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 20 Books About Autism for Kids 1
  2. The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 2
  3. My Brother Charlie20 Books About Autism for Kids 3
  4. What It Is to Be Me!: An Asperger Kid Book20 Books About Autism for Kids 4
  5. Ellie Bean the Drama Queen: A Children’s Book about Sensory Processing Disorder20 Books About Autism for Kids 5
  6. Everybody Is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters With Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 6
  7. How to Talk to an Autistic Kid20 Books About Autism for Kids 7
  8. A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid’s Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 8
  9. Armond Goes to a Party: A book about Asperger’s and friendship20 Books About Autism for Kids 9
  10. Russell’s World: A Story for Kids about Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 10
  11. All About My Brother Who Has Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 11
  12. My Little Social Story About Understanding Autism: Learning About Acceptance20 Books About Autism for Kids 12
  13. Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes20 Books About Autism for Kids 13
  14. My Brother is Autistic (Let’s Talk About It Books)20 Books About Autism for Kids 14
  15. Autism Through a Sister’s Eyes: A Book for Children about High-Functioning Autism and Related Disorders20 Books About Autism for Kids 15
  16. Waiting For Benjamin: A Story about Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 16
  17. David’s World: A Picture Book about Living with Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 17
  18. Tomas Loves…: A Rhyming Book About Fun, Friendship – and Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 18
  19. Apples for Cheyenne: A Story about Autism, Horses and Friendship20 Books About Autism for Kids 19
  20. Sometimes My Brother: Helping Kids Understand Autism Through a Sibling’s Eyes20 Books About Autism for Kids 20
  21. Autism and Me: Sibling Stories20 Books About Autism for Kids 21
  22. My Brother is Different: A parents’ guide to help children cope with an Autistic sibling20 Books About Autism for Kids 22
  23. The Other Kid: A Draw It Out Guidebook For Kids Dealing With A Special Needs Sibling20 Books About Autism for Kids 23
  24. Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs20 Books About Autism for Kids 24
  25. Some Kids Have Autism (Understanding Differences)20 Books About Autism for Kids 25
  26. My Friend Has Autism (Friends with Disabilities)20 Books About Autism for Kids 26
  27. My Friend with Autism: Enhanced Edition with FREE CD of Coloring Pages!20 Books About Autism for Kids 27
  28. I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism 20 Books About Autism for Kids 28
  29. Autism Is…? (Autism Is…? Books) (Volume 1)20 Books About Autism for Kids 29
  30. In My Mind: The World through the Eyes of Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 30
  31. Ethan’s Story; My Life With Autism20 Books About Autism for Kids 31
  32. Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book20 Books About Autism for Kids 32
  33. Leah’s Voice20 Books About Autism for Kids 33
  34. Andy and His Yellow Frisbee (Woodbine House Special-Needs Collection)20 Books About Autism for Kids 34
  35. Taking Autism to School20 Books About Autism for Kids 35

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 an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. 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 provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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Echo
6 years ago

Thanks for the AWESOME book list!

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