick Illustrator: Ros Asquith

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    This inclusive book is about a boy who loves sport, his friends, and school - and has a vivid imagination

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  • What the Jackdaw Saw

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • What the Jackdaw Saw

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 6+

    A highly entertaining book with an inclusive cast of characters, providing an introduction to sign language to all children.

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  • River of Ink: Genesis

    Author: Helen Dennis

    Interest level: 9-13

    Reading age: 9+

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  • River of Ink: Genesis

    Author: Helen Dennis

    Interest level: 9-13

    Reading age: 9+

    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 hi…

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