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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: July
When 11 year old Addie, who is autistic, learns about the 16th century women who were persecuted for witchcraft, she starts to lobby for a local memorial in her small Scottish village. With the help of a new girl at school, she fights valiantly against injustice and oppression.
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Books with positive images of disability
Here are children's books useful for discussing disability and inclusive issues with young readers.
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Free books for children with additional needs
Our Bookstart programme gives free books to children under five with additional needs, whether your child is deaf (Bookshine), blind/partially sighted (Booktouch) or has a condition affecting their fine motor skills (Bookstart Star).
Get books and resources for special schools
Spark is a programme for special schools based in England, designed to inspire a love of stories and books in children with additional needs.
Resources for special educational needs
This guide is designed to support the books with a variety of ideas and advice to help you make the most of each title.
This Spark resource uses Professional Crocodile by Giovanna Zoboli and Mariachiara Di Giorgio as a springboard for a ...