Samantha Baines on challenging hearing loss stereotypes in her book Harriet Versus the Galaxy 06/11/2019
Comedian and author Samantha Baines has written a super-fun adventure for children, wit...
Writing fiction about ADHD: 'I want children to see that it doesn’t have to be a negative thing' 02/10/2019
October is ADHD Awareness Month. Here, author Victoria Williamson talks to Alex Strick ...
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: March
Pablo finds the noise at his cousin's party overwhelming, but his imaginary friends are there to help him make sense of the situation. This empowering book and TV series competently reflect neurodiversity and has been developed by writers who are themselves on the autistic spectrum.
Blogs and articles on disability and books
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 ...