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

The Key to Flambards

Author: Linda Newbery

After a car accident and her parents' divorce, Grace spends the holidays at Flambards, a quiet countryside arts centre. It’s a summer that will slowly change Grace’s feelings about her past, her future and her very place in the world. Readable and engaging. 

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Blogs and articles on disability and books

Down's syndrome awareness

Check out our recommended books

Around 750 babies in the UK every year are born with Down's syndrome. This equates to one in every thousand. Here’s a list of children's and young teen books that feature characters who have Down's syndrome.

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Bookmark advice for:

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Families, teachers and librarians

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

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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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