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DISABILITY

see also under specific impairments

Cricketer - ARCHER, E

Dan was born with one hand, but he has adapted and found different ways of doing everyday things.  He is a great cricket fan and plays for three different teams.

Watts

2000

9780749636685

7+

We Can Do It! - DWIGHT, L

5 special children do the sorts of things that every child does.  Illustrated with photographs and featuring children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and a blind child.

Star Bright Books

1998

9781887734349

4+

Seal Surfer - FOREMAN, M

The story of a boy intertwined with the story of a seal.  The boy is in a wheelchair, but swims and surfs with the seal as they both grow up.

Andersen

1996

9780862646851

6+

I'm Special - GREEN, J

A very positive approach to special children.  It shows both children and adults with different disabilities, and what they can achieve.

Wayland

1999

9780750223577

4+

Rent-a-Friend - HUGHES, F

Danny's new next door neighbour has to use a wheelchair.  Danny discovers that his new friend can do just as much as he can.

Simon & Schuster

1994

9780750014793

7+

The King with Horse's Ears - MADDERN, E

The secret that the king has horse's ears is revealed accidentally but the king is relieved because now everyone knows.  The Moral - if you have something unusual about you, don’t be ashamed, be proud.

Frances Lincoln

2003

9780711219571

6+

Catherine’s Story - MOORE, G

A picture book to share that shows how all the things that make Catherine different, also make her special.

Frances Lincoln

2010

9781845076559

4+

Letang's New Friend - NAIDOO, B

Julie uses a wheelchair and has crutches, but she doesn't let this stop her doing things in school and playing with her friends.

Longman

1994

9780582121546

4+

Trouble for Letang and Julie - NAIDOO, B

A second story about Julie and Letang.  

Longman

1995

9780582121560

5+

Boots for a Bridesmaid - WILKINS, V A

Nicky doesn't want to be a bridesmaid but mum persuades her and surprises her by being a bridesmaid herself.  Mum is in a wheelchair throughout the story.

Tamarind

1995

9781870516303

6+

Dave and the Tooth Fairy - WILKINS, V

When Dave, who is a wheelchair-user, loses his wobbly tooth he comes up with an enterprising scheme to use his Grandad's false teeth, much to the surprise of his thoroughly modern tooth fairy.

Tamarind

1993

9781870516136

4+

Susan laughs - WILLIS, J

A delightful picture book in which Susan is up to all sorts of things at home and in the park. It isn't till the last page that we see that she uses a wheelchair.

Andersen

1999

9780862648961

4+

 
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