Bookmark: disability and books

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

Me and My Sister

Author: Rose Robbins

A delightful insight into sibling life is delivered through appealing animal characters in this simple and effective picture book, reminding us that every child is different. 

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Blogs and articles on disability and books

Asperger’s Syndrome and autism

Check out our recommended books

Books are a great way to raise awareness and improve understanding of different experiences: this booklist features characters who are on the autistic spectrum or have Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Bookmark advice for:

Illustration of a deaf mother with her deaf child

Families, teachers and librarians

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

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Illustration of a disabled child playing with their dog

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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