Autistic Spectrum

My brother Sammy / Becky Edwards and David Armitage

A child can't understand why his brother Sammy goes to a different school and can't play with him properly.  A book that sensitively explores the feelings of loss and anger associated with having an autistic brother.
Age 3+

Looking after Louis / Lesley Ely

Louis’s classmates find a way to join him in his world by using imagination, kindness and a special game of football.
Age 4+

Blue bottle mystery : an Asperger adventure / Kathy Hoopmann

A wonderful insight into the world of a boy suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome, helping siblings / friends / classmates understand the condition, as well as reassuring children diagnosed with the condition.
Age 8+

Thomas has autism / Jillian Powell.
Follow a day in the life of Thomas.  He shows us his family, friends, school and club, and talks about how he copes with day-to-day situations.
Age 7+

When a book might help

Sharing stories about various situations can put a child’s mind at ease and make transitions and new experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.

Useful Organisation

National Autistic Society
Charity providing information about autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, and campaigning on behalf of people with autism