Autism can be difficult to explain or understand. Here are 20 books about autism just for kids.

20 Books About Autism for Kids

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We are a family of readers and we absolutely love having books in our house. I have a bookshelf in practically every room of the house and books are located nearly everywhere. To help my neurotypical child understand, we turned to books about autism. It’s also given me some thought about eventually writing my own book about autism. But, not just yet. For now, we will rely on this list and supplement as we go.

I’ve posted my Top 10 Books for Parents of Autistic Children and I’m working on a post specifically for parents of girls on the spectrum. But today I wanted to share a list of books about autism for kids. If you have children who are not on the spectrum, they may not understand right away. Or maybe you want to help the children at your local church or in your community understand. Whether you are looking for books for your friends or family members, I hope that this list of books about autism for kids will be of use to you.

Autism can be difficult to explain or understand. Here are 20 books about autism just for kids.

20 Books About Autism

20+ Books About Autism for Kids

Books are a great way to introduce concepts to younger children and one of the strategies that we use for developing a relationship between siblings.

Eventually I’m going to have to get a few of these for Squeaker and I’ve also thought of getting one or two for T & J. But, since Sweet B is with her dad on the weekends (when T & J are with us) I’m not sure if it would really make a difference anymore.

 

  1. A Friend Like Simon – Autism / ASD
  2. The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism
  3. My Brother Charlie
  4. What It Is to Be Me!: An Asperger Kid Book
  5. Ellie Bean the Drama Queen: A Children’s Book about Sensory Processing Disorder
  6. Everybody Is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters With Autism
  7. How to Talk to an Autistic Kid
  8. A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid’s Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism
  9. Armond Goes to a Party: A book about Asperger’s and friendship
  10. Russell’s World: A Story for Kids about Autism
  11. All About My Brother Who Has Autism
  12. My Little Social Story About Understanding Autism: Learning About Acceptance
  13. Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes
  14. My Brother is Autistic (Let’s Talk About It Books)
  15. Autism Through a Sister’s Eyes: A Book for Children about High-Functioning Autism and Related Disorders
  16. Waiting For Benjamin: A Story about Autism
  17. David’s World: A Picture Book about Living with Autism
  18. Tomas Loves…: A Rhyming Book About Fun, Friendship – and Autism
  19. Apples for Cheyenne: A Story about Autism, Horses and Friendship
  20. Sometimes My Brother: Helping Kids Understand Autism Through a Sibling’s Eyes
  21. Autism and Me: Sibling Stories
  22. My Brother is Different: A parents’ guide to help children cope with an Autistic sibling
  23. The Other Kid: A Draw It Out Guidebook For Kids Dealing With A Special Needs Sibling
  24. Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs
  25. Some Kids Have Autism (Understanding Differences)
  26. My Friend Has Autism (Friends with Disabilities)
  27. My Friend with Autism: Enhanced Edition with FREE CD of Coloring Pages!
  28. I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism
  29. Autism Is…? (Autism Is…? Books) (Volume 1)
  30. In My Mind: The World through the Eyes of Autism
  31. Ethan’s Story; My Life With Autism
  32. Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book
  33. Leah’s Voice
  34. Andy and His Yellow Frisbee (Woodbine House Special-Needs Collection)
  35. Taking Autism to School

While the majority of these are autism specific, there are a few that are for general special needs.

Either way I hope that you find this list of use. I’ve found that books are a great way to introduce a new concept to children, so why not use that with books?

Wanting to help kids understand more about ADHD? Check out these ADHD books for kids to teens.

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Kori

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Kori is a late diagnosed neurodivergent mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, and coach; Kori shares neurodivergent life in a neurotypical world while helping others to do the same. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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Echo
7 years ago

Thanks for the AWESOME book list!