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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: April
Joe just wants to play pirates, but the other children notice that he only has one leg and start asking him a barrage of questions. A stunningly clever book with a clear message that someone who happens to be disabled is not a teaching tool, with practical advice for parents on handling questions about this.
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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 ...